Thule Gateway Trunk Mount Bike Rack Review - 2014 Chevrolet Cruze

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Review of the Thule Gateway Trunk Mount Bike Rack on a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze


Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Cruze we're going to be test fitting the Thule Gateway, a trunk mount 2-bike rack with adjustable arms, part number TH9006XT. To begin our test fit we'll first have to refer to the Thule fit guide or the included instructions to see what number we need to set our fit dial to. For this vehicle we'll set our fit dial to the number 7 and we'll go ahead and prepare to set the carrier onto the vehicle. The rear pads on the carrier should be resting directly on top of our rear bumper. We'll hook our top hooks to the front part of our trunk lid. It's a good idea to cinch these down a little bit to help hold our rack in place. We'll hook the bottom hooks to the lower part of our trunk lid and our side hooks to the side part of our trunk lid.

We'll want to locate these just above our taillights. Now we can go ahead and tighten down our straps. Once our straps are tight, our carrier is now secured to our vehicle. We'll secure our excess straps and then we're ready to load our bike. We'll flip out the gray levers located at each side of the carrier to swing out our cradle arms. We will want to make sure we have these level or slightly inclined to ensure proper fit for our bike.

To secure these into position we'll flip the gray levers back in. We'll now undo the cradle straps, grab our bike, place it into the frame cradles, and secure it with the straps. With our bike secure, we're ready to hit the road. That will complete today's test fit of the Thule Gateway, part number TH9006XT, on our 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. .


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