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Hollywood Racks Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

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Review of the Hollywood Racks Hitch Bike Racks on a 2018 Nissan Pathfinder


Hey, guys. Today we have a 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, and we're going to do a test with the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2 Bike Platform Rack. Now this is a hitch mounted bike rack. It mounts into your 2 inch or 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver, and allow you to carry up two bikes, to and from the trails. Now compared to other bike racks, in my opinion, in holds your bikes pretty steady. I really like how solid it is when it has it secured, just as it is if moving independently from the bike rack.It's gonna hold our bike in three different points.

One of the points is gonna be back here. We have a hook and loop strap securing the back wheel. We're gonna have the same thing up in the front, just those straps that are securing the wheels onto the wheel tray. Then up top, we're gonna have this padded frame hook. This is what really is putting a lot of that pressure down the bike, making it very sturdy.

This padding right here is gonna help protect your bike frame from any type of scratches or abrasions. The whole thing's just really putting downward force, forcing your bike down into the wheel trays.Now let's go ahead and take the bike off. You want to start with the hook and loop straps. They'll make stuff a lot easier. It works just like every other set of hook and loop.

Just tear it apart, pull it out. Now before we take the hook off, we're gonna come down here and pull this pin. This is gonna make unloading a lot easier. Just pull that pin out, and we'll have to lift that hook up. Now once we push on the button and lift up the hook, instead of having to maneuver around the center mass and our vehicle, we're just gonna fold it down.

That way we don't risk hitting our pedals, or anything like that, onto our vehicle.Then when you're done, you can fold it up. But I do want to point out that you can get hatch access when the bike rack is empty, and by folding down that arm because this bike rack doesn't tilt away. You can still access the trunk when it's empty. Now we'll just fold it back up and replace that pin. I'm also gonna pull these hooks down, just so they're below that top of the mast.Now with any hitch mounted accessory, you are gonna have added length to your vehicle. In the case of our Pathfinder, we're gonna measure from the bumper to the outermost point of our bike rack. We've added on about 26 inches to the back of our vehicle. Now our ground clearance at the back is gonna be 18 3/4 inches, and you can see we do have that nice raise in our shank that's given us a lot more clearance.Now we can't fold this up to the vehicle, but it does have a unique way of folding that's gonna help you with storage purposes. What we're gonna do is come and remove both of these pins right here. Now from there, we can fold both of the arms up. We call this folding up, kind of like a suitcase. Then we'll replace these pins so that the arms are locked. Now you can see just like that, it's folded up. It's very thin. This is a great feature to have for storage purposes if you're out and about but you don't have any bikes loaded. You can easily just remove it and stick it in your trunk, or even when you're at home, you're not really taking the bikes out that week, you can take it and just set it up against the wall in your garage and it's not gonna take up too much space.Now let's come down and see how it attaches to our hitch. Now you remember in the beginning when I said this is for your 2 inch and 1-1/4 inch receivers Well right now, we have our 2 inch adapter sleeve on there. If we take that off, that'll make this 1-1/4 inch shank compatible with 1-1/4 inch hitches. So if you have another vehicle in your household, you're gonna be able to use it for that hitch receiver. We have a threaded anti-rattle bolt that's tightened down. That takes away the shake and play from our bike rack. We also have a lock on the other side so no one can remove it without the key.Now with all that being said, that's gonna do it for our test fit with the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2 Bike Platform rack on our 2018 Nissan Pathfinder.


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