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Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2012 Chevrolet Traverse

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Review of the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top Trunk Bike Racks on a 2012 Chevrolet Traverse

Today in our 2012 Chevrolet Traverse, we're going to be test fitting the Hollywood Rack's over the top 2 bike rack, part number HRF2. As you can see, we already have a bike installed on our rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look at some of the features. Here we have 3 points of contact to the bike's frame. We have the 2 straps on top, plus an anti-sway strap on the side here, which keeps it moving back and forth, possibly hitting the vehicle or the bike in front of it. Let's go ahead and take it off. Now it's always good practice to reinstall your straps after you've taken them off, just so their not flapping around while you drive, and so you don't lose them while you drive. Now I'd like to give you a measurement to give you the distance from the back of of the hatch, how much is added to it.

We've added about 24 inches. These arms are adjustable and can fold flat for a close quarters situation such as parking. All you have to do is lift up these knobs here, like so. Then loosen them up on the other side. Turn to the left, and it should adjust down like that.

Then just simply tighten them back up a little bit. Ill give you the same measurement now with it folded down. Looks like we're right at about 11 1/2 inches. how this actually attaches to your vehicle, it has 6 points of contact with rubber coated hooks. We've got 2 up at the top here. We've got 2 to each side right underneath the tail light, and then we've got 2 at the bottom of the hatch.

We also have these nice pads here so you don't damage your hatch or your rear windshield at the top. When you use this, it should be noted you cannot use your rear windshield wiper. There you have it. For our look at Hollywood Rack's Over the top 2 bike rack carrier, part number HRF2, on our 2012 Chevrolet Traverse. Here it is on our test course. We'll start by going through the slalom. This is going to show us the side to side action, which simulates turning corners, or evasive maneuvers. Next, we're at the alternating speed bumps, which we'll see the twisting action.

This will simulate hitting a curb or pothole, or driving over uneven pavement. Finally, we have the full speed bumps, where we'll see the up and down action. Which is just like driving out of a parking lot, garage, or driveway.

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