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Yakima FullTilt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Honda Accord

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Review of the Yakima FullTilt Hitch-Bike Racks on a 2013 Honda Accord

Today on our 2013 Honda Accord, were going to be doing a test fit on the Yakima FullTilt. This is a folding and tilting 4-bike style rack. Its been designed for use with inch and a quarter or two-inch hitches. The part number on it is Y02462. Now on our Accord, we have a class one hitch currently installed. That means that we need to limit the capacity that we put on the actual rack down to two bikes.

If were going to be putting this into a class two or a class three, well have the full 4-bike capacity available. Now this also available in a 5-bike if you prefer it that way, part number on that is Y02463. To begin our test fit here, were just going to slide the shank of our rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. As you can see, theres a small silver anti-rattle device there. I like to keep my thumb on that as I put it in just to ensure that I get it in the hole and that I dont have to mess with it too much. Were now going to slide the rack in until our silver pin appears in our hitch pinhole.

With that in place, well come here to the rear. Were going to tighten down the red triangle-shaped knob. This engages that anti-rattle device I spoke about and itll further secure the rack to the vehicle. You can see once weve got that secure, all that play and all that wiggle has gone. It looks like the racks going to provide us with about 8-1/4 inches worth of ground clearance. At its closest point to the back side of our Accord, its about 7-1/2 inches away.

Overall, weve added about 13-1/2 inches to the length of the Honda. Right here on the top side of the FullTilt is a black lever on the rear. Thats going to allow us to tilt the rack out and away from our vehicle. As you can see, this opens up a good space in our trunk area and its going to allow us to get in or out just about anything we might need. Well just lift back on the mast until our black lever goes into its original position. We can now pull the red one located at the top.

That ones going to allow us to swing out the dual cradle arms. With the arms extended, let me get one more measurement so I can let you know exactly what its added to the Accord. It looks like thats going to be about 38-1/2 inches. Loading up our bike is a pretty easy task. We just need to remove the three zip strips. Theres two levers. Theyre gray in color. We pinch those together and our strips come right out. With the three removed, we can grab our bike, well place it right up into our rack and well secure it with our strips. With all three of those secure, weve got our bike loaded up and were ready to hit the road. Now that weve taken a good look at the Yakima FullTilt and weve seen how its going to work on our 2013 Honda Accord, lets take a look and see how that bike rack performed when they had it out on the test course. Here on our test course, well start by going through the slalom. This is going to show us the side to side action. This simulates turning corners or evasively maneuvering. Once we get to the alternating speed bumps, well see the twisting action. This will simulate hitting a curb or a pothole or driving over uneven pavement. Once we get to the full speed bumps, well see the up and down action. This will be just like driving in and out of a parking lot, parking garage or driveway. .

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Employee Lindsey S
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Lindsey S
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