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Replacement 2" Hitch Adapter for Thule Apex, EasyFold, or Helium Bike Carriers

Replacement 2" Hitch Adapter for Thule Apex, EasyFold, or Helium Bike Carriers

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Replaces the 2" hitch adapter for your Thule Apex, Apex Swing, Apex XT, EasyFold, EasyFold XT, Helium Aero, Helium, or Helium Pro bike rack. Attaches to the Snug-Tite Stinger to convert the 1-1/4" shank to a 2" shank. 1-636-306-4830 to order Thule accessories and parts part number TH8523185001 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement 2" Hitch Adapter for Thule Apex, EasyFold, or Helium Bike Carriers. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Thule Accessories and Parts - TH8523185001

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Replaces the 2" hitch adapter for your Thule Apex, Apex Swing, Apex XT, EasyFold, EasyFold XT, Helium Aero, Helium, or Helium Pro bike rack. Attaches to the Snug-Tite Stinger to convert the 1-1/4" shank to a 2" shank.


Features:

  • Replaces lost or damaged 2" hitch adapter sleeve
    • Works with Thule Apex, Apex Swing, Apex XT, EasyFold, EasyFold XT, Helium Aero, Helium, and Helium Pro bike racks
  • Attaches to Snug-Tite Stinger on your rack to convert the 1-1/4" shank to a 2" shank
  • Mounting screws (852-3136-001) and hex tool (853-0930) sold separately


8523185001 Replacement 2" Hitch Adapter for Thule Thule Apex, Apex Swing, Apex XT, EasyFold, EasyFold XT, Helium Aero, Helium, and Helium Pro Bike Carriers





Video of Replacement 2" Hitch Adapter for Thule Apex, EasyFold, or Helium Bike Carriers

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Thule Bike Carriers 2 Inch Hitch Adapter Review

Hey everybody, welcome to etrailer.com. I'm Bobby, and today we're taking a look at the replacement Two Inch Hitch Adapter for Thule's Apex Helium or EasyFold Bike Carrier. So, this is an excellent way of taking our inch and a quarter shank in bringing up to our two inch hitches. That way we can start utilizing our hitch adapters that we might have on our vehicles at home. So if you do have yourself, your, any of your Thule bike carriers that you might have and you're needing a way of actually converting it this is a great way to do it. So maybe we've misplaced ours damaged ours, whatever the reason might be.

This is actually gonna allow us to take our shank and upgrade it, that way we can use it for all our other hitches. So really, really simple idea we have here. We have our adapter just like so, the one thing I'll say about this, all of our hardware and our tools to utilize it are actually sold separately as well. So if you don't find yourself keeping your older hardware there are gonna be these parts available here at etrailer.com. And that way we actually can start getting this attached to our carrier.

So really straightforward though with it, all we simply do, take our adapter like so. We're gonna have our open hole here. And then our two mounting screws. We need to find that here on our shank, here today I have my easy fold just to give us an example. And all I simply do, take it on my shank here, line it up, find those holes and start threading them in.

You are also gonna need yourself an M5 Hex Wrench that is also available here at etrailer.com. If for some reason you don't have one at home. And then we simply need to start securing this. So, I like to get one started that way I know I'm aligned, bring my other one in, cinch it up and start tightening down. With our sleeve attached I can now take it and insert it in my two inch hitch.

And there I'm on the easy fold, as I said. So I can push in that latch and walk it up until it finds its hole. Well, that's gonna allow us to use our two inch hitch here today on our vehicle, which is great. So again, if you find yourself misplacing this, or for some reason is damaged, hopefully we still have the hardware needed from our earlier purchase. But again, we do have the tools to make sure that we can get this installed here today on any of our bike carriers. Just a nice way of actually allowing yourself to utilize it on your two inch hitches. And I think that about does it for our look here today at the replacement Two Inch Hitch Adapter for Thule Apex EasyFold and Helium Bike Carriers here at etrailer.com. I'm Bobby. Thanks for watching..


Customer Reviews

Replacement 2" Hitch Adapter for Thule Apex, EasyFold, or Helium Bike Carriers - TH8523185001

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (26 Customer Reviews)

Replaces the 2" hitch adapter for your Thule Apex, Apex Swing, Apex XT, EasyFold, EasyFold XT, Helium Aero, Helium, or Helium Pro bike rack. Attaches to the Snug-Tite Stinger to convert the 1-1/4" shank to a 2" shank.

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Solved my Thule bike rack/trailer hitch dilemma immediately! 5-minute installation and saved a couple hundred bucks by doing it myself. Well-designed and detailed shipping tracking system that really kept me up to date on delivery time, and arrived 1-day early too. Could not be happier!




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This product is useless without the screws, which are a non-standard size and head shape. This simple order has become a major headache as I drive from hardware store to hardware store, looking for $0.50 in parts that should have been in the package.


Comments
Thank you for your review! If you note in the description of the product, parts # 852-3136-001, the mounting screw, and part # 853-0930, the hex tool, are listed as separate parts that can be sourced on our website. I hope this helps.
Brooke M - 07/06/2021


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Exactly fit part for my Thule rack so that I can use it in 2" hitch receivers. The item was missing from a rack I purchased on another online retailer, but no worries as etrailer.com saved the day for me! Now I have a perfectly functional Thule rack!




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Great experience! Everything came on time as described. Adapter fit perfectly. Will definitely order from here again in the future.




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The product is very well made. I only wish that there were the two screws to attach this to my existing bike carrier. I understand why they did not come with it since this is a replacement part, but I lost the original part with the two screws.




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Product is a perfect fit and arrived quickly. Unfortunately, it did not come with the screw to attach it and I had to order that separately and pay the additional shipping.

etrailer provides excellent service and products.




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I switched my Thule Helium Carrier from a 1 1/4" hitch to a 2" and could not figure out how to do it and as always the very helpful folks at etrailer came to the rescue.
Works like a charm, rock solid.




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Product was shipped quickly. I had thought it would come with the screws to install it, that was my bad for not noticing it did not come with the screws.

I have found screws that are a little long, we will grind them down so we can put the 2" adapter on to the stinger of my Thule Helium 3 Bike hitch.




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Product works great. Allowed me to attach my bike carrier with my recently purchased hitch.




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Warning: this “adapter” does not come with the 2 screws needed to attach which makes it useless. I spent $20 on rush shipping to get this in advance of bike trip which ended up being a waste since I wasn’t able to use it. Went to 3 local hardware stores and they do not sell the screws which Thule describes as M8x30.


Comments
This Replacement 2 inch Hitch Adapter for Thule Helium Aero and EasyFold Bike Carriers part # TH8523185001 require 2 replacement cap screws part # 852-3136-001
Replacement M5 x 15 mm Bolt for Thule Apex, EasyFold, or Helium Pro Bike Racks - Qty 1
$8.62
to attach. You may also need the hex tool # 853-0930
Replacement M5 Hex Key for Thule Bike Carriers, Ladder Racks and Ski and Snowboard Carriers
$6.12
to tighten.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 10/06/2017


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Exactly what I needed. It did the trick. Great customer service and really fast delivery!




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It was the incorrect adapter for the Thule bike rack that I have.




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So very glad you carried an item that is hard to get anywhere else. Even though it was on a two month back order, you kept me updated.




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As expected, thanks!




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All great as always thanks.




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Product fitted my Helium Aero 2 just like the missing original. Worked great.




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Excellent fits perfect




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Excellent product
Came a day early




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Exactly like the original part from Thu le




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Works exactly as expected




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