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  • Where Is the Arm Width Measurement of the Curt Premium 5 Bike Rack Taken From
  • The distance between the two arms on the Curt Premium 5 Bike Rack part # C18065 at the widest point is 16" when measuring from the outside of one arm to the outside of the other. The distance between the two arms at the widest point is about 15" on center. The cradles on the wider part of the arms are more ideal for adult bikes but you could still use a kids bike here with the Curt Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # C18016. The other options I have for you with arms closer together are the...
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  • Standard Extender & Swing-Away Hitch Extender for Kuat Transfer Bike Rack
  • The Kuat Transfer 2-Bike Platform Rack # TS02G (Gray) and # TS02B (Black) will fit the hitch on your truck, but without knowing anything about how far out the camper extends from the rear of your truck there isn't a way to verify if this - or any bike rack - will require an extension. What I can do is give you some numbers which you can use to find out if the rack will work, or if you need an extender. From the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the Kuat Transfer is 7-/12 inches,...
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  • How To Use Thule T2 Pro XTB with 2 Inch Shank on 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • In order to use the Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9034XT which has a 2" shank with a 1-1/4" receiver tube you will will need an adapter, the Brophy Hitch Adapter part # HT5R. That said, the use of a hitch adapter will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50% so you will need to keep this in mind. The trailer hitch I recommend using for a 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11463 because it offers the easiest installation....
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  • Which Hitch and Bike Rack Should I Get To Carry E-Bikes On My 2014 Dodge Challenger?
  • First let's get a hitch that will fit with your Borla exhaust but also have good ground clearance. The Curt Hitch Reciever Part # C13236 will give you 9-1/2" of ground clearance. Now, let's find a rack with the most ground clearance. The Inno Tire Hold 2 is going to be able to carry two electric bikes with a weight of 50lbs so you will be plenty good when it comes to weight capacity. This Rack has a rise in the shank so it sits higher than your hitch receiver when hauling. If you are...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 65 lb E-bikes With Fat Tires
  • You are correct that there are limited options for a bike rack that is capable of carrying a pair of 65 lb e-bikes with 4 inch fat tires. What you will need is the Swagman E-Spec Electric Bike Rack # S94FR with the Fat Tire Adapter Kit # S64679. This rack will fit the 2" hitch on your 2013 Ram and is extremely well-built, as you can imagine for a bike rack that can take the weight of heavy e-bikes. It is more than just sturdy though, because the rack also gives you protection for your...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation that Can be Used at Rear of Motorhome
  • The ride at the rear of a motorhome is much rougher than the ride at the rear of a regular passenger vehicle due to the increased length between the rear axle of the vehicle and the rear of the vehicle. This added length exaggerates bumps which puts more strain on bike racks so you have to use a bike rack that was designed to be more reinforced than the Convoy. So while the Rola Convoy # 59803 is not rated for use at the rear of a motorhome we do have the very similar Hollywood Rack...
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  • Bike Rack That Can be Used on Vehicle Being Flat Towed
  • Bike racks do need to be approved by the manufacturer for use behind flat-towed vehicles, and there is an option for a bike rack that you can use while flat-towing your Dodge Ram: - Yakima TwoTimer 2 Bike Platform Rack # Y02468 The TwoTimer is an extremely sturdy rack that can handle bikes up to 45 lbs; it even comes with a lock to secure the rack to your hitch, protecting your investment. I have added a link to a video review for you to check out as well.
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  • Comparing Curt 4 Bike Platform Rack and Hollywood Racks Traveler 4 For Motorhome
  • The Curt 4 Bike Platform Rack part # C18087 is what I recommend as it works with all different types of bike frames without any adapter needed and can carry much heavier bikes. The Hollywood Racks Traveler 4 Bike Carrier part # HR8500 is an okay choice but it would indeed require any adapter for women's or children's bikes and it has a 35 lbs weight capacity which most likely won't work for a beach cruiser.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation to Carry E-Bike At Rear of 5th Wheel Trailer
  • For an RV approved hitch bike rack that has enough capacity for E-bikes the best option is the Swagman Escapee # S64693 as it is 2-bike, RV approved, has the weight capacity for E-bikes, and also only touches the bikes at the tires so it easily works well with women's bikes. While this rack doesn't fit the price range you mentioned it is our best priced option. Most bike racks aren't rated for the rougher ride quality at the rear of a vehicle and even fewer of those racks were made with...
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  • Bike Rack for 2006 Dodge Sprinter that Allows Rear Cargo Area Access
  • The Lets Go Aero BikeWing-2 NextGen 2-Bike Rack # LGA54FR does fold down and give a pretty decent amount of clearance when folded, but we don't have a way to confirm if it would allow the rear doors of your Sprinter with the Curt hitch # 13250 installed. A better option we know would clear would be a swing away bike rack like the Thule Apex Swing XT part # TH9027XT. This totally swings out for complete access to the rear cargo area.
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  • Bike Rack and Cargo Carrier Combination Recommendation for Hitch
  • I have the perfect solution for you. The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Platform 2 Bike Rack w/Cargo Carrier # HR1450Z-85 is a 2 bike platform rack with a cargo carrier that attaches to the rear of it. I attached a picture of what it looks like as well as a review video for you to check out as well. If you need a USA made trailer hitch for your 2018 Dodge Durango too we have the Curt # C13182 which is a confirmed fit and would work well with the rack mentioned.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack For Front Mounted Hitch For Increased Visiability
  • A great style of bike rack for front hitches is the platform style. This will increase visibility when driving. A great bike rack for this is the Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9045, its is a great fit with your trailer hitch # 65003. Most of all you will not have to use an adapter therefore further increasing your visibility. It will hold your bike using wheel mounts which can accommodate more styles of bikes and alternative frames. This rack also features and anti-rattle device...
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  • What Is Needed To Attach And Use Reese Eclipse 4 Bike Rack With 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Yes, you will need to purchase a 2 inch hitch as well which is not included. The Reese Eclipse 4 Bike Rack, Item # 63124, will come with the basic hardware needed to attach the rack to a 2 inch hitch. It does not include items you need to cable lock the rack. Adapters for women's and children's bikes or alternative frames are also not included. For a 2 inch hitch, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Receiver Hitch, Item # 75579. This hitch is a confirmed fit for your...
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  • Where is the Malone Bike Rack Manufactured
  • I had to go out to the warehouse and look at the packaging of the Malone Pilot, part # MPG2112, to find out it's made in Taiwan. The company is headquartered in Maine, and does have several products made in the US, but this rack is made overseas. If you're looking for a USA made bike rack we have some options for you. One of the most popular racks that has most of the same features as the Pilot is the Thule DoubleTrack Pro, part # TH9054. Like the Malone the DoubleTrack Pro has locks...
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  • Travel Trailer Bike Rack Recommendation to Carry 2 or 3 Bikes
  • For just 2 bikes the only platform style bike rack that is compatible with a travel trailer is the Swagman Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack # S64663. Since you said that you have the possibility of a 3rd bike then you can either use the Swagman Original 3-Bike Rack # S64152-2 or use the Yakima RoadTrip # Y02477. I personally like the RoadTrip more because it is easier to load your bikes on, you can carry 37.5 lb bikes (as opposed to 35 lb bikes), and it's a much better looking bike rack. I've...
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  • Will Five Bikes Be Too Close Together When Carried In Curt Premium 5 Bike Rack # C18065
  • The Curt Premium 5 Bike Rack, part # C18065 can carry 5 bikes at one time, and to answer you question, yes they will be very close to each other. You can stagger the way the bikes are loaded so they are not banging into each other. If you are planning on carrying bikes with alternative frames like kids bikes or women's bikes I recommend using an adapter bar like part # 64005. This attaches between the seat post and the handlebar stem and allows the bike to be carried more level in the...
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  • Can a Towing Bike Rack be Used with a Weight Distribution System
  • checked with my technical contact at one of the primary manufacturers of weight distribution systems about using a towing-type bike rack on an extra-long weight distribution shank. My contact advised that they simply do not test such combinations. They do not expressly warn against it, but nor can they provide any assurance of compatibility. We do offer extra-long weight distribution shanks; these can be seen on the link provided. Please note that many of these long shanks use a reinforcing...
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  • Will Curt 5 Bike Rack Fit Draw Tite Hitch Installed in 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Yes, the Curt 5 bike rack part # C18065 that you referenced will fit in the Draw Tite hitch part # 75579 you have installed on your 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan and work well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment point. I attached a review video for this product also. This will allow the...
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  • Electric Bike Rack with Ramp Needed for Two 65 lb Bikes to Use on a 2013 Dodge Durango
  • We have the perfect solution for you! The Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 is the ONLY bike rack that has all of the features that you mentioned and more! It comes with a weight capacity of 65 lbs per bike, has a tilting feature, and also includes a self-storing ramp to help with the loading and unloading of the bikes. It comes with straps that are compatible with 3" wide tires, but you can get the Fat Bike Straps # TH985101 which then allows it to accommodate tires up to 4-11/16" wide. A...
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  • 2008 Dodge Charger Bike Rack Recommendation
  • The bike rack you referenced, the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider part # HR200Z is exactly what i would recommend for your 2008 Dodge Charger to carry two bikes safely while not having to worry about the bikes hitting each other. This rack won't allow any movement of the bikes so they won't hit each other and also this is one of the more stable bike racks in this price range so it's a really great value as well. For a hitch you'd need the Draw Tite part # 36548 and you'd have be set with...
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  • Installing Bike Rack On Rear of Cargo Carrier
  • Hollywood Racks offers a bike and cargo carrier, part # HR1400Z-85 that is a combined bike rack/cargo carrier. The bike rack is designed to be very strong, so it can support the cargo tray, and the cargo tray has a limited capacity of 90 lbs when used along with the bike rack. If you were to mount a bike rack onto the rear of a cargo carrier, it would place too much weight too far rearward of the trailer hitch. This would exert a huge amount of leverage on the hitch, likely damaging...
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  • Bike Rack To Use with Folding E-Bike On a 2016 Roadtrek Zio Camper Van
  • The Thule EasyFold XT 2 E-Bike Platform Rack part # TH903202 is an excellent choice for your Magnum Folding E-Bike. It might also be an excellent choice for your 2016 Roadtrek Zio Camper Van as well but sadly we have not yet had the chance to test fit this. I will however say that just by looking at photos of your camper van I do not believe you would be able to open the rear doors even with the bike rack tilted down. I do however have an option that will work with your Magnum Folding...
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  • Will Swagman XC Bike Rack That Works With Fat Tire Bikes
  • Yes, there is an adapter that will work with the Swagman XC # S64650 which will allow you to carry a bike with fat tires that are 4" wide, the Swagman Fat Bike Tire Wheel Adapter # S64674. The XC bike rack fits 1-1/4" or 2" hitches, gives you a 4" shank rise and has a 35 lb per bike weight capacity.
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  • Is a Bike Adapter Bar Needed for a Trek 7100
  • I would indeed recommend using a bike adapter bar like part # 64005 when carrying your Trek 7100 on the Swagman Original Bike Rack part # S64152-2. The reason for this is because if you attached the bike rack directly to the carrier without an adapter bar, the front wheel would hang very close to the ground and if you were to hit a bump or go up a steep incline, the bike could make contact with the road and damage both the bike and bike rack.
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  • How Much Does the Yakima Hold-up Four Bike Carrier Weigh?
  • The Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack - Platform Style - Tilting - 2" Hitches # Y02443-2 has a weight of 98 lbs without bikes on it. The two parts weigh 49 lbs each so you can use the HoldUp2 bike alone at that weight or add the additional 2 bikes at 49 lbs additional carrier weight. When combined the rack has a total weight capacity of 200 lbs total with an individual bike weight maximum of 60 lbs. With all the packaging the shipping weight is 114 lbs.
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  • Will Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack Work with a 2-1/2 Inch Hitch with Reducer Sleeve
  • Yes, you can use the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount Item # HR1450Z with a 2-1/2 to 2 inch reducer sleeve. Like you said the included locking hitch pin will not be long enough for a 2-1/2 inch hitch but you can use Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock - Extra Long - Flush Design for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches Item # e98881 in its place. This lock has a usable span of 3-5/8 inches.
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  • Will Saris SuperClamp EX 2 Bike Platform Rack Clear Spare Tire on 1989 Dodge Ram Van
  • It's very possible that the Saris SuperClamp EX 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4025F will fit with the spare tire on your 1989 Dodge ram Van. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest tray on the SuperClamp EX measures 12". If you have no less than 12" from the center of the hitch pin hole on your Van to the outermost part of your spare then you should be good to go as you can adjust the bike rack so that the handlebars of your bike can face in either direction. If you have a greater...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Back of Fifth Wheel that Only Touches Bikes at Tires
  • I have a great solution for you. The Swagman Escapee 2 # S64693 is rated for the rougher ride quality found at the rear of a fifth wheel and only touches the bikes at the tires like you said you wanted. This rack also has a 60 lb weight capacity per bike which is higher than average. I attached a picture of the rack installed on a similar RV as well as a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Can a 2 Bike Hitch Mount Platform Bike Rack be used in a Front Receiver Hitch on a 2005 Dodge Ram
  • Platform bike racks like the Swagman XC2 Wheel Mount Bike Rack, item # S64650, can be used in front mount hitches without damage from wind. You will have to keep in mind that any bike rack is not designed for use off road. You will also need to make sure that the air blocked by the rack and bikes does not effect the vehicles cooling system. Normally this is not a concern with bikes as much as with dirt bikes and scooters carried on heavier style carriers. If your 2005 Dodge Ram is...
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  • Hanging Bike Rack Recommendation for Front Hitch of 2011 Dodge Ram
  • We have 4 and 5 bike racks available that could easily fit a 2 inch front hitch. But it won't end up being the rack that would block the vision or headlights (and also airflow to the radiator). What will block those things would be the bikes. The weight of a bike rack plus 4 to 5 bikes is pretty heavy, you would want to ensure that the hitch you made is well reinforced. A hanging bike rack would have the least amount of rack in the way of the headlights/radiator/headlights. For a...
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  • Can I Lock The Saris Superclamp EX Wheel Hooks In Place When Not Hauling Bikes?
  • The Saris SuperClamp EX 2 # SA4025F are not fixed and can move freely. You can keep them at the angle you want but you will have to move them when you load and unload your bike. Even on bike racks that have a center mast you'll often see the center mast having the capabilities of folding down. Most bike racks are design to fold into themselves for easy storage and or less length added to the back of your vehicle. If you have the locking arms up as if it were holding down a bike but...
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  • How To Carry 2 Recumbent Tricycles On A 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • I do have an option that will allow you to carry 2 recumbent tricycles on your 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan, however, you will want to place one on a hitch bike rack and one on the roof. I am not aware of a hitch mounted bike rack capable of carrying two recumbent tricycles. In order to carry a recumbent tricycle on the rear hitch receiver, you will want to use the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Trike Carrier part # HR1000Z-R-TRKADP. As long as the recumbent bike does not have a wheelbase longer...
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  • Hitch for Carrying Bikes on 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 w/ Factory Step Bumper
  • There are several hitches that'll work for your 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. If your just looking for an attachment point for your bike racks, a Class III hitch like the Draw-Tite Class III hitch, part # 75101 would work great for you. If you were looking for something smaller, the Curt # E-3S might be a fit if you have bolt holes that line up and enough available space on the underside of your step bumper. I've provided a photo showing the dimensions of the bolt holes and of the hitch itself. The...
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  • Recommended Hitch Bike Carrier That Provides Full Vehicle Cargo Area Access on 2016 Dodge Durango
  • The Saris Thelma 3 Bike Platform Rack SA4239B folds up against the back of the vehicle for storage when empty but it does not tilt down when loaded to give you rear cargo area access. For a tilting platform rack for three bikes I suggest the Kuat Transfer # TS03G, shown in the linked video in use on a Durango. For a quality hanging style rack that does give you full rear cargo area access, even with bikes loaded, you can use Yakima's FullSwing # Y02465 with 4-bike capacity. This rack...
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  • Is a Hitch Bike Rack or Utility Trailer Best Option to Carry Bikes Behind 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • By far your best option to carry 4 bikes behind your 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan is a trailer hitch and a hitch-mounted bike rack. Your mini-van will ride better without a trailer, there won't be as much stress on the vehicle, and it will be much more convenient to use a bike rack as opposed to a trailer so that's absolutely the way to go. For a trailer hitch the Draw-Tite # 75579 is a great option if your Grand Caravan does not already have a hitch on it. I strongly recommend checking...
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  • Recommended Platform-Type Bike Rack for 20 ft. RV
  • Because an RV has a greater distance between the rear axle and the back bumper than is typically found on a passenger vehicle or SUV, anything attached to the rear of the vehicle will experience additional shaking and bouncing. (Remember riding in the back seat of the school bus?) Because of this, only certain bike racks are recommended for use on the rear of RVs, because they have been designed to withstand these additional bouncing and jarring forces. The primary problem with the SportRack...
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  • Electric Bike Rack For 65lb Ebike Using A 2 Hitch On A 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • We have a couple bike rack options that will be able to carry your 65lb bikes, but the Swagman Escapee # S64693 isn't one of them. Since you have a class II or higher 2" hitch on your 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan you can use a rack like the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 2 # HR1450Z-W. It can hold up to 80lbs per bike! It is extremely similar to the Fat Bike Version # HR1450Z-FB so I've included a video of me using the fat bike version so you can get an idea!
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  • Can Tailgate be Lowered on 2014 Ram Trucks with Unloaded Kuat NV 2.0 Installed
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 bike rack # NV22G measures 11-7/8 inches tall from the center of the hitch receiver opening to the top of the rack closest to the vehicle when the arms are folded down. Lower your tailgate and measure from the center of the hitch opening to the bottom of the tailgate. If that measurement is more than 11-7/8 inches then you can lower the tailgate on your 2014 Ram. I will include a picture to this page showing many of the key measurements of the bike rack.
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  • Platform Bike Rack Fit for 1999 Dodge Van Roadtrek 190V Class B Motorhome
  • The Swagman XC2 bike rack you'd looked at, part # S64650 would be a fine choice that would work well, but I'd recommend a slight upgrade, to the XTC2, part # S64670. The XTC2 uses more substantial wheel hoops that would do a better job of holding your bike securely and would also work perfectly for you. Either rack would indeed easily install on a 2 inch receiver hitch installed on your van. We don't offer a front mounted receiver for it, but if you don't already have a rear hitch, you...
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  • Pulling a Pop-Up Camper and Using a 4-Bike Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Behind a 1999 Dodge Caravan
  • Depending on the size of the bikes and how many you intend to carry, turn clearance may become an issue, especially if the tongue of the trailer is relatively short. There is another method to tow and use a bike carrier that will provide some more clearance and reduce the chance of the trailer hitting your bikes. You could use Curt Multi-Purpose Ball Mount, part # D210. This will set the bike rack up another 4-3/4 inches, plus you can use a standard hitch mounted bike rack that you...
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  • Availability of Hitch-Mount Multi-Bike Rack That Does Not Make Contact with Bike Frame
  • Your 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan with Stow-N-Go seats can be equipped with either a 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch or a 2-inch Class III hitch. All 2-inch hitch-mount bike carriers, including the Pro Series Q-Slot Platform-Style rack # PS63138 that you referenced, fall into one of two general types, either hanging style or platform style, and to some degree both types will make frame contact. Hanging style racks suspend the bike from one or two arms on which the main top frame tube rests. Platform...
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  • Can I Use An Extender To Clear Spare Tire With Thule EasyFold Bike Rack
  • Thank you for all the helpful information you have provided with your question. First you want to make sure the Thule EasyFold XT 2 E-Bike Platform Rack part # TH903202 doesn't clear your spare tire. It is 9" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier. If you measure from the center of your hitch pin hole on the hitch past the spare tire and your measurement is less than 9 inches then the EasyFold will clear the tire. You can use an extender but it will...
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  • Will Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Bike Carrier Fit a 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and 2006 Dodge Ram
  • Your questions and concerns are very common and I will be happy to help! First, to determine if the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider # HR1450Z will clear the spare tire on your 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited you will need to take a measurement. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance needed to clear the spare tire. If this distance is less than 8-1/2 inches then the carrier will fit. I know on some of the hitches we have installed on Wrangler Unlimited models...
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  • Compatibility of Thule # TH903202 EasyFold XT Bike Rack with 1999 Dodge Ram Pickup
  • The Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 bike rack would be a good choice if your bike weighs 65 lbs or less, and your Dodge Ram is equipped with a trailer hitch. If you don't have a hitch already, you can install one using part # 14001. The EasyFold has an overall capacity of 130 lbs, but Thule doesn't recommend putting a single bike on it that weighs more than 65 lbs. Some electric bikes would allow you to remove the battery pack, which would save some weight. If your bike weighs more than...
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  • Trike Plus Bike Carrier Recommendation for 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • We have a trike carrier that will allow you to carry an additional bike with it. For that you'd want the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 part # HR1450Z-R-TRKADP2. We do not have a hitch solution that will allow you to carry a trike plus two bikes though.
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  • Lock Recommendation for Detail K2 4-Bike Rack part # K2BCR490
  • The Detail K2 4-Bike Rack part # K2BCR490 comes with an anti-rattle hitch pin but does not have a lock solution for it that's specific to this bike rack. Best solution we have would be a cable lock like part # e98891 which you can thread through the safety chain loop of the hitch and through the frame of the bikes to secure it all.
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  • What is Distance from Center of Hitch Pin Hole to Support Gusset on Swagman Dispatch Bike Rack
  • We have the Swagman Dispatch bike rack # S44FR in our demo area so I went out and measured it for you. From the center of the hitch pin hole out to the support gusset measures 12 inches. I have included a picture that shows this measurement for you.
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  • Can you Attach an Additional Mount to the Swagman 2 Platform Mount?
  • In this case, you can't attach an additional mount to the Swagman 2 Bike Platform, part # S64650. If you're looking for more bike capacity, You'll want to look at a mount like the Pro-Series Q-Slot 2-Bike/4-Bike Platform Rack, part # PS63138. This rack offers increased, modular capacity and is able to switch between a 2 bike and 4 bike mode with an adapter like the Brophy 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Reciever, part # HTAD. Be aware that using the 4-Bike mode will reduce the Tongue Weight...
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  • Recommendation for Bike Rack and Cargo Carrier Combo for Trailer Hitch
  • Since you were wanting a similar platform bike rack and cargo carrier solution we have the Hollywood Racks part # HR1450Z-85-FB which gives you a bike rack that can have a cargo carrier attached to it or could attach directly to a trailer hitch to be just a cargo carrier as well. I attached a review video for this setup for more info on this. There isn't a way to do something similar with the RockMounts BackStage 2 that you referenced.
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  • Bike Rack to Carry 1 Bike on a 2010 Dodge Challenger RT
  • One of the best single bike rack we have is the Thule T1 Classic, part # TH9041, which is a hitch mounted bike rack. This is a platform rack that secures to the frame of the bike, as well as integrated hitch and bike locks for maximum security of the bike. If you don't already have a hitch mounted rack installed, I recommend Curt's Class III hitch, part # 13456 which is compatible with vehicles with and without the quad exhaust. I've included an installation video of this hitch onto...
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  • Recommended Method to Transport 180-lb Worksman SBST-3CB Side-by-Side 2-Person Trike
  • We do offer a hitch-mount trike carrier that fits the 2-inch hitch on your 2005 Dodge Durango. The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Trike Carrier # HR1000Z-R-TRKADP will work with trike wheelbases up to 74-inches and trikes up to 100-lbs. I checked the Worksman website's specs for your SBST-3CB. Unfortunately they do not indicate the bike weight so I contacted them. The bike weighs about 180-lbs so unfortunately it is well beyond the capacity of any rack we offer. The folks at Worksman indicated...
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  • How to Lock the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack Platform Style 64650
  • The hole you're referring to is not for a lock core. The only way to lock your bikes to the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack Platform Style part # S64650 is with the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable for Swagman Bike Racks part # S64031 which also comes with a hitch lock for the bike rack. I have attached a review video of the locks for you as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Mounted Platform Style 2 Bike Rack for a 2001 Dodge Caravan
  • You'll be looking at adding a trailer hitch receiver and what's called a "Platform Style Rack" to your vehicle. If you don't already have a hitch, you'll want to install one to start. I recommend going with the Draw-Tite Class III Max-Frame Hitch, part # 75119. This is a no drill, no trim install that can be completed by local dealers or certified body shops, or done as a home installation. I've included a link to an installation on a 2007 Dodge Caravan which is built on the same frame...
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  • Recommended Platform 2-Bike Rack Made in the USA
  • The Swagman bike racks like the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack Platform Style Rack part # S64650 are made in Canada. They are still great quality and one of the most popular bike rack brands we carry. I recommend to use the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack part # SA4412B which is a 2-bike platform rack that fits both a 2" and 1-1/4" hitch that is made right here in the USA. It has a 60 lbs per bike capacity for heavier bikes. It also accommodates various size bikes because of the sliding wheel...
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  • Hitch and 4 Bike Platform Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • We still carry the Swagman 2+2 2-Bike and 4-Bike Carrier # S64692. As long as you have a 2 inch hitch installed on your 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan like the part # 75579 this bike rack would work well for you. I attached a review video that shows this rack being demoed on a very similar 2015 Grand Caravan as yours for you to check out.
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount 4 Bike Rack for a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 with a 2009 Lance Slide-In Truck Camper
  • I do have a possible solution for you but mounting the bike rack behind the truck is not going to work. When using an extension in a trailer hitch, the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch is reduced by 50 percent. The only exception is trailer hitch receiver openings that are 2-1/2 inches or larger. Because of this reduction in capacity I advise against using a hitch mount bike rack in the 24 inch extension. Even with the larger 2-1/2 inch receiver, there will still be excessive...
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  • Recommendation for Carrying Two Electric Bikes With a 2006 Dodge Ram While Pulling a Travel Trailer
  • The best way to carry two electric bikes while pulling your travel trailer would be in the bed of your 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup. The Kuat NV 2.0, part # NV22G that you referenced will not work because it is not rated for a use behind an RV or trailer and can only handle bikes up to 60 lbs. A possible truck bed mount solution is the Topline 2 Bike Carrier # UG2500. This option mounts in the front of your truck bed using a clamping system attaching to the bed rails. I have attached a brief...
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  • Will the Rola TX-103 3-Bike Rack # 59403 Fit a 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Yes, the Rola TX-103 3-Bike Rack # 59403 will fit your 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan. This rack works with both 1-1/4 inch (Class II) and 2 inch trailer hitches. These are the types of hitches that are available for your van. And the bike rack's upright mast will extend out far enough to clear the rear bumper! I have linked a video review of this rack for you. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical men's bike would) then...
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  • Will Swagman XC Bike Rack Work on 1990 Dodge Dakota Pickup Truck?
  • The Swagman XC Bike Rack # S64650 will fit any vehicle so long as it has a 1-1/4" or 2" hitch receiver, which the vast majority of receivers are. The only consideration you need to make is that the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole on the rack to the edge of the rack's first wheel loop is 10-1/2". The Swagman XC has a 4" rise, a weight capacity of 35 lbs per bike and is lockable to your Dakota's hitch with the Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin for Swagman # S64029. I've added links...
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  • What is the True Tongue Weight Capacity of Swagman Towing Bike Rack S64675
  • I spoke with my contact at Swagman and she told me that you would have to subtract the weight of the rack and bikes to get the most accurate tongue weight capacity of the Swagman Original, # S64675. So without bikes on the rack, your tongue weight with the rack installed would be 350 pounds. It has a gross trailer weight capacity of 3,500 pounds.
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  • Recommended Lightweight 2 Bike Rack for 2 inch Hitch Receiver
  • The lightest 2 bike rack we offer is the # TH9042PRO. This is a quality bike rack that weighs just under 20 lbs. Yes, you read that correctly. Because of its light weight, the rack will be very easy to install and remove. It offers tool free installation and is one of my favorites to use. It also includes locks to secure the bikes to the rack and the rack to the vehicle. I'll include a link to the demo video for you to have a look at.
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  • Fit of Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 # HR1450 on 2005 Dodge Ram
  • As long as your truck has a 2 inch receiver and you have the proper amount of clearance between the hitch pin hole in your receiver tube and the furthest rearward point of your back bumper, the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2, part # HR1450Z you referred to will work great for you. To determine if the rack will fit, measure from the center of the hitch pin hole rearward until the bumper is cleared. I have linked you to an FAQ article that outlines this process. If this distance is less...
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  • Inexpensive Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack for 4 Bikes on a 2002 Dodge Durango
  • We have numerous 4-bike racks but for one that is neither large nor expensive I recommend looking at Swagman Trailhead # S63381. This is one of our most popular hanging racks becuase of the features, like anti-sway cradles and an anti-rattle hitch pin, without adding a lot to the price tag. I've linked a video for you to take a look at. Very small childrens bikes and bikes that have a step-through frame will need an adapter, # 64005. I have linked a video that shows how it works.
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  • 4 Bike Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2010 Nissan Titan
  • As long as you have a 2 inch hitch like the Curt Hitch part # 13199 installed on your 2010 Nissan Titan the Pro Series Q-Slot Platform Bike rack part # PS63138 would work well for you. Check out the review video I attached for this rack also.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Hitch of Ram 1500
  • Yes, the Yakima bike rack part # Y02458 that you referenced is designed to fit vehicles with 2 inch hitches so it would work well on your Ram 1500 that has a 2 inch hitch. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Swagman Easy-Out Women's and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter # 64005 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment point. I attached a review video for this...
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  • Measuring Clearance For Swagman XC Bike Carrier On 2014 Dodge Durango With OEM Trailer Hitch
  • To be able to determine if you have enough clearance at the rear of your 2014 Durango for a bike carrier you can take a quick measurement. You will need a tape measure and a straight edge like a yardstick or a dowel. Place the straight edge vertically against the back of the bumper or spare tire, letting it extend below the trailer hitch receiver opening. Then measure from the center of the hitch pin to the straight edge. This will give you the distance you need to clear the bumper or spare...
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  • Fat Tire Adapter Recommendation for Swagman XC Bike Rack
  • For your Swagman XC bike rack part # S64650 we do have a fat tire adapter that would work well for you. For that you'd want the part # S64674 which fits tires that are up to 5 inches in width.
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  • Recommended 4-Bike Platform Rack for Combination of Bike Styles with Fenders
  • Thanks for providing the important details about your bike rack needs. Since all of your bikes share the feature of full fenders, that does indeed pretty much rule out wheel-mount racks like the excellent Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Platform Rack # NV22G-NA22G. But a frame-mount type rack, such as the Pro Series Q-Slot 2/4-Bike carrier # PS63138, can work fine even on the women's-style frame simply by adding an adapter bar such as # UB01 between the seat post and handlebar stem. All 4-bike...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan for Installing Lets Go Aero BikeWing
  • If it's just surface rust you'd be fine, but if you are seeing rust through the entire frame of your vehicle then it's not going to be safe to attach a hitch there. I'll take a look at a picture if you have it and see if I can tell. You might also take the vehicle to a mechanic close to you have them inspect it since you can only see so much with a picture. The hitch you'd need for your 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan with stow n go seats is the Draw Tite part # 36320. This hitch is preferred...
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  • Can Reese Eclipse Bike Rack 63124 Install on 2009 Dodge Journey
  • As long as you have a 2 inch hitch installed on your Dodge Journey like the Draw Tite # 76225 the Eclipse part # 63124 will fit and work well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment point. I attached a review video for this product also. This will allow the bikes to be carried more level...
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  • Availability of Bike Rack that Mounts on Trailer Ball Mount Shank
  • Curt offers a clamp-on 3 bike rack # C18013 that slips onto a ball mount and would be a good alternative for you. You'll need an extended length ballmount, like part # 80232.
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  • How to Determine if a Vehicle Can Use Weight Distribution and if That Will Increase the Capacities
  • Capacities can range quite a bit on hitch classifications. The biggest and most important difference between a Class II and a Class III hitch is the size of the hitch opening. A Class II with have a 1-1/4 inch square opening and the Class III will have a 2 inch square opening. Check out the FAQ article I attached on hitch sized and classifications. To use a weight distribution system you will need to have a 2 inch hitch on your 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan. You will also need to consult...
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  • Recommended 2 Bike Bike Racks to Use on a Trailer With 2 inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • The reason why some bike rack are suitable to be used at the back of an RV or trailer and others are only suitable to use on vehicles is because there is much more play and the back of RVs and trailers. Because of this, there are only a handful of bike racks that have been tested and confirmed to be safe to use, among which are the: Swagman Platform Style - # S64663 Swagman Dispatch - # S44FR I recommend going with the Swagman Dispatch # S44FR because it has more points that will...
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  • Will Pro Series Q-Slot Bike Rack Work with 29 inch Diameter Bike Wheel
  • Yes, the Pro Series Q-Slot Platform-Style 2 Bike and 4 Bike Rack # PS63138 that you referenced is compatible with 29 inch diameter bike wheels.
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  • Will Yakima RidgeBack Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Carrier Fit 2009 GMC Acadia and 2014 Dodge Durango
  • The Yakima RidgeBack, # Y02458, should fit a 2013 GMC Acadia. Basically, the Acadia or Durango will need to have a Class II or III trailer hitch and the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole back to clear the rear bumper will need to be less than 10 inches. If that matches the set up on the Acadia and Durango then it will fit great. If any of the mountain bikes do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical mens bike would) then I recommend using bike...
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  • Will Reese Eclipse Bike Rack Fit a 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan
  • The Reese Eclipse Bike Rack part # 63124 is designed to fit 2 inch hitches. If you have a 2 inch hitch installed on your 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan like the Curt hitch part # 13364 then yes this rack will fit and work well for you. I attached a review video of this bike rack being installed on a similar 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan as well for you to check out.
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  • Will the Swagman G10 Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2012 Dodge Ram
  • On the Swagman G2, # S64682, the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole back to the first wheel mount is 12-1/8 inches. The upright arm is even further out than that (about another 8 inches). You will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on the truck out to the distance required to clear the tail gate when it is lowered. If it is less than 12-1/8 inches the G10 will work.
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Platform Style Bike Rack for a 2007 Dodge Dakota and For Use Behind a Trailer
  • You will not have a problem mounting and using the Yakima HoldUp, # Y02443, on your Dakota, but you cannot use it on the back of a trailer. The problem is that only certain bike racks are rated for use behind a trailer, see link. The HoldUp is not rated for the extra bouncing and movement that naturally occurs at the back of a trailer. What I recommend for a platform rack is the Swagman XTC-2, # S64670. This would be an excellent choice because it can be used behind the trailer and behind...
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  • Recommended Bike Carrier and Cargo Carrier Combo for 2006 Dodge Sprinter
  • It sounds like you're probably talking about something like the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Platform Bike Rack w/ Cargo Carrier # HR1450Z-85 which is a 2 bike carrier with a cargo carrier built in. This is a great multi-function carrier that will allow you to carry both bikes and cargo on the back of your 2006 Dodge Sprinter. If you would ever need to carry 4 bikes, I recommend instead going with the # HR1400Z-85 since it comes with a rear 2 bike platform that is removable and can be...
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  • Do The Arms On The Rocky Mounts MonoRail Lock Into A Specific Angle If The Bikes Aren't Installed?
  • The RockyMounts MonoRail 2 Bike Platform Rack # RKY10003 are not fixed and can move freely. You can keep them at the angle you want but you will have to move them when you load and unload your bike. Even on bike racks that have a center mast you'll often see the center mast having the capabilities of folding down. Most bike racks are design to fold into themselves for easy storage and or less length added to the back of your vehicle. If you have the locking arms up as if it were holding...
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  • Can I Lock The Wheel Hooks At A Certain Angle When The Bikes Aren't On The Thule T2?
  • The Thule T2 Pro XTS 2 # TH9034XTS are not fixed and can move freely. You can keep them at the angle you want but you will have to move them when you load and unload your bike. Even on bike racks that have a center mast you'll often see the center mast having the capabilities of folding down. Most bike racks are design to fold into themselves for easy storage and or less length added to the back of your vehicle. If you have the locking arms up as if it were holding down a bike but you...
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  • Best Platform Style Bike Rack Options For Two Surface 604 Rook E-Bikes
  • You do have options. There are two bike racks that will work for you. Both the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HLY74FR and the Swagman E-Spec # S94FR will both support your bikes as they both can carry 80 lbs per bike. These are your only options really. You can only have a platform style rack with these bikes and since your Surface 604 Rook e-bikes have fenders you can't use any wheel hook racks. So a frame hook platform style rack is what you need and these are the only two I recommend...
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