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  • Does Yakima BackRoad 2 Bike Rack # YA64FR Have Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin
  • Yes, the hitch pin of the Yakima BackRoad 2 Bike Rack # YA64FR is threaded so it will tighten to the hitch tube on your vehicle and remove play and rattle. This is typically referred to as an "anti-rattle hitch pin." Based on this feature and the tighter clearances of the moving parts on the rack it would be a very quiet and stable rack on the road. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat...
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  • Can the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack Fold Up When Not in Use
  • Yes, the Swagman XTC2 # S64670 that you referenced can fold up when not in use if needed. Check out the picture I attached to see what I mean.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Platform Bike Rack for a 2013 Fiat 500
  • Thanks for your recent purchase of the Draw-Tite Sportframe trailer hitch receiver # 24873 which has a maximum tongue weight of 200 pounds. If you still need to complete this installation, I added an installation video for you. The Swagman platform bike racks you referenced # S64650 and # S64670 will work with the Sportframe trailer hitch receiver # 24873 on your 2013 Fiat 500. Depending on the length of your bikes wheelbase I would choose the one that fits best. Of these two, I recommend...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2014 Fiat 500L Carrying 60 lb Cargo Bike
  • The Thule EasyFold part # TH903202 would be the best option for carrying your cargo bike with a Class I hitch like the Curt part # C11364 which fits your 2014 Fiat 500L. I attached an install video for the hitch and bike rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Fat Bike Adapter Kit for Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack
  • I do have a solution for you, but the Fat Bike Adapter Kit for Curt Platform Bike Racks Item # C18091 will not fit on your Swagman XC 2-Bike Platform Rack # S64650. Instead, why not use Swagman's very own Fat Bike Adapter # S64674? This is labelled as for Swagman's XTC bike racks, but I can confirm that they will also work on your Swagman XC bike rack # S64650 and it fits tires up to 5" wide. I see you have one bike mounted, but just a head's up for when you want to mount two it that...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2012 Fiat 500 Convertible
  • There is a way to carry bikes with your 2012 Fiat 500 convertible. What you can do is install a trailer hitch # 24873 (does not fit Abarth models) or for an Abarth model use # C11347. Then you can use a Class I compatible bike rack such as the BikeWing # LGA54FR. This rack holds the bikes at the wheels so it is compatible with many bike styles. And it weighs just 20 pounds so it is easy to handle. I have linked a video review of this rack for you.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2-Bikes on Flat Towed 2015 Fiat 500
  • I'm guessing you already have a trailer hitch installed on your 2015 Fiat 500? If not I've attached a link to our selection of trailer hitches that you can filter through. When it comes to bike racks and vehicles that are flat-towed a lot of manufacturers like to shy away from that. I don't 100% understand that because the vehicle won't move that much more, but this does limit our options a little more. For a bike rack that won't require an adapter for the women's bike we have the Lets...
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  • Swagman Bike Rack that Can be Used at Rear of Motorhome
  • For a very similar bike rack that can be used at the rear of a motorhome with a dual hitch adapter we have the Swagman Semi 2.0 part # S64686 which would work well for you. The Escapee part # S64693 that you referenced is not rated for use at the rear of a motorhome where it's rougher so it would not be what you'd want.
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  • Will the Hollywood Racks Bike Rack part # HR1450 fit a 24 inch Wheel
  • Yes, the Hollywood Racks Bike Rack part # HR1450Z that you referenced would work with 24 inch wheels so it should work well for you. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Most Popular Bike Rack to Fit 1-1/4 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • Our most popular bike rack that fits into a 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver is the Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR. The Hitching Post Pro fits Class I and Class II, 1-1/4 inch hitches and carry bikes up to 35 pounds each. If using the rack on a Class II hitch you can carry up to 4 bike but you're limited to only 2 on a Class I hitch. The rack tilts away to help allow access to the rear of your vehicle, includes an anti-rattle bolt, and can be locked to the hitch using # THSTL2. Since...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Recommendation for a Class I Hitch on a 2012 Fiat 500
  • There is a Reese rack similar to the 4-bike version you have referenced. It is # 63120. It holds 2 bikes and it is compatible with a Class I trailer hitch on your Fiat 500. Class I trailer hitches can only support up to 2 bikes maximum. This is because Class I trailer hitches cannot support the stress of a third or more bikes that far from the receiver. It is similar to using a cheater bar to loosen a lug nut on a wheel. We have numerous 2 bike racks that are Class I compatible and...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 1-1/4 inch Hitch
  • The Swagman XTC2, part # S64670 is one of the most popular racks because it's so easy to use, and because the rack has an angled shank that would raise the bike rack up by three inches providing additional ground clearance. Because of that, this is the rack I'd recommend for you. This rack will add about 19-1/2 inches to the rear of your vehicle. The rack includes an anti-rattle hitch bolt, but a combination anti-rattle hitch lock/cable lock is available separately as part # S64031.
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