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  • Availability of Bike Rack with Ramp to Carry 75 lb E-Bike
  • The bike rack with the highest weight capacity that has a ramp that can be utilized is the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 but it can only handle up to 65 lb E-Bikes and I'm not sure if you'd be able to get your bike down that low. We do have the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HLY74FR which would be able to carry your 75 lb E-Bike but this doesn't have a ramp so you'd have to muscle the bike up to the bike rack. Because of this, the best option for your application is to use a motorcycle...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack Stabilizer for Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack in Hitch of 2017 Hyundai Elantra
  • I was able to look up your order number and it sounds like you are seeing more movement than you like in the vertical movement of the Kuat Transfer 2 # TS02B in your Draw Tite # 24939 hitch receiver. Because the pin is securing it to the sides, you may simply need to tighten that bolt a little more to also stabilize the vertical movement. If you have already tried that and are still left desiring more stability then I recommend adding an anti-wobble like the Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Clamp for...
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  • Recommended Platform Bike Rack for Bike With Rear Cargo Rack
  • I have a solution for you, but you're not going to be able to use the Thule Helium # TH44VR on a bike with a rear basket/rack like that installed; you won't be able to use a wheel mounting rack on bikes with fenders or rear racks/baskets unfortunately and even when used in the manner you've described I'm not sure that it's going to provide sufficient holding strength to secure the bike safely. Your best bet, and what I recommend, is going with a frame mounting bike rack like the Inno...
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  • Recumbent Bike Rack Recommendation for 2018 Kia Sorento
  • We have great recumbent bike rack options like the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider for Recumbents part # HR1000Z-R which once you install a hitch on your 2018 Kia Sorento you'd be totally set. The recumbent bike racks have the ability to handle the extra weight and longer wheelbase of the recumbents as well as the smaller wheel diameters. Then for a trailer hitch the Draw Tite part # 75908 would be an excellent option that installs relatively easy and has plenty of weight capacity. I attached...
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  • Is Removing Swagman XC Bike Rack from 2018 Kia Soul Hitch Difficult
  • Installing a Swagman XC bike rack part # S64650 from the hitch of a 2018 Kia Soul like yours is pretty easy. Basically you have to just remove the threaded hitch pin bolt (requires a wrench) and once it's out you simply just slide the rack out from the hitch. I attached a link to a review video that covers this as well. If you are also needing a hitch I'd recommend the Draw Tite part # 24915 as it's very easy to install, priced great, and is mostly hidden so it looks great too. I attached...
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  • Could Hollywood Racks Destination Fit 2018 Kia Sedona with Draw Tite Hitch
  • The Hollywood Racks Destination 4 Bike Platform Rack # HR4000 would be a great bike rack option for your 2018 Kia Sedona that has a Draw Tite 2 inch hitch # 75894 installed. You'd have plenty of clearance for the rack to fit and allow the rear door to open when the rack is folded down.
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  • Compatibility of Inno INH120 Tire Hold Bike Rack with Class I Trailer Hitch on 2020 Kia Soul
  • Although we do offer Class I compatible bike racks that would work with the Draw-Tite # 24985, I'm sorry to say that the Inno # INH120 Tire Hold isn't one of them. A Class I hitch has a stop welded into it that will prevent the longer shank of a Class II only rated accessory from being slid in far enough for the hitch pin holes to align. This is done to prevent higher rated Class II accessories from being used in the lower rated Class I. The Kuat Transfer, part # TS02G can handle two...
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  • Alternative Bike Rack to Kuat NV 2.0 Base for 2020 Kia Sportage
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 Base # BA22B is probably my favorite bike rack that we carry, and part of that is because you can add the extension # BA02B down the road if need be. An alternative option that I like is the Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack # Y02443 which is comparable on all metrics aside from that it can only handle up to 3" wide tires as opposed to 4.8" wide tires like the Nv 2.0 Base. You can eventually add the Plus 2 2-Bike Add-On # Y02446 and then if you want to match all of the lock...
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  • Endcap Recommendation for Yakima Fourtimer When Reduced Down to TwoTimer
  • When you have your Yakima Fourtimer part # Y02469 reduced down to a TwoTimer part # Y02468 you could use the replacement endcap/bottle opener part # 8880528 and you'd be set.
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  • Will the Inno Tire Hold 1 Bike Platform Rack Work On An E-Bike with Fenders and Saddlebags
  • I do have an option for you but the Inno Tire Hold 1 Bike Platform Rack part # INH110 as with any wheel mount bike rack will not work on a bike with fenders. Instead, I recommend the Saris Freedom EX 2 Bike Platform Rack part # SA4412F which is just slightly more than the Inno Tire Hold 1 Bike Platform Rack, has a 60 lb per bike weight capacity, uses a unique frame clamp system that will work perfectly with your bike even though it has fenders/saddlebags, and best of all it is super lightweight...
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  • How Much Does the Thule Roadway 2-Bike Rack Weigh
  • The Thule Roadway bike rack # TH912XTR weighs approximately 30 pounds. It has a shipping weight of 33 pounds. This bike rack is rated for 35 pounds per bike (70 pounds total). I have included a link to a video review of this bike rack for you.
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  • Differences Between Hitch Classes with Regard to Choosing a Bike Rack
  • Although both a Class I and Class II trailer hitch use a 1-1/4 inch receiver, the tongue weight capacity (the maximum amount of weight that can be safely suspended from the receiver) is different. A Class I receiver has a tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs, while a Class II has up to a 350 lb capacity. Many racks that are compatible with a Class II receiver will not work on a Class I. Class I receivers typically have a stop welded or punched into it to prevent a Class II accessory from...
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  • Strap Recommendation to Hold Front Wheel of Bike Loaded on Kuat Beta
  • If you are looking for a strap to secure the front wheels of your bikes to prevent them from moving around you would want the Replacement Wheel Holder Strap # HRSPRVEL. With this strap you can secure the front wheel to the frame of the bike so that it won't move around.
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  • Should Curt Bike Rack C18064 have Movement when Installed in a Trailer Hitch
  • It is normal. The size difference between the 2 inch shank on an accessory and the 2 inch receiver on a hitch is done so that the accessory can be easily installed and removed without binding up. Curt bike rack # C18064 has a threaded hitch bolt that, when installed and snug, will take up some of that play. You can eliminate even more movement by using a secondary anti-rattle device such as the Hitch Immobilizer # BX88224. This device is one of the most effective because it reduces...
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  • E-Bike Rack Recommendation that Fits 2013 Kia Soul with 1-1/4 inch Hitch
  • I have a way that will allow you to carry your 61 lb e-bikes in a hitch rack on your 2013 Kia Soul but using a hitch adapter like you mentioned is not the recommended way as it will cut the capacity of the hitch in half. Best solution is the Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202 as this fits your hitch size and is a higher rated e-bike rack. It comes with a ramp too to make loading/unloading the bikes as easy as possible.
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  • Recommended Hitch Pin Lock For Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack
  • We have just what you need to secure the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack, part # S64650 to your trailer hitch. I recommend the Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin, part # S64029. This will replace the hitch pin you have for your bike carrier and also provide an anti-rattle solution.
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  • Does Hollywood Racks Trail Rider Include Anti Rattle Hitch Pin
  • The anti-rattle hitch pin is included with the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider part # HR200Z that you referenced. If you wanted to lock the rack to your hitch and then lock your bikes to the rack you would want the part # HRLHPTC which is a hitch pin lock and cable lock.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack Compatible With Bikes With Front Fenders
  • The Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Black # TH9034XT is designed to hold the bikes by the wheels. It is not recommended to use on bikes with fenders. For that application I recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HLY84FR. This carrier has the capacity to carry bikes up to 80 lbs each. Many of our bike carriers are for bikes up to 35 lbs each and many of the bikes with fenders exceed that weight. This carry uses precision-clamping cushioned hooks...
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  • Will Thule Hitching Post Pro Work With Class ll Hitch On 2017 Kia Sportage
  • The Curt Class ll Hitch # C12158 we offer for your 2017 Sportage is capable of carrying 4 bikes. The note about Class l hitches does not apply to the # C12158. The Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR will work with the 1-1/4 inch receiver you have on your vehicle. The bike carrier does have a weight capacity of 35 lbs for each bike. 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...
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  • Recommendation for Short 2-Bike Rack to Use with Class I Hitch on Kia Forte
  • We have a large selection of 2-bike racks that will work well with the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11368 that you have installed on your 2017 Kia Forte. There isn't going to be a 2-bike rack available that features a total length of less than 17 inches, as this wouldn't allow for enough space for the two bikes to sit side-by-side. Are you needing the 17 inch maximum distance for clearance with something like a garage door? One of the shorter 2-bike racks we have available...
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  • What is the Best Bike Rack for Two Evelo Electric Bikes on a 2017 Kia Soul?
  • I have a solution for you, but I can't recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE, part # HLY84FR in this situation. The primary reason for this is that the 2017 Kia Soul only has fitting hitches that are Class I with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. The Sport Rider only has a 2 inch hitch, requiring an adapter that will reduce the tongue weight, our capacity for hauling bikes, by 50%, from 200lbs to 100lbs. The Sport Rider itself weighs 60 lbs, and the lightest of the Evelo models is 55lbs...
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  • Comparing Swagman G10 and Chinook Bike Racks for 2016 Kia Soul
  • The main difference between the Swagman G10 # S64682 and the Chinook # S64683 bike racks are the design of the crossbars that the wheel cradles are attached to at the base of the bike rack. The Swagman G10 uses two crossbars in which the wheel cradles are attached directly on top of the bars.The Chinook model use one crossbar that the wheel cradles attach to and sit off the side of the bar. The only difference between the two racks, other than the design, is the Chinook rack will...
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  • Recommended Hitch Lock for Pro Series Q-Slot Platform Bike Rack
  • Pro Series does not actually offer a locking hitch pin for their Q-Slot Platform-Style 2 Bike and 4 Bike Rack # PS63138, but we have found that the Hitch Tite Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock # SA3022 works very nicely with the rack. The threaded hitch pin is compatible with the threaded shank on your Pro Series Rack and features an easy-to-use push-to-lock design. 2 keys are included. You can also add the Saris Cable Lock # SA981 to lock the bikes to the rack. I have attached a couple short...
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  • Can Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Bike Rack Tilt and Allow Rear Hatch of 2015 Kia Soul to Open
  • Yes, since the bottom of the hatch opening on a 2015 Kia Soul starts up considerably higher than other vehicles the tilt feature of the Hollywood Rack Sport Rider SE 4 Bike Platform Rack # HR1400Z would allow the rear door to open if this rack could be used on our vehicle. Since the hitches that fit your Soul are all Class I hitches like the Curt # C11419 which are lower capacity and can only carry up to 2 bikes at a time this 4 bike rack would not work for you. We do have the 2 bike...
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  • Can a Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Stay Installed on a Vehicle All the Time
  • In general bike rack manufacturers recommend removing a bike rack from the vehicle when not in use. That would include the Swagman XC, # S64650. But a lot of people leave the racks installed all the time too. I always remove mine when I am done with it for the day but I don't go out biking much. Someone who bikes several times a week would benefit more from having the rack installed all the time. What you have to watch out for is the hitch pin or bolt seizing up in the hitch receiver...
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  • Using Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2 Bike Platform Rack with Day 6 Semi-Recumbent Bike
  • The Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2 Bike Platform Rack # HR200Z will work with your Day 6 model semi-recumbent bike but you will need to add an adapter bar like the Kuat # UB01. This will attach to the bike's seat post and handlebar stem post to provide a horizontal connection point for the hooks on the Trail Rider. The step-thru frames on the Day 6 are a bit too pronounced for the mounting hooks on this rack to attach without the use of the adapter. I have attached a short video demonstration...
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  • Hitch Mount Bike Rack for Kids Bikes with Training Wheels and Adult Bikes
  • Your 2 kids bikes are not going to fit on the Pro Series Q-Slot # PS63138. There aren't really any good bike rack options for bikes with training wheels. The RockyMounts SplitRail # RKY11404-4 is a potential option though. It is compact enough that the training wheels will be supported. It could prove to be an awkward way to carry a bike that small though and the hook may not come down far enough to clamp down on its front tire. Another potential option is the Malone Pilot # MPG2112-2115...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2018 Kia Soul Being Flat Towed
  • For smaller vehicles like your 2018 Kia Soul there are only 1-1/4 inch hitches like the Draw Tite hitch part # 24915 which you can then install a bike rack in the hitch that fits that size. Then for an flat towed vehicle approved bike rack to fit this hitch we have the Let's Go Aero BikeWing # LGA54FR which would work well in that hitch and is super lightweight.
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  • Recommended Hitch-Mounted Bike Rack for Avoiding Camera Interference on 2018 Kia Sorento
  • While it shouldn't completely block the backup camera on your 2018 Kia Sorento, The Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9034XT referenced in your question will likely interfere a bit with the view. This will be the case with any hitch-mounted bike rack. The Thule T2 might provide a better view when compared to racks that feature a prominent center mast, but there is still going to be some interference, especially with a couple bikes loaded or with the rack folded against the vehicle. I...
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  • Can I Carry a 50lbs Bike in a Swagman XC-2?
  • I have a solution for you, but I can't recommend exceeding a manufacturer's stated per bike weight limit. I instead recommend the Saris Freedom 2, part # SA4412B. This two bike rack has a per bike capacity of 60lbs and fits the same Class I and II hitches that the Swagman XC-2 does, with the addition of being able to carry two bikes of that size. You can indeed carry a single bike on a 2-bike hitch. I recommend that you mount the bike in the rack that is closer to your vehicle and...
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  • Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for 2016 Kia Soul
  • The best option for a trunk bike rack for your 2016 Kia Soul is the Thule Raceway Pro part # TH9001PRO. This is a lightweight bike rack that instead of using 6 nylon straps uses 4 rubber-coated steel cables which are much more secure and easier to deal with. This rack will be the easiest to install option we have and would 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...
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  • Fit of Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack # Y02443-2 on 2012 Kia Sorento
  • The Yakima # Y02443-2 HoldUp 4 bike rack should work excellently in the hitch on your 2012 Sorento, but to be absolutely sure, you'll want to take a quick measurement that shows how far under the rear bumper the receiver opening is recessed. Find the hitch pin hole, and measure rearward until you clear the furthest rearward point of the back bumper. If this measurement is LESS THAN 7 inches, the HoldUp 4 will have enough clearance. I've linked you to an FAQ article that shows how...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation to Carry 4 Bikes with Kia Soul
  • Since your 2011 Kia Soul is limited to a class I hitch your hitch mounted bike rack will be limited to carrying up to 2 bikes at a time. The reason is that a class I hitch cannot handle the stress associated with carrying more than 2 bikes because it allows for too much weight farther from the hitch. The torque produced could damage the vehicle. Your best bet will be to add a roof rack to your Kia Soul in order to carry two additional bikes. For a bike rack, I recommend the Rola TX-102...
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  • Comparison of Swagman G10 Part # S64682 and XTC-2 Part # S64670
  • The biggest difference between the Swagman G10, part # S64682 and the XTC-2, part # S64670 is that the G10 is capable of folding up toward the rear of the vehicle when not in use. The G10 also includes a locking hitch pin and bike frame hooks to secure the rack to the vehicle and the bikes to the rack. Another difference is the frame design. The XTC-2 carries both bikes on hoops attached to one rail, while the G10 uses one rail for each bike, this allows the G10 a higher weight capacity,...
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  • Platform Bike Rack for RV to use with a Aggressive Frame Bike
  • Yes. The Thule EasyFold XT2 # TH903202 is a great choice to use with bikes that have aggressive step-throughs like the ones found on your cruiser bike. This is because it doesn't require any type of frame adapter like the Thule Frame Adapter # TH982XT, which you would need if you used a hanging style rack like the Thule Hitching Post # TH934XTR. The EasyFold has independently detachable arms that can be repositioned anywhere along upright frame to hold bikes by the downtubes or top tubes...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Class I Trailer Hitch on 2013 Kia Soul
  • There is a bike rack that will work for you, though as you noted, the Curt # C11110 hitch that fits your 2013 Kia Soul is a Class I rack so the Yakima DoubleDown 4 # Y02424 will not work, even with just two bikes on it because it is rated for Class II hitches and up. Instead, I recommend checking out the Kuat Beta # B202-114. This rack is extremely convenient to handle, weighing just 12.6 lbs and comes with a hand knob that you only need to twist to get the anti-rattle feature. The Beta...
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  • Replacement Hardware for Yakima Doubledown Hitch Mounted Bike Rack
  • In order to replace the bolt for the Yakima DoubleDown 4 Bike Rack # Y02424, you need to look at the Replacement Hardware for Yakima Doubledown Hitch Mounted Bike Rack # Y8890206. •Replacement hardware for Doubledown 2, 4 and 5 •Includes: (1) bolt, (2) flat washers, (1) nut and (1) wrench for rack assembly (1) hitch bolt, (1) lock washer and (1) flat washer to secure rack in hitch # 8890206 Yakima Replacement Hardware for Doubledown 2, 4 and 5 Hitch-Mounted Bike Rack
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  • Comparing Swagman XC S64650 & Curt C18084 Platform-Style Hitch Bike Racks
  • Both the Swagman XC # S64650 and Curt C18084 platform-style hitch bike racks will fit the 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch made for your 2011 Kia Soul. Both also fit 2-inch hitches which makes them a good long-term choice for potential compatibility with other vehicles. For the XC you can use hitch and bike lock kit # S64031. This not only locks the rack and your loaded bikes but it also provides anti-rattle duty to eliminate most noise and motion from the rack. Between the two bike racks...
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  • Best Bike Racks to Carry 2 Pedego Electric Commuter Bikes
  • Electric bikes like your Pedego Commuter bikes tend to weigh quite a bit. The Thule Roadway # TH912XTR that you referenced can only hold bikes that weigh up to 35 lbs each. Since most hanging bike racks have a max weight capacity of 35 lbs per bike you will need to use a platform bike rack that can accommodate the extra weight. I called Pedego and spoke with one of their reps who said that they recommend using the Thule T2 Pro XT which comes in Black # TH9034XT or Silver # TH9034XTS...
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  • Affordable Bike Rack Options for a 2012 Kia Soul with a 1-1/4 Trailer Hitch
  • When it comes to hitch mount bike racks there are 2 styles to choose from, platform and hanging. The platform style lets you rest the bike in some sort of cradle and the typically has a ratcheting arm that secures the bike. The hanging style uses arms with cradles that you rest your bikes on. In the platform category we have the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack # C18085 which has a very basic design and has a ratcheting arm that secures the bikes by their frame. It has tilt away and folding...
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  • Comparing Kuat NV 2.0 and Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Racks for a 2020 Kia Telluride
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack part # NV22G and Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack part # Y02443 are both excellent options for a 2020 Kia Telluride with trailer hitch such as the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13420. I recommend the Kuat NV as the finish is much nicer, the best on the market actually and it has some additional features that the HoldUp does not such as the integrated bike repair stand and larger wheel size compatibility.
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  • Weight Capacity of the Yakima Hold Up 4 Bike Rack
  • I spoke to my contact at Yakima and she confirmed that the weight capacity for the Yakima Hold Up 4 # Y02443-2 is 60 lbs per bike with an overall capacity of 200 lbs.
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  • Light Weight Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2016 Kia Soul
  • I have a solution for you, but the Yakima RidgeBack part # Y02457 that you referenced will only fit Class II and higher trailer hitches. The hitch you would have installed on your 2016 Kia Soul would be a Class I so you would need to go a different route. My favorite 2 bike rack is the Saris Freedom SuperClamp part # SA4025F because it's a platform bike rack which means it's easy to load/unload, it's light weight at only 30 lbs, it's made in the USA, and it only touches the bikes at...
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  • Easy to Use Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2011 Kia Sportage
  • I will be happy to recommend some bike racks so you can carry your bikes on your 2011 Kia Sportage. An increasingly popular rack is the BikeWing # LGA54FR. Since this bike rack holds the bikes at the wheels it will work with many different bike styles. It is also light weight at just 20 pounds so it is easy to maneuver and store. Bikes with fenders or baskets on the back will not fit though. One of the easiest bike racks to load is the Kuat Transfer, # TS02G, because of the U-shaped...
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  • Will the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Fit a 2011 Kia Soul with 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Aluminum - Black Item # SH12B is an excellent choice and it will work with the 1-1/4 inch hitch and your 2011 Kia Soul. It is also available in pearl, # SH12P, and gray, # SH12G. I have linked a video review of the Sherpa 2.0 for you.
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  • Does Bike With Step Through Frame Need Bike Rack Adapter on Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack
  • You will not need the Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes # 64005 with the Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches # S64670. That adapter is normally used for hanging-style bike racks to give bikes with step-through frames a vertical mounting point. However, the XTC-2 does not require it; as you can see by the accompanying photo and review a customer sent in of this rack, they were able to use the XTC-2 with a step-through...
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  • Installing Swagman G10 Bike Rack And Hitch Receiver On 2016 KIA Soul
  • For your 2016 Kia Soul, you will need a trailer hitch receiver for the Swagman G10 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # S64682. For the hitch receiver I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # 24915. I've attached an install video on your vehicle to help. There is no drilling required for installation but the exahust will need to be lowered temporarily for installation. The splash guards and wheel well liners will...
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  • 4 Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2009 Kia Sportage
  • To carry 4 bikes at the rear of your 2009 Kia Sportage your best option would be to use a receiver hitch and a hitch mounted bike rack. One of our most popular 4 bike racks is the Thule Hitching Post, # TH934XTR, which has anti-sway cradles to prevent damage to your bikes or the back of the vehicle and can be folded down away from the rear of the vehicle for access when out on a ride. If you don't have a receiver hitch, the hitch I recommend for your vehicle is the Draw-Tite Class...
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  • Recommended Hitch Bike Carrier for 2017 Kia Sportage
  • The best way to transport bikes on a passenger car is usually with a hitch-mounted rack, like the Thule Hitching Post Pro you referenced, part # TH934XTR. A video on this rack is linked for you. A hitch rack places the weight load of the rack and bikes on the vehicle's frame, its strongest part, instead of on its relatively light sheet metal the way trunk-mount racks do. For a new vehicle I definitely suggest you go for a hitch rack. This will provide the safest transport for your bikes...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Kia Soul for Yakima Ridgeback
  • The Yakima Ridgeback # Y02457 needs a Class II or higher hitch to fit so the Draw Tite you mentioned wouldn't work but the EcoHitch part # 306-X7326 will. A Class II only accessory like your bike rack actually won't even slide into a Class I hitch due to a weld stop in the hitch tube. The EchoHitch won't have that issue and would easily have the clearance needed for the rack to fit as well.
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  • Is Yakima RidgeBack 4-Bike Rack Recommended for 2020 Kia Telluride
  • The Yakima RidgeBack 4-Bike Rack # Y02458 is absolutely compatible and a fantastic choice for a 2020 Kia Telluride. When we installed a trailer hitch on a 2020 Telluride, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13420, we found that it was 4-1/2 inches from the hitch pin hole to clear the bumper, and the RidgeBack is a full 9-1/2 inches from the pin to the closest part of the rack, so you will have more than enough clearance to use the rack. The RidgeBack is a premier 4-bike rack because...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Recumbent E-Bike
  • I do have an option for you but the Swagman XC-Extended Platform-Style 2 Recumbent Bike Rack part # S64650-EXT will not meet either the wheel base or weight requirements of your of your bike. Instead, I recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2 Bike Rack for Recumbents part # HR1000Z-R which will accommodate bikes with up to a 74" wheelbase and up to 45 lbs per bike. Therefore, you'd need to get the weight of the bike down most likely by removing the battery. Unfortunately, there are...
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  • Compatibility of Curt Hitch Receiver C13152 With Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack S64670
  • The Curt Hitch Receiver # C13152 that you referenced is a 2-inch Class III hitch that will fit several versions of the 2015 Kia Sorento: the EX, LX, SX and Limited. The link at right will let you see all hitches and fits for your Sorento. I have also linked an installation video for this Curt hitch along with two helpful articles to assist your installation process. The Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack # S64670 will fit this 2-inch hitch, and since it is also compatible with 1-1/4-inch...
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  • 2-Bike Hitch Mount Bike Rack Recommendations for 2017 Kia Sorento with Access To Rear Cargo
  • To meet all of the features you're looking for a hitch mount bike rack is going to be the best option. A trunk mount isn't something you'll likely want to leave on your 2017 Kia Sorento all of the time and it isn't going to give you the access in the rear hatch very easily. To access your rear hatch you will need a rack that either tilts away or swings away which many bike racks do. Also, since you said the rack will be permenantly on the vehicle, I would think a rack that locks to the...
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  • Best Lightweight Bike Rack For 2013 Kia Soul At A Good Price
  • The easiest way to carry a bike rack on the 2013 Kia Soul is with a trailer hitch, if she does not already have one on the car. I recommend the Class I Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24839. The hitch is an easy installation that does not require drilling. The Draw-Tite also provides the best ground clearance compared to the other options which is what you want when carrying a bike rack. The bike rack is less likely to scrape the ground in low ground clearance situations...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation to Carry a Trek Pure Crank Forward Step Through Bike
  • I spoke to my contact at Swagman and while she couldn't tell me how low the hook arm of the Swagman XTC-2 bike rack part # S64670 would go she assured me that it would go low enough to attach to your Trek Pure Crank Forward with a step through frame. Review video attached. Some people with step trough frames will also use frame adapter bars like the Swagman Adapter bar part # 64005 to provide a higher attachment point for the bike rack. I attached a review video for this product as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch and 4-Bike Carrier for a 2011 Kia Sorento
  • I will be happy to help you out. First, for a trailer hitch, since you want to carry 3 to 4 bikes I recommend going with the sturdier Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver because of the strength and versatility. Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75684 fits that description perfectly. Drilling is not required for installation. I have linked a video showing installation for you. For a bike rack the Hitching Post Pro, # TH934XTR, is a great option and I recommend it for someone who wants...
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  • Platform Bike Rack that Can be Used as 2 bike or 4 bike Configuration
  • We have similar bike racks to the Swagman XTC4 that you mentioned that can be used in either a 2 bike or 4 bike configuration like the Swagman Quad 2+2 part # S64FR but the XTC4 can not be reduced down to a 2 bike rack. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Saris Freedom Bike Rack Compatibility With 4 Inch Wide Fat Bike Tires And Electric Bike
  • The Saris Freedom SuperClamp EX2 # SA4025F will work for bikes with up to a 4-1/2 inch wide tire. If you have tires over 4-1/2 inches then you will also need the Fat Tire Adapter Kit for Saris Freedom Bike Racks # SA4419 compatible with tires up to 5 inches wide. Standard tires will fit fine in either holder. Another option is the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack for Fat Bikes # SA4412B-FB which can accept bikes with tires up to 5 inches wide. Either of these options will support...
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  • How To Carry Two E-Bikes On a 2014 Kia Optima
  • I do have an option for you but there would be no way to carry either of your bikes with a trunk mount bike rack. The trunk mount bike racks all max out at 35 lbs per bike. The best and only option you have for your two Aventon 500 Pace E-Bikes is a hitch mounted bike rack, the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack part # SA4412B is one of the most cost effective options for two electric bikes. The Saris Freedom is also very lightweight at only 22-1/2 lbs so it is easy to take on and off the...
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  • Best Way to Carry 5 Bikes on a 2012 Kia Soul
  • All of the 5-bike trailer hitch mount bike racks that we carry will only fit 2 inch trailer hitches. All of the trailer hitches for the 2012 Kia Soul are Class I trailer hitches with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. You will not be able to use a 5-bike rack with the Kia Soul. Class I trailer hitches are only capable of holding 2 bikes maximum. The issue is that when you add more than 2 bikes, that puts too much way too far from the receiver. That creates a lot of stress on the hitch and vehicle...
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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2012 Kia Sportage
  • As long as you have a hitch installed on your 2012 Kia Sportage like the Curt Hitch part # C13120 the # 59403 would work well for you.
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  • How to Carry 3 Bikes on a 2014 Kia Soul Plus that Can Only Use a Class I Trailer Hitch
  • There is a way to carry 3 bikes on your 2014 Kia Soul. But the trailer hitches available for your 2014 Kia Soul are Class I trailer hitches. This means that you can only carry up to 2 bikes maximum because any additional bikes would be too far from the receiver and put too much stress on it resulting in damage to the hitch and/or vehicle. To carry 3 bikes you can use a 3-bike trunk mount bike rack such as # TH911XT. This will also be more cost effective since you do not have to purchase...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and 2-Bike Platform Bike Rack for 2015 Kia Soul
  • I will be happy to help get your 2015 Kia Soul set up with a trailer hitch and bike rack. First for a trailer hitch the most popular option is Draw-Tite hitch # 24915. This hitch, and all hitches for your Soul, is a Class I trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. There are 2 things to remember when looking at accessories for a Class I hitch. First, make sure the accessory, in this case a bike rack, is rated for use with a Class I hitch. And second, with bikes you are limited to 2 bikes...
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  • Details on the Ratcheting Hooks, Hitch Adapter, and Lock Option for the Swagman XC2 Bike Rack
  • Excellent questions. First, absolutely the ratcheting feature of the hooks on the Swagman XC bike rack # S64650 will stay firmly in place and not back out no matter how long or short the trip. The 1-1/4 to 2 inch adapter included with the rack screws onto the bike rack shank so you won't have to worry about losing it or doing anything else with it really. To lock the rack to the hitch you will not use a pad lock. Instead you will need the Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin for...
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  • What is the Weight of the Rola TX-102 Bike Rack?
  • The Rola TX-102 2-Bike Rack, # 59400, checks in at 26.7 lbs. If you do not want to take the rack on and off each time you have the urge to go biking, you could leave it on and still have access to your 2014 Kia Sedona's rear cargo area, as you can see in the attached link which reviews the Rola on a Sedona. The Rola features anti-sway cradles which are going to prevent contact from one bike to another, has a weight capacity of 80 lbs, and can be used in either 1-1/4-inch or 2-inch hitch...
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  • Recommended 2 Bike Rack for a 2013 Kia Sorento
  • If you are looking for a top-of-the-line 2 bike rack to use with your 2013 Kia Sorento then I recommend going with the Kuat NV 2.0. This bike rack will fit a 1-1/4 inch receiver with part # NV12G or a 2 inch receiver with part # NV22G. Not only does the NV 2.0 offer a very sleek look, but it also comes with a built-in bike repair stand, has bike and hitch locks to secure your bikes and bike rack, plus it secures the bikes by their wheels instead of frame so that it can accommodate a wide...
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  • How To Use the Yakima FullSwing on a 2016 Subaru Legacy
  • I do have options for you but the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75673 will not work with the Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack part # Y02465 because the hitch pin hole of the Draw-Tite hitch when installed on your 2016 Subaru Legacy will be recessed too far under the bumper to allow you to use the release handle on the back of the rack. Therefore, if you wanted to use the Yakima FullSwing your only option would be to install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13390 instead....
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  • Hitch-Mount 4-Bike Rack Recommendation for 2015 Kia Sorento
  • For use in the 2-inch hitch on your 2015 Kia Sorento the best bike rack option between the Swagman XTC4 # S64665 and the Swagman 2+2 # S64692 may depend on the nature of your bikes. Both carriers offer 4-bike capacity and a mix of useful features, but there are certain differences that might make one better than the other for you and the particular bikes you will transport. For example, the 2+2 has a 45-lb weight capacity per bike compared to the XTC4's 35-lb limit. The XTC4 can fit...
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  • Can Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202 Fit Bikes with Tires Wider than 3 inches
  • While the Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202 that you referenced states the max tire width it can work with is 3 inches we've had customers come back with much wider tires than that and tell us it worked fine. Basically the tires just ended up sitting a bit more on top of the slots instead. See attached picture that shows 5 inch tires used with the rack.
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  • Can Hollywood Racks Bike Rack # HR1400 be Installed Initially as 2 Bike Rack
  • Yes, you can use the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider part # HR1400Z as just a 2 bike rack and then later expand it to a 4 bike rack if you wanted to. I attached a picture that shows the rack split apart for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike rack Recommendations for a 2005 Kia Amanti
  • For a trailer hitch for your 2005 Kia Amanti I recommend the Curt # C11450. This is a Class I hitch and has a limitation of supporting only 2 bikes on a bike rack and must be compatible with Class I bike racks. Please note that Curt requires the use of their Stabilizing strap # 18050 for all non trailer loads, such as a bike rack. Our most popular Class I compatible 2 bike rack is the Swagman XTC-2, # S64670. This is a platform style bike rack. The benefit is that it can carry a wide...
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  • Will the Yakima HoldUp Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2011 Kia Soul
  • Even if you added the Yakima Replacement Spine Assembly, # Y80126, to your Yakima HoldUp bike rack, # Y02433, you will not be able to use it with a Kia Soul. The reason is because the 2011 Kia Soul can only be equipped with a Class I trailer hitch and the HoldUp for 1-1/4 inch hitches will only fit a Class II trailer hitch. What you will need for the Soul is a different platform bike rack. The most popular option is the Swagman XTC-2, # S64670. This bike rack holds the bikes at the wheels...
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  • Can the Swagman XC Hold Fat Bikes on a 2011 Kia Sorento with 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • To be clear the Swagman XC # S64650 also does not tilt. With that said this is one of the highest rated bike racks. Out of the over 400 reviews it has a near perfect score. So that is saying something. As it comes it is not designed for fat bike tires but you could add wheel hoops # S64674 and they will accommodate tires up to 5 inches wide. Adding these will be good for 1 bike so if you have 2 fat bikes you would need 2 sets total.
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  • Can a Class II Three Bike Rack be Used with a Draw-Tite Trailer Class I Hitch on a 2008 Rondo by Kia
  • The only hitches available for the Kia Rondo are Class I hitches, like the Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame Hitch, item # 24797. Class I hitches are limited to 2 bikes because of the torque applied to the hitch and vehicle frame by the weight of the bikes and bike rack and the distance they stick out behind the vehicle. The Reese Hitch Bike Rack, item # 63123 will not work in a Class I hitch because there is a stop located in the receiver that limits the hitch to the installation of Class...
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  • Can 2 Adult Bikes Be Carried on the Lets Go Aero BikeWing 2-Bike Rack
  • The Let's Go Aero BikeWing 2-Bike Rack # LGA54FR that you referenced can indeed carry 2 adult bikes. The weight capacity that the bike rack can carry is up to 80 pounds. This means you could carry 2 bikes weighing up to 40 pounds each on the bike rack. The BikeWing will fit bikes with wheelbases between 22 inches and 50 inches. As long as both of your adult bikes fall within this wheel base range, and the weight of the 2 bikes together isn't more than 80 pounds, the BikeWing rack will...
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  • Would Hollywood Racks Trail HR200 Allow Rear Hatch on 2016 Kia Soul to Open
  • I looked up picture of the rear of your 2016 Kia Soul and the hatch sits a decent distance higher than the hitch opening so the Hollywood Racks Bike Rack # HR200Z would pretty easily allow the hatch to open with the mast folded down. The rack has a 5 inch rise in the shank.
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2015 Kia Sorento
  • First let's start with a hitch. For that you would want the Curt Hitch part # C13152 which has been confirmed as a fit and would work well for you. The Yakima Ridgeback part # Y02458 that you referenced can be used with beach cruisers, but you will also need an adapter bar like part # 64005 to span the distance between the seat post and the steering stem to provide a vertical attachment point for the bikes.
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  • Will the Swagman Trailhead Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2007 Kia Spectra Sedan
  • If your 2007 Kia Spectra sedan already has a trailer hitch, measure from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the distance required to clear the rear of the vehicle. If that distance is less than 11 inches, the Swagman Trailhead, # S63360, will fit. If you need a trailer hitch, use Draw-Tite # 24743. If you look at the diagram in the instructions I have linked, you will see that the hitch pin hole is only a few inches back from the rear of the vehicle and the rack should fit without...
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  • Will the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider Clear the Bumper on a 2011 Kia Soul with Curt Trailer Hitch
  • Yes, the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider # HR200Z will clear the bumper and fit your 2011 Kia Soul with Curt trailer hitch # C11110 installed. Curt also says you have to use stabilization strap # 18050 when using this hitch for any non-trailer load (such as a bike rack or cargo carrier) per their warranty requirements. I have linked a video showing how the strap works.
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  • Recommendations for a Hitch and Bike Rack on a 2014 Kia Soul
  • I can help you pick out a setup for your 2014 Kia Soul. The Draw-tite hitch # 24915 you mentioned is the custom fit class 1 hitch for your 2014 Soul. This hitch has a max of 200 lbs. tongue weight and an 1-1/4 inches by 1-1/4 inches receiver opening. All Class 1 hitches have a capacity of 2 bikes only on the rack even if it is a 3 bike rack. My suggestion is to go with a roof rack setup for the third bike or a trunk mounted 3 bike rack. As far as the Swagman # S63365, this bike...
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  • Can Bike With Long Handlebars Allow LiftGate To Open With Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier
  • As you said, the video of the Yakima HoldUp, part # Y02443 on a 2017 Sportage shows a bike with 9-inches from the center of the handlebar stem to the outside of the handlebar. In the video there is only a couple of inches clearance when the rear liftgate is opened. Since you have a bike that has much longer handlebars I recommend using one of the outer positions of the bike carrier. This would place the end of the handlebar further away from the back of the vehicle.
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  • Hitch and E-Bike Rack that Can Fit 2017 Kia Soul
  • For Class II only bike racks like the Swagman Current part # S64678 there is actually a mechanism that prevents it form installing in a Class I hitch. The idea is that the bikes are going to be heavier since it's an e-bike rack which would stress the hitch. So since there are only Class I hitches for your 2017 Kia Soul like the Curt # C11419 you'd need an E-bike rack that is Class I hitch compatible like the Thule Easy Fold XT part # TH903202.
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  • Can The Swagman XTC-2 Be Used With A Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver On A 2020 Kia Soul
  • I reached out to Swagman and my contact confirmed that the Swagman XTC-2 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64670 will work with a Class I trailer hitch receiver on your 2020 Kia Soul. She mentioned the reason they only show Class II on their website is to make sure customers are conscious to check the tongue weight rating of their vehicle and trailer hitch receiver to ensure they are not overloaded. If you do not have a trailer hitch receiver for your 2020 Kia Soul yet I highly recommend the Draw-Tite...
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