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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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