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  • Locking Hitch Pin for Swagman S64671 XTC2 TILT 2 Bike Rack
  • There sure is! For a locking anti-rattle hitch pin/cable lock combo, use # S64031 or for the hitch pin only, use # S64029. I've linked to product description videos for each part.
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  • Recommended Platform Rack That Expands From a 2 Bike Rack to a 4 Bike Rack
  • There are a few platform style bike racks that can be converter from 2 bike racks into 4 bike racks. I'll provide a short list below: - Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HR1450Z and add on # HR1475Z or # HR1400Z (complete 4 bike rack) - Swagman Swagman Quad 2+2 2-Bike and 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches # S64FR - Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Platform Rack # NV22G-NA22G - Thule T2 Classic # TH9044 and add on # TH9046 My personal favorite out of these is the Thule T2 Classic which has adjustable...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2 E-Bikes, Can Fold, and be Used on Flat Towed Vehicle
  • We have a pretty decent selection of bike racks that fit your description. If you're wanting a 2-bike rack like the Swagman E-Spec # S94FR then I recommend using the Hollywood Racks RV Rider # HLY64FR. This has both tilting and folding features, it can be used both on a flat towed vehicle and a motorhome, plus it has an impressive weight rating at 80 lbs per bike. For a 4-bike option you'll need to use something other than the Curt 4-bike racks as they are not approved to use on a...
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  • Bike Rack Needed to Carry Electric Recumbent and RadCity Electric Bikes
  • If a bike rack says 45 lbs max per bike then you might be able to get away with a few lbs over that limit if you have 1 bike, but 20 lbs over that limit will definitely not be safe. This is due to the weight capacity of the pieces used for the wheel cradles as it's clear the bike rack can handle up to 90 lbs. With all of that being said, all you need to do is use the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 2 Electric Bike Rack # HLY84FR and then also get the Long Wheelbase Kit # HRLWBK-2Y to...
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  • Bike Rack Compatible with ElliptiGO Bikes and E-Bikes for a 1-1/4 Hitch Receiver
  • For your application you can use the following: Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 2 Electric Bike Rack - # HLY74FR Long Wheelbase Kit - # HRLWBK-2Y Fork Mount Adapter - # HR915 (need 2 of these) Slide Frame Hook - # HRSPRFHC-SW (when using the ElliptiGO) "Z" Frame Hook - # HRSPRFHC-RW (when using the ElliptiGO) This gives you a bike rack that has an 80 lb per-bike weight rating for your E-Bikes and then by using the long wheelbase kit with the fork mount adapter and hooks you essentially...
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  • Comparable Bike Rack Alternative to Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 HR1460Z-E
  • Yes, take a look at the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 2 Electric Bike Platform Rack part # HLY74FR, which can accommodate tire widths up to 5 inches, and just like the previous version of the Sport Rider SE 2, HR1460Z-E, it can carry up to two 80 pound bikes, and will fit both 1-1/4" and 2" receivers.
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  • Does Rocky Mounts Offer a Loading Ramp for the Backstage
  • I have a solution but there is not a ramp available for the Backstage part # RKY10002. I also looked at the available ramps and didn't see any that would easily work. If you would like to upgrade the rack along with the bikes the Thule EasyFold XT 2 E-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches part # TH903202 is the way to go. Not only for loading the bikes but also for moving it around. Check out the video I made on it that I have linked for you.
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  • Best Value 4-Bike Rack Recommendation that is Easier to Use/Store
  • Thanks for all the info you listed! So based on what you are looking for the best bike rack option is the Hollywood Racks 4-bike # HR4000. This is a platform rack like you are wanting, fits the bike sizes you have, and is surprisingly lighterweight at 42 lbs. It also can fold up when not in use for storage as well and costs less than the other racks you mentioned. Check out the review video link I attached for this rack as well.
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  • Is There 4-Platform Bike Rack that Can be Reduced to 2-Bike Rack and Carry 60 lb E-Bikes
  • I have a really great solution for you but when carrying only 2 bikes the Yakima rack part # Y02469 would not be able to carry two 58 lb bikes. Instead though we have the Kuat NV part # NV22B-NA22B which does have a 60 lb per bike capacity when carrying just two bikes. In this type of configuration it would be your only option as well. I attached a review video for more info on the bike rack as well.
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  • Availability of a Hitch-Mount Bike Rack for a Sun 24-Inch Adult Tricycle
  • The bike rack you referenced, the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Trike Carrier # HR1000Z-R-TRKADP, is indeed suitable for transporting an adult trike of up to 100-lbs weight and with a wheelbase length up to 74-inches and track width up to 36-inches. This rack can be used with either a 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch or with a 2-inch hitch (it cannot be used with a Class I hitch). Recommend the optional lock set # HRLHPTC. You will want to check the hitch on your vehicle to ensure it is rated...
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  • Recommended Bike Carrier That Can Be Used as a 2 Bike and 4 Bike Carrier
  • It sounds like you're looking for something similar to the Curt 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting # C18087, which can be used as both a 2 bike rack and a 4 bike rack as long as you've got a 2" hitch receiver on your vehicle. In order to carry any bikes with aggressive step throughs or kids bikes, you would need to use a bike adapter bar like the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes # 64005. This Curt rack...
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  • Best Value Platform Bike Rack Recommendation that is Rock Solid In Hitch
  • When it comes to stability on the road at a great value there is nobody out there that beats the Hollywood Racks bike racks. The Hollywood Rack TRS # HR3000 would be the winner by far. If you check out the review I attached below you'll see just how stable the hitch is. In the last portion of the video you can see the rack go over speed bumps as well. It's rock solid and an incredible value. I would recommend it easily for you. I attached a video for the Sittka 2 part # S64687 and it...
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  • Carrying 5 Bikes Using a Trailer hitch Mount Bike Rack on a 2011 Mercedes GL 350
  • You do likely have a 2 inch trailer hitch on your 2011 Mercedes GL350. To be sure, just measure the receiver opening width. Just measure the opening, not the overall width. The Apex XT 5 bike rack # TH9026XT is a great option. Carrying 5 bikes can be difficult, even on a rack designed for 5 bikes. The Thule Apex XT has 7 inches of spacing between the cradles for each bike giving you plenty of space to load them. It also holds the bikes at 3 locations keeping them from swaying back and...
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  • Swagman Chinook vs. Kuat Transfer For Mountain Bike and Road Bike
  • Since your mountain bike has a wheelbase of exactly 47 inches (I looked it up) the Kuat Transfer part # TS02G (or black # TS02B) would work great with it. Between this and the Chinook this rack is definitely the way to go. I really like that the only thing on your bike that it grabs is the tires which protects the finish of the bikes and is also very secure. This rack is also lighter weight, easier to store, and more stable as well so it's definitely the winner. I attached an install...
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  • What is the Best 2-Bike Rack that is Similar to the Thule Apex
  • There actually is a 2-bike version of the new Thule Apex XT. It's part # TH9024XT. Thule made changes to the cradles and straps on their hanging racks. The cradles still have great cushioning and the straps are not ratcheting making it easier to tighten them down. The Apex XT still includes locks and anti-sway cradles, and still folds and tilts like the previous models. I've linked a review video for you to take a look at.
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  • Swagman Platform Bike Rack Add-On Expansion Kit
  • For the Swagman Semi 4.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # S64698 we do offer the 2-Bike Add-On Kit # S64699 which expands this rack to a 4-bike capacity. For the Swagman Quad 2+2 2-Bike and 4-Bike Platform Rack # S64692 that you referenced the 2-bike add-on is no longer offered.
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  • Availability of 2-Bike Swing Away Hitch Rack
  • For a 2-bike rack that has the ability to swing away from the vehicle, we have the RockyMounts BackStage 2 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches, part # RKY10002. This is a platform style bike rack that is super easy to use and comes loaded with features, like a hitch and cable lock. If you were looking for a hanging style rack instead, the closest option we have is going to be the Softride Hang2 2-Bike Rack # SR27041. While it doesn't swing out, it does have a lever that allows the rack to glide...
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  • Best Lightweight Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for 2 Bikes
  • For what you are looking for I would recommend the Saris Freedom Superclamp part # SA4025F. It's a platform style bike rack that will fit your 2 inch hitch, it's super lightweight for a platform rack at 30 lbs, and it will only contact your bikes by grabbing them at the tires. Check out the review video for this rack I attached as well.
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  • Availability of 2-Bike Version of the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HR1400Z with Add-On Option
  • We do have a 2-bike version of the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 4-Bike Platform Rack # HR1400Z that will allow you to add 2 more bikes. This bike rack is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Bike Platform Rack # HR1450Z. The add-on extension is part # HR1475Z for whenever you are needing to add those extra bikes, and you can even add a cargo basket # HR1485 if you need extra room in your vehicle. The SE2 is the same bike rack as the SE, just as a 2-bike version with the option to...
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  • Best 2-Bike Hitch Rack for Heavy Bikes That Is Easy to Use
  • You're right that few hitch platform bike carriers can handle heavy bikes like your e-bike. The Thule DoubleTrack # TH990XT can handle only 35-lb bikes. But Thule also offers another 2-bike platform carrier that will give you all of the features and compatibility you're looking for, the EasyFold # TH903202. The EasyFold fits both 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitches; it handles heavy bikes up to 65-lbs each; it includes built-in locks for the rack itself and for your loaded bikes; it works...
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  • How to Order Matching Lock Core Set for Thule T2 Pro XTS 4 Bike Platform Rack
  • Surprisingly all of the locks that come with the Thule T2 Pro XTS 4 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9034XTS-9036XTS most likely are not the same. This comes with all of the needed keys but if you wanted to swap out everything so that all of the locks match you'd also need the part # TH450600 which is a 6-pack of matching lock cores.
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  • Availability of Tail Light Kit for Thule EasyFold XT
  • While there are no light kits specifically made for use with the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202, you might be able to install the Cargo Carrier Light Kit # 52014 somewhere like on the spokes of your bike wheel to add that tail light function. These lights mount using a plastic sleeve so you wouldn't have to worry about any scratches on your wheel, although it wouldn't be a bad idea to maybe use some pool noodles or something like that to help stabilize the lights so they don't slide up and...
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  • Is a Longer Threaded Hitch Bolt Available for Swagman XC Bike Racks and a 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • As long as the threaded bolt is tight in the hitch when securing the Swagman bike rack, # S64663, you will not have to have the clip in place. I called and verified this with my contact at Swagman. A longer bolt is not available. The rack was made for 2 inch trailer hitch receivers that measure about 2-1/2 inches wide on the outside. A 2-1/2 inch receiver is going to measure about 3 inches wide which is why the threaded pin is too short. Using a regular locking hitch pin like # e98881...
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  • Is there a 4-Bike RV-Approved Bike Rack that Can Tilt Down with Bikes Loaded
  • Tilting bike racks are not available for RVs because where a rack pivots to tilt creates a point of weakness and because there is significantly more movement at the back of an RV it can cause a tilting rack to fail. The latest and greatest 4-bike RV-approved rack is the Yakima LongHaul 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Silver Item # Y02476. I have linked a video review of this rack for you. Another option that has a lower price point is the Lets Go Aero BikeWing T4 4-Bike Rack - 2" Hitches...
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  • Can Swagman XC-Extended Platform-Style 2 Recumbent Bike Rack Carry Standard Bikes Too
  • The Swagman XC-Extended Platform-Style 2 Recumbent Bike Rack # S64650-EXT that you referenced comes with two sets of wheel hoops. The gray ones for the longer recumbent bikes and the black ones for standard bike wheelbases. With these hoops you can carry either two recumbents, two standard bikes, or one of each.
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  • 2 Bike Rack Recommendation for 2015 Honda CR-V
  • The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed up in nearly everyone's top three. Check out the review video I attached for more info. 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...
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  • Do You Carry a Towing Bike Rack with 5 Bike Capacity
  • The highest bike capacity bike racks that are approved for use on motor homes and trailers can carry a maximum of 4 bikes. The Swagman Original Bike Rack, part # S64400, is one example. When Using a towing bike rack, you will need to ensure that the tongue weight of the trailer and the weight of the rack plus the bikes on it does not exceed the tongue weight capacity of the hitch on your vehicle. Given that the average bike weighs 30 pounds and most racks weigh around 40 to 50 pounds...
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  • Replacement Wheel Loop For Swagman 64650 and TR63131 Bike Racks
  • We do offer replacement parts for the rack including Wheel Loop part # P189.
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  • Rack for Carrying 3 Wheeled Bike on Chevy Equinox
  • We do indeed sell some bike racks that would allow you to carry your trike on your Chevy Equinox. You'd first need to have a hitch installed. If you'd care to reply to the email and provide the model year of your Equinox, I'd be happy to make a hitch suggestion for you. If all you're wanting to carry is the 3 wheel bike, I'd recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Trike Carrier, part # HR1000Z-R-TRKADP. If you wanted to carry a trike and a regular 2 wheel bike, go with the Hollywood...
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  • Is There a Frame Adapter Bar For Womens and Alternative Bike Frames to Use With Thule Apex
  • Yes, the frame adapter is the Thule Womens and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter Bar, part # TH982XT. This adapter bar works for children, womens, or alternative frame bicycles and allows your to mount the bike level on your Thule Apex XT 5 Bike Carrier, part # TH9026XT. The Thule Womens and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter Bar, part # TH982XT, will work great with your Thule Apex 5 Bike Carrier, part # TH9026 on your 2004 Toyota Sienna with 2 inch hitch. I have linked a video overview...
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  • Carrying Bikes and Towing Trailer With 2012 Toyota Sienna
  • As a first step, I recommend taking a measurement to determine the exact rise you need in a ball mount. Measure from the top of your receiver (outside of tube) down to the ground. When we installed Curt Class III # 13105 on a 2012 Sienna, we found this measurement to be 12 inches. Then with the trailer up on its jack and level, measure the coupler height by measuring the distance from the underside of the coupler to the ground (17 inches is typical). The difference between these two measurements...
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  • Availability Of Hitch Bike Rack To Fit On the Rear Of a Travel Trailer
  • When using a 2-inch hitch adapter that clamps to your 4-inch square RV bumper on a travel trailer you will not want to exceed the limits of your bumper. The bumper towing and tongue capacities may be indicated on the bumper itself, but if not you could check your trailers owner manual or contact the manufacturer of your travel trailer. Also remember when using a bolt-on adapter your bumper needs to be a 4x4 inch continuous-weld steel bumper. It cannot be used on spot welded or aluminum...
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  • Recommended RV Bike Racks to Transport 5 Bikes on 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Any bike rack (or other accessory) installed on the rear of a trailer will be subjected to severe up-and-down and side-to-side forces. Bike racks designed for trailer use are built specifically to handle those stresses but there are no 5-bike racks suitable for use on the back of a 5th wheel trailer. The maximum capacity for a trailer-rated bike rack is 4 bikes. I do have a way for you to load 5 bikes but it will require you to use 2 racks, and one of those will have to be a ladder-mount...
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  • Distance From Outside Arm to Arm on Malone Hanger 4 Bike Rack
  • The outside to outside distance between the arms of the Malone Hanger 4 Bike Rack # MPG2124 that you referenced is 14 inches. 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 and will provide...
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  • Availability of Platform Bike Rack With 2-Bike Add-On That Can Be Used on Another Vehicle
  • The two bike extension portion of the # S64692 Swagman Quad 2+2 bike rack cannot be used as a stand alone rack, as the rack isn't designed that way. If you're wanting a rack that has a 2 bike add-on that can be used on a different vehicle if need be, The Pro Series Q-Slot, part # PS63138 will do that for you. The add on works in a 1-1/4 inch hitch, but it would work in a Class III hitch if an adapter sleeve like part # HT02. I've linked you to a product demonstration video for the...
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  • Best Economically Priced 2-Bike Platform Bike Rack
  • The # C18085 is the replacement for the C18084 that you referenced. It is a pretty new update so that's why you aren't seeing it elsewhere. Some improvements were made, but in this price range the best option is the Hollywood Racks part # HR200Z. This rack works extremely well and is also incredibly stable on the road too which is almost unheard of at this price range. Check out the test course video I attached to see more on that.
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  • Can Fat Tire Adapter be Used with Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Bike Rack w/ Cargo Carrier
  • Yes, you can add fat tire adapters to the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Platform Bike Rack w/ Cargo Carrier # HR1450Z-85 that you referenced with the part # HRSPRWH-F-HD and you can use this rack at the rear of a motorhome as well!
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  • Hanging Bike Rack Recommendation with Best Ground Clearance
  • The Swagman Trailhead part # S63360 has the larger rise at 3 inches over the # 63120 which has 2 inches. The Trailhead also has about two inches of straight shank directly out of the hitch opening before starting to angle upward. It's the ground clearance winner for sure.
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  • Availability of Fat Tire Adapters for Swagman Dispatch Hitch Platform Bike Rack S44FR
  • I contacted the folks at Swagman to check on a fat bike tire adapter for your Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike Platform Rack # S44FR. You can use their kit # S64694 which is a set of two wheel trays that fit fat tires up to 5-inches wide! Order 1 kit per fat tire bike.
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  • How to Transport Two E-Bikes While Towing Jayco Flight Travel Trailer
  • We do have specialized hitch bike racks like the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 that can handle the higher weight of e-bikes but this rack cannot be used on a trailer (it can be used on a motorhome only). And we have racks made for use on trailers, like the Swagman Dispatch # S44FR, a frame-mount type that works on bikes with fenders like yours, but this does not have the required weight capacity since it tops out at 45-lbs per bike. There is currently no one product that meets all of...
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  • Single E-Bike Bike Rack Needed for a 63 lb Rad Mini
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # v only comes in a 2-bike version but we do have a 1-bike bike rack that has an 80 lbs weight capacity from Thule. The Thule T1 1-Bike Platform Rack # TH9041 can be used to secure your E-Bike by the front wheel for no frame contact. It can accommodate tire widths of up to 5" and wheel diameters ranging from 20" - 29". This bike rack has the same tilting and folding features plus it comes with built-in locks for the bike rack and your Rad Mini. If...
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  • How to Carry 4 Bikes With a 2016 Chevy Cruze
  • I do have a solution for you to carry 4 bikes, but since the trailer hitch receivers that are available for your 2016 Chevrolet Cruz are 1-1/4 inch Class I receivers you will be limited to a 2 bike carrier for the hitch. To carry 4 bikes you will need to install a roof rack and carry 2 bikes on your roof. As far as which hitch receiver I recommend, If you are going to have a shop install it I recommend the Draw-Tite Sport Frame # 24943 because it doesn't require the use of the Support...
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  • Availability of a Hitch Mounted Combination Bike Rack and Cargo Carrier/Basket
  • Sounds like you are looking for the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 # HR1450Z-85, which is just that! This will work as long as your vehicle has a 2 inch hitch and can support the weight capacity of both items. The versatile Sport Rider 2 Special Edition bike rack and cargo carrier combo lets you carry 2 bikes and your gear. It allows you to use the carrier alone or two bikes alone. The two bike carrier can be upgraded to 4 bikes carrier with # HR1475Z. The bike rack is a platform...
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  • Platform 4-Bike Rack Comparison, Thule T2 vs. Saris Freedom SuperClamp vs. Kuat NV
  • All three of the bike racks you mentioned are great options. Since you mentioned ease of installation I would recommend going with the lightest option of the three as that will make the biggest difference there. The Freedom SuperClamp part # SA4026F weighs in at 63 lbs, the T2 part # TH9044-TH9046 weighs 85 lbs, and the NV part # NV22G-NA22G weighs 82 lbs. Between those three I would go with the SuperClamp because it is considerable lighter than the other two. But honestly these three...
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  • Ladder Mounted RV Bike Rack
  • There is actually a bike rack designed to do exactly what you want, though the Swagman Chinook # S64683 cannot be mounted vertically or on a ladder and is not rated for use behind an RV. Instead, I recommend the Surco 2 Bike Carrier - Ladder Mount # SP501BR, which uses brackets to clamp around the 1" diameter tubing of your ladder rack; you can see how this is used in the accompanying photo. This bike carrier has a 75 lb weight capacity, can haul 2 bikes vertically and uses cushioned...
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  • Availability of a Hitch Mounted Bike Rack that Also has a Cargo Carrier
  • The closest thing we offer to what you are looking for is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Platform Bike Rack w/ Cargo Carrier # HR1400Z-85. This is a cargo carrier with a 2 bike rack attached to the back of it that can be removable. To carry an additional 2 bikes you would need to go with a roof rack option like the Thule # TH599000.
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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack to Carry 74 Inch Wheelbase Recumbent Bike
  • I have some bike rack options for you, but unfortunately none of the Swagman bike racks are designed to fit a recumbent bike with a 74 inch wheelbase. The only Recumbent Bike Rack Swagman offers is their XC-Extended Platform-Style 2 Recumbent Bike Rack # S64650-EXT, but this rack has a maximum wheelbase of 68 inches. For a bike rack that will accommodate bikes with wheelbases up to 74 inches, you will want to look at the Hollywood Racks recumbent racks, the Sport Rider 2 2-Bike Carrier...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Rear of Winnebago Era RV
  • Your Winnebago Era has a hitch at the rear of it so one of our RV hitch bike rack would work great. That being said we don't offer any single bike racks. The Swagman Dispatch part # S44FR would be your best option. It is rated for RV use and will securely carry two bikes if needed. I couldn't find any pictures of your RV with a spare mounted at the rear of it, but this rack does have 18 inches from the pin hole to the nearest wheel tray so it should clear the spare pretty easy.
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  • Available Spare Tire Carriers for Use on RV
  • We offer RV-approved bike racks in several types, hitch-mount, bumper-mount and ladder-mount, all of which are shown on the linked page. If your RV has a continuously-welded bumper (not one that is only spot-welded) then you can use a bumper-mount spare tire carrier such as # UF15-954730. If you do not have a rear bumper that can support the weight of the spare tire then you might prefer a frame-mount tire carrier like # FHDSTC0101.
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  • Does Curt 4-Bike Rack Have Locking Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin?
  • There are high-quality 4-bike platform racks available which do have locking anti-rattle hitch pins, but the Curt # C18087 does not; it has an anti-rattle hitch pin though it is not locking. A 4-bike rack that is similar in price to the Curt that actually comes with a keyed-alike hitch lock and cable lock is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HR1400Z. This bike rack uses padded hooks to grasp your bikes by the top tubes and adjustable wheel mounts with straps to secure your rear wheels....
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  • Will Kuat Transfer 1 Fit on 2012 Toyota RAV4 with Draw Tite Hitch Installed
  • When we installed the Draw Tite hitch part # 75235 on a 2012 Toyota RAV4 just like yours we found that from the center of it's hitch pin hole out to the furthest point out on the rear spare measures 8 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole of the Kuat Transfer part # TS01B to the nearest portion of the bike rack measures 7-1/2 inches, but the center of the wheel cradles is several inches past that which means you'd have plenty of room for the rack and a bike loaded onto it.
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  • Can a Lock be Added to the Threaded Hitch Pin of the Curt 2 Bike Hanging Style Rack
  • Curt does not have any locks for the threaded hitch pin that comes with the Curt 2 Bike Rack # C18029 but we have found that the SportRack # SR0901 fits the Curt bike racks. You can add a cable lock like part # e98891 for your bikes but not for the rack itself. If you don't already have a bike rack then you might want to check out the Hollywood Racks Commuter 2 Bike Carrier # HR2500 because it has a 75 lb weight capacity which is a little over the typical 70 lb weight capacity of hanging...
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  • Availability of Cable and Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer 2-Bike Rack
  • There is indeed an add-on cable/hitch lock for the Kuat Transfer 2 bike rack, part # TS02G. You'll want part # PTSCLK12, which includes the cable lock and the locking piece that goes on the existing threaded hitch pin.
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  • How Do Lock Cores Insert into Housings of Thule T2 Bike Rack
  • Sounds like you are referring to the lock cores of the Thule T2 Pro XTS part # TH9035XTS. What you need to do is insert the change key into the lock core before inserting the lock core into the housing of the rack. I attached a picture of the change key for you to check out so you know which one it is.
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  • Best Bike Rack for Easily Loading a Fat Tire Bike
  • I do have a possible solution for you, but unfortunately the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 can only accommodate a max tire width of 2-1/2" and there are no other bike rack options at this time with a ramp. I recommend taking a look at the Kuat Transfer. This bike rack comes in Gray # TS02G-FB and Black # TS02B-FB, is compatible with both 1-1/4" and 2" receivers, and has a max tire width of 4.5". The Transfer may work for you because it allows you to step into the bike rack to load your...
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  • Which will Have More Clearance Between Bumper and Wheel Tray Swagman XCT2 or Hollywood Racks HR1000
  • We haven't had the chance to install either the Swagman XTC2 part # S64670 or the Hollywood Racks # HR1000z on your 2009 Nissan Murano but I can tell you an easy way to determine where the wheel trays will end up when either hitch is installed. If you measure from the center of your hitch pin out 8 inches that's where the first wheel tray will be for the XTC2. If you measure 12-1/2 inches that's where the Hollywood Racks wheel tray will be. It's not recommended that you totally remove...
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  • Recommended Hitch Adapter to Allow Use of 2-Inch Kuat Bike Rack in Class I Hitch on 2015 Acura TLX
  • Hitch adapters like # HT5R are available to allow use of a 2-inch hitch accessory in a 1-1/4-inch hitch. And this particular product also provides 5-inches of height rise to improve ground clearance. BUT...there's always one of those...use of ANY hitch adapter causes the unavoidable side-effect of reducing your hitch's rated tongue weight (TW) capacity. This loss of capacity results from the increased distance between the hitch tube and the actual rack. The greater distance means more...
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  • Is there a Bike Rack Made for a Three Wheel Trike that Fits a 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • If the trailer hitch on your vehicle is a Class II hitch, there is a rack specifically designed for use with a three wheel bike. Check out the Hollywood Sport Rider, part # HR1000Z-R-TRKADP. This rack will work with Delta or Tadpole style trike frames.
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  • Do You Carry a 5 Bike Rack That Can Be Used on the Back of a 5th Wheel Camper
  • Due to their size and weight, 5th Wheel Campers have a lot of movement in the rear suspension. With this amount of movement combined with the weight of 5 bikes, a 5 bike rack could not hold up on the back of a 5th Wheel. Something like the Swagman Standard 4 Bike Rack, part # S64400, is as large as you could safely go on the back of a 5th Wheel Camper. It can carry 4 bikes, up to 35 lbs per bike.
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  • Fork Mounted Bike Adapter for Swagman XTC Bike Rack
  • I have a solution for adapting your Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 wheel loop for a fork mount. Hollywood Racks offers a fork mount adapter # HR915, that mounts on their wheel adapter # HRFWM-ADP-2. I was able to go out and confirm that the wheel mount adapter fits onto the Swagman XTC. This will allow you to mount the fork of your bike to the bike rack instead of by the wheel. If you are looking to mount your removed wheel the Hollywood Rack # HR916 will also mount to the wheel adapter...
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  • Availability of Add-Ons and Spare Parts for Inno Tire Hold INH142 Bike Rack
  • We do indeed carry the Inno Tire Hold bike rack, # INH110 for a 1-bike, # INH120 for a 2-bike, # INH142 for a 4-bike version. The racks aren't discontinued, and we can get many spare parts from Inno. This particular rack isn't capable of being added onto. Saris offers a very similar rack, # SA4031-33 for a 2-bike, or # SA4032-33 for a 4-bike. A 1 bike add on is available as part # SA4031 or a 2 bike as # SA4034. We can indeed obtain replacement parts from Saris.
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  • Availability of 4 Bike Rack For Use on Rear of 5th Wheel
  • The designs of the bike racks themselves is what would limit their use on the rear of a towed trailer. A hitch accessory installed in a receiver on the rear of a towed trailer will be subjected to much more rattling and bouncing than it would had it been installed on a passenger vehicle or truck. This is caused by the suspension and the longer rear overhang typically found on trailers. Any limitations involving the use of a bike rack like the Swagman # S64665 XTC-4 on a trailer come...
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  • Availability of Adapter To Change Yakima Holdup 2 Bike Hitch Rack # Y02433 To a 4 Bike Rack
  • Yes, you can buy the Yakima HoldUp Plus 2 Adapter, part # Y02435, that can be added to the Yakima Holdup 2 Bike Hitch Rack, part # Y02446, to increase the bike rack to a 4 bike carrier. The Yakima Holdup 4 Bike Hitch Rack, part # Y02443-2, is just the 2 bike rack with the adapter already included. I am including links to the installation instructions on the Yakima bike rack and the bike rack adapter. The Yakima Holdup bike rack is designed to fit on a 2 inch trailer hitch. I am also...
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  • Locking Hitch Pin for Prorack 4 Bike Rack PR8062404
  • There certainly is a way to lock the hitch pin of your Prorack # PR8062404 4 bike rack. For the hitch lock only, use part # Y07235 or if you wanted the hitch lock plus a cable lock to secure the bikes to the rack, use part # Y07238. If you click on the two links, you can see product demonstration videos for the hitch lock and the cable/hitch lock combo.
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  • Is Bike Carrier Available For Carrying 2 Delta Trikes
  • We have two bike carriers that are capable of carrying trikes, but both carriers are only able to carry one trike. We do not currently offer any bike carriers that would accommodate 2 trikes. One of the bike carriers we offer that can carry a Delta Trike is part # HR1000Z-R-TRKADP. This will hold one either one recumbent tadpole-style or 1 recumbent delta trike. This will fit 2 inch trailer receiver openings or a Class ll hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver using the hitch adapter. This...
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  • Recommended Hollywood Racks Bike Rack for Fat Bikes
  • We have a great option to carry your fat bikes from Hollywood Racks, the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2 Bike Rack for Fat Bikes # HR1000Z-FB. The Sport Rider is one of the more versatile bike racks on the market, and fits tires that are up to 5" wide, can handle bikes that weigh up to 45 lbs with wheelbases up to 60". It uses ratcheting hooks that are cushioned to grasp your bikes and those hooks lock for security, helping protect your investment. This rack folds up when you are not...
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  • Is There a Replacement Ramp for the Older Thule EasyFold 9032
  • The ramp for that model was discontinued with that model so there is not a direct replacement. I reached out to my contact at Thule to confirm they are not longer available. Your best option is to get the Replacement Ramp for Thule EasyFold XT 2 # 933401 and then customize it for compatibility with that older attachment hook style for it to work on your bike rack.
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  • Highest-Capacity Bike Rack for Use on RV
  • There are no RV-rated bike racks that offer a 5-bike capacity. The most bikes an RV-rated bike rack can hold is 4, as with the hitch-mount racks like the Swagman Original # S64400 and their Trailhead # S63381. Other 4-bike rack types are available, such as the bumper-mount Swagman 4 # S80600 which requires no hitch but which does require that your rear bumper be steel, 4- to 4-1/2-inches wide and be continuously welded along its entire length. All RV-rated 4-bike carriers can be seen...
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  • RV-Rated 4-Bike Hitch Racks for Use on Motorhome
  • Hitch-mounted bike racks that are rated for use on a motorhome are built with the strength needed for the greater stress forces found at the rear of motorhomes and trailers. This extra stress results from the greater distance between the rear axle and hitch on such vehicles, as compared to that distance on a typical passenger car. That greater distance becomes greater leverage on the hitch. RV-rated racks with a 4-bike capacity are shown on the linked page. The Swagman Trailhead # S63381,...
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  • Availability of 2 Bike Version of Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Platform-Style Bike Rack
  • We do indeed offer the 2 bike version of the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE as part # HR1450Z. The rack includes the hitch lock and locking ratchet arms that are keyed alike. If you click the provided links, you can see current pricing for the # HR1450Z.
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  • Rack For Carrying 70 lb Rad Fat Electric Bike on Rear of RV
  • If the RV you speak of is a motorhome, we have an option, but nothing we offer will accommodate that heavy of a bike on the rear of a 5th wheel or bumper pull travel trailer because of how bouncy the suspensions of those vehicles are and the extended overhang typically found at the rear. A bike that heavy would eventually cause the hitch to detach from the rear of the vehicle due to the shaking and jarring it would experience. For a motorhome, Hollywood Racks makes the Sport Rider...
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  • Availability of Bike Rack That Installs on Ball Mount for Two 70 lb Fat Tire Bikes
  • The Swagman Traveler XCS # S64664 is a pretty unique bike rack and since it's designed to be installed on a ball mount shank it doesn't have a high weight capacity. To use a bike rack that is compatible with two 70 lb bikes with 4" wide tires you're going to need to use a standard bike rack and for that I recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 # HLY74FR. This bike rack uses the same type of style as the Traveler but it can handle up to two 80 lb bikes with max tires widths of 5". This...
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  • Best Hitch-Mount Platform 2-Bike Carrier for Heavy Electric Bikes
  • Thule's EasyFold 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH903202 can handle two e-bikes up to 65-lbs apiece and bike tires up to 2-1/2-inches wide. This rack will fit both 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitches. The EasyFold also happens to be a class-leading platform rack for any bikes. Its feature set is superior to almost any other premium quality carrier. It is lightweight - only 45-lbs; it features a handy foot-operated tilt mechanism, built in wheels for easy maneuvering around the garage; it folds...
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  • Availability Of A Bike Rack that Can Be Used While Towing a Trailer
  • I do have some choices of three bike racks and four bike racks that can be used with towing a trailer. All of the bike racks that are available to be used with towing a trailer will need to be used on a Class III, 2 inch trailer hitch. The Swagman XC 2 Bike Carrier, part # S64650, will not work as a towing bike rack. I would recommend the Swagman Original 4-Bike Towing Rack, part # S64675. This is a four bike rack that mounts on the ball mount. If you have an existing ball mount and...
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  • Availability of Replacement Key for Triple X Bike Rack
  • Are you sure you don't have a Rola Triple X like the # 59403? The available replacement keys for this rack are at the attached link. You would need to select the key that matches the number you need from the list.
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  • How to Make a Reese Bike Rack More Stable in the Hitch of a 2009 Toyota RAV4
  • Sounds like you will need an anti-rattle device to make your bike rack more stable in your Toyota's trailer hitch. I recommend the Pro Series Anti-Rattle Device for 2 x 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receivers, # PS63091. The Pro Series device will insert between the trailer hitch receiver and your bike rack. The adjustable bolt and jam nut will allow you to stabilize the bike rack and help eliminate the wobble in the trailer hitch.
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  • Is There an E-Bike Carrier for 2 Bikes That Has Locking Arms Instead of Cable Locks
  • I have a solution for your, but there is not a way to change the arms on the Hollywood Racks TRS 2 # HR3500E. The TRS 2 does come with a cable lock integrated to provide the security you're seeking, but the locking arms are not the most common feature on these particular racks for whatever reason. My personal favorite E-Bike carrier that has locking arms is the Swagman E-Spec # S94FR, which if your tires are wider than 3" you would need the Fat Tire Adapter Kit # S64679. It should...
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  • Availability of Trailer Hitch for 2015 Honda Pilot
  • The 2015 Honda Pilot should have been equipped with a factory trailer hitch, which is why you're unable to find an aftermarket model. Check the rear bumper fascia for a removable panel or door that is hiding the hitch receiver. Once removed, the receiver tube should be visible. If you crawl under the vehicle and look up at the underside right behind the rear bumper, you should be able to see the hitch. If you are looking for a bike rack for your 2 inch hitch one of our most popular...
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  • Replacement for Damaged Thule Helium 3-Bike Rack
  • Unfortunately, Thule doesn't offer the major components like the bike rack arms as replacement parts so your best bet will be to replace the rack. The current version of the Thule Helium Pro 3 bike rack is part # TH9043PRO. A 2-bike platform rack like the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 you'd looked at, part # SH22G would also make a fine replacement. Platform racks are easier to load than hanging-style racks are, and the Sherpa 2.0 would allow you to tilt the rack rearward with the bikes on the rack...
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  • What Colors Does the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 for 1-1/4 Inch Hitches Come In
  • The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 for 1-1/4" hitches is also available in black with part # SH12B and grey with part # SH12G. The Sherpa 2.0 is a great for bikes with carbon frames because it secures the bikes by the wheels and the platform style makes it easy to get the bikes on and off. I've also linked a brief review video of the Sherpa that you may want to check out, if you haven't already.
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  • Are There Fat Tire Adapters for the Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack
  • I have a solution for you, but there are not fat tire adapters for the Yakima HoldUp 4 # Y02443-2 since Yakima has a version of this rack that carries fat tire bikes with the Yakima HoldUp Evo 4 # Y02479-2. The HoldUp Evo offers the same tilt away, fold up features and a wheel mount for the bikes which makes it ideal for carbon frame bikes. It's essentially the same rack with the larger wheel holders to accommodate fat tire bikes, so it's a great substitute for the regular HoldUp 4. I've...
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  • Availability of Hitch Mounted Rack for 3-Wheeled Bike
  • We have two racks that would work for you. If you were only wanting to carry the 3-wheeler, I'd go with the # HR1000Z-R-TRKADP from Hollywood Racks. This rack has a 100 lb capacity, and is compatible with 1-1/4 hitches as long as they're a Class II and Class III hitches with the 2 x 2 inch receiver tube. If you wanted to carry the 3-wheeler and a regular bike at the same time, you can use the # HR1450Z-E-TRKADP3, also from Hollywood Racks. This rack is only compatible with 2 inch receivers...
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  • Availability of 2 Bike Add-on for Thule T2 Pro Bike Rack for 1-1/4 inch Trailer Hitch
  • The Thule T2 Pro that fits the 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver, like part # TH9035XTS which is Silver or part # TH9035XT which is Black, was not built to accommodate the 2 bike add-on so you will need to make sure that you have a 2 inch hitch receiver on your vehicle. You can then purchase the T2 Pro for 2 inch hitches as part # TH9034XTS for Silver or part # TH9034XT for Black, and then the add-ons later with part # TH9036XTS for Silver or part # TH9036XT for Black. However if you would like...
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  • Recommended 2 Bike Rack Compatible With 2009 Audi A4 With Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • For a class 1 compatible bike rack for 2 bikes with integrated locks, I recommend the Swagman G10 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # S64682. This is a tilting rack that will allow you to access your trunk even with bikes loaded. It folds up close to your vehicle when not in use. It has integrated locks in the ratcheting hooks and it has sliding wheel cradles with ratcheting straps to hold your bikes securely in the cradles. This bike carrier has a threaded hitch...
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  • Bike Carrier with Loading Ramp for Heavy Electric Bikes
  • Thule makes a superb specialty hitch-mount bike carrier designed for heavier electric bikes and it does include a loading ramp as well as many other user-friendly features that make it the rack to beat for anyone with heavy electric bikes up to 65-lbs each. However, this wonderful EasyFold platform carrier # TH903202 is a premium product with a price to match. You can see all the features on this rack in the linked video. There is no better hitch carrier for electric bikes. The Thule...
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  • Bike Carrier Options for 2008 BMW 6-Series 650i Convertible
  • We do not have any trailer hitch fits for your 2008 BMW 650i convertible. In fact we have none for any 6-Series models. I did check directly with both Draw-Tite and Curt and confirmed that there are no hitch fits for the vehicle. That is the bad news. But the good news is that we do have confirmed trunk-mount rack fits for your 6-Series convertible. These are shown on the linked page and they include 1-, 2- and 3-bike options from Thule, Malone and others. Included are the unique high-end...
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  • Replacement Cradles for Rola TX Series Bike Racks that can be Used on a Different Bike Rack
  • Cradles on bike racks are supposed to be a very tight fit. That is so the bikes don't slide forward and back while traveling. One thing that will help with that is to spray the arms of the bike rack with hairspray and then work the cradles on by twisting them back and forth while pushing at the same time. The hairspray will start out slippery but then get tacky as it dries which will help hold the cradles in place even better. If you want to try the TX cradles then the replacement is...
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  • Does Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack Require Safety Chains and Trailer Lighting
  • The Swagman Trailhead bike rack part # S63390 that you referenced does not require the use of any safety chains or trailer wiring like what you'd commonly find on a trailer towing setup.
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  • Availability of Cargo Carrier with 4-Bike Rack Attachment
  • If you're looking for a cargo basket that installs on a trailer hitch and is also able to be paired up with a bike rack then the best option is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Platform Bike Rack w/ Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches # HR1450Z-85 which is also available for fat tire bikes as part # HR1450Z-85-FB. I'm not aware of any cargo carriers available anywhere that can have a 4-bike rack attached to them because that would extend the load out way too far and it would add more leverage...
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  • Availability of Replacement Cradle Pads for the Swagman XP Bike Racks
  • Yes, we have the replacement pads you need for the Swagman Fold Down XP 5-Bike Rack, item # S64970. You will need to order the Replacement Top and Bottom Pad for Swagman XP Cradle, item # P160, and you will get a replacement top and bottom pad.
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  • Hitch Trike Bike Rack Recommendation for a Torker Tristart Trike
  • As long as the wheelbase of your Torker Tristart tricycle is less than 74 inches and the trike wheel width is less than 36 inches the Hollywood Rack bike rack part # HR1000Z-R-TRKADP that you referenced would work well for you.
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  • 4 & 5 Bike Hitch Racks
  • In order to use a 5-bike hitch-mounted carrier you will need to have a 2-inch Class III hitch installed on your vehicle. Also, in the 5-bike capacity category there are no platform racks available, only a 4-bike capacity, and this is due to the weight of the rack. A 5-bike platform style rack would weigh quite a bit. The Kuat NV 2.0 aluminum 4-bike platform rack # NV22G-NA22G, among the lightest such racks available, weighs 75-lbs without bikes loaded. For a 5-bike rack you will need to...
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  • What is the Warranty for the Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack Part # TH9044
  • We do still have the Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9044 that came with the Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Rack part ETTHT2C-2 but we no longer offer the exclusive extended replacement parts warranty. For the exception of the extended warranty, they are the exact same rack. With that being said the rack comes with a limited lifetime warranty and we do still offer all the replacement parts for this bike rack should anything happen.
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  • Availability of Replacement Cradle Pad for Swagman Original Series Bike Rack
  • If your Swagman Rack was manufactured after 1999, we do offer a replacement pad, part # P0023. Ordering that part # would give you 1 pad.
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  • Is there a Bike Rack for a 2017 Honda CRV that can carry a 3-Wheel Bike?
  • We offer the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Trike Carrier, part # HR1000Z-R-TRKADP, that can carry a single three wheeler, or a delta or tadpole style recumbent bike. This carrier fits a Class II (1-1/4") or III (2") hitch and features an easy-to-use clamping system, padded hooks and adjustable wheel mounts to hold a maximum track width of 36" and wheel base (length) of 74". The carrier is also foldable, allowing for access to the rear of your vehicle. I also recommend adding a Hitch...
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  • Is Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack Available in Metallic Black Color
  • We do offer the Kuat NV 2.0 in metallic black as part # NV22B for the 2 inch hitch compatible model or # NV12B for the 1-1/4 inch hitch compatible model. Kuat makes a super-high quality bike rack and I've got to say that their customer support is second to none. Nobody else comes close. I've linked to a product demonstration video featuring the Kuat NV 2.0.
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  • Availability of Replacement Shank to Adapt 2-Inch Thule Hitch Bike Rack for Use in 1-1/4-Inch Hitch
  • In some cases it can be possible to change out the shank portion of a bike rack - the square portion that mounts in the hitch receiver tube - to an alternate size, IF the rack maker offered it in both hitch sizes, 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch. This is very much brand- and rack-dependent and sometimes even era-dependent, meaning only some production years of a rack may have this capability. You can send us any part numbers you can find on your rack along with some photos, if you like, and we can...
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  • 4-Bike Rack Options for Cyclocross and Fat Bikes
  • We do offer a range of 4-bike platform style hitch-mount bike carriers and many of these are compatible with fat bike tire widths and various frame designs. However, we do not have any one 4-bike rack that can handle more or less standard type bikes like fat and cyclocross types as well as a tandem. All 4-bike platform carriers are linked for reference. One option that may work for you is hanging style rack # B01458. The Lets Go Aero BikeWing T4 4-Bike Rack # B01458 suspends bikes from...
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  • Best Platform E-Bike Rack for Minnie Winnie Motorhome
  • The best hitch electric bike carrier for use on a motorhome is Thule's EasyFold XT 2 Electric Bike Platform Rack # TH903202. There are other carriers that can handle the higher weight of electrics but few are rated for use in a motorhome hitch. Most are also a lot heavier and harder to handle. The EasyFold is engineered like no other rack. Lightweight (45-lb) construction, high bike weight capacity (65-lbs for each bike), compatibility with all frame types, included locks for the rack...
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  • Is The Rocky Mounts BackStage Swingaway Bike Rack Available?
  • Yes. We have the RockyMounts BackStage 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" - Tilting - Swinging # RKY10002. This is a very nice bike rack with a capacity of up to 60 lbs per bike with tire widths up to 5 inches. It has adjustable bike trays that slide 3 inches side to side for a great fit with bike spacing options. It comes with the bike locks and hitch lock to deter theft and give you peace of mind when traveling.
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