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  • Are Extra Supports Needed for the Reese Eclipse When Used with Womens/Kids Bikes
  • Yes, the Reese Eclipse 4 Bike Rack part # 63124 should work just fine with your two adult and two kids bikes. However, because of the alternative frame on the womens bike, you will also most likely need to use the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # 64005. I have attached a photo of the adapter bar in use. In regards to the kids bike with training wheels, I don't see any issue as to why this would be a problem for the Reese Eclipse 4 Bike Rack so long as the horizontal top...
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  • Best Value Bike Rack That Allows For Rear Cargo Access In 2015 Honda CR-V
  • The Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack Platform Style part # S64650 will fit the 2015 Honda CR-V as long as you have a hitch on your vehicle. However, the Swagman XC 2-Bike rack is not a tilt-away rack so you need to remove the bikes from the rack to get into the rear cargo aera of the CR-V. Instead, I recommend Swagman XTC-2 TILT 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches part # S64671 for the 2015 Honda CR-V because it tilts away with or without the bikes loaded for rear cargo access in the...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit for 2020 Mazda CX-30
  • There is a trailer hitch receiver that fits your 2020 Mazda CX-30, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT64MR. This is a bolt-on installation that doesn't require any type of trimming of the fascia or bumper of your CX-30. I have added a link to the installation instructions for you to check out as well. The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT64MR is a Class I hitch, which means it does require a compatible Class I bike rack such as the Kuat Beta # B202-114, Swagman Chinook...
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  • Is Add-On Different for Kuat NV 2.0 and Base Model of NV 2.0
  • The correct add-on for your Kuat NV 2.0 will depend on if you have the base model or not. All you need to know is if your bike rack came with Bike Repair Stand # TDKB or not. If it DID NOT then you have the base model, if it DID then you have the standard model. Here are the part numbers and what you might need, depending on your model. - Base Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # BA22B (Matte Black) requires Add-On # BA02B - Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # NV22B (Metallic Black) requires...
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  • Can Tilting Feature of Thule Apex XT 4 Bike Rack be Used with Bikes Loaded
  • When using the tilting feature for the Thule Apex XT # TH9025XT you need to first remove the bikes. The only way to keep the bikes loaded so you can gain full rear access to your 2017 Toyota Highlander is to use the Thule Apex Swing XT # TH9027XT. This is the exact same bike rack but it has an arm that swings the upright and arms out to the side of the vehicle as you can see in the attached photo.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Use With Womens Natko E-Bike
  • We definitely have bike racks that will be great for your Natko E-Bike but the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack # S64650 only has a weight capacity of 35 lbs per bike and according to my research your bike can weigh somewhere between 50 lbs and 80 lbs. I do appreciate the photo as it was helpful in determining the right rack for you, and since your bike has fenders and a step-through frame you will need something that can accommodate that along with the weight. Here are the most economical options...
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  • Can the Swagman XTC4 Bike Rack be Folded Up with No Bikes on a 2014 Toyota Sienna
  • The Swagman XTC4, part # S64665, only has about 3-1/2 inches from the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack when it's folded up. When we installed the etrailer hitch you have, part # e98853, on a 2014 Toyota Sienna we measured 4 inches from the pin hole to the outermost point on the bumper. So you won't be able to fold this rack up on your van. We also received a review from a customer with a 2011 who purchased the XTC4 and he cannot fold his up. I recommend taking a look at...
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  • 2-Bike Platform Rack for Heavy Bikes Compatible with Class I Hitch
  • The Swagman Current 2 Bike Platform Rack part # S64678 is only compatible with class II and class III hitches so it most likely will not pin into a Class I hitch. For a similar rack that is compatible with a class I hitch, I recommend the Rola Convoy 2 Bike Platform Rack for 1-1/4" Hitches # 59307-2 because it shares many of the main features as the Current, so it tilts away for cargo access, folds for storage, and it also comes with a hitch and bike lock to protect your investments....
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  • Will Bike Bag fit Swagman Escapee Bike Rack
  • The Swagman Horizontal Style 2 Bike Bag # S82006 will fit the Swagman Escapee 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64693 but because the Escapee is a wheel-mounted bike rack it will be more difficult to use than with a frame-mounted bike rack, depending on what type of bikes you have. The reason for that is the extra width of a wheel-mounted rack with the arm sticking out is going to give your less overall width to mount your bikes; when we test fit this bag on a different wheel-mounted bike rack...
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  • Sill Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack Clear Spare Tire on Flagstaff Camper
  • It all depends on where your spare tire sits in relation to the center of the hitch pin hole of the trailer hitch on your Flagstaff camper. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the first wheel hoop is 8" and then from the center of the hitch pin hole to the upright it's 15" (see attached photo). Please note that this bike rack hasn't been tested and approved for use at the back of a camper. Since the trailer hitch sits further away from the axles compared to passenger...
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  • Distance Between Arms of Curt 4-Bike Rack 18064
  • I can confirm for you that the distance between the arms of the Curt Premium 4-Bike Rack # C18064 is 14 inches at the wide end and 8 inches at the narrow end. You can also see this at roughly the 2:10 mark of the linked video review I added for you to check out. Keep in mind if you do plan on carrying any children's or alternative-frame bikes (with a step-through frame, for example) you will need Curt Bike Frame Adapter Bar # C18016 to give those bikes a horizontal mounting point. Additionally...
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  • Comparing Thule Apex XT 4-Bike and 5-Bike Racks
  • If you only plan on ever carrying 4 bikes and you're looking for ease of use then the Thule Apex XT 4-Bike Rack # TH9025XT is the better option. It has 28" arms and the cradles are spaced 7" apart which should allow you to load up all 4 Trek bikes just fine. The 5-Bike Apex XT # TH9026XT also has 28" long arms so the cradles are 5-1/2" apart which is the more traditional spacing, but it will make loading up your bikes a little more of a hassle. Your only real benefit of the 5-Bike version...
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  • Hitch Lock for Swagman Trailhead 4-Bike Rack
  • There is a hitch lock that is compatible with the Swagman Trailhead 4-Bike Rack # S63380. What you need to allow you to lock the rack to your hitch is the Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin for Swagman Hitch Racks # S64029. Or, for a hitch lock along with a cable lock to secure your bikes to the rack you can use the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable for Swagman Bike Racks # S64031. I have added links to video reviews of each of these parts for you to check out as well.
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  • Bike Rack Compatibility with Motorhome While Flat Towing a 2015 Kia Soul
  • The Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # S44FR will be about 33 inches from the hitch pin hole to the farthest point of the rack. You will need to measure your tow bar to see how much actual clearance that will give you for turning clearance. This rack does have a shank rise of 6-1/4 inches, so that will possibly help with hood clearance as well. I recommend using a shank like the Replacement Shank for Gen-Y Adjustable Ball Mount - 2" Hitch - 10" Drop/Rise...
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  • Can 3 Bikes be Carried with the Thule Helium Pro 3 on a 2012-2013 Toyota Prius with 1-1/4 Receiver
  • The 2-bike rule (which is true) has more to do with the class rating of the trailer hitch than the actually receiver size itself. Since the only 1-1/4" trailer hitches for your 2012-2013 Toyota Prius are rated as Class I then you can only carry 2 bikes with the Thule Helium Pro 3 Bike Rack # TH9043PRO. For the 2" receiver option the only trailer hitch available is the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receive # 306-X7178 which also features a design that hides the crossmember. I recommend...
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  • Comparing Yakima BackRoad and RidgeBack 4-Bike Hitch Bike Racks
  • Both the Yakima BackRoad # YA44FR and the Yakima RidgeBack # Y02458 are excellent bike racks but I think I'd choose the BackRoad over the RidgeBack to be honest. The RidgeBack has an easier installation method with the snap pin and tool-free anti-rattle, but the BackRoad is a newer model from Yakima and uses the new 7" spacing between the cradles. While this might not seem like a big deal, I've loaded up 4 bikes on the RidgeBack before and it was almost like putting a puzzle together. The...
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  • Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Vs. Kuat Transfer 2 For Carbon Fiber Bike Frames
  • I am happy to help you with comparing the Kuat Transfer2 part # TS02G and the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 part # SH22B. Both the Kuat Transfer2 and the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 are great options for carbon fiber bikes because they hold the bikes by the wheels instead of the frame. The biggest differences between these two bike racks are the wheel cradles, design and the locks. The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack has folding front-wheel cradles so you can fold them out of the way when you want to fold...
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  • Will 2 Bike Add-On for Thule T2 Pro XTB Work with Original Thule T2 Pro
  • The 2 Bike Add-On for Thule T2 Pro XTB part # TH9036XT will not work with your original Thule T2 Pro 9034, and as you mentioned, the correct replacement add-on, part 9036 is no longer available. So, if you need to carry a total of 4 bikes, your best bet would be to try to sell your T2 Pro and put that towards a new bike rack. I'll list my top picks for you below: Best bang for your buck 4-bike rack: Hollywood Racks Destination 4 Bike Platform Rack # HR4000 Budget friendly 2-bike...
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  • Will Swagman Current Bike Rack Work With Specialized Turbo Step-Through Electric Bikes
  • The Swagman Current 2 Bike Platform Rack part # S64678 will work with Specialized Turbo Step-Through Electric Bikes but you will most likely need an adapter bar for the bike which uses the longer hook, the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # 64005.
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  • Recommended 4 Bike Rack for Rear of 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The reason that the Hollywood Racks Destination 4 # HR4000 is not rated for use on a 5th wheel trailer is because of the additional lateral and horizonatal jostling that occurs on the back of a towed trailer. 5th wheel trailers, travel trailers and campers will have specific bike racks that have been tested for use and rated to withstand the additional movements at the rear of these trailers; the size of your hitch tube won't really effect this at all since the movement occurs with the...
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  • Bike Bag Cover Compatible with Swagman E-Spec Bike Rack
  • There is a bike bag compatible with your Swagman E-Spec 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack # S64689, the Swagman Horizontal Style 2 Bike Bag for Trailer Hitch Bike Racks # S82006. As you can see from the cut out of the linked directions of this bag, it is extremely easy to use.
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  • Can the Kuat Transfer 2 Be Broken Down Into the Kuat Transfer 1
  • The Kuat Transfer 1 Bike Platform Rack part # TS01B itself would not obstruct the view of your rear view camera while folded up or down but the bike you mount onto this while folded down likely would. This will be the case for pretty much any bike rack you mount on your 2019 Subaru Forester. The Kuat Transfer 1 Bike Platform Rack does come with the 1-1/4" to 2" adapter. The Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TS02B is pretty much the same as the Kuat Transfer 1 Bike Platform Rack...
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  • Is Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2 Bike Platform Rack Compatible With Women's Frame Bikes
  • Women's bikes mount to the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2 Bike Platform Rack part # HR200Z easily. The ratchet arm is adjustable so it will lock down onto the slanted frame tube of a step through frame (like on most women's bikes) in the photo I have attached. The Hollywood Racks Trail Rider utilizes the center ratcheting arm so it fits most bike frames so it is a great option. It also comes with the bike and hitch locks to protect your investments. If your bike does not have a top frame...
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  • Will the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Work With a Womens Step-Through Bike Frame
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE part # HLY84FR will work with most step-through frame bikes. The best chance you have of this is to switch the short hook to the bottom and then the long hook to the top on the upright as that will then allow for the lowest connection point. That said, there isn't really a measurement for this so best option would be to order the Hollywood Racks Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # HRBA-PRO which is designed to provide an attachment point for step-through frame...
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  • Will the Yakima FourTimer Work With Kids Bikes That Have 16 Inch Wheels
  • The Yakima FourTimer 4 Bike Platform Rack part # Y02469 will accommodate kid's bikes with wheels as small as 20" but the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar part # Y02531 may be required for this. According to Yakima, they do not recommend using the Yakima FourTimer with kid's bikes that have smaller than 16" wheels because the frame hooks would not be able to reach the down tube most likely but Yakima was not able to provide an exact measurement for this. If you need to carry kid's bikes...
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  • Bike Rack Options For Downhill Mountain Bike With Slanted Frame
  • I can see how the frame of your sons bike has a slanted cross tube which may make it difficult to properly hang it on a hanging bike rack because there is not a horizontal surface to hang the bike from. That would be the same issue you will have with the Malone RunWay part # MPG2130 because it's a hanging bike rack. One way to possibly fix this is to use a Rhino-Rack Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes part # RRRBCA021 which attaches at the handle bar stem...
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  • Correct Lock for Swagman XTC-2 TILT 2-Bike Rack
  • I can help you out with the correct lock for the Swagman XTC-2 TILT 2-Bike Platform Rack # S64671. Since this bike rack is a fit for both 1-1/4" and 2" trailer hitch receivers, the correct lock is the Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin for Swagman Hitch Racks # S64029. This is the lock by itself, so if you are looking for the combination of hitch lock and cable lock (for your bikes) the correct part is the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable for Swagman Bike Racks # S64031. I...
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  • Will Swagman XTC-2 TILT 2-Bike Rack Work With Bike With Thicker Tube
  • Your bike that has a thicker tube will fit on the Swagman XTC-2 TILT 2-Bike Rack # S64671. The frame hooks of the XTC-2 will easily accommodate that size of tube, and will retract down far enough in order to grasp the frame. You will need to place your bike at the inside position - nearest your vehicle - in order to use it though, as this is the hook that will go down the furthest. I do recommend adding locks for this rack to help protect your investment. To lock the rack to your...
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  • Thule T1 Vs. RockyMounts MonoRail Solo For 2019 Trek Farley 7 Fat Tire Bike
  • Jade thank you for all of the helpful information. All three bike rack options you have narrowed down your search to: the Kuat Transfer 1 Bike Platform Rack for Fat Bike part # TS01B-FB, Thule T1 part # TH9041 and RockyMounts MonoRail Solo 1 part # RKY10007 are great choices for a fat bike. However, the tire of your particular fat bike, the 2019 Trek Farley 7 fat bike has a tire that is too wide for the Kuat Transfer 1 part # TS01B-FB so that eliminates that option for you. The RockyMounts...
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  • How to Carry Four Bikes and Tow Pop-Up Camper
  • We do have a potential solution for you, though the Swagman Original 4 Bike Towing Rack # S64675 does not allow a rise in the shank. The way this rack works is actually that the hitch ball gets attached to the rack, which is why you can't have a rise or drop when using it. Instead, the best option, assuming your pop-up camper is an A-frame, is to use the Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk Trailer-Mounted Bike Rack Carrier for A-Frame Trailers # CC-275 with the Swagman Original - 4 Bike Rack...
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  • Is The Inno Aero Light QM 2 Bike Rack E-Bike Compatible?
  • This all depends on what other bike you have on the rack. The total weight capacity of the Inno Aero Light QM 2 # INH330 is 74lbs. If your E-Bike weighs 45lbs without the battery, and your other bike is under 29lbs you will be fine. Just remember to place the E-Bike closest to your vehicle so it puts less strain on the rack. The Inno Aero Light QM 2 isn't the most ideal rack. What you really need is a rack like the Swagman Current 2 # S64678. This bike rack is made for E-Bikes and has...
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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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  • Best Value 2-Bike Rack For Heavy 60 Lb Electric Bikes
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 2 Electric-Bike Rack part # HLY74FR is a great option for your 2 Pedego e-bikes that weight 60 lbs each. The Hollywood Sport Rider rack is a good quality rack with a higher weight capacity compared to the other options at a great price. Since the rack has a 80 lbs per bike capacity your e-bikes weight won't be an issue. I did some research on the Pedego bikes and most of the bikes have a step through frame without a horizontal frame cross tube. You...
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  • Kuat Transfer 1 Compared To Thule T1 Bike Rack On 2018 Mazda CX-5 Carrying Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Both racks are a great choice and will fit the hitch but the Kuat Transfer part # TS01B is your best option because it weighs about 3 lbs less than the Thule T1 1-Bike Platform Rack part # TH9041 which isn't much but makes it a bit easier to take in and out of the hitch. The rack weighs about 26 lbs. It also tilts-away with the bike still attached for easy rear cargo access compared to the Thule that does not tilt-away at all. The Kuat does not come with the locks you will need part # PTSCLK12...
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  • Will Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack Work With Girl's Bike
  • Absolutely! The Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 can easily accommodate children's bikes or women's bikes with alternative frames. You will have no problem sliding the bike hooks to securely grasp the slanted top tube commonly found on girl's bikes, as you can see in the attached photo. For added security and peace of mind, you may want to also pick up Swagman's cable and hitch lock kit # S64031 to lock the rack to your vehicle and your bikes to the rack.
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  • Will Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 4 Bike Platform Rack Fit on 2015 Honda Odyssey
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE, part # HR1400Z, fits on your 2015 Honda Odyssey once you install the 2 inch trailer hitch. With that being said it may not be the best choice because when we tested it there wasn't room to open rear hatch because of the bike's handle bars. Even with the rack tilted. If you're not worried about this then the Sport Rider SE is a great choice for you. If that is important to you then I recommend the Saris Freedom, part # SA4414B. I've linked a video...
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  • How To Mount Step Through Frame E-bike on Swagman E-Spec Electric Bike Platform Rack
  • Congratulations on the Ariel Rider e-bike. The Swagman E-Spec 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches part # S94FR is a nice choice for the e-bike but you will need the adapter bar part # 64005 to give your Ariel Rider a horizontal surface for the hook to ratchet down onto. I looked at pictures of your e-bike and it looks like you do have a distance from the seat post to the handle bar stem. You wan't to make sure that distance is not more than 33-3/4" to use the adapter bar. I have...
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  • Does Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for 2010 Nissan Cube Require Stabilizing Strap for Bike Rack
  • I can confirm for you that the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24845 for your 2010 Nissan Cube does NOT require a stabilizing strap for use with a bike rack. So you can use this rack and hitch combo on your Nissan and do not have to use the strap. The Thule Doubletrack 2 Bike Rack # TH990XT is a great choice for a bike rack because it offers a ton of value. It is a premium rack from a company, Thule, known for their quality but at a great price relative to other racks. I have added...
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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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  • Can I Carry Kids Bikes Without Adapter Bar On Curt Premium 4 Bike Rack
  • Yes the Curt Premium 4 Bike Rack # C18064 can carry most kids and women's bikes without an adapter bar. The smaller and unique frames those bikes usually have creates issues on most bike racks when trying to keep the bikes level. Other times it is too challenging to get the bike rack arms through the frame or the arms are too spread out for the small frame. The tapered design of the bike rack makes it easier to fit a smaller frame bike like a kids bike on the last two spots. With your...
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  • Will the Thule Doubletrack Work with Fat Tire Bikes
  • I do have options for you but the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack will only fit tires up to 2.5" wide and they do not make a fat tire adapter kit for this rack. Therefore, you can either let some of the air out of the tires and squish them into the wheel trays like you have been or you can upgrade to the Thule DoubleTrack Pro 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9054 which accepts bikes with tires up to 5" wide. You could always sell the original Doubletrack to offset some of the...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback to Carry Bike Rack
  • There is absolutely a trailer hitch that fits your 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback, the Curt Trailer Hitch # C11567. This is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver so it will work perfectly with your Kuat Beta 2-Bike Rack # B202-114, which is rated for use with Class I hitches. Just keep in mind that Curt, the hitch manufacturer, does require you use Stabilizing Strap for Hitch-Mounted Accessories # 18050 with all accessories in order to maintain the lifetime warranty on the hitch. This...
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  • Will the Swagman Bike Frame Adapter Bar Fit on a Rad Rover E-Bike with Aggressive Step Through
  • Yes. You can use the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar # 64005 on your Rad Rover e-bike to allow you to carry it on the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 2 Electric Fat Bike Rack # HLY84FR.
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  • Will Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack Work on 212 VW Eos With Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch
  • We have not had a chance to test fit the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24824 on a 2012 VW Eos so I can't tell you definitively if the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack - Gray # TS02G or Black # TS02B will have enough clearance. Based on the accompanying photo showing this hitch installed on an Eos it looks like it should, but the issue with the Transfer is that it is only 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack when the rack is folded up (and...
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  • Parts Needed To Fit The Thule Doubletrack 990XT Bike Carrier
  • I reached out to Thule on your behalf and shared your provided photos which helped a great deal. Yes, the Replacement 2" Hitch Adapter for Thule Doubletrack # 853-7489 and Replacement M6 x 16mm Flat Cap Screw # 853-5787-02 will fit your rack and can be purchased separately for your Double Track # TH990XT.
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  • Can Swagman Dispatch S44FR Be Used with Bumper Mounted RV Hitch
  • Yes, you can use a bumper mount RV hitch receiver, like the Swagman # S64025 to mount the Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike Platform Rack # S44FR. The # S64025 receiver attaches to your 4x4 continuous-welded steel bumper and provides the 2 inch opening needed to mount the Swagman Dispatch (RV approved) bike rack. The closest part of the Dispatch is 12 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole so it will definitely clear the spare on the back of your Rockwood Roo 19. The rack can carry up to...
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  • How To Use Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE On Blix Sol Electric Bike
  • In order to use the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 2 Electric Bike Rack part # HLY84FR on a step-through frame bike with no horizontal cross tube you'll need an adapter, the Hollywood Racks Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # HRBA-PRO. The Trek 520 won't be an issue.
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  • Is Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Rack Compatible with 1-1/4 Hitch on 2013 Honda CR-V
  • Yes and yes! The Yakima HoldUp EVO # Y02480 is compatible with any 1-1/4 hitch receiver (Class I and II), like the Curt # C11555 and Draw-Tite # 36520. If the hitch on your 2013 Honda CR-V is a factory hitch, as long as it's not recessed more than 9 inches behind the bumper ( which is unlikely), it will fit without a problem. Because the HoldUp EVO secures your bikes by the wheels, the frame of your bikes won't make a difference, so it can easily accommodate bikes with step through or...
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  • Will the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Bike Rack Hold 2 RadCity Step-Thru E-Bikes
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 2 Electric Cargo Bike Platform Rack # HR1450Z-W will hold your RadCity Step-Thru E-Bikes. Having two step-thru bikes on this rack creates a slight challenge to get both of the arms down all the way but they do travel the entire length of the center mast. Using the Hollywood Racks Bike Frame Adapter Bar # HRBA-PRO will allow a higher point of contact for the rack's arm when securing your bikes. I have attached a video below on how it attaches to your...
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  • Could Swagman Chinook Fold Down and Allow Rear Door of 2019 Mazda CX-5 to Open
  • Yes, based on our experiences with very similar vehicles with the Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64683 that you referenced your rear door would easily be able to open with the rack tilted down. I attached a picture that shows the rear hatch of a very similar vehicle opening with the rack tilted down and you can see there's plenty of clearance. If you need a trailer hitch installed as well the # e98902 provides very similar clearances to the hitch in the picture I attached....
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  • Will RockyMounts WestSlope Fit on a 2014 Ford Escape and Allow Cargo Door to Open
  • The RockyMounts WestSlope 2 Bike Rack # RKY10222 will fit your 2014 Ford Escape and you should have no problems opening the cargo door. I say should because we haven't physically tested this ourselves, but if you check out the product page you can see that we have test fit this on a wide variety of vehicles with hatches and there hasn't been a problem. If you'd like to add locks to this bike rack then you need the kit # RKY10224. If you don't already have a trailer hitch then I recommend...
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  • Does Yakima HangOver 4 Bike Rack for Mountain Bikes Fit 2020 Subaru Outback
  • The Yakima HangOver 4-Bike Rack for Mountain Bikes # Y02484 works superbly on a 2020 Subaru Outback Wagon with a 2 inch trailer hitch like the Curt # CU89FR or Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT73RR. The weight will not be any problem at all, because even if you load the HangOver to its max capacity of 4 bikes weighing 37.5 lbs, it will still come in way under the tongue weight capacity of the hitches that fit your 2020 Outback. Additionally, you will have enough ground clearance...
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  • Thule 2 Bike Rack Compatibility with Bikes to Keep From Hitting Against Each Other
  • The Thule Apex XT 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # TH9024XT has stationary cradles that will space your bikes 7 inches apart which if further than most hanging bike racks. This bike rack cradles hold the bikes in 3 places to keep them from sway and hitting your vehicle or each other. I also recommend using the Softride # SR18679 to secure the front wheels to the frame to keep them from rotating. If your bikes have a step-thru frame, you may also want to consider using...
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  • Bike Rack and Roof Rack Bike Carrier To Carry 6 Bikes On Long Family Roadtrip
  • The quality of Yakima HangOver 6 Bike Rack for Mountain Bikes part # Y02485 is solid, so I do not foresee any issues with taking the Yakima on a 15 to 17 hour road trip. The rack holds the bikes steady and high enough off the ground you won't need to worry about ground clearance with the Yukon. However if you have kids bikes, I do not recommend the HangOver for a family trip, it doesn't do well holding kids and adult bikes at the same time. According to Yakima all of the bikes need to be...
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  • Bike Rack For 2015 BMW 535i XDrive For E-bikes
  • I do have an option for you but when you mention BMW 2015 535 xi, I believe you are referring to a BMW 535i XDrive. All of the hitches available for that vehicle like part # C11381 are class I hitches so the Hollywood Rack Sport Rider SE part # HLY74FR is not compatible because it is only compatible with Class II and Class III hitches. I recommend to use the Thule T2 Pro XTS 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9035XTS for your 2 e-bikes on the BMW Class I hitch. It can handle up to 100 lbs (combined...
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  • Compatibility of the Thule Apex XT Bike Rack with Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2010 Acura MDX
  • Yes, the Thule Apex XT # TH9025XT will fit and is an excellent choice for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13354 on your 2010 Acura MDX. We actually have a review video of this bike rack on a 2016 Acura MDX that I have linked for you to check out. Please note that if any of your bikes does not have a horizontal cross tube then the Adapter Bar # TH982XT might need to be used to help keep the bike level and promote ground clearance. I have attached a sample review video for this product...
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  • Compatibility of 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Hitch Mounted Bike Rack
  • The Yakima Dr.Tray 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Aluminum # Y02473 is a great bike rack with some excellent features. For this rack, you don't want to use the factory adapter sleeve, but rather you would use the Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender - 2-1/2" to 2" Trailer Hitch - 7" Long # HR26. The adapter extension would be necessary because the factory sleeve would not allow the pin and the anti-rattle and lock mechanism of the bike rack to work properly. This is an...
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  • Class 2 Hitch And eBike Carrier For A Chevy Bolt
  • The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7359 provides a 2" receiver and is a confirmed fit for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. With a 2" receiver, you have a wider selection of bike carriers for your fendered ebike. This hitch is approved for a tongue weight of up to 200 lbs and it weighs about 30 lbs plus one bike at 45 lbs, you should be fine as far as the hitch capacity is concerned. I would also check the owners manual or a Chevy dealer first as well to confirm the vehicle...
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  • RockyMounts WestSlope 2 Bike Rack Bumper and Ground Clearance With Curt Hitch 13144
  • I am happy to alleviate any clearance concerns about the RockyMounts Westslope 2 bike rack part # RKY10222 on a 2014 Subaru Forester with the Curt Hitch part # C13144. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13144 installed on a 2014 Subaru Forester measures 3-1/2" from the hitch pin hole to outermost part of the bumper. The shank of the bike rack measures 5" from the shank hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack when folded up so you will have about 1-1/2" of clearance from the...
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  • Will the Hollywood Racks Destination 4 Fit a 2016 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
  • All of the hitches that we have available to fit your Cayenne are 2" hitches (which is the size receiver this rack fits in), so the probability is high, but I do recommend measuring your factory hitch (inside wall to inside wall) just to be sure. As long as your 2016 Porsche Cayenne Turbo has a 2" hitch receiver on it, then the Hollywood Racks Destination 4 # HR4000 will fit. I really like that this rack can hold a variety of bike styles without the need for a frame adapter bar. Since...
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  • Are Swagman XC and Swagman Chinook Bike Rack Good Choices for 2019 Subaru Outback with Factory Hitch
  • Both the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack # S64650 and Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64683 are great options for your 2019 Subaru Outback, and in fact the Chinook is one of the most popular bike racks for the '19 Outback. I have added a link for you with the most popular 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon Bike Racks which shows this. The Chinook will fit the 1-1/4" hitch on your Outback and is overall one of the best bike racks for the money from any manufacturer. While the XC is a very solid,...
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  • Will the Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack Work On a 2019 Acura RDX
  • Yes, the Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack part # TH912XTR will fit your 2019 Acura RDX just fine. It has a tilting feature so you can still access your cargo area with the bike rack attached and it has anti-sway cradles so you don't have to worry about the bikes rocking and hitting the vehicle. If you want to add a lock to the bike rack you can obtain the Thule Snug Tite Hitch Lock and Anti-Rattle Device part # THSTL2. If you don't already have a trailer hitch on your Acura RDX, the Draw-Tite...
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  • Recommended Lightweight 4-Bike Rack for 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL
  • Thank you for all of the great info! The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HR1400Z is a great bike rack itself, but from all of the info you gave me I don't think it's the best option for you as it weighs in at 81 lbs in the 4-bike configuration; definitely not a very light model. Instead I recommend checking out the Hollywood Racks Destination # HR4000 which weighs in at 42 lbs which is very light for a 4-bike platform rack. This is perfect for standard bikes as it has a weight capacity...
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  • Can I Use Swagman Straddler To Tow Swagman XC S64650-EXT Bike Rack On Travel Trailer
  • Yes, you can use the Swagman Straddler part # S80503 to mount your Swagman XC-Extended Platform-Style 2 Recumbent Bike Rack part # S64650-EXT on the front of your travel trailer as long as you have the space and you do not exceed the Straddler weight capacity of 100 lbs. The weight of the Swagman XC-Extended Platform Style is 38 lbs itself and it's total weight capacity is 70 lbs so you could only use 62 lbs of that weight while using the straddler. The Straddler features an elevated hitch...
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  • Standard Extender & Swing-Away Hitch Extender for Kuat Transfer Bike Rack
  • The Kuat Transfer 2-Bike Platform Rack # TS02G (Gray) and # TS02B (Black) will fit the hitch on your truck, but without knowing anything about how far out the camper extends from the rear of your truck there isn't a way to verify if this - or any bike rack - will require an extension. What I can do is give you some numbers which you can use to find out if the rack will work, or if you need an extender. From the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the Kuat Transfer is 7-/12 inches,...
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  • Can a Hitch Extender Be Used with the Thule EasyFold XT on a Motorhome
  • There are hitch extenders available, the Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches part # 80307 for example which offers up to 8" of additional clearance however, these will reduce the weight capacity of your trailer hitch by 50%. This means that you will have 250 lbs for the bike rack and your bikes. The Thule EasyFold XT 2 E-Bike Platform Rack part # TH903202 weighs 45 therefore you will have 205 lbs left for your two bikes which would accommodate even the heaviest of electric bikes. Therefore,...
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  • 4-Bike Rack Recommendation for 2019 BMW X5
  • The OEM trailer hitch receiver for a 2019 BMW X5 should be a 2 inch receiver, though I recommend verifying that. For a 2 inch receiver on your X5, there are a couple of great options for a 4-bike rack I recommend checking out. The first is the Saris Freedom 4-Bike Platform Rack # SA4414B. I really like this rack because of its cushioned cradles that can grasp your bikes by different spots on the down tubes or top tubes, and because it has a very easy-to-use lever so you can fold...
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  • Can the Yakima HoldUp Be Used On a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited with the Yakima BackSwing
  • Yes, the Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack part # Y02443 and the Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Rack part # Y02479 will work with the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender part # Y02483. I confirmed this with my contact at Yakima for you. They have tested these together which is why they are able to confirm fit. The Kuat Pivot Swing Away Hitch Extender part PV20B is no longer available but you could still use the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack part # NV22B with the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away...
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  • 4-Bike Bike Rack Recommendation to Clear Spare Tire on 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
  • The Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR should fit the bill to clear the spare tire on your 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. I say "should" because more times than not this will fit, however since Jeep owners like to modify their rides you will want to take a quick measurement just to make sure. At long as the distance from the center of your hitch pin hole to the outermost part of your spare isn't 13-1/2" or more then this will fit great! I have attached a review video of this...
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  • Does Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack Have Fat Tire And Thin Tire Options
  • The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack, Item # SH12B, does not have a fat tire and a thin tire version. You can add a Phat Bike Adapter Kit, Item # APBK, that only adds a tire strap extender and a secondary strap to the rack to carry 1 fat bike with tires up to 4-3/4 inches wide. The Sherpa will carry 2 bikes that are 40-lbs or less and works with wheel sizes from 25 inches to 29 inches. It also has a cable and hitch lock with 3 keys included. I have attached links to some articles,...
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  • Correct Trailer Hitch for a 2019 Toyota Corolla
  • There are two Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receivers for a 2019 Toyota Corolla, part # 24913 for sedan models and part # DR94FR for hatchback models. It looks like you entered "2019 Toyota Corolla" into our fit guide instead of "2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback" which is likely where the confusion lies. That said, they are both bolt-on no-drill options so there should be no worries here. If you are looking to use a hitch mounted bike rack, the Kuat Beta - Folding 2 Bike Aluminum Rack...
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  • Is Yakima RidgeBack 5-Bike Rack Compatible with 2019 Tesla Model X and 2011 Honda Odyssey
  • As long as your 2019 Tesla Model X has a 2" Receiver (which I'm pretty sure that's what you have) then you can definitely use the Yakima RidgeBack 5 Bike Rack # Y02459 both with your Tesla Model X and a 2011 Honda Odyssey. The trailer hitch that I recommend for your Honda Odyssey is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76025 because it has a hidden crosstube so that only the receiver is visible. This gives you a clean looking installation while promoting better ground clearance...
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  • Thule Hitching Post Pro Adapter Bar and Locks for Women's and Children's Bikes
  • The Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR is a great choice with a lot of great reviews from our customers. Most women's bike frames do not have a horizontal cross tube to hang the bike from on the bike rack . An adapter bar clamps to bike's seat post and the other end clamps to handlebar stem post and creates a horizontal attachment point on the frame. If your frames do not include a horizontal cross tube already, I recommend Hollywood Racks adapter bar part # HRBA-PRO because of...
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  • How To Carry 5 Bikes On a 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • You are definitely on the right track to carrying 5 bikes on your 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI. I recommend to use the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7309 which is a concealed 2" hitch for the Golf GTI. You can then use any 2" hitch compatible bike rack that you'd like but you will need to stay under 300 lbs which is factoring the weight of the rack itself and the bikes. I recommend to carry 3 bikes on the hitch and 2 bikes on the roof. For the rack, I recommend the SportRack...
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  • Recommended 4-Bike Rack for 2013 Ford C-Max
  • There isn't an add-on for your existing Lets Go Aero BikeWing-2 2-Bike Rack B01311 and the Lets Go Aero BikeWing T4, 2+2 4-Bike Rack # B01458 will fit a 2013 Ford C-Max only if you have a 2 inch hitch and for a '13 C-Max the only 2 inch hitch available is the EcoHitch # 306-X7200; there are two trailer hitches with a 1-1/4 inch receiver for a 2013 C-Max, the Class II Curt # C12092 and Class I Draw-Tite # 24896. The hitch you have is important because a Class I hitch requires a Class...
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  • Could Kuat Sherpa Fit Front Hitch of 2017 Ram 2500
  • It's pretty common that people will install bike racks in front hitches like with the Kuat Sherpa part # SH22G. If you are in need of a front hitch that fits your 2017 Ram 2500 the Draw Tite hitch part # 65063 is a confirmed fit that would work well.
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  • Difference Between Thule Helium Pro 2 and Helium Pro 3
  • The Thule Helium Pro 3 Bike Rack part # TH9043PRO is the same as the Helium Pro 2 Bike Rack part # TH9042PRO except it weighs 1 lb more and holds 3 bikes. The Helium Pro 3 has all of the same great features like the tilt-away feature and integrated locks like the Helium Pro 2. You sure can use the Thule Helium Pro 3 Bike Rack part # TH9043PRO on the Class I hitch if you only load 2 bikes at a time because the extra bike would cause more leverage on the setup and possibly damage the hitch.
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  • Why Won't Replacement 1-1/4" Tongue # 8880581 Fit in 1-1/4" Receiver
  • If you currently have the Yakima HoldUp # Y02443 for 2" receivers then it is for some Class II but mostly Class III receivers. However, since you installed the Replacement 1-1/4" Tongue # 8880581 this essentially made it part # Y02445 which is compatible with 1-1/4" receivers as long as they don't have a weld stop like some Class I receivers have (see attached photo). If the problem is that you can't get the shank of the bike rack to even start in the receiver then I would measure the...
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  • Bike Rack and Trailer Hitch Receiver to Clear Spare Tire on 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • The Draw-Tite # 76104 measures 6-1/2" from the front mounting plate to the edge of the receiver (see accompanying photo), and that is the longest hitch available for your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. As you mentioned, the Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9044 measures 4-1/2" to the closest part of the rack when folded so there isn't going to be a hitch that lets you fold the rack up on a '16 Wrangler Unlimited. That leaves you with a couple options - 1) Get the Thule T2 Classic...
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  • Best Bike Rack for 4 Bikes on 2020 Toyota Highlander Hitch
  • Yes the factory Toyota hitches have issues with Thule bike racks but I have a couple options that will work. The Yakima HoldUp 4 Bike Rack # Y02443-2 fits your 2020 Toyota Highlander. This is a well built wheel mount bike rack which means no frame contact on your bikes. Compared to a frame mount or hanging design it can more easily accommodate women's, kids and alternative style frames. You can tilt the bike rack away from the vehicle with bikes loaded to gain access to your hatch....
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  • Bike Rack for Use Behind Fifth Wheel or Travel Trailer
  • There are bike racks available for the rear of a fifth wheel or travel trailer, though they must be rated for such by the manufacturer because it is a far rougher ride than the rear of a standard vehicle and could result in the rack and bikes being damaged. There are no 5-bike racks such as the Curt # C18065 that can be used behind a trailer, but a similar 4-bike rack I recommend is the Swagman Trailhead # S63381. This hanging rack secures your bikes at three different points, ensuring...
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  • Best Bike Rack for Electra Townie With Fenders on 2019 Jeep Cherokee
  • The first thing you need to select is a trailer hitch and for your 2019 Jeep Cherokee I recommend the Curt # C13171 because it is simple to install while giving you plenty of clearance to use a bike rack. This hitch does have a visible crosstube so if having a hidden crosstube (where only the receiver is visible) is something you would rather have you will need the Curt # C13395. The best bike rack for you is the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 because it is by far the simplest bike rack...
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  • Is There a Fold Up Platform Rack Option with a Ramp for Loading Bikes?
  • That is a great idea and there is a market for it but we haven't won the manufacturers over with that option yet and we can't add anything to their products without a warranty issue. We haven't seen a ramp for the Saris SuperClamp EX 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount # SA4025F but there is another option with the fold up platform rack you may want to consider. The Access Ramp for Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack # ANVBRB is compatible with # NV12G, # BA12B, # NV12B, and...
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  • Can the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 4 Bike Platform Rack Be Used With Other Cargo Carriers
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 4 Bike Platform Rack part # HR1400Z is an excellent four bike rack option which has a unique feature that lets you remove the outer two bike holder and replace these with a cargo basket, the 15x52 Hollywood Racks Hitch Cargo Carrier part # HR1485. That said, you can only use this specific cargo carrier due to the design of the bike rack.
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  • Will the Curt Premium 5 Bike Rack Work With Women's Bikes
  • The Curt Premium 5 Bike Rack part # C18065 will work with women's and kid's bikes for that matter which have an odd frame shape that consists of the lack of a horizontal top bar. That said, in order for the bikes to sit level and not have issues with contacting the ground you'll need an adapter bar for each of said bikes, the Hollywood Racks Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # HRBA-PRO is cost effective.
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  • Will the Curt Premium 4 Bike Rack Clear the Spare Tire on a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler
  • The compatibility of the Curt Premium 4 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches part # C18064 with your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler will largely be dependent on two factors, what trailer hitch you have and what size spare tire you have. The Curt Premium 4 Bike Rack part # C18064 measures 10" from the center of hitch pin hole to closest edge of carrier. If you were to use the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76104 with a factory spare tire then the Curt Premium 4 Bike Rack would clear by bout...
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  • Thule T2 Pro Compatibility with Reducer Sleeve from 2 Inch to 1-1/4 Inch
  • The Brophy Hitch Reducer 2" to 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver # HT02 has a measurement of 1-1/2 inches from the end of the 1-1/4 inch reducer to the center of the hitch pin hole. This will make it compatible with the Thule T2 Pro # TH9035XT or # TH9035XTS which requires 1-1/2 inches to hitch pin hole center for warranty compatible fit. I recommend using the Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 63232 to secure the reducer and deter theft.
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  • Thule T2 Pro XT Fit on 2012 Mercedes-Benz R350
  • In the instructions for the Thule T2 Pro XT Platform Rack part # TH9034XT it requires a minimum distance from center of hitch pin hole to the face of the hitch of 1-1/2". So the bike rack will work with the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75470 because its measurement is about 2-1/4" As far as your bike rack fitting with the vehicle you need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your hitch receiver to the edge of the bumper of your R350. We did an install...
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  • Best Bike Rack that Allows For Easy Loading Of the Bikes and Into The Hitch
  • It sounds like you may have an electric Sun bike Jo. If you have an electric bike I recommend to use the Thule EasyFold XT 2 E-Bike Platform Rack part # TH903202 because of the included ramp and easy folding feature. The rack does weigh 45 lbs but it can be folded in half and is designed with a handle so you can easily carry it to the vehicle. Once you have the bike rack in the hitch you can simply walk the bike up the included ramp onto the rack instead of lifting the bike. The Thule...
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  • Is Curt Trailer Hitch Compatible With 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE with AWD
  • I checked with Curt just to make sure and the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13153 is absolutely compatible with your 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE with AWD. This will give your '19 Santa Fe a Class III, 2 inch hitch that has a concealed crosstube so only the receiver is visible, giving it high functionality but allowing your car to maintain its appearance. This hitch has a 900 lb tongue weight capacity and 6,000 lb towing capacity so it is perfect for towing or carrying a bike rack like the Saris...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Platform Bike Carrier to Use on 2014 Land Rover Evoque
  • I'll start off by saying that the first thing you need is a hitch receiver on your vehicle in order to carry the bike rack. I recommend using the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13128 which will provide you with a durable hitch to carry any potential bike rack. This hitch has a 2" receiver on it which will provide you with a greater variety of hitch mounted accessories that can be used. When it comes to a bike rack, your choice of going with a platform rack is a good start considering...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 5th Wheel Use Rated RV Compatible
  • The Curt Premium 4 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Tilting # C18064 is not rated for use on the back of a 5th wheel trailer. All bike racks that are RV rated can be used on the back of a passenger vehicle, but not all passenger vehicle bike racks can be used on an RV because of the additional movement and torque. For an RV compatible hitch mounted bike rack, I have linked all of your options. The most similar is probably the Swagman Trailhead 4-Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Non-Folding #...
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  • Correct Replacement Hitch Bolt for Thule Camber Bike Rack
  • The Thule Camber 4 Bike Rack like part # TH9056 uses a hitch bolt, the Replacemnt Hitch Bolt part # 853-5917 or the Replacement Locking Hitch Bolt part # THSTL2 which are both 1/2" diameter.
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  • Best Way to Carry Two Electric Bikes on a 2000 Chinook Motorhome
  • The best way to carry your two electric bikes would be on the front of your 2000 Chinook Motorhome. The rear steps would not allow for the use of most bike racks, especially one that is rated for use on a motorhome and has the capacity to hold two electric bikes. In order to carry two electric bikes on the the front of your Chinook you are going to need both a front mounted trailer hitch and a bike rack. Since your Chinook in on a Ford E-350 chassis you can use the Draw-Tite Front Mount...
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  • Fat Tire Wheel Hoops Compatible with 1-1/4 Inch Support Platform Bike Racks
  • The Reese Q-Slot Platform-Style 2 Bike and 4 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches # PS63138 has a bar that is 1-1/4 inches. The Fat Bike Adapter Kit for Curt Platform Bike Racks # C18091 will fit this carrier well. I went out to the warehouse to confirm the fit for you.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for 2017 Subaru Forester
  • Yes, trailer hitch # E98839 fits your 2017 Subaru Forester and Reese Eclipse 4 Bike Rack # 63124 is compatible. This is a very good economical option for your Forester and the Eclipse will allow you to carry 4 bikes so long as they do not exceed the 30 lb per bike weight limit. If you are looking for locks to protect your investments you can use Cable Lock # e98891 to secure your bikes to the rack and Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock # HE6001 to secure the Eclipse to your hitch. Additionally,...
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  • 5-Bike Bike Rack for Honda Odyssey
  • Yes the Curt Premium 5 Bike Rack # C18065 will work with a 2" hitch on your 2017 Honda Odyssey. The Curt Trailer Hitch # C13068 for your Odyssey measures about 11" from the bottom inside of the receiver tube. The bike rack has a straight shank so in steep inclines like driveways you may have issues with the shank making contact with the ground which is not ideal but it happens sometimes. A hanging style bike rack gives you better clearance when you're carrying 5 bikes because they are further...
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  • Distance to Closest Part of Swagman E-Spec Bike Rack and Correct Fat Tire Adapter for E-Spec
  • When we measured the Swagman E-Spec 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack # S64689 we found that the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack was 10-1/2 inches. I have added a photo showing you this measurement, which is from about the 2:30 mark of the linked video review of this bike rack. In regards to fat tire wheel holders there is a specific adapter you will need for the Swagman E-Spec # S64689, which is the Fat Tire Adapter Kit for Swagman # S64679....
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  • How to Determine Clearance Needed for Swagman Hitch Bike Rack S64152-2
  • It sounds like you have been using the 2-inch Swagman Original bike rack # S64152-2 with a 1-1/4-inch to 2-inch hitch extender/adapter like # HTAD or # HT5R. Both of these adapters allow 2-inch accessories to be used in a 1-1/4-inch hitch. While these items do both adapt size and provide extension (and the # HT5R also adds rise for more ground clearance) all such adapters will add potential for more motion of the loaded accessory, just as you noted. The other downside to adapters like...
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  • Best 2-Bike Platform Bike Racks for 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2 # HR200Z can be used on any passenger vehicle and on a motorhome, but not on a travel trailer or 5th wheel. The reason why some bike racks should not be used on 5th wheels is that there is extra motion at the hitch on such vehicles. There is typically a much greater distance from the rear axle to the hitch on a 5th wheel trailer than on a passenger vehicle. This extra distance translates into more motion at the hitch as the trailer moves around on the...
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