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  • Should Curt Bike Rack C18064 have Movement when Installed in a Trailer Hitch
  • It is normal. The size difference between the 2 inch shank on an accessory and the 2 inch receiver on a hitch is done so that the accessory can be easily installed and removed without binding up. Curt bike rack # C18064 has a threaded hitch bolt that, when installed and snug, will take up some of that play. You can eliminate even more movement by using a secondary anti-rattle device such as the Hitch Immobilizer # BX88224. This device is one of the most effective because it reduces...
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  • Can a Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Stay Installed on a Vehicle All the Time
  • In general bike rack manufacturers recommend removing a bike rack from the vehicle when not in use. That would include the Swagman XC, # S64650. But a lot of people leave the racks installed all the time too. I always remove mine when I am done with it for the day but I don't go out biking much. Someone who bikes several times a week would benefit more from having the rack installed all the time. What you have to watch out for is the hitch pin or bolt seizing up in the hitch receiver...
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  • Installing Swagman G10 Bike Rack And Hitch Receiver On 2016 KIA Soul
  • For your 2016 Kia Soul, you will need a trailer hitch receiver for the Swagman G10 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # S64682. For the hitch receiver I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # 24915. I've attached an install video on your vehicle to help. There is no drilling required for installation but the exahust will need to be lowered temporarily for installation. The splash guards and wheel well liners will...
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  • Details on the Ratcheting Hooks, Hitch Adapter, and Lock Option for the Swagman XC2 Bike Rack
  • Excellent questions. First, absolutely the ratcheting feature of the hooks on the Swagman XC bike rack # S64650 will stay firmly in place and not back out no matter how long or short the trip. The 1-1/4 to 2 inch adapter included with the rack screws onto the bike rack shank so you won't have to worry about losing it or doing anything else with it really. To lock the rack to the hitch you will not use a pad lock. Instead you will need the Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin for...
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