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  • Comparing Thule Helium 2-Bike Rack and Saris MTR 2-Bike Rack
  • So there are a few noticeable and important differences between the Thule Helium 2-Bike Platform Rack # TH44VR and the Saris MTR 2-Bike Platform Rack # SA4032. The first and most significant is the weight capacities of each. The Helium has a 37-1/2 lb per bike weight capacity while the MTR has a 60 lb per bike capacity. That means if you have E-bikes the MTR is definitely the way to go, and to help with that the MTR also has a ramp that can be used with it (the Helium does not), the...
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  • Childrens Bike Adapter for Kuat NV 2.0 Platform Rack
  • I have just what you need; if the bike has a 20" wheel, the Children's Bike Adapter for Kuat Sherpa 2.0, NV 2.0, and NV 2.0 Base Bike Racks # 016-025-00-00 is the correct adapter that you can use to mount your son's BMX bike on your Kuat NV 2.0 Base # BA22B. If the bike has a different sized wheel, please let me know and I can look for an alternate solution. I've also attached some brief videos about this adapter that show how it is used on your Kuat NV 2.0 platform rack.
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  • Swing Away Hitch Bike Carrier Setup for 2017 Ford F-250 with Truck Camper
  • Using a 2-1/2-inch to 2-inch hitch reducer sleeve like # 58102, # BWRHXA2182 or # DTADP35 will allow a 2-inch accessory to fit in your 2-1/2-inch hitch but these Thule and Yakima bike racks you mentioned include their own anti-rattle locks that will not fit the 2-1/2-inch hitch tube. There is another solution to give you the swing-away feature you need for camper access. You would still use one of the reducer sleeves above (or one of the others on the linked page) and add the Yakima...
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  • Locking Hitch Pin for Curt Premium 4 Bike Hanging Rack
  • To add a locking hitch pin to the Curt # C18064 you can use the SportRack Hitch and Cable Lock - Keyed Alike # A32022 which will give you locks for the bikes and the rack, so everything will be secured to your vehicle. These locks are keyed alike, so they'll both operate with the same key for added convenience.
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  • Is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Expandable to 4 Bikes?
  • Yes. The Hollywood Racks SE # HLY84FR can be expanded from a 2 bike rack to a 4 bike carrier using the 2 Bike Add-On for Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 # HR1475Z. I spoke with Hollywood Racks and the end cap/reflector on the # HLY84FR can be removed to make this work; they also mentioned that if possible, you'll want to remove the batteries on the E-bikes to keep weight down. When loading the bikes, you will want to make sure that the heaviest bikes are loaded closest to the RV and...
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  • Do I Need a Frame Adapter for my Step Through Frame Bike with the Hollywood Racks SE for E-Bikes
  • You can use the Hollywood Racks SportRider SE # HLY84FR to carry your e-bike, although you're most likely going to require a bike frame adapter bar like the # HRBA-PRO; it really depends on how aggressive the step through of the frame is, but most women's bikes will require this on a frame mounted bike rack. I've linked a review video of the frame adapter bar for you to have a look at and see how it works.
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  • Bike Racks Needed to Carry 2 e-Bikes on a Towed Vehicle
  • We do have some bike racks that have been approved for use on the back of a vehicle being flat towed. If your e-Bikes don't have fenders and they weigh 60 lbs or less then I recommend going with the Swagman Escapee # S64693. This is a wheel mount bike rack which secures your bikes without making contact with the frame. For e-Bikes with fenders we have the Swagman E-Spec # S64689. This bike rack secures bikes by their frame and can carry up to 2 bikes weighing 70 lbs each. Both...
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  • Replacement Hitch Pin for Yakima RidgeBack Bike Rack
  • Most Yakima hanging racks like your RidgeBack # Y02459 use the same hitch pin. The pin you're looking for is part # 889-0231.
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  • Can 1-1/4" Shank on Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Rack be Converted to 2" Shank
  • Since all of the parts for the 1-1/4" Thule T2 Classic # TH9045 and the 2" Classic # TH9044 are all the same except for the hitch and backbone assembly, you can use the Replacement Shank # 753-3581 with the 1-1/4" Classic that you have to convert it over to the 2" version. I confirmed this with my contact at Thule. The current pricing is listed on the product page.
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  • Will Hollywood Racks HR1450Z-E Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack Require Frame Adapter Bar for Tern GSD Bike
  • Unless the bike has a step through frame like some women's bikes have, you won't need a frame adapter for the he Sport Rider SE # HLY74FR you looked at. I took a look that the Tern GSD online, and from the photos, the bike retention hook would grab the frame well before it bottoms out.
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  • Parts for Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack to Make Assembly
  • If you already have one of the wheel assemblies you will need other parts, including the other wheel assembly as well as the spine assembly and tongue assembly, which is packaged together. So you will need both the Front Wheel Assembly for Yakima HoldUp Bike Carriers # 8890280, Rear Wheel Assembly for Yakima HoldUp Bike Carriers # 8890281 and Replacement Spine for Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" Hitches # Y8890278 which says "Spine" but is actually the spine assembly and tongue...
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  • Recommended Hitch and 5 Bike Rack for 2015 Jeep JKU Wrangler
  • As a fellow Jeep JKU owner, I know the perfect solution for you. For a hitch I recommend using the etrailer # e98856 because it has an elongated receiver tube that will help extend your bike rack out past the spare tire on your 2015 Jeep JKU. Finding a 5 bike rack with a long enough receiver shank is a little bit more challenging, but I recommend using the Saris Glide EX 5 Bike Rack # SA775 because it provides 9-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack...
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  • Keeping the Tail Lights Visible When Using the Freedom SuperClamp EX # SA4025F on a Subaru Outback
  • Aside from mounting magnetic lights, like part # TL21RK, on the top of your Subaru Outback your best bet would be to figure out a way to secure a light kit like part # 20174 to the Saris Freedom SuperClamp EX # SA4025F. We do have mounting brackets like part # BK70BB which may help but there isn't a kit that is made to fit with bike racks.
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  • Adapter Bar for Mounting Irregular Bike Frames on Swagman XP 5 Bike Rack
  • There is a product made specifically for your requirement. Mounting bikes with unusual frame sizes or designs on a bike rack can be simplified by using a bike adapter bar. Bike adapter bars (many are shown on the linked page) connect between the seat post and handlebar stem to provide a straight and level attachment point to mate with the cradles on the bike rack, such as those on your Swagman XP # S64970. These adapters also work fine on racks with dual arms, such as the Swagman Trailhead...
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  • Necessary Ball Mount Length to Use Swagman S64664 Traveler XCS Bike Rack
  • As the sleeve on the bottom of the upright is 3 inches long, you'll want to choose a 'long' ball mount with the proper rise/drop, such as # C45270 so you can pull the tow dolly so the tongue is level. I've linked to our selection of ball mounts with the long shank, as well as to a help article that shows how to measure to determine the rise or drop ball mount you'll need.
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  • How to Add Secondary Lock to Ratcheting Arm on Thule T1 Platform Bike Rack TH9041
  • The ratcheting arm on the Thule T1 Platform bike rack # TH9041 does not have provision for adding a Thule lock core like other racks (I confirmed this with Thule) but if you want to have more security for the arm that secures the bike's front tire you can use a cable lock like the RockyMounts Curly # RKY3700. The cable can be wrapped around the handle part of the ratcheting arm and the rack cross rail to prevent the handle from being lifted. Any extra cable length can be routed through...
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  • Parts Needed to Transport 2 Dirt Bikes with a 2017 Buick Encore
  • If you're talking about BMX dirt racing bikes then I recommend using the Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch # 36554 on your 2017 Buick Encore with a bike rack like the Saris Freedom # SA4412B to get the job done. If you're wanting to transport actual dirt bikes then you're going to need to add the T-One Wiring Kit # 118745 and a ball mount kit like part # 36061 with a 1-7/8" # 19257 or a 2" # 19258 hitch ball so that you can load the bikes up into a trailer. The reason you'll need to...
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  • Is Adapter Bar Required When Transporting Womans Bicycle on the Thule Doubletrack Pro TH9054
  • You should not need a frame adapter bar, such as the Thule # TH982XT, when transporting womens or girls bikes on the Thule Doubletrack Pro Platform Carrier, part # TH9054. The Doubletrack uses two independently-adjustable ratcheting arms to grip the bike frames. These can be positioned as low on the central mast as required to provide a solid grip on the main frame tube of even womens or kids bikes. Please refer to the photo provided which shows a typical womens bike with an angled top...
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  • Recommended Hitch Lock for Kuat Beta 2 Bike Rack
  • Kuat offers two different hitch locks, the # HL1 for the # B202-114 Beta that's designed for the 1-1/4 inch receiver and the # HL2 lock that's designed for the # B202-2 Beta rack that's designed for the 2 inch receiver. If the correct lock is used for the correct rack, no alterations of any kind will be necessary (we don't recommend altering the rack in any way, as it will compromise your warranty protection.)
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  • How to Lock the Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack Part # TH912XTR
  • In order to lock the Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack part # TH912XTR to the trailer hitch receiver you will want to use the Thule Snug Tite Hitch Lock and Anti-Rattle Device part # THSTL2 and in order to lock the bikes to the bike rack you will want to use the Thule Cable Lock w/ One Key System Lock part # TH538XT. I have attached a review video of each lock for you as well.
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  • Way to Carry 2 Adult Bikes and 4 Childrens Bikes on a Vehicle
  • I may have an option for you but we don't carry and racks that can hold 6 bikes. If you can find a way to carry one of the bikes inside your vehicle you can carry the rest on a hitch mount rack. I suggest the Thule Apex XT, part # TH9026XT, because of 3-point connection to hole the bikes securely on the rack. This helps keep them stable so they aren't swinging into each other or your vehicle. Since several of your bikes are children's bikes you'll likely need a bike frame adapter...
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  • E-Bike Rack Needed for Travel Trailer
  • The 2 best options for carrying E-Bikes on a a trailer trailer are the Swagman E-Spec Electric Bike Rack # S94FR and the Swagman Escapee # S64693. The E-Spec holds your bike down with hooks that touch the frame and it can hold up to 70 lb E-bikes, while the Escapee holds down your bike with hooks that go over the wheel so there is no frame contact, but if has a lower weight capacity at 60 lb E-Bikes.
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  • How to Carry 4 Bikes with a 2018 Honda HR-V
  • Since the 2 trailer hitches that we have available for your 2018 Honda HR-V are Class I rated, part # 24932 and part # C11416, you won't be able to carry more than 2 bikes with a hitch mounted bike rack. All Class I trailer hitches are smaller so the extra weight from bikes sitting further away from the vehicle will cause damage to your bike rack, trailer hitch, and possibly your HR-V and bikes. We have 4-bike bike racks that are compatible with your Class I trailer hitch, like the Thule...
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  • Are Bike Adapter Bars Required to Load Womens and Childrens Bikes on a Bike Rack
  • That is simply too much to spend on adapter bars, I agree. You don't have to use a specific adapter bar so you can use # HE6009 which costs much less than some of the other options. You don't necessarily have to use bike adapter bars. But there are some situations where using one is the only way to load certain bikes. Take a look at the video I have linked for some examples. A regular women's bike frame that has the slanted bar doesn't have to have one (though the bike would be at...
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  • Replacement Lock Core for Yakima Double Down 4 Bike Rack
  • To replace the lock on your Yakima Double Down # Y02424 you'll want to use part # Y07202. This comes with 2 locks and keys that are keyed a like, so you'll have a 2nd key and lock in case you add another Yakima product that offers the keyed alike feature or just need to replace the lock again.
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  • How to Use Hollywood Racks SportRider SE2 with Scott Sub Active E-Bike
  • In order to use your Scott Sub Active E-bike on the Hollywood Racks SportRider SE # HLY84FR you would need to use a bike adapter bar like the # HRBA-PRO to accommodate for the aggressive step through frame on the bike. In my opinion, the SportRider SE is the best available option for heavy e-bikes, so you've made a great choice.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack to Carry 2 Bikes on the Front of a Truck with a Truck Camper
  • Since one of your bikes is a women's bike I would stick with a platform rack so you won't need a bike frame adapter bar. The Swagman # S64663 is a great option because it doesn't have a rise on the shank which will lower the profile of the bikes. I've attached a picture of a customer who uses this bike on the front of a Ford F-150. You can see the bikes over the hood while driving but it's fairly minimal. I would check with your local DOT to determine if there are any restrictions...
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  • What is the Best Bike Rack for a Fat Tire Bike
  • I have a few bike racks that have fat tire wheel cradles, but, there are no adapters or alternative cradles that will work with the Swagman XC bike rack to accommodate wider tires. The bike racks I recommend for customers that have downhill bikes or bikes with fat tires is the Thule T2 Pro Bike Rack, # TH9034XTS, or the Thule T2 Classic, # TH9044. These bike racks come with large front and rear wheel cradles to accommodate fat bike tires up to 5 inches wide and Thule is an industry...
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  • Adding Hitch Pin and Bike Locks to the Kuat Transfer # TS02G on a 2018 Honda CR-V
  • We have exactly what you need to add locks to the Kuat Transfer # TS02G. For just a locking hitch pin you can use part # HLT, but if you are wanting to add locks for the bike(s) as well then you would want the part # PTSCLK12. Either of these options will secure the Transfer to the Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 76128 on your 2018 Honda CR-V while you are out riding around. I do recommend going with the lock kit that comes with the cables as well so that when you have to run in the store or a...
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  • Malone Pilot Platform Rack That Has A 4 Bike Capacity
  • We do have the Malone Pilot 4 Bike Frame or Wheel Mount # MPG2112-2115. In regards to the review that you mentioned, it mentioned this Pilot 4, however the Pilot 4 is a hitch mounted bike rack. If you want to carry more than 2 or 3 bikes, this product is your best option. The rack weight is 52 lbs and the carrying capacity is 4 bikes and a 60 lbs per bike load capacity. If you are interested in a Malone trunk mounted rack, the # MPG2142 is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Subaru Outback...
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  • Bike Rack Needed to Transport a Recumbent Trike
  • I do have a few options for you to carry a recumbent trike on your SUV. The first option would be to use the SeaSucker Roof Bike Rack for Trikes # 298-BD1005. You will simply need to place the Vacuum Cups in the appropriate places on your roof and pump them up until the orange band disappears. This has a 45 lbs weight capacity. Another option would be to use the Yakima Boa Roof Mounted Bike Carrier # Y02065 on your roof rack. For this to be compatible with your trike you will also...
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  • Swing-Away Style Bike Rack Options for a 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • The RockyMounts BackStage 2 Bike Platform Rack # RKY10002 fits the exact description of what you are looking for in a bike rack to carry 2 bikes on your 2001 Toyota FJ Cruiser. It has the ability to tilt, swing-away, can fold up, and comes with hitch and bike locks to deter theft of your equipment. Since trailer hitch receiver locations and spare tire width can vary you will want to measure from the center of your hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of your spare tire. If that measurement...
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  • Adapter Bar for Use with Electra Townie Bike on Swagman XC Cross-Country 2-Bike Rack S64650
  • When mounting a bike like an Electra Townie, which can have a very low-slung frame tube, on a platform style rack like the high-value Swagman XC # S64650 you can use a bike adapter bar to make it easier to secure the Townie on the carrier. Adapter bar # UB01 connects between the seat post and handlebar stem to provide the equivalent of a horizontal top frame tube, as is found on a typical man's bike frame. This give you a perfect substitute mounting point for the XC's ratcheting hooks. Please...
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  • Does the Hollywood Racks TRS # HR3000 Have a 2-Bike Add-on
  • The Hollywood Racks TRS # HR3000 that you referenced does not have an extension for 2 bikes, but we do have some other options that you may be interested in. Among the options that we have I recommend going with the Swagman Semi 4.0 # S64698. It is compatible with 2 inch hitch receivers and can carry 2 bikes. If you would like to carry 4 bikes you can either purchase the add-on # S64699 separately or you could just go ahead and get the full 4-bike version # S64698-99. The Swagman...
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  • Hitch Lock and Bike Lock for the Swagman XTC-2 Bike Carrier # S64670
  • The Swagman XTC-2 Bike Carrier, # S64670, is an excellent carrier that will provide years of use. To lock the bike carrier and bikes, I recommend picking up the Swagman Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable, # S64031. This kit provides and anti-rattle hitch lock to lock the carrier to the trailer hitch. It also has a cable to secure the bikes to the rack.
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  • Lock Options for Use with Curt 4-Bike Tilting Hitch Rack C18030
  • We offer Curt Adjustable 6-Foot Cable Lock # C23666 for use with your hitch bike rack # C18030 but really any cable lock will serve to secure your bikes to the rack and even secure the rack to your hitch. The cable lock # e98891, which is 10-feet, should provide enough length to allow you to route it through each of the bikes, and also through the small ring on the upright tube. You can then secure the rack and bikes to the hitch with the one cable lock. If you prefer you can certainly...
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  • Recommended Hitch for 2009 Mini Cooper Convertible
  • The Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack Platform Style for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches # S64650 does require that your car have either a 1-1/4-inch or 2-inch hitch receiver installed. Your 2009 Mini Cooper convertible can be fitted with a 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch # C11130 if it is the S-Series, or part # C11160 if it has the single exhaust and is NOT an S-Series nor a Works series. Either way you'll need to add a strap # 18050 to help support the hitch tube; this is a warranty requirement from Curt. I...
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  • How to Lock Kuat Transfer Bike Rack to 2016 Acura MDX
  • To lock your Kuat Transfer bike rack, part # TS03G, to your 2016 Acura MDX there's a locking threaded hitch pin. Use part # HLT. We also have a kit of cable locks and the hitch lock piece that attaches to your current threaded pin using part # PTSCLK13. It includes 3 cables locks and the hitch lock.
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  • Adapter to Load a Girls Bike on the Yakima RidgeBackTrailer Hitch Mount Bike Carrier
  • Yes, there is an adapter you can use. Since you will be carrying bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical mens bike would) then I recommend using bike adapter bar # Y02531. This will allow you to carry those bikes more level and will provide better ground clearance. I have to use these adapters and without them my wifes bike would be at a severe angle and I would not be able to load my sons bike at all. I have linked a video that shows how the adapter...
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  • Does Thule Hitching Post Pro Fit on a 2017 Honda CR-V
  • The Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR is a great bike rack for your 2017 Honda CR-V. We've actually test fit the rack on a CR-V just like yours. I've linked the video for you. The Hitching Post Pro will carry 4 bikes up to 35 pounds each. It tilts away from the vehicle and, as you can see in the video, provides enough clearance to open the rear hatch of the CR-V. A locking hitch pin can be added to the rack using # THSTL2. Since you're going to be carrying children's bikes on the...
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  • What is Needed for a Bike Rack on a 2007 Mercedes CLK Convertible?
  • There are a pair of bike rack options for you to consider with your 2007 Mercedes CLK convertible - a trunk-mounted rack and a hitch-mounted rack. I would recommend going with the hitch rack, which is less cumbersome than using a trunk-mounted rack and will allow you access to the rear storage of your Mercedes. For this option, you will need the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C11353, which is the only hitch that is a confirmed fit for your 2007 Mercedes CLK. This is a 1-1/4 inch receiver...
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  • Recommended RV Rated Hitch Mount Bike and Cargo Carrier Combo for 2017 Forest River Forester
  • You're looking for the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack w/ Cargo Carrier for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches # HR1450Z-85, which is one of our most popular bike racks rated to be carried on an RV that has an add-on cargo carrier that can be removed when not in use. The Sport Rider SE2 is easy to load and can carry bikes up to 50-lbs each, paired with 100-lbs of cargo. This rack will fit on the 2" hitch on your 2017 Forest River Forester. I've linked a short video review of this rack for...
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  • Adapter # 64005 for Securing a Womens Bike to the Swagman Original # S64152-2
  • Yes, you can use the Swagman Easy-Out Women and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter for Hitch Bike Racks, item # 64005, to secure most frame styles to the Swagman # S64152-2.
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  • Parts Needed to Install the Reese Eclipse Bike Rack on a 2006 Honda Pilot
  • You will not need any additional parts to install the Reese Eclipse 4 Bike Rack, # 63124, on your 2006 Honda Pilot. I have attached an installation video we made on a 2007 Honda Pilot for you to check out. You will see that this bike is an excellent fit for your vehicle and offers plenty of clearance for the rear hatch. The only additional parts that you may want to pick up are the hitch lock, # 5200, a cable lock like part # e98891, and a bike adapter bar, # 64005. The bike adapter...
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  • Use of Stabilizing Strap 18050 with Curt Hitch on 2010 Subaru Outback
  • Curt chooses to recommend a stabilizing strap be used on some of their hitches when non-wheeled loads like bike racks are installed simply as an added safety measure. Using a support strap like # 18050 on ANY hitch would certainly be an okay idea, but other hitch makers do not have this express requirement. This is no way indicates the Curt hitch # 13390 is weaker than others, but is simply a more conservative approach in the interests of safety and long-term reliability. When a load...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack Frame Adapter for a Womens Bike Frame on a Thule Apex Bike Rack
  • With the Thule Apex bike rack, item # TH9025XT, a frame adapter bar like part # 64005 would span the distance between the handlebar gooseneck and the seat post, which provides a secondary attachment point for the bike rack. This allows the bike to be carried level, which maximizes ground clearance. We have a product demonstration video that shows the adapter bar in action. Click on the link to view the video.
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  • Locking Knob Needed to Secure the Top Plate on the Swagman Original 3 Bike Rack # S64152-2
  • If your Swagman Original 3 Bike Rack, # S64152-2, has studs that come out of the base of the top plate and take a wing nut style knob then you will need the Replacement Locking Knob, # P1040 for 2009 and Newer bike racks. These knobs are not interchangeable between the model years of the bike racks so you will need to determine when the bike rack was made or purchased. If you are purchasing the bike rack new the Locking Knob, # P1040, would also be the correct knob. If your bike rack...
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  • Hitch Adapter to Allow Use of Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike 2-Inch Rack in 1-1/4-Inch Class II Hitch
  • It is possible to use a hitch adapter like # HT5R from Brophy to allow installation of a 2-inch hitch bike rack such as the Yakima RidgeBack 4 # Y02458 in a smaller 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch. This adapter's 5-inches of rise will give you better clearance if you have a steep driveway entrance or if you just want the peace of mind of knowing you don't have to worry about the bike tires touching the ground. There are two drawbacks to doing this: using any adapter will cut your hitch's capacity...
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  • Ball Mount and 50mm Hitch Ball to Allow Use of European Ball-Mounted Bike Carrier
  • The ball mount you purchased was part C45572 and this is for a 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch. This ball mount has an integrated 2-inch hitch ball that cannot be removed and this is why it is incompatible with the towing style bike rack that I believe you have. Towing racks can either mount on the shank of the ball mount, like racks # S64664 and # C18013 or they can be like yours, which uses a hitch ball as a "bolt" to secure the rack to the ball mount. We do offer 50mm hitch balls, shown...
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  • Extension to Use Thule Helium Platform Bike Rack on 2020 Mercedes Benz G63 with Rear Spare Tire
  • First of all the Thule Helium platform rack, part # TH44VR, is a great rack. Probably my favorite wheel mount hitch rack we carry. The tilt and folding feature is super easy to use, the bikes can easily be staggered without having to move the wheel trays making them easier to load and the rack just plain looks nice. I've linked a demonstration video of it on a Jeep which also has a rear spare like your 2020 Mercedes Benz G63. In the video you can see we used just a standard hitch extender...
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  • Replacement Hardware for Yakima Doubledown Hitch Mounted Bike Rack
  • In order to replace the bolt for the Yakima DoubleDown 4 Bike Rack # Y02424, you need to look at the Replacement Hardware for Yakima Doubledown Hitch Mounted Bike Rack # Y8890206. •Replacement hardware for Doubledown 2, 4 and 5 •Includes: (1) bolt, (2) flat washers, (1) nut and (1) wrench for rack assembly (1) hitch bolt, (1) lock washer and (1) flat washer to secure rack in hitch # 8890206 Yakima Replacement Hardware for Doubledown 2, 4 and 5 Hitch-Mounted Bike Rack
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  • Converting Thule Easy Fold XT2 Platform Rack TH903202 for Fat Bikes
  • The good news is that converting your Thule # TH903202 Easy Fold bike rack so it'll carry fat bikes is as simple as replacing the wheel straps with part # TH985101. Each strap kit is good for one bike.
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  • Availability of Bike Rack for 6 Bikes on Truck, SUV, and Camper
  • The only bike rack on the market that is able to handle up to 6 bikes is the Yakima HangOver # Y02485. This is designed for your standard mountain bike and comes with a 2" hitch receiver. It can accommodate up to 37.5 lb bikes and this rack weighs in at 76 lbs. Yakima has deemed that this is compatible with passenger vehicles, but they have noted that if you use this on a towed trailer or motorhome then the warranty will be voided. This is due to the extra movement that happens at the...
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  • Correct Anti-Rattle Locking Hitch Pin for Swagman XTC4 Bike Rack Part # S64665
  • The Locking Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin, part # S64027 is the appropriate lock for your Swagman XTC4 bike rack. The difference between the two is that the the S64027 has a wider span than the other lock, part # S64029.
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  • Parts Needed to Allow Swagman XTC-2 To Carry Fat Tire Bike
  • I have a solution for you, but the the tires on your bike are 2.8" wide and the Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 can only accommodate tires up to 2.5" wide in the included wheel holders. You'll need swap the wheel holders out for the Swagman Fat Tire Bike Adapters # S64674 to allow your oversized wheels to seat comfortable in the holders. These adapters can house wheels up to 5" wide.
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  • Recommended Solution for Swing Away Adapter and Platform Rack for Heavy E-Bikes on 2017 Ford F-150
  • It looks like the Rambo Roamer e-bikes weigh 63-lbs each and have tires that are 4" wide, so I recommend using the Saris MTR 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting # SA4032; you will need to remove the batteries to carry these bikes and get them under 60-lbs, which is the per bike capacity. This is the only rack we currently offer that fits only on 2" hitches and can carry fat tire e-bikes like your Rambo Roamers; using a rack with a 2" hitch is required for use with a swing away hitch...
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  • Fat Bike Adapter Kit for Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack
  • I do have a solution for you, but the Fat Bike Adapter Kit for Curt Platform Bike Racks Item # C18091 will not fit on your Swagman XC 2-Bike Platform Rack # S64650. Instead, why not use Swagman's very own Fat Bike Adapter # S64674? This is labelled as for Swagman's XTC bike racks, but I can confirm that they will also work on your Swagman XC bike rack # S64650 and it fits tires up to 5" wide. I see you have one bike mounted, but just a head's up for when you want to mount two it that...
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  • What Additional Parts are Needed for the Thule Hitching Post Pro on a 2011 Toyota RAV4
  • The Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR includes everything that you need to carry bikes on your 2011 Toyota RAV4. However, there are additional accessories you may be interested in to use with the bike rack. If you're going to be carrying any alternative frame bikes, like a women's or children's bike, you may not have a good mounting location to hang the bikes from the rack. The bikes should be as level as possible when traveling to prevent them from moving and coming into contact...
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  • 2018 Hyundai Accent Bike Rack for Lectric XP E-Bike
  • I have a great solution for you, however most bike racks are not rated to hold up to 65-70 lbs. If possible, removing the battery on your e-bike during transport will make finding an appropriate bike rack a lot easier. If you can remove the battery, I recommend the Thule EasyFold # TH903202, which can hold up to two e-bikes with a weight capacity of 65 lbs per bike. This should meet the weight capacity of your e-bike with the battery removed. It also has a loading ramp to make loading...
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  • How to Carry More Than 2 Bikes on 2014 Toyota Prius C
  • The hitch and bike rack manufacturers all agree that bike racks used in a Class I hitch like the Curt # C11484 should not carry any more than two bicycles (even kid's bikes) even if the rack used has a 4 bike capacity and for good reason. Weight is part of the reason, but leverage is also a huge consideration. Adding a 3rd and 4th bike moves more load further away from the hitch which rapidly increases the leverage and force applied not only to the hitch but to the hitch attachment points...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Needed with Bike and Rack Locks for a Carbon Fiber Bike and Childrens Bike
  • We do have a list of platform bike racks that are wheel mounts (no frame contact) and come with bike and hitch locks. As far as a fit for children's bikes it really just depends on how small the wheels are. Since the wheels on your child's bike are at right at 20" I recommend going with the Thule T2 Pro XT # TH9034XT. It has all of the features mentioned above, is compatible with 20" - 29" wheel diameters, and has a 60 lb per-bike weight capacity. The integrated handle at the rear of...
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  • RV Rated Bike Rack for Use on a Winnebago View
  • We don't have a hitch mounted Swagman bike rack that is rated for RV use and can be tilted. The moving parts that allow a bike rack to tilt can create weak points and will likely not hold up to the additional stress placed on a rack when used on an RV. The Swagman Dispatch # S44FR is a folding rack because the center mast can be folded down, however not while the bikes are in use. Take a look at the video I've linked to see how flat it folds. The shank does have a 6-1/2 inch rise...
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  • How to Lock Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack for Fat Bikes C18085-FB
  • Curt's 2 Bike Platform Rack for Fat Bikes # C18085-FB includes an anti-rattle threaded hitch pin that will reduce motion of the rack in your hitch but this feature prevents use of a standard hitch lock. No worries though since you can use a simple cable lock such as # e98891 (10-foot) or # C23666 (6-foot) to both lock your bikes to the rack and also to lock the rack to your hitch receiver by running the cable through a safety chain loop on your hitch. If you prefer a 2-bike Fat Bike...
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  • Using Yakima HoldUp EVO for 1-1/4” Hitches on a 2” Hitch Receiver
  • I definitely have some options so that you can use your Yakima Hold-Up EVO Bike rack # Y02480, but the reason Yakima does not recommend using an adapter with this bike rack is because most hitch adapters reduce the weight capacity of your hitch by half. An example of that is this Curt Hitch Adapter # C45770 that not only makes your hitch smaller to fit 1-1/4" accessories, but it also extends out by 4" if you need extra length for clearance issues. The drawback is your weight capacity is...
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  • Does Bike With Step Through Frame Need Bike Rack Adapter on Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack
  • You will not need the Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes # 64005 with the Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Trailer Hitches # S64670. That adapter is normally used for hanging-style bike racks to give bikes with step-through frames a vertical mounting point. However, the XTC-2 does not require it; as you can see by the accompanying photo and review a customer sent in of this rack, they were able to use the XTC-2 with a step-through...
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  • Do I Need an Adapter to Carry a Girls Bike and How Secure are the Bikes for Interstate Driving
  • The Thule Apex 2 Bike Carrier, # TH9024XT, would make a great choice for carrying bikes on your 2009 Toyota Venza. The no Sway cradles will secure the bikes to the rack very well for traveling any distance. An adapter will be needed for carrying each bike that does not have a top bar that will allow the bike to be carried level. The Thule Bike Adapter Bar, # TH982XT, would be a good choice. We have a video showing the use of this item for you to review, see link. To secure the bikes...
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  • Replacement Mounting Hardware for the Yakima Double Down Hitch Mounted Bike Rack
  • I contacted our representative at Yakima regarding a shorter replacement bolt for the Yakima DoubleDown # Y0424. The replacement bolt part 8820052 was 3-3/4 inches long but is now discontinued. Discontinued part 8820052 has been replaced by Yakima Mounting Hardware # Y8890176. The kit includes a replacement hitch bolt, clip and wrench for securing a Yakima FlipSide, DoubleDown or SwingDaddy bike carrier to your hitch. The bolt is a 1/2 inch bolt, which measures 4-9/16 inches long, and...
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  • Locking Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin for Swagman XTC-4 Hitch Bike Rack S64665
  • The Swagman XTC-4 hitch bike rack # S64665 does have a threaded hole in the shank and is like most bike racks in that it uses a special proprietary anti-rattle bolt to secure it in the hitch. The Tow Ready J-Pin Locking stabilizer # 63201 is not compatible with the rack but we do offer a Locking Anti-Rattle Threaded Hitch Pin # S64027 that will work fine.
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  • Is Bike Adapter Bar Needed for a Womans Bike on a Hanging Style Carrier Like Yakima # Y02457
  • When using a hanging style bike rack like the Yakima Ridgeback # Y02457 with a woman's bike - or any that has a frame design without a horizontal top frame tube - a bike adapter bar such as the Yakima Tube Top # Y02531 is helpful. Adapter bars simply attach at the seat and handlebar posts and provide a level mounting surface to mate with the carrier's arms. This ensures the bike remains level for safe ground clearance at the wheels. The linked video illustrates installation. We offer...
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  • Recommended Secondary Light System for use When Using Bike Rack with Cover
  • I have a solution for you, but there isn't a directly compatible or solution designed specifically for the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202. However, you could definitely use something like the Tow Ready Magnetic Tow Lights - Red Incandescent - 4-Way Flat Connector - 20' Long Harness # 73864 if you've got a 4 way wiring harness on the back of your 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE. These are magnetic towing lights that could be attached to the carrier or your vehicle to provide stop, turn, and tail light...
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  • Will Yakima Y02457 RidgeBack 2 Bike Rack Require Adapter Bar for Women's or Mountain Bikes
  • The answer to your question will depend on the actual geometry of your bike's frames. If the women's bike has a step through frame, you would indeed need an adapter bar like # 64005 in order to prevent the bikes from being carried at a sharp angle that would compromise ground clearance or put one of the tires close to the exhaust pipe. If the women's bike has a more standard type frame, given the height of the GX460 you'll most likely get by without one. If the mountain bike has a generally...
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  • Can the Yakima OverHang Carry Heavy Downhill Electric Mountain Bikes
  • I have a solution for you, and while you could use the Yakima HangOver 4 # Y02484 on a van without any issues, it only has a capacity of 37.5-lbs per bike. For this reason, it's not going to be able to be used this to carry bikes your downhill electric mountain bikes that are 48-lbs. Instead, I recommend using the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack for 4 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # HR1400Z or the Sport Rider SE for Fat Tire Bikes # # HR1400Z-FB, which can carry bikes up...
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  • What Size Ratchet to Use for Threaded Hitch Pin for Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack # Y02443
  • The threaded hitch pin bolt that comes with the Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack # Y02443 that you purchased is compatible with a 15/16" socket. This can be found at your local hardware or home improvement store.
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  • Anti-Rattle Lock for Reese Q-Slot Platform Bike Rack
  • To answer your first question, the Locking Knob for SportRack Bike Racks # 05003400000 will not work with the Reese Q-Slot Bike Rack # PS63138, the knob is a replacement for certain SportRack bike racks only. There is an anti-rattle hitch lock that will work with the Reese Q-Slot # PS63138; we have found that the Hitch Tite Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock # SA3022 works well with the 2-bike and 4-bike rack.
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  • Locking the Swagman XTC4 Wheel Mount Bike Rack and Securing the Rack to the Vehicle
  • The topmost hook on each upright can be locked with a padlock. You would need 4 small padlocks to lock each of the bikes. I have a recommendation that may be a bit easier if you do not like the idea of 4 padlocks. You could use the Roadmaster Coupler Padlock, item # RM-305, and a cable like the Master Lock 10-mm Braided Steel Cable - 6 foot, item # 78DPF. With this lock and the cable you could slide the lock through one of the sets of holes at the base of the outermost upright bar and...
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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack with Locks to Carry 4 Bikes on a 2010 Honda Odyssey
  • We do carry a lot of bike racks and a good number of them include some sort of security built in whether it be for the bikes, the rack, or both. I prefer to recommend racks that include locks for both the rack and bikes. If you're interested in a hanging rack I recommend the Yakima FullTilt, # Y02462. It can hold 4 bikes that each weigh up to 37-1/2 pounds. Hanging racks like the FullTilt carry bikes by their crosstube. If any of the bikes you're going to be carrying don't have a...
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  • Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar # Y02531 Recommendation for a Yakima 4 Bike Rack # Y02424
  • A Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar # Y02531 is strongly recommended for carrying womens and kids bike on the Yakima DoubleDown 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack # Y02424. There might be a way you could make it work without one, but it really depends on the frame design of the bikes. Either way though you would save your self a lot of hassle if you just used a hitch adapter, as you would eliminate any guess work with carrying your bikes and potentially carrying your bikes in a dangerous...
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  • Parts Needed To Use The Thule Easy Fold XT Hitch Rack On My 2016 Lexus NX 300h?
  • All you need is this Curt Hitch Reciever # C13337 and it's a fairly simple install. So I've included an install video so you can do it at home! Then all you need is the rack! I really like the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 because it's extremely unique with its design and included 36" ramp feature! One thing that a lot of customers have also purchased is the extra long 53" ramp # TH933402. Depending on the height of your 2016 Lexus NX 300h it may be something to consider as it will make...
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  • Can Yakima Dr. Tray 3-Bike Platform Bike Rack be used as a 2-Bike Rack
  • The Dr. Tray 3-Bike Platform Rack # Y02474-02475 is actually the 2-Bike version that includes a third tray that can be added. So yes, you can use it as a 2-bike rack until your kid gets a little bigger and you need the third tray. The Dr. Tray 3-Bike is available for Class II, 1-1/4 inch hitches # Y02474-02475 as well as 2 inch, Class III hitches # Y02473-02475.
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  • Recommended Class III Hitch for Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack # Y02465 on 2013 Toyota Highlander
  • You are correct that you need a 2-inch Class III hitch in order to use the excellent swing-away Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack # Y02465 on your 2013 Highlander. You can click on the included link to see all hitches offered. While all are 2-inch and Class III-rated they do differ in their tongue weight (TW) capacities and also in terms of compatibility with your full-size spare tire. I recommend going with a higher capacity hitch to give you plenty of strength for the substantial weight...
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  • Carrying 4 Bikes on a Platform Bike Rack
  • The RockyMounts BackStage # RKY10002 is only a 2-bike rack and doesn't have an extension available for it as of yet. We have heard it's being looked into but nothing has been confirmed at this time. For another 4-bike rack I recommend the Thule T2 Classic # TH9044-TH9046. It's a tilting rack and not a swinging but it's one of the most popular 4-bike platform racks we carry.
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  • Can Adapter Bar be Used to Secure Step-Through Frame Bike on the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack
  • Yes! For situations like yours where one of the bikes has a step-through frame you can definitely use an adapter bar like the Swagman # 64005 to secure your wife's bike on your XC 2-Bike Rack # S64650. We have spoken with manufacturers before and this is what they recommend doing as well.
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  • Which Locking Hitch Pin for Swagman # S64670 XTC2 Bike Rack
  • We offer the Swagman # S64029 locking anti-rattle hitch pin that's compatible with the Swagman XTC2, part # S64670. For a hitch and cable lock combo, we offer # S64031. We don't sell a bike rack with the # SR-640-K part number that you mentioned, nor could I find record of your purchase in our records, so I'm not able to confirm which bike rack you have, nor do I know for certain which lock you've purchased that doesn't work. If you indeed have a Swagman XTC2 rack, the lock options...
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  • Replacement Collapsing Knob For The Curt Clamp On 3 Bike Rack
  • I contacted Curt and there is not a replacement collapsing knob currently available for the Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack for 2" Ball Mounts - Towing Item # C18013. We only offer one other clamp on, towing bike rack which is the Swagman Traveler XCS - Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack for 2" Ball Mount - Towing Item # S64664. However it only carries two bikes. Since your current rack is a three bike carrier I recommend the Hollywood Racks Traveler 4 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting...
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  • Do I Need an Adapter Bar to Carry a Townie 7D Electra on a Thule DoubleTrack
  • Because of the aggressive step through on the Townie 7D Electra bikes you will need to use a frame adapter on with the Thule DoubleTrack # TH990XT. You'll want to use something like the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes # 64005, which will clamp onto the seat post and handle bar post and will provide a solid surface for the hook on your DoubleTrack to clamp down on and keep the bike in place during travel. I really like the spring...
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  • Recommended Swagman Bike Rack for Use on an RV and a 2016 Jeep Wrangler with a Spare Tire
  • To be able to use a bike rack on your Jeep but also use it with your RV you will need to make sure you get a bike rack that is rated for use on an RV. The reason is because the hitch receiver is further away from the rear axle on an RV as opposed to that of a passenger vehicle. This results in a lot more play. Only certain bike racks have been tested and approved by their manufacturers to be used on an RV. Unfortunately neither the Swagman XTC # S64670 nor the XC # S64650 are rated for...
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  • Hitch Mount Bike Rack and Cargo Carrier Combination
  • The best way to have a bike rack and cargo carrier is to use the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 # HR1450Z-85. This is a 2-bike platform rack that has a cargo carrier attached to it. It also has the option of not using the cargo carrier and having a 4-bike platform rack using # HR1475Z.
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  • Locking Hitch Pin Available for the Reese Eclipse 4 Bike Rack # 63124
  • The part that you are looking for is from Let's Go Aero and it is part # ACC3250. This will install on the anti-rattle hitch pin that is currently installed on your Reese Eclipse 4 Bike Rack # 63124. Since you are concerned about security I recommend getting the 10' Long Cable Lock # e98891 to use in case you are ever needing to take your bike(s) with you as well. This will also help to deter theft of your equipment.
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  • Locks Needed for Thule Hitching Post Pro 934 Bike Rack
  • The correct locking mechanism for the threaded hitch pin on the Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR is the Snug-Tite hitch accessory # THSTL2. This locks the bike rack to the trailer hitch on your vehicle. If you also want to lock your bikes to the bike rack then you will need a cable lock like the part # e98891. Attached are some review videos for you to check out.
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  • Platform Bike Rack to be Used on Front Mount Hitch of 2013 Chevrolet Silverado
  • Using a bike rack that's approved for RV use, like the Swagman # S64663 you mentioned, is a pretty good idea on a front hitch. RV bike racks are built sturdier than those that aren't RV approved so they can handle the added movement from the RV's long wheel base. Having that additional stability to a rack on the front, with all of the extra wind and jarring from turns, sounds like a good idea. The # S64663 is not an XC model but it has a similar design. The XTC-2 # S64670 is a great...
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  • Motorhome 4-Bike Rack Recommendation for 2 Electric and 2 Standard Bikes
  • I have the perfect solution for you with the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 4 Bike Platform Rack # HR1400Z! This is obviously a 4-bike rack but is has a weight capacity of 50 lbs per bike and is compatible with a motorhome like what you have with your Class C. If your electric bikes weigh 50 lbs with the battery on them then you should be good to use the Swagman Semi 4.0 4-Bike Platform Rack # S64698-99 as well. This has a 45 lb per bike weight rating but it is an excellent option to...
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  • Can Swagman XC Platform Bike Rack be Used on the Back of a Tent Trailer
  • We do carry hitch mount bike racks that are rated behind trailers but unfortunately the Swagman XC # S64650 is not one of them. Trailers and RVs have more movement at the rear which puts more stress on hitch mounted bike racks. Not all racks are rated for the added stress but some are designed specifically for it. Instead I recommend the Swagman Dispatch # S44FR. I've linked a video of the rack on the a fifth wheel trailer for you. The Dispatch also has a higher weight capacity than...
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  • Availability of a Locking Hitch Pin for the Swagman XTC Bike Rack
  • I have a solution for you, but, unfortunately, a standard locking pin will not work on the Swagman XC Bike Rack, # S64650. The Swagman Locking Anti-Rattle Threaded Hitch Pin, # S64029, would be the best option for installing a locking hitch pin for you bike rack.
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  • Bike Rack Needed for 1 E-Bike and 1 E-Trike on a 2016 Winnebago Navion Class C Motorhome
  • Sounds like you're needing the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack for 1 E-Trike and 1 E-Bike # HR1450Z-E-TRKADP3! This fits in a 2" hitch receiver and can carry up to an 80 lb E-Bike and a 100 lb E-Trike at the same time. It has also been approved for use with a motorhome so you wouldn't have to worry about voiding any kind of warranty. I honestly don't know of any other bike rack options that can accomplish this task, plus this rack doesn't skimp on features as it has the basic...
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  • Parts Needed to Use the Thule Helium Aero 3 Bike Rack on a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • The Thule Helium Aero 3 Bike Rack, # TH9043PRO, will work great on your 2012 Honda CR-V. This is one of our most popular bike racks among our Honda customers. If you plan on carrying any womens or childrens bikes, then I would recommend getting the Thule Bike Adapter Bar, # TH982, to carry the bikes safely. For a Trailer Hitch, I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Hitch, # 75742. This hitch comes with all of the necessary mounting hardware and has the highest rated tongue weight...
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  • Options to Carry a Trike on a Buick
  • We may have a trailer hitch receiver available for your Buick. Just let me know the year, make, and model and I'll see if that's an option. If there is a hitch receiver available you may be able to use the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Trike Carrier # HR1450Z-R-TRKADP2 on the hitch receiver. If that isn't an option you can use the SeaSucker Roof Bike Rack for Trikes # 298-BD1005.
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  • Is a Bike Adapter Required to Load a Womans Bike on the Hollywood Racks SportRider SE
  • A bike adapter bar is not normally required to mount a woman's bike on a bike rack like the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HR1400Z. The exception is if the bike has a very, very low step through frame with the top frame bar directly above the pedal crank. I have included a link to a video review of this bike rack for you.
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  • Hitch Mount Hanging Rhino-Rack Bike Rack on a 2015 Scion xB
  • I may have a solution for you but Rhino-Rack does not have a 3-bike hanging hitch mount bike rack. Since you're going to be carrying three bikes you'll need the Class II Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12490. It's confirmed to fit your 2015 Scion xB and a Class I hitch cannot carry more than two bikes. With the Curt hitch you will also need the support strap # 18050. It's required by Curt when using the hitch for any non-trailer loads like a bike rack. For a 3-bike rack I recommend...
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  • Will An Additional Locking Hitch Pin be Needed When Using the Brophy # RH2-XL for T2 Classic
  • Even though the Thule T2 Classic # TH9045 comes with a threaded locking hitch pin you would need to use another locking hitch pin like part # e98879 to utilize the Hitch Extender # HES6. Please note that using this hitch extender will reduce the overall weight capacity of your trailer hitch by 50% and will add some extra play to your bike rack. The T2 Classic weighs 50 lbs so as long as your bikes plus this 50 lbs doesn't exceed the tongue weight of your vehicle you can use it. I do...
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  • Does the Curt Clamp-On 2 Bike Rack Need Additional Stabilizing Straps
  • The Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack, part # C18013 does not require any additional straps for stabilization while carrying bikes. If you would like additional immobilization, or would like to prevent any shifting you could add the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for a 2 inch hitch # RM-061 for additional support at the hitch. When you are using this bike rack and towing a trailer please remember that the weight of the trailer hitch, this bike rack, which is 13 pounds, and the weight of the bikes...
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