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  • Is Adapter Needed with Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack for Step-Thru Frames
  • The padded ratcheting hooks on the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack # HLY74FR that you were looking at can slide up and down the length of the vertical mast, so they should be able to grab onto the frame of a step-thru bike like yours. With that being said if the step-thru is more dramatic than most you may just need to add an adapter bar like # HRBA-PRO to create a horizontal attachment point for a secure connection. In either case I think a better option for your particular...
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  • Recommended Lightweight Bike Rack for a 2013 Toyota Prius C and Women's Bikes
  • The Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack # TH912XTR weighs in just over 30 lbs. If your bikes have smaller frames then you would likely need an adapter bar like the Thule # TH982XT otherwise your bikes will likely sit at a weird angle which not only makes it awkward to load, but it will also reduce ground clearance (see attached with the bar installed). If you can send me some pictures of your bikes I can get a better idea as to if you'd probably need an adapter bar or not. While the Thule Roadway...
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  • Best Bike Rack for E-Bikes with Fenders That Doesnt Rub
  • I have a few different bikes racks for you that will carry e-bikes with fenders. That said, you will need to go with a frame mount style as you can't use a wheel mount bike rack on a bike with fenders. The best option for you will be the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 2 Electric Bike Rack part # HLY84FR which has an 80 lb per bike weight capacity and soft padded frame hooks so you don't have to worry about rubbing. If either of your bikes has a steep drop tube frame then you will also need...
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  • Thule Bike Rack That Can be Used at Rear of 5th Wheel Trailer
  • At the rear of a trailer or RV the ride quality is very rough when compared to the ride quality at the rear of a passenger vehicle. Reason being the suspension isn't as sophisticated and there is a longer distance between the rear axle and the rear of the trailer which exaggerates the movement of the trailer when hitting bumps. Because of that only a few bike racks were designed to be reinforced enough for that type of use. The part # TH912XTR is not reinforced enough to be used at...
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  • Comparing Saris SuperClamp, Kuat NV, and Thule T2 Pro 4-Bike Racks
  • You have narrowed down your choices to three really great bike racks, but between the three I recommend the Saris SuperClamp EX 4 Bike Rack # SA4026F for a few different reasons. A feature that really stands out with regards to the Saris SuperClamp design (especially when compared to its peers) is its overall length. When it's folded down for use it measures just 46 inches long from the center of the hitch pin hole on your vehicle to the furthest point of the rack. By comparison the...
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  • Solution for Needing Additional Short Hook with Swagman Current E-Bike Rack
  • Swagman still does not offer the long and short hooks of the part # SP428 separately so if you wanted to get a short hook for a step through frame for the Swagman Current # S64678 you'd need the set of both. Or you could go with a bike frame adapter bar like part # UB01 instead which attaches to the seat post and steering stem which the long hook can grab.
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for 2016 Subaru WRX with Torklift EcoHitch Installed
  • For your 2018 Subaru WRX the TorkLift EcoHitch part # 306-X7257 (2 inch hitch) is a great hitch option as it can hide behind the bumper panel when not needed. If you check out the picture I attached of this hitch installed you'll see that the opening appears to be recessed behind the bumper a couple inches. Now the Swagman XC part # S64650 has a curve in the shank pretty close to where the rack slides into the hitch so it would be too close to call, but I have a better option all-around...
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  • Can You Carry Four Bikes On a 2016 Nissan Leaf With Class 1 Hitch
  • I do have an option for you but the maximum number of bikes that can be carried on any class 1 hitch is two. The reason that you cannot carry more than two bikes has to do more with the leverage that the additional two bikes place on the trailer hitch more so than the weight. Therefore, if you want to be able to carry more than two bikes you will need to use the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7221 which is the only option for this. The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Single E-Bike on 2017 Buick Encore
  • You should place your E-Bike as close to your 2017 Buick Encore as possible when using the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4412B, which means on the inside of the rack. The reason for this is so the rack and your bike remain as stable as possible and does not put added stress on either. The Freedom does not have a 1-bike rack option though the center mast does fold down like in the accompanying photo to help ease the loading process. The better option that I strongly recommend...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Swagman Dispatch and the Swagman RV Platform Rack
  • Lets go over these. To start both of them are rated for use on flat towed vehicle so we're over that hurdle. The Swagman Dispatch part # S44FRis for bikes that weigh up to 45 lbs. each where the Swagman Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack part # S64663 is rated for bikes up to 35 lbs. each. They will both hold the bikes in a similar manner and with them being made by Swagman you can rest assured they are very sturdy and will prove reliable. With that being said the Dispatch is really the...
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  • Recommended Travel Trailer Bike Rack for E-Bike with Fat Tires and Step-Through Frame
  • Thank you for all of the details about what you're looking for in a bike rack! You are correct that there is a lot of extra movement at the back of a travel trailer so only certain bike racks have been tested and approved for this use, but we have exactly what you're needing. The Swagman E-Spec # S94FR is best suited for your application and hits all of wants that you listed. The E-Spec comes with a 2" shank (that doesn't require an adapter) and can carry 2 bikes weighing in at 70 lbs...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Two E-Bikes With Fenders
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B you referenced is a fantastic bike rack, but since you have electric bikes with fenders you will need to go a different direction. The reason is the NV 2.0 is a wheel-mounted bike rack and the clamps will not mount to the frame, they are designed only to clamp to the front wheel, and fenders will interfere. The bike rack I highly recommend for a pair of e-bikes with fenders is the Thule EasyFold XT 2 E-Bike Platform Rack # TH903202 because it is a frame-mounted...
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  • Recommendation Between the Thule Camber 4 and Yakima Ridgeback 4 Bike Carriers
  • The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # e98862 you referenced will have the hitch pin hole recessed 4-1/2 inches from the outer bumper. This will allow for compatibility with both the Thule Camber or the Yakima Ridgeback you referenced. The biggest difference between the two bike carriers for your application is the arm spread distances. The Thule Camber # TH9056 has outside cradle to outside cradle measurement of 13 inches. The Yakima...
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  • Recommendation for a 5 bike Rack Used With 4 Adult Bikes and 1 Kids Bike
  • To come right out and answer the most important question first, both the Yakima Ridgeback # Y02459 and Thule Apex XT-5 # TH9026XT are going to provide the same spacing for the bikes. Both racks have 28" long arms and the spacing is going to break down the same on both. With that being said, you will find some noticeable differences between these 2 racks. The Thule Apex XT-5 is going to be Thule's top end hanging rack for 5 bikes, where the Ridgeback is going to be probably a half a...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Two Electric Bikes Weighing Over 65 lbs Each
  • There are bike racks that will be able to carry the weight of your two 66-1/2 lb RadRover Electric Bikes with fat tires, although as you mentioned the only way to use the Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9034XT with bikes that heavy would be to remove the batteries. For 66-1/2 lb bikes with 4 inch tires you have two options if you want to carry the bikes without removing the batteries. The first option is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack for Electric Fat Tire...
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  • Swagman Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying E-Bikes
  • The Swagman XTC-2 TILT # S64671 has a weight capacity of 35 lbs per bike so while it would not have the weight capacity for your 45 lb bikes I do have the similar Swagman E-Spec part # S94FR which has a 60 lb per bike capacity while very similar in design that will work great for you. This rack was actually designed for carrying e-bikes like you have and was reinforced for their extra weight.
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  • How To Help Further Stabilize the Inno Tire Hold 1 Bike Platform Rack During Transport
  • Yes, in order to make the Inno Tire Hold 1 Bike Platform Rack part # INH110 more secure during transport with your 2005 Subaru Impreza you have two options. The first option is a wedge, the Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Clamp for 1-1/4" Hitch Receivers part # 325-GH-013 which helps take up the extra space inside the receiver tube opening thereby reducing movement. This device is also nice in that it helps you align the hitch pin hole each time. The other option you have is a support strap, the Curt...
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  • Availability of Kuat Platform Bike Rack to Allow Rear Door to Swing Open on 2018 Lexus LX 570
  • I do have a great solution for you, however we don't have a platform-style bike rack (Kuat or otherwise) that can sit low enough to avoid interference with the swinging rear door on your 2018 Lexus LX 570. All of the Kuat platform carriers will sit about 10 to 12 inches above the center of the hitch pin hole, whether down for use or tilted back for rear cargo access. For your Lexus LX 570 I think your best option will be with the Kuat NV 2.0 Platform Rack # NV22G you were looking at...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Womens Bike with Fenders and Basket
  • I do have an option for you but the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TS02B won't work with your wife's bike because there is a fender in the way that the hook needs to secure too. If you place the hook in front of the fender you run the risk of it falling off and losing the bike. Instead, the Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack part # SA4412B would be a much better option because you would hook the frame clamp to the drop tube without needing an adapter bar or having to worry about...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for a 2019 Ford F-250 with 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • For your 2019 Ford F-250, I recommend the Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack part # BA22B which will do an excellent job with your two e-bikes. The Kuat NV 2.0 is one of the more quality, well made bike racks on the market. It has a wheel mount design so it won't be a problem with your lack of a horizontal frame tube and it has a 60 lb per bike weight capacity. The main reason however that I recommend the Kuat NV 2.0 is because it has a one-piece 2" shank. The majority of bike racks...
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  • Highest Rated E-Bike Rack for a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The distance from the rear axle to the trailer hitch is much greater on a 5th wheel trailer than a motorhome and motorhomes typically have a more sophisticated suspension than a 5th wheel trailer which means the ride will be much rougher on the 5th wheel trailer. The rough ride means the bike rack will have more stress to deal with which the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE part # HLY84FR is not rated for. The highest rated per bike weight capacity bike rack for a 5th wheel trailer is...
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  • Cradle Spacing on Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack
  • The spacing between the cradles on the Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack # Y02458 is 5-1/2 inches, on center. This is still decent bike spacing but if you are wanting to give your bikes more room to breathe the Thule Apex XT # TH9025XT that you referenced is the better option. As you mentioned, this particular rack features a cradle spacing of 7 inches. This was actually a very intentional upgrade when Thule recently transitioned to their current line of racks. This type of spacing not...
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  • Thule Apex XT 4-Bike Rack vs. Inno Aero Light 4-Bike Rack
  • You are right on the money in that the Inno Aero Light 4-Bike Rack # INH640 and Thule Apex XT 4-Bike Rack # TH9025XT share a lot of the same benefits but I highly recommend the Apex XT for a couple reasons, starting with the spacing on the arms. The Apex XT measures 6-1/2 inches from inside-to-inside of the cradles, which is narrower than the Inno, meaning better stability for your bikes from the Apex XT. The Apex XT also weighs about 10 lbs less than the Inno and has a tool-free installation...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation to Fit Past Rear Spare of Travel Trailer
  • The Swagman Dispatch part # S44FR would be the best option we offer as it rated for the rougher ride quality associated with the back of travel trailers and also has 18 inches from the center of it's hitch pin hole out to the nearest wheel tray so it would give you plenty of clearance to fit past your spare. I attached a review video for this bike rack for you to check out as well.
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  • 4-Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Honda Odyssey with 1-1/4 Hitch
  • I really like the Yakima BackRoad 4 Bike Rack # YA44FR because it's a quality bike rack that is easy to use, cost-effective, and features 7" between the cradles (center to center) for a much easier loading experience of your bikes. The BackRoad comes with a cable lock for the bikes but if you want to add a lock to the bike rack itself then you can use part # Y07235. You'll likely need to use the Adapter Bar # Y02531 for your kid's bikes so that they will fit properly, and I also recommend...
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  • What Hitch Pin Should be Used with Thule Camber Bike Rack
  • The Thule Camber 4 Bike Rack # TH9056 that you referenced comes with the only hitch pin that should be used with it. It can't be used with standard hitch pins like what you mentioned. This comes with a threaded hitch pin that you thread through the hitch tube and and rack shank which holds the rack tightly to the hitch and prevents movement. To make this a locking hitch pin you'd then want the part # THSTL2.
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  • Can Thule EasyFold XT Bike Rack # TH903202 Fit 2020 Subaru Outback
  • If the distance from the pin hole on your hitch to the front of the hitch is 1-1/2 inches or more the Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202 will fit and work great. Some of the Subaru factory hitches are known to have a very shallow distance so it's important you measure there to be certain. From my understanding if your hitch is a 2 inch hitch size you'd be fine but if it's a 1-1/4 inch factory hitch you'd have problems. If you find that you have a hitch that's not compatible you can still...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch to Use with Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack on 2018 Subaru Outback
  • To use with the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2 Bike Platform Rack # SH22B on your 2018 Subaru Outback I highly recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13410. This durable Class III hitch features the sleek hidden-crosstube design you were wanting where only the 2" receiver is visible (see attached image) and its bumper clearance dimension on the Outback allows for a perfect fit with the Sherpa rack. With the carrier in place you will be able to tilt it away from the vehicle, with or without...
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  • Can Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Fit Subaru Outback Factory Hitch
  • The very shallow hitch pin of the factory hitch on your 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon makes installing bike racks challenging as most aren't compatible. The only way you could install the Kuat Sherpa part # SH22P would be if you replaced the factory hitch of the vehicle with an aftermarket one like the # C13410. Otherwise you'll have to go with the Yakima Ridgeback # Y02457 which can be used with your Subaru hitch.
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  • Comparing the Hollywood SportRider SE4 vs Saris SuperClamp EX 4 Platform Bike Rack for Subaru Ascent
  • I have a solution for you, but I'll start this off by saying that when you use any hitch mounted accessory like a bike or cargo carrier in your trailer hitch, it will likely set the backup sensors off. If the rack does not set the sensors off, the bikes probably will. You may have a setting that allows you to mute the sensors when you are carrying bikes. Additionally, trying to find a platform rack that will fold up to less than 12" is going to be impossible, but I think we can get close. When...
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  • Least Expensive Way to Carry Two 75 Lb Electric Bikes on 2016 Ram 1500
  • I have a suggestion for you, but unfortunately, we're not going to have a hitch mounted bike rack for electric bikes that's going to fit into your budget. Most of our e-bike racks max out at 60 lbs per bike, so your least expensive options are going to be either the Swagman E-Spec # S94FR, with a capacity of 70 lbs per bike, or the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HLY74FR, with a capacity of 80 lbs per bike -- both over budget. If you're able to utilize your truck bed to carry your e-bikes,...
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  • Electra Townie Commute Bike Rack Recommendation
  • Since you have fenders on your Electra Townie Commute the Rola Convoy part # 59308 that you referenced will not be your best solution as the arm of the rack would end up grabbing the fender and wouldn't work well at all. You'd instead need a bike rack that can grab the alternative style of frame your bike has and is compatible with fat tires. For that I recommend the Thule DoubleTrack Pro part # TH9054 as it has the weight capacity you'd need, can fit fat tires, and the frame clamps...
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  • Does Curt 5-Bike Rack # C18065 Come with Everything Needed to Install
  • For your Honda Pilot that has a 2 inch hitch all you need to install the bike rack is just the # C18065 and you'd be set as it comes with everything you need. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment point. I attached a review video for this product also. This will allow the bikes to be...
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  • Can Swagman Traveler XCS S64664 be used on Roadmaster Nighthawk 8k Tow Bar
  • Yes, the Swagman Traveler XCS # S64664 can attach to the shank of your Roadmaster Nighthawk Tow Bar part # RM-677. The rack will attach to the tow bar just like the ball mount you've used. I attached a picture of it attached to a very similar Roadmaster tow bar for you to check out as well.
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  • Bike Racks with Loading Ramp Options for Easier Loading
  • We have bike racks that have loading ramp options but the Swagman E-Spec part # S94FR does not have a loading ramp option and none of the ramps we offer would work with it. We have the Saris MTR 2 Bike Platform Rack # SA4032 and the single bike version part # SA4031 which has the ramp option # SA4130 or we have the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 which comes with ramps and a way to store them on the rack (other options don't have storage option). Or we have the Kuat ramp option # ANVBRB...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack Stabilizer for Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack in Hitch of 2017 Hyundai Elantra
  • I was able to look up your order number and it sounds like you are seeing more movement than you like in the vertical movement of the Kuat Transfer 2 # TS02B in your Draw Tite # 24939 hitch receiver. Because the pin is securing it to the sides, you may simply need to tighten that bolt a little more to also stabilize the vertical movement. If you have already tried that and are still left desiring more stability then I recommend adding an anti-wobble like the Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Clamp for...
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  • Best Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for 2018 Toyota RAV4
  • For your 2018 Toyota RAV4 with a hitch installed like the etrailer.com hitch part # E98864 installed I really like the Saris Freedom Superclamp bike rack part # SA4025F. This is a lightweight platform bike rack that only touches the bike at the tires and only weighs 30 lbs. The biggest drawback to platform bike racks has always been the weight of them, but with this rack you get the best of both worlds. The preferred attachment style with the lighter weight. Platform bike racks are also...
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  • Swing-Away Bike Rack Solution for Carrying Two Electric Bikes
  • We don't offer a swing-away rack that provides all the features you named but we do have two products that could be used together that would check ALL the boxes on your wish list. The Thule Easy Fold bike rack, part # TH903202 will easily handle electric 2 bikes weighing up to 65 lbs apiece. The rack is capable of tilting rearward away from the vehicle with the bikes loaded, providing easier access to the rear of the vehicle. The rack does include locking clamps that would secure the...
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  • Is Thule EasyFold XT 2 Electric Bike Rack the Best Option for Back of Motorhome
  • The Thule EasyFold XT 2 Electric Bike Platform Rack # TH903202 is absolutely going to be the best option to carry your two e-bikes on the back of your 2018 Tiffin Allegro 34PA, and it can also be used with your Cherokee, but NOT when the Cherokee is being flat towed. The EasyFold XT has a weight capacity of 65 lbs per bike which will accommodate your needs, and the fenders will not be an issue because the EasyFold uses ratcheting straps to secure the wheels and has independent arms that...
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  • Recommended Inno Hanging Bike Rack for 2012 Mazda 5
  • We do have some great hitch-mounted bike racks that will work well on your 2012 Mazda 5, however based on my research the Inno Vertical Hang 4 Bike Rack # INH540 that you referenced will not be compatible. This is because the Inno Bike Rack requires that the hitch pin hole is recessed no more than 4-1/2 inches behind the rear bumper of the vehicle to ensure no interference between the rack and bumper. The center of the hitch pin hole for both the Draw-Tite # 24874 and the Curt # C11127...
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  • Most Versatile Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for Use with Multiple Different Types of Bikes
  • The most amount of bikes you can carry on a hitch mounted bike rack is five with a hanging bike rack like the Yakima RidgeBack 5 Bike Rack part # Y02459. However, a hanging bike rack like the above is not your most versatile option because it will require an adapter bar like the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar part # Y02531 for bikes with an alternative frame which are pretty common. The most versatile option is a platform bike rack but this will only allow you to carry up to four bikes. Out...
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  • How to Reduce Movement of Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack
  • The Swagman XTC-2 2-Bike Platform Rack part # S64670 comes with a threaded hitch pin which will help to reduce rattle/wobble but if you need even further reduction then you will want to consider using a sleeve type anti-rattle device like the Gen-Y Anti-Rattle Clamp part # 325-GH-013 for 1-1/4" receivers or part # 325-GH-033 for 2" receivers. This device will also help you set the bike rack into the receiver as it will remember how far you need to insert the shank each time to line up the...
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  • How to Carry Both a Bike Rack and Cargo Carrier on a 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500
  • There is a solution that will allow you to carry both a bike rack and cargo cargo on the rear of your 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 at the same time and for this you will need to use the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Platform Bike Rack w/ Cargo Carrier part # HR1450Z-85 which is the only one of it's kind to my knowledge. The Sport Rider is one of my favorite bike racks because it is very well made and has add-ons you can purchase to make it compatible with practically any bike. It...
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  • Trailer Hitch Solution for 2019 Honda Passport with OEM Hitch to Carry Thule Bike Rack
  • Best solution is to replace the hitch you have on your 2019 Honda Passport that has the shallow hitch pin with the Draw Tite part # 76290 which is a confirmed fit and will let you use any bike rack you want like the Thule Apex Swing part # TH9027XT you referenced. This is going to allow to use the best bike rack for your application instead of being limited to the select few which are compatible with the shallow hitch pin and also will alleviate any other similar problems in the future...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for RadCity Step-Thru Electric Commuter Bike
  • The Saris Freedom 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # SA4412B is compatible with bikes up to 60 lbs. Unfortunately your bike is just over that, so unless you can reduce the weight of the bike by removing the battery, I recommend the Thule EasyFold XT 2 Electric Bike Platform Rack # TH903202 which is compatible with bikes up to 65 lbs and will not require any adapter bar. This will fully secure your bike by the frame and allow you to easily load your bike as well....
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  • Lock Cylinders for Ratcheting Arms on Thule T2 Classic Bike Rack
  • To add lock cylinders to the ratcheting arms on your Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Rack # TH9044 to secure the bikes to the carrier you will just need part # TH450200, which comes with both cylinders and two keys. Since the T2 comes with a lock cylinder for the hitch pin you might consider going with the 4 pack (part # TH450400) so you can use the extra to replace the existing cylinder for the hitch connection. This will make it so that all the locks on the rack are keyed alike. Otherwise...
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  • 5-Bike Rack Recommendation with Bike Locks and Hitch Locks
  • For a 5-bike rack that has locks for the rack to the hitch as well as locks for the bikes to the rack we have the Hollywood Rack Road Runner 5 rack part # HR520 that covers all of those bases and is at a price that's not going to break the bank. This has a locking hitch pin to secure it to the hitch and then a cable lock to secure the bikes to the rack. Check out the review video I attached for more info. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited for Access to Rear with Bikes Loaded
  • For your 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited there's really only one style of bike rack that will give you access to the rear cargo area with bikes loaded and that's a swinging style bike rack like the Thule Apex Swing part # TH9027XT. Since your door opens to the side the folding racks wouldn't give you access with the bikes loaded either. If you were in need of a trailer hitch as well the Draw Tite hitch # 76104 would be the way to go as it has the best clearances for a bike rack.
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  • Lightweight E-Bike Platform Rack for Pedego Interceptor
  • Thank you for your recent order for the Swagman E-Spec 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack # S64689. The E-Spec rack is solidly built from steel and it has plenty of capacity for your two particular bikes. But you're right that its own 60-lb weight will make it less than a delightful experience to handle it and install it in your hitch. I do have a much better option for you. Thule's EasyFold hitch platform rack for electric bikes, part # TH903202, will still handle your heavier e-bikes...
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  • Can Swagman Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack # S64663 be Mounted Below RV Bumper
  • I spoke with my contact at Swagman about the possibility of mounting the bumper bracket for the Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack # S64663 so that the receiver is below the RV bumper. He said that while they have heard of customers doing this, they do not recommend it as the bracket has not been tested in this manner. If you have a 4 inch square bumper on your RV then another option is to first mount the Buyers Products RV Universal Receiver Hitch # 3371804060, which has been tested and rated...
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  • Is Kuat Sherpa 2.0 a Good Bike Rack for Curt Hitch that Fits 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
  • I definitely can appreciate wanting to get the right parts the first time. The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 part # SH22G is a great fitting option for the Curt hitch part # C13382 that is a great fit for your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. The Sherpa is one of the nicest bike racks out there currently so I know you'll be really happy with it. I attached an install video for the hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Adapter Compatible with Thule T2 9045 Bike Rack and 2 Inch Receiver
  • For your Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches # TH9045 there is not a an adapter compatible for a 2 inch hitch from Thule and they also don't have the replaceable shank to upgrade to the 2 inch receiver. The best adapter to fit your truck is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 2" to 1-1/4" - 4" Long # C45770. This will allow you to use the hitch lock that came with your bike rack and then you will use a separate hitch lock like # 63232 to secure and lock the...
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  • Recommended Cable Lock for the Reese Explore 4 Bike Rack
  • I recommend using the etrailer 10' Long Cable Lock # e98891 to lock your bikes to the Reese Explore 4 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches # 63124. Basically you'll need something that can go through the frames of all 4 bikes and then be secured on a point that isn't removable like the safety chain loop on your trailer hitch. The 10' of cable might seem a little excessive but sometimes it can feel like a puzzle getting the cable routed just right and this will make it easier on where you can route...
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  • How to Use Bike Rack While Flat Towing Vehicle Behind RV
  • In order to use a hitch-mounted bike rack like the Swagman Original # S64152-2 that you were looking at while towing a vehicle, you will just need to add the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter # RM-077-4. This adapter will slide into the 2 inch hitch receiver on your RV to provide two, 2 inch receivers on the other end. The bottom receiver can be used for your Blue Ox tow bar, while the top receiver can be used for a hitch-mounted accessory like the Swagman Original bike rack. I...
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  • Bike Rack Needed to Clear Tailgate on Short Bed Pickup
  • For your situation I believe that the Kuat Transfer 1 # TS01B is going to be your best bet because when I pulled the Thule T1 # TH9041 from the warehouse I found that from the center of the hitch pin hole to the middle of the wheel tray is about 22-1/4" (see attached photo). Since the T1 doesn't have a tilting feature it is more likely that your handlebar may interact with your tailgate but you can test it out on your end by holding your bike in this general area. The Transfer on the...
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  • Easiest Way to Convert Thule T2 Bike Rack from 1-1/4 inch Hitch Size to 2 inch Hitch Size
  • The 2 inch Thule hitch adapter # 853-7292 does not fit every bike rack they make unfortunately and it does not fit any version of the Thule T2 bike racks. Since you don't want to replace the shank (understandable) the best work around is the hitch reducer sleeve part # HT02.
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  • What Bike Rack and Cover do you Recommend for a Trip Through the Rockies with Two E bikes
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 2 Electric Bike Rack part # HLY84FR and the Swagman Bike Cover part # S24FR will be a perfect combination. The Sport RIder SE is a very dependable type of rack that has the capacities you need for your two E-Bikes to get them through the mountains. The Swagman cover is designed to work with a rack of this type and it will help to keep the bikes clean for you. There are several straps that you will use to cinch down around the bikes helping to keep the...
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  • Bike Rack for E-Bikes With Fenders & Step-Through Frame on Motorhome
  • So since you are carrying your bikes on a motorhome, you will need a bike rack approved for use by the manufacturer on the back of a motorhome due to it being a rougher, bouncier ride. We do have one bike rack that is approved for use on a motorhome, can carry your 55 lb e-bikes, and is compatible with bikes that have fenders and a step-through frame, the Swagman Current 2-Bike Rack # S64678. This is a frame-mounted bike rack, so because you have a step-through frame you will also...
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  • Bike Rack for Two 60 lb E-bikes for 2009 Toyota Rav4
  • I have two great options for you. The first is the Swagman E-Spec Electric Bike Rack # S94FR. It's super heavy-duty and has a weight capacity of 70lbs per bike. If you fold down the arm and take your bikes off, there is enough clearance to access and open the hatch of your Rav4. This rack is amazing for rugged, heavy duty riding. This rack just makes me feel secure that my heavy E-bikes are held up well. I attached a video below so you can see it in action on a 2020 Toyota Rav4. The...
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  • Lock Recommendation for Swagman XC Bike Rack
  • I spoke with my contact at Swagman to see what size padlock shackle you would need for the hooks on the Swagman XC # S64650 and she actually advised against doing so. She said that the holes in the hook assembly are there to hang the assembly for when it gets the powder coat treatment and haven't provided the best security when customers have tried using a padlock. Instead you need to use the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable # S64031 to lock both the bikes and the bike rack. If you already...
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  • Dou you recommend the Thule Hitching Post Pro or the Hollywood Racks Destination
  • Between the Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR and the Hollywood Racks Destination 4 Bike Platform Rack part # HR4000 the best bet for your needs is the Destination. While it is going to be more to store it eliminates the needs for bike adapter bars like the Thule Bike Adapter Bar part # TH982XT which would be necessary to keep the smaller bikes level on the Hitching Post. Check out the video I linked for you showing the Destination on a similar 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2018 BMW X3
  • For bikes that heavy I would not recommend a trunk mounted bike rack for your brand new 2018 BMW X3. Biggest reason is that none of our trunk mounted bike racks have higher capacities than 35 lbs per bike. Second being that even if you could carry that much weight it would most likely damage body panels of your vehicle. The best option is a hitch mounted bike rack as they are rated higher and offer a much more secure way to carry the bikes. I really like the Saris Freedom Superclamp...
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  • 3-Bike Rack Recommendation for 1-1/4 Receiver and Alternative-Frame Bikes
  • I believe you are referring to hanging style bike racks for your application. I recommend going with a Thule hanging bike rack over the Yakima simply because Thule just revamped their whole bike rack line and all of the newer models have 7" of space between the cradles and the cradles are a lower profile while means loading and unloading your bikes will be much easier. The Thule bike racks have a lot in common and so there are just minor differences like locks, the hitch pin works easier,...
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  • Parts Needed to Add LED Lights to Thule EasyFold Bike Rack
  • The Thule EasyFold XT 2 Electric Bike Platform Rack # TH903202 that you referenced doesn't have taillights built into it. It's also not a normal requirement to have to add trailer lighting to a rack that has a cover but we have seen people add lighting to bike racks and cargo carriers before. You'd be modifying the rack to the point of voiding the warranty but you could use the LED kit part # 98174LED to add the lights and then use the bracket # BK70BB and you'd be set.
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  • Best Pivoting Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying E-Bikes with Step Thru Frames
  • The Hollywood Racks bike rack you mentioned can be used with step through bike frames but based on that style of frame and a few other reasons I would recommend the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 for your needs as it has a better clamp design for step through frames can be used with a Thule pivot adapter # TH9037 and it comes with a ramp to make loading and unloading the rack as easy as possible. I attached a picture and a review video for more info as well.
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  • Bike Rack For E-Bike With Fenders
  • I have a few options for you when it comes to carrying your Rook Bike with Fenders. The Swagman Current # S64678 is a great cost effective electric bike rack that has a frame mount design. Since your bike has fenders it is best to use a frame mount design bike rack. This rack fits 1-1/4" and 2" hitches so it will fit the hitch on your 2019 Toyota RAV4. I am a big fan of Swagman's racks because they pack a lot of features into a friendlier price. The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE #...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Adult Tricycle Schwinn Meridian Cruiser 24 Inch
  • I did a little research on your 24inch Schwinn Meridian Cruiser Trike and see that it weighs 66 lbs and has fenders and a basket. We only have one bike carrier that is designed for adult trikes and it is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Trike Carrier # HR1000Z-R-TRKADP. This will fit your trike very well and support up to 100 lbs. It is rated for Motorhome use and I recommend adding the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable Lock for Hollywood Racks Commuter, Traveler, Sport Rider Bike Racks...
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  • Can Locks Be Added To the Rhino-Rack 2 Bike Rack
  • The Rhino-Rack 2 Bike Rack part # RRRBC045 is more of a cost effective, value bike rack option so it does not come with locks. That said, you could lock the bikes to the rack and the rack to the hitch with a universal cable lock, the etrailer 10' Long Cable Lock part # e98891.
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  • Best Bike Racks with Ramp for E-Bikes
  • The list of bike racks we offer that either come with a ramp for loading or one can be added are as follows; Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack part # NV22G with the Access Ramp for Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack part # ANVBRB, Saris MTR 2 Bike Platform Rack part # SA4031-33 with the Ramp for Saris MTR Bike Rack part # SA4130, and the Thule EasyFold XT 2 E-Bike Platform Rack part # TH903202. In regards to the depth of the wheel tray, the edge will go to the Saris MTR. This bike rack also like...
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for Best Visibility with Rear Camera
  • A platform bike rack that has folding masts like the Saris SuperClamp part # SA4025F would be a great choice. When you aren't carrying any bikes the rack would fold down far enough that your rear camera would be unobstructed. Also since the wheel clamps are to the outsides of the rack it would have the least amount of obstruction when carrying bikes as well. You'd still have to look through the frame of the bikes but there's no real way to get around that with a bike rack carried at the...
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  • Replacement Straps for Swagman XTC Bike Rack S64671
  • We do have replacement straps for the Swagman XTC bike racks like the part # S64671 with the part # P308. This is a more economically priced bike rack and one of the sacrifices that ends up getting made on the lower priced racks is overall stability and movement. The clearances just aren't as tight and the rack will more more. The bike rack that is most similar in design and price that is very solid is the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider # HR200Z which is what I normally recommend for people.
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  • 2 inch Hitch Recommendation for Hitch Bike Rack for 2014 Mazda 6
  • Your best solution is going to be using a 2 inch hitch that fits your 2014 Mazda 6 like the EcoHitch part # 306-X7301 and not use an adapter. Adapters do reduce capacity like you mentioned, they create added movement that's hard to reduce, and they also typically reduce ground clearance due to the added length. They are an okay temporary solution but if this is a permanent solution I'd recommend the 2 inch hitch or a new bike rack to fit a 1-1/4 inch hitch directly.
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  • Best E-Bike Rack Recommendation to Carry Rad Rover Step Thru Bikes with Fat Tires
  • The Thule Easy Fold XT E-bike rack part # TH903202 that you referenced is definitely the best e-bike rack around and what I would recommend for your Rad Mini Step Thru bikes. Since they have fatter tires you'd just need the fat bike straps part # TH985101 and you'd be set. You'd need a set of these for each bikes since included straps can fit up to 3 inch wide bike tires. The reason this is considered to be the best e-bike rack is because it has an easy to use frame clamp design that...
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  • 5 Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying 3 Adult and 2 Kid Bikes on 2019 Honda Pilot
  • For your 2019 Honda Pilot with a 2" hitch receiver, we have a few different 5-bike rack options available. I recommend the Hollywood Racks Road Runner 5 Bike Carrier # HR520 because it's going to offer the most stability and security for your bikes. The rack has a unique anti-sway bar at the bottom and anti-sway cradles at the top that stabilize your bikes better than any other rack on the list. It also features an easy to-access anti-rattle handle, tilting mast and already includes...
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  • Why Cant the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Be Used On a Trailer
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 2 Electric Bike Rack part # HLY84FR is not rated for use on trailers because the ride at the back of a trailer is much rougher than that on a vehicle. The reason for this has to do with the design of the suspension and the distance from the rear axle. The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 2 Electric Bike Rack is not rated for this additional stress therefore cannot be used on a trailer. However, I do have a couple very similar options for you in the Hollywood...
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  • Travel Trailer Approved Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation to Carry 2 Beach Cruiser Bikes
  • For a bike rack that's approved for use behind a travel trailer, I recommend the Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike Platform Rack # S44FR. It can fit 2 bikes weighing up to 45 lbs each and can easily accommodate bikes with up wheelbases of up to 52" and 3" inch wide tires, so it will work great for safely transporting your two cruiser bikes. The Dispatch is designed to handle the extra bounce and sway that travel trailers put on a hitch-mounted bike rack. It has a 5" higher clearance than...
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  • 3 Bike Rack Recommendations for Carrying Womens and Kids Bikes
  • Platform bike racks do offer several advantages like the one you mentioned of not needing adapter for kids or women's bikes. They also are much easier to load and hold the bikes in a more stable way. The Transfer part # TS03G-FB that you referenced is a really great option but I wouldn't recommend it as a first option since you have a kids bike. If the kids bike is just a little smaller than standard bikes it will work great, but if the bike is considerably smaller the wheelbase would be...
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  • Best eBike Rack For Class I 1-1/4 Hitches
  • You're in luck! There's no need for a 2" hitch if you want to carry two ebikes! I really like the Thule EasyFold XT 2 E-Bike Platform Rack # TH903202 for ebikes because it makes loading and unloading ebikes easier. It works with both a 1-1/4" and 2" hitch, has a capacity of 65lbs per bike and comes with a ramp to help load your heavy bikes. This bike rack is one of the few that we carry that is usable with a class 1 hitch. The only hitch we have for your 2020 Toyota Corolla is a class 1...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Porsche Macan S to Carry Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack
  • The Draw Tite hitch part # 75940 is the hitch I recommend for your 2017 Porsche Macan S to carry the Kuat Sherpa part # SH22B you mentioned wanting. It's mostly hidden and has plenty of weight capacity for the bike rack as well.
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  • Recommended Swing-Away Adapter for Hollywood Racks Road Runner 4 Bike Carrier
  • The Hollywood Racks Road Runner 4 Bike Carrier part # HR400 will work just fine with any swing-away adapter. I really couldn't say one works better than another so I recommend going the most cost effective route which is the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender part # Y02483. The Thule part # TH9037 and Kuat part # PVP20B will work as well, I like the Kuat since it's lighter.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 70 lb E-Bike
  • There is a bike rack that will be perfect for your needs, but the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider # HR200Z you asked about only has a weight capacity of 45 lbs per bike, so it would not work for your 65 lb to 70 lb Red Rover E-Bike. A high-quality option is the Swagman E-Spec 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches # S94FR which has a 70 lb per bike capacity, has a hitch lock to secure the rack to your hitch and ratcheting hooks which are also locking to help secure your e-bike to the...
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  • Solution for Blocked Tail Lights When Using Thule EasyFold XT Bike Rack
  • I do have a solution for you, but Thule doesn't offer a light kit specifically designed for your EasyFold XT bike rack, # TH903202. One option is to use the Rola LED Light Kit # 59516 along with two mounting brackets # BK70BB . This would most likely require permanent modifications to your EasyFold though, since you'd need to drill holes to mount the lights on the rack itself. You could try to use zip ties to attach the mounting brackets to your bike rack, but it wouldn't be the most...
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  • Can Thule Camber Bike Rack Carry Ladies Frame Bike
  • To carry a ladies bike that doesn't have a top tube with a hanging bike rack like the Thule Camber part # TH9058 what you need is a bike frame adapter bar part # UB01 which attaches to the seat post and steering stem to give the bike rack a horizontal top tube to attach to. I attached a review video link to this page for more info for you to check out as well.
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  • Thule Doubletrack or Swagman Chinook Bike Rack for Long Distance Trip
  • The Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64683 and the Thule Doubletrack Platform Rack # TH990XT are very comparable and both will be able to handle a long distance trip without issue. Between these two options though I do recommend going with the Swagman Chinook # S64683 for a few reasons. The Chinook features a higher weight capacity of 45 pounds per bike compared to 35 pounds per bike on the Doubletrack. Even if your two Trek bikes fall under 35 pounds each, the higher weight...
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  • 4-Bike Rack and Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Volkswagen Passat R-Line
  • To carry a 4 bike rack with your 2016 Volkswagen Passat R-Line you would need a hitch with a 2 inch opening like the EcoHitch # 306-X7317. Then for a 4 bike platform rack the Hollywood Racks Destination # HR4000 that you referenced would be a great and lighter weight rack solution. It's easy to load and holds the bikes very securely as well.
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  • Availability of 2 Inch Trailer Hitch for 2014 Toyota Prius
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack # HLY84FR referenced in your question is compatible with 2 inch trailer hitch receivers, which is what you would need to add to your Prius in order to use the rack. The only 2 inch hitch available for your 2014 Toyota Prius is the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch # 306-X7178. This particular hitch has a really nice hidden design and a 300 pound tongue weight capacity. It will use existing holes in the vehicle's frame for...
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  • Platform Bike Rack for Carbon Fiber Bike with 49 Wheel Base that Mounts in 1-1/4 Receiver
  • I have a solution for you, but the Kuat Transfer 2 # TS02B will only allow a maximum wheelbase of 47", so it will not carry your mountain bike with 29" tires and a 49" wheelbase. In addition to needing a 1-1/4" rack, it looks like you were looking at a wheel mounting rack to protect the frame of your bike; when you take those three factors into consideration you really only have 2 choices as to what you can use. Have a look at the Swagman Semi 2.0 2 Bike Platform # S64686 and the Rhino-Rack...
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  • 2018 Mustang GT Trailer Hitch Recommendation
  • For your 2018 Ford Mustang Curt does list the part # C11405 as a fit for the GT models. We had a customer come back though and tell us they had to move back the clips of the sensor to attach it back to the frame.
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  • How To Carry Four Bikes On a 2019 Buick Encore
  • The best option to carry four bikes on a 2019 Buick Encore is with a trailer hitch and hitch mounted bike rack. The trailer hitch you must use is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 36554 because it's the only option with a class II rating and you need a class II or higher rated trailer hitch in order to carry four bikes. For a bike rack, the Curt 4 Bike Rack part # C18030 is a great option and it will work well for you. The stabilizer strap you mentioned isn't needed nor would...
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  • Will the Malone Hanger 3 Bike Rack MPG2127 Fit a 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
  • The Malone Hanger 3 Bike Rack part # MPG2127 has a rather unique design which makes determining compatibility difficult, but not impossible. The biggest issue we see is the head which tilts back towards the vehicle, makes contact with the hatch. In order to see if that is the case for your 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 we will need to first measure up from the top inside edge of the receiver tube 29". Then once we are 29" above the inside edge of the receiver tube and centered over the hitch...
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  • Best Fat Tire E-Bike Rack to Clear Rear Spare of 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • Since the spare tire on the back of your Wrangler makes clearances a bit tighter for carrying bike racks we've found that the best E-Bike Rack we can offer is going to be the RV Rider from Hollywood Racks part # HLY64FR which has the most clearance to fit past the spare. This also has a 80 lb per bike capacity so it would easily handle the weight of your bikes and has fat tire wheel hoops that can accommodate up to a 5 inch wide tire. This rack has 12 inches from the closest part of...
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  • Comparing Inno Bike Rack INH540 and Curt Premium Bike Rack # C18064
  • For ease of use with all of the bike rack styles you mentioned the Inno Vertical Hang 4 bike rack part # INH540 would be what I would recommend over the Curt # C18064 that you also mentioned. The Curt would require frame adapters for the womens and kids bikes like part # UB01 whereas the Inno's unique design won't require that.
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  • Best Solution for Carrying E-Bike on a Travel Trailer Using a Carrier with a Ramp
  • I do have a couple of solutions for you but you do have a very unique situation so there isn't a perfect solution that is able to address all of your concerns. The best solution is to install a trailer hitch like the Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13704 (which fits frames from 22" to 68-1/2" wide) on your travel trailer and then use the Ultra-Fab Dirt Bike Carrier # UF48-979033 to carry your bike. Since this has a ramp (like the EasyFold XT #TH903202) it will help make loading...
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  • Bike Rack Needed for Kayak Clearance When Using the Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk
  • I do have a few alternative bike racks that you can potentially use with the Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk # CC-275. Just for reference, the Thule T2 Pro XTS # TH9034XTS that you currently use measures 41-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the farthest edge of the bike rack. If you want to stick with the Thule brand then the Thule T2 Classic # TH9044 only measures 36" from the hitch pin hole to the end of the bike rack. This is the base model version of the T2 Pro that you...
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  • Can Hollywood Racks Bike Rack HR1400Z Fit in Curt Hitch for 2019 Audi Q5
  • The Curt hitch part # C13331 is going to work great with the Hollywood Rack bike rack # HR1400Z that you have currently. This hitch has plenty of clearance to fit the rack and since it doesn't have a back on it there wouldn't be any reason any portion of the rack wouldn't fit properly.
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  • Is Kuat NV 2.0 BA22B-BA02B or Inno INH142 Tire Hold Better for 20 Inch Bikes
  • The Inno Tire Hold # INH142 4-bike rack will accommodate children't bikes with 20 inch wheels or adult bikes with up to 29 inch wheels. Inno tells me that a 33 inch wheelbase bike will just fit on the rack. The Kuat NV 2.0 4-bike, part # BA22B-BA02B will easily accommodate a 20 inch kid's bike with a 33 inch wheelbase, but a # 016-025-00-00 adapter for each kid's bike will be needed. One huge feature offered by the NV 2.0 is the add-on feature. The rearmost 2-bike portion of the rack...
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  • How To Use Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack On a 2017 Honda CR-V
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack part # BA22B is an excellent option and it will work well on a 2017 Honda CR-V. In order to use the Kuat NV 2.0 I recommend the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98848 which is a custom bolt-on fit with hidden design and matte finish which are going to give the trailer hitch the best overall look once installed. The Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack with etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver will work perfectly with one another on a 2017 Honda CR-V.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK and JL Models
  • All of the JL Wrangler Unlimited hitches we carry will work on the JK Wrangler Unlimited models, but there are some JK model hitches that are not compatible with the JL Wranglers based on fit guide from the manufacturer because they have a shorter receiver. The bolt mounting holes are in the exact same location. Unless you are doing rock crawling, I recommend getting the longer receiver like the # e98856 or Curt # C13392 which will allow more accessories such as bike racks and cargo...
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  • Recommended Platform Style Rack for Carrying 4 Bikes With Toyota Sienna
  • Fat bike tires are generally greater than 3-1/2 inches in width, while the # S64FR Swagman Quad you're asking about can handle tires up to 3 inches wide so the Quad wouldn't work well for your needs. No worries, though. We have the perfect bike rack that'll work just fine for you. I can highly recommend the # HR1400Z-FB SportRider SE. The rack can handle 4 fat bikes weighing up to 50 lbs apiece, which is an excellent capacity. Hollywood Racks makes an extremely durable bike rack, and...
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  • Value Bike Rack that Can Tilt without Bikes Hitting Each Other
  • We have tilting bike racks that accomplish what you are looking for but the hanging bike racks can't be tilted with bikes loaded as the bikes will hit each other. For that we have the Swagman XTC2 part # S64671 which can tilt with bikes loaded like you are needing and won't hit each other. I attached a picture of the rack tilted as well as a review video for more info as well.
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