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  • Comparing Hollywood Racks Sport Rider and Curt 4-Bike Racks
  • The Curt 4-Bike Platform Rack # C18087 is a fine entry-level type option for a bike rack, but when it comes to function, durability, and convenience the clear winner is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 4-Bike Rack # HR1400Z. Starting with function and convenience, the Curt uses a threaded hitch pin that you have to deal with to secure it in the shank, while the Hollywood has a very simple handle that you turn which tightens the rack in the shank. The Hollywood is also much more...
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  • Comparing the Two Best E-Bike Racks from Thule and Yakima
  • For heavier e-bikes like yours there are two frontrunners for bike racks to consider with the Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202 and the Yakima OnRamp part # Y36FR. What sets these apart from others is they both have ramps to make loading and unloading bikes easier since e-bikes are heavy. The EasyFold folds down into a smaller size when not in use which helps for garage storage but the OnRamp is 6 lbs lighter at 39 lbs compared to 45. That's how I'd pick if I were you. Which would you...
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  • Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack with Anti-Rattle Lock Pin vs Swagman Chinook
  • To answer your first question: Yes, the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack, product # c18085, is a good alternative to the Swagman Chinook, part # S64683. I've linked a review of the Curt rack that we have. This rack can fit both 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch receivers, so it will work with your hitch. The Chinook does have a few features that put it above the Curt, such as the sliding wheel cradles and the dedicated anti-rattle lock pin. Still, the Curt is a good option. And, one of those shortcomings...
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  • Best Value Bike Rack That Allows For Rear Cargo Access In 2015 Honda CR-V
  • The Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack Platform Style part # S64650 will fit the 2015 Honda CR-V as long as you have a hitch on your vehicle. However, the Swagman XC 2-Bike rack is not a tilt-away rack so you need to remove the bikes from the rack to get into the rear cargo aera of the CR-V. Instead, I recommend Swagman XTC-2 TILT 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches part # S64671 for the 2015 Honda CR-V because it tilts away with or without the bikes loaded for rear cargo access in the...
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  • 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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  • How To Carry Bikes On a 2016 Honda CR-V
  • In order to carry bikes on a 2016 Honda CR-V you have a few options, the best one is to install a trailer hitch and use a hitch mounted bike rack. The reason for this is because it will allow you to carry the most amount of bikes and it will be most versatile. The photo you have attached if of a tow loop and this cannot be used to attach bikes. The Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR is a great option, in order to use this you'll need the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98868....
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  • Recommended Lightweight Bike Rack for a 2013 Toyota Prius C and Womens 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. If you don't already...
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  • Is Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2 Bike Platform Rack Compatible With Women's Frame Bikes
  • Women's bikes mount to the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2 Bike Platform Rack part # HR200Z easily. The ratchet arm is adjustable so it will lock down onto the slanted frame tube of a step through frame (like on most women's bikes) in the photo I have attached. The Hollywood Racks Trail Rider utilizes the center ratcheting arm so it fits most bike frames so it is a great option. It also comes with the bike and hitch locks to protect your investments. If your bike does not have a top frame...
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  • Will Swagman XTC-2 TILT 2-Bike Rack Work With Bike With Thicker Tube
  • Your bike that has a thicker tube will fit on the Swagman XTC-2 TILT 2-Bike Rack # S64671. The frame hooks of the XTC-2 will easily accommodate that size of tube, and will retract down far enough in order to grasp the frame. You will need to place your bike at the inside position - nearest your vehicle - in order to use it though, as this is the hook that will go down the furthest. I do recommend adding locks for this rack to help protect your investment. To lock the rack to your...
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  • Can I Remove 1 of the Platforms on the Hollywood Racks Destination 4 to Carry Only 2 Bikes
  • I have a solution for you, but the Hollywood Racks Destination 4 # HR4000 is only able to be used as a 4 bike rack. This is a great choice for an economically priced 4 bike platform rack, and I really like that you won't need bike adapter bars to carry a wide variety of bikes, but it's not going to give you that 2+2 functionality. For a platform rack that can be converted between a 2 bike carrier and 4 bike carrier, I recommend going with the Swagman Quad 2+2 # S64FR. This rack can be...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Similar to Swagman Current that Has Capacity for Rad Rover E-Bike
  • Swagman actually has a very similar bike rack to the one you referenced that was setup for carrying heavier e-bikes with the E-Spec part # S94FR which has a 70 lb per bike capacity. This is going to be your best option and will work great for you.
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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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  • Best Way to Reduce Rattle and Wobble of Bike Rack in 2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • The best way to reduce the rattle and wobble that you are understandably trying to get rid of is with an accessory anti-rattle clamp, the etrailer Anti-Rattle Hitch Stabilizer for 2" Hitches # e99007. To use it, just clamp the U-bolt around the rack's shank and put the stabilizer plate over the hitch receiver; this will tighten up the connection and help stop the wobble you mentioned. I have added a link below to a video review for you to check out as well of the etrailer Anti-Rattle...
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  • Will the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Work With a Womens Step-Through Bike Frame
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE part # HLY84FR will work with most step-through frame bikes. The best chance you have of this is to switch the short hook to the bottom and then the long hook to the top on the upright as that will then allow for the lowest connection point. That said, there isn't really a measurement for this so best option would be to order the Hollywood Racks Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # HRBA-PRO which is designed to provide an attachment point for step-through frame...
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  • 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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  • Locking Hitch Pin for Swagman S64671 XTC2 TILT 2 Bike Rack
  • There sure is! For a locking anti-rattle hitch pin/cable lock combo, use # S64031 or for the hitch pin only, use # S64029. I've linked to product description videos for each part.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Difference Between Hollywood Racks HLY74FR and HLY84FR Sport Rider SE Bike Racks
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE would be a good choice. The only difference between the # HLY74FR and # HLY84FR bike racks is the hitch receiver size the rack is compatible with. The # HLY74FR will work with 1-1/4 or 2 inch hitches, while the # HLY84FR is only compatible with 2 inch hitches only. Either rack would work great for you, but the # HLY74FR would offer you some flexibility of you'll be using the rack on more than one vehicle. Because the RadRunner has a step through frame,...
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  • How Much Assembly is Required for the Swagman Current 2 Bike Platform Rack
  • You will pretty much be assembling everything for the Swagman Current 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64678. If you check out the attached photo you can see that really the only piece that comes pre-assembled is the shank portion. It isn't very difficult to assemble everything though so if you really like this bike rack then I say go for it. If you'd like something that is a little nicer and doesn't have as much assembly then I recommend checking out the Yakima HoldUp which comes as part...
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  • What Prevents Shank of Swagman XC Bike Rack from Wobbling in 2 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • The Swagman XC # S64650 features a steel adapter sleeve as shown in the provided photo. With the adapter sleeve in place, the rack can be used in a 2 inch hitch. When the Allen bolt is removed and the sleeve is slid off, the rack fits into a 1-1/4 inch receiver. The rack includes a threaded anti-rattle hitch bolt, but a locking version is sold separately as part # S64029. The anti rattle hitch bolt uses a threaded bolt along with a threaded insert that's installed in the bike rack's shank....
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  • Distance Between Arms of Curt 4-Bike Rack 18064
  • I can confirm for you that the distance between the arms of the Curt Premium 4-Bike Rack # C18064 is 14 inches at the wide end and 8 inches at the narrow end. You can also see this at roughly the 2:10 mark of the linked video review I added for you to check out. Keep in mind if you do plan on carrying any children's or alternative-frame bikes (with a step-through frame, for example) you will need Curt Bike Frame Adapter Bar # C18016 to give those bikes a horizontal mounting point. Additionally...
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  • 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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  • Comparing the Weight of the Swagman Chinook Bike Rack and the Swagman XTC2
  • These are two good choices! The Swagman XTC 2 # S64670 weighs in at roughly 32-lbs and the Chinook # S64683 weighs about 47-lbs, so if you're looking for the lightest weight rack it's definitely going to be the XTC 2. However, if you're not concerned with the weight difference, the Chinook would be my recommendation since it tilts away from the vehicle to allow you access to the rear cargo area with the bikes still loaded on the rack. I'll also mention that both of these bike racks...
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  • Best Value Expandable 2/4-Bike Platform Hitch Bike Rack
  • Swagman makes great bike racks but Hollywood Racks bike racks are built like tanks. They have the build quality and tight clearances that the super expensive bike racks have and cost less so anytime someone is looking for the best value from a bike rack I always recommend Hollywood Racks bike racks. So your best option is the Hollywood Racks 4 bike rack part # HR1400Z which can be used as either a 4 bike or 2 bike rack. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Best Bike Rack that Allows For Easy Loading Of the Bikes and Into The Hitch
  • It sounds like you may have an electric Sun bike Jo. If you have an electric bike I recommend to use the Thule EasyFold XT 2 E-Bike Platform Rack part # TH903202 because of the included ramp and easy folding feature. The rack does weigh 45 lbs but it can be folded in half and is designed with a handle so you can easily carry it to the vehicle. Once you have the bike rack in the hitch you can simply walk the bike up the included ramp onto the rack instead of lifting the bike. The Thule...
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  • Lock for Hollywood Racks Destination Rack and Can it Fit 2018 Honda Odyssey
  • To add locks to the Hollywood Racks # HR4000 that you referenced what you need is the part # HRLHPTC and you'd be set. This is a cable lock setup that you'd route through the bikes and rack to secure everything. As long as you have a hitch installed on your 2018 Honda Odyssey like the Draw Tite # 76170 this rack would fit and work great.
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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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  • Can the Lets Go Aero Hitch Bike Rack Hold Fat Tire Bikes?
  • The way the Lets Go Aero V-Lectric Bike Rack # LGA34FR bike rack works is that it clamps around your bike's tire. The hook that goes around your rim can accommodate up to a 4.5" tire width. From what I know of the Lectric XP Step Thru is that they have 4" tires, so this rack should work perfectly for you. If the tires on your electric bike are wider than 4.5", then I recommend a different bike rack like the Swagman E-spec # S94FR which can accommodate heavy electric bikes AND is...
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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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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Use With Womens Natko E-Bike
  • We definitely have bike racks that will be great for your Natko E-Bike but the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack # S64650 only has a weight capacity of 35 lbs per bike and according to my research your bike can weigh somewhere between 50 lbs and 80 lbs. I do appreciate the photo as it was helpful in determining the right rack for you, and since your bike has fenders and a step-through frame you will need something that can accommodate that along with the weight. Here are the most economical options...
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  • Recommended Platform Rack That Expands From a 2 Bike Rack to a 4 Bike Rack
  • There are a few platform style bike racks that can be converter from 2 bike racks into 4 bike racks. I'll provide a short list below: - Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HR1450Z and add on # HR1475Z or # HR1400Z (complete 4 bike rack) - Swagman Swagman Quad 2+2 2-Bike and 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches # S64FR - Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Platform Rack # NV22G-NA22G - Thule T2 Classic # TH9044 and add on # TH9046 My personal favorite out of these is the Thule T2 Classic which has adjustable...
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  • Will the Yakima FourTimer Work With Kids Bikes That Have 16 Inch Wheels
  • The Yakima FourTimer 4 Bike Platform Rack part # Y02469 will accommodate kid's bikes with wheels as small as 20" but the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar part # Y02531 may be required for this. According to Yakima, they do not recommend using the Yakima FourTimer with kid's bikes that have smaller than 16" wheels because the frame hooks would not be able to reach the down tube most likely but Yakima was not able to provide an exact measurement for this. If you need to carry kid's bikes...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit for 2020 Mazda CX-30
  • There is a trailer hitch receiver that fits your 2020 Mazda CX-30, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT64MR. This is a bolt-on installation that doesn't require any type of trimming of the fascia or bumper of your CX-30. I have added a link to the installation instructions for you to check out as well. The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT64MR is a Class I hitch, which means it does require a compatible Class I bike rack such as the Swagman Chinook # S64683 or RockyMounts...
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  • Comparing the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 2 and Swagman Chinook
  • When it comes to construction and the powder coat, both the Hollywood Racks SportRider SE2 # HR1000Z and the Swagman Chinook # S64683 are both made of steel and will come with a heavy powder coating on them to help fight off corrosion. Additionally, both of these racks will come with a keyed alike feature on the locks, so neither of them are going to have separate keys for each lock. Both of these racks also have a lifetime limited warranty, so your investment is well protected. Where...
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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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  • Which is Better Bike Rack Thule Hitching Post Pro or Yakima Ridgeback
  • Between the two bike racks you mentioned the Yakima Ridgeback part # Y02458 is what I recommend. It has easier to use tilt mechanisms, easier to load frame cradles with more cushioning and in our experience is more stable in the hitch of the vehicle. 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...
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  • Is Threaded Hitch Bolt or Hitch Pin Better for Hanging-Style 4-Bike Rack
  • A hitch pin is absolutely a better option than a threaded hitch bolt for a bike rack because it is much easier to use and does not have any comparative drawbacks. A 4-bike hanging-style rack such as the Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR is a very high-quality rack but because of its threaded hitch pin you would also need to carry around the Ratchet with 3/4" Socket for Anti-Rattle Hitch Bolts # PTW38106-24 to tighten it down. A similar bike rack, the Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack # Y02458...
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  • Replacement Rear Wheel Assembly for Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack
  • I'm sorry to hear that you were hit by a car (hopefully you're ok!) and we do have exactly what you need, though the arm by itself is not something that is available from Yakima as a replacement part. For your Yakima HoldUp 2-Bike Rack # Y02443 you will need the Replacement Rear Wheel Assembly for Yakima HoldUp Bike Carriers # 8890281. Just in the interest of thoroughness (because front and rear can be confusing on bike racks) I did add a photo showing the difference between the Rear...
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  • Recommended 4-Bike Rack for a 2018 Honda Odyssey
  • The ideal bike rack you have described is a platform style rack as these will require the least amount of lifting to the load the bikes and they will be most stable. For this, I recommend the Yakima FourTimer 4 Bike Platform Rack part # Y02469 which will work with all different bike types and is relativity lightweight at only 66 lbs total although you won't have to lift that much each and every time. If you don't already have a trailer hitch, the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part...
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  • Thule Easyfold XT vs. Yakima OnRamp Bike Rack for E-Bikes
  • This is a good question, as a lot of people want to know the real differences between the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 (which fits both a 1-1/4" - Class I and II & 2" hitch) and Yakima OnRamp # Y96FR (fits 1-1/4" hitch - Class II only) & # Y36FR (fits 2" hitch). While there are a number of obvious similarities in that they both have ramps and use clamps to grasp your bikes, for overall convenience the better rack is the EasyFold XT # TH903202. Let's start with installation and removal,...
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  • Comparing Hollywood Racks Destination vs. Swagman XTC 4-Bike Rack
  • The Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Rack # S64665 and Hollywood Racks Destination 4-Bike Rack # HR4000 are two of the best values in regards to 4-bike racks, and when taking everything into consideration I highly recommend the Destination # HR4000. There are a number of reasons for this, starting with the fact that the Destination is going to be easier to load your bikes on because of its large and curved wheel trays compared to the hoops of the XTC-4 that make you plop the bikes in just right....
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  • Can Yakima OnRamp E-Bike Rack Tilt Forward for Rear Hatch Access
  • Yes the Yakima OnRamp part # Y36FR does tilt down to help with rear cargo area access like you can see in the attached picture you mentioned. The only functional difference between this rack and the # Y96FR is the hitch it is designed to fit like you noticed. # Y96FR fits 1-1/4 inch hitch and # Y36FR fits 2 inch hitch. This rack somehow was able to combine all of the features people want from e-bike racks while also remaining lightweight at 39 lbs which is a big feat. Most likely the...
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  • Thule EasyFold XT Ramp Height Compared to Hitch Receiver Height
  • Great question! The difference in height between the top of the inside of your trailer hitch receiver to where the 48" ramp inserts into the trays of the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 is 5-1/4" (see attached). The ramp itself has a slight arc to it so it isn't exactly a straight line but it's still pretty close. If the 48" gives you too severe of an angle we do carry the Extra-Long 53" Loading Ramp # TH933402 that you mentioned.
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  • Where Is the Arm Width Measurement of the Curt Premium 5 Bike Rack Taken From
  • The distance between the two arms on the Curt Premium 5 Bike Rack part # C18065 at the widest point is 16" when measuring from the outside of one arm to the outside of the other. The distance between the two arms at the widest point is about 15" on center. The cradles on the wider part of the arms are more ideal for adult bikes but you could still use a kids bike here with the Curt Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # C18016. The other option I have for you with arms closer together is the...
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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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  • 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 4 Bike Rack for Rear of 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The reason that the Hollywood Racks Destination 4 # HR4000 is not rated for use on a 5th wheel trailer is because of the additional lateral and horizonatal jostling that occurs on the back of a towed trailer. 5th wheel trailers, travel trailers and campers will have specific bike racks that have been tested for use and rated to withstand the additional movements at the rear of these trailers; the size of your hitch tube won't really effect this at all since the movement occurs with the...
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  • Yakima OnRamp or Thule EasyFold XT for Low-Step E-bike
  • Good news! My friend AJ's video is finally up and you can see him review the Yakima OnRamp #Y36FR in the video I attached below. I love your description of a road narwhal. If you're worried about the extra length behind your vehicle with a folded bike rack, I recommend the new Yakima OnRamp # Y96FR. In the video, AJ doesn't get into exact measurements since they're vehicle/hitch specific and he was doing a more general review, but I attached picture comparisons of the two bike racks...
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  • Correct Lock for Swagman XTC-2 TILT 2-Bike Rack
  • I can help you out with the correct lock for the Swagman XTC-2 TILT 2-Bike Platform Rack # S64671. Since this bike rack is a fit for both 1-1/4" and 2" trailer hitch receivers, the correct lock is the Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin for Swagman Hitch Racks # S64029. This is the lock by itself, so if you are looking for the combination of hitch lock and cable lock (for your bikes) the correct part is the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable for Swagman Bike Racks # S64031. I...
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  • Is There a Light Kit that Can Install on Bike Rack for Trailer Hitch
  • The best solution we have would be a cargo carrier light kit like the part # 98174LED with the mounting brackets # e98943 attached to the bottom of the rear crosstube rail on your rack.
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  • Can the Swagman XTC4 Bike Rack be Folded Up with No Bikes on a 2014 Toyota Sienna
  • The Swagman XTC4, part # S64665, only has about 3-1/2 inches from the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack when it's folded up. When we installed the etrailer hitch you have, part # e98853, on a 2014 Toyota Sienna we measured 4 inches from the pin hole to the outermost point on the bumper. So you won't be able to fold this rack up on your van. We also received a review from a customer with a 2011 who purchased the XTC4 and he cannot fold his up. I recommend taking a look at...
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  • 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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  • Recommended Hitch and Bike Rack for a 2014 Subaru Legacy and Townie Electra Bike
  • The trailer hitch that I recommend you use for carrying a bike rack with your 2014 Subaru Legacy is the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7205 because the crosstube is hidden which means you only see the hitch receiver and it gives you a really clean look. If you'd rather go with a trailer hitch that is a little more cost-effective then I recommend the Draw-Tite # 75673 because it is a little easier to install than the Curt # C13158. Please note that the EcoHitch is the only...
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  • E-Bike Rack Recommendation for Gazelle E-Bike Rack for SUV Hitch 2018 BMW X5
  • E-bikes are challenging in a few ways for bike racks in ways like you mentioned. The frames are unusual shapes, they are heavy, and they have fenders. This means you need a bike rack that uses unique frame clamps and that have higher weight capacities like the two racks you mentioned. The Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202 and the Yakima OnRamp part # Y36FR. Most frame mounted platform bike racks use a single hook that you lower onto the top tube of the bike frame whereas these racks have...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for E-Bikes with 2-1/2 Trailer Hitch
  • I have the perfect bike rack option in the Hollywood Racks RV Rider Bike Platform Rack part # HLY64FR which has an 80 lb per bike weight capacity and can be used with a 2-1/2" hitch if you obtain the Hollywood Racks Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve part # HRHA-2. In regards to carrying e-bikes on a travel trailer, this is not possible since there are no bike racks which are heavy duty enough for e-bikes that can be used on a trailer.
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  • How Wide Are the Brackets That the Lippert Components Tailgate Storage System Mount To
  • The Lippert Components Flip Down Slotted Rack Tailgate Storage System part # LC243621 actually attaches to the bumper support brackets using the Installation Hardware for Lippert Components Tailgate Storage System part # LC373965. The bumper support brackets are a standard size, about 2-1/4 wide so there should not be any issues here. However, you do need to ensure you have at least 4" between the bumper and trailer so you have enough space for the brackets to mount. I have attached...
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  • Will Swagman Current Bike Rack Work With Specialized Turbo Step-Through Electric Bikes
  • The Swagman Current 2 Bike Platform Rack part # S64678 will work with Specialized Turbo Step-Through Electric Bikes but you will most likely need an adapter bar for the bike which uses the longer hook, the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # 64005.
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  • 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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  • Solution For Carrying 5 Bikes On A 2017 Chevrolet Suburban
  • This is exactly the right place to ask a question like this. I have a possible solution for you to carry 5 bikes, however, there are not any platform racks for 5 bikes. The easiest and most affordable route is to use a hanging-style bike rack such as Hollywood Racks Traveler 5 Bike Carrier for 2" Hitches - Tilting # HR9200. This bike rack has a weight capacity of 35lbs per bike and secures the bikes by the frame. If you plan to haul women's, children's, or full-suspension bikes then you...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Receiver to use Thule Hitching Post Pro on 2020 Toyota Highlander
  • The Thule Hitching Post Pro 4 Bike Carrier # TH934XTR has a shipping weight of 40lbs, which means the rack itself is right around 38lbs. I included a video of the Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR installed on a 2020 Toyota Highlander for you to take a look at. To install the Thule Hitching Post Pro 4 Bike Carrier # TH934XTR on your 2020 Toyota Highlander I recommed using the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit # DT84MR which will install without requiring triming...
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  • Why Cant Yakima Four Timer be Used with 5th Wheel RV
  • I know it can be a bit confusing because a trailer hitch is a trailer hitch, but the reason the Yakima FourTimer 4 Bike Platform Rack # Y02469 isn't appropriate to install on your 5th wheel RV trailer hitch is simply due to the extra movement at the back of 5th wheels. Since the axle is located further away from the back of your RV compared to passenger vehicles the movement back there is much more exaggerated and Yakima has deemed it isn't safe to use this bike rack on a 5th wheel RV. For...
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  • Differences Between Hollywood Racks RV Rider and Sport Rider SE
  • The Hollywood Racks # HLY64FR weighs a bit above 70 lbs. Motorhome/RV compatible bike racks are built very sturdy for a reason. The relatively long overhang at the rear of the vehicle (when compared to that of a regular passenger vehicle) causes the rack much more bouncing and shock than would be experienced at the rear of a passenger car, truck or SUV. This bouncing is more severe on a towed trailer versus a motorhome, as a towed RV typically has a more rudimentary suspension that will...
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  • Best Fat Tire E-Bike Rack for Flat-Towed Vehicle
  • The best fat tire e-bike carrier we offer that can be used on the back of a flat-towed vehicle is the Swagman E-Spec Electric Bike Rack part # S94FR. The E-Spec can haul bikes up to 70 lbs, can accommodate bikes with tires up to 5" wide when you obtain the Fat Tire Adapter Kit part # S64679, and is rated for used on the back of a flat-towed vehicle. The E-Spec is the only option which meets all of the criteria so it is your best option.
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  • Trailer Tongue Mounted Hitch Bike Rack Compatible with Electric Jack
  • Thanks for the photo of your Keystone Passport Grand Touring 2670BHWE. I can confirm based on your jack that the Jack-It 2 Bike Rack # LC429756 will work only if your jack is less than 7-3/8 inches wide at the base or the housing and it would also need to be under 22-1/2 inches from the base to the top of the housing. If those measurements work then you will simply need to either remove the jack and fit the Jack-It frame over it or remove the motor from the shank on your jack to install...
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  • Hitch Lock for Curt Bike Rack
  • There is one threaded hitch lock that we know will work with the Curt 2-Bike Rack # C18085, assuming that is the one that you have. There isn't just a hitch pin available so you would have to go with the threaded lock, and so long as you do have the aforementioned rack, the lock we know works is the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock for SportRack Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers # SR0901. Numerous customers have used this lock with their Curt rack, and I have added a cut out of one of the reviews...
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  • Will the Hollywood Racks Destination Work for a 36 lb Cruiser Bike
  • I really like the Hollywood Racks Destination 4 Bike Platform Rack part # HR4000. But as you said it is just under what is required for your wife's 36 pounder. To utilize this rack you can pull the seat from her bike and meet the weight requirements. Should that be a pain the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE 4 Bike Platform Rack part # HR1400Z has a 50 lb. per bike capacity and while it is heavier it is just as adaptable to many different frame types as the Destination. Check out the...
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  • Bike Rack for 60 lb Fat Tire E-Bikes That is Compatible With Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • There is an option for a bike rack that is compatible for a fifth wheel trailer and will work for a pair of fat tire, 60 lb e-bikes: - Swagman E-Spec Electric Bike Rack # S94FR with the Fat Tire Adapter Kit # S64679 This rack has a 70 lb per bike capacity and with the adapter can carry bikes with fat tires (up to 5 inches wide); it is also rated for use on the back of a fifth wheel trailer. This is an extremely strong rack made of solid steel, and this sturdiness is what helps keep...
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  • Will the Curt Premium 5 Bike Rack Work With Women's Bikes
  • The Curt Premium 5 Bike Rack part # C18065 will work with women's and kid's bikes for that matter which have an odd frame shape that consists of the lack of a horizontal top bar. That said, in order for the bikes to sit level and not have issues with contacting the ground you'll need an adapter bar for each of said bikes, the Hollywood Racks Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # HRBA-PRO is cost effective.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for E-Bike With Fenders and Low Frame Tube
  • For e-bikes with fenders you will need a bike rack that has a higher weight capacity and also a frame clamp design that can attach to the lower and alternative frames of them like the Hollywood Racks RV Rider part # HLY64FR which would work great for your bike. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well. Or for something similar but also includes a ramp to make loading the bikes easier we also have the Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202 that is the nicest...
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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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  • Do I Need a Frame Adapter Bar to Carry a Woman's Bike on the Swagman XTC-2
  • In order to carry a women's bike with an aggressive step-through on the Sawgman XTC-2 # S64671 you'll need a bike frame adapter bar like the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes # 64005. This bar just clamps to the seat post and handlebar post to provide a mounting point for the clamp down, and will be easy to take off and put back on for travel. This is going to be fairly standard protocol for any bike rack that does not secure...
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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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  • Fit of Thule TH92BJ DoubleTrack Pro XT Bike Rack for 2020 Terrain
  • The Thule # TH92BJ Double Track Pro you'd looked at would be an excellent choice for you. The rack can carry two bikes weighing up to 35 lbs each with tires up to 2-1/2 wide and wheelbases up to 46-1/2 inches. The rack only weighs about 32 lbs, so it's easy to handle. The USA made rack includes a locking hitch pin as well as locking ratcheting hooks to secure the bikes to the rack. The only thing I'd recommend checking is how far your hitch is recessed under the vehicle by measuring...
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  • Do I Need a Bike Frame Adapter Bar when Using the RV Rider with Step-Thru Electric Bikes?
  • I have a great solution for you. Even though the independently-adjusting cradles on the Yakima OnRamp # Y36FR eliminate the need of a bike frame adapter bar, the OnRamp is not safe to use on the back of a flat-towed vehicle. I I confirmed with the engineers at Yakima that the OnRamp cannot withstand the extra torque/forces exerted on the rack during transport on your 2019 Jeep Wrangler. Even if the OnRamp was approved, the 5-inch distance between the center of the pinhole and the closest...
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  • Recommended Bike Carrier and Cargo Carrier Combo
  • There is a 2 bike version of the # HR1400Z-85 available with the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack w/ Cargo Carrier for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches # HR1450Z-85. This is the same cargo carrier/bike rack combo of the Sport Rider SE2. I've linked our video review of this rack for you to check out.
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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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  • Recommended Bike Rack for e-Bikes with Fenders
  • I do have a great option for you, however since the Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Rack # Y02479 has a wheel-mount design, it's not the best solution for your e-bikes that feature fenders. Pushing the hooks down onto the fenders could damage them and angling them further out on the wheel to avoid interference can lead to a more unstable connection. For your bikes I instead recommend the Saris Freedom # SA4412B, which features adjustable clamps that will attach to the frame (even if your e-bikes...
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  • Availability of Bike Rack with Ramp to Carry 75 lb E-Bike
  • The bike rack with the highest weight capacity that has a ramp that can be utilized is the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 but it can only handle up to 65 lb E-Bikes and I'm not sure if you'd be able to get your bike down that low. We do have the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HLY74FR which would be able to carry your 75 lb E-Bike but this doesn't have a ramp so you'd have to muscle the bike up to the bike rack. Because of this, the best option for your application is to use a motorcycle...
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  • 4-Bike Bike Rack Recommendation to Clear Spare Tire on 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
  • The Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR should fit the bill to clear the spare tire on your 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. I say "should" because more times than not this will fit, however since Jeep owners like to modify their rides you will want to take a quick measurement just to make sure. At long as the distance from the center of your hitch pin hole to the outermost part of your spare isn't 13-1/2" or more then this will fit great! I have attached a review video of this...
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  • Comparing Thule EasyFold XT and Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Racks for 50 lb Specialized Como 4.0 E-Bike
  • Great questions! I can really tell that you've been looking into this. I will address all of your questions in order to help keep things organized, but first I'd like to throw all of the part numbers in a list to make things easier to read: Thule EasyFold XT - # TH903202 Extra-Long Loading Ramp - # TH933402 Kuat NV 2.0 Gunmetal Gray - # NV12G Kuat NV 2.0 Metallic Black - # NV12B Kuat NV 2.0 Base Matte Black - # BA12B (no integrated bike repair stand) Access Ramp - # ANVBRB I...
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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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  • Sill Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack Clear Spare Tire on Flagstaff Camper
  • It all depends on where your spare tire sits in relation to the center of the hitch pin hole of the trailer hitch on your Flagstaff camper. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the first wheel hoop is 8" and then from the center of the hitch pin hole to the upright it's 15" (see attached photo). Please note that this bike rack hasn't been tested and approved for use at the back of a camper. Since the trailer hitch sits further away from the axles compared to passenger...
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  • 4 Bike Carrier For Women's Bikes That Will Work With A 5th Wheel RV
  • We have exactly what you are looking for. I recommend going with the Swagman Trailhead 4 Bike Carrier for 2" Hitches # S63381.This can hold 4 bikes and has a weight capacity of 35lbs per bike. This is compatible with motorhomes and 5th wheel trailers as it is built to withstand the additional bouncing. This bike rack is made to accommodate many types of alternative and women's frames, but some bikes still require an adapter for a nice fit. I always recommend using Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame...
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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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  • 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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  • Can I Carry Kids Bikes Without Adapter Bar On Curt Premium 4 Bike Rack
  • Yes the Curt Premium 4 Bike Rack # C18064 can carry most kids and women's bikes without an adapter bar. The smaller and unique frames those bikes usually have creates issues on most bike racks when trying to keep the bikes level. Other times it is too challenging to get the bike rack arms through the frame or the arms are too spread out for the small frame. The tapered design of the bike rack makes it easier to fit a smaller frame bike like a kids bike on the last two spots. With your...
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  • How to Carry Women's Bike on Curt Hanging 4 Bike Rack C18030
  • To carry a women's bike on the Curt 4 bike part # C18030 you'll need a bike frame adapter bar part # UB01 which attaches to the seat post and steering stem of the bike to give you a flat bar for the rack to attach to. See attached pic and review video as well.
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  • Which Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for an Electric Bike with Fat Tires on Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • The only rack we offer that will accommodate the 70lb weight of your Electric Bike is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack For 2 Electric Bikes # HLY84FR which is for a 2x2 trailer hitch receiver and holds two bikes up to 80lbs each. The Hollywood Racks # HLY84FR also tilts to allow you access to the cargo area of your Jeep Grand Cherokee, and will fit bikes with tires up to 5 inches wide. I included the video review for you to take a look at. To make sure the Hollywood Racks...
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  • Recommended 4-Bike Platform Rack for 2016 Toyota Prius
  • The Hollywood Racks Destination 4 Bike Platform Rack part # HR4000 is one of the best four-bike platform style racks available because it's super lightweight at only 42 lbs and it will accommodate pretty much any type of bike frame. It also has a lock for security. Please note, in order to carry four bikes on a 2016 Toyota Prius you'll need to use the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7192 (V Models) or part # 306-X7194 (C Models).
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  • Will Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack Work With Girl's Bike
  • Absolutely! The Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 can easily accommodate children's bikes or women's bikes with alternative frames. You will have no problem sliding the bike hooks to securely grasp the slanted top tube commonly found on girl's bikes, as you can see in the attached photo. For added security and peace of mind, you may want to also pick up Swagman's cable and hitch lock kit # S64031 to lock the rack to your vehicle and your bikes to the rack.
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  • Bike Rack For 2015 BMW 535i XDrive For E-bikes
  • I do have an option for you but when you mention BMW 2015 535 xi, I believe you are referring to a BMW 535i XDrive. All of the hitches available for that vehicle like part # C11381 are class I hitches so the Hollywood Rack Sport Rider SE part # HLY74FR is not compatible because it is only compatible with Class II and Class III hitches. I recommend to use the Thule T2 Pro XTR 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH23JV for your 2 e-bikes on the BMW Class I hitch. It can handle up to 100 lbs (combined...
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  • Lightweight Bike Rack Recommendation for Use with Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk
  • The Swagman Trailhead 4-Bike Rack # S63381 weighs approximately 32 lbs; this leaves you with around 68 lbs or a little over 22 lbs per bike if carrying 3 bikes. As you mentioned, the Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk # CC-275 has a 100 lb capacity, so carrying more than 2 or 3 bikes would likely put you over the limit. The only other RV approved rack that is more lightweight and can carry up to 3 bikes is the Swagman Original - 3 Bike Rack # S64152-2, weighing approximately 27 lbs.
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  • Comparing Swagman Titan and Thule Camper Bike Racks for a 2016 Nissan Rogue
  • I personally like the Thule Camber 4 Bike Rack # TH9056 better than the Swagman Titan 4 Bike Rack # S63410. It looks cleaner, is easier to load/unload bikes, and it is backed by the Thule name which is huge in the bike rack industry. Both bike racks use levers both for tilting the rack away and for folding the arms down, but the Thule does have the cradles spaced out 7" on center which is further than the Swagman so it'll be easier to load/unload bikes. Another plus is that the straps...
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  • What To Do If A Swagman Bike Rack Fits Loosely In The Trailer Hitch Receiver And Has Wobble
  • I understand your concern and annoyance with the Swagman Original - 3 Bike Rack # S64152-2 fitting loosely in the hitch receiver and causing bounce/wobble. This can happen due to the fact that not every trailer hitch receiver is made to the exact same dimensions. Luckily, there is a perfect solution for this! You will need to install the Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin for Swagman 2" Hitch Racks # S64027. Not only will this lock your bike rack to the receiver, but it will also...
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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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  • 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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  • Hitch Lock for Swagman Trailhead 4-Bike Rack
  • There is a hitch lock that is compatible with the Swagman Trailhead 4-Bike Rack # S63380. What you need to allow you to lock the rack to your hitch is the Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin for Swagman Hitch Racks # S64029. Or, for a hitch lock along with a cable lock to secure your bikes to the rack you can use the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable for Swagman Bike Racks # S64031. I have added links to video reviews of each of these parts for you to check out as well.
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  • Do You Sell a Adapter Bar for Women's Bikes for the Thule Range 4 Bike RV Rack?
  • Even though the Thule Range 4 Bike RV Rack # TH9057 is designed in a way to reduce the need of adapter bars for women's, children's, or alternative bike frames, I recommend that you purchase the Kuat Ubar Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's and Alternative Frame Bikes # UB01. The spring-loaded bar ensures a solid fit on your bike, and polymer-coated push-button hooks protect your bike's paint. I went ahead and attached a photo of a women's bike using a bike frame adapter to give you a comparison...
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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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