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  • Hollywood Racks SR1 Bike Rack Compatibility with 2020 Jeep Wrangler Sport S JL
  • The Hollywood Racks SR1 2-Bike Carrier - Spare Tire Mount # HRSR1 will fit tires up to 15 inches wide. The backup camera will not be an issue with the rack fit as the straps are adjustable, however the view with bikes mounted will obviously be impacted. I reached out to my contact at Hollywood Racks to confirm it is compatible with both the backup camera and the tail light mounted behind and above the spare. You can see the tail light fit in the attached video at the 2:09 mark. I recommend...
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  • Spare Tire Bike Rack That Mounts to 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • There is absolutely a bike rack that mounts to the spare tire of your 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, so long as you do not have the spare tire mounted backup camera on your Jeep; if you do have a backup camera in the spare tire there would not be a way to mount a bike rack. So if you don't have a camera, the bike rack that fits your '20 Wrangler Unlimited is the Hollywood Racks SR1 2-Bike Carrier - Spare Tire Mount # HRSR1 which will give you a secure, simple way to take your bikes with...
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  • 2019 Jeep Wrangler Spare Tire Bike Rack Compatible with Back Up Camera
  • The issue with the newer Jeep backup camera is the location of the camera as well as obstructed views when the rack is installed. There really isn't a great spare tire mounted option to avoid this issue, but either the Malone Hanger Spare T3 OS - Spare Tire Mount - 3 Bike Carrier - Anti-Sway Cages - Safety Reflectors # MPG2147 or the Hollywood Racks SR1 2-Bike Carrier - Spare Tire Mount # HRSR1 is the best option for view with bike rack loaded. These bike racks do have width restrictions...
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  • Replacement Parts for the Thule Spare Me Spare Tire Bike Rack
  • If you are looking for replacement parts for your Thule Spare Me, part # TH963PRO, we have them here. I don't know exactly which parts you need, so below is a list of parts: Replacement Washer - part # 951081654 Replacement Carriage Bolt - part # 915-0655-11 Replacement Mounting Carriage Bolt - # 915-0880-11 Replacement Long Mounting Bracket - part # 752-1425-002 If these are not the parts you need, let me know and I will find what you are looking for.
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  • Comparing Thule Spare Me 2 and Yakima SpareRide 2 Bike Racks for 2011 Toyota RAV4
  • The Yakima SpareRide 2 Bike Rack part # Y02599 and Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Rack part # TH963PRO are both great options for a 2011 Toyota RAV4. They both have similar features such as an included locking cables and anti-sway cradles. I recommend the Thule Spare Me because it is made in the USA, is physically lighter at around 15 lbs, and it comes with adapters to fit a wider ranger of applications. They both however are super easy to use but the Thule Spare Me will be easier to get on and...
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  • Will Yakima SpareRide Bike Rack Fit 35x12.50R20 Spare Tire on 2017 Jeep Wrangler JK
  • The 35x12.50R20 tire on your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is 12.5" wide so it just falls in the specs of the Yakima SpareRide 2 Bike Rack # Y02599. Pretty much every bike rack I've ever seen has some sort of rise in the shank so you won't be able to open up your rear door. Because of this I recommend going with a swing-away option, like the RockyMounts BackStage # RKY10002. The BackStage measures 9-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack so you'll want...
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  • How to Remove Yakima Y02599 SpareTime Bike Rack From Spare Tire Mounting Bracket Once Rusted
  • Your best bet would be to remove the spare temporarily from the vehicle, place the bracket flat on the ground so the shank is pointing upward and hit the bolt holes shown in the provided diagram with a spray lubricant like PB Blaster. Do this several times over the course of a few hours. Then, bolt the spare tire back on the vehicle with the bracket in place. Use a rubber mallet and tap all 4 sides of the mast sharply several times, working your way around. You'll want to hit it pretty...
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  • Troubleshooting Thule Spare Me Bike Rack that Won't Fit RAV4 Due to Spare Tire Flange
  • Sounds like you have the original version of the Thule Spare Me, part # TH963, which won't fit on your RAV4 because of the protruding flange on your spare tire mounting plate. The later versions of the Spare Me, TH963XT, TH963XTR and the current version, # TH963PRO provide a redesigned mounting plate that allow the rack to fit.. Thule redesigned that # 753-3532 mounting plate so it will fit your RAV4, so if you get the new mounting plate, it will allow you to use your rack on your 2012 RAV4.
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  • Which Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
  • I have a solution for you, but the Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Rack # TH963PRO you mentioned is not a confirmed fit on your 2020 Jeep Wrangler. I recommend the Thule Hitching Post Pro 4 Bike Rack # TH934XTR as it offers more clearance to go around the spare tire of your Jeep than most other bike racks. I attached an installation video of the Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR on a Jeep Wrangler for you to take a look at, as it shows that when installed with a longer trailer hitch receiver...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Malone Runway and the Malone Hanger for My 2021 Ford Bronco?
  • The Malone Runway Spare Tire Bike Rack for 3 Bikes # MPG2148 and the Malone Hanger Spare Tire Bike Rack for 3 Bikes # MPG2147 are virtually the same rack. The only difference is that the Runway is 1.5 pounds heavier than the Hanger and the Hanger comes with anti-sway cradles to keep bikes from contacting each other during transport. Even though the anti-sway cradles are nice to have, I recommend going with the Runway because it is a more economical option. As far as spare-tire fitment,...
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  • Will the Malone Hanger 3 Allow Me to Transport Kids Bikes on a 2021 Jeep Wrangler?
  • The Malone Hanger Spare Tire Carrier # MPG2147 will work on the spare tire of your daughter's 2021 Jeep Wrangler since the width of your factory spare tire is 9-1/2 inches wide. As far as bike frame adapters for the Malone Hanger, you will need adapter bars for your grandchildren's bikes. For those parts, I recommend the Swagman Deluxe Frame Adapter Bar # 64005 for each of the children's bikes. The adapter bar will give the bikes a straight, horizontal frame that is required to mount...
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  • What Do I Need To Switch A Thule Spare Me Between 2 Jeep Wranglers
  • Yes, this will not be a problem at all. It is easy to remove the rack and you can move the Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Rack - Spare Tire Mount - Folding Dual Arms, part # TH963PRO, from one Jeep to the other. All you would need is an extra Replacement Mounting Plate for Thule Spare Me - Spare Tire Mounted Bike Carrier - Qty 1, part # 753-3532 and the correct adapter. Once you determine if you need the long adapter, part # 852-3305-001, or the short adapter, part # TH852-3482-001, you will have...
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  • I Need Replacement Parts For My Yakima SpareRide 2 Bike Rack.
  • Yakima changed the design of their SpareRide 2 # Y02599 a while back and now go with the "zip strips". So we no longer carry the rubber straps. We do have the replacement parts for the current design which also fit your older model. Either just a replacement zip strip # 8880566 or the whole replacement SuperCush Anti-Sway Cradle # 8880598.
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  • Spare Mounted Bike Rack Fit Recommendation 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • We have a rear spare mounted bike rack that fits your 2020 Jeep Wrangler with the Hollywood Racks SR1 part # HRSR1 but the Thule you mentioned does not fit and would not be the correct fit.
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  • 2015 Ford Transit Connect Spare Tire Bike Rack Recommendation
  • The Surco Spare Tire 3-Bike Carrier # BT300 is listed as fitting pretty much every spare tire so it should be good to fit your 215/55R16 on your 2015 Ford Transit Connect - Surco doesn't have any specs when it comes to fitment. If you're wanting something that is a little more of a definite fit then I recommend the Hollywood Racks SR2 2-Bike Carrier # HRSR2 which fits tires up to 12-1/2" wide with up to 3-1/4" backspacing. Your tire is only 8-1/2" wide so we know it is compatible.
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  • Will The Malone Hanger Spare Tire Bike Rack Fit My 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited?
  • This all comes down to how wide your spare tire is. If your spare tire width on your 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is between 8 and 10-1/2 inches then you will be able to use the Malone Spare Tire Bike Carrier # MPG2147. Another option you have is getting this hitch receiver # e98856 which is SUPER simple to install. You can then use the Swagman Trailhead 3 # S63365 but you may need to get a hitch extender # C45791. This will cut your hitches capacity in half but since the Trailhead is only...
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  • Spare Tire Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation that Can Mount on an Offset for Non-Centered Spare Tire
  • Since you need an offset spare tire mounted bike rack the Thule Spare Me part # TH963PRO would be the correct rack as the Yakima can not offset mount like the Thule can.
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  • What Spare-Tire 2-Bike Rack Works with My 2021 Jeep Wrangler JL?
  • I have a solution for you. The only spare-tire rack we carry that is confirmed to fit a 2021 Jeep Wrangler JL is the Hollywood Racks SR1 2-Bike Carrier - Spare Tire Mount # HRSR1. The SR1 is only compatible with your 2021 Jeep Wrangler if you do not have a model without a spare tire backup camera. As far as weight, the SR1 only weighs 36.25 pound and can accommodate bikes up to 35 pounds per bike. If you have a backup camera on your spare tire or want another option apart from a spare-tire...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Rear of 2018 Travel Trailer Imagine by Grand Design
  • Not every bike rack we offer is rated for the rougher ride quality found at the rear of a travel trailer like your 2018 Imagine by Grand Design, but we do have some like the RV Bumper Bike Rack part # S80501 which would fit around the spare you have at the rear and attaches to the bumper. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2002 Jeep Liberty With Easy Installation and Use
  • The Yakima SpareRide 2 Bike Rack, # Y02599, is going to be the easiest bike rack to use on your 2002 Jeep Liberty. At under 30 lbs, it is one of the lightest bike racks that we carry. The initial installation does require some labor simply because the spare tire must be removed, but other than that, the installation is quite simple. Once the base plate is installed this bike rack will be much easier to use and remove than any hitch mounted bike rack on the market. If any of the bikes...
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  • Best Spare Tire Mounted Bike Rack Comparison Thule Vs Yakima
  • The Thule Spare Me Bike rack part # TH963PRO and the Yakima Spare Tire part # Y02599 both do come with locks to secure the rack to your spare tire and cable locks to secure the bikes to the carrier. The biggest difference between the two and is only an advantage for some people is that the Yakima can fit on spare tires that are up to 12.5 inches wide whereas the Thule can only fit tires that are up to 10 inches wide. Aside from that the only actual feature that the Yakima has that the Thule...
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  • Can I Use the Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Spare Tire Carrier to Haul 2 Ladies Beach Cruisers
  • The maximum weight capacity of this rack is 75 pounds. If the two bikes total more than 75 pounds, this rack will not be able to support them. Depending on the shape of the frame, you may also need bike frame adapters like part # TH982XT to carry the bikes level. If they bikes are too heavy, write back and we can explore some other options.
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  • Spare Tire Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for 2004 Honda CR-V with Offset Spare
  • We have one spare tire mounted bike rack that fits offset spares at the back of a vehicle like your 2004 Honda CR-V. For that we have the Thule Spare Me part # TH963PRO which would work well. I wouldn't recommend a spare mounted bike rack for a vehicle that wasn't capable of an offset on a vehicle with an offset spare.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2012 Toyota Rav4 with Covered Spare Tire
  • Since your spare tire is covered the best option you would have for a bike rack for your 2012 Toyota RAV4 would be a hitch mounted rack. As long as you have a hitch like the Curt Hitch part # C13149 this would be a great option. A very popular bike rack with other Rav4 owners with covered spares is the Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack part # S64670. Check out the review video for this rack that shows it being demoed on a very similar RAV4 as yours.
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  • Yakima SpareRide Trunk Mounted Bike Rack vs Thule Spare Me Bike Rack on 2003 Honda CR-V
  • Both the Yakima SpareRide # Y02599 and Thule Spare Me # TH963PRO are quality options for your 2003 Honda CR-V, but of the two I recommend going with the Yakima SpareRide # Y02599 for a number of reasons. While each rack has anti-sway cradles, the SpareRide also has TPE padding which will absorb some of the vibration the bikes will encounter when being transported. The SpareRide also has a quick-release lever so you can easily fold the arms down when you aren't using it and a mast which...
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  • 3-Bike Rack Recommendation for 2011 Toyota RAV4
  • In order to transport three bikes on your 2011 Toyota RAV4 I suggest a hitch-mount type carrier rather than a spare-tire-mount type such as the Thule # TH963PRO. that you referenced. Hitch mount racks will use the strongest part of the vehicle - its frame - to bear the weight of your carrier and loaded bikes, rather than the spare tire mount which is not really designed to carry too much more weight than that of the spare tire itself. If you still prefer a spare tire mount type I suggest...
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  • Will the Malone Hanger Spare T3 OS Fit a 35x12.5 Tire on a Jeep Wrangler
  • I do have an option for you but the Malone Hanger Spare T3 OS part # MPG2147 will only work with a spare tire up to 10-1/2" wide and since your spare tire is 12-1/2" wide it will not work for you. The only option we can offer you to carry three bikes via the spare tire is going to be the Surco Spare Tire 3-Bike Carrier part # BT300 which I can confirm fits the Jeep Wrangler bolt pattern but you will need to get a longer standoff from Surco to clear the oversized tire. The only other...
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  • Will Thule Spare Me Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack # TH963PRO Fit Bikes with Large Diameter Down Tubes
  • The Thule Spare Me Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack # TH963PRO that you referenced will work with bikes whose downtube diameter is 2-1/2-inches or less. I confirmed this with my contact at Thule. This rack includes locks for both the rack itself and your loaded bikes, folds when not in use and fits vehicles whose spare tire is up to 10-inches wide and 32-inches in diameter.
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  • Spare-Tire-Mount Bike Rack for Use on Rear of 2014 Aliner Scout Travel Trailer
  • Thank you for providing a photo of your Aliner's spare tire mount on its rear bumper. Any bike rack designed for use on the rear of a camper or trailer has to be specially built to withstand the forces encountered at the rear of such vehicles. Much in the same way that the last seat in a school bus or the last car in a roller coaster gets a rougher ride than those up front, any accessory item installed at the rear of a trailer will be subjected to strong lateral and vertical forces that...
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  • Arms On Hollywood Racks SR1 2-Bike Carrier Spare Tire Mount Will Not Move
  • To move the arms you just need to push up on the spring loaded bolts to release the arms and swing them into place. That will move the arm up and allow you to move it freely back and forth. When you release the end of the arm with the nut and spring on it, the arm will not be able to move back and forth.
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  • Bike Cover Compatible with Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with Yakima Spare Tire Rack
  • There is not a specific cover for a Yakima spare tire bike rack like # Y02599, but there are a couple of options that would work well if you are willing to put a hole in the cover where the bike rack shank meets your rack. You can use the Horizontal Style 2 Bike Bag for Trailer Hitch Bike Racks # S82006. This will work well in all seasons and will help protect in wind, rain, and other conditions. It has straps to secure and fit your bikes well to mitigate any issues and is compatible...
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  • Spare Tire Bike Rack That Fits Over Sized Spare Tire
  • I do have an option for you but the Malone Hanger Spare T3 part # MPG2147 only fits tires with 8" to 10-1/2" section width. Over sized tires like 33 or 35 inch tires normally have a section width of around 12". I recommend the Hollywood Racks SR2 part # HRSR2 if you have over sized tires. It will fit a tire up to 12.5" wide so you shouldn't have any issues using it on a 35 or 33 inch tire size. I have attached a video of the Hollywood Rack on a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. The only catch...
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  • Spare Tire Mounted Bike Rack # HRSR1 For 2000 Honda CR-V
  • We do offer bike racks that work for your 2000 Honda CR-V. These racks mount to the spare tire, and would be the least expensive choice when choosing a bike carrier. I have attached a link to our product page for spare tire mounted bike racks for your 2000 Honda CR-V. I would recommend the Hollywood Racks SR1 2-Bike Carrier, part # HRSR1. Since your photo shows the spare tire is off center, this rack may be a good choice. You can adjust the arm support bar so that the bike is mounted...
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  • Spare Tire Bike Rack for Use on Rear Spare Tire Carrier on Forest River Pop-Up Camper
  • We do offer a range of bike carriers that are suitable for use on the back of a trailer and all can be seen on the provided link. We offer RV-approved racks for camper roof or hitch mounting, and also for attachment to a ladder, ball mount or to the bumper on a camper. None of these racks is designed to attach to a spare tire carrier however. The linked article will explain further. An accessory such as a bike carrier that is to be used on the back of a trailer or motor home must be...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2014 Forest River Highwall Pop Up Camper
  • To use a bike rack on your towable camper, you'll need to install a frame mounted trailer hitch receiver instead, like the Curt adjustable RV and camper hitch receiver # 13703, which fits trailers with frames between 22 and 72 inches. For a three bike rack, I recommend the Swagman Original # S64152-2 or for a 4 bike rack, I recommend the Yakima LongHaul # Y02476, both of which are approved to be used behind an RV or camper, like yours.
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  • Can The Arms Of The Hollywood Racks SR2 Bike Rack Be Turned To Haul Bikes Vertically
  • The design of the Hollywood Racks SR2 2-Bike Carrier - Spare Tire Mount # HRSR2 doesn't allow for you to haul your bikes vertically. The straps that hold the frame of the bike aren't going to clamp tight enough for the bikes to stay in position and they will most likely slide down and make contact with the ground as you drive. To haul your bikes vertically you would instead need a vertical hanging rack like the Yakima HangOver Bike Rack for 4 Mountain Bikes - 2" Hitches - Tilting #...
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  • Carrying Kids Bikes On A 2022 Jeep Wrangler With The Malone Hanger Spare Tire Rack MPG2147
  • The Malone Hanger Spare Tire Bike Rack # MPG2147 is definitely a good option and is very popular among Jeep Wrangler owners. I do need to mention that this will only fit tires that are 8" to 10-1/2" wide, so you will want to double check that before deciding to go this way. With that out of the way, lets talk bikes. The # MPG2147 is rated up to 33 pounds per bike, which should not be an issue in your case, but the size of the frames may be. From outside to outside of the arms that will...
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  • Can Yakima SpareRide 2 Bike Rack be Adjusted for Offset Spare Tire
  • I do have a solution for you, however the Yakima SpareRide 2 Bike Rack # Y02599 cannot be adjusted for offset spare tires. The customer image referred to in your question shows an older model of this bike rack. I recommend looking at the Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Rack # TH963PRO. This carrier will hold up to 2 bikes at 35 pounds each and is designed to fit any vehicle with factory rear-mounted spare tires. The rack can be repositioned to center your bikes on vehicles like yours with offset...
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  • Spare Tire Bike Rack that Can be Mounted Off-Center for a 2005 Honda CR-V
  • Surco Spare Tire 3-Bike Carrier # BT300 does not have the ability to be mounted off-center on your 2005 Honda CR-V. We do have 1 spare mounted bike rack that can be mounted off-center; take a look at the Thule Spare Me # TH963PRO. It can be set up so that it and your bikes are more centered behind the vehicle. But it only comes in a 2-bike model. To carry more than 2 bikes and have them centered behind the vehicle I recommend installing a trailer hitch, # 75690, and using a hitch mounted...
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  • Availability of Adapter to Allow Use of Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack in Trailer Hitch
  • For a spare-tire-mount bike carrier like the Yakima SpareRide # Y02599 there is no adapter available to convert the rack for use in either a 1-1/4-inch or 2-inch hitch like the ones that are available for your 2009 GC. But we do offer some low-cost 2-bike hitch racks that will not break the bank. The linked page displays the 2-bike hanging and platform racks that will fit into any of the hitches made for your GC. The Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack Platform rack # S64650 supports your bikes at...
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  • Replacement Lock Cylinder W/Keys And Cable Lock For Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Carrier
  • The Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Carrier # TH963PRO comes with a key and lock cylinder to secure the bike rack to the vehicle, and also comes with a cable lock to secure the bike to the frame. If you need a replacement key and lock cylinder for the bike rack, you first need to remove the old one by using the Universal Change Key # 853-1251. Once your current lock cylinder is unlocked, insert this universal change key to remove the lock cylinder. You can then install your new lock cylinder Replacement...
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  • Will Hollywood Rack Spare Tire Bike Rack HRSR2 Fit 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited with Rear Camera
  • Everything I found on the backup camera for a 2018 Jeep Wragnler JL shows that it is in the spare tire at the rear of the vehicle. If you install a spare tire mounted bike rack you will at least partially obscure the view of the camera. To what degree it's hard to say, but without bikes installed you'd probably still have a decent view behind you.
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  • Will Thule Spare Me Spare Tire Mount Bike Carrier Fit a 2008 Toyota RAV4 and 2 Mountain Bikes
  • Yes, the Thule Spare Me spare tire mounted bike carrier # TH963PRO will fit your 2008 Toyota RAV4. The cover will have to come off of the spare tire in order to mount the carrier. The Spare Me has a weight capacity of 75 pounds total or 37-1/2 pounds per bike which should be more than enough for your 2 mountain bikes. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical men's bike would) then I recommend using bike adapter bar #...
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  • Troubleshooting Removing Cover from Thule Locking Cylinder Knob
  • Thanks for the photo and explanation of the issue. The plastic lock cylinder plug in the older model of the Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Rack # TH963PRO will likely require a you to carefully drill out the plug at this point. Use a small drill bit and gradually get larger as needed without going too deep to remove the plug. You will need to find a way to rotate the plug 90 degrees to release or completely drill it out so you can use the lock cylinder in its place. I've attached a video...
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  • Weight Capacity of Surco # BT300 Spare Tire Mounted Bike Rack
  • According to Surco, their # BT300 spare tire mounted bike rack can handle three bikes weighing up to 35 lbs apiece for a total capacity of 105 lbs. I'm not aware of any vehicle manufacturer having a stated capacity for their spare tire holder. We've never heard of a factory installed spare tire mount on a vehicle failing because a spare tire mount bike rack was used, the rack should work just fine for you.
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  • Spare Tire Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2004 Honda CR-V
  • We do have spare tire bike racks that are compatible with your 2004 Honda CR-V, however, according to Hollywod Racks, the SR2 Spare Tire Bike Rack, # HRSR2, will not fit your CR-V. Instead, I recommend looking at either the Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Rack, # TH963PRO. This bike rack have been confirmed to fit your CR-V and it can be adjusted to center the bikes with your vehicle since you have an offset spare tire. If the bike does not have a top frame tube, a bike adapter bar like part #...
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  • Will the Malone RunWay # MPG2148 Fit a 2008 Toyota RAV4
  • Yes, although we haven't test fit the Malone RunWay # MPG2148 on a 2008 Toyota RAV4 as of yet (July 2018), we have confirmed with Malone that this will fit your vehicle with a spare tire. This bike rack doesn't come with locks but if you want to add some security you can use the Thule Passive Security Strap # TH533 for the rack and the Cable Lock # e98891 for your bike(s). You may also be interested in the Softride Soft Hook-and-Loop Tie Downs # SR54FR to help keep your front tire...
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  • Recommendation for Transporting 3 Bikes with Forest River Flagstaff with Spare Tire
  • I do have an option for you, however none of our traditional spare tire mount bike racks including the Malone # MPG2148 and the Hollywood Racks # HRSR1 that you were looking at are rated for use by the manufacturer to be used at the back of a trailer. This is simply because the manufacturer has deemed that they aren't fully capable of handling the extra movement and bounce that they would need to withstand in this application. The best option we have available is with the Swagman Around...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack Carrier for Jeep Wrangler JK
  • The Yakima SpareRide 2 Bike Rack # Y02599 is not recommended for use on the Wrangler or other vehicles with backup cameras since the mounted bikes will almost always block the camera's view, making it unusable. The best option for carrying bikes on your Jeep is a hitch-mounted rack, one that provides enough clearance to avoid contact with the spare tire. The Thule Hitching Post Pro Folding Tilting 4 Bike Rack # TH934XTR, for example, fits nicely on Jeeps and avoids placing too much...
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  • Will the Thule Spare Me Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • If the backup camera is mounted anywhere on the spare tire or spare tire carrier of your 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser the Thule Spare Me, # TH963PRO, will not fit. Otherwise it is listed as a fit. If your FJ Cruiser does have a back up camera that is mounted right in the center of the spare then I recommend using Hollywood Racks spare tire mount bike rack # HRSR1 instead. But you will have to remove the plastic cover from the spare tire for it to fit. I have linked video reviews of both racks...
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  • Will the Surco Spare Tire Bike Rack Fit on a 2000 Honda CRV
  • The Surco Spare Tire 3-Bike Carrier # BT300 is confirmed by Surco to fit on your 2000 Honda CRV. The heavy duty mounting plate can attach to any spare tire and locks bikes to the rack. This rack is made from heavy duty steel which allows it to hold up well during road trips. The padded channels allow your bikes to be held without getting scratched up. You do not need additional components for this bike rack. The rack comes with every part needed for it to work properly. However, if...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2006 Toyota RAV4 With a Spare Tire on the Back
  • I have three different brands of bike racks that will fit your 2006 Toyota RAV4 with a spare tire on the back. The Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Rack # TH963PRO is a hanging rack. A nice feature on this frame is that it comes with a bike and rack lock on it. The other brand of bike rack that we have that will fit on your RAV4 that I recommend is the Saris Freedom Bike Rack # SA999TB. This bike rack has three points of contact with the bike for a more secure grip on the bike. The Freedom...
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  • Folding Down the Arms on the Thule Spare Me Bike Rack
  • I absolutely understand since I seem to have the worst luck with those bike rack knobs sometimes. You have to get the arms into the right position, but finding that sweet spot may be tricky. One time I realized that I was spinning the screw on the other side and wasn't actually loosening the knob. If you check on the inside of the arms, you might see the other end of the knob. Hold that in place while loosening the knob. Another trick I learned was to shift the arms around while rotating...
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  • Spare Tire Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2003 Honda CR-V
  • Since you have an offset spare on your 2003 Honda CR-V you would want to go with a Thule Spare Me part # TH963PRO that comes with an offset adapter to accommodate this. Otherwise the # BT300 would carry your bikes off-center. The RAV4 in the video I attached for the Spare Me uses an offset spare as well so it would be a similar install.
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  • Recommended 3-Bike Rack Options for 2010 Toyota RAV4
  • You have several options for bike carriers on your 2010 Toyota RAV4, spare-tire-mount racks like the Thule Spare Me # TH963PRO which limit you to 2-bikes (due to weight restrictions for the tire mount) or hitch mount racks which require a hitch receiver like # C13149, shown in the linked installation video. For three or more bikes you'll need to go the hitch route. Your RAV4 could have either a 1-1/4-inch or 2-inch hitch on it (please see the linked article) so you'll want to confirm...
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  • How to Obtain Replacement Key for Thule TH963PRO Spare Me Bike Rack
  • I'd be happy to help you with that. Look closely at the lock. Right next to the key slot, you'll see the key number engraved into the metal. It should be the letter N, followed by 3 or 4 digits. Your replacement key will be part # THKEYNXXX, Simply replace the x's with the digits. Once you know the part number you need, input it into the search box in the upper right hand corner of our website home page and you'll be redirected to the correct replacement key.
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  • Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack for a 2005 Toyota RAV4
  • I checked with Hollywood Racks and the spare tire mount bike rack # HRSR2 is not listed as a fit. But never fear, there are other spare tire mount racks that will fit. You can use the Thule Spare Me # TH963PRO. This rack actually costs a little less and with it you also get an integrated cable lock. I have linked a video showing installation on a 2003 RAV4. f you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical men's bike would) then...
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  • Will the SR2 Spare Bike Carrier Fit a 35 Inch x 12.50 Inch x 17 Inch Tire?
  • I confirmed with my contact at HollyWood Racks that a size 35 inch x 12.50 inch x 17 inch tire will work with the Hollywood Racks SR2 2-Bike Carrier # HRSR2 as long as the tire does not have a 8-bolt or 10-bolt pattern. Unfortunately, we do not carry any two-bike hitch carriers that have enough length on the shank to clear your spare tire. If your spare tire has a 8-bolt or 10-bolt pattern, I recommend the Swagman XC2 Bike Rack for 2 bikes # S64650. In order to have the Swagman XC2 clear...
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  • Comparing the Thule Spare Me 963, 963XT, 963XTR, and 963PRO Spare Tire Bike Carriers
  • I haven't seen a TSPRO963 but I can tell you that # TH963PRO is the newest version of the Spare Me bike carrier. The 963XTR was the previous generation. The Thule Spare Me Bike Rack, # TH963PRO, went through 4 generations. The 963 was first. This original design excluded some vehicles because of the size of the spare tire or how it was mounted to the car. The issue was resolved with the new mounting plate, # 753-3532, in the 963XT. So from that point on, all the racks would get the...
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  • Installation/Removal of the Surco BT300 On a Jeep Wrangler
  • The backing plate of the Surco Bike Rack part # BT300 that you referenced attaches to the rim by it sliding over the mounting plate for the wheel and then using the lug nuts that attach the wheel to the vehicle as a way to secure the wheel and the mounting plate to the vehicle. If you can loosen the bolts that hold the wheel to the vehicle it should remove. It is also possible that you are referring to the security bolt that holds the rack to the mounting plate. That would have been...
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  • Bike Rack to Carry 3 Bikes on a 2009 Toyota RAV4
  • Unfortunately, we've heard from Surco that their spare tire rack, # BT300, does not fit the your 2009 Toyota RAV4. We also do not have a spare tire mount rack for 3 bikes that fits. Your best bet to carry 3 bikes is to add a trailer hitch receiver and use a hitch mounted bike rack. If you don't already have a hitch receiver I recommend the Draw-Tite # 75235. I've linked an install video for you. Then you can use a swinging bike rack like the SportRack Ridge # SR2415 to allow...
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  • Can the Saris Freedom Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack be Locked
  • The Saris Freedom bike rack # SA999TB does not include a lock but you can add cable lock # SA981 to lock the rack to the vehicle. I have included a link to a video review of the cable lock for you.
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  • How to Carry an Electric Bike on a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler
  • As long as the rear spare tire on your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler is no larger than 15" wide then the Hollywood Racks SR1 2-Bike Carrier part # HRSR1 will fit. However, the max per bike weight capacity is 35 lbs so you cannot use this to carry your 50 lb electric bike even without another bike attached. The only way to carry a 50 lb electric bike on the back of your Jeep would be with a trailer hitch and hitch mounted bike rack. If you do not already have a trailer hitch I recommend the...
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  • Spare Tire Bike Rack Recommendation that Has Offset to Allow for Off-Center Spare Wheel
  • The Yakima Spare Tire Bike Rack part # Y02599 does not have the ability to be offset so the better option then is the Thule Spare Me part # TH963PRO which does have that ability. This is also a fit for a 2011 Toyota RAV4 like what you have as well. 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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  • RV-Rated Bike Rack Recommendations for Winnebago Minnie RV
  • Bikes racks meant for use on the back of a trailer or RV are built extra-strong to handle the increased vertical and horizontal motion found at the back of such vehicles. Standard spare-tire-mount bike racks meant for cars, like the excellent Yakima SpareRide 2 Bike Rack # Y02599, can't be used on an RV or trailer but we do have plenty of RV-rated bike carriers that you can choose from by clicking on the linked page. Based on my review of photos of the Minnie Winnie 22R it appears the...
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  • How Does the Lock Knob of the Thule Spare Me TH963PRO Work
  • The lock of the knob on the Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Rack # TH963PRO is designed to either allow you to actually loosen it (unlocked), or it will just spin freely (locked). What you described as locked down is actually unlocked. With it in the position spin the know counter-clockwise and it will release. Around the 1:35 mark of the video I attached the lock system is described.
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  • Does Yakima SpareRide Bike Rack Fit a 2008 Toyota RAV4
  • Actually we know the Yakima SpareRide bike rack part # Y02599 is a fit for your 2008 Toyota RAV4 as Yakima test fit the rack on your vehicle and determined that it was a fit. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well. 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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  • Ski and Snowboard Carrier Adapter for Use with the Thule Spare Me Spare Tire Mount 2-Bike Carrier
  • After speaking with my contact at Thule, he verified that you are correct, the Thule Spare Me 2-Bike Carrier, # TH963PRO, is a new redesign and was made taller, which will not allow for the use of the 987XT Ski and Snowboard Carrier Adapter. For the TH963PRO you can use the Thule Tram Ski and Snowboard Carrier Adapter, # TH9033, which includes a specific bolt to attach to the Spare Me bike rack.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2007 Toyota RAV4 with Rear Mounted Spare Tire
  • While there are spare tire mount bike racks that will fit your 2007 Toyota RAV4 the Malone RunWay # MPG2148 will not due to the spare tire cover. You would have to take off the whole spare tire cover so all that is left is the spare tire and then you could mount this rack. What I recommend is a rack that mounts using the same location as the spare tire such as the SpareRide # Y02599. However, the available racks that do fit, like the SpareRide, hold 2 bikes maximum. To carry 3 bikes...
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  • Replacement Stay Put Cradle Recommendation for Thule Spare Me
  • I checked with Thule and the correct frame cradles to use on a Thule Spare Me part TH963XTR is the part # 853-5829. The anti-sway cage needed is part # 753-3530 and the strap part # 852-3006-001.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with Rear Mounted Spare
  • Since you have the rear backup camera mounted to the rear spare of your 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited the only way we can offer for you to carry bikes is with a hitch mounted bike rack. There isn't a way to fit a spare mounted bike rack on your current setup. For a hitch you'd want the etrailer hitch part # E98856 that has a longer hitch tube to help with allowing the bike rack to clear past the rear spare. Then for a bike rack with a longer shank that will allow the rack to easily fit...
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  • Spare Tire Bike Rack Recommendation for 2006 Hummer H3
  • For your 2003 Hummer H3 we have spare tire mounted bike racks that are a confirmed fit, but the Yakima you mentioned is not so I would not recommend it for you. Instead the Thule Spare Me 2 part # TH963PRO would be a great option that is confirmed as a fit. Your tire size would not be an issue either. 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...
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  • Will Thule Spare Me Fit a 35 Inch Tire on a 2007 Jeep Wrangler
  • Technically, as long as the 35 inch spare tire on your Jeep is no more than 12.5 inches wide (P315 series), the Thule Spare Me # TH963PRO will fit just fine. You'll just need to use the provided long mount bracket and long standoff extension. I've attached a review submitted by another customer who confirmed it worked great with the 35 inch spare on his Jeep Wrangler as well. Don't forget to pick up a bike adapter bar # TH982XT if you plan on carrying bikes that don't have a straight...
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  • Solution to Carry Snowboards/Skis at Rear of 2019 Jeep Wrangler
  • While we don't have a spare tire mounted carrier solution that will allow you to carry snowboards (more on that later) we do have a way you can carry snowboards/skis with a hitch mounted bike rack like the Thule Camber 2 part # TH9058 with the Tram adapter part # TH9033. With a hitch installed like the etrailer part # e98856 this would give you the best way to carry boards/skis at the rear of the vehicle. The Hollywood Racks spare wheel bike carrier part # HRSR1 that you referenced does...
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  • Can Hollywood Racks Spare Tire Bike Rack Attach to Spare with Cover
  • The Hollywood Racks Spare Bike Rack part # HRSR1 is designed to install on tires that do not have covers on them. On your vehicle you would need to remove the spare tire cover.
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  • Is There an Adapter Needed to Use the Thule Spare Me with Mountain Bikes
  • The Thule Spare Me # TH963PRO doesn't require any adapter for mountain bikes. The only adapter you need is a frame adapter bar like the Kuat Ubar # UB01. This is used to create the horizontal top cross tube on bikes that don't have one like a women's bike. It creates the contact point for a hanging rack and helps keep a bike level.
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  • Spare Tire Bike Rack Recommendation for 2006 Honda CR-V
  • Both the Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Rack # TH963PRO and the Yakima SpareRide 2 Bike Carrier # Y02599 are confirmed to fit your 2006 Honda CR-V and either will work well for your. Between the 2, my favorite is the Yakima SpareRide. The arms on the SpareRide rack are closer together than those on the Thule Spare Me, allowing for easier loading of your bikes. The SpareRide will also accommodate wider spare tires. I personally like the design of the SpareRide better. Aside from the spacing of...
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  • Hollywood Racks Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack for 2 Bikes on a 2009 Toyota RAV4
  • I think the confusion is that bike rack # HRSR1 is called the SR1 and if you just glance at the title, Hollywood Racks SR1 2-Bike Carrier - Spare Tire Mount, it can be easy to miss the "2" indicating 2 bikes. It is most definitely a 2-bike rack. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical men's bike would) then I recommend using bike adapter bar # 64005. This will allow you to carry those bikes more level and will provide...
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  • Correct Spare Tire Bike Rack a 2007 Toyota RAV4
  • I do have an option for you but I checked with Yakima and it looks like the Yakima SpareRide 2 Bike Rack part # Y02599 is not a confirmed fit for your 2007 Toyota RAV4 which is most likely why you are having so much trouble with it. However, for a similar option we have the Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Rack part # TH963PRO which is a confirmed fit and has the same two bike capacity as the Yakima SpareRide. It also has a bike rack lock just like the Yakima SpareRide as well. There is actually...
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  • Rear Support Bar Dimension on Hollywood Racks SR1 2-Bike Spare Tire Bike Carrier HRSR1
  • Hollywood Racks has confirmed that their SR1 2-Bike Spare Tire Bike Carrier # HRSR1 that you referenced has been determined to fit well on Jeep Wranglers that have the third brake light mounted near the spare tire. But I did go to our warehouse to measure the rear bar on the rack so you can check the fit for yourself. The thin rear bar that fits around the forward-facing side of the tire measures 1/4-inch thick and 1-inch tall. Please refer to the linked photo that provides this dimension.
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  • Will the Thule Spare Me TH963PRO fit a 2004 Toyota Rav4
  • It might depend on how much earlier the answer came from the Rep. Not too long ago Thule re-designed the Spare Me rack. Formerly it was part TH963, after the re-design it became part TH963PRO. There were fit issues with certain Rav4 models that were to be fixed. It is also possible that the Rep was not aware of the changes. I checked with both the paper copy of the Thule Fit Guide as well as the guide on their site. The TH963PRO Spare Me will fit your 2004 Toyota Rav4. I spoke with one...
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  • Troubleshooting Thule Spare Me Bike Rack Knob that Spins without Engaging
  • If the knob of the Thule Spare Me part # TH963PRO will spin without tightening or loosening that means the lock mechanism is engaged and it needs to be unlock so that the knob engages the threads and will loosen. Try different key positions on the knob # 753-1908-04 to see if you can get it to engage properly.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Bumper of Casita Travel Trailer with Spare Tire
  • The Surco Spare Tire Bike Rack # BT300 is not recommended for use on the back of a travel trailer. The movement is far greater on the back of a trailer than on the back of a vehicle so many options like the spare tire racks are not compatible. My recommendation for your trailer is to use the Curt RV Bumper 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver # E-100 and then the Thule Range # TH9057 and then use the cable lock like # e98891. I've attached a video to assist.
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  • Malone RunWay Spare Tire 3 Bike Rack for a 2017 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara and Opening the Rear Door
  • The Malone RunWay 3 Bike Carrier is a great addition to your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara. Its mounting straps make it easy to install and remove according to your needs. Be aware that its per bike capacity is 33lbs, so you'll want to be sure that you are observing the weight limits of this carrier. I can't recommend opening the back door of your Jeep Wrangler with a spare tire rack mounted on it, as this rack will extend the length of your rear door by quite a bit, and risks damaging...
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  • Spare Tire Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 35 inch Tall Tire
  • I have a spare tire mounted bike rack recommendation that will work on the 35 inch tall spare of your vehicle, but the Thule Spare Me part # TH963PRO won't work on tires taller than 32 inches. You should check out the Yakima SpareTime 2 Bike Rack part # Y02599. This rack can go on tire up to a 315 series width or 12.5 inch width. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes...
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  • Will Yakima SpareTire Bike Rack fit Honda 2000 CRV
  • Yes, the Yakima SpareTime 2 Bike Carrier # Y02599 that you referenced will fit your 2000 Honda CRV. I checked with Yakima and it is confirmed to fit. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Swagman Easy-Out Women's and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter # 64005 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment...
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  • Will Bikes Swing and Hit Each Other Loaded on Thule Spare Me Bike Rack on 2012 Toyota RAV4
  • The Thule Spare Me bike rack # TH963PRO includes anti-sway cradles that will prevent the bikes from swinging and hitting each other or your 2012 Toyota RAV4. I have a similar Thule rack with anti-sway cradles and my bikes hardly move at all. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical men's bike would) then I recommend using bike adapter bar # 64005. This will allow you to carry those bikes more level and will provide better...
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  • How to Carry Bikes While Towing Rockwood Freedom Tent Trailer w/ Spare Tire on Rear
  • The Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Carrier you mentioned, part # TH963PRO is not intended nor designed for be used on the rear of the towed trailer or camper. The suspension on a camper isn't as compliant as that of a car, plus the distance between the rear axle and back bumper of a trailer is usually a bit longer that what's found on a passenger vehicle. This means that the bike rack would be subjected to much stronger bouncing and jarring forces than it would if it were installed on a passenger...
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  • Will Adapter Bar Be Needed to Transport Electra Townie Step-Through Bike on Yakima SpareRide
  • Yes, the Yakima SpareRide 2 Bike Rack # Y02599 will work well to carry your Electra Townie step-through-frame bike if you use an adapter bar. Although this rack is designed with closely-spaced arms that reduce the needs for adapter bars with some bikes, step-through frames typically do still need one, such as the high-value # UB01 from Kuat. All such adapters are shown on the linked page. I suggest selecting the shortest one that will fit your bike as this tends to improve its rigidity...
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  • Compatibility of Yakima SpareRide 2 Part # Y02599 with LT285/70R17 Spare Tire on Jeep Wrangler
  • According to our friends at Yakima, the SpareRide 2 will fit spare tires up to 12-1/2 inches thick (which includes your LT285 tires). It will not work with 8 lug spares or spares with the hole pattern diameter greater than 5-1/2 inches. To see installation details are attached.
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  • How To Carry Bikes on a 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with Third Brake Light and Rear Camera
  • The Hollywood Racks SR1 2-Bike Carrier part # HRSR1 will fit your 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara with a 255/75-18 Bridgestone Dueler A/T spare tire however, the third brake light would need to be removed as it would interfere with the rear support bar. If you do not want to remove the third brake light then I recommend the Hollywood Racks SR2 2-Bike Carrier part # HRSR2 however, the back up camera would need to be removed as it would interfere with the mounting bracket for the carrier. If...
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  • Recommended Bike Adapter Bar for Use with Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Spare Tire Rack # TH963PRO
  • Bike adapter bars are not really bike- or rack-specific, but since we do offer several similar items from a number of rack makers your best bet is to choose one that will best fit the distance between your bike's handlebar stem and seat post. These are the two places on the bike where these adapter bars mount. The linked page will let you see all adapter bars we offer, from makers like Thule, Yakima, Kuat and others. In each item's specs we list the size range that each one can fit....
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  • Using Replacement Adapter Plate to Fit Old Thule Spare Me Bike Rack on 2011 Toyota RAV4
  • The old Thule Spare Me 943 isn't compatible with your new RAV 4, as you've already found out. Luckily enough, the replacement # 753-3532 mounting plate for the latest version of the Spare Me # TH963PRO would be compatible with your 2011 RAV 4 and with your older Spare Me bike rack. The plate is all you'll need to get the rack to fit on your new car. I've confirmed this with Thule for you.
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  • How to Carry Two Bikes on Small Camper
  • According to Hollywood Racks, due to all the extra bouncing and jarring the rack would be subjected to it's not recommended that a spare tire rack be used on a towed camper or RV. There would be a good possibility that the rack would eventually fail and cause loss of the bikes while you're running down the road. Which would be very bad. A spare tire on the rear would likely interfere with installing a hitch and using a hitch mounted option, but we do have an alternative that might work...
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  • Original Version of Thule Spare Me Spare Tire Mounted Bike Rack Isn't Fitting on 2007 Toyota RAV4
  • The mounting bracket you show in the photo indicates that you have the original version of the Thule Spare Me, part # TH963, which won't fit on your RAV4 because of the protruding flange on your spare tire mounting plate. The later versions of the Spare Me, TH963XT, TH963XTR and the current version, # TH963PRO provide a redesigned mounting plate that allow the rack to fit.. Thule redesigned that # 753-3532 mounting plate so it will fit your RAV4, so if you get the new mounting plate,...
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  • Will the Hollywood Racks SR1 Fit a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler with 285/70-17 Spare Tire
  • Yes, the Hollywood Racks SR1 2-Bike Carrier part # HRSR1 will fit the 285/70-17 spare tire on your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler as it works with tires up to 15" wide and the 285/70-17 spare tire you have is only 11.2" wide. The u-shaped bar you are referring to is adjustable from 7-3/4" to 13-1/2" which is what allows it to fit different width spare tires. For reference, I have attached a photo of this carrier used on a 265/70-17 spare tire which is only around an 1" smaller in width than...
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  • R Pod 179 Bike Rack Recommendation to Fit Around Spare
  • The Thule SpareMe part # TH963PRO cannot be used at the rear of camper so this would not work for your Rpod. Instead you'd want a bike rack like the Swagman Around the Spare part # S80501 which would work well for you. It attaches to the camper bumper and fits around the spare.
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  • Best Way to Carry Bikes with a 2011 Toyota Rav4
  • The best option I could recommend for you to carry bikes with your 2011 Toyota RAV4 would be to first install a hitch and then use a hitch mounted bike rack. First you will need to start with a hitch, for that I would recommend the Draw Tite Hitch part # 36588. Hitches are great because not only will you be able to carry your bikes, but now you could do some light towing if needed. For a bike rack the most popular rack we carry is the Swagman XTC2 part # S64670. This is a great rack...
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  • Allen Head Bolt That Holds Stem to Back Plate On the Yakima SpareRide Keeps Coming Loose
  • I spoke with Yakima and they do not have the size of the bolt that holds the stem to the back plate on the Yakima SpareRide 2 Bike Rack part # Y02599. I would check to make sure the weld nut inside the back plate is not damaged as this could be causing it to come loose. If it is you can replace it with the Replacement Back Plate for Yakima SpareTime Bike Carrier part # 8880578. If it is not damaged then I would just use some thread locker on the bolt, part # LT37420. If you do want...
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  • Are Bike Rack Arms Removable on Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Carrier # TH963PRO for 2004 Honda CR-V
  • The Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Carrier # TH963PRO has rack arms that fold down vertically and parallel with the back of your 2004 Honda CR-V. However, the arms are not intended for complete separation from the primary bike frame unit. If you are going to be carrying womens or childrens bikes that do not have the horizontal bar at the top of the frame, you will want to use the Thule Bike Adapter Bar # TH982XT. It attaches to the center seat post and to the handlebar post and provides a horizontal...
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