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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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  • 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 12 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will Spare Tire Mounted Bike Rack on 2017 Jeep Rubicon Ruin Tire or Back Up Camera
  • The answer to your question is going to depend on exactly where your camera sits. The Saris # SA999TB bike rack is meant to have the upright snugged up against the sidewalls of the tire for stability. If the camera protrudes out any further than the tire sidewalls, the upright will contact and possibly damage the camera if the camera is centered on the rear of the vehicle. If the camera is centered, a rack that doesn't have a central upright like the Thule Spare Me, part # TH963PRO...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 Down # SR18679 to help keep your front tire...
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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 12" 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-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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 Roadway part # TH912XTR with the Tram adapter part # TH9033. With a hitch installed like the Draw Tite part # 76104 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...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can Rear Door of 2002 Honda CRV Be Opened With Bikes Installed on Rack
  • In Yakima's installation instructions for the SpareRide, they state that opening the tailgate of the vehicle while the bikes are installed on the rack could result in damage to the vehicle. I'd recommend removing the bikes before opening the tailgate. The hinges of the tailgate are typically only rated for the weight of the door and spare tire itself with enough wiggle room to accommodate the approximate 25 lb weight of the bike rack. The portion of the SpareRide rack that the bikes...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What Spare Tire Bike Racks fit a 2012 Jeep Wrangler with a 12-1/2
  • You have the option of purchasing a two or three bike spare tire rack for a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. I recommend looking at a few options, as it changes depending on what you're looking for. A hanging rack like the Hollywood Racks SR2 2-Bike Carrier, part # HRSR2, provides an economical solution for your bike hauling needs. It features a built in rack lock and fits most lug patterns and tires up to 12-1/2" wide like your 12.4" tire. A platform rack such as Saris' Freedom 2 Bike Rack,...
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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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  • 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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  • Replacement Carriage Bolt for the Thule Spare Me 2 on a 2013 Jeep Wrangler
  • It sounds like you're needing the long bolt for the Thule Spare Me 2, part # TH963PRO. That Replacement Carriage Bolt is part # 915-0655-11. As you said, there is no guarantee that the Spare Me 2 is in fact your bike rack, so I can't guarantee that this bolt will be exactly what you need. However, the Spare Me 2 is compatible with the 2013 Jeep Wrangler. So, there's a good chance that that is the rack that you have that this bolt will, therefore, be the one that you need.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bike Rack Solution for 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL
  • The only bike rack solution we are going to be able to offer at this time for a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL with the spare tire mounted light/camera is going to be a hitch solution. You'd need a hitch installed like the etrailer.com hitch part # e98856 and a bike rack with plenty of clearance to fit past the spare like the Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR which would work well.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Troubleshooting Spare Tire Bike Rack Not Fitting Over Jeep Wrangler Spare Tire
  • The Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Rack # TH963PRO that you have can be adjusted further out from behind the spare tire using different size brackets that are included, and it can be adjusted horizontally to account for off-center spare tires, but unfortunately there's not much you can do to adjust it vertically so the arms of the carrier fit over the tire on your Jeep. It sounds like the spare on your Jeep Wrangler is just a tad too large for this particular bike rack. The Spare Me 2 is compatible...
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  • Will Thule Spare Me Bike Rack Fit a 2010 Toyota RAV4 with 235/55-18 Tires
  • Yes, the Thule Spare Me # TH963PRO is listed as a fit for the 2010 Toyota RAV4 with a stock spare tire size. The rack will fit tire widths up to 12.5 inches, your 235 series tires are 9-1/4 inches wide, so it will work great! I have linked a video showing the rack on a 2009 RAV4. 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 # TH982XT. This will allow you to carry...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 12" 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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  • 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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  • Can a Hitch for a Bike Rack be Installed on the Back of a 2014 Rockwood Freedom 2280BH Tent Trailer
  • There are only certain bike racks that are rated for use on the back of a trailer but the Hollywood Racks Traveler # HR9200 is not one of them. The issue is the ride at the back of a trailer is more harsh than at the back of a vehicle and not all bike racks are built to withstand the forces involved. I have included a link to the bike racks that are rated for this application but they top out at 4 bikes. You could install a hitch such as # 13703 which is the most versatile but you would...
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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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  • 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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  • Thule Spare Me Rack on 2010 Rav4 with Back Up Camera
  • I spoke with the folks at Thule regarding the spare tire bike carrier you mentioned. They said the # TH963PRO would actually fit your vehicle, although installing the mounting plate would require the removal of the back-up camera, which you may find too inconvenient to deal with. Another option you may consider would be a hitch, like Curt Class lll, part # 13509 along with a hitch mounted bike carrier. If full access through the cargo door is not important I would recommend either...
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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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  • Why Cant a Spare Tire Bike Rack Be Used on 5th Wheel
  • Because the suspension of a fifth wheel is stiffer than a passenger vehicle, and because the rear overhang (distance between rear axle and rear bumper) is longer than what's found on a passenger vehicle. Because of this, anything mounted on the rear of a fifth wheel will be exposed to much more bouncing and jarring than something installed on rear of a passenger vehicle. Remember how bouncy it was sitting in the back seat of the school bus? Same principle. The spare tire bike racks we...
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  • Spare Tire Mount Bike Racks for a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited with Backup Camera
  • The Hollywood Racks SR1, # HRSR1, fits around the spare tire on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JL) and thus would only block the backup camera when loaded. The same goes for the Malone RunWay # MPG2148. There is a high probability that you could use your swing-away rack with hitch # C13392 or # 76104 assuming you are using the stock spare tire size. On your Jeep the hitch receiver opening will be just about flush with the bumper which will be directly above it with maybe a 1 inch...
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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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  • 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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  • Spare-Tire-Mounted Bike Carriers for 2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport
  • We have lots of options for a spare-tire-mount bike carrier for your 2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport that you can see on the linked page. Among these is the Yakima SpareRide 2 Bike Rack # Y02599, which is a confirmed fit. The SpareRide includes locks for both the rack itself and for your two loaded bikes and it features premium-grade SuperCush anti-sway cradles to gently support your bikes. The SpareRide fits tire widths from 7-11/16 to 12-1/2-inches, but does not fit with spare-tire-mounted...
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  • Spare Tire Bike Rack Compatibility with a 2002 Land Rover Discovery
  • For a spare tire bike rack on your 2002 Land Rover Discovery II we offer the Yakima SpareRide 2 Bike Carrier, item # Y02599, that should work on your vehicle also as long as you do not have a significantly over-sized spare. It will fit a spare tire width from P195 (7.7 inches) to P318 (12.5 inches). You may also need to use a bike adapter bar like the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar, item # Y02531, for alternative frame bicycles.
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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 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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  • 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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  • Availability of Bike Rack For 2012 Toyota RAV4 Without a Trailer Hitch
  • The other ways to carry bikes on your 2012 Toyota RAV4, besides using a hitch, is to use a roof bike rack or to use a spare tire bike rack. If you have a spare tire cover, it would have to be removed to install the bike rack. The spare tire bike rack will not work if your vehicle has a spare tire mounted backup camera installed on it. For a spare tire carrier I would recommend the Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Carrier, part # TH963PRO, or the Yakima SpareRide 2 Bike Carrier, part # Y02599....
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  • Can a Spare Tire Bike Rack be Used on a Travel Trailer
  • The Hollywood Racks SR1 2-Bike Carrier part # HRSR1 will work on tires up to 12" wide. If you can tell me what size spare tire you have on your travel trailer then I would be glad to let you know if it falls within this range although it should because most spare tires for a trailer will not be near this wide. However, this bike rack is not intended for use on spare tires mounted on trailers so I cannot recommend you use this. Instead, you will want to take a look at the attached link...
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  • Yakima SpareRide vs Spare Time Spare Bike Rack Comparison for 2015 Jeep Wrangler
  • The Yakima SpareRide part # Y02599 is basically the next generation of spare tire bike rack from Yakima. They discontinued the SpareTime and replaced it with this. The racks are still pretty similar but the SpareRide got upgraded bike frame cradles that can be adjusted and has zip straps for securing the bikes to the cradles instead of the rubber straps. Also there is an upgraded way fro lowering the arms of the rack that make it a bit easier. I attached a review video for this rack...
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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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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 1999 Honda CR-V That Can Allow Access to Rear Cargo Area
  • If you need to access the rear cargo door area of your 1999 CR-V with bikes loaded I have a solution that will work for that but you can't open the rear door of a vehicle with a spare tire mounted bike rack installed. The hinges of the door aren't rated for the extra which means you could damage them. You'd have to go with a hitch mounted bike rack that can swing out like the SportRack Ridge Swing part # SR2415 which can swing out and away from the rear of a vehicle with bikes loaded...
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  • Spare Tire Mounted Trunk rack Recommendation for a 2005 Toyota RAV4
  • The most economically priced spare tire mounted bike rack we offer that would work well on your 2005 Toyota RAV4 would be the Surco Bike rack part # BT300. For an adapter for your bike frame I would recommend the Swagman Adapter bar part # 64005. This is also the most economically priced adapter bar we offer that actually is easier to use than the other brand adapters.
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  • Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack for a 2012 Toyota RAV4
  • We have a few different spare tire mount bike racks that are confirmed to fit your 2012 Toyota RAV4. You can use the Thule SpareMe, # TH963PRO, and the Saris Freedom, # SA999TB. I have linked video reviews for both racks for you. Out of the options I like the versatility and appearance of the Thule SpareMe the most so I recommend it for your RAV4.
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  • Can Thule Spare Me Bike Carrier Be Mounted On Spare Tire At Rear Of Popup Camper
  • The spare-mount bike racks we offer are not designed to be used on any towed trailer but I do have a solution for you. If you have a 2 inch trailer hitch I recommend a towing bike carrier like the Swagman Original Towing Bike Rack, part # S64675. This attaches to the ball mount in your trailer hitch and allows you to be able to carry up to 4 bikes between the rear of your vehicle and the camper. A longer ball mount is needed for this bike rack. You can check out part # 2736 or part...
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  • Will Yakima SpareRide Spare Tire Mount Bike Carrier Fit a Jeep with 35x12.5 Spare Tire
  • Your 35x12.5 tires are the maximum width size that can be used with the Yakima SpareRide bike carrier # Y02599 (12.5). The carrier mount bolts to the spare tire mount so it would not come off once you have it installed unless you remove the spare tire to remove the carrier. I have included a link to a video review of this carrier for you.
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  • Will Thule Spare Me 2 Spare Tire Bike Carrier Hold Full Suspension Bikes on a 2005 Honda CR-V
  • The Thule Spare Me spare tire mount bike carrier # TH963PRO is a fit for your 2005 Honda CR-V and you can load the full suspension bikes but you will likely need adapter bars such as # 64005 to be able to load them. This is going to be the case with any hanging style bike carrier and bikes with dual suspension. To keep plenty of distance between the bikes and the trailer you might be able to use a longer ball mount if you have a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening....
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  • Thule SpareMe Knob Doesn't Tighten Down All the Way on a 2012 Toyota RAV4 Spare Tire
  • The problem that you are having with the Thule spare tire mount bike rack # TH963PRO is a result of the standoff extensions. If you were not using them the bolt would be able to thread all the way in the mount that attaches to your 2012 Toyota RAV4. But if you are using one of those standoffs the bolt can only thread so far into the standoff since it isn't hollow. You likely do not have to use either standoff. But if you find that you do you can use the best combination of standoffs...
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  • Spare Tire Bike Rack Recommendation for Jeep Wrangler with Offroad Oversize Tire
  • We had a customer come back and say they used the Yakima SpareRide 2 Bike Carrier # Y02599 on a 35x12.50R18 and it worked well for them.
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  • Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack that Can be Mounted Offset on a 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • We have a spare tire mounted bike rack that can be mounted with an offset and that will fit your 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser but the Yakima SpareRide # Y02599 cannot be mounted offset. What I recommend is the Thule Spare Me, # TH963PRO, which will allow you to mount the carrier offset to the right or left. I have linked a video featuring this rack for you.
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