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Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Carrier for a 2015 Subaru Forester with Factory Trailer Hitch

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Does this rack work with 2015 Subaru Forester OEM hitch? The hole for the pin is only about 1inch from edge of hitch, which seems unusually close. I cant tell from measurements. Subaru dealer insists it should work.

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The Thule Helium Aero, # TH9043PRO, would fit the OEM Subaru hitch on your 2015 Forester but I do not recommend it. The issue is that the pin hole you mentioned is so close to the end of the receiver that the shank of most bike carriers would not stick into the receiver far enough to be all that safe.

I recommend taking a look at the Kuat Beta, # B202-114. It is also an aluminum rack and weighs just 12-1/2 pounds! I have included a link to a video for you.

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