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Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2015 Honda Accord Sedan

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Hello I like your curt product for honda accord sedan 2015 however, my current bike rack has a 2inch receiver typically used on our GMC acadia. do you have the same model for 2inch if not would you recommend C11681 with a converter piece to allow for 2inch receiver? Would this cause excess sway or strain on the car? I would be carrying 2 road bikes for the most part.

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All of the trailer hitches for your 2015 Honda Accord are going to be Class I hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers so you would not be able to use a 2 inch bike rack. You could use an adapter but that will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent (from 200 pounds down to 100 pounds) and put additional stress on the hitch and vehicle.

Also, Class I trailer hitches can only support up to 2 bikes maximum. Even if the bike rack used is Class I compatible and can hold more than 2 bikes, you are still limited to 2 bikes on the Class I hitch.

I do not recommend the Curt hitch but would instead go with the Draw-Tite hitch # 24899. The Curt hitch is going to require a stabilization strap when used with a bike rack for the Curt warranty requirements. The Draw-Tite hitch does not have that requirement.

For a great Class I compatible bike rack that will fit both Class I and II 1-1/4 inch hitches AND 2 inch trailer hitches, and that holds up to 4 bikes (still limited to 2 on the Class I though) I recommend the Swagman Trailhead, # S63380. I have linked a video review of this bike rack for you.

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