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Recommended Trailer Hitch And Bike Carrier For 1999 Honda CR-V  


do you sell a 2 or 3 , class 3 hitch bike rack that fits on a 1999 honda crv ? will the hitch extend out past the tire.. I need 7 inches from the pin hole past the spare tire to put the bike on?


Expert Reply:

The trailer hitch we offer that has the shortest distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the rear-mounted spare tire on a CR-V is the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # 13314. That measurement is 6-1/2 inches. This is a Class lll hitch and it has a 2 inch receiver opening.

This measurement was taken with a 2000 CR-V, but a word of caution is to make sure you do not have an oversized tire on the back that could affect the clearance you need. I have attached a link to a helpful article that explains how to measure the clearance for a bike rack you can check out.

Per the Curt warranty requirements, all non-trailer loads (bike racks, cargo carriers, etc) must be supported by stabilizing straps, like part # 18050, which is sold separately.

I recommend a hanging bike carrier like part # C18064. This bike carrier is made of strong steel to support up to 4 bicycles and measures 10 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the upright bar. This bike rack also has a tilting feature when empty that allows you rear cargo area access.

If you are planning on carrying bikes with alternative frames like kids bikes or women's bikes I recommend using an adapter bar like part # 64005. This attaches between the seat post and the handlebar stem and allows the bike to be carried more level in the carrier while providing additional ground clearance. I have attached a product review video for this adapter bar.

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Jeffrey L

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