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Recommended Trailer Hitch And Bike Carrier For Fat Bikes On 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

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not hauling a trailer but installing a bike rack to hold 2 Fatt bikes. Have this been done, what size stem do I need to have for the bike rack, This isnt a Malibu but its the rack I am getting.

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It sounds like you are looking for a trailer hitch for your 2003 Malibu to carry a bike rack.

The trailer hitch I recommend for your Malibu is the Draw-Tite trailer hitch, part # 36233. This is a Class ll hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening.

When you are choosing a bike rack you want to make sure that it will have enough clearance at the rear of your vehicle. I have attached a helpful article that explains how you take measurements to make sure you can attach a bike carrier.

Thanks for the photo of the bike carrier you are interested in. We do offer platform-style bike carriers that can carry fat bikes. The bike rack I recommend is the Hollywood Racks trail Rider, HR200Z-FB. This bike carrier will fit the 1-1/4 inch hitch I recommended and has a 90-lb weight capacity. The carrier itself weighs about 35 lbs. This rack has 11-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the wheel hoop.

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