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Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack that Allows the Rear Hatch to Open on a 2016 Chevy Traverse

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Would the TH9043 be a good access to my 2016 Chevy Traverse ? I have 2 bikes and I like the way the TH9043 adjust back so I can get access to the back of the vehicle. In other words would the TH9043 be the answer to my trailer hitch bike needs ? Thanks

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Most bike racks that tilt down are not rated to do so with the bikes loaded. You would have to unload the bikes from the Thule Helium # TH9043PRO to be able to tilt it down and even then some times it isn't enough to open the hatch on some vehicles. The tilting racks that generally allow you to keep bikes loaded are the platform style that hold the wheels tight to the carrier.

What I recommend, instead, is a swinging rack like the Yakima FullSwing # Y02465. Instead of tilting, this 4-bike rack swings to the side, with the bikes on it, to completely get out of your way so that you will have full access to the back of your vehicle. Check out the video of this rack that is attached for you.

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