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Bike Rack Secured with Standard 5/8 Inch Hitch Pin


Can I use a 5/8 hitch pin to secure this rack to my 2 hitch? If not, what bike rack has this feature? I do not want to drill a hole in the bike rack to fit my hitch pin, unless I need to. Ive found the same issue with Thule racks also. Seems to be a common complaint, from what I have been reading. Thanks!


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The Yakima DoubleDown, part # Y02424 cannot be used with a standard hitch pin. Yakima uses a threaded bolt to secure the shank of the DoubleDown into the receiver. When this bolt is drawn tight, it forces the shank of the bike rack up against the side of the receiver eliminating any rattling around that a rack secured by a standard hitch would experience.

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