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Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Hitch Mount Bike Rack on 2007 Lexus GX 470

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Hey All, Im impressed with your website!!! Questions are: 1 what hitch style bike rack do you recommend for a 2007 Lexus GX470 that will hold 2 mountain bikes and provide the best theft prevention of the bikes? 2 What theft prevention is there for for someone stealing the entire bike rack from the hitch? My 2007 Lexus GX470 rear door swings horizontal not up and down like a hatchback door. So, I want a hitch mount bike rack that allows me to open the back door while bikes are mounted on the rack. I want a rack that holds 2 heavy mountain bikes. I want a hitch that not only is worry free from someone stealing the bikes off the rack, but also a hitch mount bike rack that is worry free from someone stealing the entire rack itself right off the car by just taking the entire rack out of the hitch. What are my options? Thanks so much!!!

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For a trailer hitch receiver I suggest the Draw-Tite Max-Frame, part # 75155. This hitch is a 2 inch receiver opening Class III that is compatibel with your 2007 Lexus GX 470. I've attached an installation video on a 2004 that might be helpful to you.

The best bike rack for you is the RockyMounts BackStage, part # RKY10002. It's a platfrom rack that swings away from the rear of the vehicle giving you complete access to the rear cargo area. It also includes a cable lock to protect the bikes and a hitch lock to keep anyone from taking the entire rack from the hitch.

The BackStage will have no issues with your mountain bikes. It can handle up to 60 pound bikes with up to 5 inch wide fat tires. I've linked a video for you to check out.

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