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Trailer Hitch Receiver and Bike Rack for 2017 Chevrolet Volt

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Ive got a 2017 Volt, and want to have hitch mounted for bike rack. The Draw-Tite Class 1 Sport Frame Receiver Hitch sounds like what I would like, and work on Volt, but worried about trimming fascia. How much trimming is required? Thank you.

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The Draw-Tite Sportframe # 24947 is confirmed to fit your 2017 Chevrolet Volt. There isn't a lot of trimming to the fascia. A 5-1/2 inch by 3-3/4 inch retangular hole will need to be cut into the underbody panel. See the picture I attached from the install instructions. I've also attached to link to the instructions for you.

For a hitch mounted bike rack you're gonig to want something that is light so it doesn't take up all the weight your Volt will support. One suggestion is the Kuat Beta # B202-114 which only weighs 12.6 pounds but can carry up to 80 pounds. This is a hanging rack that will hold the bikes by the horizontal top cross tube. If you're going to be carrying a women's or children's bike that doesn't have that straight tube you may need an adapter bar like the Kuat Ubar Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01. This will create a way to carry the bikes level on the Beta.

I've included a video of the rack as well as the adapter bar for you to take a look at.

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