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Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Honda HR-V for Carrying Bike Rack


For our new 2017 Honda HR-V, we are trying to decide between the hitches for it We will be using the hitch to hold a Thule bike rack and our bikes... but no towing. Any thoughts or recommendations? Any looking for an installer somewhere in the vicinity of 02864 RI or MA is fine. Thanks.


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For your 2017 Honda HR-V the hitch to use is the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2"
Item # 306-X7322. Reason being this hitch has a 2" receiver opening that will allow you a wider variety of choices for bike racks and does not limit your number of bike being carried. It just requires you to stay at or under the 300-lb tongue weight.

The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Camber 2 part # TH9058. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed up in nearly everyone's top three. Check out the review video I attached for more info.

If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment point. I attached a review video for this product also. This will allow the bikes to be carried more level and will provide more ground clearance.

As far as installation goes, you can call any local shop to get a quote. It should be a very straightforward install for them. It is estimated to take a professional about 1 hour start to finish.

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