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Recommended 3-Bike Bike Rack for a 2017 Toyota Highlander

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Can you recommend a three bike hitch rack for a 2017 Toyota Highlander with a factory 2inch hitch? Thanks...

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Since you have the OEM hitch for your 2017 Toyota Highlander you will be limited on your bike rack selection because the hitch pin hole is placed much closer to the edge of the receiver than most other hitches have. The reason this is an issue is because not enough of the shank of the bike rack will be in the receiver to secure the bike rack properly.

To carry 3 bikes with your Highlander I recommend going with the Yakima RidgeBack 4 Bike Rack # Y02458. Yakima has created this bike rack with 2 hitch pin holes in the shank to accommodate hitches that have the pin hole too close to the edge of the receiver. This is a great bike rack that can tilt for rear cargo access and fold for extra rear clearance. It also features the anti-sway cradles as well as a built-in anti-rattle SpeedKnob as well. It comes with a hitch lock to secure the bike rack to your receiver and if you want to add a bike lock to secure your bikes you can just add part # Y02466.

If any of your bikes do not have a horizontal top tube like traditional men's bikes do then you might need to use an adapter bar # TH982XT to ensure that the bikes stay level and have proper ground clearance.

I have attached a review video of the bike rack for you to check out as well.

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