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Best Ground Clearance Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2009 Honda Odyssey for Bike Rack

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Hi I have 2009 Honda odyssey. I am looking for hitch that is mainly used for carrying bike. I am looking for the hitch is the least obtrusive and least likely to drag coming up the driveway thanks

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The smaller hitch size of 1-1/4 inch would be your best option as it's enough to carry a bike rack, but since it's smaller it would have less of a chance to drag on the ground. For the the Draw Tite part # 36417 is best option. This option is better than the Curt equivalent for your vehicle because it does not require the use of a stabilizer strap when carrying a non-supported load like a bike rack.

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 women's 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.

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