How to Use a 1-1/4 Inch Bike Rack with a 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
As I don't expect to use the hitch other than for my bike rack I will order the C12100. The only question I have is the installation of C13144 and the C12100 comparable in time and difficulty?
asked by: Tom
Helpful Expert Reply:
The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13144 which is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Subaru Forester will work with a bike rack that has a 1-1/4" shank but you will need to use a reducer like part # HT02. Most bike racks come with an adapter to use a 1-1/4" shank inside a 2" trailer hitch so if you can tell me what bike rack you have I would be glad to see if we have one for you. The bike rack specific adapter will have less movement than the part # HT02 but it will still work for you regardless.
You can also use the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12100 which is also a confirmed fit for your 2017 Subaru Forester but has a 1-1/4" receiver tube opening and will not require an adapter to work with your bike rack. You will however limit your towing capacity with this hitch should you ever decide to tow a trailer.
I have attached an install video on both hitches for you as well.
Products Referenced in This Question
- Trailer Hitch
- Custom Fit Hitch
- Class II
- 350 lbs TW
- 3500 lbs GTW
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