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Clearance Dimensions for Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack BA22B

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Want to confirm if this Kuat NV 2.0 or NV Base 4 bike rack will have clearance between rack down, without bikes and tailgate, when tailgate on my 2010 Tacoma is open / down. Also, confirming clearance between glass on canopy and handlebar when my bike is mounted in position #1, i.e closest position to vehicle. Handlebar width 32 bars sit 16inch beyond wheel cradle, assuming bike is vertical on rack. Thanks

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On the Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack # BA22B the horizontal distance from the hitch pin hole to the center of the nearest bike rail is approximately 14-3/8-inches. The height of the unloaded rack when folded down is 11-7/8-inches relative to the center of the hitch pin hole.

Please refer to the linked Kuat diagram which shows these dimensions.

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Ian W.

Is the 11 7/8" to the top of accesories to the center of the pin hitch? I have a Ford Econoline van and need a 4 bike rack, the clearance I have between my two 30" swing out doors and the center pin hitch is just over 12". If swung down, would I get this clearance to open the doors?

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Reply from Chris R.

The 11-7/8" height is indeed taken from the center of the hitch pin hole. If the bottom of your rear doors sit 12" above the hitch pin hole, it'll JUST fit below them.

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