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Comparing the Swagman XTC4 and Reese Q-Slot

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I have a 2015 forester with 2inch hitch. I need to carry 4 bikes. Which do you recommend for between the Reese Q and Swagman xtc?

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The Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Rack part # S64665 is a much better bike rack for your 2015 Subaru Forester then the Reese Q-Slot Platform-Style part # PS63138. The XTC4 can accommodate bikes with a longer wheelbase, is physically lighter, and has a lifetime warranty. The largest however selling point of the XTC4 over the Q-Slot is storage. As you can see from the attached photos, the XTC4 can be folded up against the vehicle whereas the Q-Slot folds into itself. This allows for a much easier transport while the bikes are not attached in addition to saving storage space. The XTC4 also comes with both a hitch and bike lock whereas the Q-Slot does not, nor are their any available specific to the rack.

I have attached a review video of the XTC4 on a similar Subaru for you as well.

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