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Comparing the Thule Hitching Post Pro, Thule Camber, and the Yakima DoubleDown


Trying to figure out the difference between the two and if work buying the Camber 4. Is the Camber 4 a new version as I do not see the Hitching Post on their website. Did Camber 4 replace it? Also trying to compare to Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4?


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The Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR is an exclusive bike rack that Thule only makes available for certain retailers like our self which is why you do not see it listed on their site. The Thule Camber 4 Bike Rack part # TH9056 is a new model but it is not a new design of the Hitching Post Pro as they are different bike racks all together.

When comparing the Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR, the Thule Camber 4 Bike Rack part # TH9056, and the Yakima DoubleDown 4 Bike Rack part # Y02424 they all have the same core features (anti-sway cradles, 1-1/4"/2" compatibility, tilting mechanism) however, the two Thule options are Class I rated which means they can be used on all 1-1/4" trailer hitch receivers whereas the Yakima option can only be used on class II 1-1/4" trailer hitch receivers. The Thule options are both rated for use on a motor home whereas the Yakima option is not. This may not be a feature that you need but it is also a sign of their quality because bike racks used on a motor home typically experience more abuse. The Thule options are both made in the USA whereas the Yakima option is not.

When comparing the Camber to the Hitching Post Pro, the Camber is lighter (34 lbs) and the tilting mechanism is easier to use so this is what I recommended.

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