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Will Kuat Transfer Bike Rack Allow Rear Hitch to Open on 2018 GMC Yukon

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Do you know if my hatch will open clearance wise when the bike rack is in the tilt back position with bikes mounted? Another unit I tried the bike pedal blocked the tailgate. 2018 GMC Yukon SLT

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While we have not tested the Kuat Transfer V2 Bike Platform Rack # KU74FR on a 2018 GMC Yukon, it is unlikely to allow the hatch of your Yukon to open when tilted with the on because it is one of the racks with the least amount of bumper clearance.

We did test fit two racks that will likely allow you to open the hatch on your '18 GMC Yukon when they are tilted with the bikes on, though of course that will depend on how wide your bikes are.

I have added links to videos of the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Rack # NV22B (Black) and # NV22G (Gunmetal Gray). We test fit these bike racks on a 2016 GMC Yukon, which is the same generation as your 2018, and each of them allowed the rear hatch to open when they were tilted with the bikes on. These tests were with narrower bikes so keep in mind it does not absolutely guarantee they will allow your hatch to open, and I recommend watching the video to help decide which of these racks will be the best option for you.

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