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Availability of Trailer Hitch for 2011 scion xB RS 8.0

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Do you have a trailer hitch for a 2011 scion xb RS 8.0?

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Due to the center exhaust used on the RS 8.0, I'm sorry to say that the hitches we offer wouldn't work. However, if you were wanting to use the hitch to carry bicycles, we do have a solution that would help you with that.

We have numerous trunk/hatch mounted bike racks that are compatible with your xB. I really like the relative simplicity of the Thule Gateway Pro, part # TH88VR for the 2 bike model or # TH78VR for a 3 bike. Thule is one of the premier bike rack manufacturers, their products are always well designed. The heavy padding on the feet of the rack does a great job of spreading the weight of the rack and the bikes out over a larger portion of the vehicle rather than concentrating it on 4 smaller points that can cause denting.

If you have women's bikes with step through frames or bikes with a steeply angled top tube, you might want to go with a frame adapter bar like # 64005. The bar would span the distance from the seat post to the handlebar gooseneck stem and provide a level attachment point between the rack and the bike so the bikes aren't carried at an angle. This maximizes the ground clearance. Be sure to NOT use the rear wiper with the bike rack in place.

If you click the provided link, you can see a product video featuring the bike rack.

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