Trailer Hitch and Bike rack Recommendations for a 2005 Kia Amanti

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I am interested in purchasing a bike rack and trailer hitch for my 2005 Kia Amanti. What would be a good, safe trailer hitch along with bick rack to purchase with this vehicle? Any suggestions and why?

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For a trailer hitch for your 2005 Kia Amanti I recommend the Curt # C11450. This is a Class I hitch and has a limitation of supporting only 2 bikes on a bike rack and must be compatible with Class I bike racks. Please note that Curt requires the use of their Stabilizing strap # 18050 for all non trailer loads, such as a bike rack.

Our most popular Class I compatible 2 bike rack is the Swagman XTC-2, # S64670. This is a platform style bike rack. The benefit is that it can carry a wide variety of bike styles, it is easy to load compared to hanging bike racks, and the bike is secured at the wheels and frame. I have included some informational links to this bike rack for you.

For a hanging bike rack a great option is the Swagman Trailhead 2 # 63360. This rack will also carry 2 bikes. But you may want to consider using an adapter bar like the Swagman Easy Out # 64005 for transporting women's, children's and alternative frame bikes.

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