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Parts Needed to Use the Thule Helium Aero 3 Bike Rack on a 2012 Honda CR-V

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Will this rack fit the new 2012 CRV? What parts will I need for mounting hitch? Do I need a light kit for the hitch? Thank you

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The Thule Helium Aero 3 Bike Rack, # TH9043PRO, will work great on your 2012 Honda CR-V. This is one of our most popular bike racks among our Honda customers. If you plan on carrying any womens or childrens bikes, then I would recommend getting the Thule Bike Adapter Bar, # TH982, to carry the bikes safely.

For a Trailer Hitch, I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Hitch, # 75742. This hitch comes with all of the necessary mounting hardware and has the highest rated tongue weight capacity of all of our hitches for your vehicle.

The main purpose for adding a wiring kit is for towing. The bike rack will not require a wiring kit to function. It would be a good idea to get a wiring kit like the Tow Ready Wiring Harness, # 119250KIT, if you plan on doing any towing. You will also want the Ball Mount Bag, # EBMK4, which includes a ball mount, pin and clip and 2 inch and 1-7/8 inch hitch balls.

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