Compatibility of Inno INH120 Tire Hold Bike Rack with Class I Trailer Hitch on 2020 Kia Soul

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Can I use the 2-bike rack INH120 on a 1.25” hitch, Class I Draw-Tite Sportframe #24985?

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Although we do offer Class I compatible bike racks that would work with the Draw-Tite # 24985, I'm sorry to say that the Inno # INH120 Tire Hold isn't one of them. A Class I hitch has a stop welded into it that will prevent the longer shank of a Class II only rated accessory from being slid in far enough for the hitch pin holes to align. This is done to prevent higher rated Class II accessories from being used in the lower rated Class I.

The Kuat Transfer, part # TS02G can handle two bikes with wheelbases up to 47 inches and can handle bikes weighing up to 45 lbs apiece. The # PTSCLK12 lock kit is sold separately, but the rack can tilt rearward with the bikes in place to allow access to the rear of the vehicle. Probably the nicest feature is the unique u-shaped design that allows you to step closer to the rear of the vehicle so it's easier to load and unload the bike closest to the vehicle.

If you need something with more capacity, the RockyMounts MonoRail, part # RKY10003 has a 60 lb per bike capacity, and is compatible with a Class I hitch. The rack both folds up against the rear of the car for more clearance once the bikes or removed and will also tilt rearward for easier access to the cargo area. A hitch lock and a cable lock is included in the price of the rack. As you can see from looking at the product reviews, this rack is highly rated by our customers.

I've linked you to product demonstration videos for both racks I recommended.

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