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Does Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2019 Chevy Impala Require Support Strap for Bike Rack

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Going to have a Curt hitch attached to my 2019 Chevrolet Impala. Is it recommended to have this strap attached to my car for a platform bike rack? Does it affect the warranty on Curt hitches? Thank you

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Good question; the Curt Stabilizing Support Strap # 18050 is recommended by Curt, but is not required when using a bike rack on your 2019 Chevy Impala with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12115.

It will not affect the warranty on the Curt hitch if you choose not to use the strap. There was a time when this was the case for the majority of Curt hitches, but that has changed so the straps are no longer required, just recommended. It never hurts to use a strap to optimize stability but it is not a necessity.

For a platform bike rack that will work with the 1-1/4 inch, Class II Curt hitch on your '19 Impala I recommend checking out the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack # S64650 (budget-friendly option), Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2-Bike Rack # HR200Z (mid-tier option).

I have added links to video reviews for you to check out, including an install of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12115.

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