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Will the Thule Spare Me Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2009 Toyota RAV4


I was going to buy one of these Bike Carriers off Craigslist, but when I went to look at the bike rack the adapter plate did not fit my 2009 Rav4. On the 2009 there is a metal tire rest support the protrudes and the adapter plate will not install flush. I have read that people have to cut this metal support piece off. Have you heard of any other adapter plate that Thule may have that would support this Rav4 Model?


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The Spare Me bike rack that you looked at must have been an older model. The newer versions, like # TH963PRO, will fit the 2009 Toyota RAV4.

You would need to use the new mounting plate, # 753-3532, to get an old version of the Spare Me to fit. I have also included a link to the instructions for you to view.

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