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Trunk Mount Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying 3 Bikes on 2015 Honda Odyssey

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Can you tell me what the best truck mounted bike rack is for 2015 Honda Odyssey?

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The best trunk mounted bike rack we offer for a 2015 Odyssey and my personal favorite is the Hollywood Racks Over the Top rack, part # HRF2-3.

This rack is specifically designed for minivans and SUV's that have a lip spoiler at the top of the hatch. The top of the rack reaches over and around the spoiler, so it isn't damaged by the weight of the rack and the bikes. The Thule Passage # TH911XT lacks that feature, which is why it's not recommended for your Odyssey . The # HRF2-3 rack works very well, but the primary drawback is that you cannot use the rear hatch with the rack in place, and it takes a couple of minutes to install and remove until you get really familiar with the process. Because folks with minivans are typically in and out of the rear of the van constantly, this might not be the best choice for you.

Let me give you a little food for thought- A hitch such as the Curt Class II # C12031 and a 3 bike rack like the Swagman Trailhead # S63365 will cost a little more, but will be much more convenient. A hitch also makes a fine attachment point for accessories like a cargo carrier such as # 63154 to free up interior room when your traveling. The bike rack can fold rearward when the bikes are removed and would allow access to the rear of the cargo area. Just something to think about.

I've linked to some demonstration videos for some of the product mentioned above.

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