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Recommended Bike Rack for GenZe E-Bikes Compatible with 2009 Toyota RAV4  

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I am looking for bike rack for 2 genze ebikes 50 lbs each that can fit on a 2009 rav4 that has a spare tire mounted on the back. I would love to mount directly to the spare tire, but I dont believe there are any spare tire mounts with such a large capacity, so I anticipate mounting to a 2inch hitch. The Rav4 hatch opens from the side and so ideally the bike rack would fold down so that the door could still be used.

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I have a solution for you, and you're correct that there would not be a spare tire mounted rack that would allow you to carry heavy e-bikes like your GenZe's. Additionally, because the hatch on your 2009 Toyota RAV4 swings open from the side, you won't be able to just use a typical tilting platform rack to carry your bikes.

With all of that said, you'll need to start by using the Yakima Back Swing # Y02483, which will allow you to remove the bike rack away from the rear of the vehicle and allow you to access the rear cargo area. To carry the bikes, I recommend using the Hollywood Racks SportRider SE # HLY84FR which is designed to carry heavy e-bikes and is a platform design that allows you a rack that is easy to load your bikes onto. This would be the best setup for use with your swing away cargo hatch on the 2009 RAV4.

I've linked some review videos of these parts for you to have a look at, as well.

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