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Available 3-Bike Rack Options for 2010 Toyota Highlander

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Will this Thule Outway 3 fit the 2010 Toyota Highlander? I need a rack and do not have a trailer hitch installed.

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Due to the fact that the support hooks would need to attach directly to the glass in the rear tailgate, none of our bike rack manufacturers recommend using a trunk mount rack on your vehicle. The glass lacks the strength to support the weight of the bikes and the carrier, and could shatter unexpectedly.

This leaves a roof mount or a hitch mount option.

If you have a bare roof, Rhino Rack the Vortex Aero Roof Rack that could be constructed using # RRVA137S-2 54 inch crossbars, the # RRRLKVA roof rack feet and the # DK138 vehicle specific clamp kit.

A hitch mounted option using the Draw-Tite Class III receiver, part # 75726 in conjunction with a roof mounted bike rack would be your best bet. The hitch would also come in handy if you should need to tow a trailer or use a cargo carrier in the future. The Swagman Trailhead, part # S63365 is a good relatively inexpensive choice.

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