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Thule Hitching Post or Thule Camber on 2006 Honda CR-V?  

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Hi, Im close to buying a Thule Hitching Post Pro as my 4-bike rack for my 2005 Front Wheel Drive Honda CRV. Ive seen your review of it online, and seems like a good fit. Ive got an appointment with Uhaul to have a hitch installed. My only doubt is whether the Thule Camber might also work well. It seems like the main benefit is that it is a much lighter rack. Easier to maneuver. But does the clearance work with the spare tire on the 2005 Honda CRV? Would the door open as wide or wider? in comparison with the Hitching Post. Which of these two racks is most likely to work on a variety of cars, since my 2005 Honda is not gonna last forever. Thanks for any advice. Also, what lock would be best for each of these racks, to secure the rack to the hitch? Many thanks,

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Looks like you really did your research! I attached two videos below of video reviews of both bike racks on the same 2018 Honda CR-V to help you compare the bike racks.

While I usually recommend the Camber # TH9056 between the two because it is lighter and easier to use, when it comes to clearance, it's the Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR that wins. In the video, you can see how there's 9-1/2" of clearance between the bumper and the closest bar on the carrier and then another two inches to the upright bar. If you're worried about future spare tire clearance, the Hitching Post Pro will give you more room to work with.

As for a lock, the Thule Snug Tite # THSTL2 is a fit for both bike racks. You can pick up a Thule cable lock as well # TH538XT if you want to secure your bikes themselves.

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