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How To Carry 1 Electric Bike And 1 Regular Bike On A 2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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I have a 2020 Toyota Camry hybrid. I want to carry an e-bike and a regular bike. I have been told conflicting info on whether that is possible. Can you help me with this

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Yes you can carry an electric bike and regular bike on your 2021 Toyota Camry, but it does depend on a few things. You first need a trailer hitch receiver if you do not already have one.

There are two options for your vehicle and they are the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class I - 1-1/4" # C11576 and the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver Class II - 1-1/4" # 36643. The Curt has a max tongue weight of 200lbs while the Draw-Tite has a max tongue weight of 350lbs and for that reason I recommend the Draw-Tite # 36643 so that you can add more weight. Also, the Draw-Tite is Class 2 which allows for more accessories to be installed compared to the Class 1 Curt receiver which will limit what accessories you can mount. Keep in mind you don't want to exceed your vehicle's towing capacity which is found in the owner's manual.

For a bike rack I would look into the Saris Freedom Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches # SA4412B. This fits Class 2 1-1/4" hitch receivers like the Draw-Tite receiver mentioned above, but only fits Class 1 hitch receivers like the Curt receiver at a reduced capacity (35 pounds per bike). The Saris Freedom secures the bikes by the frame, making it compatible with bikes that have fenders or baskets. It has a weight capacity of 60lbs per bike and the tire trays allow up to 2-1/4" wide tires. If you have wider tires, then you will want to add Fat Tire Adapter Kit # SA4419 which can hold up to 5" wide tires.

I have attached demonstration videos for you to check out.

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