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Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2015 Honda Odyssey That Will Allow Fitment Of 4-Bike Rack

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Hello, please i cannot decide which hitch to purchase. I want hidden one, for cleaner look. I have Honda odyssey 2015. Two hitches i am considering are Eco hitch 306-X7253 and 76025 draw-tite. Little difference i noticed is just 1/2 inch better clearance for Eco-hitch. But Draw-tite have better tongue weight which might bee good point for carrying 4 mountain bikes, if i am understanding correct what is tongue weight for. What i am not sure is that Draw-tite sticking less on the back about 1 1/2 inch which i am not sure if it is enough for this bike rack. What i am worry is that space for first mountain bike close to the window will be too tight hitting the window. 1and 1/2 inch could make difference but i couldnt find how long is the bike rack main bar length that goes into hitch. Please, can you guys give me any opinion or help? Thank you very much.

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Regarding the Hollywood Racks Destination Bike Rack for 4 Bikes # HR4000, the closest part of the rack to the hitch receiver pin hole is 6" when folded up and not in use, and 8" when folded down for bikes to be loaded. We can compare these measurements to the two hidden hitch receivers you were looking into.

The EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7253 has a distance of about 4" from the hitch pin hole to the back of the Honda Odyssey, while the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76025 has a distance of about 6" from the hitch pin hole to the back of the Honda Odyssey. This being said, the safer option is the EcoHitch # 306-X7253 since it offers 2" extra clearance for a bike rack. Since the closest point of the Hollywood Racks Destination measures 8" from the hitch pin hole when folded down, you should have about 4" of clearance between the rear bumper and the closest part of the bike rack.

I attached demonstration videos for you to check out.

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