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2 Bike Platform Rack Carrier Dimensions For Use With a 2018 Subaru Forester

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On a 2018 Subaru Forester with the CU64FR, does the Thule T2 Pro XTR 2 bike or Kuat NV 2.0 or Base NV 2.0 fit properly? Clearances to vehicle? Is there another you would recommend that might be less expensive?

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With the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # CU64FR on your 2018 Subaru Forester you will have approximately 2" from the hitch pin center hole to the farthest point on your rear bumper.

The Thule T2 Pro XTR Bike Rack # TH83JV has the following measurements.
Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
Closest part of rack when folded down: 7"
Closest part of rack when folded up: 5"
Farthest part of rack when folded down: 41-1/2"
Farthest part of rack when folded up: 20-1/2"

The Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack # NV22B has the following measurements.
Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
Closest part of rack when folded down: 10-1/2"
Closest part of rack when folded up: 7"
Farthest part of rack when folded down: 33"
Farthest part of rack when folded up: 18-1/2"

The Kuat NV 2.0 Base Bike Rack # BA22B has the following measurements.
Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
Closest part of rack when folded down: 11-3/4"
Closest part of rack when folded up: 6-5/8"
Farthest part of rack when folded down: 35-3/8"
Farthest part of rack when folded up: 17-7/8"

All of these racks will clear the rear bumper on your Subaru when folded up or down and are capable of supporting 2 bikes up to 60lbs each. If you intend to use light bikes I recommend the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack # SH22B as it has a lot of the same great features of the other Kuat racks and supports 2 bikes up to 40lbs each.

The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack # SH22B has the following dimensions.
Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
Closest part of carrier when folded down: 11"
Closest part of carrier when folded up: 7-1/2"
Farthest edge of carrier when folded down: 34-3/8"

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