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Is There a Low Profile Bike Rack That Allows Tailgate To Fold Down

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What rack has the lowest profile. I need the dimension from the lowest point on the rack bottom of trailer hitch to the highest point what it is in the carry position. Kuat transfer is too tall for me to lower the tailgate on my truck with the rack installed.

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I do have an option for you but most bike racks have a built-in rise for ground clearance on cars so they won't be great for allowing you to fold down the tailgate on a truck even with the rack folded. That said, they do offer swing-away racks or swing-away adapters which will allow you to get in the truck bed without removing the rack. The RockyMounts BackStage Bike Rack part # RKY10002 is a great option with built-in swing-away adapter or you can go with a different bike rack of your choosing (see list attached) and simply add the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender part # Y02483.

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