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Can I Add a Third Bike to the 2-Bike Add-On for 2 Bikes # NA22G for My 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC?


Hi there, Can I add a third bike to this rack? I saw this on Kuats website. Do you have this Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Bike Rack Hitch Extender? Which one is similar?


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If you wish to have a third bike position on the 2-bike Add-On for Kuat NV 2.0 # NA22G, you will need to purchase the base rack: the Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes # NV22G. The reason why you need to THE base rack is because the # NA22G is simply an additional accessory that is designed to fit the # NV22G. Unfortunately, it is impossible to use the # NA22G by itself. With the rack and the add-on extension, you will have a total of 4 bike positions on your Kuat NV 2.0.

We do currently carry the Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Extender. The Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks # PVD20B (driver's side) or # PVP20B (passenger's side) is an accessory that is used in addition to the bike rack (with or without the # NA22G) to swing the bike rack away from the rear hitch of the vehicle. This is great for your 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC because the Swing Away Hitch Extender allows you to fully swing the bike rack at either 90 or 120 degrees away from the rear hatch. This is a great function if you do not want to worry about bike or rack interference with unloading/loading cargo into the trunk. It is important to note that any time you use any sort of hitch extender/adapter, you will reduce the total weight capacity of your hitch by 50%.

As far as hitch recommendations for your 2021 Mercedes Benz GLC, the compatibility depends on if you have the coupe-AMG 43, GLC300, SUV-AMG 63, or the SUV excluding AMG 63 sub-model:

- Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit # 76082 (for SUV - excluding AMG 63)
- Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C84ER (for GLC300)
- Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver # SH59MR (for coupe AMG 43)
- Stealth Hitches Hidden Rack Receiver # SH39MR (for SUV AMG 63)

With these hitches, you will need to use the Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away adapter in order for the Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes # NV22G. This is because you will need an extension to clear your rear bumper when using the rack.

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