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Single Bike Rack That Sits Out the Least From Vehicle for Garage Parking

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I am looking for a hitch mount rack for a single mtn bike that I can leave on RAV4 2021 Limited Hybrid, yet still fit in the garage and shut the door. Many of the racks I have seen extend 2+ ft from center of hitch pin, which wouldnt fit in my garage. Please advise. thank you!

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The single bike rack that sits closest to the vehicle is the Thule Helium # TH64VR. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest part of the rack when it's folded down is 21" but when you unload the bike and fold it up in the stored position that is reduced to 13-1/8".

If you're wanting something a little more cost-effective then check out the Yakima SingleSpeed # Y02481 which sits out 21-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole. This doesn't have a folding feature so that number won't be reduced.

Both are excellent bike rack options with the Helium obviously being the premium due to ease of use. I'm linking review videos of both for you to check out.

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