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Compatibility of etrailer Brand e98882 Locking Hitch Pin with Yakima Bike Racks

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Im thinking of buying your etrailer hitch e98902. If I want to install a bike carrier like a Yakima tilt-away, would it make sense to purchase a locking pin Item # e98882? Id like to secure the rack to the hitch to deter theft.

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For starters, the etrailer brand # e98902 hitch is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Mazda CX-5.

Which Yakima rack were you interested in?

Most Yakima bike racks such as the # Y02458 RidgeBack 4 bike rack feature locking hitch pins that are actually integrated into the rack that also serve an anti-rattle function to keep the rack stationary in the receiver tube. Because of that, the # e98882 locking hitch pin wouldn't be needed.

I've linked to an install video for the hitch you mentioned as well as to a demonstration video for the Yakima RidgeBack bike rack.

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