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2 Inch Hitch Needed to Carry 2 65-lb E-Bikes on 2015 Honda Accord

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Hello, I am exploring options on a trailer hitch for a 2015 Honda Accord. The purpose will be to transport two 80lb e-bikes. I have a bike rack picked out, the R Titan DUAL MOTORCYCLE & DIRTBIKE CARRIER 1,000 LB CAPACITY W/ RAMP, part 32201. All I have seen for 2015 Accord is 1-1/4 hitches with max tongue weight of 200. That wont work for my application. Are there any other options?

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Unfortunately, our manufacturers don't offer a 2 inch hitch for your 2015 Honda Accord.

If you can remove the battery packs and somehow get the weight of the bikes down to 65lbs each or less, we have a solution that would work for you.

You'd first need a Class I hitch like the # C11681 which has a 200 lb tongue weight capacity. For a rack, the Thule EasyFold, part # TH903202 can accommodate 2 bikes weighing up to 65 lbs each with tires up to 3 inches wide. For tires up to 4-11/16 inches wide, you can add the # TH985101 fat tire strap kit. You'll need one kit per bike.

Unlike most e-bike racks, the EasyFold can accommodate bikes with fenders, and is compatible with a 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver tube. This is the highest capacity rack we offer that's compatible with a Class I 1-1/4 inch receiver. The rack also features an integral loading ramp, a locking anti-rattle hitch pin and locking clamps that hold the bike in place to the rack. The rack has built-in rollers that makes it easy to transport the rack from its storage spot to the rear of the vehicle. The rack is fairly light at 45 lbs, so if you can get the weight of the bikes down to 65 lbs or less each, the combined weight of the bikes and rack will come in under the 200 lb tongue weight capacity of the # C11681 hitch.

I'll link to a demonstration video for the Thule EasyFold bike rack and an install video for the Curt # C11681 hitch.

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