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Will the Yakima RidgeBack Bike Carrier Fit a Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek


I wanted to know if this will work with the Curt Trailer Hitch for the Subaru XV Crosstrek, 2014. I have read the reviews for both and believe it will, but wanted to ask before purchasing anything.


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Technically, yes, the Yakima RidgeBack, # Y02457, will fit the Curt trailer hitches available for the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek. But there are 2 hitches for the vehicle: # C13135 is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening. Hitch # C11286 is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening.

The Yakima rack will fit both but it is made for Class II and III hitches, not Class I hitches.

If you have a Class I hitch I recommend a different rack such as the Trailhead, # S63360.

If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical mens bike would) then I recommend using bike adapter bar # 64005. This will allow you to carry those bikes more level and will provide better ground clearance. I have to use these adapters and without them my wifes bike would be at a severe angle and I would not be able to load my sons bike at all.

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