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Will the Hollywood Racks SR1 2-Bike Carrier # HRSR1 fit a 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser with Backup Camera

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I have a 2009 FJ Cruiser with a backup camera. I really want to find a bike rack that wont impede me opening my back door. The swing arm racks are too expensive for my range. I thought this rack would be perfect because it seems to mount on and around the spare tire instead of through it. But in another question/answer it says that it still wont work. Can you please tell me why? And do you have any advice on a different rack that would meet my needs?

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The Hollywood Racks SR1 2-Bike Carrier # HRSR1 should work just fine on your 2013 FJ Cruiser with a backup camera. It will fit around the wheel and would not interfere with the camera aside from its view being mostly blocked by your bikes.

On an FJ forum there was a guy who removed the camera and mounted it to the bike rack frame so that the camera would be use-able with bikes loaded.

Also, I do not recommend you have your bikes loaded on the rack while you open and close the rear hatch of your vehicle. The added weight will be hard on your door hinges and could cause premature failure.

If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Hollywood Racks Bike Frame Adapter Bar # HRBA-PRO to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment point. This will allow the bikes to be carried more level and will provide more ground clearance.

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