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Is Dual Receiver Adapter Available for Draw-Tite # 24899 Class I Hitch on 2010 Honda Accord

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I purchased the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4inch - Honda Odyssey, 2014 # 36417. And I would like to attach both my small vacation trailer as well as my Thule bike rack to it. All the dual receivers I see are for 2inch hitches. Do you have a 1-1/4. If not could I combine the 80304 adapter with something like a D192?

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Thank you for your purchases from etrailer. According to my research the hitch you purchased is not the Draw-Tite Class II unit # 36417 but actually the Class I hitch # 24899. A Class I hitch is a light-duty hitch that has the capacity to transport only 2 bikes, even if the bike carrier can hold more than 2. (You might refer to the linked article on hitch classes.) The bike rack you bought, the excellent Thule Apex 4 Bike Carrier # TH9025, will fit your Class I hitch but you cannot transport more than 2 bikes on it due to the hitch and vehicle weight limitations.

You cannot use adapters in your application to give you both towing and bike rack capabilities with the Class I hitch. Any adapter such as the # D-192 will have the unavoidable effect of reducing your hitch's capacity by 50-percent. Note that such adapters are not even offered for 1-1/4-inch hitches; the # D-192 fits only 2-inch hitches and only Class I hitches are offered for your vehicle.

I suggest also that you refer to your owner's manual for any guidance or restrictions related to towing capacity. I was not able to confirm a tow rating for any versions of the 2010 Accord but your manual will confirm whether it is safe to tow anything with your vehicle.

If you can tow with this car according to Honda, you will be limited to just towing with your Class I hitch. Bikes will have to be carried on roof-mount bike racks. I will be glad to suggest a roof rack and roof-mount bike carriers if you wish to confirm the version of the Accord that you have and the nature of its roof.

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