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Recommended Roof Rack Mounted Bike Carrier For 2005 Toyota RAV4

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what is best and easier bike roof attachments for 2 bikes on our roof rack on my rava 4 2005.? we dont want something we cant reach as we are in our 60s.

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We have a couple of roof racks I would recommend for your 2005 Toyota RAV4.

The first bike rack I recommend is the Rhino-Rack MountainTrail Rooftop Bike Carrier, part # RBC035. This is a for-mounted carrier that features a quick-release 9 mm skewer that secures the front wheel fork to the carrier. The sliding rear wheel holder will accommodate different length bikes. I have attached a link to a product review video for this carrier you can check out.

You may be interested in a spare tire mounted rack like the Thule Spare Me 2-Bike Carrier, part # TH963PRO. This carrier mounts on the spare tire of your vehicle and would eliminate the need to reach up on the roof for loading and unloading your bikes. This carrier has a weight capacity of 75 lbs. I have attached a link to a product review video for this bike rack option also.

If you are carrying bikes with alternative frames like kids or women's bikes I recommend using an adapter bar like part # 64005. This helps keep the bike more level in the carrier and provides more ground clearance. I have attached a review video for this adapter bar.

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