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Yakima FullSwing Bike Rack and Hitch Recommendation for a 2007 Honda Odyssey

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I read on this page http://www.etrailer.com/question-78680.html that using the Yakima FullSwing with the Curt hitch on a 2012 Ody would be really tight when trying to open the bolt to swing the rack. I have a couple questions: Is this also true on the 2007 Ody? If so, would a Draw-Tite have more clearance to make this better? Ive settled on the FullSwing but havent purchased anything yet. Thanks!

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When we installed the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75270 on a 2007 Honda Odyssey like yours it only had 5 inches from the center of the pin hole to the furthest part of the bumper. So this hitch would give you a little more clearance than the Curt hitch with the Yakima FullSwing Bike Rack part # Y02465 you are interested in.

I attached in install video for the hitch that shows the measurement I referenced plus a review video for the bike rack.

If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Swagman Easy-Out Women's and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter # 64005 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment point. I attached a review video for this product also. This will allow the bikes to be carried more level and will provide more ground clearance.

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