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Trailer Hitch Receiver and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2014 Ford Mustang Coupe

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I need to carry 2-4 bikes by the wheels carbon, not bar. I have a 2014 Mustang coupe v6 and am looking for the best set up.

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When it comes to a trailer hitch receiver for your 2014 Ford Mustang, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class I Sportframe, # 24863. This custom fit hitch features bolt-on installation with no drilling or welding required.

The only hitch option for the 2014 Mustang Coupe is a Class I. Due to the low tongue weight capacity of the Class I hitch, both the bike rack and the hitch manufacturers both agree that no more than two bikes should be carried on a Class I hitch. Adding additional bikes would place too much weight too far away from the receiver opening and would exert enough leverage on the hitch that it could be damaged or the attachment points between the vehicle and the hitch could fail. This could result in the loss of the rack and the bikes during transport which would be very dangerous.

With this being said, in addition to a hitch mounted bike rack, I suggest transporting the remaining bikes on the roof of your Mustang. For the complete set-up I recommend the following:

Kuat Sherpa 2-Bike Rack, # SH12G, for your hitch mounted bike rack. This rack is equipped with ratcheting arms that securely grip the front wheels and lock to deter theft and makes no contact with the bike's frame.

Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack which consists of part numbers # Y00409, # Y00678, and # Y00124.

Yakima FrontLoader Wheel Mount Bike Carrier, # Y02103, for a roof mounted bike carrier that holds almost any size of bike.

Feel free to send me an email if you have any questions.

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What about the Kuat racks? I'm now installing on a 2015 honda accord sedan. Just bought the hitch from you guys yesterday. Now trying to decide between Sherpa, NV, or T2.

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I want to start off by thanking you again for ordering with etrailer. We appreciate you business.

As for a bike rack, the Sherpa, NV, and T2 are all great bike racks and each are loaded with features. Out of the three I would have to recommend the Kuat Sherpa, # SH12G. This bike rack is lighter than the other two which means less strain on your 2015 Honda Accord and it will be easier to handle as well. One of the Sherpa's many features is the hitch lock and cable that are included for added security.

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