The Parkway 2-Bike Hitch Rack gives you bomber Thule quality at an easy-to-stomach price.
When you need to get two bikes to the trailhead, secure them in the Thule Parkway Hitch Carrier and hit the road. This two-bike carrier easily attaches to your rear hitch to make transporting your bikes simple and worry-free. This bike rack features Thule's classic cradles, which secure and protect your bikes' frames. Thanks to the dual arm design, there is no need for top-tube adapters on certain bikes—this carrier holds 'em all. Thule included tie-down straps but encourages you to upgrade with the Zip Stick [part 950] for added bike stability and anti-sway. The Parkway Hitch Bike Carrier can accommodate up to 70lb (31kg).
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I'm not exactly sure how far out this thing sits from the end of the receiver but I would recommend the Thule Spare Me 2 carrier...it has the same capacity and is designed with your Jeep in mind (I'm not a rep, just a bike nerd).
Escapes typically come with a 1 1/4". I would strongly recommend that you buy a rack with the correct size hitch because it will give you a more solid connection to your car than if you have to use an adapter.
You can also get an extension to take your hitch from a 1 1/4" to a 2". I would suggest not doing this though. I tried it at first and you get a lot more movement from the rack while driving. I hit a speed bump and knocked my bikes into my bumber and scratched the paint. Shoot for a rack that is an exact match for your hitch.
So far works for me 2 weeks. I had no problem w/using it. Few extra rubber bands will help to prevent rattling and sliding along bars. I would recommend to get a long secure cable and a separate weather resistant lock w/dial code for it. IMHO auxilary pin-lock that thule suggests will be trashed by road dirt and you won;'t be able to stick the key in.
Do you have the hitch extender only so that the bike rack will be far enough away from the spare tire? If that's the case, it should be just fine. Racks aren't 'recommended' to be used with extenders because they increase the torque placed on the hitch and because with the additional junction they aren't as stable.
My wife uses an extender on her Escape to convert her 1 1/2" receiver to a 2" for our Thule T2. It works fine, but isn't quite as stable as when the rack is directly into a 2" receiver.
works fine. mine has a sleeve to fit both hitch receivers though. bikes stay on the rack and the securing strap deals are pretty nice (and replaceable). bikes bounce around and swing a lot but i have never seen a hitch mount that doesnt - and yes, i use the zip stick. i prefer the bikes on the roof or in the back of a truck. i guess if youre a baller and drive a hummer or escalade or similar, a roof rack wont work for you so this is a good option.
It will work on an h3. depending on the tire size, you mite need a hitch extender and silent hitch pin. the silent hitch pin gets rid of the wobble.but the 7" extender decreases your tounge wieght by a third. with 2 bikes you have no worries. the roadway 912 is a lil bit better rack. Take my advice i work at Rack N Road. A rack specialty store
Measure your hitch to see what size it is and then go from there. Hopefully it's 2 inches because that is all we have in stock right now. You can also reference the Thule fit guide. http://www.thuleracks.com/default2.asp
I have a ladies mountain bike...do I need the bar in order to mount it? We are traveling on fairly smooth roads from Maine to Florida...and how easy is it to swing away from my vehicle in order to get to the hatch?
It is a nice rack and does the job of holding two bikes like it says. I have been having problems with the clips at the top sliding back in forth while driving with the bikes on it (I fixed it buy using rubber bands as gaskets to stop the movement). If you have a small bike, like my wife has, it will be a tight fit on the rack. I find that the zip stick is very useful in keeping the bikes from swaying around. Bottom line is it works good for the price but there are better ones out there.
Some friends of mine have a Toyota RAV4 and their rack works just fine. Check out the image to see if the style is similar to your vehicles.http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/T/toyota/rav4/03-large/06-rav4-r3q-a.jpgAre you dead set on hitch rack in this style? Bikes swing back and forth and collide with one another, and if you have any dual suspension bikes you're just asking for mounting troubles.Personally I prefer fork mount roof racks, but I'm a huge fan of Yakima's tray racks. They're quite a bit more expensive, but I like to think that my bike deserves the best after I ride it so hard.http://www.backcountry.com/store/YAK0233/Yakima-HoldUp-Bike-Rack-%96-2-Inch.htmlhttp://www.backcountry.com/store/THU0128/Thule-Transport-T2.html (Thule version, not as good in my opinion)
I have only used it once so far but like most Thule products, it is made of quality materials and built solidly. I thought it was very easy to assemble and install. It holds 2 mountain bikes nicely away from the back of my Denali and swings away easily for access to the back of the SUV without removing the rack or bikes (although Thule recommends that you remove the bikes before lowering the rack). The rubber tabs held the bikes securely and the tie strap kept the bike wheels straight on the rack. All in all, a good value for a high quality product.