Originally Posted by coelacanth3
Have two-bike Yakima rack that folds down. With 2" drop adaptor for hitch receiver, rear gate swings clear (just) and misses spare tire. Receiver is a little loose so have hooked straps to bike and under bumper to frame for support.
I opted for the swing away design so I can still open the gate even if the bikes are attached. I also have a subaru tribeca and can open her lift gate on it with the bikes attached.
The swing daddy attaches to the drop adapter securely (screws in). I'm looking for a nice way to secure the adapter to my hitch. My locking pin allows for some play and i'd like to eliminate that.
I have the locking pin, I keep a ball mount in there for people who decide to park too close behind me.
Also, the curt adapter will work with thule rack too if anyone wants to go that route.