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Old 06-16-2011, 03:41 PM   #1
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Hitch mounted Bike Rack..too short

I bought a Bike Rack from Costco that can carry 4 bikes at a time. The problem is, the spare tire on the back of my Jeep will not allow the 2 inch receiver to go all the way in to put in the pin. My question is....can your hear the drum roll...The 2 inch receiver fits in there enough that I could drill another hole and this would leave me approx 2 inches from the end to the new hole. Has anyone done this?...I could buy a 8 inch extension but now we have the issue of it being too long. Any suggestion?

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Old 06-16-2011, 03:58 PM   #2
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Buy the extension and cut it to the size you need.

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Old 06-16-2011, 04:21 PM   #3
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I bought a Bike Rack from Costco that can carry 4 bikes at a time. The problem is, the spare tire on the back of my Jeep will not allow the 2 inch receiver to go all the way in to put in the pin. My question is....can your hear the drum roll...The 2 inch receiver fits in there enough that I could drill another hole and this would leave me approx 2 inches from the end to the new hole. Has anyone done this?...I could buy a 8 inch extension but now we have the issue of it being too long. Any suggestion?
Where are you located? I have one sitting in the garage. Used once. Got rear ended. If you are close, I'll give it to you. Shipping it across country would cost more than it does to buy it new at Harbor Freight.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:28 PM   #4
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I had the same problem. I ordered the 8 inch extension and it fits perfect...
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:58 PM   #5
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On mine the part that slides in is just 2" square tube, had a piece cut to the length I needed and drilled the appropriate holes.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:44 PM   #6
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Use the extension plus tire support.
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:12 AM   #7
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You can usually buy the right length locally. If not, the buy a longer one and cut to length

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