Looking for a hitch mount bike rack for 2012 JK Unlimited?
I am looking to get a hitch mount for my 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4 Door. I have two bike currently, a mountain bike and a road bike. Though I could be carrying up to 3 bikes. Would like one that has a locking mechanism for the bikes for when going on long trips. I was looking at the Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Hitch Rack. Thanks in advance for any help.
I have an old Tule and it does not work well on the jeep. Even with it swung down I can not open the rear gate because the wheel gets in the way. I have stock rubbi wheels and tires. Just look out for this.
IM going shopping for one today. Im looking at the Thule Vertex or maybe a Yak Doubledown Ace. Im not sure if either will clear the tailgate with the swing down, but the Yak looks like it removes easier. If so, i could just take it totally off if it doesnt clear the gate. If all else fails, I could just get a hitch extender or drop
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Ok guys, I too have a bike carrier that attaches to the tow receiver. My problem is that I bought it for my Subaru Forester with the small receiver. I really don't want to buy another one that fits the larger receiver. Anyone know of an adapter to make the small rack fit the larger receiver?
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I just got the Thule vertex today. Its a nice piece of equipment but it doenst fit past my spare. Ill have to get an extender, but I like it. The price is right price too. EMS has a Memorial Day sale with 20% off Thule stuff. The MSRP was like $280 or so and I got it for $220ish
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Currently using a Thule T2. I flipped the 4-bar linkage upside down and it clears when folding it up. In order for the tire to clear when swinging open the gate, just flip down the T2 to the down-angle position. Works perfect.
However if I didn't already have the T2 from previous vehicles, I would go with the 1upusa rack.
Okay since I started this thread, I will update with what I got. I went and purchased the Apex 4 Swing Bike rack. I like it. I will make one warning if you have a bigger spare then stock it will not work without a hitch extension. Because I have the 17" tires included in the Power package and the one bolt just barley rubs the tire cover so anything bigger you will not be able to tighten it. I can also open the rear pretty much 80% open with the bike rack on. I'll try an update this more later on when I've gotten to put it to more use. Thanks all for the replies and setups you use.
I did the measurement suggested in another post but the yak foldem still doesn't fit with my oversize spare. My question: are the hitch extenders secure? Don't want my Ibis flying off the back of my jeep.