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Posted by Walter Lindley on November 5, 2005, 2:02 am
Is there likely to be any problem with installing a receiver hitch on
the Prius so that a bike rack may be used (in conjunction with the
receiver hitch)?


Posted by Jonathan Kaplan on November 5, 2005, 1:17 pm
I have the Coastaletech 2" receiver installed. I used the Yakima Expressway
bike rack. The only issue is that the rack must be tilted downward (by
removing a pin) in order to open the hatch. I've just ordered Yakima roof
rack feet (I already have the Qtowers) to allow me to carry a recumbent on
the roof (recumbents don't fit on the other type of carrier). Had I known
this fact, I would not have purchased the hitch and hitch bike rack)

Posted by Walter Lindley on November 5, 2005, 8:00 pm
 Thanks, Jonathan, I'll look into the Coastaletech hitch.

On Sat, 5 Nov 2005 08:17:25 -0500, "Jonathan Kaplan"

Posted by Christophe Salvaing on November 7, 2005, 9:06 am




Posted by onerpm on November 7, 2005, 3:41 pm
I have the Thule rack (which I use with Coastal Tech's 2" receiver); I
think it's called the XT4 or something like that.  I can open the Prius
hatch with the rack on, even if bikes are loaded, without having to do
anything else.


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