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Spare Tire Clearance for Hitch Racks

Spare Tire Clearance

To determine if your hitch mounted bike rack will clear your externally mounted spare tire, you will need to take the indicated measurements. Tape a weighted Down string, cord or light rope to the face of the spare tire (this is called a “plumb line”). Measure both the A and B distances. Depending on your receiver tube, compare the measurements needed to clear the spare tire.

Use measurement A (measuring from the face of the hitch) for the following receiver tubes & models:

RTD2 (HR300/400/2000/2200)
RT2DE (HR320/420/520)
RT275 (Team Rider, Pro Rider)
RT 575 (’07 Pro Rider, HR1200, HR1400)

Use measurement B (measuring from the hitch pin hole) for all other receiver tubes and rack models.  


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