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Allen Sports Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch

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Questions & Answers for Allen Sports Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch

Question

Will this carrier support a childs bike

asked 4 years ago
By
dejesus
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
whya65
 - Long Beach, CA
answer 2
yes you can make it work. It wont be exactly like an adult bike in the standard position. The span between the cradle arms is 15". They have tie-downs so if you put the bike lopsided it can be secured.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
nate75
 - usa
answer 3
The rack is 16 inches wide. Measure the bike frame to see if it will fit.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
padreloco
 - San Diego, CA
answer 4
Yes, I believe the two tie down straps will work on a child's bike.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 5
Should carry easily, my .02
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
TITUSCHAS
 - Titusville FL
answer 6
It will support a 20" boys or girls bike frames with an adaptor bar (click on this link to view bar & price: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Allen-Bicycle-Adaptor-Bar/10812004). The bar can also be used to mount a womens adult bike that does not have a straight top tube.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
CUPIDVAL
 - PLANTATION, FLORIDA
Question

will this product fit a 2004 ford explorer

asked 4 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. we have this rack and it works fine.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Ydgold
answer 2
yes if you have a 1.25" or 2" receiver.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
nate75
 - usa
answer 3
Do you have a trailer receiver? If so, yes.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
padreloco
 - San Diego, CA
answer 4
If your Explorer has a 2 or 1 1/4 inch hitch receiver, yes.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 5
Provided you have a frame mounted hitch with a reciever it will work fine.

You cannont attach it to the bumper, it needs to slide into an actual hitch.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
ken98230
 - Blaine, WA
answer 6
YES
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
WilliamLH
 - Nashua, NH
Question

Will this mount on a 2003 Honda Civic? Can the car get scratched by the bikes?

asked 4 years, 5 months ago
By
041708
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I normally carry only 1 bike on a Chevy HHR. My trick is to bungee-chord the wheels and pedals from movement. The bike would have to come unattached to scratch the car (hasn't happened yet). The rack extends rearward from the receiver approximately 6 inches.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
padreloco
 - San Diego, CA
answer 2
Yes if you have a hitch receiver. O your car it would be 1 1/4. the only thing that will scratch the car is pedals. You can remove the one nearest the car during transport.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 3
If there is a supported sized hitch (1-1/4 or 2") you should be fine.

There is about 4" between the rack and the tailgate on my truck. The handlebars of my bike do not hit the tailgate.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
nomen
 - Ossian, IN
answer 4
If you have a 1 1/4" receiver it will fit and the bikes won't touch the car. I run a bungee cord from the front to back tire on the bike closest to the car which keeps the front wheel straight.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
kbot83
 - Ptaskala, OH
answer 5
Yes it will mount, and if you do not secure the bikes with an extra cord, they can scratch the car, however if properly tied down, this is an excellent choice.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
WilliamLH
 - Nashua, NH
answer 6
Should not be a problem at all. Except for the hitch, nothing touches your car and bike does not move enough to swing back to hit your car.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
SenecaPilot
Question

Lock to secure the rack

Can I buy a lock to secure the Allen rack to the hitch? Is so what is the product description and can I buy it at Walmart>
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Olololo
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
We had to drill out the holding pin hole on the Allen rack to accomodate either a "standard" pin and/or "locking pin" both are 5/8" diameter.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Southwestern
answer 2
Yes, I believe Walmart sells cable locks.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 3
IT is bolted ,but if you want a lock you can get it at any walmart
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
thebigrossman
 - ballston lake
answer 4
im sure you can, but the 'no wobble' bolt secures it pretty well. someone would require a couple of wrenches to take it.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Kee2success
 - Rock Hill, SC
answer 5
I found a lock, and I also needed an extension, at Harbor Freight under trailer/towing accessories. It was about $8-9.00
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
StayingActive
 - Hendersonville, NC
answer 6
yes with a locking pin.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
RidinFool
Question

Why is this produce not to be used on a trailer?

We have a 5th wheel RV and would like to purchase this bike rack for use on its back bumper.
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
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answer 1
I purchased this rack for our 5th wheel and used it just last week and it worked fine. Just remember to check the bolt and nut used to attach the rack to the receiver. We have two bikes.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Ydgold
answer 2
You might need and extension it seems like it would be a snug fit with the 5th wheel.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
nate75
 - usa
answer 3
It's made to plug into a 2 or 1 1/4 inch hitch. Some 5th wheels have a hitch on the rear bumper. If your bumper has the hitch it will work.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 4
I would say as long as there is an appropriate hitch, go for it. The biggest concern would be security.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
nomen
 - Ossian, IN
answer 5
I can't see why it couldn't be used on an RV. I use a bike rack that hangs from my ladder on the back of the RV and this rack would be safer in my opinion. You would, of course have to bolt a receiver to your RV bumper.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
kbot83
 - Ptaskala, OH
answer 6
attaches to the hitch.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
loriwlove
 - Lakeland, Fl
Question

will this rack fit on a 2010 Honda Pilot

asked 4 years ago
By
dejesus
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes if you have a 1.25" or 2" trailer receiver.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
nate75
 - usa
answer 2
Do you have a trailer receiver? If so, yes.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
padreloco
 - San Diego, CA
answer 3
Yes, if you have a 2 inch or 1 14 inch hitch on your vehicle.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 4
Yes to your question.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
thebigrossman
 - ballston lake
answer 5
Yes, as long as you have a receiver hitch.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
ColonelGator
answer 6
Yes, if you have a trailer hitch attached to your SUV. If the trailer hitch size is 1.25" then the rack will fit without the adapter (provided). If the hitch is 2", then the adapter provided will be needed for installation.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
CUPIDVAL
 - PLANTATION, FLORIDA
Question

Will this bike rack fit a 2005 GMC Sierra Pick Up truck

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
bestkids1
 - Jackson, NJ
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Do you have a trailer receiver? If so, yes.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
padreloco
 - San Diego, CA
answer 2
Sure. No sweat using your 2 inch hitch on your GMC.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 3
No problem if you have a receiver hitch.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
ColonelGator
answer 4
Yup. I use it with my 2010 Silverado just fine.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
tutanker
 - Merritt Island, FL
answer 5
I put this on the back of a Chevy Avalanche. The GMC Sierra is basically the same vehicle.

The biggest concern would be the size of your trailer hitch. If the Sierra is like my Avalanche, your hitch should be 2". Just use the shims and the proper lock bolt.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
nomen
 - Ossian, IN
answer 6
Yes, if your truck is equipped with a trailer of course. The rack will fit all 1.25" hitches directly and fit 2" hitches with included adapter.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
CUPIDVAL
 - PLANTATION, FLORIDA
Question

Can this rack be left on the car for the summer?

I want to be able to leave this rack on the car all summer and not remove it until late fall. Is this possible?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Canton, OH
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I CAN'T THINK OF ANY REASON WHY YOU COULDN'T WITH THIS HITCH.
IT IS A REAL QUALITY MADE PRODUCT.
YOUR MIGHT WANT TO GET A LOCK TO PU ON IT.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
BUTCH27
 - LaGrange, KY
answer 2
No problem, unless you go to an automatic car wash (will interfere with brushes).
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
padreloco
 - San Diego, CA
answer 3
I don't see why not. It folds down to allow you ease of access to your trunk or open you tail gate.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 4
Yes why not it tilts out of the way.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
thebigrossman
 - ballston lake
answer 5
The bolt secures the rack, but it would be relatively easy to steal. Might try a locking pin.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
ColonelGator
answer 6
Yup, shouldn't be a problem. Just be careful with the hinge pin if you open your tailgate. I had to drill out the hole becuase it was too tight. The material itself is plenty tough enough to handle the weather.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
tutanker
 - Merritt Island, FL
Question

Can a lock pin be put in?

Can a lock pin be put in were attached to the hitch so that the rack can't be stolen?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Canton, OH
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, they use a bold to tighten the rack into the hitch tube, but you could use a cable lock between the rack and you hitch. I am going to use that. You tighten the rack up with a 2 wrenches so unless someone had tools they could not get it off.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 2
Yes to your question.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
thebigrossman
 - ballston lake
answer 3
Yes but make sure you have side clearance. My 7-pin connector interferes with most locking pins.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
ColonelGator
answer 4
No, it's important that the unit be secured tightly to the hitch. There would be way too much play if you used a lockable pin.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
tutanker
 - Merritt Island, FL
answer 5
Yes . . . I wouldn't have it any other way. Keep in mind, this is not a high end unit, but gets the job done well. I've had to shim where it goes into the receiver, otherwise it flops around. The plastic (or composit) shims at Home Depot work great and solve this problem for a fraction of the cost of high end units.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
RoyRiskMgr
 - Toms River, NJ
answer 6
Yes. Walmart sells the Reese Towpower 5/8" Stainless Steel Professional Receiver Lock which would secure this to your receiver. DON'T LOSE THE KEY!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
TYDY
 - SW FLA
Question

will this fit 2010 Toyota Rav4?

i have a spare tire attached to the rear door.
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It should be fine. My wife uses it on her Toyota matrix. The bikes are suspended away from the car but you should also use a bungy cable around the front wheel to keep them from rotating and rubbing the bumper.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
nate75
 - usa
answer 2
YOU WOULD PROBABLY NEED AN EXTENSION ADAPTER - I BOUGHT ONE FOR ANOTHER TYPE OF RACK AND I THINK IT WAS ABOUT $25. IT WAS ABOUT A FOOT LONG.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
BUTCH27
 - LaGrange, KY
answer 3
Recommend you purchase a bike carrier meant to be attached to your spare tire.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
padreloco
 - San Diego, CA
answer 4
You may need a hitch extension to clear the spare tire, but should work. The fold down feature is nice for a vehicle like yours.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 5
Don't know if it would clear the spare tire, I would recommend a spare tire mounted bike carrier.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
dabadoo
 - Western PA
answer 6
It's about 9 inches from the pin hole to the inside bend on the rack. That was enough clearance for the spare on my RV.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
ColonelGator
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