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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 3 years, 4 months 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 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, 1 month ago
By
nate75
 - usa
answer 3
The rack is 16 inches wide. Measure the bike frame to see if it will fit.
answered 2 years, 7 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 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 5
Should carry easily, my .02
answered 3 years, 2 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, 3 months ago
By
CUPIDVAL
 - PLANTATION, FLORIDA
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 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 ago
By
Southwestern
answer 2
Yes, I believe Walmart sells cable locks.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 3
IT is bolted ,but if you want a lock you can get it at any walmart
answered 2 years, 11 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 3 years, 6 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 3 years, 6 months ago
By
StayingActive
 - Hendersonville, NC
answer 6
yes with a locking pin.
answered 4 years ago
By
RidinFool
Question

When traveling speeds of up to 65 MPH, does it feel as though the bikes are safe and will not fall off?

asked 4 years, 11 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
Yes, if properly fastened to the car. You need additional straps not supplied to tie them down so they don't sway back and forth. An assortment of bundgies work good.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 2
I have driven nearly 80 with no concerns. Just make sure the lock bolt is tight. Take some tools to check it periodically.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
nomen
 - Ossian, IN
answer 3
You can feel confident the bikes are going nowhere.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
kbot83
 - Ptaskala, OH
answer 4
When installed properly, the rack will be safe at 65 mph. I live in Florida and recently traveled on I75 at 70 mph with no problems. It is recommended that an additional strap be used to prevent the bike(s) from swaying (mentioned on instructions).
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
CUPIDVAL
 - PLANTATION, FLORIDA
answer 5
No problems even on rough surface.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
gensherm
answer 6
It feels fine, I do not drive slow and most of the time the trails are far from my house, I think it is a sturdy rack, it is just not user friendly for getting it on and off and for getting it to fold back so that I can get into my hatch.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
Bikegal
 - Minnesota
Question

will this bike rack fit a 2" square 2006 toyota sienna hitch

I have a 2006 toyota sienna with a 2"square hitch will this bike rack fit on it it is an Allen Deluxe 3 bike carrier for 69.97$
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
ledris
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
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answer 1
yes
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Cirini
 - Manapalan,NJ
answer 2
yes this rack allows you to use it on a 2" or 1 1/4" hitch/receiver. I have a 2" on my F250 and a 1 1/4" on our camper and that is why we purchased this rack. Also the price was good.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Ydgold
answer 3
Yes.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 4
Yes, this rack will fit all 2" square hitches with the adapter provided.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
CUPIDVAL
 - PLANTATION, FLORIDA
answer 5
yes, just take a couple wrenches and bolt it on. Can be removed easily too.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
wthdeal
 - Virginia
answer 6
yes. comes with adapter bushing to fit a 2" reciever.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
chembak
 - Columbus, MS
Question

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

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
041708
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
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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 2 years, 6 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 2 years, 9 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, 2 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 3 years, 7 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 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 9 months ago
By
SenecaPilot
Question

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

asked 3 years, 4 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 2 years, 7 months ago
By
padreloco
 - San Diego, CA
answer 2
Sure. No sweat using your 2 inch hitch on your GMC.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 3
No problem if you have a receiver hitch.
answered 3 years ago
By
ColonelGator
answer 4
Yup. I use it with my 2010 Silverado just fine.
answered 3 years, 1 month 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, 2 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, 3 months ago
By
CUPIDVAL
 - PLANTATION, FLORIDA
Question

Will this bike rack fit on a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer?

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - SC
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, I think your Trail Blazer comes with a 2" hitch. That's all you need.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 2
No problem if you have a receiver hitch.
answered 3 years ago
By
ColonelGator
answer 3
The biggest issue is the trailer hitch. Make sure it is one of the specified sizes and use the appropriate parts for that hitch.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
nomen
 - Ossian, IN
answer 4
yes i have a 06 trailblazer LT. looks good on it too
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answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
H2OLandscaping
 - Dartmouth, MA
answer 5
It should if you have a 1 1/4 or 2" receiver.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
notsurewhy
 - NY
answer 6
I dont have a traiblazer, but i have a jeep with a spare on the back and it fits that. as long as you have a 2" or 1 1/4" hitch receiver you are golden. AND DONT FOR GET TO USE THE NO WOBBLE BOLT. that is clutch.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Kee2success
 - Rock Hill, SC
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, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Canton, OH
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
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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, 3 months ago
By
BUTCH27
 - LaGrange, KY
answer 2
No problem, unless you go to an automatic car wash (will interfere with brushes).
answered 2 years, 7 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 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 4
Yes why not it tilts out of the way.
answered 2 years, 11 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 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, 1 month 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, 2 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 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 2
Yes to your question.
answered 2 years, 11 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 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, 1 month 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, 2 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, 2 months ago
By
TYDY
 - SW FLA
Question

Will this also fit onto an RV

asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
If the RV has either a 1 and 1/4 or 2 inch receiver.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
padreloco
 - San Diego, CA
answer 2
It should with no problem. The only thing thast might interfere with it is a rear-mounted spare tire. However, the hitch seems to have an adequate amount of clearance between it, and the rear of my vehicle.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
KCSO67807
 - Sammamish, Wa
answer 3
Sure, no problem using the 2 inch hitch. With the bike rack plugged into the hitch you will not be able to tow anything with the RV.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 4
Yes to your question.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
thebigrossman
 - ballston lake
answer 5
Yes, with 2" square receiver; also includes adapters for 1.25"
answered 3 years ago
By
NOTaNOVICE
 - Florida
answer 6
Yes. Just need a receiver hitch to slide the bike rack into.
answered 3 years ago
By
ColonelGator
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