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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, 3 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, 10 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, 11 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, 5 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, 7 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 5
Should carry easily, my .02
answered 4 years, 1 month 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 4 years, 2 months ago
By
CUPIDVAL
 - PLANTATION, FLORIDA
Question

Will this rack work on a 2003 Toyota Rav4?

Will the tongue length clear the spare tire on the back of my Rav4?
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asked 4 years, 8 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
you need 5" of clearance from the end of receiver and straight up. Inside 5 inches you will be cutting it close to the tire. I can't see the receiver in the picture but if it is tucked in underneath it might not work unless you have and extension.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
nate75
 - usa
answer 2
I suggest you purchase a "Spare-tire" mounted rack. If you do want a hitch-mounted rack the vertical post of the rack extends 6 inches past the receiver (i.e. it depends entirely upon the location of the receiver).
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
padreloco
 - San Diego, CA
answer 3
You may need a hitch extension. Depends on how far the tire sticks out. From the end of the hitch tube to the inside of the vertical tube, it' 7 1/2 inches.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 4
I have a Toyota Rav 4 2003 and I use the rack on it. I had to get an extension which I found at Harbor Freight about $16. The rack works great
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
StayingActive
 - Hendersonville, NC
answer 5
Probably not without an extension. I use it on an Isuzu Trooper - with an externally mounted spare tire.

To use the rack as it came out of the box - I had to remove the spare and toss it in the back of the Trooper.

I purchased an extension/adapter from Harbor Freight (http://tiny.cc/hitchadapter) which works great.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
By
Opa6x57
 - Post Falls, ID
answer 6
I doubt that it will work with your Rav4. I bought this rack to use with my Ford Ranger, and was hoping it might work with my Jeep Liberty with the rear spare tire. It doesn't even come close to reaching the receiver on the liberty.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
LoveTheWeekends
 - Issaquah, Wa
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, 7 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, 7 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, 11 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, 7 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 4 years, 1 month 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, 5 months ago
By
kbot83
 - Ptaskala, OH
answer 6
attaches to the hitch.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
loriwlove
 - Lakeland, Fl
Question

Will this bike rack fit on a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer?

asked 4 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - SC
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes, I think your Trail Blazer comes with a 2" hitch. That's all you need.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 2
No problem if you have a receiver hitch.
answered 3 years, 11 months 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 4 years, 1 month ago
By
nomen
 - Ossian, IN
answer 4
yes i have a 06 trailblazer LT. looks good on it too
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answered 4 years, 3 months ago
By
H2OLandscaping
 - Dartmouth, MA
answer 5
It should if you have a 1 1/4 or 2" receiver.
answered 4 years, 4 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 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Kee2success
 - Rock Hill, SC
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, 10 months ago
By
Olololo
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
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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, 10 months ago
By
Southwestern
answer 2
Yes, I believe Walmart sells cable locks.
answered 3 years, 7 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, 10 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, 5 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, 5 months ago
By
StayingActive
 - Hendersonville, NC
answer 6
yes with a locking pin.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
RidinFool
Question

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

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
bestkids1
 - Jackson, NJ
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
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answer 1
Do you have a trailer receiver? If so, yes.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
padreloco
 - San Diego, CA
answer 2
Sure. No sweat using your 2 inch hitch on your GMC.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 3
No problem if you have a receiver hitch.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
ColonelGator
answer 4
Yup. I use it with my 2010 Silverado just fine.
answered 3 years, 11 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 4 years, 1 month 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 4 years, 2 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 4 years 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 3 years, 2 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, 5 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, 7 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 4
Yes why not it tilts out of the way.
answered 3 years, 10 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, 11 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, 11 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 4 years 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
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, 7 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 2
Yes to your question.
answered 3 years, 10 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, 11 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, 11 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 4 years 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 4 years ago
By
TYDY
 - SW FLA
Question

Will this also fit onto an RV

asked 3 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
If the RV has either a 1 and 1/4 or 2 inch receiver.
answered 3 years, 5 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 3 years, 6 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 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 4
Yes to your question.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
thebigrossman
 - ballston lake
answer 5
Yes, with 2" square receiver; also includes adapters for 1.25"
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
NOTaNOVICE
 - Florida
answer 6
Yes. Just need a receiver hitch to slide the bike rack into.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
ColonelGator
Question

Will an adult trike fit on this rack?

asked 3 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
at lease with my 29 it does'nt
answered 3 years ago
By
rueski
 - bayamon, pr
answer 2
Probably not.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
BikingFL
 - Crestview, FL
answer 3
From Allen's "Warning"--No tandems, mopeds or recumbents--My guess is a trike is similar to a recumbent.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
padreloco
 - San Diego, CA
answer 4
From what I remember about adult trikes, probably not.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 5
I don:t think so
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
thebigrossman
 - ballston lake
answer 6
Don't know, but I doubt it.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
JMinKS
 - KS
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