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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, 4 months ago
By
dejesus
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 2 years, 11 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 3 years 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, 6 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, 8 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 5
Should carry easily, my .02
answered 4 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 4 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, 11 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, 11 months ago
By
Southwestern
answer 2
Yes, I believe Walmart sells cable locks.
answered 3 years, 8 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, 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 4 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 4 years, 6 months ago
By
StayingActive
 - Hendersonville, NC
answer 6
yes with a locking pin.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
By
RidinFool
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, 9 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 3 years 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, 8 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, 6 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, 7 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, 8 months ago
By
LoveTheWeekends
 - Issaquah, Wa
Question

will this rack fit on a 2010 Honda Pilot

asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
dejesus
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
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answer 1
yes if you have a 1.25" or 2" trailer receiver.
answered 3 years ago
By
nate75
 - usa
answer 2
Do you have a trailer receiver? If so, yes.
answered 3 years, 6 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, 8 months ago
By
Bigfoot48065
answer 4
Yes to your question.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
thebigrossman
 - ballston lake
answer 5
Yes, as long as you have a receiver hitch.
answered 3 years, 11 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 4 years, 3 months ago
By
CUPIDVAL
 - PLANTATION, FLORIDA
Question

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

asked 5 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 3 years, 8 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 4 years, 1 month ago
By
nomen
 - Ossian, IN
answer 3
You can feel confident the bikes are going nowhere.
answered 4 years, 6 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 5 years, 1 month ago
By
CUPIDVAL
 - PLANTATION, FLORIDA
answer 5
No problems even on rough surface.
answered 5 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 5 years, 10 months ago
By
Bikegal
 - Minnesota
Question

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

asked 4 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 3 years, 5 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, 8 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 4 years, 1 month 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, 6 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, 8 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, 8 months ago
By
SenecaPilot
Question

will this fit 2010 Toyota Rav4?

i have a spare tire attached to the rear door.
asked 4 years 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
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 3 years 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 3 years, 3 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, 6 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, 8 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, 11 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, 11 months ago
By
ColonelGator
Question

What size hitch do I need to install on my Ford Escape?

I don't want to have to do any "tightening or adjusting" when I am placing my bike on this carrier that I ordered. What is the most secure size hitch I need to get on my vehicle that the carrier part will just fit w/o and fuss?? Thank you!
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
janowski
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
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answer 1
This rack can be used on a 2" or 1 1/4" receiver. I have the smaller receiver and it works just fine. Just remember to check the bolt and nut once in awhile.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Ydgold
answer 2
I would get a Class 3 2" reciever. It's more sturdy and you can use it for many things.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
FrankieBklyn
 - Brooklyn, New York
answer 3
I have a Chevy S-10 with a 2" hitch. The 2" w/the provided adapter works well & allows you to pull a utility trailer (w/o the bike rack attached). I don't know of a rack w/o some "adjusting." That adjusting is how you insure the load (Bicycle) is secure. If it falls off, YOU are legally responsible for damage to others. Ride safe!!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
w24098
 - Thomasville, NC
answer 4
I have it on a 2" hitch receiver, which is a Class 3 hitch for my SUV. A Class 1 or 2 hitch which would have the smaller receiver. Call UHAUL. I had my hitch installed there for $250 (hitch and installation included). This rack comes with a "sleeve" to make it fit the 2", but fits the smaller without the sleeve. We're very happy with it.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
MA2CASLP
 - CA
answer 5
You have to make sure the "sleeve" fits we have to different sizes for our two different vehicles.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
marebu
 - Upstate NY
answer 6
the rack will be tight read my review and all will be explained. both reciever sizes work great2" or 1 1/4"
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
DaBiggaFigga
 - WPB,FL
Question

Has anyone used this rack with a Class I 1 1/4" hitch with 200 lbs tongue weight?

Bought the rack, saw in instructions that for the 1 1/4" hitch they want a Class II, but the combined weight with 3 bikes and the rack is less than the Class I 200 lbs rating.
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
baw8rd
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
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answer 1
I'm using it and it is fine, with the 1 1/4" hitch
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
DaBiggaFigga
 - WPB,FL
answer 2
Yes. I just returned from a trip with three bikes installed weighing approximately 150lb. Worked great. Your hitch will handle it with no concerns.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Kentl7
 - FL
answer 3
class I rating is fine. I think they word it safe to have a class II.
answered 3 years ago
By
nate75
 - usa
answer 4
YES
NO PROBLEMS
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
BUTCH27
 - LaGrange, KY
answer 5
Quote from Allen "Warning"--max capacity 100 lbs.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
padreloco
 - San Diego, CA
answer 6
As long as the total weight is less than 200 lbs. Yes.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
EZbiker50
 - Virginia
Question

Distance between holder arms

What is the distance between holder arms for the bikes? I have a 4 bike rack now that I can only get 3 bikes on because there is not enough room
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
joefrogcool
on Allen Sports Deluxe 3 Bike Rack Carrier for 1 1/4" & 2" Hitch
6 answers
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answer 1
I didn't put a tape on the distance between each mount but i know i was only able to fit two full size bikes on mine. That was disappointing.
answered 1 year ago
By
MDAArlingtonTX
answer 2
There is enough room for a 2 adult bikes and 1 child's bike
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Papob123
answer 3
Max distance from inner bike cradle to outer bike cradle (car front to rear) is 12-3/4, all three can be slid to any position in between. The sideways distance between the cradles (car left to right) is 11-1/2.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
XfinityComcast
answer 4
Approx. 6". I have the 3 bike rack and 2 bikes fit it nicely; 3 would be pushing it.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
theoaks
answer 5
We could only fit two cruisers on our 3 bike rack. We took it back
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
tlcmaster
answer 6
they are 6" apart
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
fullracecamshaft
 - California
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