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Old 07-13-2015, 12:29 PM   #1
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Receiver bike rack for CRV

I am planning to put a hitch receiver on my 2012 Honda CRV. The rack weighs 40 lbs. and the combined weight of the two bikes is about 74 lbs. I am planning also to put a double receiver on the MH for traveling, but need the rack on the CRV for local travel. Is this a workable idea?

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Old 07-13-2015, 01:05 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by paul schick View Post
I am planning to put a hitch receiver on my 2012 Honda CRV. The rack weighs 40 lbs. and the combined weight of the two bikes is about 74 lbs. I am planning also to put a double receiver on the MH for traveling, but need the rack on the CRV for local travel. Is this a workable idea?
Should not be a problem. I have a 2011 Accord with a Curt 1 1/4" hitch that has a pull capacity of 2000 lbs. and a tongue weight of 200 lbs.

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Old 07-14-2015, 09:56 AM   #3
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We have a 2014 CRV and put a 2" receiver hitch on the CRV for the bikes. This vehicle is also our toad and we plan to travel with the bikes on the back of it.
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Old 07-14-2015, 04:33 PM   #4
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I have looked into it for our 2012. It looks like it's pretty easy to do and not too expensive. I think that the towing capacity is1500# with a hitch weight of 150#, so you should be ok.

Do consider what else you might haul in the car. My wife found in the book where our passenger and gear limit is 850#.

I would/will get a 2" receiver. You will have more racks from which to choose and the hitch on your MH is most likely 2".
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Just had a Curt 2" hitch installed on the Honda CRV 2012. Also purchased their plug & Play trailer light connector. All was easy to install and nice photos to walk you through the install. Many more options for the bike carrier with a 2"...might on use the connector but then again, a home depot trailer for mulch ect some day...
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Happy with the Swagman

Have been through 4 bike racks with 2 motorhomes and 2 fifth wheels. Never really happy until I took the advice from here and bought the Swagman brand mounted on a 2 inch receiver on the back of the CRV.
A few bucks but way better than the time I was flagged down by a passing motorist as I dragged a bike down the road off the back of the fifth wheel.

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