Trunk mount Thule rack

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by daveshea, May 16, 2012.

  1. daveshea

    daveshea Junior Member

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    I recently bought a thule trunk mount bike rack for my 2012 Prius 2. when I installed it, the bottom portion doesn't rest near or on the bumper, but on the license plate area. Does anyone know if I need a larger rack, one that the bottom pads rest just above the bumper or is it not a problem?
     
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    I had a cheapie trunk mounted rack before I installed my trailer hitch - while it has been a while I believe that the bottom of it rested above the bumper so I think that you are OK.
     
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    If you can still return it, I'd advise getting a hitch - hitch mounted bike racks are just plain easy - with no worries of scratching your car...
     
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    $110 for a Hidden Hitch, and $300 for a one-bike 1upUSA rack is the way to go.
     
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