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Hollywood Racks Trail-Rider Hitch Bike Racks Review – 2012 Toyota 4Runner –

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Today on our 2012 Toyota Forerunner we’re going to be doing a test fit on the Hollywood Racks trail rider platform form style 2 bike rack. That’s part number HR200. I’ve already got it loaded up on the floor just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it’s going to hold our 2 bikes. It actually secures our bikes with 3 points of contact. We have a rubberized frame hook going over our top tube putting down pressure to the front and rear cradles. Then we’ve got a hook and loop strap going over our wheels and keeping them that in place.

That’s not a bad way to secure our bikes. As you can see our bike is nice and solid. It’s not going anywhere. We can get from A to B no problem. Let’s go ahead and take off our bike. We’ll start by undoing the hook and loop straps.

Then we can raise up our hook here. We’re just going to squeeze it with our thumb and our pointer finger and raise it up and out of the way. Then the same thing with our second hook here. Now one of the best things that this back rack is known for is how easy it is to load and unload your bike. What we’re going to do is we’re going to remove the pin here at the bottom and we’re going to fold out our canter mast. As you can see we can easily take off our bike without having to worry about hitting or damaging our vehicle or our bike rack.

That’s a really nice feature. Very easy to load and unload. Some people like to leave their straps undone that way they can quickly and easily load their bikes and hit the road. I’m going to go ahead and replace mine just a way that they’re not hanging there. With the center mast folded out it’s also a good opportunity to show you that we can open up our rear hatch no problem with that folded out.

We can easily remove any cargo gear, groceries anything we might have with us on our trip. Go ahead and fold that up. We’ll take a few measurements. So we’ve added about 28 and a half inches to our 4runner. Ground clearance at the very back. It’s going to be about 26 inches. For our closest point we’re looking at about 6 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole we’re looking at about 6 and a half inches. Now I’ll go ahead and show you another storage position. You can drive around with it in this position with it not in use or if you want to take it off and store it in your garage we can raise up the arms. Pull out and remove the pins here. We’ll fold it up. Now this isn’t going to change any of the measurements. Raise that up, do the same for the other one. This would be a good way to store it on your garage on a shelf or in a corner somewhere. You can see how it’s nice and compact. We can really store it anywhere we want. now it can be used for an inch and a quarter or two inch receivers. We’ve got our included adapter sleeve on there to adapt to our two inch receiver. The anti readable and clip is included with this bike rack. The nice thing about the anti readables is going to help reduce a lot of play and rattle within our receiver and our bike rack and make for a nice solid ride for our 2 bikes. But that’s going to complete our test fit on the Hollywood Racks trail rider platform style 2 bike rack, part number HR200 on our 2012 Toyota 4runner. Here it is on our test course. We’ll start by going through the slalom. This is going to show us the side to side action which simulates turning corners or evasive maneuvers. Next we’re at the alternating speed bumps which we’ll see the twisting action. This will simulate hitting a curb or pot hole or driving over uneven pavement. Finally we have the full speed bumps where we’ll see the up and down action which is just like driving out of a parking lot, a garage or driveway.

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