Last post on Aug 29, 2010 at 2:07 PM
You are in the Honda Accord
What is this discussion about?
Honda Accord, Audio, Exterior, Lights, Wheels, Interior, Coupe, Sedan
Aug 17, 2010 (12:23 pm)
thanks the graduate!
#2173 of 2175 Re: hitch for 2007 Honda Accord Coupe I4 (ultimately for bike rack) [lilengineerboy]
Aug 29, 2010 (1:29 pm)
Never thanked you for the further help regarding the hitch lilengineer boy. Thank you, still haven't purchased the hitch (or the bike rack I would ultimately use with the hitch)
One quick question - you mentioned:
"A couple of other notes - 1. in the ad for that rack, it mentions the arms fold out of the way when not in use. This is a VERY NICE feature. The arms on my rack are rigid, which makes parallel parking or fitting the car in the garage something of a pain in the butt. 2. it is a 1 1/4" and 2" mount together so you can use it on your buddy's SUV or what not that may have a 2" receiver, and 3, it folds out of the way so you can get stuff out of the trunk. This is more of a big deal for hatches and wagons but still nice. "
Where specifically are these features mentioned in the product description? I looked at the product description for both the draw-tite and the product description for hidden hitch and I saw this on the hidden hitch one:
"Removable drawbars and ball mounts eliminate banged or bruised shins and enhance the appearance when not in use "
Is that what you're talking about?">link title
Aug 29, 2010 (2:05 pm)
what you described were all features of the bike rack. Nothing to do with the hitch.
the only thing you need to worry about with the hitch is what the receiver size is (1 1/4 or 2"), but as you noted, a lot of racks now work on either size.
I have a Yakima that does all the things you mentioned (swing down, fold up arms, either size receiver) that is very nice, and you do want all those features if possible IMO.
For the hitch, try to get the one (probably the hidden hitch) that tucks up and out of the way the best. some of these hang down really low.
Aug 29, 2010 (2:07 pm)
if you are only using a bike rack, you dont actually need a drawbar or ball mount, although it will probably come with the ball mount (but not the ball). You just wont need to use it