We recently purchased a used Ford Edge AWD limited with the panoramic glass roof and the towing package for camping and found out that there are no roof rack options for this car and the hitch is only 1.25" yet is rated for 3,500 lbs. towing capacity. I pull a small Thule ultra light weight Thule 1700 trailer which only weighs 285 lbs(empty) with a 2" hitch and ball and I wanted to take my 2 bikes as well as pull the trailer. I bought a 1.25" to 2" adapter and this Swagman bike rack to go on my existing hitch which is 9-10" in length. This bike rack was the perfect solution and it worked like a charm. It is easy to use, doesn't damage the bikes and locks them in tight like a vice. The only thing I would recommend doing is to bungee the front bike wheel to stop movement. I slid the bike rack on as close to the vehicle as it would go and tightened up the 3 bolts. As a added bonus with the extra length from the adapter I can open the back hatch without hitting the rack or having to pivot the rack down or remove the bikes! Bottom line is this is the best bang for the buck bike rack around and you get to use your own high quality hitch mount which is set up for the correct height for your trailer instead of a low quality straight hitch that sticks out too far from your car like most other hitch mount bike racks.
We've had these quite awhile now and used them about 2 dozen times. I worried at first due to the low price, but took a chance. The first couple of times we used them, I kept an eye on the bikes through the moon roof. Now I don't even think about them. Very happy with these bike racks.
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