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Old 11-18-2023, 03:42 PM   #1
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Kuat NV 2.0 Bike 2" Receiver Rack and Spare Tire Clearance

We are looking at the Escape E19 and currently own a Kuat NV 2.0 2" Receiver Bike Rack. https://www.kuat.com/product/nv-2-0/. We just looked at an ambassador's E19 this morning and I should have put a tape measure on the distance from the receiver to past the outer edge of the spare tire. Has anyone used the Kuat NV 2.0 on the E19? Someone mentioned a receiver extension but this is a heavy hitch (52 lbs.) and our touring bikes weigh in at 30 lbs. each, so we are looking at 122 lbs. hanging off the back.
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We are looking at the Escape E19 and currently own a Kuat NV 2.0 2" Receiver Bike Rack. https://www.kuat.com/product/nv-2-0/. We just looked at an ambassador's E19 this morning and I should have put a tape measure on the distance from the receiver to past the outer edge of the spare tire. Has anyone used the Kuat NV 2.0 on the E19? Someone mentioned a receiver extension but this is a heavy hitch (52 lbs.) and our touring bikes weigh in at 30 lbs. each, so we are looking at 122 lbs. hanging off the back.
Whatever rack you get, make certain it's RV rated. Most aren't and I couldn't find where the Kuat NV 2.0 2" is RV rated on the website. There's a LOT of flexing and bouncing on the back of an RV that you don't have on the tow vehicle....
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We relocated our spare tire to under the front frame below the batteries and propane tanks so we could minimize the bike rack overhang and transfer some weight to the front. It works well but you have to be aware of the reduced road clearance at the hitch.
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When I saw the word "clearance" I thought Kuat was having a clearance sale! Wondered why "spare tire" was mentioned, though.
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We have the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack, bought back when we had our Casita. It works really well on both the Casita (had to install a third-party receiver) and in the factory receiver on our E21C. Don't move the spare tire. It helps keep the handlebars of the nearest bike from hitting the back window.

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