Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review – 2012 Honda Pilot – etrailer.com

Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review – 2012 Honda Pilot – etrailer.com


Today on our 2012 Honda Pilot, well be test
fitting the Thule Apex Four bike carrier, part number th9025. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank
of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, insert the spring loaded
pin into the pin hole, and turn the black knob to engage our anti-rattle device. Now with the carrier secured to the vehicle,
well go over a few clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle
will fit together. Theres about 19-1/2 of ground clearance, the
closet part of the carrier to the closet part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is
about 2-1/2, with the cradle arms folded down weve added about 14 to the overall length
of the vehicle. Well then pull the gray lever at the top of
the mast to swing the cradle arms out and well measure from the vehicles cargo door
to the end of the carriers cradle arms and we get a measurement of 45. To access the cargo area, well pull the gray
lever at the base of the carrier to tilt the mast down; this will allow us to have access
to our cargo door. To load the bike well make sure that the mast
is in its upright position, well undo the cradle straps, set the bike into the frame
cradles and secure it with the straps. That completes todays test fit for the Thule
Apex Four bike carrier, part number th9025 on our 2012 Honda Pilot. .