Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Dutchess County, NY
Bikes: Fuji S-12s, Trek Navigator 200, Dahon Vitesse D7, Raleigh Sprite Touring ('70's)
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I went back and forth on Thule vs. Yakima on the next level up racks - the swing away TrailBlazer vs. Full Swing. While I thought the Thule held a slight advantage in how it gripped the bikes, and the antisway implementation (and price) , I ended up ordering the Yakima because it is better suited for low riding minivans. The problem is the 'stinger' - the part that goes into the receiver hitch. Thule sticks straight out for 12", the Yakima has a 90' radius, and only protrudes 7.5". That puts the Yakima closer and higher up - a more body hugging design and less chance of curb or sloping driveway damage.
I ordered it from ORS, (Thule first, then changed to the Yakima) and they handled my order change with grace, and shipped the same day. It arrived yesterday, so will put it together this weekend.