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    MAK
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    Hitch rack questions

    I'm looking to get a hitch and rack for my 2008 Hyundai Sonata. Could I get some input please?

    I want to get a "tray" type for two bikes. I've looked at the XPort from Performance and I've seen a Sport Rack that appears to be identical. Are they the same rack just sold with different labels? I watched a web video for the Sport Rack and it says that it needs a class 2, 1 1/4 hitch. I can't find any info on the XPort. Is it the same class 2 requirement? If a Class 1 holds 200 lbs. and the rack and bikes will be less than 120 lbs., why is a Class 2 required?

    Finally, if anyone is using either of these racks I'd love to hear your positives and negatives.

    Thank you.

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    The car's towing capacity determines what trailer hitches will be available to fit it. Basically, most front drive cars will only take a 1 1/4" hitch.

    The rack's interface determines what size hitch it will fit. Many include a 1 1/4" to 2" converter.

    A class I hitch is a whole diffferent thing that the trailer ball (or bike carrier) bolts onto. It doesn't have a receiver socket.

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    Thank you RG. Can anyone help with the other questions?

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