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