Thule's premium hitch in a swing-away version for convenient rear of vehicle access
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from Columbus, OH
Comments about Thule Apex Swing 9027:
Was excited about the Apex Swing when I received it. Upon assembly I was extremely disappointed to find that the hitch mechanism was designed for a 1.25" receiver and uses an adapter block to fit a 2" receiver. In use, the anti-rattle knob is good for reducing rattle, but nearly completely useless from a security standpoint. I installed the rack, turned the knob to what I thought was fairly tight, and after flipping the "auto-pin" open, I began tugging the assembly out of the receiver. I had it removed within 5 seconds. With a good wrenching of the wrist, I can tighten it up to where I can't pull it out by hand, but it's still removable with a few whacks with a rubber mallet. If Thule had any brains whatsoever about them, they would have designed this product (around a 2" receiver, as advertised) so that I can use my locking hitch pin, and they could still retain the anti-rattle mechanism without the added cost of the useless lock. Poor design, Thule.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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i will shop here again
By Hill climber
from Ellicottville, NY
Other than the cost and the time to sign up to complete process, shopping here was a great experience. The keys arrived quickly and were perfect.
Terrible Product. No Support from Thule.
By Dan who travels a lot.
Bad product and no warranty from Thule. Getting bikes secure requires at least an hour. No spontaneous stops. Spend so much time watching in rear-view mirror for bikes to drop/slide, that I'll run into something.
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