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    Default No hitch mount on car?

    I'm wanting to purchase a bike rack I've found that is 'hitch mount' only. Strangely, my car has a towball mount, but does not have the 2" x 2" hitch mount - the towball tongue bolts straight onto the chassis:

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    Has anyone else had this problem and is there an adapter, which is essentially a hitch mount that uses the same 2 bolts to attach to the chassis? I've googled the hell out of it and come up with nothing. Most of the regular set-ups on my model car have the towball tongue going into a hitch mount mount. I'll try Ford, but being an older model car I'm not holding my breath.
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    Default No hitch mount on car?

    Had a similar issue with my Mazda as the factory tow bar does not come as a hitch but tow ball only.
    Had a look at one of these Ball Mount Receiver Adaptors but in the end got a Hayman Reece towbar fitted. https://midlandtowbars.com.au/news-s...dland-towbars/



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    Quote Originally Posted by bgarry View Post
    Had a similar issue with my Mazda as the factory tow bar does not come as a hitch but tow all only.
    Had a look at one of these Ball Mount Receiver Adaptors but in the end got a Hayman Reece towbar fitted. https://midlandtowbars.com.au/news-s...dland-towbars/



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    Thanks, that is exactly what I am looking for! Hopefully the price will still make it a most cost effective option than simply buying a (more expensive) towball mount rack.
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    The torpedo 7 racks are pretty good and not too pricey. I've been using the 4 bike version for a while now.

    I fairly regularly take 2 bikes on it and just leave 1 space between the bikes.

    https://m.torpedo7.com.au/products/T...e-channel-rack

    https://m.torpedo7.com.au/products/T...e-channel-rack

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    Try etrailer.com. They have all sorts of hitches.

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    ISI carrier had a bolt on option


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    Quote Originally Posted by goobags View Post
    ISI carrier had a bolt on option


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    So do Grip.

    Unrelated, just assembled my tilty 2+2 today. Awesome bit of kit. Review to come.
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    Bit of 50x50mm square section with two holes drilled in it and some bolts from bunnings? ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredden View Post
    Bit of 50x50mm square section with two holes drilled in it and some bolts from bunnings? ;)
    Thought of that, not sure how load bearing it would be.

    Ended up getting a Grip Sport towball mount rack, found a 2 x Tilty on ebay for a good price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moorey View Post
    So do Grip.

    Unrelated, just assembled my tilty 2+2 today. Awesome bit of kit. Review to come.
    Not for the 2+2 tilty to my understanding but happily proven wrong. Looking forward to the review, I'm in the market for one or the other so keen to see a few more details.

    I'm in a similar boat with a 1.25" square receiver so will have to use a bolt on one anyway


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