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I have a 2009 Forester and would like to purchase a bike rack that goes into the trailer hitch. Does anyone have this type of bike rack? I'd like to know if there is enough clearance to open the rear gate when the bike rack is tilted away from the vehicle. Thanks.

I'm thinking about the Yakima Double Down 2.
 

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Yeah, you should have no problem if you get a bike rack that has a tilting hitch feature.
And if not just get an extender for it.
 

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I have one. It tilts down quite a bit so it should clear. I never had any issues with my Jetta but, I don't have a hitch installed yet on my SF though.
 

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Just installed the Yakima Double Down 2 yesterday. Plenty of clearance for the rear gate to open while the rack is tilted down.
 
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