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#1 OFFLINE   KAFusion

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 08:38 AM

I'm looking to purchase a trunk bike rack for my '14 Fusion and was wondering if anyone has an recommendations for which one I should get that would work well with this car. Also for people that do use them have they had any issues with paint scrapes/chips using this type of rack? Thanks!









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#2 OFFLINE   jeffo65

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 01:34 PM

I went with a hitch rack. Easy on, easy off. We installed the hitch ourselves.

 

I could not get my Saris Trunk rack to fit the trunk of the FFH.  With the extra wide trunk lip at the bottom, I could not get a solid hold for the straps.  I don't believe the trunk lid is sufficiently rigid enough to hold a bike rack plus the bikes.  On past cars, we have used SARIS Bones racks and they still leave small scratches.  I have put pads/towels under the rack pads, but they still have left marks.

 

Sorry I could not answer you better.


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#3 OFFLINE   jtbogus

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 07:18 PM

I went with a hitch rack. Easy on, easy off. We installed the hitch ourselves.

 

I could not get my Saris Trunk rack to fit the trunk of the FFH.  With the extra wide trunk lip at the bottom, I could not get a solid hold for the straps.  I don't believe the trunk lid is sufficiently rigid enough to hold a bike rack plus the bikes.  On past cars, we have used SARIS Bones racks and they still leave small scratches.  I have put pads/towels under the rack pads, but they still have left marks.

 

Sorry I could not answer you better.

What hitch system did you use, and how much was it?



#4 OFFLINE   DeeCee

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 09:37 PM

See third topic in this section. Referenced below.

 

http://fordfusionhyb...-for-bike-rack/


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#5 OFFLINE   KAFusion

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 09:49 AM

See third topic in this section. Referenced below.

 

http://fordfusionhyb...-for-bike-rack/

Thank you!



#6 OFFLINE   jeffo65

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:55 AM

KAFusion and jtbogus,

 

I went with the Curt hitch from AutoAnything.  It was $109 delivered.

 

If you have any questions or need any pictures, send me a message and I will answer them.

 

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#7 OFFLINE   KAFusion

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 01:05 PM

Thanks Jeff. I bought that same Curt hitch. Should be arriving tomorrow. Just waiting for the rack to come in too.



#8 OFFLINE   jeffo65

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 08:53 AM

Thanks Jeff. I bought that same Curt hitch. Should be arriving tomorrow. Just waiting for the rack to come in too.


What rack did you go with?

I went with a tray rack, the Kuat Sherpa. Nice and easy and very solid. Plus it only weighs 29 pounds. That makes it easy for my wife to put it on or take off if necessary.

http://kuatracks.com...s/hitch/sherpa/
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#9 OFFLINE   Charrua

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 11:55 AM

I went with one of these: http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I just made a 400 mile trip and it worked great. There are 2 slotted holes in the trunk lid that I used for the lower strap clips. I'm not sure if that's what they're for or not but there was no sign of damage or denting anywhere.

 

A disadvantage of a trunk mounted bike rack is that the bikes are held higher than with a hitch mounted rack and therefore probably affects the car aerodynamics more. I took about a 10 MPG hit.


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