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Question about trunk bike rack fit on a 2018 Subaru Forester.

I have a 2018 Forester.  It has a "spoiler" on the back window.  Some trunk mounted bike racks won't work because of the spoiler (or so I remember reading when I looked last).  Anyhow, I'm looking at the Thule Gateway Pro 2 bike rack.  The "fit guide" says it's good, but I want to be sure it works with the spoiler.  Can you tell me?


Many thanks!

Richard Sandor


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Thanks for reaching out! You should be good to go with that rack. On Thule's website you can see a picture of the rack installed on a car with a spoiler similar to your Forester (VW Golf). We will include the photo below. You just want to make sure you follow the manufacturers recommendations on fit to your car:

 Fit information
  • 101. Place top clips in the gap at the front edge of the top of the trunk, hatch or door.
  • 102. Place lower clips in the bottom edge of trunk or hatch.
  • 121. Caution: Rear wiper can not be used when carrier is mounted.
  • 128. Lower arm of carrier should be positioned on upper tier of bumper.
  • FIT DIAL:10 

Hope this helps!

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