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?
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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:
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.
Hope this helps!
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