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Decided to install a hitch on my leased 2016 Volt Gen 2. If the dealer gives me problems, so be it.

Since installing the hitch requires removing the bumper, I decided to have a pro do it. They ordered me a Curt since they don't use Draw-Tite. Too bad, since the Curt has a 100 lbs tongue rating and the Draw-Tite has 200 lbs.

Here are some pics with the 1up USA bike rack installed. It's so easy to get the bikes on and off the rack. I've driven 50 miles now at highway speeds and it's solid.

The key though, is that you can still see the license plate (kinda) when the rack is folded up and down with bikes on it. So hopefully no trouble from the police.

You do lose the Parking Sensors with the rack folded up. Mirror blindside monitors still work. Backup camera is largely obscured.
 

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Plus be careful driving down narrow sreeets where mirrors are commonly torn off. I'd worry a little about those wheels protruding out and hitting something as you pass.

Many years ago I bought Yakima Q towers and bike racks to stick bikes on the roof of a Suburban and a BMW for camping trips. The number of times I've actually ridden bikes using those bike racks was definitely not worth it. We've driven to the grand canyon and back as well as Yosemite and back without using the bikes. We brought them just in case, but really never needed them. Hope you get more use out of your hitch mounted bike rack than I did.
 

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Decided to install a hitch on my leased 2016 Volt Gen 2. If the dealer gives me problems, so be it.

Since installing the hitch requires removing the bumper, I decided to have a pro do it. They ordered me a Curt since they don't use Draw-Tite. Too bad, since the Curt has a 100 lbs tongue rating and the Draw-Tite has 200 lbs.

Here are some pics with the 1up USA bike rack installed. It's so easy to get the bikes on and off the rack. I've driven 50 miles now at highway speeds and it's solid.

The key though, is that you can still see the license plate (kinda) when the rack is folded up and down with bikes on it. So hopefully no trouble from the police.

You do lose the Parking Sensors with the rack folded up. Mirror blindside monitors still work. Backup camera is largely obscured.
And, you can always remove the hitch at lease end, if it's a problem. The only sign that something has been there will be that little cutout in the bottom airflow thing.
 

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Nice! I always wanted to get that rack, I could just never justify the expense of the hitch + rack when it's pretty easy to take off a front wheel and throw the bike in the hatch (with seats folded). Maybe if I rode a lot, but I barely ride anymore. Love the way it functions and it looks great, hope you enjoy it!
 

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+1 for this setup. I got the exact same rack on my gen2 and its awesome. This is handy especially if your riding a few times a week or more. Taking off the front wheel will start to become a hassle IMO.
 
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