Here's the issue:
I have an STi that I just ordered a Curt 1.25" hitch for.
We are also purchasing a '14 Forester with a 2" hitch.
The STi is currently my primary car (Forester will be my husbands who doesn't bike). I plan to do races this year that might be 3ish hours away and the main trail I ride is 30 minutes from my house. The Forester gets better gas mileage than the STi so I will for sure take it on any long trips.
I have decided on a Kuat NV, but need to decide if I want the rack to be 1.25" or 2". Obviously there is going to be an adapter on one of the cars.
I have read there are some alignment issues with the Curt hitch and the Kuat and it might need a new hole drilled. The days I use the STi will be primary Tuesday and Thursday rides after work which is about a 20 minute drive. I am thinking that since there might be an alignment issue, using a 2" to 1.25" adapter on the STi would avoid that issue, and the bikes would be taking a shorter trip on the adapter.
To complicate this issue, the Forester MIGHT become my primary car in the future but that is still debatable (I think my husband is trying to steal my STi).
My thinking is, my bike will be traveling longer distances on the Forester and so I should get the 2" rack for more stability. The shorter trips it will be on the STi, the STi will never go on any long trips.
Any suggestions? This is probably just a stupid question anyways, I know very little about hitches since this is my first and don't want to spend $500 on a rack and regret the size decision later.
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