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    Mounting Holdup 2 hitch to short hitch receiver

    Hi,
    I have just purchased a Yakima Holdup 2 and since unpacking and getting ready to fit, have found my hitch receiver on the truck is shorter than the rack mount.
    Modifying the tow mount on my truck is not an option as it is certified (to 2 tonne). I would have to replace the whole thing.
    Has anyone had this issue and ended up cutting the rack shorter?
    To be clear the pin would then fit and still be there to secure into the receiver. I know it would void a warranty but if I think about it logically, the current hitch manages far bigger loads. What could go wrong?

    Any suggestions?
    Cheers Foeg

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    Can you post a pic or two. That may help a lot.

    My 4runner has a very short receiver compared to other stuff I've owned. The 4Runner is a class 3 hitch and I've never had an issue. Some of the bungs do go all the way through the hitch and out the back a little. My old Saris did as well. My current 1up doesn't have a hitch pin and sure flush with the back of the hitch tube.

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    Thanks for the reply.
    I bit the bullet and went ahead a cut the rack down. It worked fine. There is still plenty of rack interfaced with the receiver and the through pin tightens so there is no wobbling.
    Happy with the outcome and stoked with the rack.

    Cheers Foeg

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    Any issues with the hitch since cutting it?

    Foeg - I'm running into the same issue with my Crosstrek. The stinger on the hitch rack is about 0.5" too long and it's hitting the muffler. I'll prob end up cutting it but I'm wondering how yours has held up over the past few years of use. Any issues? Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Foeg View Post
    Thanks for the reply.
    I bit the bullet and went ahead a cut the rack down. It worked fine. There is still plenty of rack interfaced with the receiver and the through pin tightens so there is no wobbling.
    Happy with the outcome and stoked with the rack.

    Cheers Foeg

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    Hi Parker, I reckon youíll be fine with cutting off half an inch. Iíve had no issues and everything works as it should. Cheers Foeg

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