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I need a two unit bike rack that will clear...

I need a two unit bike rack that will clear a rear mounted spare tire on a RV.
The 2" receiver face opening is 12" inside of the outer surface of the spare tire (enclosure), so I estimate the overall tongue length of the rack would be about 16" ( to the upright element of the rack). Does the Yakima Double Down unit fit these parameters?

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Here are the DoubleDown 2's dimensions:

About 44” high & 28” extension from hitch bolt hole (13" when folded.) About 11.5” between back of mast and hitch bolt hole. Distance from the bolt hole to part of the rack nearest the vehicle is 9". Distance between arms is 12" (center to center).

The 'mast' is what you would call the upright element on the rack. So it looks like it's only 11.5" from the HITCH BOLT HOLE (not the 2" receiver face) and the MAST (or the upright element). I would measure from the hitch bolt hole to the outer surface of the spare tire to get the best idea whether the DoubleDown 2 will fit...

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Dude, Jason brought the goods! Nice work Jason, very helpful (for me at least!).

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I travel in a Roadtrek (Sprinter van) with two doors that open outward in the back of the van. Does this rack tilt so that I can open these doors to access equipment in the back of my van without having to remove the rack from the hitch?