Land Rover Defender with Spare Wheel and Thule VeloSpace XT Bike Carrier

Yes you can!  We are often asked if this is possible as it's difficult to fit a bike rack to a Defender with a Spare Wheel on the back of the vehicle.  But we have found a way to do this as shown in our image which shows a Thule VeloSpace XT 3 Bike Carrier fitted.  It is not an easy job but it can be done with the following steps.

1st Build rack with spare wheel adapter first!

2nd Change wire setting so that you can drop bike rack to the lowest position

3rd Drop the spare wheel adapter

4th Open rear door on Defender fully

5th Clamp on the bike rack

6th Close the door

7th Secure the wheel adapter in position

8th Tilt the rack

9th  You can open the door to access the boot but not fully

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