Strong and reliable, this dual-arm bike rack tilts forward so you can access your cargo area while the rack is on your vehicle. The adjustable cradles rotate to accommodate most bike frames. And the arms fold down for simple storage. Call 800-298-8924 to order Swagman hitch bike racks part number S63380 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Swagman products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Swagman Trailhead 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Swagman Trailhead 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Swagman Hitch Bike Racks

(31 reviews)


Code:   S63380

Retail:$190.00

Price:$171.00


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Swagman Hitch Bike Racks - S63380

Strong and reliable, this dual-arm bike rack tilts forward so you can access your cargo area while the rack is on your vehicle. The adjustable cradles rotate to accommodate most bike frames. And the arms fold down for simple storage.


Features:

  • Tilting, hitch-mounted rack carries up to 4 bicycles
  • Dual-arm design provides maximum bike stability
    • Folds down for convenient storage - simply pull the pin
  • Anti-sway cradles secure bikes to the rack at 3 points using durable rubber straps
    • Rotate left to right and adjust front to back
      • Accommodate many types of alternative and women's frames
      • Reduce the need for a bike adapter bar
    • Prevent bike-to-bike contact during transport - deter scratches on paint finish
  • Versatile bike rack tilts forward to allow easy access to vehicle's rear cargo area
    • Releases forward when you remove pin
  • 2-Piece adapter sleeve converts carrier shank for use with 2" trailer hitches
    • Use bike carrier without sleeve on 1-1/4" trailer hitches
  • Anti-rattle, threaded pin and clip secure the rack to the trailer hitch
    • Eliminates rattle in the hitch receiver
    • Replace with Swagman's anti-rattle lock (S64029; sold separately) to lock bike carrier to your vehicle


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 4 bikes
    • Note: When using the bike carrier with a Class I trailer hitch, you can carry only 2 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 140 lbs
    • Capacity per bike: 35 lbs
  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and II) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Distance between the 2 rack arms (outside to outside): 11-1/2"
  • Cradle width: 1-1/4"
  • Distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar: 9-1/2"
  • Shank rise above the hitch receiver: 3"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs

Note: This dual-arm rack reduces the need for a bike frame adapter bar (sold separately) to mount a children's, women's, or alternative frame bicycle. However, to mount certain bikes or to keep your bike level on the rack, a bike adapter bar may be required. Most step-through bikes, dual-suspension bikes, and small children's bikes will require a bike adapter bar.


The Swagman Trailhead hitch-mounted bike rack carries four bikes on dual arms that provide superior stability during transport. The dual arms easily fold down for storage - just pull a pin - and each arm features an integrated reflector at its tip.


The Trailhead has anti-sway cradles that rotate and slide along the dual arms to perfectly position your specific bicycles, reducing the need for a bike adapter bar. The cradles include durable rubber straps to hold your bikes firmly in place on the rack. Because the cradles secure each bike at three places (twice along the top tube and once along the seat post or down tube), rocking back and forth is virtually eliminated, preventing bike-to-bike contact.


Trailhead tilts forward, away from your vehicle, when you remove a pin at the base. This allows easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area.


The Trailhead includes a two-piece adapter that installs over the shank to convert your rack for use on 2" hitch receivers. For 1-1/4" hitch receivers, use the rack without the adapter.

Trailhead comes with an anti-rattle, threaded hitch pin and clip to secure the rack to your trailer hitch and eliminate rattle during transport. To lock your rack to the hitch, replace the pin and clip with Swagman's anti-rattle lock (S64029; sold separately).



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Video Transcript for Swagman Trailhead 4 Bike Rack Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at this Swagman Trailhead. This is a hitch mounted hanging bike rake and it's been designed with foldable arms so we can get these down and out of the way when not in use. Now we've got this available in a 2-bike, a 3-bike or a 4-bike with the foldaway design. In a 4-bike with the fixed mount here. The Trailhead's a very sturdy, durable rack, it is really stable as you head down the road. There's a couple of features that they've incorporated in there to make sure that happens. The first is our threaded hitch pin bolt that keeps any side to side or up and down movement contained.

Then if we come up here just a little bit further, we've actually got a threaded black T-handle here, it works in conjunction with the black plate you can see, you'll see when it's loose our rack has some movement and some wobble there. When we tighten that back down, all that movement is going to be taken care of and we'll not have to worry about that. Now once we have our T-handle loosened, we can just rotate the black metal plate so it's running the same way as our rack and then pull the silver pin that's going to allow us to tilt the rack right out and away from our vehicle. In most cases, this going to give you more than enough room to open any rear trunks or rear hatches that you need to get in and out of your goodies that you want. Now it's very simple to get it back in its upright position, we're just going to bring it up so the holes line up, slide our pin back through, secure here on the other side and then we turn that plate and tighten our T-handle back down. Now they use a black powder-coat finish so it's going to be a strong and durable finish. We don't have worry about it fading over time or a lot of corrosion and stuff. There's that other pin here, you just pull that out and we can move our dual cradle arms up into position. Now there's two rubber stops right here.

Just like our features down here at the bottom did, this is also going to keep that rattle and that vibration to a minimum. We'll slide through our pin with our cradle arms in the upright position, sometimes you've got to push up and down on the arms a little bit to guide it in. Bring our clip around, we can secure it on our pin there and we'll have our cradle arms out into the loading position. The dual cradle arms of the Trailhead are just 11 1/2 inches from the outside of one to the outside of the other. This is really going to help us accommodate a wide variety of frame styles and secure our bikes properly onto our rack. Each set of cradles is going to have four rubber straps that help hold the bike in place.

As you can see here, these would be for going across the top two and then we've even got the anti-sway cradles located here in the rear. The seat down tube will come through there, the straps will come around and that's going to keep our bikes from swaying back and forth preventing them or at least helping to prevent them from making contact with one another or with our frame. The straps, themselves, are very nice, long, durable straps. They're really thick, heavy-duty. They're going to hold our bike very securely. As you can see, we've got the grooves that run through the bottom of the cradles there to help it accommodate any other brake cables and things of that nature.

These are wide enough to accommodate all the way up to an inch and a quarter frame width. Really nice, deep, wide pockets so we can really secure our stuff with. These will rotate to whatever angle that we need them to. To best accommodate our bikes, there's a lot of different types out there and a lot of different configurations so you are going to have options as far as moving those around go. Now they don't move freely, we don't have to worry about them spinning on their own, it definitely takes a little bit of force but it does allow us to customize that. These will also, again with a little bit force, it's not something that happens really easily but we can adjust these forward and back, right out to the silver stops that here on the back to keep them from coming all the way off, you see right here. That's easily adjustable, forward and back, so we can get the appropriate spacing on our bike. My bike's a big old bike so maybe I need a little bit more space and other narrower frame bikes, we don't need so much room so we can get that customized. The straps go onto one of the three, nice, heavy-duty connection points there. It'll hold our bike nice and snug no matter what diameter the frame's going to be here, we're going to have plenty of room to get that around and get it connected. Now that we've gone over all the feature of the rack, let me show you how to install this on your vehicle. As you can see here, we've got our inch and a quarter shank exposed. This is going to go right into the class one and class two hitches. You do want to keep in mind that if you're using it on a class one, you are going to be limited to a 2-bike capacity. Then to switch this over so we can put it our class three, we've got our two plate adapter. You can see there's a bevel hole there and a threaded hole, we want those to be in line with each other and those should be placed over the non-threaded hole, you can see here, this is our non-threaded hole. The one further up is threaded to accept our anti-rattle bolt. We'll place those on, line it up with the hole we just discussed and then it's just a matter of threading our Allen bolt into this side and we'll use our Allen key and we're going to tighten this right on down. Perfect, easy to install. Now we'll place the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch. We're going to line up our threaded hole here with our hitch pin hole. Once we have those in line, we're going to take our anti-rattle bolt which is provided and we're going to thread this on through. Now that we've got threaded through you'll notice we've got some movement and kind of some wiggle to our rack so now we need to use our wrench, we're going to tighten our bolt on down. This draws the shank of the rack over against our receiver tube and you'll notice that once that's nice and tight, all that play and all that wiggle is gone. We'll then take our provided clip and we're going to slide in the other end. Now here on the rear of the rack, if it's not already tightened, you see how we've got that wiggle and that noise, they've got this nice plate that's designed to go across the backside and then we just thread in the black T-handle and it going to take all that movement and all that play out of there as well. As you can see now, real nice and secure and we're ready to go down the road without a lot of noise. Loading up the bike is an easy process as well. You pull our pin located here at the top, rotate our arms up into position and we'll reinsert the pin in the new hole that we've created. Bring that on around. As you can see, nice, stable, sturdy ride for a bike and we've got our four straps that we're going to undo that we talked about earlier. With those opened up, let me grab our bike and we're just going to place the bike right up into the cradles that we just exposed and we've talked about the anti-sway cradle strap that you can select on each side. You want your down tube of your seat to be on the side that you've got your anti-sway cradle set up on. Now it's just a matter of pulling the straps around and getting it secured. As you can see there, nice and secure and ready to head down the road. As you can see, we've loaded our rack down to capacity. We are allowed 35 pounds per bike so we add 4 times 35 and it gives us 140 weight capacity. We started with our road bike then we went to our aluminum mountain bike, we got a hybrid style bike here, we've used an adapter bar on that and we also used an adapter bar on our ladies' bike just to even it out. This would have gone on the rack without but the rear end would have been kicked up really high so we wanted to keep it level, wanted to keep it even. The adapter bar we used is from Swagman, that part number is 64005, you can check that out on our website if you don't already have one and if you have a need for it. We'll now take the full load out through our test course to give you a really good idea of what it looks like in action. Here on our test course, we'll start by going through the slalom. This is going to show us the side to side movement of the rack just like if you we're going around corners or doing some evasive maneuvers. Once we turn the corner, we'll get into our alternating speed bumps, this shows you the twisting and torquing action on the rack just like a curb or a pothole might cause. Once we get into our solid speed bumps, we'll see the up and down movement, just like going in and out of a garage, parking lot or driveway. That will complete today's look at the Swagman Trailhead, part number S63380. .


Customer Reviews

Swagman Trailhead 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - S63380

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (31 Customer Reviews)

Strong and reliable, this dual-arm bike rack tilts forward so you can access your cargo area while the rack is on your vehicle. The adjustable cradles rotate to accommodate most bike frames. And the arms fold down for simple storage.


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by: Jason S.08/17/2012


Absolutely Wunderbar (wonderful)! etrailer support U.S. Service member by being one of the ONLY online vehicle equipment ordering organizations that ships to an APO address. (and I searched a ton of them) I live in Germany and work for the DoD. After researching SEVERAL sites to purchase and ship a trailer hitch, bike rack, mountain bike mount and electrical system to support it for my needs, I discovered my ONLY solution I was etrailer. Lots of others had the gear I required, but NONE of them, would ship to an APO address. Yes, the prices were just a bit higher than a few of the other sites, but without the ability to ship to an APO, the price difference was negligable. So, the GREAT things about etrailer; 1. Easy/simple ordering process 2. great seach tool capability, allowing me to find everything I needed and recommended other items I may not have thought about. 3. Simple / well layed out online order ability. 4. Amazingly quick, delivery. Within 10 days of my order being placed, I had everything in the mail. Yes, shipping cost a bit more than desired, but again, paying a bit more to ship at least allowed it to actually BE shipped to my APO. I've already had hitch and electrical installed and I'll be heading out camping this weekend, WITH my bikes in TOW and all thanks to etrailers exceptional support. Thanks ETRAILER Jason S. 52005



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by: Melissa02/11/2013


This is a very solid product! I have used it for over a year now and love it! I have had up to 3 bikes on this without a problem and have traveled over 8 hours in the car one way with absolutely no issues. Many other bike racks like this one that I see on other cars look unstable this is not unstable in anyway. I did have to file some of the paint off of the rack to get it to fit in my 1 and 1/4" hitch but once that was done it has been perfect. I also bought the locking hitch bolt which is awesome too. 65654


Comments

We still love our bike rack. We have used it a lot over the past yearincluding a couple of long distance trips from Chicago to the upperpeninsula in Michigan 8 hrs . It was one of the best accessory purchases Ihave ever made!

comment by: Melissa - 02/14/2014


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by: Venkat S10/05/2014


Was really easy to install, took me less than 30 minutes. If you are looking to have kids bicycle ( 16" or less) on this stand they might not fit . I could not fit my sons 16" bicycle on it. Otherwise it is a very sturdy stand and hold 4 bicycles easily. 154503


Comments

Still good, have used it thru summer over the week ends to take my kids to the park for riding.

Venkat S - 10/05/2015

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by: JP09/11/2015


Firstly, eTrailer was terrific in answering all the questions before I made the purchase and in guiding me to select the perfect bike rack for my Subaru. The item arrived in 2 days even with a free shipping option. Most of the rack came pre-assembled and it took me about 15 mins to install it. It perfectly fit on my 09 Subaru Impreza with 1 1/4 inch Curt Class -1 receiver. There are rattles and the rack is a very sturdy. After installation, I was also surprised to find that I do not even have to tilt the mast to access the rear hatchback. I understand that with Class-1 hitch on my car, I am limited to mounting only 2 bikes on this rack but that is a limitation of my car not the bike rack. I highly recommend eTrailer for their customer service and the Swagman trail-head bike 4 bike rack. 224982



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by: Greg12/04/2015


Got it delivered yesterday. Opened the box and it was fully assembled. All i had to do was open the box and set it into the hitch. Got it all setup within a couple of minutes (i drive a 16' Cherokee TH). Putting the bikes on and off was easy enough. Came across one issue during bike placement. My girlfriends bike is either oddly shaped or pretty small framed because i had trouble finding the right configuration for the strap to hold the bike without swaying. I also tried putting hers on first and that was difficult trying to get her bike to pass all of the straps and guide holders. Overall pretty satisfied with the product itself. Not much, if any at all, sway on the rack. 232995



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by: Mark W.06/30/2012


Although Swagman says the S63380 will hold four bikes up to 35 lbs, they also mention on the instruction sheet that the hitch has only a 100 lb max capacity! Our bikes all weigh about 30 to 32 lbs, so four bikes are too much for this hitch. I called etrailer to exchange for this reason and etrailer was awesome and sent me a prepaid return label and also immediately sent out a replacement (Sportrack A30404XT) that can carry the load. Fantastic customer service from etrailer! I noticed that they have updated the description on the etrailer page to add the 100 lb max capacity for this Swagman hitch, so hopefully this mix-up won't happen for anyone else. 46330



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by: Jerry S.12/02/2011


Have not actually been on the road with it so far. Installation on the hitch was a problem. The clearance hole in the 1-1/4 to 2 inch adapter was too small and I had to file it out so the threaded pin could be installed Looks like getting 4 hybrid bikes (with handle bars that extend straight out) on the rack is going to be a challenge. Bungie cords are going to be necessary to control the rotation of the front wheels. Recommend that potential buyers find a rack to try their bikes on before buying anything. 27609



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by: Jeff H.03/16/2011


I like the rack. The bikes mount to it very securely with little movement. Installation was a different story. The powder coating on the tongue was so thick I could not slide the bar into the hitch at all. I had to take my Dremel tool and spend over 30 minutes grinding away the powder coat down to bare metal. At that point the tongue just slid in perfectly with no slop or movement. The bar is solid steel so I am not worried that it will rust away time soon. I'll keep it protected in any event. 9535



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by: Edward Z.04/24/2011


I was able to assemble the swagman Trailhead 4 bike carrier in a few minutes. It fit perfectly into the receiver hitch. We use 1x6x40 ethafoam pads as a cushion between the bike and the frame and between bikes. The bike rack works exactly as advertised. I can quickly pull the pins to adjust both the horizontal rack and the vertical bar. The back door of the SUV is easily opened without removing any part of the rack. A great product! 12276



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by: Rory P.02/27/2015


i received my bike rack last night and tried it out for the first time. I think that so far it is great.. i was even able to get a girls bike to work without using the adapter. shipping was pretty fast also. overall very happy with my experience and the products i ordered. i won't hesitate to order from etrailer again. thank you for the pleasant transaction. 176302



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by: Tom Quinn03/16/2012


rack is very heavy and well constructed with heavy metal, however I had to grind off the paint in order to have it slide into the hitch but the tongue is solid metal and won't rust out in my lifetime. customer service was great . received the rack in 3 days as promised. this is the second time I dealt with this company and they are first class 34047



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by: Jerry T.06/28/2015


Mounted the Swagman 4 Bike carrier on the rear of our 5th wheel and went camping. Only had two bikes loaded but the carrier worked well. It would probably hold 3 but some moving around would be required to get 4 on. I'm impressed with the rigid ability of the carrier. It folds down easily when not in use. Shipping was prompt and packing was adequate. 207934



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by: Troy04/15/2012


Great quality. Good shipping information. One downside to the carrier is it works very easily with adult sized bikes, but children's bikes are more difficult to load onto rack due to smaller frames. The carrier I received did not include advertized integrated reflectors on end of tubes. 37279



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by: Kevin.C11/30/2011


Product arrived on time and the package was in good condition. It comes fully assembled which is a bonus, because I was able to use it right away. Great product for the price, highly recommended. 27500



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by: Tracy R06/29/2011


They offered free shipping by I needed it by the 4th. The order shipped the day I placed it and it arrived within 3 days. Thank you so much for the prompt and professional service. 18180



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by: vinny s.08/25/2014


I have not had a chance to use this product for any longer distance trips, but my initial reaction is very sturdy and well made. Fast ship and great customer service. 148434



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by: Jose M.07/12/2012


The product was shipped so quickly, arrived on time, it was very easy to assemble, the quality of the componentes is very good, I am very satisfied with this purchase. 47619



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by: Kevin05/18/2011


Nice rack, stable, customizable, same features and build quality of racks costing $100 more. fits the odd geometry of our GT bicycles well and our 20" LLbean bike to! 14761



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by: Judy06/26/2009


Bike rack was excellent I highly recommmend this rack it is so easy to install and to put the bikes on. It does not take alot of time. 2051



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by: Chris F.07/06/2012


Very easy to use, everything looks well built and durable. Even with bikes on the rack I can have full access to my cargo in the back. 46876



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by: BobR09/03/2014


etrailer had the best price of all online seller researched at the time of purchase, free delivery, and fast turn around! 150002



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by: John H01/12/2012


Easy to install. Works great. This replaced an inferior product bought at a local store that dwould't work correctly. 29554



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by: Patrick Fagan08/12/2012


Appears well made out of the box. Anxious to see how it holds up to use vs. the bing names in racks. 51452



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by: SCARY08/05/2015


I can always find to best value..and step by step instruction. Thank George. J 217039



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by: Jim06/29/2012


Product works great, easy to use and assembly. Service was fantastic. 46169



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by: Spencer08/02/2011


Shipped on time! Product in good new condition! Happy with services! 20939



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by: JKV09/22/2014


Easy to attach and load up to 4 bikes - including mountain bikes. 152406



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by: Judy04/22/2009


Great price We are very pleased with this bike carrier. 1780



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by: mike r06/18/2015


great product. best price i found anywh ere. 204229



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by: Keith G. L-town, Pa07/20/2012


Works well and easy to installand use. 48734



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by: Srini07/12/2012


little tricky to install but is good 47645

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  • Both racks are pretty similar in many respects, with similar weights and capacities. Both racks will tilt away from the vehicle to allow access to the trunk or hatch of the vehicle once the bikes are removed. Both racks use hook and loop fasteners to secure the bikes to the rack. Each rack also comes with an anti-rattle arrangement to tightly hold the rack in the receiver, thus reducing movement of the rack. The Pro Series Translite uses two arms to suspend the bikes, while the Eclipse...
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  • Will the Thule Passage 3 Bike Rack # TH911XT Fit a 2008 Lexus RX350
  • As long as there is an open space at the top of that rear spoiler for the mounting strap to pass through and attach to the edge of the rear hatch, the rack is capable of being installed on the vehicle. (Rather than the straps passing up and over the spoiler). This being said, Thule states that the hatch on the RX350 is not strong enough to accommodate the weight of the carrier plus three bikes, although using the two bike model, # TH910XT is acceptable. To carry three bikes, a hitch...
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  • Folding 4 Bike Dual Arm Rack for a Mongoose Mountain Bike
  • The Swagman rack, part # S63380 has cradles that are only 1-1/4 inch wide. As long as the width of your Mongoose frame is 1-1/4 inch or less, it will sit in the cradles and the straps will reach all the way around the frame of your bike. You should have no problem attaching your bike to this bike rack.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2010 Chrysler Town and Country
  • I can certainly help you out with trailer hitch and bike rack selection. For a trailer hitch, you have several options but basically you can get a Class II or Class III hitch. I recommend a Class III trailer hitch because they have higher capacity and use a 2 inch receiver opening instead of the lower capacity Class II hitches that use only a 1-1/4 inch opening. This larger size will offer more options for bike racks and will be stronger. I recommend the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, #...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for 2010 Honda Element
  • To mount a bike rack on the rear of your Element, there are two alternatives, a hitch mounted option or a trunk mounted option. The hitch mounted option would require that a hitch like the Hidden Hitch Class III receiver, part # 87506 be installed. The hitch would then serve as the attachment point for the bike rack, and could also be used with a cargo carrier or to tow a small trailer in the future, if the need should arise. Although going this route would be initially more expensive...
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  • Comparison of Thule Parkway # TH957 and Swagman Trailhead # S63380 For Mazda 5
  • The Swagman Trailhead 4 Bike Carrier # S63380 has a maximum weight capacity of 100 pounds. The Thule Parkway 4 Bike Rack, part # TH957, has a maximum weight capacity of 140 pounds, and each bike cannot weigh more than 35 pounds. Both bike racks can carry 4 bikes, and have a tilting feature to allow access to the rear hatch of your Mazda 5. The main difference is that the Swagman Trailhead will fit both 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches, but the Thule Parkway will only fit 1-1/4 inch hitches. I...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2011 Buick Lacrosse CXS
  • Some companies prefer to be more cautious with their product ratings than others. Curt requires the use of stabilization straps, # 18050, on all of their Class I and II trailer hitches, regardless of tongue weight capacity, in accordance with their warranty requirements. The Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch trailer hitches do not require a strap, but a strap can still be used and would not be a bad idea in any application using a larger bike rack. I would recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch,...
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  • Will a Pop-Up Camper Hit the Bikes on the Swagman Trailhead 4 Bike Towing Rack When Turning
  • The Swagman Trailhead 4 Bike Towing Rack, # S63390, will most likely fit with your pop-up camper, but you will want to do some measuring first. Clearance for the jack and propane tank will depend on how far they are from the front of the trailer coupler. The arms of this rack measure 26 inches from the center mast and 13 inches from the center mast to the center of the hitch pin hole. This means you will need about 13 inches of clearance from the front of the trailer coupler to the...
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  • Will the Thule Parkway 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack Fit on a 2007 Jeep Wrangler
  • There is 1 important measurement you will need to make to see if the Thule Parkway 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack, # TH956, will fit on your 2007 Jeep Wrangler. Measure the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the furthest point out on the spare tire. If that distance is less than 9-1/2 inches, then the rack will fit. I have included a video review and installation details below. The 4 bike, tilting rack with the most clearance is the Folding 4 Bike Dual Arm Rack...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2015 Honda Accord Sedan
  • All of the trailer hitches for your 2015 Honda Accord are going to be Class I hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers so you would not be able to use a 2 inch bike rack. You could use an adapter but that will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent (from 200 pounds down to 100 pounds) and put additional stress on the hitch and vehicle. Also, Class I trailer hitches can only support up to 2 bikes maximum. Even if the bike rack used is Class I compatible and can hold more...
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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendations for 2011 Honda CR-V
  • There are many hitch mounted bike racks that are compatible with the # 75547 Class III hitch installed on your 2011 Honda CR-V. If you want to avoid using an adapter bar, a platform style rack would work well. The Swagman XTC-2, part # S64670 is a very popular rack that is highly rated by our customers. The ratcheting hooks secure the bike frame, and work very well with womens bikes unless they are the step-through variety that only use a single down tube. A platform rack that hooks...
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  • How Tall are the Cradles on the Swagman Trailhead Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled a Swagman Trailhead bike rack # S63380 to measure the cradle height for you. The overall height is 4-1/2 inches and the height at the center of the cradle is 3 inches. The cradles can move on the bike rack arms so you can turn them however you need to fit the bike. You can see in the pictures of the rack how some of the cradles are turned horizontal. You could always do that to better fit the bike.
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  • Bike Rack for Towing for GMC Yukon
  • We have a few options to accomplish what you are wanting to do. You could go with a towing bike rack that features an integrated ball mount, like the Swagman Trailhead towing rack, part # S63390. The only possible drawback to using a towing bike rack is the fact that when towing with it, the tongue weight capacity of the rack is pretty low, 300 lbs. This includes the rack, the weight of the bikes on it, and the trailer tongue weight. If you have a very small trailer with a low tongue weight,...
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  • Recommendation for an Economical 2 Inch Hitch Bike Rack for Carrying 4 Bikes On a 2011 Honda Pilot
  • We have several economical options for carrying 4 bikes in the Class 3 hitch on your 2011 Honda Pilot. For my money, the best rack would be the Thule Hitching Post Pro, # TH934XTR, that you referred to would be a good choice. It also tilts away from the vehicle for access to the back, and it does have anti-sway cradles. Finally, take a look at the Swagman Trailhead, # S63380, this rack features anti-sway cradles, tilts away from the vehicle for access, and the arms fold down for compact...
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  • Can the Pro Series 4 Bike Rack # 63124 Carry 26 Inch Cruisers
  • The Pro Series # 63124 bike rack should be able to handle your 26 inch cruisers with no problem. Since this rack uses hook and loop straps to secure the bikes to the rack, and the rack does not use anti-sway cradles that prevent the bikes from swaying back and forth and striking each other or the vehicle carrying them, this is a rack I would typically recommend for an occasional rider who is transporting their bikes short distances. The rack has a 120 lb weight capacity. If you will...
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  • Solutions for Towing PWC Trailer and Carrying 4-Bike Rack with 2009 Toyota Highlander
  • First, you'll need a hitch. I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch, part # 75726. You'd also need a trailer wiring harness. If your Highlander has the tow package, you'll need # 56042. If you don't have the tow package,use # 118449. Your local RV dealer or mechanic should be able to install the hitch with no problem whatsoever. Draw-Tite says the installation should take a professional no more than 50 or 60 minutes to install, so an hour to an hour and 1/2 of labor should be...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Bike Rack for 2013 Toyota Avalon
  • For your 2013 Avalon, I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class II receiver, part # 36540. You did not mention how many bikes you were wanting to carry, but the Swagman Trailhead is a good mid-priced model that is available in a 2-bike, # S63360 3-bike, # S63365 or 4-bike model, part # S63380. The Trailhead provides all of what I consider essential features for a bike rack, like an anti-rattle hitch pin and anti-sway cradles that will prevent the bikes from swaying back and forth during...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for 2004 BMW X3
  • Your best bet for carrying bikes on your 2004 BMW X3 would be to install a hitch like the Curt # 13573 and use a hitch mounted bike rack. Swagman offers the reasonably priced Trailhead model, that's available in a 2 bike model as part # S63360, a 3 bike as part # S63365 and a 4 bike as part # S63380. None of our vendors who produce trunk mounted bike racks have anything that would be compatible with your X3. Because the top straps of the rack would need to clip to the top of the rear...
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  • Will the Tow Ready 4 Bike Rack Extend Far Enough Past the Spare Tire on a Hummer H3
  • The Tow Ready 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack with Frame Mount Cradles, # 63124, will fit on your Hummer H3 if the measurement from the center of your hitch pin hole to the furthest part of the spare tire is less than 8 inches. I have included assembly and review videos for this rack below. The hitch mounted, tilting 4 bike rack with the most clearance is the Folding 4 Bike Dual Arm Rack - Swagman Trailhead, # S63380. It measures 13 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the...
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  • Is There an Extension and Rise for Swagman Original Bike Rack for 3 Bike?
  • I am sorry, we do not carry an extension bar with a rise. However, we do carry bike racks with a longer shank and a rise. The Swagman Trailhead for three bikes (part number S63365) has a 4-1/2 inch rise and the length of the foot is 13 inches from the pin hole to the start of the rack. The Swagman Trailhead also has a 4-bike rack (part number S63380) with the same rise and length.
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount 4-Bike Rack Recommendation for 1 Mens Bike and 3 Girls Bikes
  • The best solution for carrying 4 bikes, 3 of them with slanted top tubes, is to go with a single arm bike rack that has rotation cradles so that you can carrying the girls bikes level. Take a look at the Swagman XP, # S64940. As far as bike racks go it is about in the middle as far as price. The main benefit is that you can use this rack with girls bikes and not have to use adapters. You could use a 2 arm bike rack like # S63380, but you would also need 3 of the bike adapter bars, #...
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Robert G

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Patrick B

Expert Research:
Michael H

Expert Research:
Reno H

Expert Research:
Jameson C

Video by:
Joshua S

Video by:
Jacob T

Installed by:
Rick A

Expert Research:
John H

Updated by:
Adele M

Video by:
Andrew L

Expert Research:
Adam R

Video Edited:
Kathleen M

Video by:
Dustin K

Test Fit:
Randy B

Video by:
Chris R

Test Fit:
Hayden R

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