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

Swagman Hitch Bike Racks

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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: 100 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"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

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).



63380 Swagman Trailhead 4 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting







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Buyers Guide



ProductPrice DifferenceNumber of BikesInstallationRack Folds withEasy to Use ScoreRack Locks to HitchLocks Bike to RackAnti-RattleBike Frame ContactBike Compatibility ScoreBike Love ScoreTest Video

S63380
$171.00
current product
4WrenchPin4NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43 

63124
$125.95
$45.05
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4WrenchPin3.5NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame32.5 

TH956
$174.95
$3.95
more
4WrenchPin4NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43 

TH934XTR
$199.95
$28.95
more
4WrenchPin4NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43

TH9029
$230.95
$59.95
more
4WrenchSwitch6NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43

SR26248
$223.00
$52.00
more
4WrenchPin4NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43

SR26247
$300.00
$129.00
more
4WrenchSwitch5Yes, BoltNoOne-WayHangs by Frame45

TH9025
$318.95
$147.95
more
4Tool FreeSwitch7.5Yes, KnobYes, CableTwo-WayHangs by Frame48 

TH957
$174.95
$3.95
more
4WrenchPin4NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43 

S63360
$144.00
$27.00
less
2WrenchPin5NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43 

Y02424
$175.20
$4.20
more
4WrenchSwitch6NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43 

59401
$159.95
$11.05
less
4WrenchPin4NoYes, CableOne-WayHangs by Frame45

S64400
$172.80
$1.80
more
4WrenchNone3NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame32 

S63365
$153.00
$18.00
less
3WrenchPin4NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43 

S64665
$351.00
$180.00
more
4WrenchPin4Yes, BoltYes, CableOne-WayWheel Supported, Frame Stabilized58

59403
$149.95
$21.05
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3WrenchPin4NoYes, CableOne-WayHangs by Frame45 

S64670
$210.60
$39.60
more
2WrenchPin5NoNoOne-WayWheel Supported, Frame Stabilized54

S63410
$252.00
$81.00
more
4WrenchSwitch6NoYes, CableOne-WayHangs by Frame45

1370400
$223.95
$52.95
more
4WrenchPin3NoNoOne-WayNo Contact, Wheel Hanging72 

PR8062404
$94.95
$76.05
less
4WrenchPin4NoNoOne-WayHangs by Frame43 
ProductPrice DifferenceNumber of BikesInstallationRack Folds withEasy to Use ScoreRack Locks to HitchLocks Bike to RackAnti-RattleBike Frame ContactBike Compatibility ScoreBike Love ScoreTest Video

Buyers Guide Columns

Number of Bikes - The maximum number of bikes the rack is designed to carry.

Installation - Racks with a tool free installation are typically easier and quicker to install on your vehicle.

Rack Folds with - Switches typically make using a rack more convenient. Pins will provide the same functionality in a lower cost alternative.

Easy to Use Score - Ease of use is determined by how heavy the rack is, how easy is it to attach to your vehicle, how easy is it to load your bikes and how easy is it to use the features of the rack such as folding.

Rack Locks to Hitch - Bike rack locks to the hitch on the vehicle to help deter theft of the rack.

Locks Bike to Rack - Secures the bike with a lock to help deter theft of the bike.

Anti-Rattle - Provides a method for tightening rack in hitch opening to reduce the amount of bounce and sway in a rack. One-Way reduces side to side movement, Two-Way reduces side to side and up and down movement.

Bike Frame Contact - Important if you are concerned about scratches and marring of your bike frame.

Bike Compatibility Score - Racks with a higher compatibility score will work with a wider variety of bikes, such as road, mountain, women's, kid's, downhill, fat bikes, cruisers. Racks with a lower score may need a bike adapter bar to carry some bikes, or only be designed to carry a specific bike type.

Bike Love Score - Higher score racks do a better job of keeping your bike safe, theft and damage free while on the rack. Locks, anti-rattle and how the bike is supported are important aspects of Bike Love.




Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.6 out of 5 stars   (102 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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





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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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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






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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating 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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim06/29/2012


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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Spencer08/02/2011


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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JKV09/22/2014


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






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Judy04/22/2009


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






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


Works well and easy to installand use. 48734






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Srini07/12/2012


little tricky to install but is good 47645






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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Saki09/14/2013

Review from a similar Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack


My previous bike rack was a hitch mounted Yakima. It was sturdy but not well suited for my low Subaru Impreza. It stuck out too far and hung too low so that I had to inch my way down the driveway or over speed bumps for fear of it bottoming out. A roof rack or a rear window mounted rack was not suitable since I wanted to be able to also carry two kayaks. First, I tried to modify my rack by shortening the part that sticks out of the hitch. I tried to saw off about 6 inches so it wouldn't stick out so far but the steel was much too hard. I ended up ruining several metal-cutting blades on my power saw before I gave up. I looked for other rack options. There weren't many out there. But eventually, I found something that met my needs. I purchased the "Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Fold Down Bicycle Hitch Rack" in 2013 from eTrailer.com. The part that enters the hitch curves up to increase clearance from the ground. It is sturdy and sticks out far enough so I can still open my trunk hatch without having to lower the main vertical bar on the hitch (though I could if I wanted to). It isn't often I am really excited about a piece of gear but this hitch rack has made me worry-free when I transport my bicycle(s) via car. The only thing I don't like is that it is advertised as being a 3 bike carrier but it only fits 2 hybrid bikes. Maybe it will fit 3 skinny racing bikes but for the average rider, don't expect to fit on more than 2. But my experience is that is the case for all bicycle racks. 99929


Comments

Utilizing adapter bars will help with bike fitment. Alternative frame bikes, like your hybrids, will end up sitting cock-eyed or uneven on hanging style bike racks. Adding an adapter bar will help the bikes fit much better on the rack and may even allow you to fit 3 on the rack.

Patrick B - 09/18/2013

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: AlleyCat05/17/2013

Review from a similar Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack


First off, thanks to Jason T. or "Troop". The exemplary customer service he provided is rare these days. Troop made several calls to the various manufacturers to ascertain which bike rack would afford me the most ground clearance as my new VW Golf sits low to the ground and my old bike rack frequently scraped the ground when I went up even a slight up hill grade. His efforts paid off as he found me the best bike rack for my car, the Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Carrier. It sits up off the ground just high enough that it doesn't scrape on my driveway. It is also sturdy and holds my bikes securely. And, the delivery was amazingly fast. I had my rack in about 2 days! Note to Troop, see my Pittsburgh Pirates Logo on my bumper in the attached pictures? Pirate Fans persevere! The Bucco's will be coming after your Cardinals this year! Thanks again Troop! 80677


Comments

Still happy with the Swagman rack. It is easy to put on and take off and can be done in minutes.

AlleyCat - 05/25/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert D.03/16/2012

Review from a similar Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack


Flawless - quiet - secure - easy - convenient. Winner! I just completed a 1624 mile road trip/move from DC to Austin TX with the Swagman bike rack on a 2010 Honda Fit. This rack felt kind of heavy, but did a great job - no noise, no vibration, and the deep saddles and straps made me feel very secure. Love the saddle design. Wrap one strap around the seat tube and one around the top tube on one end, and two around the top tube on the other. I used a bungy cord to keep the front wheel in line with the frame. Very secure, noise-free. The swing-down design came in very handy when accessing the hatch. I hadn't considered this important when I bought it, but it is a nice feature, especially given the weight of the rack. Nicer to keep it in the hitch and swing it down to get in the back. Also, note how the rack rises up from the hitch receiver. This gave me plenty of ground clearance. I had that little Honda way loaded and the rack never bottomed out or scraped when entering driveways, parking lots, or up ramps. This was the right blend of features, cost and quality for my use. I'm not sure what more I could have wanted! 34084



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill D09/12/2013

Review from a similar Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack


This rack is very sturdy, great fit and finish and install was a breeze. I just did a quick test load of my bike and that worked out very well. The other nice feature is that the rack extends out far enough to clear my oversize spare tire (Wrangler) and of course the assembly will pivot down to allow full opening of the gate. I'm very happy with my decision on choosing this product. 99672


Comments

Hello! I am curious to know if your rack completely tilts back to open the tailgate completely? I will be mounting this on my 14 Wrangler Unlimited and want to make sure this clears the spare and also tilts far enough to access the rear. Thank you! Chris from Delaware

comment by: Christopher - 05/04/2014


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Youre welcome. I like it very much and find it was a wise purchase. The only problem I am finding though is locating the proper bolt that has a locking system, to lock the rack to the hitch. Right now I am using the bolt that came with it and have a chain lock going through the hitch and the rackbut Im having a bit of trouble finding the right locking bolt system that fits the threads, the same bolt type that came with the rack..might you know off hand which is the proper one? Im looking for the one where the locking device attaches on the end of the bolt, its a key locking device. I tried twice now getting two different sizes and neither one works, one is too big and the other one has the wrong thread pattern, even though both are made by Sawgman.

Bill D - 09/15/2014

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Thanks for your feedback. The locking threaded hitch pin that we suggest for your Swagman Trailhead is the # S64029
Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable for Swagman Bike Racks w/ 1-1/4" & Combo Shanks - 7'
$45.00
, it is also sold in kit # S64031
Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable for Swagman Bike Racks w/ 1-1/4" & Combo Shanks - 7'
$45.00
that includes a locking cable. Both of these items can be seen as related items on the right hand side of the product page.

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bernie10/25/2013

Review from a similar Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack


I just received my Swagman Trailhead 3 bike carrier. It was very easy to unbox and install it for the first time on my hitch. The instructions were clear. I did a test run with one bicycle and I had no problems. 105160


Comments

After we sold our SUV our Thule bike rack with a 2 x 2 tongue was no good for the receiver on our new Subaru Outback. I was able to sell the used Thule for the same price of the new Swagman bike rack. The Swagman works just as well as the Thule so I am very happy with the purchase. Thanks for asking.

Bernie - 10/30/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Keith Y.09/12/2012

Review from a similar Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack


This bike carrier does what it is supposed to do for a reasonable amount of money. However it could be a lot better without increasing manufacturing cost. My gripe is that it sticks out so far behind the vehicle. To give you an idea of how far back it is, I've got a hatchback and the hatch can open without tilting it. Makes the tilt feature redundant then doesn't it? This effectively puts weight just that much further back and acts as a lever, causing the load to bounce more and exerting more stress on the hitch and car. Because it is so far back Swagman saw there was a danger of striking pavement behind it so bent the hitch extrusion up to provide more clearance. If I were to do it again, I would purchase a competitor with tilt feature that sits closer to the vehicle. 54434


Comments

I agree - the carrier sticks out too far behind my car. Is a shorter arm available?

comment by: charles e - 05/06/2013


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There is not a shorter arm available. Some vehicles do need the extra length in order to open hatches or trunks with the bike rack tilted down. It all depends on the vehicle and location of the hitch. The photos we have of this rack with a Volkswagen EOS show how with certain vehicles, the shank length is necessary and fits well.

Patrick B - 5/8/2013




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John H07/30/2012

Review from a similar Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack


I chose this rack based on the reviews, and it lives up to the hype. Very solid construction, and a very solid fit in the receiver. After installing it, I attached my bike and drove it around a bit just to get a sense of how solid it was. After many years of a trunk mounted rack, this rack is rock solid by comparison. And I can easily open and access the trunk even with my bike in place. I'm not only pleased with the rack and the hitch I purchased, but also EXTREMELY impressed with the great people at etrailer.com. I sent a question that was answered quickly, and they kept me informed of my order and its status every step of the way. Thank you so much!! 49884



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Emma M.06/03/2013

Review from a similar Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack


Sturdy, easy to mount bikes-takes less than 3 minutes, bikes do not move when traveling, quiet ride, and awesome price! 83189


Comments

It is holding up beautifully after 1 year!

Emma M - 06/03/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Harriet B05/13/2014

Review from a similar Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack


I am a 64 yr. old woman. I watched the video how to put the bike rack on my trailer hitch of my Jeep. I went out and within 10 min. I had it all done. It was so easy. The problem I had was getting the bikes on! I had 2 Giant women bikes to get on. The first time it took me over 45 min. The next time about 25 min. Finally the third time I put them on in about 5 min. I just had to figure out the puzzle. It is a very solid rack with little or no rocking around. I really like it a lot. 130341



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Donn06/25/2014

Review from a similar Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack


Swagman Trailhead 3 bike carrier: This is a very good product. Certainly has a lot of features for the money. Folds up nicely It Tilts out of the way when opening rear door Bike attachment system is secure and easy to use It is very stout and seems to be well made Assembly is a breeze Negatives: Bicycle carrier ares are a little short for carrying 3 bikes Description of product should have said something like "Stabilizer Straps necessary for use on Class I hitch" 137664



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Deena08/22/2014

Review from a similar Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack


Bike rack fits securely to car. No bike sway. It's a bit cumbersome to get used to installing and loading bike compared to the more expensive models. Had to use straps to secure bike wheels from moving and turning. Otherwise a great rack and reasonable price. 148026



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Peter B07/15/2013

Review from a similar Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack


Easy to install, though poorly written instructions, with illustrations that don't illustrate the point being made in the instructions. Device seems to work well with standard diamond frame bikes, easy to use. Wobbles a lot when I look in the rearview mirror, though everything is tightened as instructed. But I think that is normal for this device and that it is operating as intended because it feels fairly solid just to tug on by hand. 89540



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim V09/12/2011

Review from a similar Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack


My Swagman Trailhead 2-bike carrier arrived on time and was easy to assemble. Both bikes fit nicely on the carrier (even the female style bike for my wife). I’ve taken the bikes out on a short test drive and both remained secure. I had contemplated buying the cheaper Road Gear bike rack, but was glad I upgraded to the Swagman. E-trailers web site was very helpful and their on-line response to questions was excellent. 23850



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: RoxyHG06/18/2012

Review from a similar Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack


We were replacing a trunk mount rack because we pruchased a new vehicle and didn't want to scratch it up with the old rack. This hitch mount rack is perfect. Easy to put together, easy to put in and remove from hitch and no scratching of our vehicle! The bikes were very secure when strapped down in the carrier. Even the guy tailgating us all the way to the bike trail wasn't concerned about the bikes coming loose! 44620



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: tom s02/05/2012

Review from a similar Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack


the s shape foot bar that goes into hitch is way to high and way to long,,the rest of the rack is great,it was exactly what etrailors advertised but i was disappointed in the length and hieghth,might work great on suv,van or truck but for a car there is too much bounce and movement from the wind due to the distance from car and how high it is,,love the service from etrailor will definitely use for all trailor needs 31126



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Swagman Trailhead 304/01/2014

Review from a similar Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack


I recently purchased a Swagman Trailhead 3. The whole experience with Etrailer was first class the website,paying,tracking and the value for money.Not to mention the quality.The rack takes all sizes of frame,great design. We went on to purchase a trailer hitch assembly and was impressed by the price quality and shipping. Etrailer are now my go to bike trailer company. Thank you. Ian Potter Ojai California 123325



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jay C.08/05/2011

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folds up nice, fits womans frame without adapter bar and holds our bikes very secure, I changed all the bolts to marine grade stainless steel,cost about $ 14.00, but I hate rust !!!. I also bungy cord the wheels to stop them from spinning while driving, ( it drives people behind you at nite NUTS, been their !! Enjoy this mount, you cant go wrong, and muchmor secure than the vecro ones !!! happy trails 21227



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: trevor05/13/2014

Review from a similar Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack


Easy to assemble but don't call it assemble. It was one bolt. Holds the bikes great. Worth the purchase. Fast shipping and great communication. Etrailer knows customer service. I have purchased a few items here and perfect each time. What a world it would be if every company focused on service and value for their customer! Don't laugh!! Buy something and you will see what I am talking about 130285



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim F07/23/2012

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Good hitch mount trailer, like the swing down feature. Fairly easy to assemble and mount. A little wiggly side to side (clockwise/counterclockwise), but very solid up/down or front/back. I've used it locally, and for a longer trip (>200 miles at highway speed each way) If it were a bit stiffer side to side, I would have rated it excellent. Good product, good value. 49075



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Roger M.05/16/2014

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Appears well built, haven't used it in anger yet, but something that wasn't clear from the blurbs is that it achieves its stability by being bolted (and torqued down) to the receiver hitch. No big deal; a bit or extra work to swap it out for other items but not something I expected. It's all in the instructions so read before purchase (unlike me). 131022



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jason N03/27/2014

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Thank you so much. You guys have the best customer service I've seen in a long time. My hitch bike rack came in perfect condition and early too. I broke my neck a yr ago this Saturday. So for someone in my condition to be able to put together and install this bike rack is saying a lot for your company. Awesomeness...!!! 122533



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ashley Ski06/22/2012

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Got my sweet new bike rack today and got er loaded! Thanks for hooking me up! Gonna hit up some river trails today:) 45262



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Doug H09/11/2010

Review from a similar Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack


Excellent prodcut for the $ I paired the Swagman 63365 with the Draw-Tite 24706 hitch on my 02 Honda Civic. This combo is very sturdy for a Class I setup. The 63365 also came with the anti-sway cradles which were mentioned as optional. I am very happy with this setup and they are great products for the money. 3444



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Juan MD05/13/2014

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Bike rack works looks great. It's solid and sturdy. Now I can relax and drive knowing my bike is secured. 130498



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: curt b.03/25/2012

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the product was everything you said it would be, I am very pleased with the service. Your prices are right on and fair.Your web site is very easy to get around on. I will be back to do more buisness and will pass the word of your sight to others. thanx again 35060

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  • Recommendations for Attaching Girls and Alternative Framed Bikes to the Swagman #s63380 Bike Rack
  • To mount girls or alternative framed bikes you will need a bike adapter bar that attaches between the handle bar neck and the seat post on the bicycle. We have several of these adapters available (see link). The most economic adapter bar is the Swagman Easy-Out Women and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter for Hitch Bike Racks, item # 64005, and would be a good match for your bike rack. The Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar, item # Y02531, is the one I like to recommend because it has...
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • I will be more than happy to make some bike rack recommendations for you. I can give you my top picks that fit the criteria that you have provided but there are some other important factors you will need to consider. Then I can provide a more specific recommendation. The year, make, and model of the vehicle, the size trailer hitch, and the type of bikes is all important. A 2013 Honda CR-V like yours could have a Class I, II or III hitch with either a 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch receiver so...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2002 Jeep Liberty
  • We actually do have a spare tire mount bike rack that will hold 3 bikes. Check out the SportRack 3 Bike Carrier Spare Tire Mount Bike Rack with Rotating Cradles, # SR2813. To make sure it will fit on your 2002 Jeep Liberty, you will also need to take some measurements to determine if the bracket that bolts behind the wheel will extend far enough out from the rear of the vehicle to clear the front face of the tire. The bracket mounts in between the spare tire and the vehicle, so you will...
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  • Hidden Hitch VS Regular Hitch for Carrying Bikes on a 2012 Mazda 5
  • Hidden Hitch is a brand name and the receiver will end up in the same position and will typically install much the same as the other brands of hitches that fit on your 2012 Mazda 5. there are not advantages or dis-advantages for your vehicle when using the Hidden Hitch brand. No additional parts will be needed for carrying a bike rack with any of the hitches available for your car, except the bike rack itself. For carrying a bike rack on your 2012 Mazda 5, I would recommend using the...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2006 Toyota Sienna
  • First, to use the Thule Parkway 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack, # TH956, you would need to add a trailer hitch to your 2006 Toyota Sienna. I recommend the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, part # 87415. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver opening that is compatible with the Thule Parkway or any other 2 inch bike rack. With a 2 inch hitch, there is a wider selection of bike racks and hitch accessories that you can use. One thing to consider is the distance from the center of the hitch pin...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bike Rack Options for 2013 Audi Q5
  • I spoke with my contact at Thule, who tells me that they do not recommend using a trunk mounted bike rack on an Audi Q5, as there is not a strong enough place to attach the top hooks holding the rack to the vehicle. Attaching the racks directly to the glass of the hatch or plastic covering the hatch can damage the vehicle. Hollywood Racks offers a 2 bike rack, their Over-the-Top, part # HRF2 that would work great on your vehicle. Its unique design splits the weight between the vehicle...
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  • Comparison Between Pro Series Translite and Eclipse # 63124 Bike Racks
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bike Rack Recommendations That Will Allow Access to Rear Cargo on an Audi Q5
  • We do have options for you to carry bikes on your Audi Q5 allowing access to the rear door, however, Thule does not list any of their trunk mounted bike racks as a fit for your vehicle. There is not a safe location to mount the top straps to support the weight of the bike rack. Instead, I would recommend adding a trailer hitch and a hitch mounted bike rack. For a trailer hitch, I would recommend the Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch, # 87603, and some of our most popular bike racks...
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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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  • Will the Yakima SuperJoe 3 Bike Rack Fit on a 2008 Honda Pilot and a 2005 Subaru Legacy Sedan
  • Yakima does list the SuperJoe Pro 3 bike rack, # Y02630, for your 2005 Legacy Sedan, but at this time we do not have a trunk mount bike rack option for the 2008 Honda Pilot. And on the Subaru, you have to use the glass hook adapter so you would be limited to just 2 bikes even though the rack can hold 3. In your case I would recommend trailer hitches and a trailer hitch mounted bike rack for several reasons. First, access to the back of your vehicles will be much better with a hitch mount...
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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 Yakima BigHorn 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Tilting Rack w Frame Mount Cradles, # Y02404. The BigHorn rack is at the lower end of the price range with some high end options like anti-sway cradles, and tilting upright bar to allow easy access to the rear of the vehicle. Next, the Thule Parkway, # TH956, that you referred to would be a good choice....
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  • Thule Spare Me Rack on 2010 Rav4 with Back Up Camera
  • I spoke with the folks at Thule regarding the spare tire bike carrier you mentioned. They said the # TH963PRO would actually fit your vehicle, although installing the mounting plate would require the removal of the back-up camera, which you may find too inconvenient to deal with. Another option you may consider would be a hitch, like Curt Class lll, part # 13509 along with a hitch mounted bike carrier. If full access through the cargo door is not important I would recommend either...
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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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  • Do the Arms on the Rhode Gear Highway 4 Bike Carrier, # RG8015221, Fold Down
  • The Rhode Gear Highway 4 Bike Carrier, # RG8015221, does not have arms that fold down, but the rack does tilt down. I have included a link to a video showing the features of the Rhode Gear bike rack for you to view. For a similar rack that has more features, check out the Swagman Trailhead, # S63380. This rack also tilts down, the arms can fold down, and it has anti-sway cradles. It will fit in a 1-1/4 or 2 inch trailer hitch just like the Rhode Gear rack. I have included a link to the...
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  • Bike Carrying options for Subaru Forester with OEM Hitch
  • To determine the best choice of rack, knowing two pieces of information would be helpful. A 1-1/4 inch hitch can either be a Class I or II. A Class I receiver has a very limited tongue weight capacity and would be limited to carrying only two bikes. A Class II receiver has a higher tongue weight capacity, and would allow you to carry up to 4 bikes. Your hitch should have a sticker on it that identifies the hitch class. You would also need to know the distance from his hitch pin hole...
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  • Folding Bike Rack for Draw-Tite Class III Receiver # 75270 on 2012 Honda Odyssey
  • According to our measurements taken when we installed the # 75270 on a 2012 Honda Odyssey, the distance from the hitch pin hole to the furthest rearward portion of the bumper is 6 inches (see photo). The Swagman Trailhead, part # S63380 when installed will have about 3-1/2 inches of clearance between the rear of the rack upright and the closest portion of the vehicle. This rack has a 4 bike capacity, the arms fold down against the front of the rack. The rack includes an anti-rattle hitch...
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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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  • How Many Bicycles Will a Class I Hitch Support on a Mazda 5
  • Due to the tongue weight capacity of Class I hitches and the tongue weight capacity of the vehicles that require Class I hitches it is recommended to carry no more than 2 bikes. One of the biggest reasons a Class I hitch cannot support more than two bikes is because of the additional stress that is applied by the third and fourth bike. Adding additional weight further from the back of the vehicle is like adding a pipe to the end of a wrench to create more torque. This will damage both...
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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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  • 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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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for Bikes With Wide Horizontal Bars On 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • The dimensions of the Swagman Cradle Strap # P482 for the Swagman Trailhead Bike Carrier # S63380 is 9-1/2 inches long by 1 inch wide by 1/4 inches thick. This rack fits both 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch trailer hitches, working for both Class I and Class II hitches. If you are using this with a Class I hitch, you can only carry 2 bikes. I have provided links to both the installation instructions and a video review of this rack. If you find the Trailhead bike rack is not compatible for your...
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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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  • What is the Weight Capacity of Swagman Trailhead 4 Bike Bike Rack
  • The Swagman Trailhead has a maximum weight capacity of 100 pounds so the total weight of all the bikes you intend to put on this rack must not exceed 100 pounds. I called Swagman and you can flip the shank upside down to provide more visibility over your truck hood. Just make sure it has not dropped so much that you run the risk of bottoming out the bike rack on the road.
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  • Comparing the Thule Vertex and Swagman Trailhead Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks
  • A Class II trailer hitch can support 4 bikes on a rack provided that the vehicle towing capacities are also high enough to support the weight of 4 bikes plus the rack. Check the owners manual to determine the vehicles towing capacity. The Class II trailer hitches that we carry, see link, have a tongue weight capacity of 300 pounds. But if the vehicle is rated lower, like 150 pounds, that is the capacity you would need to go by. Out of the 2 bike racks that you have selected my favorite...
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