Swagman Hitch Bike Racks,RV and Motorhome Bike Racks - S64400
The simple design on this four-bike rack offers riders basic carrier functionality and its steel construction provides lasting toughness - strong enough for the back of RVs. Kraton cushioning helps protect bike frames.
Carries up to 4 bikes
Kraton vinyl cushioning helps protect frames and offers additional gripping power
Flexible top plate accommodates several different frame sizes
Turning knobs with top plate secure bikes to the rack
Bikes can be locked to the rack with 1 padlock (sold separately)
Can be used with a hitch on the back of campers, RVs and trailers
Fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches
Capacity: 35 lbs per bike
Ground clearance on trailers and fifth wheels must exceed 15"
Holes for optional padlocks are 5/8" in diameter
Measures 7-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bike rack
Includes threaded anti-rattle pin and clip to secure the rack into the trailer hitch
Can be locked with Swagman's anti-rattle hitch pin lock # S64027
Limited lifetime warranty
Each cradle contains grooved, kraton vinyl cushioning to offer additional gripping power and prevent bikes from sliding during transit.
64400 Swagman Original 4-Bike Rack - 2" Shank
Video of Swagman Original - 4 Bike Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches
Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.
Video Transcript for Swagman Original Hitch Bike Rack Review
Today well be demonstrating the Swagman Original standard four bike rack for two inch hitches, part number S64400. The simple design on this four bike rack offers riders basic carrier functionality, and its steel construction provides lasting toughness. Its strong enough for the back of RVs and its Kraton cushioning helps to protect bike frames. The Kraton vinyl cushioning protects the frames and offers additional gripping power. The flexible top plate accommodates several different frame sizes. Well be installing it on an RV, so well go ahead and take the bike rack shank and slide it into the hitch and using the included anti-rattle bolt well secure it through the hitch pin hole.
With our bike rack secured we can move up the bike rack mast here to our cradles. The cradles are a one piece design for all four bikes. Well need to remove the three knobs holding the top plate on. With the three knobs removed we can simply pull up on the top plate, removing it from the bike rack. Youll then be able to see the Kraton cushioning here on both the top plate as well as on the bike rack base plate.
Well now go ahead and put our bike into the cradle closest to our vehicle. With the top tube of the bike resting in the cradle well now take our plate, place it back on top, over the top bar of our bike where we can then reinstall the three knobs and tighten them down. Be careful not to tighten them too tight as you can damage the frame of your bike. With all three knobs tight, our bike is secured to the bike rack. For further security there is a strap which is also included with the bike rack.
The strap has a metal hook here, which youll hook to the bike rack just behind the cradles here on this slot. With that hooked you can use the strap for several different purposes. One would be to wrap the bikes to further secure them to the bike rack, or two you can use the strap to further secure the bike rack to the vehicle. You simply take the strap and hook it back through the bumper, or hitch in this case and pull it tight. This offers a little more stability to the bike rack.
That is for our demonstration of the Swagman Original standard four bike rack, part number S64400.
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Average Customer Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (10 Customer Reviews)
by: Roger J06/15/2012
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So far, so good. It was shipped quickly, and it installed easily. I did take the advice of another reviewer and placed lock washers on to reduce the risk of loosening bolts. I had a welding professional look at the bumper to assure me that it was strong enough for the rack. I would say this is the most important step before anyone connects any rack to the back of a camper.44397
I needed a bike rack that I could mount on the back of our travel trailer. I reinforced the bumper and welded a 2" receiver on. I looked for a rack that could carry 4 bikes and was strong enough to handle being on the back of the travel trailer without breaking the bank. I ordered this rack based on the fact it was recommended for use on the back of RVs.
I called on a Sunday and spoke to an actual person! I needed to know if it would arrive before a trip on the following Friday, which it did. The box was slightly damaged but the rack itself was not. I don't have much experience with racks but it seems this thing is very well built. Nothing fancy. Assembly was easy and quick. At first I was concerned about how far from the back of the trailer the bikes wound up, but it allows for the spare tire to still be mounted to the bumper with bikes on the rack.
I loaded up a large tube aluminum frame bike and my son's BMX bike with no issues. I like the grooves in the rubber holders as my bike has the cables running underneath.
We made a 300 mile camping trip with no issues. The clamping plate that holds the bikes down remained tight and held the bikes securely. The only thing I noticed was after returning home, the anti-rattle pin had loosened somewhat. I had torqued it down to the requirements called out for in the instructions (40 ft-lbs I believe), it might just be the fact it's new or maybe a lockwasher will do the trick. Nonetheless, I'm very please with this unit. Simple, strong and well-built.27807
We purchased the Swagman Bike Rack for our trip to Michigan. The rack was great. The method of attaching the bikes is very secure, ingenious and does not allow the bikes to move at all. This is the first bike rack (after three others) we have confidence in.
We will now tke our bikes on every trip.
I have been using this rack for a couple of seasons. Maybe a total of about five trips with the bikes mounted behind my trailer to a "CURT 4" BUMPER RECEIVER". I was so happy that I found a system to carry four bikes on my trailer. However the last trip that I used this product I lost all four bikes on Interstate 95. The pin/bolt sheered and I was dragging the bikes for a few miles before I realized what had happened. The situation was extreemly dangerous. I had to get out of my tow vehicle on the highway and disassemble the mangled bikes. I have come to realize that carrying bikes behind your trailer is very dangerous and this product is not adequate to do the job. I feel that the manufacturer should not be recommending to their customers that this product can be mounted behind a trailer. Please do your research before mounting or carrying anything behind your trailer. 30017
Some advice to anyone who may be using this rack. Please note that the weight limit is 35lbs. per bike. Always load the heaviest bike closest to the vehicle or trailer and the lightest bike on the cradle furthest from the vehicle.
Patrick B - 11/21/2012
by: Cindy H.03/10/2011
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Arrived in just three days, appears to be very sturdy. Won't be used until April though.9014
With the Swagman part # S64400, I would definitely recommend using a frame adapter for womens bikes. Swagman offers a couple of adapters for womens and alternative frame bikes, part # S64004 and part # 64005. Both of these adapters will allow you to carry most womens bikes level so the weight is balanced on the carrier and the bikes are carried in a level manner. The adapter bar spans the distance between the handle bar gooseneck and the seat post, providing a level attachment point to the bike view full answer...
According to Swagman, the Swagman Original, # S64400, measures over 13 inches from the center of the first hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar, so it will clear a spare tire as long as the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the spare tire is less than 13 inches.
The 13 inch measurement is actually from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the closest bolt hole on the bracket that holds the upright bar. There is another couple of inches beyond view full answer...
Using a hanging rack like the Standard 4 Bike Rack, # S64400, could put pressure on the cable. And while in transit the bike will move at least a little which will apply some friction to the cable. So while it is highly unlikely it will damage the cable, it is possible, but i have not heard of any problems like this occurring. This rack does have channels in the cradles to help protect the cables on bikes.
You may want to consider a platform rack that secures the bike at the wheels like the view full answer...
When going up steep hills or in dips, a trailer or RV rear end will pitch down lower than a regular passenger vehicle so the extra ground clearance is needed. You might get away with 13 inches in some scenarios but the recommended 15 inches is the goal you need to reach. If damage was to occur, the warranty would not cover it since the rack was not at the manufacturer specified height.
But, there is something you can do to get the last few inches you need. You can use Curt Multipurpose Ball M view full answer...
Swagman has made some changes to some bike rack models, including the Swagman Original, # S64400. Now, instead of a threaded hitch pin with a clip, you should have the threaded hitch pin that can accept a lock. What you can use is Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin, # S64027, which is a lock for 2 inch racks and a spare hitch pin. view full answer...
The only 4 bike rack that we carry that can be used on a motor home and on another vehicle with a 2 inch hitch is going to be the Swagman Standard 4 Bike Rack, # S64400, that you have referenced. It will hold childrens and adult bikes. It does not have the ability to fold.
This rack has a straight shank so if you measure from the ground to the bottom of the receiver opening on the hitch on the motor home while parked on level ground, you will know the clearance you will have with the rack in view full answer...
In my opinion the Swagman Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier for RV Bumpers, # S64663, is the best rack for use on a 4 inch continuously welded steel RV bumper. This rack folds compactly for storage, will also work in a standard 2 inch hitch on a vehicle, and comes with the bolt on receiver for the RV bumper. This style of rack is super easy to load the bikes on and secures the bikes very well, keeping them from contacting each other or the back of the trailer causing damage.
If you need to carry view full answer...
You could use the Swagman Standard 4 Bike Rack, part # S64400, fits 2 inch receivers and will work with a 2 inch adapter like the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter, part # RM-077-2, or Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount, part # D210. You will want to make sure not to exceed the tongue weight capacity of the adapter you are using. You will also want to make sure that the bottom shank of the bike rack is at least 15 inches off the ground.
The Swagman Standard 4 Bike Rack, part # S64400, is desig view full answer...
The Swagman Standard Bike Rack # S64400 that you referenced would be a good choice for carrying bikes on the back of your RV because it is rated to do so. The Swagman Frame Adapter # 64005 would also be a good choice for carrying womens bikes as it provides a horizontal top tube that most womens bikes are missing.
The S64400 does not come with an anti-rattle device, the recommended one for this rack is the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable # S64030. This anti-rattle device also comes with a lo view full answer...
Sorry to hear about the stroke of bad luck with the thief. We do have a replacement top plate, bolts, and knobs for the Swagman Original bike rack, # S64400. You will need replacement plate # P113. It comes with the plate itself, bolts, and knobs. Current pricing is available on the product page. Nuts are not available.
All you would need to do is remove all of the old parts from the damaged top plate and put the new plate and parts in their place. view full answer...
I do have a solution for you. You can use the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver, # RM-077-4, or # RM-077-2. You can then use a 4 bike, hitch mount rack like # S64400 that you have referenced. There are only certain bike racks that can be used at the back of a motor home, see link, and this rack is one of them.
The dual receiver will allow you to tow the car on the dolly and carry the bike rack and bikes at the same time. Then when not towing, just insert the rack in the hitch without the dual r view full answer...
The Swagman Standard 4 Bike Rack, # S64400, has cushioning in the cradles that helps keep your bikes from swaying front to back. But even with this feature, it is still possible, especially on the back of an RV or trailer, for the bikes to make some contact with each other. With any hanging bike rack, this is always a possibility. But that is why they started making the anti-sway cradles.
In the instructions, linked below, it states: Take care to add padding on any area of the bikes that touc view full answer...
The Swagman Original for 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch hitch receivers, # S64400, is rated for use behind an RV. I have included a link to the instructions below. The folding 4 bike Swagman rack, # S64445, is not recommended for use behind a trailer because the folding option makes the rack too weak to handle the extra force present at the rear of a trailer.
We also have the Standard 3 Bike Rack for 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch Trailer Hitches - Swagman Original, # S64152. This is a 3 bike rack unlike the o view full answer...
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