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Carry up to 2 bikes safely and securely on your RV or motorhome ladder with this lightweight, easy-to-use bike rack. The aluminum bike rack mounts to your ladder with hooks, and your bikes and the bike rack are secured in place with included straps.
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Today we're going to be taking a look at the Swagman RV and motorhome ladder mounted two bike rack, part number is S80630. Our Swagman RV or motorhome ladder mounted bike rack is a great solution for getting your bikes where you need to go when you're traveling in your motorhome. It's an all aluminum construction, so it's going to be very corrosion resistant for you. The pads are fully adjustable. These will go up and down, going to help it fit a wide variety of ladder sizes with the different rung lengths in between, we can easily adjust those up and down. As you can see, all the weight of the bikes are going to be supported by these two sturdy hooks here on the top that are going to go around the rung of the ladder. They're designed in such a way that you really have to have the bike rack up on pretty steep angle to get them off, so I'm not going to really have any worry of them coming off. Designed to fit the round, the oval shape, the more squared off shape, so a lot of different applications that it's going to fit.
They've got a good coating on it that's going to protect our ladder rungs from any scratches or any scuffs. The cradles or cratons, have deep grooves in them here. That's going to help accept any of our bike cables. They're flexible so a wide variety of frame sizes is going to fit in there. Then we've got a good flexible rubber strap there that's going to come around the down tube of our seat and really secure our bikes to our rack. The end of each of our dual arms, we have a reflector, it's going to help us stay visible and keep people from, you know, potentially running into it.
With the dual arm design, it's really going to stabilize your bike as it's riding, rather than like a single post design would allow it to rock back and forth. With the three cross braces that go on the rack, really gives it a nice stiff feel, that's a good tight frame feel. As you can see, around our middle brace here, we do have a strap that's going to come down around the rung of our ladder. The strap's provided. That's used just to put down force on it, keep our rack from moving up and down or side to side. Then the excess of the tag end, we're actually going to use that around the frame of our bike to secure it in place.
Now we're going to get our bike loaded up. The first step's going to be to undo the cradle straps, expose those cradles, and we'll lift the rear tire of our bike up, we'll slide our bike right on down, adjust your pedals. You don't want them to come into contact with your ladder. Then just let that down tube of the seat slide right into the top. We're going to bring our straps around. We'll just secure them here on the other side to hold our bike in place.
Get the one on the front, or the one down here towards the bottom, the one on the top. As you can see, we've mounted our bike with our wheels facing inward. That's going to keep them from hanging over past the edge of our RV. The seat and handle bars are tucked in nicely. We'll now just bring our excess tag end of our strap there, bring it around our bike, and secure it here in the back side. Another great feature that we have and can really allow us to get several sizes of bikes on here, are the fully adjustable cradles. As you can see, we're going to be able to move these in and out to accommodate our different bike sizes. As you can see here, we've got our second bike loaded up. We are going to have a second cam buckle strap. This should go around the frame of our bike, around our bike rack and also around the ladder. We want to get full security there. It's also good because it's going to go around our other bike too. Bring this right out here. The strap's a good length, you're actually going to be able to go around your rim of your bike too there, to keep it from moving around as you're traveling. Pull that up, secure our excess strap and we're ready to head down the road. That will complete today's look at the Swagman RV and motorhome ladder mounted two bike rack, part number S80630. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (47 Customer Reviews)Carry up to 2 bikes safely and securely on your RV or motorhome ladder with this lightweight, easy-to-use bike rack. The aluminum bike rack mounts to your ladder with hooks, and your bikes and the bike rack are secured in place with included straps.
by: James Barr08/06/2011
There are many options available for transporting a pair of bikes. After researching the products I decided this particular RV Ladder Rack would be best for my bikes and Motorhome. It was also, one of the best priced options. The cushion pads are necessary to protect my exisiting rear mounted RV ladder. The sturdy rubber brackets for the bike frame are necessary to secure the bikes. Other similar products are lacking these two features. Unfortunately, the bikes must be mounted in a vertical position. On both mountain bikes, 21 speed, the gear components interfered with securing the frame to the attached brackets. It is difficult to lift the bike and get the bike's cross frame on the brackets. To prevent potential damage to the Motorhome I found it necessary to remove the bike's front tire in order to secure the handle bar so it would not bang into the Motorhome's right tail light. Bottomline, I'm only able to mount one of the two 21 speed bikes on this rack. It is just as practical to place the bike inside my towed vehicle. Using only the components that came with the rack, the bike was secured on the rack and does not come loose while driving. The manufacturer did not put much quality into the straps. The ends became fray after the first attempt to pass the webbing through the undersized buckle. It takes a pair of needle nose pliers to pass the webbing through the buckle slot. I'm not able to read or speak french so the instructions that came in the package were of no use for me. I used the etrailer online instructions to asemble the rack. 21243
Received the item but have not had the chance to use it yet. Attempted assembly and the nut plate on one of the cross members will not accept the nut. Waiting to get to a Tap and attempt to repair. 218176
I purchased this ladder rack to deal with tedious tiedown straps on a similar type product. The rubber fasteners on this rack require only a few seconds to secure a bike to the frame. But it does take a little longer to thread the safety tiedown straps and keepers around the ladder steps and through the bike frames so the ladder, carrier, and bikes are all secured together in one big loop. Although the instructions don't mention this, if your 2 bikes are too wide to rest side by side on their cradles, you can slide the cradles farther apart on their respective tubes. The closest crunch point between 2 bikes is the crank and pedals. You may have to rotate the inner bike's pedals to avoid impacting the outer bike's frame or crank/pedal. It's a learning experience. Overall, a great product for quickly & safely securing 2 bikes to a ladder. 230662
Just assembled product easy, and appears very solid in construction, give it a test drive this weekend. I like the design because it is not permanent to the ladder and will accommodate various ladder designs 186487
Poorly designed -- the rack is not stable on the ladder and tends to be susceptible to canting to one side or the other. Additionally, the rubber mounts for securing the bikes are simply not up to the task. I couldn't find a safe way to use this even by using additional cam straps. The rack was returned. 50953
by: David in Maine01/10/2012
It fits well on my View, in spite of the fact that the bottom half of my ladder folds up in front of the fixed upper part. My wife's bike frame is smallish, and the seat downtube is too short for the spacing of the rack, but I offset it (toward the seat) and it works fine. Since I'm carrying two mountain bikes, I had to remove the front wheels to keep the handlebars from hitting the camper. Oh, and although the instructions don't mention it, you have to put the two bikes facing in opposite directions. Now I need to rig some sort of spacer to keep the hanging bikes fromswinging fore and aft. Very happy, all in all. 29445
by: Rod S07/03/2015
I couldn't figure out a way to safely transport my bicycle when my wife and I go camping with our travel trailer. Putting it in back of the pick-up just upped the risk of damaging the bike and took quite a bit of room. The manufacturer of the travel trailer did not recommend installing a hitch. The trailer has a very sturdy ladder and this solved my problem. I thought the price and shipping were very reasonable. The video of the carrier's installation sealed the deal for me. Thanks 209160
The product ordered shipped within 24 hours and arrived in a timely fashion. The product arrived in excellent condition and was very easy to assembly. 6 screws with a provided Allen key and you were done. The product easily attached to my RV ladder as advertised. Although assembly was obvious to me, I did note was the instructions were not provided in English. This is the first time I have ever experienced the lack of English instructions when they were provided in other languages. 21713
by: Brian Kean09/20/2012
These are very solid, well built carriers. I have some very heavy duty (actually army surplus) bikes that I could only get one bike on - but for the most part I could get two bicycles on fairly easily. I actually bought five of these to mount inside a covered trailer - so now all of my kids bikes (all six) have a cosy loft to ride upon, along with my wife's bike an my bike. I would definitely recommend to a friend, etc. I think I own more of these than any other consumer! 55330
by: richard r08/15/2015
everything great andrea. i am tough to please and i have to say the quality of the bike rack is great. i really,really, like the extra long lock system keyed the same, excellent directions but not needed, and finally and most importantly is the speed of delivery, 3 days from late afternoon order. your company will receive all my future rack needs in the future. thanks to all from the top of the company to customer relations.......thnx so much....rich 219528
by: Mike B08/22/2015
I've owned many different racks over the years. But, this rack far exceeded my expectations! After researching racks for the ladder on my RV, I bought the Swagman. Arrived on time. Put it together on my kitchen a table I ten minutes. Today returned from a trip in the mountains with plenty of bumpy roads. The rack is a dream. Very easy to use and holds two mountain bikes firmly in place. I highly recommend this well made rack. 221140
The item is very well made and was very easy to put together. We had purchased new bike's that had shocks for the seats unfortunately the shocks interfered with mounting the bike's, we just could not make it work, however we returned the bikes and plan to purchase new one's that will fit because we feel the quality and value of this rack is worths the change. 58198
by: Mike in Stillwater06/12/2013
This ladder rack fits my 5th wheel perfectly. Assembly was a breeze, and my two bikes mount vertically. It is also very easily installed and removed for access to the trailer roof. I would also like to mention the great service I received from etrailer.com Thank you, Mikeinstw 84291
Ordered late Thursday pm, notice it was shipped on Friday, delivered Monday. Great service and unexpected customer contact to keep me informed. Keep it up! Haven't used the product yet but if the product matches the service there is no doubt it will be great. 17077
by: George D.07/22/2016
Too early for a complete review as our 5th wheel is in the shop for a few days following a mishap on the last trip. The Swagman looks a lot better than the Stromberg it replaces but we need a fit up with our bikes and a road test to tell the story. 274940
by: Rob . . . Cinti, Ohio12/25/2014
Excellent pricing & value but beyond that was the customer service & speed of delivery. Amazing . . . great to find a company with "old time" business ethics. The bike rack fits the back ladder of my Lance travel trailer perfectly. Thanks ! 166928
Works great, if only there was a way to do 4 bikes instead of 2. But we just put the other two on the floor in the trailer with blankets between and wrapped around. We found the hitch racks just are too bouncy on the back of a trailer 44033
We are genuinely happy with the product and it is easy to use; however, due to the design of our trailer we did have to replace a tail light. I would highly recommend this product for camping with bicycles. 250573
by: Fred F.02/13/2013
This carrier mounts nicely on the roof ladder opposite my rear mounted spare tire and allows me to open and close the rear of my '91dodge ram van conversion without removing the bikes. Simply perfect! 66177
by: Kari L05/03/2011
I would rate this as excellent if they were able to include extra straps. It fits our 1977 Mini Winnie wonderfully and keeps our bikes secure. I would recommend this product in the future. 12746
by: harold c01/27/2015
receive my swagman bike carrier in five days and it works great on my motor home latter. thanks etrailer 171448
The product came in two days and I was kept up with the info. on a daily bases. The rack looked perfect and I'm sure will work great. I will do business with etrailer..again soon. 23183
by: Ray L.07/26/2013
Received today and tested it out. It will work great! Have had other dealings with etrailer in the past and will again in the future I am sure. They are a good company to deal with. 91759
by: Bobby S.11/19/2014
The bike rack took little assembly with provided Allen wrench. It is very well made and simple in design. When not being used it simply lifts off the RV ladder. Bobby S. 161798
by: no name02/04/2013
Have not used it yet but install was easy and product seems fairly well made - even though it is from China which I do not like. Will see how it holds up over the years 64915
by: ruth m06/01/2016
works fine, but not stable enough with just the hooks on top. Need to be able to lock the whole thing down so it doesn't fall off during the drive or get stolen. 255479
I bought a bicycle rack for my 2016 Jayco redhawk. It was extremely easy to put together and attach bike. Light weight quality product. I am very happy 247218
by: Thorman S12/03/2013
Excellent product. Easy to mount and use. Sturdy construction. Unlike another product first tried, the Swagman fits the ladder on my Big Foot perfectly. 108954
by: David B10/13/2012
The Rack came quickly and looks better than the picture. Put it together (easily). Seems very sturdy. Will review again should I encounter any problems. 57151
Takes less than 15 minutes to put together. Solid and quality, I wish I would have known about this product sooner. I would recommend this product. 77634
by: Marc S.09/02/2014
I have light weight bikes, this product works perfect for me. If you have heavy bikes, purchase the trailer hitch bike haulers to handle the load. 149562
came very quickly, it took all of 5 minutes for assembley, seem very sturdy,,, I will use it this weekend,,, nice product 82553
by: Mike J07/23/2016
Little cramped for two adult mountain bikes but it works. Easy to assemble, very good quality. 275543
by: J rottman04/05/2012
this goes for this item too...from last review...thanks for exceptional service... 36283
I like the bike rack, reasonable price. I will recommend this product to friends. 17914
by: Steve g.05/23/2013
Looks to be just what I wanted for our bikes. Delivery time was very quick. 81733
by: Al Davis04/12/2012
It looks great. I will install it when I get the trailer out of storage. 36982
by: Kevin W.07/07/2012
Very pleased with quality of the product. Just what we were looking for. 47071
by: David B.03/26/2011
simple design,great quality . Did the job for my two wheel friend. 10421
by: ed jess06/29/2012
Bike rack arrived on tome and in good shape. Easy to put together. 46289
by: Jim H07/11/2011
Great product and it was delivered in a very timely manner. 19117
by: Bryan p.10/31/2012
Works as advertised. Great way to carry the bikes! 58520
by: Clair Russell10/17/2012
Just what I needed for my Motorhome 57468
by: Bruce a08/20/2012
Everything arrived just fine. Tx 52338
Just as pictured and described. 211446
Excellent customer service. 41786
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