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Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches - Driver's Side

Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches - Driver's Side

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This hitch extender converts your existing Kuat bike rack into a swing-away rack. It rotates out 90 degrees or 120 degrees on your driver's side for quick and easy access to the rear of your vehicle. Includes locking, anti-rattle hitch pin. 1-800-496-5010 to order Kuat hitch adapters part number PVD20B or order online at Free expert support on all Kuat products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches - Driver's Side. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Hitch Adapters - PVD20B

  • Swing-Away Hitch Adapter
  • 250 lbs
  • Bike Racks
  • Kuat

This hitch extender converts your existing Kuat bike rack into a swing-away rack. It rotates out 90 degrees or 120 degrees on your driver's side for quick and easy access to the rear of your vehicle. Includes locking, anti-rattle hitch pin.


  • Pivoting hitch extender lets you swing your Kuat bike rack 90 degrees or 120 degrees away from the rear of your vehicle
    • Swings away from driver's side for easy access to hatch or tailgate area
    • Works with Kuat NV 2.0, NV Base 2.0, Sherpa 2.0, and Transfer bike racks for 2" hitches
  • Toggle clamp lets you quickly release latch so arm can swing out
    • Pull safety lever to swing arm out 90 degrees
    • Pull safety lever again to release or to pivot arm out to 120 degrees
  • Tool-free installation in your hitch with hand-tightening cam system
    • Turn cam knob to tighten extender in hitch and help eliminate rattle in the connection
    • Bike rack installs into Pivot and secures with bike rack's hitch pin
  • Included locking hitch pin secures extender to vehicle
  • Durable, black powder coated steel resists corrosion


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Bike rack capacity: up to 4 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Center of closest rack pin hole: 8-7/8"
    • Center of farthest rack pin hole: 11"
    • Closest edge of carrier when folded: 5-3/16"
    • Farthest edge of carrier when folded: 14-1/8"
    • Farthest edge of carrier when unfolded: 42-9/16"
    • Top of handle: 8-1/8"
  • Shank rise: 3"
  • Weight: 46 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs - not approved for fifth wheels, motorhomes, towable campers, or flat-towed vehicles

  • The Pivot is only compatible with Kuat bike racks that have 2" shanks
    • Not for use with hitch adapters, reducers, or extenders
    • Not for use with 1-1/4" accessories that use a 2" adapter
  • Using this hitch extender will reduce your hitch's overall capacity by 50 percent

PVD20B Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches - Driver's Side

Installation Details PVD20B Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches - Driver's Side - PVD20B

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (100 Customer Reviews)

This hitch extender converts your existing Kuat bike rack into a swing-away rack. It rotates out 90 degrees or 120 degrees on your driver's side for quick and easy access to the rear of your vehicle. Includes locking, anti-rattle hitch pin.


I love this thing! Kuat just makes the best quality stuff and was able to get it to me ahead of schedule despite all the global supply chain issues we are all dealing with. They kept me updated on the delays and offered other options but I ease willing to wait for the Kuat model. Great customer service and I absolutely love the swing away arm from Kuat. I have a Jeep and this makes it so that I can open the tailgate with the rack attached. It is so sturdy and well built too.


This swing-away arm is PERFECT! We bought this for our campervan conversion so that our bikes can swing out of the way to have rear door accesss, without taking bikes off the rack. Specifically, we wanted it to swing toward the driver's side, so that there is a clear walking path from the passenger side sliding door to the rear doors. The only negative is that the swing-away arm adds another foot to the rear of the van, so you have to be sure to have ample room for parking in parking lots. It sticks out way too far for city street parking, so we had to take off the bikes, remove extension, store extension in van, and then put regular rack & bikes back on while parked in a city for a few days. Not a problem, just something to be aware of.


Very nice quality product. Really like the hitch pin tightening that eliminates any rattle.


Well made, heavy product. It was out of stock when we first placed the order back in January. We were told they would not have them back in stock until late August or September. We thought about changing our order for a different product but decided to stay with this one. We received an email on May 15th stating that it was now in stock and would be shipped out to us. We are glad that we waited and did not change our order. The people at etrailer kept us informed and updated. Great people to deal with.


Total game changer for my rack. This let me put my rack onto a Jeep Wrangler - plenty of room for rear mounted spare tire and pivots easily. Very stable and well made. Couldn’t live without it!


Easy to assemble and seems to be good quality. A bit difficult to insert into 2 inch hitch. Fit is very tight. Would recommend some lubrication on item prior to insertion. Tightening mechanism worked well. Solid fit and no wiggle.


I am very happy. This hitch extender (driver's side) is perfect for my motorhome. You have done a good service for shipping.

Thank you !

Marcel from (Québec)


The swing out feature of the Kuat allows access to both rear doors. The swing out is a simple two step process which is not physically challenging which is important for a 73 year old. Hitch lock up is solid and secure with a release lever as a backup.

Driverside swing is very helpful since access to the Travato sliding side door for camping is on the passenger side. I therefore do not have to move around the loaded bikes to access the side door.

Swing out provides easier loading of the inside bike, allowing two people to load the heavier eBike. This was an unanticipated advantage.

Rack in up travel position (no bikes) Presents a very sleek and stable look.

Kuat hitch to the Travato hitch and the Yakima hitch to the Kuat hitch were all very strong and solid. Both the Kuat and the Yakima have strong built in hitch tighteners which create a solid not wiggle fit. With two hitch points this is a critical part of the hitch design.

Very pleased with the Kuat to this point. A 100 trip with the bikes loaded is planned to determine if the system maintains the tight and secure fit and how well the bikes ride with the rack extended this far from the rear bumper of the Travato. My rear view camera will be very handy.

My only concern at this point is the distance of the bikes from the back of the Travato. I anticipate that some driving modifications and extra care will be required to limited bounce and flip of the whole unit. I am pleased that the bikes ride a safe distance above the ground.

Thank you again for you efforts in getting the hitch to me in time to enjoy some early (though limited access due to Covid 19) summer trips.


Have a new Ford Bronco. Tailgate with spare tire swings to right to left toward the passenger side). Kaut makes the only swing extension that allows cargo box, bike rack, or hitch rack to swing to the left (drivers side) allowing the tailgate to swing to full open position. Because the swing away hitch is also a hitch extender hitch more than adequate space is gained to allow for no interference with either a 33 or 35 inch tire. Because downsizing from F-150 additional storage/hauling space is now easily added without interfering with opening and closing of tailgate. Other companies make similar swingaway hitch extenders, but only Kuat solves the Bronco and Jeep passenger side tailgate swing with a drivers side swinging hitch. Problem solved and happy as punch. E-trailer wonderful to work with as always.


Seems like it was built to last. Has a smooth transition from the locked position to 90 degrees. Only complaint is the amount of play in the hitch receiver. I will have to get a spacer of some sort to reduce the amount of play from left to right. Haven't taken it on the road yet so we will see how well it holds up in transit.

Thank you for the review! I wanted to attach a link to our ion of anti rattle devices that you may find useful in reducing the amount of play in the receiver.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 08/31/2021


Easy to install. Love the anti rattle set up great job


I love this hitch! It was easy to install and works great. Now I can get into the back of Jeep.


Awesome product! I was looking for something to work in conjunction with my spare tire carrier on my Outback, and specifically needed a swing out that went to the driver's side. It seems everything on the market swings out to the passenger side and that was not what I needed. Product is extremely high quality and had minimal assembly. I am very happy with this product.


Very high quality but I have come to expect that from Kuat. It does make the bike rack stick out a little more than I would like but it is worth it to have access to the back of the Jeep.


Wroth the wait! This is a solid swing away hitch. Fits perfect on my jeep with a larger spare tire on the back.


So glad this arrived after being on backlog. Got a Swagman with two EBikes on the back of my Sprinter van. Waiting on the Kuat swing away, had to remove the bikes and Swagman to open the rear doors.......Awesome. The Kuat swing away is a solid piece of hardware, love the locking anti-rattle feature. Combined with the Swagman, not much movement even with two 50 lb bikes. Very little assembly with the Kuat.....went on in about 3 minutes ; ). Definitely recommend for anybody requiring rear access to their vehicle.


Solidly built. Easy to operate and the tensioner to keep the track from rocking is awesome. Etrailers shipped it sooner than expected. Amazing customer service.


have been searching a long time to find a rack for the back that would work with the back of my truck camper. I’m in joy shock! I just finished the super easy assembly and installation. With having sever styled of hitch bike racks to choose from...mine all fit!!! Thank you .


Great product. Very nice locking cam lock anti rattle feature. It took forever to get but we all know the world is upside at the moment.


Great addition to the bike rack that makes access to the back of my vehicle so essy, with the bike on the rack!


This is my second pivot. I had the passenger swing arm prior and I also bought the NV 2.0 with add-on through which was my third NV 2.0. Theses racks are the BEST!!!!!!!!!. No need to ever buy another rack system in my opinion. Unfortunately this new gear went on my RV which is now covered for the winter so action pics are not currently available. I also have to say the was did a great job keeping me in the loop with delivery times due to COVID and greatly appreciated the continued updates until all my gear arrived. Much appreciated!


Good services !


Solid. Easy to use.

by: 03/18/2021

Missing part. Toggle Clamp is not in the package. It essential.

Hi, Thanks for your feedback! Our customer service team will be reaching out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Tyler M - 03/23/2021


Solid, heavy duty product, easy to install. Does exactly what I needed at half the price of similar units from competitors.

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