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

Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches - Passenger'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 passenger's side for quick and easy access to the rear of your vehicle. Includes locking, anti-rattle hitch pin. 1-800-940-8924 to order Kuat hitch adapters part number PVP20B or order online at Free expert support on all Kuat products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches - Passenger's Side. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Hitch Adapters - PVP20B

  • 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 passenger'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 passenger'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:
    • Rack pin hole: 12-3/16"
    • 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, or towable campers

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

Kuat Pivot Demonstration Swing Away Hitch Extender

PVP20B Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches - Passenger's Side

Installation Details PVP20B Installation instructions

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Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches - Passenger's Side - PVP20B

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (169 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 passenger's side for quick and easy access to the rear of your vehicle. Includes locking, anti-rattle hitch pin.


Exactly what I was wanting. I used my split receiver on my Renegades 2" hitch receiver. Put my tow hitch in the bottom one soI could still tow my boat ot trailer. Put the Kuat v2 swing arm in the top hitch. Mounted my spare tire mount in the swing arm. Still have the place to mount the cargo rack on top of the swing arm and still be below the weight cap of the swing arm.


Just received this carrier today. I haven't even opened it yet and can tell you that it is a great carrier, we have had one before. The fantastic thing about this whole process is the attention you get from They are GREAT to do business with. They fill and ship orders so quickly that it dazzles me. I ordered this on Saturday night, it was shipped on Sunday and I received it on Wednesday. Shipping was FREE!!! What a deal. And Ashley even emails me when it is shipped and again when she gets notice it is delivered. GREAT SERVICE!!! Thanks! I am proud to recommend


etrailer was very easy to work with and answered all my questions quickly. etrailer knew the answers to my questions about the Kuat Bike Rack but oddly the person at Kuat did not. The boxes arrived in perfect condition.


We are very pleased with this product. We have a truck camper and use this with our 2 electric bikes. We have traveled thousands of miles with it. It saves us from having to unload our bikes each time we want to get into our camper. We love it!


Assembly was easy. Wish the installation to the receiver was tool less, but they included wrench makes it pretty simple. Will be giving it a thorough test run next month.



Had one bad part which Kuat replaced quickly and easily. Works great since then.


As always extremely satisfied with products and the excellent customer service from everyone at e trailer! Thanks again Sam!!!



Great rack! I carry two fat tire e-bikes with no problems and the ease of loading and unloading with the optional ramp is surprisingly easy even for one person. Can’t say enough for the excellent fit and finish of this rack!


Amazing product and great delivery!
worth it to comfortably open the tailgate of my truck this thing is over engineered


got a different van...Ford Transit. The back doors would not open with my Kuat bike rake on. This is the perfect answer


This is an excellent product. Very solidly made, easy to operate and easy to install/remove. I use it to swing my bike to the side so I can more easily access my hatch-area. Beware the small stub that sticks out however! It can bang your shins! The rack operation is smooth, and the safety-latch works very easily, and prevents the bikes from swinging back if the car is parked on a hill.


works just as described, perfect on the back of the camper, leave bikes on, swing arm out and in the camper I go.


Works great. Gives total access to the back of the Jeep. Had a small hardware issue and Kuat took care of it right away. Highly recommend.



Works great. Easy to put on and off.


Just what I was looking for! Both just swing away and retailer are great .


Excellent product, solidly built and easy to install. I was hesitant because of the full size spare tire on the back ladder. The videos and the specifications (especially the sizing details) gave me all the info I needed to make the decision to install it on my Sprinter. The swing away rack gives me full access to the rear of the vehicle. I wish I had bought it sooner.


I waited 6 months because it was on backorder. I was offered other swing away hitches but I chose to wait. After receiving it, nothing comes close to the ease of operation and how smooth the bearing system is. No binding at all. Well worth the wait.



Still consider this the best decision I have made. By far the best swing away hitch on the market. Does not bind or creek when loaded up.


Easy to install. Excellent service from


Works perfectly for allowing access to the back of my Jeep Wrangler when hauling bicycles!!


after seeing someone with this setup, we knew it would be great on either our motorhome or our Bronco. swings the bike rack out of the way for either vehicle.


Love these kuat pivot. Ordered and shipped the same day. Thanks Lori.


Product video by Adam on this website took the guesswork out of this purchase. We put the Pivot to task with our Ebikes and are totally satisfied with this well built and designed product.



This was a great purchase we are very satisfied with its versatility. The Pivot is built robust and so easy to use.


Glad I found Have ordered a couple of times and it's been great - they have what I need and I feel like I'm dealing with real people. The Pivot 2 is excellent - exactly what I needed for my Kuat bike rack. Thanks.


This a quality made swing out hitch. I would recommend this to other people. We have two fairly heavy fat tire electric bikes we put on this. I have used this behind our camper, on our Jeep and also on a hitch I welded to our Art Show trailer that we tow behind our camper. The show trailer has a ramp style fold down door and this hitch allows us to access the trailer without taking the bikes or hitch off. I did have to modify the ramp as the ramp will not go down to the ground as the first arm of the hitch is still in the way when the bikes are swung out, but that would be the case with any brand of swing out hitch and the fact that I have adapted it to a purpose that is not a normal situation! FYI, and nothing to do with brand or quality...I was originally going to order the driver side swing out hitch and then changed it to the passenger side as I was thinking about one particular show where while unloading the trailer the bikes would swing out into traffic, which was not an option. But otherwise, swinging out the passenger side gets in the way of accessing the camper as our camper access steps are off center on the passenger side. It would be more convenient to have it swing away to the drivers side away from the steps. But that is just our situation and if you were to use the swing out hitch while parked on a road you would want the hitch to swing to the passenger side. The hitch was also too close to the camper steps while closed with the bikes on so I added a 1 foot extender hitch between the main hitch and the bike hitch which gave us clearer access to the camper. This creates a little more movement the further you get away from the main hitch but I tie the swing out hitch on either side to the camper to stabilise it while we travel to reduce sway. Overall it works great and I would recommend it.

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Sierra K.


This sounds like a great set up but I would like to note that this pivot hitch extender is not to be used with hitch adapters, reducers, or other extenders because using those things will reduce your hitchs overall capacity by 50 percent. While using the pivot hitch extender, you are already doing this.


The Kuat Swing Away is wonderful! It is simple to install and works perfectly. In the past we have left our bikes behind because we either had to take them and the bike rack off the Jeep at every stop or leave the back door and window closed for the duration. This product completely solves the problem and looks good too. The etrailer review video was spot on and a big help in making our decision to buy. I highly recommend this product and, as always, etrailer.



We love our Kuat Swing Away. It has made taking the bikes so much easier. It is working perfectly, easy to open and close. Really happy we purchased this product


works as advertised. Installed it on my 2020 sprinter (2021 Winnebago Revel) with my old bike rack. It clears the ladder and swings out of the way to let me open the rear passenger door 90 degrees.



About a year with the rack now and its still as solid as day 1. No rust, no slack.


The info Etrailer provides is outstanding. Makes purchasing the right product for your specific vehicle a breeze. Added this to our kuat 4 bike rack on our jeep, which has 33” spare. The measurements are precise. As for the product. Heavy duty and easy to use. The locking swing is fantastic.


Very poor design and construction. The main problem is the tightening mechanism for the receiver. The ball bearing has crushed the part that it works against! I have tried to order the part you have not got them or can not get them several bike stores I do business with have reported same problem. Trying to have a machine shop custom make the part.

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Jenny N.


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