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Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches

Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches

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This hitch extender converts your existing hitch-mount bike rack or cargo carrier into a swing-away rack. It rotates out 90 degrees to provide quick and easy access to the rear of your vehicle. Includes locking cover and anti-rattle hitch pin. Call 800-298-8924 to order Thule hitch adapters part number TH9037 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Thule Hitch Adapters

  • Swing-Away Hitch Adapter
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Thule
  • Steel

This hitch extender converts your existing hitch-mount bike rack or cargo carrier into a swing-away rack. It rotates out 90 degrees to provide quick and easy access to the rear of your vehicle. Includes locking cover and anti-rattle hitch pin.


Features:

  • Pivoting hitch extender lets you swing your bike rack 90 degrees away from rear the of your vehicle
    • Provides easy access to your hatch or tailgate area
    • Accommodates most bike racks and cargo carriers with 2" shanks
  • Easy-to-open design - remove safety pin, and swing arm out 90 degrees
    • Hinge pin automatically clicks arm in place to prevent swing back
  • Easy installation into your vehicle's 2" hitch
    • Extender secures to hitch with included anti-rattle hitch pin
    • Bike rack installs into Access and secures with bike rack's hitch pin
  • Locking cover with 2 keys secures extender to hitch
    • One-Key System locks (sold separately) let you make all your Thule accessories keyed alike
  • Durable, black powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 350 lbs
  • Dimensions: 15-5/8" long x 27" wide x 4-3/8" tall
  • Extender weight: 52 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Thule Access Hitch Guide

Note: The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the face of the hitch must be 1-1/2" or greater to use this extender.


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

Notes:

  • The Access is only compatible with bike racks and cargo carriers that have dedicated 2" shanks
    • Not for use with hitch adapters, reducers, or extenders
    • Not for use with 1-1/4" accessories that use a 2" adapter

    Thule Access Demonstration Swing Away Hitch Extender

    The Access converts your existing bike rack or cargo carrier into a swing-away rack, giving you complete access to your hatch or tailgate area. This makes it great for tailgating, quickly loading and unloading cargo, or letting your dog in and out of the back. The Access installs in your 2" hitch with the included anti-rattle hitch pin. It also includes a 90-degree, barrel-style lock that deters theft of the extender.


    Swing-Away Design for Full Cargo Area Access

    Thule Access Rack Demonstration closedThule Access Rack Demonstration open

    The Access features a hinged arm that lets you swing the rack 90 degrees away from the rear of your vehicle. This gives you full access to your vehicle's rear cargo area, and it eliminates the need to remove your bikes or the rack.



    The Access also works as a hitch extender, so it's perfect for use on vehicles with a rear-mounted spare tire.



    To open the hinged arm, simply remove the safety pin, and swing the rack away from the rear of your vehicle. The hinge pin will automatically click the arm into place to prevent swing back, leaving your hands free to open your hatch and remove cargo.



    To close the Access, remove the pin and swing the extended arm back into position. Once the arm swings back into place, put the safety gate latch back into position, raise the toggle clamp to secure the arm in place, and re-insert the safety pin.


    Easy Installation with Locking, Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin


    The lock on the hand knob secures the rack to your vehicle. It prevents the hand knob from turning so the the anti-rattle wedge doesn't disengage and cause the shank to slide out of your hitch. The locks are keyed alike so you can use the same keys for both locks. Additional One-Key System locks (sold separately) let you make all of your Thule products keyed alike.



    Your bike rack installs on the Access the same way it does in your vehicle's 2" hitch. Just slide the bike rack shank into the Access's 2" receiver, and secure it with the bike rack's existing hitch pin. The Access has 2 holes for pinning your bike rack - chose which hole to use based on the clearance you need for your vehicle's bumper or rear-mounted spare tire.



9037 Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extension for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches

Item # TH9037

Installation Details TH9037 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches - TH9037

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (9 Customer Reviews)

This hitch extender converts your existing hitch-mount bike rack or cargo carrier into a swing-away rack. It rotates out 90 degrees to provide quick and easy access to the rear of your vehicle. Includes locking cover and anti-rattle hitch pin.

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I was taken aback that after installing my hollywood rack on my van that I couldn't open my rear van doors. I called etrailer and they came up with my solution the thule swing away. The item arrived promptly and was fully assembled. It was quickly installed and works great. I was also impressed with the patience shown to me in my phone call. I'm not mechanically and I appreciated this. 797501



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Haven’t used it yet, but I was really impressed with the product quality. A lot more heavier than I thought it would be. Specifically purchased it for my 2019 rav4 and 2014 4runner to us with a cargo rack. Now I can swing the cargo rack to the side to open the rear hatch instead of having to unload and remove the cargo rack to open the hatch. Nice textured paint, heavy gauge metal tubing. Would definitely recommend. 733629



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Excellent product—very impressed with the shipment tracking web site —package arrived earlier than the anticipated delivery date —good product —good company 898759



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Sure this product works as advertised but so does eTrailer. Thanks. 883963



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Fantastic customer service with a personal touch... Rarely seen today in our bot driven world. Thank you for the updates and friendly service. 887298



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Arrived on 2nd try after a month wait in good order. Many thanks for the effort and getting it to us. Looking forward to swinging the bikes away and opening the stern gate on the Jeep. 822955



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Extremely happy with the product and more more saws with no “excuses” as to incomplete parts etc. 776965



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Very nice addition for our Winnebago era van, the Thule is the way to go!!! I had one little issue with locking pin when Thule was open.The hole was miss drilled , so I opened the hole so open spring pin would lock. Thanks for everything Bill and Sharon Stevens 736667



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Thank you I’m very happy. 735036


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Ask the Experts about this Thule Hitch Adapters

  • Can Thule Access Pivot Adapter be Used with Thule T2 4-Bike Rack
    The 4 bike version of the Thule T2 part # TH9034XT-9036XT weighs 96 lbs total so with the 350 lb capacity of the Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender # TH9037 you'd be left over with a capacity of 254 lbs for the bikes. Which means 4 bikes at 38 lbs would definitely be okay. As long as your vehicle has a solid amount of tongue weight capacity you'd be fine.
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  • Can the Thule EasyFold XT Be Used with the Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender
    I do have an option for you but the Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender part # TH9037 is only recommended for use with a bike rack that has a one piece 2" shank. Therefore, it would not be recommended to use the Thule EasyFold XT 2 E-Bike Platform Rack part # TH903202 as it has a 1-1/4" to 2" shank adapter though it would physically fit. It sounds like you have some pretty heavy e-bikes so I recommend either taking a look at the Swagman E-Spec 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack part #...
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  • Recommended 5 Bike Rack For GMC Yukon With Access To Rear Hatch
    To get exactly what you want, the rack you need is the Swagman XP # S64970 and the Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender # TH9037. The 5 Bike options allow you to tilt away from your car, but you will have to remove all 5 bikes. Trust me, that is a lot of work just to be able to open your hatch. The simple solution is using a swing away system. The Thule Access is the one you need. Given your situation, the Thule Access is going to be the only option that is compatible with more than 4...
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  • Can Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender Fit 2020 Jeep Wrangler and Hollywood Racks Sport Rider
    Yes the Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks # TH9037 can be used in the 2 inch hitch of your 2020 Jeep Wrangler and can be used with your Hollywood Racks Sport Rider part # HLY84FRas well.
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  • Solution for Needing Swinging Bike Rack Instead of Thule Helium Bike Rack
    Thule has stated that the Access part # TH9037 can only be used with bike racks that were only designed to fit the 2 inch hitches as they have a shank that is just a little more reinforced. In your situation the best solution would be a swinging bike rack like the Thule Apex Swing # TH9027XT so that you wouldn't have to buy the rack and the swing accessory separately. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • How Much Extension Does the Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender Add
    The Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks part # TH9037 will extend the bike rack out from the vehicle an additional 13.2".
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  • Will the Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender Work With Thule T2 Pro XTB 4
    The Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks part # TH9037 has a 350 lb weight capacity. The Thule T2 Pro XTB 4 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9034XT-9036XT or Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9034XT with 2 Bike Add-On for Thule T2 Pro XTB for 2" Hitches part # TH9036XT weighs around 100 lbs so as long as the weight of the bikes does not exceed 250 lbs you would be set.
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  • Will the Thule Access Swing Away Adapter Work With Thule Apex XT 5 Bike Rack
    Yes, the Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks part # TH9037 will work with the Thule Apex XT 5 Bike Rack part # TH9026XT.
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  • Why Does Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender Open to Passenger Side of Vehicle
    The reason we only have swing away hinges, carriers, and bike racks like the part # TH9037 that swing to the passenger side is because in the event you ever had to pull off on to the shoulder and had to get into the back of your vehicle's cargo area you wouldn't want to have to swing your carrier out into the traffic side of the vehicle. You'd want to be able to swing it out to the side that faces the shoulder. Since most people pull over onto the shoulder that's on the right side of the...
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  • What Is the Weight Capacity of the Thule Access Swing Away TH9037 While Open
    The weight capacity of the Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender part # TH9037 while closed or open is 350 lbs. The weight capacity does not change while open but you cannot drive with the swing away open. On the other hand, the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender part # Y02483, has a 250 capacity while open or closed but no driving while open.
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  • Dimensions and Weight of Thule Access Swing Adapter for Bike Racks
    The weight capacity of the Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender # TH9037 that you referenced is 350 lbs, it weighs 55 lbs, the distance from the hitch pin hole to the nearest portion of the pivot assembly is 6 inches, and the rise is 4.3 inches. I attached a picture I got from Thule that has a few more dimensions as well.
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  • Thule T2 XTS Bike Rack for Carrying Fat E-Bikes at Rear of Motorhome
    The Thule T2 part # TH9034XTS is a great bike rack for use at the rear of a motorhome to carry fat bikes that weigh less than 60 lbs per bike but the Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender part # TH9037 is not rated for the rougher ride quality found at the rear of motorhomes. There aren't any swinging solutions that would work for this application. Since the T2 can fold down you'd still be able to get partial access to the rear door.
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  • Can the Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender be Installed Upside Down
    The weight limit of the Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender # TH9037 is 350 lbs which it gets from the arms being stacked. Since the accessory receiver is on the top arm the weight of your accessory will be on the bottom arm. If you were to flip it upside down the weight of your accessory would be on that bracket and not the "bottom" arm. This means that the arm needs to swing out towards the passenger side of your vehicle. The centerline measurement for this adapter is 18". RVs,...
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  • Does Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender Have 250 or 350 lb Weight Capacity
    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. The Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender part # TH9037 that you referenced has changed weight capacities at least once. It does have a 350 lb weight capacity like you noticed so I sent an update to have this taken care of.
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  • Will a Tilting Bike Rack Clear the Rear Door On a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    I do have an option for you but almost no tilting bike racks are going to allow the hatch to swing completely out on a Jeep. This is why they invented the swing-away racks and adapters. The Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks part # TH9037 would work well or you could just go with the Thule Apex Swing XT 4 Bike Rack part # TH9027XT.
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  • Compatibility of Thule Access Swing Away and Curt Dual Hitch Extender on 2017 Toyota Sienna
    The Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches # TH9037 has a built in rise of about 3 inches from pin hole to upper receiver pin hole. If that is enough, then I recommend not using another adapter as it does impact the trailer hitch tongue weight capacity lowering it by 50% when using an adapter like the Curt Dual Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 8" Extension # D-192 you referenced. It will also add movement simply from adding another component to your...
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  • Swing Away Hitch for Right-Hand Drive Cars
    Great question! I have an option for you, but the Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender # TH9037 does not have a reverse version. Neither can it be turned upside-down to work in reverse, which some have asked about, since that puts too much weight straight on the bracket and not the supporting bars. My recommendation is the Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Driver's Side # PVD20B, I've attached a video where you can see how it swings left towards, well, the "passenger's" side...
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  • What Bike Rack Is Used in Review Video for Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Adapter TH9037
    The bike rack that is being used in the review video and our pictures for the Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks # TH9037 that you referenced is the Thule T2 bike rack for 2 inch hitches # TH9034XT. You can use this with any cargo carrier designed for a 2 inch hitch such as the Curt # C18152.
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  • Swinging Style Bike Rack Options for a 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL350
    We do have some options for you to use a platform bike rack (which will not require an adapter bar) with the Thule Access Swing Away # TH9037 to turn it into a swing away bike rack. Because of the additional stress of a 5 bike rack over a 4 bike rack Thule says you can only use up to a 4 bike rack with this swing away hitch extender. For your application I recommend going with the Malone Pilot 4 Bike Platform Rack # MPG2112-2115. This rack allows you to secure your bikes by the wheel,...
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  • Can Thule Pivoting Hitch Adapter be Used with Spare Wheel Carrier
    Yes you could install a spare carrier like the Draw Tite part # 6715 in the Thule pivot adapter part # TH9037.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations For 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    There are some good options for your 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, but the Swagman Rack # S64663 you are looking for is for both a 2 inch hitch and a RV bumper. Also, platform style racks are not the best for Jeeps just because sometimes the bike sitting closest to your spare could make contact, so a hitch extender # HE06 would be needed to use a platform rack usually. Some racks don't need a hitch extender like the Swagman XTC # S64670 or the Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B. These are a great option!...
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  • Difference Between Thule Access and Kuat Pivot with Regards to Use on Motorhome
    You are correct that the Thule Access Swing Away Hitch Extender # TH9037 is rated for use behind a motorhome while the Kuat Pivot # PVP20B isn't approved for this application. The ride at the rear of a longer RV is quite a bit rougher than on a standard passenger vehicle (think about the ride quality at the back of a school bus compared to the front) so manufacturers do extensive testing on their hitch-mounted accessories to make sure they will hold up to this additional movement. I...
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  • Hollywood Racks RV Rider and Swing-Away Adapter Recommendation for a 2018 Sprinter 3500 RV
    The Hollywood Racks RV Rider # HR1655 is an excellent option for transporting your 2 M2S All Terrain Scout E-Bikes! It was designed to be used with a motorhome, has a weight capacity of 70 lbs per bike, and uses a clamping arm that can be moved around to fit with the lower top tube on your M2S All Terrain Scout bikes. When it comes to the swing-away hitch adapter I recommend the Kuat Pivot 2 # PVP20B over the Thule Access # TH9037 or the Yakima BackSwing # Y02483. The Access is a...
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  • Best Pivoting Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying E-Bikes with Step Thru Frames
    The Hollywood Racks bike rack you mentioned can be used with step through bike frames but based on that style of frame and a few other reasons I would recommend the Thule EasyFold XT # TH903202 for your needs as it has a better clamp design for step through frames can be used with a Thule pivot adapter # TH9037 and it comes with a ramp to make loading and unloading the rack as easy as possible. I attached a picture and a review video for more info as well.
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  • Swing-Away Bike Rack Solution for Carrying Two Electric Bikes
    We don't offer a swing-away rack that provides all the features you named but we do have two products that could be used together that would check ALL the boxes on your wish list. The Thule Easy Fold bike rack, part # TH903202 will easily handle electric 2 bikes weighing up to 65 lbs apiece. The rack is capable of tilting rearward away from the vehicle with the bikes loaded, providing easier access to the rear of the vehicle. The rack does include locking clamps that would secure the...
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  • Swing Away Bike Rack for 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    The Thule Apex Swing XT 4 Bike Rack # TH9027XT fits most Jeep Wrangler's with spare tires. The Apex is the updated version of the Vertex Swingaway. The distance between the center of the hitch pin hole and the closest part of the bike rack that would make contact with the spare tire is 8.8". Some hitches on the Jeep Wrangler don't stick out very far and would create clearance issues. If the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of your spare tire is greater than 8.8" on your...
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  • Recommended Swing-Away Adapter for Hollywood Racks Road Runner 4 Bike Carrier
    The Hollywood Racks Road Runner 4 Bike Carrier part # HR400 will work just fine with any swing-away adapter. I really couldn't say one works better than another so I recommend going the most cost effective route which is the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender part # Y02483. The Thule part # TH9037 and Kuat part # PVP20B will work as well, I like the Kuat since it's lighter.
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  • What Hitch Will Allow Thule EasyFold XT E-Bike Rack to Fit on 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    You can determine if the Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202 will fit your 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited by taking one simple measurement, which is shown in the linked article. Measure from the hitch pin hole to the rear-most part of the vehicle (probably the spare tire). If this measures less than 7-inches then the rack will clear your spare. When we installed the Draw Tite hitch part # 76104 on a 2019 Wrangler Unlimited like yours we found that the dimension mentioned was 5-1/2 inches...
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