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Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches

Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches

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This hitch extender converts your existing bike rack or hitch accessory into a swing-away rack. It rotates out 90 degrees to provide easy access to the rear of your vehicle. Fits 2" hitches and bike racks that hold up to 4 bikes. Lock included. Call 800-298-1624 to order Yakima hitch adapters part number Y02483 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Hitch Adapters

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

This hitch extender converts your existing bike rack or hitch accessory into a swing-away rack. It rotates out 90 degrees to provide easy access to the rear of your vehicle. Fits 2" hitches and bike racks that hold up to 4 bikes. Lock included.


  • Pivoting hitch extender lets you swing your existing bike rack 90 degrees away from the rear of your vehicle
    • Works with most bike racks, cargo carriers, and other hitch accessories for 2" hitches
    • Provides easy access to your hatch or tailgate area
  • Easy-to-use safety latch and spring pin system releases arm so it can swivel out
    • Swings out 90 degrees and locks in place automatically - no pins required
  • Same Key System (SKS) hitch lock deters theft of the swing adapter
  • Easy installation into your vehicle's 2" hitch
    • BackSwing secures to hitch with included anti-rattle hitch pin
    • Bike rack (sold separately) installs into BackSwing and secures with bike rack's hitch pin
  • Durable, black powder coated steel resists corrosion


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Capacity: up to 4-bike rack
  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs
  • Dimensions: 30" wide x 20" long x 8" tall
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Center of closest rack pin hole: 14"
    • Closest edge of carrier when folded: 8-1/2"
    • Farthest edge of carrier when folded: 16-3/4"
    • Farthest edge of carrier when unfolded: 28"
    • Top of handle: 6-3/4"
  • Shank rise: 3-1/2"
  • Weight: 35 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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

  • The BackSwing is only compatible with 2" hitches and dedicated 2" accessories
    • 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

Yakima BackSwing Demonstration Swing Away Hitch Extender

The Yakima BackSwing converts your existing 2" bike rack into a swing-away rack, giving you complete access to your hatch or tailgate area. This swing-away hitch extender is also compatible with other 2" hitch accessories, like cargo carriers and grills. The BackSwing installs in your 2" hitch with the included anti-rattle hitch pin, and a SKS hitch lock deters theft of the extender.

Swing-Away Design for Full Access to Rear Cargo Area

Yakima BackSwing Ford F-150 with 4 Bike Rack Demonstration

The BackSwing features a hinged arm that lets you swing the rack, or accessory, 90 degrees away from the rear of your vehicle. This provides maximum access to your vehicle's rear cargo area and eliminates the need to unload or remove the accessory when you're unloading cargo or letting your dog hop in or out of the back.

Yakima BackSwing Works with Jeep with Spare Tire Full Access

Because the BackSwing also works as a hitch extender, it's perfect for vehicles with a rear-mounted spare tire.

Yakima BackSwing Lever Safety Latch Demonstration Swinging Open

To open the hinged arm, simply disengage the release lever, pull the spring pin, and swing the rack away from the rear of your vehicle. The BackSwing will easily rotate outward to provide an additional separation from the rear of the vehicle. The arm will lock into place once it's fully extended at 90 degrees, so your hands are free to open your hatch and remove cargo.

Yakima BackSwing Lever Safety Latch Demonstration Swinging Close

To close the BackSwing, just pull the release lever at the end of the adapter and swing the extended arm back into position. Once you hear the spring pin lock into place, put the safety latch back into position, and you're ready to go.

Compatible with Most 2" Hitch Accessories

Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch with Bike Rack

This versatile hitch extender will work with most bike racks or hitch accessories with a 2" shank. It works with both platform and hanging bike racks, and it can support up to 4 bikes on either syle of rack. The BackSwing has a weight capacity of 250 lbs, not including the weight of the bike rack or bikes, so keep in mind the weight of your rack when deciding how many bikes can be safely loaded for your application.

Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender with Cargo Carrier

The BackSwing also works with hitch-mounted cargo carriers to provide expanded storage without limiting access to your vehicle's hatch or tailgate area. You can even pair it with a hitch-mounted grill, allowing you to pivot the grill out away from the vehicle, while retaining full access to coolers and supplies while grilling.

Before mounting your accessory, be sure it is a compatible hitch accessory. The BackSwing is only compatible with accessories that have a dedicated 2" shank, and it shouldn't be used with any type of adapter. If you aren't sure if your acessory is compatible with a hitch extender check with the accessory's manufacturer. Once confirmed, slide your accessory's shank into the BackSwing, install the accessory's hitch pin, and then follow any specific directions the accessory has for installation.

Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender Stablizer Bolt Securing Accessory

Once you have secured the shank of the accessory into the BackSwing's receiver, tighten down the stabilizer bolt and nut on top of the receiver tube until snug. This will hold the accessory in place and ensure a tight connection that reduces movement and noise while on the move.

Easy installation with Threaded Hitch Pin

The BackSwing installs quickly and easily with a threaded, anti-rattle hitch pin. Simply slide the shank into your 2" hitch receiver, insert the threaded hitch pin, and tighten it down with a wrench. This will also reduce noise and movement while the extender is installed. The unit comes with a hitch lock that uses a Yakima Same Key System (SKS) lock core to secure the extender to your vehicle. SKS cores can be swapped out to make all your Yakima products keyed alike.

Lastly, the BackSwing is only compatible with 2" receivers and shouldn't ever be used with a hitch adapter, reducer, or extender.

8002483 Yakima Back Swing Hitch Swing Adapter for Hitch Bike Racks - 2 Inch Hitches

Item # Y02483

Installation Details Y02483 Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches - Y02483

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (37 Customer Reviews)

This hitch extender converts your existing bike rack or hitch accessory into a swing-away rack. It rotates out 90 degrees to provide easy access to the rear of your vehicle. Fits 2" hitches and bike racks that hold up to 4 bikes. Lock included.

- Y02483

Solid, bullet proof, yet the convenient swing away allows unrestricted access to the back of my vehicle. It is heavy, but being made of steel, it holds a heavy load. I have an old solid steel Thule rack that I modified so that I can move the bike carrier bars 180 degrees - from the traditional position carrying the bikes away from the car and carrier, or flipped over so that the bike carriers rest on my spare and carry the bikes between the rack and the car. This allows me to carry very heavy bikes, such as e-bikes compactly without extending the length of my vehicle much, and still allowing me to use the swing away feature of the Yamaha extender. Photo shows a light road bike on the hitch, but it works equally as well with heavier or multiple bikes.

- Y02483

This is awesome. I am now able to use the back door on my Jeep and still keep my bike on the rack. This is my second item purchased from e-trailer. You need to let the people of Rad electric bike know about your great products. I am posting some pictures on the Facebook page for the other owners. Thanks again

Great. We have traveled to cape cod and used our electric bikes on there trails. With out this bike rack I don’t believed I would transport the bikes anywhere. Thanks. We are super happy.
James R - 02/15/2020

- Y02483

The product came in a timely manner and everything went together perfectly. I’m using the swing hitch to carry a Champion 2000 dual fuel inverter generator (see picture) on a TorkLift generator carrier. The generator is being used to power a portable 200 square foot Hisense A/C. I ran the truck down the highway and everything is solid.

- Y02483

Received the Universal Spare Tire Carrier yesterday. It is exactly what I expected and will work perfectly for my Class B motorhome. Once I receive the balance of my order (Yakima Backwing) I will be set. Thank you etrailer.

- Y02483

I installed this unit on my Sprinter van because my bike racks did not have enough clearance for the rear doors to open. The BackSwing was as advertised. It provided plenty of clearance for both doors to open without interference. I've purchase a few items from etrailer and have not been disappointed.

Weve taken several road trips and the Back Swing has worked as advertised with no issues.
Jake - 12/05/2020

- Y02483

High quality product. Fits my stock JK Wrangler hitch. Allows clearance for my slightly oversize tire and swings out far enough for access to the back of the Jeep. Easy install with no hiccups. I use it for my fat tire E-bike with no problems. I do not keep my bike rack installed all the time due to the length of the swing arm and bike rack combined adding extra length to my daily driver Jeep. Check out the pics. Installation of the bike rack is very easy to do. I ride my bike daily and at times have need to get picked up due to mechanical problems. Since I don't have the bike rack on the Jeep my wife has to install the bike rack in order to come get me. I have a rolling cart jack with the bike rack so my wife can load up the rack in just a few minutes to get me and the bike. The swing arm and bike rack tends to place the bike a distance from the back of the Jeep but it also allows easy access for the install and prevents the pedals and other bike parts from contact with the Jeep. Very pleased with this unit. My bike rack is a 2 bike rack but I have removed one side.

- Y02483

This allows us access to our truck camper while parked. It is very heavy duty and has had no issues. I am very happy with it after our first year!

- Y02483

Appears to be strong and well made.

- Y02483

One of the best accessories I’ve bought for my Jeep!! It makes traveling with a hitch basket SO easy! Prior to getting this, I would have to get on the ground to unlock the basket hitch, have my wife help me pull it off (with or without stuff on it), and then finally have access to the trunk. We travel with our dogs in a cage system in the back buckled in so this process made bathroom stops almost a 45min ordeal. With the Backswing I can get into the trunk area in 15seconds, what used to take 5mins or more. AMAZING!!!

Malcolm - 05/12/2020

- Y02483

Love this extender. After a year of use, it has worked flawlessly and shows minimal signs of use. I highly recommend this product.

- Y02483

Another excellent Yakima product. Now I can get in and out of my truck camper without climbing over bikes. Great service from eTrailer

- Y02483

This product seems to be really well built. I just got back from a 3 day off-roading trip. No issues what so ever and we encountered hours of extremely rough roads. This allowed me to carry gear and cleared my aftermarket tire carrier.

- Y02483

Purchased this to use with the Yakima HoldUp EVO bike rack. It's very convenient to be able to swing the bikes out of the way instead of having to remove them to open the tailgate, especially when it may not be necessary (or practical) at the time to take the bikes off your rack. It requires tools and doesn't install as quickly as the HoldUp EVO, so I don't use it in quick trips around town, but you can leave it installed and take the bike rack on an off if necessary. Solid steel construction and durable.

- Y02483

I use this in conjunction with a Hollywood bike rack. They are on a Chevy Express van with cargo doors. I haul 2 tandems. This set up has been a life saver.

- Y02483

Used this in conjunction with a 2'x4' cargo carrier on the back of a jeep Wrangler. Works quite well even with the spare tire still mounted. The spare tire does keep the door from opening past about 80 - 85 degrees but it is more than enough room to open everything. The unit comes with a bolt and lock rather than a hitch pin and I drilled that out to accept a standard pin as I take this off and on very frequently and need the convenience of a standard pin and snap ring. Happy with the unit and fit.

- Y02483

Nice unit. Installed on my 2019 Subaru Ascent. The way the factory hitch is on this vehicle (very high) any accessory like a bike rack or tray is going to be hit by the lift gate. This takes care of that. Assembled easy except for one snap ring that needed some extra efforts to install. Attached a tray carrier and seems to be a nice set up . I may end up bolting tray hitch pin to allow it to be tightened up assure it doesn’t wiggle too much. If your tray or bike rack has a locking pin set up that would be the best. It does add a bit more than a foot of length to the whole set up. In my case I would have needed to install an extension anyway so this is the best option.

- Y02483

Great cust. service and keeping me updated, Yakima products have been hard to find, great job!

- Y02483

Even though box arrived open, everything was in good condition. Haven’t used yet but looks very well made

- Y02483

Product functionally works great! The only flaw is that the plastic cover around the main hinge sits in front of the exhaust pipe and has melted a bit. My car makes a low hum when getting up to higher speeds and I think it's due to air getting under the melted plastic and causing a vibration but I can't test this theory.

- Y02483

works great, fits perfect to our etrailer subaru hitch i had installed in the spring and our 15 year yakima bike rack mounted right on

- Y02483

Game changer! Easy to assemble and install. Nice smooth rounded design vs other swing adapters I was researching. Heavy duty for sure. Nice product Yakima! Installed in 2016 Chevy Suburban LT. Thank you etrailer.com for the videos reviews. Was a major influence in making this purchase! Also- it came 2 days early!

- Y02483

There’s no doubt this thing is spendy! But the first time you swing it open and can access the back of the truck without ducking handlebars or taking a pedal to the back......worth every penny!

- Y02483

Just what I needed for my FJ Cruiser to be able to open the back door which is also swing out. Now I can access my cargo. Well made product and great price. Thank You E Trailer

- Y02483

Amazing service and quick turn around. Thankfully they ship to APO AE over seas! I highly recommend this website and their services!

- Y02483

Working as advertised. Easy to install and use.

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Ask the Experts about this Yakima Hitch Adapters

  • Read Door with Ladder Clearances when using Swing Away Adapters
    The Yakima BackSwing # Y02483 extends 22-3/4 inches to the side from inside edge to inside edge. A rough estimate of the length of the rear doors of your 2020 Winnebago Revel and the distance they swing out is 40" not including the ladder. If your hitch is centered on your 2019 Sprinter chassis, then you would only be able to swing your door with the ladder out 19-3/4" when using the cargo carrier, and 21-1/4" when using a bike rack like Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HLY84FR. The clearance...
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  • Solution for Needing Swinging Bike Rack Instead of Thule Helium Bike Rack
    Yakima has stated that the BackSwing part # y02483 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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2018 Ram ProMaster 1500 To Carry Bike Rack
    I do have a trailer hitch receiver option for you 2018 Ram ProMaster 1500, but I am not able to confirm that any of them will allow you to open the rear doors with the hitch installed even if there are no bikes on it due to how close the trailer hitch receiver is to the bottom of the doors. Your best option is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75882 which will sit the lowest, and then still using the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender...
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  • Swing Away Hitch for Right-Hand Drive Cars
    Great question! I have an option for you, but the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender # y02483 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"...
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  • Will the Hollywood Racks Hitch Cargo Carrier Work With Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender
    The 15x52 Hollywood Racks Hitch Cargo Carrier part # HR1485 will work with the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks part # Y02483 so you are good to go. The reference to adapters has to do with carriers which have a 1-1/4" shank and use an adapter to install inside a 2" hitch but the 15x52 Hollywood Racks Hitch Cargo Carrier has a 2" shank so there will be no issues.
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  • Can Yakima Y02483 BackSwing Be Used With Spare Tire Carrier
    The Curt # C31006 spare tire carrier can indeed be used with the Yakima # Y02483 BackSwing Swinging Hitch Adapter as long as the combined 35 lb weight of the adapter, the 15 lb weight of the spare tire carrier and the weight of the spare tire itself doesn't exceed the tongue weight capacity of the hitch you're using or the 250 lb weight capacity of the swing-away adapter. The hitch should have its tongue weight capacity listed on a sticker affixed to it. The # C31006 is a universal carrier...
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  • Recommended Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Rack with 4 Bikes
    The Yakima Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches # Y02483 is rated for up to 250 lbs and weighs 52 lbs. You can then use the bike rack you stated with the bikes weighing what you stated and will be within the weight capacity of your class III hitch. You will be right at the max capacity of this extender based on the bike rack/bike weights you mentioned.
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  • Can the Thule EasyFold XT Be Used with the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender
    I do have an option for you but the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender part # y02483 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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  • Compatibility of Spare Tire Carrier and Yakima Backswing Adapter on Hymer Activ 2.0 Motorhome
    The Front Mounted Trailer Hitch Universal Spare Tire Carrier # 6715 will work with the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches # Y02483 as long as you don't exceed the 100 weight capacity of the tire carrier. This will work on your Hymer Active 2.0 motorhome built on the Ram Promaster Chassis.
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  • Can the Yakima Backswing be Used with Other Hitch Adapters
    The Yakima BackSwing, part # Y02483, is essentially an adapter that gives a hitch mounted accessory the swinging feature. If you are to use a 1-1/4 to 2 inch expander, like part # 80303 which is also and adapter, you would be using two adapters which is never recommended.
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  • Comparing Yakima and Kuat Swingaway Hitch Adapters for Use on Jeep Wrangler
    I like your line of thinking and would agree the pivoting adapter that extends out the most would be your best solution to give you best clearances possible past your rear spare. The Yakima # Y02483 is 4-7/8 inches longer than the Kuat # PV20B so the Yakima is the swing away adapter I recommend for you with the Hollywood Rack E-Bike rack part # HLY84FR. The review video i attached for it shows it installed in a Wrangler hitch as well.
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  • Solution for Kuat Pivot that Lines up with Rear Exhaust on 2015 Lexus GX 460
    It is definitely possible that the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender # Y02483 referenced in your question will line up with the rear exhaust on your 2015 Lexus GX 460 when in its folded position. Based on the trailer hitches we have installed on the vehicle, at least a portion of the extender will be exposed to its heat. Over time, the heat from the exhaust may cause some paint or finish issues on the extender. The best solution for this would be to simply add some exhaust...
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  • Best Swing Out Hitch Adapter For Cargo Carrier and Kuat Bike Rack
    All of our Pivot Swing Away Hitch Extenders swing away at 90 degree angle. I recommend the Yakima BackSwing part # Y02483 for your Kuat 2 Bike Rack because it is lighter and offers a higher rise shank then the other options. Any swing away extender cuts the tongue weight rating of the hitch on the Promaster Cargo Van in half because it creates an extra leverage point on the setup. The tongue weight includes the extender itself, the rack and the bikes. If you are using a cargo carrier the...
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  • Will Yakima Backswing Swing Away Adapter Fit Other Brand Bike Racks
    Yakima has stated that the Backswing part # Y02483 will fit basically all standard 2 inch hitch bike racks and cargo carriers so it would work well with either rack you mentioned. Check out the review video I attached for this as well.
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  • Best 4-Bike Rack To Clear Rear Doors On a 2007 Dodge Sprinter
    The only way you are going to be able to open the rear doors on your 2007 Dodge Sprinter with a bike rack installed and the bikes attached would be to use a swing-away bike rack. I saw that you were looking at four bike racks so if this is how many bikes you have then I recommend going with the SportRack Ridge Swing 4 Bike Rack part # SR2415 which is currently the most cost effective option that fits the bill. However, you will need the SportRack Bike Frame Adapter Bar part # SR0500 for...
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  • Best Bike Rack for 2020 Mercedes-Benz G63 Easy to Use vs Lightweight
    Using the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches # Y02483 with your 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 so that you can have full access to your rear doors when needed is a well-thought out strategy. Actually, the Yakima BackSwing cannot be used with the Thule Helium # TH44VR since the hitch extender only works with a solid 2" shank and the Thule Helium has an 1-1/4" shank with a 2" adapter sleeve. Keep in mind this extender is only rated for 250lbs of weight. I...
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  • Recommended Swing Away for Swagman 2+2 Quad Bike Rack on 4Runner with Aftermarket Spare Tire Rack
    The Swagman Quad 2+2 2-Bike and 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches # S64692 has a measurement of 17-1/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest wheel tray. The shank raises at the 10 inch point. To get your swing away, I recommend the Yakima BackSwing # Y02483 which is 14-1/2 inches from pin to pin and will be away from the spare tire with restricted clearance versus on top. This means you will have 21 inches from the center of the pin to the upright rise in...
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  • Can Yakima BackSwing be Used With 2017 Mercedes Sprinter?
    Sure, the Yakima BikeSwing # Y02483 can be used on a 2017 Mercedes Sprinter van. It is not a vehicle-specific part, so as long as your '17 Sprinter has a 2" hitch it will work just fine.
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  • Can the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender Be Used with a Cargo Carrier
    Yes, the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender part # Y02483 can be used with the Reese Cargo Carrier part # 63153 or any cargo carrier for that matter so long as it has a 2" shank. However, using the Yakima BackSwing will reduce your hitch's tongue weight capacity by 50% so that is something you will need to keep in mind. The same can be said for pretty much any adapter/extender in regards to hitch mounted accessories. I have attached a photo of the swing away being used with...
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  • Availability of Swing Away Hitch Extender that Swings to Passenger Side
    The Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender # Y02483 referenced in your question is only available in this model, which is designed to swing away toward the passenger side of the vehicle. We do not currently have a swing-away bike rack or adapter that would allow you to swing the rack away toward the driver's side. The reason for this is if you happened to be on the side of the road and needed to access the rear cargo area on the vehicle, you wouldn't want to swing away the bike rack...
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  • Will the Yakima BackSwing # Y02483 Fit on a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with a Spare tire
    It really depends on the location of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch. A trailer hitch like the Draw-Tite # 76104, which is a confirmed fit for your 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, sticks out significantly farther than OEM trailer hitches do so it would be less likely of an issue. I did measure the Yakima BackSwing # Y02483 and found that from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the arm assembly measured 8-1/2" while that same measurement to the handle was 11-3/4"....
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  • Is Thule T2 Pro XTR Bike Rack Compatible with Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender
    Yes, you can use the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender # Y02483 with the Thule T2 Pro XTR whether it's with the 2-Bike Version alone, # TH83JV, or the # TH83JV, together with the 2-bike add-on # TH9036XT.
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  • Dimensions of Yakima BackSwing Swing-Away Hitch Extender
    I went out to our warehouse to measure the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender # Y02483 and found it was approximately 4-3/4" from the top of the extension to the top of the assembly. Please keep in mind the BackSwing was not fully assembled when I measured so there may be a slight difference in this dimension when it is fully assembled.
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  • Rear Door Clearances When Using Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender
    The Yakima BackSwing # Y02483 is 41 inches from hitch pin hole to the furthest point of the receiver tube when open. It is 31-1/2 inches from the hitch pin hole straight out to the inside edge of the receiver tube. It is 22-3/4 inches from inside edge to inside edge. I've attached a photo with these measurements to assist. It is 8-1/2 inches from the hitch pin to the back of the fixed side rail. I've also linked a video with more dimensions to assist. You will need to make some...
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  • Will Yakima BackSwing Swing Away on 2018 Ram Promaster Allow Rear Doors to Open
    From a previous customer we spoke with we found that on the Ram Promasters like your 2018 model the distance from the bottom of the hitch opening to the bottom of the door when swung out measures right at 9-1/4 inches. The Yakima Bikeswing Part # Y02483 when installed without a bike rack would allow your door to open then with a couple of inches of clearance.
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  • Using the Yakima BackSwing on a 2006 Dodge Sprinter RV Conversion with Softride Versa 2 Rack
    The Yakima BackSwing # Y02483 is a great add-on for allowing your standard platform rack to transform into a swing away rack, however it is not compatible with 1-1/4" hitch shanks or shanks that allow for an adapter to go up to 2"; for that reason, it would not be an option for you to use with your Softride Versa unless you have the version that was specifically made for use with a 2" hitch receiver. If you don't have the 2" version and you'd like to upgrade to a swing away platform...
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