Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

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This hanging-style hitch-mounted rack lets you carry up to 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle. It has dual arms that fold down for storage, rotating anti-sway cradles with rubber straps, and tilts forward for easy rear-cargo access. Call 800-298-8924 to order Swagman hitch bike racks part number S63360 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Swagman products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Swagman Hitch Bike Racks - S63360

  • Hanging Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Swagman
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Frame Mount
  • Locks Not Included

This hanging-style hitch-mounted rack lets you carry up to 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle. It has dual arms that fold down for storage, rotating anti-sway cradles with rubber straps, and tilts forward for easy rear-cargo access.


Features:

  • Tilting, hitch-mounted rack carries up to 2 bicycles
  • Dual-arm design provides maximum bike stability
    • Folds down for convenient storage - simply pull the pin
  • Anti-sway cradles secure bikes to the rack at 3 points using durable rubber straps
    • Rotate left to right and adjust front to back
      • Accommodate many types of alternative and women's frames
      • Reduce the need for a bike adapter bar
    • Prevent bike-to-bike contact during transport - deter scratches on paint finish
  • Versatile bike rack tilts forward to allow easy access to vehicle's rear cargo area
    • Releases forward when you remove pin
  • 2-Piece adapter sleeve converts carrier shank for use with 2" trailer hitches
    • Use bike carrier without sleeve on 1-1/4" trailer hitches
  • Anti-rattle, threaded pin and clip secure the rack to the trailer hitch
    • Eliminates rattle in the hitch receiver
    • Replace with Swagman's anti-rattle lock (S64029 - sold separately) to lock bike carrier to your vehicle


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 2 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 70 lbs (35 lbs per bike)
  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and II) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Distance between the 2 rack arms (outside to outside): 11-1/2"
  • Cradle width: 1-1/4"
  • Distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar: 11"
  • Shank rise: 3"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Note: This dual-arm rack reduces the need for a bike frame adapter bar (sold separately) to mount a children's, women's, or alternative frame bicycle. However, to mount certain bikes or to keep your bike level on the rack, a bike adapter bar may be required. Most step-through bikes, dual-suspension bikes, and small children's bikes will require a bike adapter bar.


Swagman Trailhead 2-Bike Carrier

The Swagman Trailhead hitch-mounted bike rack carries two bikes on dual arms that provide superior stability during transport. The dual arms easily fold down for storage - just pull a pin - and each arm features an integrated reflector at its tip.


Anti-Sway Cradles

Swagman Trailhead Anti-Sway Cradles

The Trailhead has anti-sway cradles that rotate and slide along the dual arms to perfectly position your bicycles, reducing the need for a bike adapter bar. The cradles include durable rubber straps to hold your bikes firmly in place on the rack.


Tilts Forward For Rear Cargo Access

Swagman Trailhead Tilts Forward

This versatile rack tilts forward, away from your vehicle, when you remove a pin at the base. This allows easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area.


Shank Adapter for 2" Receivers

Swagman Trailhead Shank Adapter

It includes a two-piece adapter that installs over the shank to convert your rack for use on 2" hitch receivers. For 1-1/4" hitch receivers, use the rack without the adapter.


Anti-Rattle Threaded Hitch Pin

Swagman Trailhead Anti-Rattle Threaded Hitch Pin

The Trailhead comes with an anti-rattle, threaded hitch pin and clip to secure the rack to your trailer hitch and eliminate rattle during transport. To lock your rack to the hitch, replace the pin and clip with Swagman's anti-rattle lock (S64029 - sold separately).



63360 Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting



S63360 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details S63360 Installation instructions



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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Swagman Trailhead 4 Bike Rack Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at this Swagman Trailhead. This is a hitch mounted hanging bike rake and it's been designed with foldable arms so we can get these down and out of the way when not in use. Now we've got this available in a 2-bike, a 3-bike or a 4-bike with the foldaway design. In a 4-bike with the fixed mount here. The Trailhead's a very sturdy, durable rack, it is really stable as you head down the road. There's a couple of features that they've incorporated in there to make sure that happens. The first is our threaded hitch pin bolt that keeps any side to side or up and down movement contained.

Then if we come up here just a little bit further, we've actually got a threaded black T-handle here, it works in conjunction with the black plate you can see, you'll see when it's loose our rack has some movement and some wobble there. When we tighten that back down, all that movement is going to be taken care of and we'll not have to worry about that. Now once we have our T-handle loosened, we can just rotate the black metal plate so it's running the same way as our rack and then pull the silver pin that's going to allow us to tilt the rack right out and away from our vehicle. In most cases, this going to give you more than enough room to open any rear trunks or rear hatches that you need to get in and out of your goodies that you want. Now it's very simple to get it back in its upright position, we're just going to bring it up so the holes line up, slide our pin back through, secure here on the other side and then we turn that plate and tighten our T-handle back down. Now they use a black powder-coat finish so it's going to be a strong and durable finish. We don't have worry about it fading over time or a lot of corrosion and stuff. There's that other pin here, you just pull that out and we can move our dual cradle arms up into position. Now there's two rubber stops right here.

Just like our features down here at the bottom did, this is also going to keep that rattle and that vibration to a minimum. We'll slide through our pin with our cradle arms in the upright position, sometimes you've got to push up and down on the arms a little bit to guide it in. Bring our clip around, we can secure it on our pin there and we'll have our cradle arms out into the loading position. The dual cradle arms of the Trailhead are just 11 1/2 inches from the outside of one to the outside of the other. This is really going to help us accommodate a wide variety of frame styles and secure our bikes properly onto our rack. Each set of cradles is going to have four rubber straps that help hold the bike in place.

As you can see here, these would be for going across the top two and then we've even got the anti-sway cradles located here in the rear. The seat down tube will come through there, the straps will come around and that's going to keep our bikes from swaying back and forth preventing them or at least helping to prevent them from making contact with one another or with our frame. The straps, themselves, are very nice, long, durable straps. They're really thick, heavy-duty. They're going to hold our bike very securely. As you can see, we've got the grooves that run through the bottom of the cradles there to help it accommodate any other brake cables and things of that nature.

These are wide enough to accommodate all the way up to an inch and a quarter frame width. Really nice, deep, wide pockets so we can really secure our stuff with. These will rotate to whatever angle that we need them to. To best accommodate our bikes, there's a lot of different types out there and a lot of different configurations so you are going to have options as far as moving those around go. Now they don't move freely, we don't have to worry about them spinning on their own, it definitely takes a little bit of force but it does allow us to customize that. These will also, again with a little bit force, it's not something that happens really easily but we can adjust these forward and back, right out to the silver stops that here on the back to keep them from coming all the way off, you see right here. That's easily adjustable, forward and back, so we can get the appropriate spacing on our bike. My bike's a big old bike so maybe I need a little bit more space and other narrower frame bikes, we don't need so much room so we can get that customized. The straps go onto one of the three, nice, heavy-duty connection points there. It'll hold our bike nice and snug no matter what diameter the frame's going to be here, we're going to have plenty of room to get that around and get it connected. Now that we've gone over all the feature of the rack, let me show you how to install this on your vehicle. As you can see here, we've got our inch and a quarter shank exposed. This is going to go right into the class one and class two hitches. You do want to keep in mind that if you're using it on a class one, you are going to be limited to a 2-bike capacity. Then to switch this over so we can put it our class three, we've got our two plate adapter. You can see there's a bevel hole there and a threaded hole, we want those to be in line with each other and those should be placed over the non-threaded hole, you can see here, this is our non-threaded hole. The one further up is threaded to accept our anti-rattle bolt. We'll place those on, line it up with the hole we just discussed and then it's just a matter of threading our Allen bolt into this side and we'll use our Allen key and we're going to tighten this right on down. Perfect, easy to install. Now we'll place the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch. We're going to line up our threaded hole here with our hitch pin hole. Once we have those in line, we're going to take our anti-rattle bolt which is provided and we're going to thread this on through. Now that we've got threaded through you'll notice we've got some movement and kind of some wiggle to our rack so now we need to use our wrench, we're going to tighten our bolt on down. This draws the shank of the rack over against our receiver tube and you'll notice that once that's nice and tight, all that play and all that wiggle is gone. We'll then take our provided clip and we're going to slide in the other end. Now here on the rear of the rack, if it's not already tightened, you see how we've got that wiggle and that noise, they've got this nice plate that's designed to go across the backside and then we just thread in the black T-handle and it going to take all that movement and all that play out of there as well. As you can see now, real nice and secure and we're ready to go down the road without a lot of noise. Loading up the bike is an easy process as well. You pull our pin located here at the top, rotate our arms up into position and we'll reinsert the pin in the new hole that we've created. Bring that on around. As you can see, nice, stable, sturdy ride for a bike and we've got our four straps that we're going to undo that we talked about earlier. With those opened up, let me grab our bike and we're just going to place the bike right up into the cradles that we just exposed and we've talked about the anti-sway cradle strap that you can select on each side. You want your down tube of your seat to be on the side that you've got your anti-sway cradle set up on. Now it's just a matter of pulling the straps around and getting it secured. As you can see there, nice and secure and ready to head down the road. As you can see, we've loaded our rack down to capacity. We are allowed 35 pounds per bike so we add 4 times 35 and it gives us 140 weight capacity. We started with our road bike then we went to our aluminum mountain bike, we got a hybrid style bike here, we've used an adapter bar on that and we also used an adapter bar on our ladies' bike just to even it out. This would have gone on the rack without but the rear end would have been kicked up really high so we wanted to keep it level, wanted to keep it even. The adapter bar we used is from Swagman, that part number is 64005, you can check that out on our website if you don't already have one and if you have a need for it. We'll now take the full load out through our test course to give you a really good idea of what it looks like in action. Here on our test course, we'll start by going through the slalom. This is going to show us the side to side movement of the rack just like if you we're going around corners or doing some evasive maneuvers. Once we turn the corner, we'll get into our alternating speed bumps, this shows you the twisting and torquing action on the rack just like a curb or a pothole might cause. Once we get into our solid speed bumps, we'll see the up and down movement, just like going in and out of a garage, parking lot or driveway. That will complete today's look at the Swagman Trailhead, part number S63380. .


Customer Reviews

Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - S63360

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (200 Customer Reviews)

This hanging-style hitch-mounted rack lets you carry up to 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle. It has dual arms that fold down for storage, rotating anti-sway cradles with rubber straps, and tilts forward for easy rear-cargo access.

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Bought it to use on a Toyota Corolla. Happy with it so far- it gets the job done! Pleased with the quality of the rack and its all metal components. Rattles a bit, as expected. The only real issue is that the upper pin, the one that allows the arms to move positions, fits so tightly that it's extremely difficult to remove. Literally have to use a hammer to insert and remove it. We usually drive with the arms out even when we don't have bikes on the rack, because it is so much trouble to switch the position. As for eTrailer, we are extremely pleased with their service! Will definitely be buying from them again, as it is obvious that customer service is important to them. 161717


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I just bought one and have the same issue with the pins being too tight to get them on and off with any ease. And I really want to put the arms down when not hauling a bike. Any suggestions, anyone?

-- comment by: Jane E - 05/04/2015

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I love the bike rack it sets up quick. The bikes go on the rack very easily. The only complaint I have about the rack is that there is no pad on the bar where the bikes lean against. The bikes will hit against the horizontal bar when driving. 652644



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Review the Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - S63360 The two bike Swagman Bike Rack was fairly easy to set up and install in the 2" hitch on my 4Runner. The directions are NOT well written, but it is so easy to do that poor directions don't matter. The rack seems quite sturdy and my bike and my wife's "semi-womens design" bike fit on the rack at the same time. Since it is still winter in Maine I won't be driving anywhere with the bikes anytime soon. 356519



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Works Great !!! I transport a road bike and an off road. Each fit securely although they are completely different sizes. Customer service was very helpful in choosing a rack and I will surely call then again. 370195



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This rack is very sturdy, great fit and finish and install was a breeze. I just did a quick test load of my bike and that worked out very well. The other nice feature is that the rack extends out far enough to clear my oversize spare tire (Wrangler) and of course the assembly will pivot down to allow full opening of the gate. I'm very happy with my decision on choosing this product. 99672


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Hello! I am curious to know if your rack completely tilts back to open the tailgate completely? I will be mounting this on my 14 Wrangler Unlimited and want to make sure this clears the spare and also tilts far enough to access the rear. Thank you! Chris from Delaware

-- comment by: Christopher - 05/04/2014

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Youre welcome. I like it very much and find it was a wise purchase. The only problem I am finding though is locating the proper bolt that has a locking system, to lock the rack to the hitch. Right now I am using the bolt that came with it and have a chain lock going through the hitch and the rackbut Im having a bit of trouble finding the right locking bolt system that fits the threads, the same bolt type that came with the rack..might you know off hand which is the proper one? Im looking for the one where the locking device attaches on the end of the bolt, its a key locking device. I tried twice now getting two different sizes and neither one works, one is too big and the other one has the wrong thread pattern, even though both are made by Sawgman.

Bill D - 09/15/2014

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Thanks for your feedback. The locking threaded hitch pin that we suggest for your Swagman Trailhead is the # S64029
Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin for Swagman Hitch Racks
$28.12
, it is also sold in kit # S64031
Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable for Swagman Bike Racks w/ 1-1/4" & Combo Shanks - 7'
$41.88
that includes a locking cable. Both of these items can be seen as related items on the right hand side of the product page.

-- Rachael H - 9/15/2014


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I recently purchased the Swagman Trailhead rack for two bikes. It arrived quickly and was super easy to attach to my draw-tite 1 1/4 trailer hitch which I also bought at trailer for my 2013 Kia Soul. The whole thing has worked out great. The Trailhead is extremely sturdy and well-made and so easy to use. I have a women's hybrid so I have an adaptor and there was no problem securing my bike to the rack. I just finished driving from Washington to California and the bike barely moved at all. I bungeed the front and rear tires to the rack to keep them from spinning and that worked well. In addition, I bought the hitch lock combo and that was a great purchase as well. My bike and rack are totally secure. I've made four purchases from trailer and they have been awesome each time; friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and speedy! 204479



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Came Just in time to pick up my bicycle from the cycle shop. Now, is it any good? I think it is the best value on the market, I always check E-trailer after I have done my searching for a product. Then ETrailer usually beats them out with great products and fast shipping too. This bike rack is loaded with features and does a great job. 522264



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I purchased the Swagman Trailhead 2 bike rack for mounting 2 bikes on my motorhome because i liked the fact that it rose up from the hitch so it would not drag on the ground at high center situations. it was difficult to get the ladies bike to mount so i added the Swagman Deluxe Bar Adapter. This helped mount the ladies bike but it still took some figuring out on how to get it to mount the bike efficiently. The rack mounts to the 2" receiver OK, but i still am not a fan of the 1 1/4" bar with the added metal to make it fit the 2" hitch. i couldn't find any hitch mount bike rack with a true 2" receiver insert which angled up like this rack so i will make the best of it. It seems pretty sturdy and fairly steady. Please note...It is real important to tighten the receiver pin/bolt because that is all that keeps the rack from rattling back and forth. One other thing which could improve this bike rack for storage (when not on the vehicle)is to have the lower section fold in without having to remove the bolt each time.I would recommend this product but, in the future there could be some improvements to make it even better. 547585



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This bike rack came two days after ordering. Etrailer continues to astound me with their service. I love their website as well. Very helpful. The Swagman bike rack was the third that I had tried (not from etrailer). When I looked at the video at etrailer for the Swagman rack, it looked like a good design and fit for my vehicle. I liked the "one bolt assembly" feature. After I installed it with the Swagman bike rack lock I couldn't wait to put bikes on. They installed easily. The straps hold the bikes very securely. There is next to no wobble when installed with the locking bolt and the anti-wobble knob tightened. I am happy to recommend this bike rack. 228584



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This bike carrier does what it is supposed to do for a reasonable amount of money. However it could be a lot better without increasing manufacturing cost. My gripe is that it sticks out so far behind the vehicle. To give you an idea of how far back it is, I've got a hatchback and the hatch can open without tilting it. Makes the tilt feature redundant then doesn't it? This effectively puts weight just that much further back and acts as a lever, causing the load to bounce more and exerting more stress on the hitch and car. Because it is so far back Swagman saw there was a danger of striking pavement behind it so bent the hitch extrusion up to provide more clearance. If I were to do it again, I would purchase a competitor with tilt feature that sits closer to the vehicle. 54434


Comments

I agree - the carrier sticks out too far behind my car. Is a shorter arm available?

-- comment by: charles e - 05/06/2013

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There is not a shorter arm available. Some vehicles do need the extra length in order to open hatches or trunks with the bike rack tilted down. It all depends on the vehicle and location of the hitch. The photos we have of this rack with a Volkswagen EOS show how with certain vehicles, the shank length is necessary and fits well.

-- Patrick B - 5/8/2013


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Hi there, I ended up selling it after a few months because I couldn't get the rubber part over my bike which is thicker than most at the join of the triangle. I rigged it for a while but ultimately it was too much of a pain. Also, I didn't like how it folded down when I wanted to put groceries in the back of my Honda Fit. It also seemed to wobble more than I felt comfy with when not holding bikes, though I don't think that was a flaw of any kind. Thanks though. They seem like good sturdy racks. 461846


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I did sell it in the end because of that pesky rubber part but the guy who bought it off me seemed to be fine with it. I ended up buying a Thule on sale at REI because it was sooooo much easier to fold away and to lift bikes onto. But thanks your rack was fine for the right bike!

Lotte - 12/21/2018

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I chose this rack based on the reviews, and it lives up to the hype. Very solid construction, and a very solid fit in the receiver. After installing it, I attached my bike and drove it around a bit just to get a sense of how solid it was. After many years of a trunk mounted rack, this rack is rock solid by comparison. And I can easily open and access the trunk even with my bike in place. I'm not only pleased with the rack and the hitch I purchased, but also EXTREMELY impressed with the great people at etrailer.com. I sent a question that was answered quickly, and they kept me informed of my order and its status every step of the way. Thank you so much!! 49884



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Great product. Solid and stable. I-95 75mph, no problem! 486316



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Installation was fairly straight forward. It took a while to find the correct size allen wrench to remove the bushings so it would work on my smaller receiver hitch. Instructions for mounting the bikes on the rack leave a little to be desired but I guess its not that hard to figure out on your own. The rack holds the bikes securely and there is not a lot of movement. You will need some bungee cords to hold the front wheels so they don't flop around going down the road. Seems like a good rack for the money. 211169


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Still no major problems. Getting some noise and side to side movement where the rack fits in the receiver.

Bill K - 07/11/2016

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My Swagman Trailhead 2-bike carrier arrived on time and was easy to assemble. Both bikes fit nicely on the carrier (even the female style bike for my wife). I’ve taken the bikes out on a short test drive and both remained secure. I had contemplated buying the cheaper Road Gear bike rack, but was glad I upgraded to the Swagman. E-trailers web site was very helpful and their on-line response to questions was excellent. 23850



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This is my third item bought from etrailer and again I am very satisfied with my all aspects of my purchase. I just received my swagman trailhead 2 and it appears to be a very well built bike carrier. It shipped faster than I expected also. Etrailer has a great website and ordering is easy to do. Also great prices. 613429



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Flawless - quiet - secure - easy - convenient. Winner! I just completed a 1624 mile road trip/move from DC to Austin TX with the Swagman bike rack on a 2010 Honda Fit. This rack felt kind of heavy, but did a great job - no noise, no vibration, and the deep saddles and straps made me feel very secure. Love the saddle design. Wrap one strap around the seat tube and one around the top tube on one end, and two around the top tube on the other. I used a bungy cord to keep the front wheel in line with the frame. Very secure, noise-free. The swing-down design came in very handy when accessing the hatch. I hadn't considered this important when I bought it, but it is a nice feature, especially given the weight of the rack. Nicer to keep it in the hitch and swing it down to get in the back. Also, note how the rack rises up from the hitch receiver. This gave me plenty of ground clearance. I had that little Honda way loaded and the rack never bottomed out or scraped when entering driveways, parking lots, or up ramps. This was the right blend of features, cost and quality for my use. I'm not sure what more I could have wanted! 34084



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Excellent quality and very sturdy bike rack. Delivery prompt as promised. 186085


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Very well

barry k - 04/18/2016

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Mr. J, The hitch & rack was delivered by the carrier this PM well packed, well prepared an easy to work with. Assembly was a piece of cake, receiving ports clean & appropriately placed. Simply a joy to work with. I am ready to hit the historic C&O Canal tomorrow. Both pieces were perfect. I was particularly impressed with the weight, construction and convenience of the whole project. You even, explained the process for modifying the body work for a form fit. Thanks loads Your ad photo of a CRV is a match to mine. Interestingly, the assembly allows plenty of space for kayak&canoe carrier & tiedown. Again, thank you. alan 316732


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A year has passed and my hitch gives me only one concern. Why in heavens name didnt I do this a long time ago? Coupled with a standing bike rack it works perfectly. Thanks so much.

Alan R - 11/03/2017

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We have a 2013 Nissan Altima and this is perfect for what we needed to take our bikes along on vacations or weekend getaways. 444276


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It has been a year now and we bought a Chevy Traverse and have used this rack on it to carry our two bikes. Works perfectly with this vehicle. Very strong and secure bike rack.

Bob R - 10/19/2018

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I am very happy with the Swagman bike rack. I originally wanted the Thule 2 bike rack but it was out of stock for quite a while. I decided I would try the Swagman. It worked out great. It is very solid and was easy to install on my suv. The bikes were very secure on the rack and little to no movement as we traveled. I like the fact you can just unlatch the pin and tilt the rack while you open the car hatch. No need to remove the entire rack, very convenient. I would say it is very comparable to the Thule and the price was quite a bit less. 426670


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The Swagman bike rack I purchased a year ago is still performing perfectly. I love it. Glad I bought it. Quality product!!

Annette E - 08/30/2018

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Everything about this purchase was top-notch. From the ordering interface, the demo video, to the shipping and the product itself....all professional and smooth. Regarding the bike rack: I am amazed that you can purchase a bike rack of this quality for under $150. It's sturdy and very well built. So glad I didn't drop 300 bucks on a Thule or Yakima. This thing is compact and bulletproof. Love it. 203076


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I love it. Its held up beautifully through a lot of use, and it still looks new. Thank you for following-up.

Chris - 07/08/2016

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Works well, very sturdy, still looks good and performs excellent. I am very pleased with this product and would recommend it to everyone. 717404



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Bike rack is well engineered and well constructed. We used behind an Arcadia and an f350 on an extended hitch with a slise in camper. Hauled the bikes a couple thousand miles with no problems. 682963



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Etrailer was great because I needed a rack under a certain weight. I sent one e-mail and they responded immediately letting me the weights on the 2 racks I was considering. Rack showed up quicker than expected, and was in great condition. The arrival condition seems to be a knock on a lot of the sites I perused when selecting the rack. It took no time to do the very minor assembly and install on the back of the car. I highly recommend this rack and etrailer.com. 682173



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Great for holding a couple of bikes. Easy to use. 682765



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Easy to use and very accommodating for various types of bikes! 673803



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Product was easy to install with the instructions and hardware that were included. Bike rack fits perfectly and is being used. 661142



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The rack fit very nice and it was tight with no wobble. I have a Draw-tite class l hitch on my Audi A3 Quatro convertible. I ordered the rack on a Sunday evening and it was delivered the following Wednesday. Great service. 646473



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I've been very happy with this rack. It is great quality and the service was wonderful. 644098



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I use the product quite often for my bike. I've had no problems with it .security seems to be great there's no rattle of the bike in transport I'm very satisfied 643622



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I love this bike rack. I drive a bug convertible and tried 2 others before finding this one. So easy to use, I can install each Spring by myself and remove at year end. It allows my bike to ride high but no view obstruction. I can also still access my truck. Highly recommend. I also recommend Etrailer, site is very informative, videos are great. They also provide excellent customer service. 634454



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A bit heavy but mounts securely and hold bikes tight. 617339



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Great quality product at a very reasonable price. 602218



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Good trailer, good price 593399



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The bike carrier has worked well although I didn't get to use it as much as I was planning. The middle support bar on my bike is slanted, i.e., not parallel to the ground, so I also bought the adapter bar but it turns out I didn't have to use it. The bike sets on an angle but the rubber straps still fit tight and support the bike. 593396



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The hitch and bicycle carrier have worked without any problems. 5 Stars. 591556



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Awesome product. Works perfectly and easy to take on and off. 585308



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etrailer was very efficient at fulfilling my order, shipping expediently and providing useful information such as installation videos on my own model of car. Prices were very low also. One stop shopping! I would recommend them for self install hitches, wiring and bike racks. Very satisfied! 583393



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The picture of it looks good have not opened the box yet. I just wish after all my customer loyalty buying the hitch and bicycle rack you would have thrown in a free "i'd rather be golfing" hitch cover. 583079



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Sturdy and well made, arrived quickly, would highly recommend etrailer. 582919



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Just received the Swagman Trailhead rack for two bikes. Fast delivery and appears to be an excellent choice. Perfect weight and fits the F-150 which has a full size cap. Very happy with the price and build. 580544



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Sturdy and well made. Easy to install. 577316



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First class, 5 stars, will buy from them again, the customer service is the best. Thanks.. 573611



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Ordered a bike rack for my car. Large box which was delivered on time in excellent shape. Very happy with product. Would certainly use etrailer again. 572212



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Quality exceptional; price remarkable; service friendly and efficient. We are so glad we found etrailer.com. Thank 569604



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The product was exactly as described. It is very well made. 565346



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This bicycle carrier works great seem solid, well built. Holds bikes in place, no damage or scratching. I have had it for a year. What's good and bad at the same time is that it is quite heavy. A characteristic of many bike carriers I have had. This carrier better than the Sarris Bones Carrier which is lighter but failed on me catastrophically. This carrier folds up to be somewhat compact. Would recommend getting the optional lock. 564090



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I got this for my 2018 Nissan Rogue as it sets far away enough from the hitch. Comes assembled which is nice Have used it without any problems Service at etrailer is good too 562963



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I DID NOT ACTUALLY USE THE RACK BECAUSE I HAD A SPECIAL PURPOSE I WANTED IT FOR . THE RACK WAS VERY WELL MADE AND MY RETURN WAS FRIENDLY AND EFFORTLESS . 559450


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  • Recommended Hitch-Mounted Bike Rack to Clear Spare Tire on 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
  • There are many hitch-mounted bike rack options for the Class II Trailer Hitch on your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. For a hanging rack, I recommend the Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack # S63360. This rack can hold up to 2 bikes of 35 pounds each. Anti-sway cradles will secure your bikes to the rack using durable rubber straps. The rack can tilt away from the vehicle after the bikes are unloaded for easy rear cargo access. The distance between the center of the hitch pin hole to...
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  • Bike Rack for 2 Kids Bikes for Use on 2016 Kia Sedona and 2018 Kia Sorento
  • I checked all trunk-mount bike carrier fits for your two vehicles, the 2016 Kia Sedona and the 2018 Kia Sorento, to see if we have any 2-bike trunk carrier confirmed to fit properly on both vehicles. Racks fits for each car are displayed on the two linked pages, one page for each vehicle. Unfortunately none of the 2-bike carriers we sell correctly fits both of your cars. In order to use one bike rack on both cars you would need to go with a hitch-type rack and install a hitch on each...
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  • Weight of Swagman Trailhead, Swagman Titan, Thule Roadway and Kuat Beta Bike Racks
  • The Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack # TH912XTR weighs approximately 35 lbs, the Swagman Titan 2 Bike Rack # S63400 weighs approximately 33 lbs and the Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack # S63360 weighs about 27 lbs. These are each quality bike racks and should be manageable but if you are looking for a truly lightweight, easy-to-use hanging bike rack you may also want to consider the Kuat Beta which weighs 12.6 lbs. It is available for 2 inch hitches # B202-2 and 1-1/4 inch hitches # B202-114. Additionally,...
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  • How to Carry Womens or Step Through Bikes on a Hanging Bike Rack
  • The Swagman Trailhead # S63360 (And any hanging bike rack for that matter) will generally need a frame adapter bar for bikes that do not have a horizontal top cross tube like a traditional men's bike does. The same often goes for children's bikes. The Kuat Ubar Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 is an adapter bar that will help you. It connects from the seat post to the handlebar stem to create that horizontal mounting point to carry bikes level on a hanging rack. Another option for...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Sizes Available for A 2017 Hyundai Ioniq
  • The hitch options for the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq are Class I, 1-1/4" inch hitches. There is not a 2 inch receiver available because the Ioniq is not designed to handle the weight capacity of a 2 inch receiver. I recommend Draw-Tite hitch part # 24963 because Draw-Tite hitches do not require the use of a stabilization strap when using a bike rack. If you have a bike rack or cargo carrier with a 2 inch shank it is possible to use a 1- 1/4 inch to 2 inch hitch adapter. A hitch adapter we carry...
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  • Will Reese 2 Bike Folding Rack # 63120 Prevent Bikes From Swinging During Travel
  • The Reese 2 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack # 63120 referenced in your question does use rubber pads and heavy-duty fastener straps that attach to the bike frame for a secure connection. As long as everything is tightened down properly, this should do a nice job of preventing too much movement with the bikes during transport. With that being said, it's not going to do as good a job of keeping them stable when compared to a dual-arm carrier like the Swagman Trailhead # S63360. The dual-arm...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2003 Toyota Land Cruiser that Allows Cargo Area Access
  • The first thing you will need to do is click the provided link that will show you how to measure to determine how much clearance you have between the hitch pin hole in your receiver and the furthest rearward part of the vehicle, whether it be the back bumper or the rear of the spare tire (if your Land Cruiser is equipped with the rear mounted spare). You will then need to choose a bike rack whose shank is longer than that measurement. We have several swinging bike racks to choose from,....
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  • Hitch Rack Recommendations for a 2019 VW Golf Regular Hatchback with Curt C11412 Hitch Receiver
  • We have several different options for 2 bikes that fit your 2019 VW Golf. The type of rack that is going to best serve your needs is either the platform or hanging rack. Platform racks are going to be much easier to lift the bike on and off the rack in addition to being able to carry heavier bikes. A hanging rack is going to be lighter weight to make it easier to take on and off your car when not in use and will typically be a bit more cost effective. When we measured a 2017 VW Golf we...
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  • Class I Hitch Compatibility with Bike Racks
  • The hitch you purchased from us last year for your 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the Draw-Tite Class I hitch # 24956. Class I hitches are a light-duty type that can handle the load of only 2-bikes, so most likely the rack you have is not a Class I-rated model but is instead a Class II and that is why it will not fit properly in the hitch. In this hitch you must use a Class I-compatible rack of no more than 2-bike capacity like those shown on the linked page. The combined weight of the rack...
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  • Spare tire clearance for 2012 Jeep Wrangler with rear mounted spare tire.
  • The best way to determine if a bike rack will clear the spare on a Jeep Wrangler is to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on the trailer hitch to the back edge of the spare tire (see photo). We list this dimension on all of our bike rack product pages. We recommend measuring because this dimension can be different depending on the brand of the trailer hitch and the width of the spare tire. For example, we installed a Curt Class III trailer hitch, # 13432, and this dimension...
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  • How Tall is the Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack from the Trailer Hitch to the Top of the Rack
  • I checked with Swagman and found that the Trailhead bike rack # S63360 measures 40 inches from the top of the mast to where it connects to the shank. The shank rise is 3 inches measured from the top of the receiver. That is a total of 43 inches from the top of the receiver opening on the hitch to the top of the mast. I made a picture to illustrate this for you. This bike rack will be a great fit for your 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.
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  • Recommended Trunk and Hitch Bike Carrying Bike Options for 2011 Honda Fit
  • Having the bikes close to the vehicle and thus the exhaust is an unavoidable function of using a trunk mounted rack on the rear of a small vehicle like the Honda Fit. The short and flat liftgate does not allow the rack to be installed so that the bikes are far away from the vehicle. All of the available trunk mounted racks would hold the bikes in pretty much the same position in regard to the rear of the vehicle. Of all the trunk mounted racks available for your Fit, the Thule Raceway...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2011 Toyota Highlander
  • In order to carry bikes on your vehicle, you will either need to add a roof rack or a trailer hitch. At this time, there are no trunk mount bike rack options that will fit a 2011 Toyota Highlander. The bike racks can not be secured to the top of the rear hatch properly. I recommend adding a trailer hitch because it is more versatile and cost effective than a roof rack. I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75586, because it does not require the use of a stabilization strap when...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid to Carry Bikes or Cargo
  • Since you want to use a trailer hitch to carry bikes and cargo with your 2015 Kia Optima I recommend Draw-Tite hitch # 24965. This is just a hitch and the mounting hardware. It does not require a special strap for non-trailer loads like its Curt cousin, # C11025. All of the hitches for your Optima hybrid are Class I trailer hitches which means that for bikes you are limited to 2 bikes maximum even it you used a 1-1/4 to 2 inch adapter such as # HTAD. The problem is that a Class I hitch...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Chevy Sonic Hatchback to Carry Bike Rack
  • The best trailer hitch for your 2019 Chevy Sonic hatchback to use with a bike rack is the Draw-Tite # 24878 because of its no-drill installation, Draw-Tite's strong reputation for making high-quality trailer hitches, and the fact that it will not require the use of stabilizing straps with accessories the way that some hitch manufacturers require. This is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver and 200 lb tongue weight capacity, which is the most any accessory and its contents can...
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  • Replacement Snapper Pin and Frame Cradles for Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack
  • For your Swagman Trailhead # S63360 we have the replacement snapper pin part # P322 which is the pin that holds the upright mast vertical. For replacement frame cradles you'd then want the part # SP499 which comes with all new cradles and straps.
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  • Availability of Bike Rack System To Fit a 2012 Volvo C70 Convertible
  • If you have a factory hitch on your 2012 Volvo C70 Convertible you will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on the hitch to the edge of the rear bumper. This measurement will help you determine the amount of clearance you will need to install a hitch bike rack. One of the hitch bike racks I have with the longest distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the bike rack is the Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack, part # S63360. The # S63360 bike...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2008 Scion xB
  • Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12490 that you referenced is confirmed to all model 2008 Scion xBs so it will work on your 2008 xB. For a compatible bike rack the Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack part # S63360 would be an excellent choice. This rack has the great features of a more expensive rack like tilting mast, anti-sway cradles and anti-rattle hitch pin at a fraction of the cost. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI
  • For a trailer hitch for your 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI you can use # 24925. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then you have to make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with a bike rack, you are limited to 2 bikes maximum on a Class I hitch. I recommend the Trailhead # S63360. Another option is to use a trunk mount carrier. The benefit of a trunk mount is that you will not have to install a hitch just...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring, and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2013 Honda Accord
  • Since you plan on using the hitch for bikes I recommend Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24899. First, if you were to use a Curt hitch they require the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, when using the hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier. Draw-Tite does not have this requirement. The recommended ball mount, pin, and clip is # 3593. And for a ball I recommend # 19256 for a 1-7/8 or # 19258 for a 2 inch. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And Bike Carrier For 2008 Lexus IS 250
  • The only trailer hitch we offer for your 2008 Lexus IS 250 is a Class l trailer hitch, part # C11372. This hitch has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. The bike carrier you referenced, Curt Clamp-On 3 Bike Rack for 2" Ball Mounts, part # C18013, is not compatible with 1-1/4 inch receivers. You want to make sure you do not exceed the towing capacity for your Lexus. From my research, the owner's manual states they do not recommend towing with your vehicle. If all you wish to use the...
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  • Can Bikes be Carried on the Front of a 2007 Jeep Liberty
  • The only way to carry bikes at the front of a vehicle is to use a front mount hitch receiver. Curt hitch # C31022 is the only front mount option for the 2007 Jeep Liberty and it will only work with 4-wheel drive models. Then for a bike carrier you can use the Swagman Trailhead # S63360. It holds 2 bikes and the rise in the shank will help with ground clearance. Please note that carrying bikes at the front of a vehicle can reduce driver visibility and air flow to the motor. The bikes...
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  • Using Hitch Mounted Bike Rack on 1998 Honda Accord Equipped with Flat Bar Receiver
  • Thank you for your photo. In order to use a receiver-mounted bike rack on your 1998 Accord, you will have to remove your existing flat bar hitch and replace it with a hitch that uses the square tube receiver, like the Draw-Tite Class I, part # 24791. The Shadow Mount receiver you reference is obsolete, and I am not aware of any accessories available that are compatible with it. Although the Softride Dura you mentioned is a great bike rack, it will not be compatible with the Class...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2002 Honda Accord to Carry Bikes
  • For a trailer hitch I recommend # 24791. The other hitches will either come with a ball mount, which you will not need for a bike rack, or require a stabilization strap for non-trailer loads. The Draw-Tite hitch # 24791 is just the hitch and hardware and it does not require a strap for non-trailer loads. Once installed from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the rear bumper is approximately 5 inches. The 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch adapters with a rise such as # MT70355 would end...
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  • Spare Tire Bike Rack for Rear of Travel Trailer
  • Even though tire mounted bike racks aren't rated to be used on the rear of trailers due to the extra bouncing around they would experience, we do have a solution or two that would work for you. Swagman's Around the Spare Deluxe Rack, part # S80501, has a two bike capacity and is specifically designed for use on a travel trailer, if the trailer has a 4 or 4-1/2 inch continuously welded steel square tube bumper. If your travel trailer has some exposed frame members on the trailer tongue,...
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  • Replacement Rubber Straps For Swagman Bike Carrier
  • We have several replacement straps that are designed to fit Swagman Bike Carriers. It sounds like you have a hanging bike carrier like a Trailhead bike carrier, part # S63360. The replacement strap for a trailhead bike carrier is part # P482. This strap measures 9-1/2 inches long x 1 inch wide x 1/4 inch thick. These straps are ordered individually, so if more than 1 is needed, you can change the quantity when ordering.
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  • Bike Weight Capacity for the Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Carrier
  • The weight capacity for the Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Carrier, # S63360, is 35 lbs per bike or a total weight capacity of 70 lbs. Swagman also offers a Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin, # S64029, that provides added security while you are away from your bike rack and vehicle.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2015 Toyota Camry
  • All of the trailer hitches we offer for your 2015 Toyota Camry have 1-1/4 inch receiver openings. We do not carry a Class lll hitch that will work with your Camry. If you decide on a Class ll hitch I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 36540. This hitch does have a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. I am not aware of a Draw-Tite Class lll hitch that is designed to fit your Camry. Depending on the weight of your bike carrier, you may be able to use an adapter like part # HTAD. Keep...
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  • Do the Yakima RidgeBack and FullTilt Bike Carriers Tilt Down the Same Amount
  • The Yakima FullTilt bike carrier # Y02462 and the RidgeBack # Y02458 do tilt the same. However, the carriers are not designed to be tilted with bikes loaded. If you are looking for a carrier that can tilt with bikes loaded I recommend the Saris Glide EX, # SA774. The Glide EX was designed so that you could tilt the carrier out with or without the bikes loaded. This carrier will work with a Class II or III hitch but not a Class I. I have linked a video review of this carrier for you. The...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport Turbo with Dual Exhaust
  • Curt trailer hitch # C11402 will fit all models of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata including your Sport turbo with dual exhaust. I have included a link to the installation details for you. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then you have to make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with a bike rack, you are limited to 2 bikes maximum on a Class I hitch. Curt also says you have to use stabilization strap # 18050...
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