Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

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  • Hanging Rack
  • 3 Bikes
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Swagman
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Locks Not Included
  • Frame Mount
This hanging-style hitch-mounted rack lets you carry up to 3 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 S63365 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Swagman products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Swagman Trailhead 3 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 - S63365

This hanging-style hitch-mounted rack lets you carry up to 3 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 3 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: 3 bikes
    • Note: When using the bike carrier with a Class I trailer hitch, you can carry only 2 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 105 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: 9-1/2"
  • 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 three 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. Because the cradles secure each bike at three places (twice along the top tube and once along the seat post or down tube), rocking back and forth is virtually eliminated, preventing bike-to-bike contact.


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

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).



63365 Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting



S63365 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details S63365 Installation instructions



Video of Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting


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 3 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - S63365

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (338 Customer Reviews)

This hanging-style hitch-mounted rack lets you carry up to 3 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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Great bike rack. The item was delivered fully assembled. It was very easy to install and fits great on my SUV. It appears to be very sturdy with no wobble. I am very satisfied. 423748


Comments

Thanks for the email. We are very happy with the bike rack we purchased. No issues whatsoever. Thanks for the follow-up

Bill S - 08/23/2018

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Swagman Trailhead 3 bike carrier: This is a very good product. Certainly has a lot of features for the money. Folds up nicely It Tilts out of the way when opening rear door Bike attachment system is secure and easy to use It is very stout and seems to be well made Assembly is a breeze Negatives: Bicycle carrier ares are a little short for carrying 3 bikes Description of product should have said something like "Stabilizer Straps necessary for use on Class I hitch" 137664



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I am happy I purchased the Swagmann 3 bike hitch bike rack last year. It's everything I hoped it would be. The straps are beefy and easy to lock the bike into. Thhe rack doesn't shake much after it is in the hitch. I can take the bike rack out and put it into the hitch very quickly. I went on a trip recently and had two mountain bikes on it and it was no problem. My only complaint is it is hard to put the pin through the rack when I want to lower or raise the horizontal bar that carries the bikes. The rack isnt too close or too far from the car. I have a Toyota Rav4. Otherwise, very good purchase. Would recommend. 291363



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I just received my Swagman Trailhead 3 bike carrier. It was very easy to unbox and install it for the first time on my hitch. The instructions were clear. I did a test run with one bicycle and I had no problems. 105160


Comments

After we sold our SUV our Thule bike rack with a 2 x 2 tongue was no good for the receiver on our new Subaru Outback. I was able to sell the used Thule for the same price of the new Swagman bike rack. The Swagman works just as well as the Thule so I am very happy with the purchase. Thanks for asking.

Bernie - 10/30/2014

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So far my Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Rack has been great..the tie down straps are nice and thick and hold the bikes down very nicely. Nice to not have any swaying and rocking like my old rack. The only issue I have is that it is to tall. I am 6'1 and really have to lift the bikes up to get them on the carrier. 479821



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My previous bike rack was a hitch mounted Yakima. It was sturdy but not well suited for my low Subaru Impreza. It stuck out too far and hung too low so that I had to inch my way down the driveway or over speed bumps for fear of it bottoming out. A roof rack or a rear window mounted rack was not suitable since I wanted to be able to also carry two kayaks. First, I tried to modify my rack by shortening the part that sticks out of the hitch. I tried to saw off about 6 inches so it wouldn't stick out so far but the steel was much too hard. I ended up ruining several metal-cutting blades on my power saw before I gave up. I looked for other rack options. There weren't many out there. But eventually, I found something that met my needs. I purchased the "Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Fold Down Bicycle Hitch Rack" in 2013 from eTrailer.com. The part that enters the hitch curves up to increase clearance from the ground. It is sturdy and sticks out far enough so I can still open my trunk hatch without having to lower the main vertical bar on the hitch (though I could if I wanted to). It isn't often I am really excited about a piece of gear but this hitch rack has made me worry-free when I transport my bicycle(s) via car. The only thing I don't like is that it is advertised as being a 3 bike carrier but it only fits 2 hybrid bikes. Maybe it will fit 3 skinny racing bikes but for the average rider, don't expect to fit on more than 2. But my experience is that is the case for all bicycle racks. 99929


Comments

Utilizing adapter bars will help with bike fitment. Alternative frame bikes, like your hybrids, will end up sitting cock-eyed or uneven on hanging style bike racks. Adding an adapter bar will help the bikes fit much better on the rack and may even allow you to fit 3 on the rack.

-- Patrick B - 09/18/2013

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I hope it's as good as the first one I bought. I live in the Nothwest side of Chicago and like to ride through Chicago's many diverse neighborhoods. I put my bike on the back of my car and then drive to where I want to ride. I call it Urban Riding. I had some bad experiences with trunk mounted racks. Never had a problem with my previous Swagman and don't expect any with this one either. Buying on line meant I didn’t pay our outrageous 10.25% sales tax and who doesn’t love your free shipping? 349723



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Super fast ship! Items exactly as described. Just had hitch installed. On the bike rack easy to put together and load the bikes. I really like the strapping choices. 495034



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Installed the carrier recently and used only once. Seems very solid, minimal movement while driving. Easy to install and remove. 284043



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The Swagman Trailhead 3 bike rack arrived and we are very pleased with the great service of etrailer. Haven't yet tried it out with bikes on it as our bikes are in storage and still too much snow to get them out. 617089



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Awesome product. 611405



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Thank you. Got it! 592363



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Nice heavy duty rack. Putting it together is quite simple if you read the instructions. I like the ability to use both a 2" or 1 1/4" receiver. etrailer is very easy to deal with. 589695



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Once again Kirstin was Awesome!!! She remembered who i was and was very friendly again. My wife and I have ordered multiple items from e-trailers, for our auto and motor coach, and the service is fabulous. The last order of the dual receiver and bike rack were placed on the road while driving and Kirstin was Spot on with her recommendation and product knowledge. Yes you may be able to find things cheaper out on the internet, but we highly recommend the service and knowledge of e-trailers. Will use e-trailers again and again as we travel. 589067



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My wife and I love this bike rack. We had another bike rack that caused us a lot of problems. But when I found this company’s website I called and spoke to a real person that new everything I needed to know and what I needed to carry my bikes with us on our trips. It was very easy to set up and you can rest assured to know your bikes are safe. If you need a bike rack call them they know what you need. 583644



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This bike rack has been reliable. It is fairly easy to install and remove from my hitch. It is light weight but solidly holds the bikes. One difficulty I have is when I want to drop or raise the arm, the pin is difficult to go in and out. I have wished this was easier many a time. I also bought an adapter bar for the female bike which has worked well. This has been a good bike rack for its value and I recommend it. 578147



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Sturdy bike rack, easy to install. Definitely need the tethering strap. 564160



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Haven't used it yet, thought my review is for the website, great service, no 1 customer service and fast shipping, got all my items in 2 days with standard shipping. 556504



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Product was easy to put on my Ford Edge. Have yet to use it bikes on but so far love the look and ease of use as far as installing and folding. 554736



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Prompt delivery! Bike rack I purchased was exactly what I needed. Thank you for the service! 549275



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1 bolt and it's fully assembled. Can't beat that. Strong straps that should last a long, long time. Highly recommend. 502286



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This bike rack arrived a lot sooner than I thought it would. The assembly was fairly simple and the rack seems to be good quality. I haven't put it on my car yet but will return to review that experience. 436503



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This is an excellent well made product. Coupled with the Curt hitch it is sturdy and well designed. Almost impossible to loose a bike or the hitch unless you did something wrong. Very happy with the quick shipping and the bike rack. 428450



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I shopped a bit for this bike rack since it is difficult to find a Class 1 attachment. The rack was as advertised and much sturdier than I expected. So far, I am very impressed with the quality and customer service. I have not used it yet; although I did attach it to the hitch to make sure everything fit correctly. 423726



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This is a very well designed rack. It's sturdy, and has very versatile straps for mounting and securing the bikes. The rack is pretty high off the ground, which is perfect for cars with low clearance. Even for aggressive mountain bikes with lots of suspension, I don't have to worry about scraping the hitch or the wheels on the ground in my Honda Fit. When loaded with 1 or 2 bikes, the rack does a good job of softening bumps from the road without bouncing too much. 419410



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Awsome 373589



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Incredibly easy to navigate website. Fast delivery and great product! 370403



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Product arrived as ordered. I have not assembled and/or used yet. I will say the Low Price pledge was honored as I found the same rack for about $20 cheaper. Love eTrailer customer service. 363261



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Not easy to use and hard to put bikes on it. Hard to put up and down. Rack is not that stable on the car either. Would not buy another one. 357132



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Received the product quickly. Haven't installed it to the vehicle yet, but from the provided document it should not be too difficult. 341614


Comments

I sold the vehicle that had the hitch and the bike rack. But they worked fine when I had them

Andrew C - 02/07/2018

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etrailer.com is a great site! I was able to do all my research for a trailer hitch and bike rack for my vehicle on their website and the prices are very reasonable. I have a 2017 Ford Fusion and wanted a trailer hitch rather than the rear window mounted bike rack. I purchased this hitch and the Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike rack. I was able to install the hitch without jacking up the car (my driveway is a slight uphill the the garage. I backed my car up just so the rear tires were in the garage - that angle of the rear "pointing up" gave me plenty of room). I watch the videos on the etrailer.com website and they explained everything very well. I was able to install the hitch, start to finish, in about an hour. I'm very happy with this hitch and the bike rack. For the price in etrailer.com, you can't go wrong! 338994



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Timely shipping, great packaging for my bike rack. Good price, nice design, good customer service, timely notifications and follow up. 266688



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I was not dissapointed when I received the bike rack . Very well made and heavy duty and easy to set up and use . Definitely would buy again. 263964



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Can't beat this for the price and # of bikes it can hold. Still happy a year later. It has held up well! 258974



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Swagman Trailehead bike (x3) hitch rack on a 1987 Disge Ramcharger. Received quickly. Assembled quickly (about 5-10 minutes--even while I ate spaghetti). Attached to vehicle quickly. Seems durable (only time will surely tell) and stable on vehicle. 251498



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Great trailer. Just as advertised. Very quick shipping. 213144



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Everything was delivered and worked as advertised. Good job 210887



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Excellent product and transaction. Thank you George! 189821



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Easy to assemble and fits perfectly on a 2012 Wrangler with spare tire in the rear. However, you cannot open the rear door with the rack connected 179923



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This bike rack comes basically fully assembled. All I had to do was flip around the tongue and take off the 2 inch adapter. Slides right in and attaches firmly. There is plenty of clearance between the rack and the trunk to allow for opening. 176219


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Works great every time I use it. Sturdy and holds my bike tightly.

Heath F - 02/26/2016

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Product worked great...easy to install 146136



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I am a 64 yr. old woman. I watched the video how to put the bike rack on my trailer hitch of my Jeep. I went out and within 10 min. I had it all done. It was so easy. The problem I had was getting the bikes on! I had 2 Giant women bikes to get on. The first time it took me over 45 min. The next time about 25 min. Finally the third time I put them on in about 5 min. I just had to figure out the puzzle. It is a very solid rack with little or no rocking around. I really like it a lot. 130341



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very well designed and fits into the receiver hitch snugly Happy about that as it was a concern. Pat, whom I spoke with was very helpful in me making a selection comfortably 126221



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I recently purchased a Swagman Trailhead 3. The whole experience with Etrailer was first class the website,paying,tracking and the value for money.Not to mention the quality.The rack takes all sizes of frame,great design. We went on to purchase a trailer hitch assembly and was impressed by the price quality and shipping. Etrailer are now my go to bike trailer company. Thank you. Ian Potter Ojai California 123325



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Just put it on and it looks and works g reat. 96950



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Great product. Reasonably priced. Excellent advise from e-trailer. Super customer service from Swagman re a question I had. Used the rack on a 20 hour round trip and it worked perfectly. I liked it much better than my father-in-laws much more expensive Yakima. Highly recommend. 95174



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Easy to install, though poorly written instructions, with illustrations that don't illustrate the point being made in the instructions. Device seems to work well with standard diamond frame bikes, easy to use. Wobbles a lot when I look in the rearview mirror, though everything is tightened as instructed. But I think that is normal for this device and that it is operating as intended because it feels fairly solid just to tug on by hand. 89540



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the s shape foot bar that goes into hitch is way to high and way to long,,the rest of the rack is great,it was exactly what etrailors advertised but i was disappointed in the length and hieghth,might work great on suv,van or truck but for a car there is too much bounce and movement from the wind due to the distance from car and how high it is,,love the service from etrailor will definitely use for all trailor needs 31126



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Heavier than anticipated and does not insert into the hitch as easily as I'd thought. 14506



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Excellent prodcut for the $ I paired the Swagman 63365 with the Draw-Tite 24706 hitch on my 02 Honda Civic. This combo is very sturdy for a Class I setup. The 63365 also came with the anti-sway cradles which were mentioned as optional. I am very happy with this setup and they are great products for the money. 3444


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  • We can help you with a RV-rated 3-bike hanging style hitch bike carrier for your motorhome. All such carriers appear on the linked page. The Swagman Original 3 carrier # S64152-2 is a basic but sturdy 3-bike rack that fits a 2-inch motorhome hitch. I have owned this rack for several years; it is not a fancy "boutique" carrier but it is very solid and mine has held up extremely well. Unlike some racks this one can be used on motorhomes, towable travel trailers and large 5th wheels too...
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  • Need Help Installing Bike on the Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Rack
  • Swagman states that when mounting bikes to the Trailhead 3 Bike Rack, # S63365, the bikes should be mounted in alternating directions. This is done to ensure that handle bars and other bike components will not get in the way when mounting your bikes to the rack. Also, make sure that you position one of the anti-sway cradle straps close to the seat tube for each bike. Doing this will ensure a secure mount for each bike at that point on your bikes' frame. The second strap should attach...
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  • What are the Options for Transporting Bikes with a 2011 Honda Odyssey
  • I believe I have a hitch recommendation for your 2011 Honda Odyssey, but I checked with all of our trunk mounted bike manufacturers and none of them recommend the use of a trunk mounted bike rack on your vehicle. I believe the best option you have for carrying bikes with your vehicle would be to have a hitch installed on your vehicle and then get a hitch mounted bike rack. For a hitch I would recommend you get a Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75270. This is a Class III hitch that would...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2000 Toyota Avalon XLS
  • In my opinion, the Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 36293 has a cleaner look than Curt hitch # C12339. I have included a picture showing the hitches side by side installed on a vehicle for you to compare. The Curt hitch has that bracket that goes beneath the muffler on your 2000 Toyota Avalon. The Draw-Tite hitch does not so it appears a little cleaner. Ground clearance would be about the same on either hitch. Another thing about the Curt hitch is that they require the use of a stabilization...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation For Carrying 3 Bikes on a 2012 Honda CR-V
  • I recommend adding a trailer hitch and using a hitch mounted bike rack. Adding a trailer hitch also gives you the ability to tow a small trailer if the situation ever came up or you can use a cargo carrier on trips where you may need more storage. The most economical hitch that we offer for your vehicle that has the capacity to carry 3 bikes on a bike rack is the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch, # C13119. You can use any bike rack that fits in a 2 inch receiver with this trailer hitch....
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for 2010 Honda Element
  • To mount a bike rack on the rear of your Element, there are two alternatives, a hitch mounted option or a trunk mounted option. The hitch mounted option would require that a hitch like the Draw-Tite Class III receiver, part # 75659 be installed. The hitch would then serve as the attachment point for the bike rack, and could also be used with a cargo carrier or to tow a small trailer in the future, if the need should arise. Although going this route would be initially more expensive...
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  • Bike Carrying Options for 2008 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • According to Thule and Yakima, the 2008 Subaru Outback Wagon is not suitable for use with a trunk mounted bike rack because the rear hatch is not strong enough to carry the weight of the carrier and the bikes. This leaves a roof or hitch mounted system as your remaining options. I would recommend going with the hitch mounted option, which would involve installing a receiver hitch like the Draw-Tite Class II receiver, part # 36334. This hitch will fit your Outback as long as it is not...
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  • Capacity of Hitch and Bike Rack for 2014 Mazda CX-5
  • One of the main advantages of a hitch mount rack is the higher possible capacity (trunk mount racks carry a maximum of 3 bikes) while hitch mount racks can accommodate up to 5 bikes. You already touched on the other advantage, the hitch mount rack does not come into contact with the painted finish of the vehicle, therefore the rack cannot dent or otherwise mar the finish. Although the Draw-Tite Class III hitch you referenced, part # 76138 has a 675 lb tongue weight capacity, you will...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Hitch Mount Bike Rack for 3 Bikes on a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • The best trailer hitch receiver for your 2014 Honda CR-V is the Draw-Tite Max Frame # 75742. It have the highest togue weight capacty, at 675 pounds, and bolts right onto the Honda. I've attached an install video for you. The Swagman Trailhead # S63365 you referenced is a great rack for you. It will hold your three bikes and fit into the Draw-Tite hitch receiver. It also tilts to give you more access into the rear of your CR-V without having to remove the rack. It does not include...
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  • Options for Carrying Three Bikes with 2013 BMW X3
  • We have several different trunk mount bike rack options for a 2013 BMW X3, but I recommend the Hollywood Racks Over the Top 3 bike rack, part # HRF2-3 because its designed to be compatible with the spoiler that's on the top of your hatch lid. However, since you've stated that your biggest concern is that the vehicle doesn't get scratched, I honestly don't recommend a trunk mounted bike rack for you. Reason being- any time you have a piece of equipment (like the bike rack) in direct...
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  • Three or Four Bike Rack and Recommended Hitch for 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Any of the hitches available for your Hyundai Santa Fe (see link) would work great for carrying 3 to 4 bikes. I recommend the Curt Class III hitch, part # C13505. Not only will the hitch work very well as an attachment point for a bike rack or other hitch accessory, it will also allow you to tow a small trailer should the need ever arise. If you plan on towing, you will also need a trailer wiring harness part # 118473, a ball mount like part # 2923 and a 1-7/8 inch # 19260 or 2 inch...
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  • Lightweight Bike Rack Recommendation for 2018 Toyota Prius
  • A lighter weight bike rack would be the easiest to install and remove. One of the lightest and most compact hitch mounted bike racks available is the Let's Go Aero BikeWing # B01311. It fits a 1-1/4 or 2 inch trailer hitch receiver too. It only weighs 17 lbs.
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  • Will the Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Rack Part # S63365 Fit a 2006 Honda CR-V with Spare Tire
  • The Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Rack part # S63365 has a distance of 9-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the carrier. This means that the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost portion of the spare tire on your 2006 Honda CR-V has to be less than 10". When we installed the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13535 on a similar CR-V we found this distance to be 8-1/2" therefore, yes the Curt Premium 3 Bike Rack should work for you....
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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendations for 2011 Honda CR-V
  • There are many hitch mounted bike racks that are compatible with the # 75547 Class III hitch installed on your 2011 Honda CR-V. If you want to avoid using an adapter bar, a platform style rack would work well. The Swagman XTC-2, part # S64670 is a very popular rack that is highly rated by our customers. The ratcheting hooks secure the bike frame, and work very well with womens bikes unless they are the step-through variety that only use a single down tube. A platform rack that hooks...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations that Allow the Rear Hatch to Open on a 2004 Ford Expolerer
  • Most of our hitch mounted bike racks will allow you to open the rear hatch of your 2004 Ford Explorer without having to remove the bike rack. I have attached a link to all of our bike racks for you to check out. As long as the bike rack has a folding, tilting or swinging feature, then it will allow you to open your back hatch. For 3 bike models, I recommend are the Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Rack, # S63365, or the Thule Helium Aero 3 Bike Rack, # TH9043. Both bike racks have many useful...
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  • The Right Bike Rack for a Class I Hitch on a 2007 Honda CR-V
  • The difference between classes is how much weight each can carry. A Class II bike rack is rated to hold more weight and you run the risk of overloading a Class I hitch. Also, Class I receivers physically will not except a higher class item. They are not designed to fit together. You could install a Class III hitch such as the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75547. With this Class III hitch you could use any of our bike carriers. We have many popular bike racks that will fit a class I hitch...
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  • Will the Thule Passage 3 Bike Rack # TH911XT Fit a 2008 Lexus RX350
  • As long as there is an open space at the top of that rear spoiler for the mounting strap to pass through and attach to the edge of the rear hatch, the rack is capable of being installed on the vehicle. (Rather than the straps passing up and over the spoiler). This being said, Thule states that the hatch on the RX350 is not strong enough to accommodate the weight of the carrier plus three bikes, although using the two bike model, # TH910XT is acceptable. To carry three bikes, a hitch...
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  • Recommendation of Hitch and Bike Rack on 2012 Toyota Camry
  • Since you are just using the hitch to carry bikes, you will not need a ball mount that is used when towing a trailer. Because of that reason the hitch I would recommend for your 2012 Toyota Camry Non-Hybrid model would be the Draw-Tite Class II 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # 36540. This hitch does not include a ball mount. For a bike rack, it will depend on how many bikes you plan to carry and the styles of those bikes. A couple of recommendations for bike racks on a Class II hitch would...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 75270 Scrape the Ground When Installed on a 2005 Honda Odyssey
  • With the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75270, the distance from the ground to the top of the receiver tube is approximately 11-1/4 inches. That would mean you would have about 9 inches from the ground to the bottom of the hitch (these measurements vary from vehicle to vehicle). That is a decent amount of clearance but on a steep enough incline or bad enough dip, some contact could occur. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a video installation. A platform rack with...
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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendations for Carrying 2 Bikes on a FJ Cruiser
  • To choose a compatible rack, you would need to measure the distance between the hitch pin hole in your receiver and the furthest rearward portion of your spare tire, as shown in the photo I edited and the help article I have linked you to. You would then choose a rack whose hitch pin hole to closest portion of the rack dimension is greater than the measurement you took. For instance, when we installed a Draw-Tite # 75461 or a Hidden Hitch # 87412 on a FJ Crusier, we found that this distance...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2007 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The 2007 Subaru Outback Wagon cannot accept a trunk mount bike rack because of the spoiler. It will interfere with the safe installation of a bike rack. I recommend using a trailer hitch and hitch mount bike rack. For your Outback, you can use trailer hitch # 75560 (excludes Sport models). I have included links to the instructions and a video showing installation. For a bike rack, I recommend the Swagman Trailhead, # S63365. It comes with anti-sway cradles and an integrated cable lock....
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