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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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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

  • Hanging Rack
  • 3 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 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

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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   (366 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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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


Comments
Love my Swagmann rack. I will be calling etrailer for an accessory shortly. Good people to do business with.
Jerry S - 12/11/2019

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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 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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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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Great Bike Rack (Swagman 3 Bike Rack) + we added extra security with purchasing the Deadbolt 10' Long Cable Lock and the Anti Locking Rattle, would recommend to friends and family. We use it with the family or when I am going for my work out ride. 664634



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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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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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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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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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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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It’s very easy to use, solid and stable - keeps bikes firmly attached, yet very easy to release. A great product - really! 691161



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Overall, I like this rack. It's solid and sturdy, with convenient points to thread a bike lock through and a delightful tilt feature. I added reflective tape to make it a little more visible. However, on its first voyage (2,000-ish miles), I had to tighten the bolt where it attaches to the hitch several times, the tether for the tilt pin broke, and the pin that keeps the arms extended was SO HARD to get in (while I had no problem at all with the tilt pin or the lowered arm position). It was no fun wrestling with that pin in the dark, while being eaten by ravenous mosquitoes. (Moral of the story, put the arms up BEFORE you're trying to break camp at 9pm!) I'm hoping it loosens up a little with age. All that said, I'd buy this rack again. I like the way it collapses for storage, and the "anti-sway" knob adds another layer of security. 680063



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Easy to install, saved quite a bit compared to the big brand name products. The big name products have some easier mechanisms to fold up and down but considering how much I saved, I don't have any complaints. 667768



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works fine but a bit heavy to handle 665622



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It installed nicely. The only issue I had was the push pins kept breaking off since they were brittle. Nothing to do with the hitch. Fit perfectly and the bike holder I got is really nice. Looks of high quality. I've hooked it all up but haven't had time to use it. Hope to take the bikes to the trails this weekend since I sold my truck. Overall I'm very satisfied with my purchase. It was better than I expected for the price. 656068



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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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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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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Carrying Sun EZ-1 SX Recumbent Bike on a 2008 Subaru Impreza
    Although the Swagman Trailhead you referenced is one of the bike racks I recommend most, it wouldn't work well for a recumbent bike like your Sun EZ-1 SX. I'd recommend the SportRider 2 by Hollywood Racks, part # HR1000Z-R. Hollywood Racks makes a great product that's very strong. The rack can handle two bikes weighing up to 45 lbs apiece. I'd also recommend the optional hitch/cable lock # HRLHPTC to help deter theft. If you don't already have a hitch, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class...
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  • Hanging Bike Rack that Can be Used at Back of Travel Trailer
    At the rear of a trailer or RV the ride quality is very rough when compared to the ride quality at the rear of a passenger vehicle. Reason being the suspension isn't as sophisticated and there is a longer distance between the rear axle and the rear of the trailer which exaggerates the movement of the trailer when hitting bumps. Because of that only a few bike racks were designed to be reinforced enough for that type of use. Folding racks with hinges like the # S63365 that you referenced...
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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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  • How to Carry 3 Bikes on a 2014 Kia Soul Plus that Can Only Use a Class I Trailer Hitch
    There is a way to carry 3 bikes on your 2014 Kia Soul. But the trailer hitches available for your 2014 Kia Soul are Class I trailer hitches. This means that you can only carry up to 2 bikes maximum because any additional bikes would be too far from the receiver and put too much stress on it resulting in damage to the hitch and/or vehicle. To carry 3 bikes you can use a 3-bike trunk mount bike rack such as # TH911XT. This will also be more cost effective since you do not have to purchase...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying 3 Bikes on a 2002 Honda Odyssey
    To carry three bikes on your 2002 Honda Odyssey, I recommend using a hitch mount bike rack like the Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Rack, # S63365. One main concern with hitch mounted accessories on an Odyssey is ground clearance. This bike rack has a curved shank to provide more ground clearance and also has many great features such as a tilting mast and anti-sway cradles. To use a hitch mount bike rack, you must have a trailer hitch installed on your vehicle. Most Honda Odysseys do not come...
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  • Compatibility of Swagman Trailhead 3-Bike Rack S63365 with Womens Bikes
    The Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Rack # S63365 rack will carry most women's bikes without need for an adapter, unless the bike has a very deep step-though frame. To attach the bikes to the rack, women's bikes will be carried at an angle that might compromise the ground clearance or place the bikes in close proximity to the vehicle exhaust pipe. The adapter bar would span the distance between the seat post and the handlebar stem, providing a level attachment point for the rack to connect...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Combination for a 2009 Subaru Impreza
    My favorite bike rack option for you would be a Swagman Trailhead bike rack, part # S63365. You would only be able to carry 2 bikes on this rack. The Swagman bike rack can be locked to your hitch using part # S64029. I have included some links to additional information on the two bike racks I recommended, in case you would like a closer look at how the installation would go. I have also included a link to the hitches that weoffer that are confirmed as a fit for your 2009 Subaru...
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  • Recommendations for Carrying 3 Bikes with a 2008 Honda Odyssey
    A hitch and bike rack would the best option for your vehicle. I checked with our trunk mounted bike rack manufacturers and we only have two that fit your 2008 Honda Odyssey. Both the Hollywood Over-The-Top 2 bike rack # HRF2, and the Hollywood Over-The-Top 3 bike rack # HRF2-3 are the only options for a trunk bike rack for your Odyssey. The great thing about a hitch is that if you ever need to tow a small trailer or use a cargo carrier you would be ready to go. For a hitch I would...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Bike Racks, and Roof Rack to Carry 2 Single Bikes and 1 Tandem Bike on a 2013 VW GTI
    On a Class I trailer hitch you are correct, there would be too much torque on the hitch because of having the weight of a third bike that far away from the receiver. It is like using a cheater bar to loosen a lug nut. What you can do is use the hitch to mount a Class I compatible bike rack, like the Swagman Titan, # S63400, to carry the 2 single bikes. This hitch has a 3 inch rise in the shank to provide better ground clearance. With a hitch like # 24904 installed the top of the receiver...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for use on Both a 2003 and a 2011 Toyota RAV4
    I checked with our bike rack manufacturers and there is not a spare tire mounted bike rack that will work on either your 2003 or 2011 RAV4. It looks like your only option would be to install a hitch on both of the vehicles and then use a hitch mounted bike rack between the two. For the 2003 model, you want Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24704 (see attached installation instructions). For the 2011, I would recommend a Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36588. Then for a bike rack I recommend...
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  • 3-Bike Hitch Rack that Fits Draw Tite Hitch for 2017 BMW X5
    For your 2017 BMW X5 that has the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75600 installed the Swagman Trailhead part # S63365 that you referenced fits perfectly and does not require any additional adapters or hardware. For the value you get with the Trailhead I believe it's your best choice. No other rack has as many features as this rack and is as well-built in this price range so it's your best option. I attached a review video for this rack for more info as well. If you plan on carrying any womens...
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  • Recommend Hitch and Hitch Mounted 3 Bike Rack For 2010 Ford Fusion
    For your 2010 Ford Fusion, I recommend the Draw-Tite - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4, part # 24865. This is a quality hitch and has the lowest price point of all the hitches available for you 2010 Fusion. The only size hitch available for the 2010 Fusion is Class I, 1-1/4 Inch. With a Class I Hitch you will be limited to carrying 2 bikes because of the torque applied by the third bike, farthest away from the vehicle. That amount of torque could overload the hitch, even if you are within...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations to Carry 3 Bikes on a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica
    We do have trunk mounted bike rack options for your 2004 Chrysler Pacifica, however, Yakima, the manufacturer of Prorack racks, states that their trunk mounted racks are not compatible with your vehicle. I can also tell you that it is not recommended to carry more than 2 bikes on a trunk mounted bike rack on your vehicle because the weight of a three or more bikes could damage your rear hatch. We do offer Thule trunk mounted bike racks like the Thule Raceway 2 Bike Rack, # TH9001PRO,...
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  • Recommendations To Allow a Chevy Tahoe Tow a Trailer and Carry a Bike Rack
    There are bike racks available that are quickly removable and that have tilting and swinging features that will give you access to the rear of your vehicle, but there are not any ball mounted bike racks that have those features. I would recommend you get Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount # D210. This will provide you with a ball mount for towing your trailer and a hitch opening for a hitch mounted bike rack. For a hitch mounted bike rack that tilts I would recommend you get a Swagman Trailhead...
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  • How Do I Lock the Swagman Trailhead Bike Racks
    To lock the Swagman Trailhead bike rack # S63365 to the trailer hitch you can add lock # S64029. You can also use hitch lock and cable lock combo # S64031 to lock the rack to the hitch and the bikes to the rack. I have linked videos on both locks for you.
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  • Will the Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Rack Fit on a 2003 Acura RSX with a Class I Trailer Hitch
    You can use the Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Rack, # S63365, with a Class I hitch on your 2003 Acura RSX, just keep in mind that you will be limited to carrying two bikes due to the capacity of the hitch. It is not recommended to carry more than 2 bikes at a time on a Class I hitch because of the additional leverage that is applied on the hitch by 3 or more bikes mounted further away from the hitch. It is similar to adding a pipe on the end of a wrench to gain additional torque to loosen...
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