Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting

Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting

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  • Platform 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
  • Bike and Hitch Lock
This platform-style carrier has adjustable, padded hooks that hold 2 bikes by the top tubes. Sliding wheel cradles accommodate most bike lengths. Rack tilts down for access to cargo area and folds up for storage. Includes locks for bikes and rack. Call 800-298-8924 to order Swagman hitch bike racks part number S64683 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Swagman products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.


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Swagman Hitch Bike Racks - S64683

This platform-style carrier has adjustable, padded hooks that hold 2 bikes by the top tubes. Sliding wheel cradles accommodate most bike lengths. Rack tilts down for access to cargo area and folds up for storage. Includes locks for bikes and rack.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style carrier transports 2 bicycles on the back of your vehicle
  • Ratcheting, padded hooks hold your bikes firmly by the top tubes
    • Padding protects your bike frames from scratches and abrasions
    • Push buttons allow hooks to move independently to hold bikes of different sizes
    • Locks in arms let you secure your bikes to the rack
  • Sliding cradles with ratcheting straps secure your bike wheels to the rack
    • Adjust easily with hand knobs to accommodate bikes of different lengths
  • Spring-loaded levers let you tilt the rack down or fold it up
    • Tilt rack down - with bikes loaded - for cargo area access
    • Fold down hook arm with no bikes loaded for cargo area access
    • Fold down hook arm and fold rack up against rear of vehicle when not in use
  • Hitch lock secures the rack to your vehicle
    • Threaded pin also serves as an anti-wobble device to reduce rattle in the hitch
    • Includes 2 keys
  • Removable adapter sleeve converts the rack for use with 1-1/4" hitches
  • Solid steel construction with black powder coat finish is strong, durable, and rust resistant


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and II) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 45 lbs per bike
  • Maximum wheel base: 50"
  • Maximum tire width: 3"
  • Wheel diameter: 20" to 29"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of rack when folded down: 12-1/2"
    • End of rack when folded down: 25"
    • Closest part of rack when folded up: 6"
  • Carrier weight: 47 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Swagman Chinook 2-Bike Carrier

The Chinook lets you carry 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle. It has padded, ratcheting hooks and sliding wheel cradles with ratcheting straps so you can carry 2 bikes regardless of size, frame design, or suspension or brake style. An integrated lever lets you tilt the rack down for cargo access or fold it up for storage, and the low loading height reduces the strain of mounting your bikes for transport. It also has a locking system that secures your bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle.


Padded, Ratcheting Hooks on Upright Arm

Padded Locking Hooks

Ratcheting hooks on the upright arm hold 2 bikes of varying sizes firmly by the top tubes. The padded hooks won't scratch or scuff your bike, and built-in locks let you secure the bikes to the rack. You can fold the upright arm when no bikes are on the rack for convenient access to your vehicle's rear cargo area.


Sliding Wheel Cradles with Ratcheting Straps

Adjustable Wheel Trays

Sliding cradles with ratcheting straps hold your bikes in place by the wheels. The cradles easily adjust with hand knobs to accommodate bikes of different lengths.


Convenient Cargo Area Access and Storage

Fold ForwardFold Up For Storage

A spring-loaded lever in the base lets you tilt the rack - with bikes loaded - for access to your vehicle's rear cargo area. When you're not carrying bikes you can use this same lever to fold the rack up against the rear of your vehicle.


Locking Hitch Pin

Threaded Locking Hitch Pin

The locking, threaded hitch pin secures the rack to your hitch receiver and also serves as an anti-wobble device to eliminate rattling in the receiver.


Removable Adapter Sleeve

Adapter Sleeve

The rack has a removable aluminum sleeve that lets you convert the 2" shank for use in 1-1/4" hitches.



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S64683 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details S64683 Installation instructions



Video of Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting


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




Video Transcript for Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack Review

Speaker 1: Today we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Swagman Chinook platform-style 2-bike rack, part number S64683. This is a platform-style 2-bike rack that carries up to two bikes on your vehicle's hitch, holding them in place by our padded hooks as well as our wheel cradles. The padded hooks are going to help to prevent scratches or abrasions from our bike rack onto our bikes. These actually lock into place. We're going to use our key to unlock it. That allow us to adjust our hook to fit many different types of bikes.

We'll push it straight down to ratchet it down on top of our bike, use that lock to lock it into place. We're not able to move that hook at all.Our adjustable cradles are going to have cam buckle straps that will secure around our tire, give us a nice tight fit. They're easily adjustable using our hand knobs on the side to accommodate many different bike lengths. Our spring-loaded lever at the back of our rack is going to allow us to tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle with our bikes fully loaded. This one will tilt a little farther than some other bike racks of the same style, which is great for those longer hatch doors.

If we're going to have more access there, we won't have to worry about that making contact with our bikes. In this case we can stand in between our bike rack and our vehicle to get out any items that we may need. When we're done with our hatch, we'll simply lift up until our spring-loaded lever locks back into place.The Swagman Chinook has a carrying capacity of two bikes with a weight capacity of 45 pounds per bike. The maximum wheel base is going to reach 50" and the maximum tire width is 3", while the wheel diameter measures between 20 and 29". From the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack when folded down is going to measure 12-1/2".

From the distance at the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of the rack when folded down it measures 25". From the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack when folded up against our vehicle, it's going to measure 6".The Swagman Chinook is going to work with both 1-1/4" as well as 2" trailer hitches, from Class 1 all the way up to Class 3. It's also going to have a threaded hitch lock. This means it's going to take any shake or play out of our bike rack as we head down the road. It's also going to lock to our hitch, preventing any theft or tampering.Now we've gone ahead and removed our bikes to go over a couple more features.

Our first feature is that we can actually tilt our mast down without our bikes loaded up. We're going to lift up on our spring-loaded lever, fold our mast down. This will be great when our bikes are not installed because we will gain full access into our back hatch once again. our bike rack can also fold up against our vehicle for a more compact position. Again lifting up on that same spring-loaded lever that we used to fold it down, this will click and fold up against our vehicle. In some situations, if our bike rack sits lower than our hatch door, we again can gain that full access into that back hatch area.Now when comparing the Chinook to the Swagman XTC2 and the Kuat Transfer, we're going to see that all three of them work with Class 1 to Class 3 hitches. The Swagman Chinook, however, is going to have bike locks and hitch locks, where the XTC2 and the Transfer will not. Both our Swagman Chinook and the Transfer are going to tilt and fold up against our vehicle, where the XTC2 is a fixed rack some of the mast does fold down and the arms fold up as well, but it will not tilt up against our vehicle.Now the Transfer is different from our other two bike racks. It is going to be a wheel mount, where both the Chinook and the XTC2 are going to be a frame mount, which means it will hold your bike down at the frame instead of at the wheels. As for the Swagman XTC2, we're going to have pins to pull out to be able to fold our bike rack up into the more compact positions, where the Chinook will use a spring-loaded lever which you will need to use with your hand. The Kuat Transfer will have a foot lever.Now we're going to start by either removing or keeping on our adapter. If we need to remove this for 1-1/4", we'll just remove the bolt and we can take the adapter off. In this case we will keep the adapter on for our 2" hitch. We'll take our bike rack and slide it into place so that our hitch pin holes line up. Now we'll take our anti-rattle bolt and we're going to tighten this in place. Once we have that hand tightened, we can take our ratchet with a 3/4 socket and we'll tighten that down.Now we'll take our lock with our key and lock our end cap in place. That's going to help to prevent theft and tampering. Now we'll fold our bike rack down, pulling on our spring-loaded lever. Now we'll lift up our mast, pushing on our spring-loaded lever. We'll undo our straps for our first bike. Now we want to make sure we have our heaviest bike closest to our vehicle. We also want to make sure that our hooks are all the way extended. We can lift our bike and place it into our wheel cradles. We can lower down our ratchet hook. We'll take our strap, making sure that it fits between the spokes of our bike. We want to make sure that that bushing is between the strap and our rim. We can do the same thing for the other tire.Now that we have our first bike loaded up, we're ready to load up our second bike the exact same way. With both bikes loaded up, let's take this out on our test course and see how it looks. We'll start by going through the slalom. This is going to show the side to side action such as turning corners or evasive maneuvers. Next to the alternating speed bumps. This will show the twisting action such as hitting a pothole, curb, or driving over uneven pavement. Last, the solid speed bumps. This shows the up and down action such as driving in and out of a parking garage or driveway. That's going to be our completed look at the Swagman Chinook platform-style 2-bike rack, part number S64683.


Customer Reviews

Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting - S64683

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (157 Customer Reviews)

This platform-style carrier has adjustable, padded hooks that hold 2 bikes by the top tubes. Sliding wheel cradles accommodate most bike lengths. Rack tilts down for access to cargo area and folds up for storage. Includes locks for bikes and rack.

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Like it a lot. The only issue I think others should be aware of is, make sure you hold onto your bike when you release the hold down clamps. I just assumed it would stay upright in the catchments. Silly me. My bike fell against the trunk and dented it. So don’t be like me. Hold onto your bike when releasing the hold down clamps. 641180



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Truly grooving on my wife's new Swagman Chinook bike rack. She wanted to be able to transport her nice road bike easily without throwing it in the back of her car, and since a roof rack is out of the question, this Swagman model fit the bill perfectly. It arrived quickly on the anticipated date. Kudos to etrailer.com for the email updates to keep me informed of my purchase. Within one hour, it was installed on my wife's 2014 Mazda3 hatchback. The Swagman is heavy and solid, which is reassuring as it makes me feel confident that it will keep the bikes secure. It also makes me feel like I got my money's worth. A ratchet wrench and Phillip's head screwdriver were the only tools required for the easy install. I did my research before purchasing the Chinook model as I was also eyeballing a very similar Thule rack that was slightly more expensive. I spoke with an etrailer.com expert who gave me the lowdown on both models. Ultimately, the Swagman won out because it has a smaller 'footprint' while extended or folded up ... and also can tilt away from the car for easy access to the hatchback area. Very convenient! FYI: Mazda doesn't make a trailer hitch for the Mazda3 as it's a small car with a small engine and has no business towing anything. Thankfully, the Curt company makes an aftermarket frame and trailer hitch that fits the Mazda3 hatchback perfectly with no drilling. Stupidly, I purchased it from another online company thinking I was getting a good deal. Turns out etrailer.com had it for less with FREE shipping. Oh well ... live and learn. Now I know that etrailer.com is one-stop shopping for bike racks AND trailer hitches. (Full disclosure: I had the garage down the street install the frame as it's easier with a lift) Only snafu: the shipment contained an extra set of keys that I assumed was for the hitch bolt lock (there was also a set of keys on the bolt itself). I spent 15 minutes using those keys trying to figure out how to remove the lock from the bolt to install it on the hitch. The keys just wouldn't turn in the lock. I called etrailer.com and Kevin told me to try the other set of keys ... and they worked. So an extra set of keys came with it that did absolutely nothing ... weird! Obviously, I can't speak to the longevity and durability of the Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack as I just installed it. What I can speak to is the sturdiness of it, the ease of the installation and my complete satisfaction with the good folks at etrailer.com. 505791


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Its been a year and my wife thinks her Swagman dual bike rack is the cats meow. Its works as well as the day we purchased it with absolutely no issues. The best thing a bout the rack is how easy it is to put back on the car. My wife, out of the blue, said she wanted to go riding and that she needs the rack. I took it out of the shed, []ed it into the hitch, tightened the bolt with a ratchet wrench, and 5 minutes later, she was good to go!

Steve H - 05/08/2019

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No issues moving around 2 GT bikes. Works perfectly with my ecohitch on my Crosstrek 653548



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This product fit the requirements of carrying two bikes securely. The rack lends itself to a variety of types of bikes. I enjoy the rack's simplicity and functionality. It allows good access to the rear hatch of my vehicle. The minimal size of the rack make me comfortable with leaving it on my vehicle for extended periods of time. 617491



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I have had one of these before and I had to get another one for my new chevy truck.I know this one will work with a Surly Big Dummy bicycle and it works great with my Surly Disc Trucker too.This trailer is very well made.I got my first one back in 2014 but lost it and my car long story on that so I will leave that part out You can not go wrong with this trailer for any bicycle you may have. 588644



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This worked well on my 2015 Chevrolet Malibu. I bought this rack to haul my two bikes 2300 plus miles from Charleston, SC to Las Vegas, NV and I am extremely pleased with it. It comes with bike and hitch locks that give you just enough security for those quick bathroom stops where your bike might be out of your sight for a few minutes. I was travelling alone so this was perfect for my needs at quick stops. The one night I stayed in a hotel, I did bring the bikes in the room with me. The mounted rack with the bikes felt solid and sturdy but did have a little wobble which is normal with hitch type bike racks. I have a Class II Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver (Item # C12115) and Curt recommends the use of stabilzer straps to be used with all non trailer loads so I used the Curt Cam Buckle Stabilizing strap (Item # 18050) and let me tell you, it works and I recommend it. It drastically reduced the wobble and kept the bike rack steady during my trip. I encountered heavy rain, snow, high winds and wind gusts and the rack withstood speeds up to 80 mph with no problems whatsoever. I love this rack and I highly recommend it. Great bang for your buck in my opinion. 588393



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I purchased this rack for my 2014 Subaru Forester. I originally bought a used Thule rack that hung the bikes from the top tube (or the top tube adapter, in the case of my mountain bikes), but my bike hung too low. After much research into various racks, I selected this Swagman Chinook. The ratings were good, the price was right, and it had all the features of a much more expensive rack. The rack was very easy to put together upon arrival, and it took me just a few minutes to adjust it to my mountain bike's size. I really like the fact that the rack locks to the car and also locks the bikes down to the rack. The rack tilts in easily to the vehicle when not in use. It's easy to put the rack on and take off of my car as well. I found the easiest way to load my bike (Niner RIP 9) is to raise the top hook to the tallest height and then lower the top tube hook rack. After I put the bike wheels in the tray and ratchet them down with the padded straps, I swing the top tube rack up and lock it down. If I attempted to load the bike with the top tube rack up, I had to really maneuver the bike around it while trying to get the wheels seated, and worried I'd scratch my car. I took it on a trip up north on a very windy day, and there was no sway. So many great features at a price that can't be beat. 524838


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Pretty good after a year. Discovered I need to re-tighten the hitch bolt where it connects the rack to the hitch - it loosens off with time. Otherwise, an excellent rack.

Theresa - 06/21/2019

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I was pleased with the fairly quick delivery (less than a week). However, when trying to put together I felt the directions were somewhat unclear. I felt like I wasn't confident that I was putting it together correctly due to lack of full, detailed instructions. Also, it is quite heavy (~46lbs) and awkward! I guess I didn't fully understand how heavy it would be - which I guess is my fault. I would definitely recommend trying to put it together while it is inserted in the hitch of the car. The rack itself seems pretty sturdy but I am really unhappy with how much wobble and sway the rack moves in the hitch. I have a 2 inch hitch and use the 2 inch adapter. I wish I knew if the sway is normal, or if I have done something incorrectly. Also, I received a Swagman hitch lock with my rack but I really struggle with being able to turn it so that the thread goes in as it should. So I resulted back to using the non-lock version that also came with the rack. Also, for the lock hitch I don't understand why it is so long. It is nearly twice as long as the one that is meant for the rack. What is the point of it being so long? Overall, the rack is okay but now I'm wishing I had gone with a less obtrusive, lighter weight rack. 293614



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In general, it is pretty good. a solid product. Only complaint I have is that the height of two hooks to hold bikes are very different, it would be hard to make them hook on two bikes with similar height. If you encounter this situation, what I do is to hook one bike and use rope or strap on another one. 571028



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All rec'd in good order. Great price, speedy delivery, and excellent communication about my order. 438464


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The rack is not as durable as I had hoped. I use it all year, and winters can be harsh here. The plastic shroud around the cable lock splintered after about 9 months. The metal notches that hold the stand vertical have become a bit wobbly soft metal. Other than that, Ive recd my moneys worth from the rack. I have only used it to haul one bike, as our others have no cross-bar. I have purchased another rack that easily accommodates two bikes.

Dan B - 10/02/2018

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This is my first hitch mounted rack. I was very excited and hopeful that this rack was of compatible quality to that of Thule or yakima, albeit with a more reasonable price tag. However I think that it came up short. Likes Sturdy. This thing is built like a tank and would certainly have no issues dealing with some very heavy bikes! Attractive. I like that it is simple, not flashy and when no bikes are loaded it's completely out of the way. Fit. I have a drawtight hitch mounted Ted to my 2016 Subaru Forester and the clearances are perfect! When folder up there is about 1.5 inches between the rack and the bumper. Nice and tight. Function. I like how it folds up. Dislikes. Very heavy. Pretty sure this is 100% steel with very minimal use of aluminum, if at all. This also has me very concerned that after a couple years it will look like rusted junk. Width. I just bought a trek fuel with plus tires and the trays will not actually go wide enough by about 2 inches. As a result the bike always has one tire not fully seated in the tray. Luckily the tray has a strap so it is secure, but this is definitely a compromise. Fit and finish. Some small rust spots. I had to add grease to the main pivot to help with a very tight movement of the rack folding up, some of the joints also needed to be tightened and the key/lock mechanism clearly was not deburred inside and I spent a long time trying to unlock my bike from the rack. Adding bike lube to the mechanism and working it for a few minutes made it a smoother operation. All said, if I had to do it again I would pay the extra money for a mainstream bike rack brand. But I use this every week in the summer. If you're an occasional user this would probably be fine. 389387


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Well aside from the issue if rust in the wheel trays becoming progressively worse, everything is about the same. I will add that despite my best efforts, the padded hook definitely burnishes and wears at the paint job on the top tube of the bike frame as well. Not a big deal if you use this a handful of times a summer, but if you use this two to three times a week like me, this just isnt ideal.

Alex - 06/07/2018

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I wanted to move away from the scratches I was getting from my Saris trunk mount bike carrier so installed a receiver hitch and purchased the Swagman Chinook. I read a ton of reviews for different racks and this one had more positive comments than the others. There is some assembly required, but it is not difficult. The only problem I had was the foldable upright holder for the bikes is attached with two bolts. The bolt that goes through the open end (the left side as you are facing the back of the vehicle) was too small until I used a pair of pliers to close them a little so I could attach the nut and washer. Once tightened, everything was fine and the holder would still fold without a problem. I am amazed at how stable the rack is with one bike. I have not used it with two bikes. Very little movement. Extremely stable. I also purchased a Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap but do not see a need to use it currently. Perhaps it would be necessary if I mounted a second bike. I added some reflective tape to the hitch so it could be seen better by vehicles travelling behind me. 484386


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A year later and still no complaints. The Swagman Chinook continues to live up to my expectation. It is on my car more than it is off so if I can slip in a ride after work or on the weekend I am ready to go. I had to spray some lubricant in the locks and they help dramatically. This is a solid back rack and I continue to recommend it.

Old a - 03/15/2019

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I have a Specialized Turbo Como, which is an Electric assist bike, so a bit heavier and bulkier than a standard bike. I ordered the Swagman Chinook because I wanted support for the wheels as opposed to hanging by the frame. It works perfectly. I added a picture of the through bolt that is designed draw the 2" rack insert tight to the receiver to minimize sway, which it does. The problem is that the locking feature won't work because it extends too far and interferes with the tow package connections. If this bolt was 1 1/2" shorter it would work fine. I don't know why it is as long as it is for a 2" receiver, but it makes the lock unusable. My vehicle is a GMC Denali, but this would probably be true for all GMC and Chevy vehicles for the past ten years. That would be a great fix. 471833



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Shipping was outstanding, I placed the order on Sunday and had my bike rack on Wednesday. I assembled it that night, assembly was pretty simple, you just had to read the directions and follow them - between the instructions and the illustrations, it was easy with the most time consuming part being some trial and error to adjust the platforms that the tires sit on to get them in the best place to center the bike behind the car and have the tires sit firmly on the platforms. The normal guy thing of skip the instructions would be hard. Putting the bike in the front position (toward the car) was a bit difficult until I read the directions on loading and lowered the upright arm and it became easy. Loading is easily a one person operation. I used the rack for the first time today (the day after it arrived), and it performed as I expected. I would recommend this and would buy it again. 382261


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Ive been using the rack for a year now, including several long trips, over 500 miles each way with 2 hybrid bikes. The only issue at all is all summer long I cant open my tailgate without folding the rack down and its harder to load large/heavy items in the back of my vehicle because the rack is where you want to stand. But that is a small price to pay for a great rack, and I could spend a couple minutes taking it off before I went to get that large/heavy item. But I leave it on from the beginning to the end of biking season and use the rack several times a week.

Gregory M - 05/23/2018

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The swagman bike rack arrived in 3 days. After exhaustive review, of which etrailers videos and pics were a vital part (many products I had no idea existed), I chose the swagman tilting rack. I needed the tilt to open the door of my Volkswagon Tiguan and wanted the wheel trays to get additional stability. It all went together in 10-20 minutes, I built it right in the hitch receiver. Tightened all the bolts adjusted the wheel trays and loaded my bikes. I am so happy with everything. I added two rubber straps to further stabilize the rack during transit and everything is working perfectly. The swagman was even on sale for [$$] off. Etrailer has been emailing me for awhile, as we were off on a 3 month jaunt, so they have gone beyond the norm to provide this great service. 370801



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I'll be using this rack for a Trek Remedy 29er. Overall, the fit/finish of this rack is fine, and the added wheel protection on the ratcheting loops is a nice touch. The arm(s) that touch the bike frame could be softer, but I might just use a towel or something to cover the frame. I am, however, less than impressed with the locking hitch pin. I've never seen one that needlessly long before. Would be extremely easy to snip off. I don't know if Swagman makes a shorter one, but it's certainly needed. I give 4 stars for the rack build quality, and 1 star for the threaded locking hitch pin. 480064



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First off I got tired of putting my bike in the back end of my 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek! So, birthday present to myself. I bought the Curt 1 1/4" class 1 receiver hitch from Etrailer of course (posted install). Then I ordered the Swagman Chinook platform bike carrier! Best bike rack purchase ever! I did a lot of online comparisons, always been a Thule fan? But hands down the Swagman Chinook was the best bang for the buck @ $$$ and change from Etrailer! It took me @ 15 minutes to put together straight out of the box, and waited til yesterday to put it on my car. As you can see from photos attached it works awsome! Now it's going to be a lot easier to travel to the BMX races! 336348



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Good design, light weight and strong. But there is defect, some spot-welding points fell off on the wheel cradles ( as pictures show ). 433995



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This bike rack is very sturdy, which adds to its hefty weight. Overall, it secures my bikes very well and the locking mechanism for both the hitch and bikes seems to be of good quality. The bikes would probably have to be damaged to be removed from the rack while it's locked, so that's about as much as you could ask for I guess. I bought this to enable transport of my triathlon bike with a disc wheel, which works perfect, even without the rear wheel strapped. The bike secures very snugly, so it doesn't shake around at all, although there is minimal play in the hitch...only very slight sway. For the price, quality, and utility, I'd definitely recommend this rack! 272303


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The bike rack is still holding up well. We use it almost every weekend and its been great. No issues whatsoever.

Joshua M - 01/15/2018

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I have been using this with 1 bike (not 2 yet) for about a month now, and it has worked great for me so far. Yes it is pretty heavy and still has movement going over bumps, but it seems very strong. I just took the 2nd bike tire mounts off until I need them. Everything is metal on this except the bike frame ratchet track and button mostly. I use it on a 2014 sonic hatchback with the trailer hitch I bought from here as well. I recommend this for people not wanting to risk scratching the paint on their car. The pictures make it look like it sticks way past the sides of my car, but that's not correct. 432749



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Things I wanted in a platform bike rack: -Rack that could accommodate at least a 49" wheel base -At least 35 lbs per bike capacity, but preferably 45 lbs -A Rack that could fold up and out of the way without hitting the bumper or interfering with the rear hatch opening. -A rack that would have enough clearance to still open the hatch with the bikes mounted and tilted away. -My bike (that I was concerned about fitting): 2017 Trek Fuel EX 7 29er, size XXL. This rack hit all of those requirements! I was a bit hesitant because there was no confirmed fitment for the 2014+ Forester (beyond some measurements), but I ordered it anyway. I'm happy to report that the rack fits perfectly. I attached pictures that show that there is plenty of clearance when the bike is mounted, bike is mounted and tilted away (to open the hatch), and when the rack is folded up (to clear bumper and open the rear hatch). Rack itself: -Assembly and installation was fairly easy. The directions could be somewhat confusing, but read carefully and pay attention and it will be easy. -The cam locks that are used to tilt/fold the rack and to release the vertical arm are much more convenient than having to remove and re-insert a pin. --there is some up and down play from the tilt/fold cam lock, but it actually does not cause excess movement when the bikes are mounted and the car is moving, hitting bumps, turning, etc. -Very minimal movement from the rack while in motion. -The padding on the hooks is fairly hard, so I did buy some pipe insulation to protect the top tube on my bikes. -The rack hooks lock and there is a lock for the hitch pin. No cables necessary! -The wheel trays are very sturdy and easy to adjust. -The price was very reasonable, especially considering that locks are included. Regarding etrailer.com -awesome database of information AND the best prices that I could find. -the support team is also very responsive and helpful. I'm very happy with my hitch rack so far, and I'm very happy to have ditched my roof bike carriers! 289376



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I chose the Chinook mainly because it came with locks for the hooks to keep the bikes secure, and a lock for the hitch pin to keep the rack itself secure. I also like that it has ratcheting top tube hooks, rather than hooks that secure with knobs. Assembling the rack was straightforward and took maybe 20 minutes. I did it with the rack off the car. I installed a trailer hitch on my 2009 Civic Si sedan (this was not NEARLY as easy as assembling the rack!) and hooked up the Chinook. It's fairly heavy, but appears to be about the same weight as most other platform style racks - even lighter than some of the higher end ones. It slid right into the receiver. The hitch pin/lock is easy to use. I loaded my XL 29" hardtail mountain bike and my wife's M comfort/step through bike onto the rack - the sliding trays were easy to move with the bike off the rack and I used a rubber mallet to fine tune their positions with some gentle taps once the bikes were on. One of my concerns was that the hook wouldn't go low enough for my wife's bike. I put the low hook on first and had it facing the outside as that's where my wife's bike was. The hook went down plenty far to secure the comfort bike. I did put small towels between the bikes and the hooks, as the "padding" on the hooks isn't very soft. The bikes didn't interfere with each other and they didn't touch the car. I was even able to open the trunk with the bikes on the rack in the upright position. The rack can tilt away from the car which would probably be helpful for cars with larger trunk lids. We set off for the trail. The rack did bounce around a bit while driving down the road (probably due to the low load rating for the hitch for the Civic more than the rack itself) but everything held tight and got the bikes to the trail with no issues. Unloading and reloading at the trail was quick and easy. Overall, I am very happy with this rack! It does everything I wanted a rack to do at a very affordable price. 336635



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I ordered the Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack on line from etrailer and so far have been very satisfied. The bike rack was delivered in less than a week. Unpacking the rack and assembly was fairly straightforward. I have read some reviews that complained the assembly instructions were a bit vague. I didn't have a problem but can see where others without a mechanical background get confused. The rack is very sturdy, but there is some side to side play in the tilt mechanism. I'm not sure this can be avoided with a rack that folds down. Installing the Curt trunk stabilizing strap takes most of the sway out of the rack. Installation is fairly easy and quick. It takes me 6 - 7 minutes to install the back on my hitch, and to install the bike and be ready to drive away. That seems reasonable to me. So far I've only loaded 1 bike. I've included pictures of my installation on a 2014 Mercedes Benz E350 sedan. Clearance between the bikes, the rack and the car are good. With the bike loaded in the inside, most forward position, I have 6" clearance between the pedal and the bumper. With the bike removed, the center support folded flat and the rack folded up in the storage position, I have 4" clearance between the closest part of the bike rack (the fold down hinge assembly) and the back bumper of the car. I am able to open the trunk of the car without removing the bikes or using the tilt feature, but I do have to remove the stabilizing strap first. Overall, I'm very pleased with the bike rack and think it will serve me much better than my old strap on rack. Since the weather has been cool since getting the bike carrier, I haven't taken any long trips to give it a real workout. 356818


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Im still very pleased with the bike rack. Have taken several 200 mile trips with 2 bikes and am very satisfied.

Capt J - 03/21/2018

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Worked as expected. Compact when folded up. Locks are a nice feature. 410985



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Used our Swagman Chinook 2 bike platform for the first time today. My wife and I really like it. Drove about 60 miles to a rail trail at a state park. Easy to load and unload, travels well on the highway and secondary roads. Love the ability to tilt the rack with the bikes on for easy access to the rear door of our Subaru Outback. It appears to be a very well made carrier. It does weigh almost 50 lbs, and that is our only complaint. 401946


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One year later and we have used it numerous times. Still works great, no complaints.

Howard - 07/05/2018

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Still getting spacing sorted out, but so far it's a good carrier. It's stable in my Class 1 receiver and seems to keep the bike from bouncing around. I slipped an old sock over the locking arm to prevent frame rub some people have claimed. While the bike is held securely for travel to/from the trails, I can't get the locking arm to sit in the lowest point of the top tube by the seat post - the safest spot regarding anti-theft - without my bike being shifted to the extreme edge of the carrier. My solution was to get a security cable similar to this - https://www.etrailer.com/Bike-Locks/Master-Lock/72DPF.html - and padlock it to the receiver for trips where I plan to be away from the car/bike for more than a couple minutes. Why I knocked off a star: One of the supplied carriage bolts is 1/8-1/4" too short out of the box, making it impossible to thread the nut on the end with the split-lock washer in place. And perhaps I don't know my own strength, but I over-torqued one nut and snapped the bolt, sending it flying. I replaced all 4 assembly bolts and split-lock washers with some Grade 5, zinc-plated, 5/16-18 carriage bolts in sizes (1) 2", (1) 2.5", (2) 3". M8-1.25 also works. 395952



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This performed great with the Curt class 3 hitch I also bought from you! Very stable, easy to move out of the way, load, unload, and isn't wobbly on the road at all. Easy to put together, too. Very glad I bought it. 672173



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The bike rack was a good ;purchase. It has worked well. Received good advice from etrailer before buying rack. Great communication. 671627



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I'm sorry to say I am disappointed with the Swagman Chinook 2 bike rack. It was $250 and I thought the price meant I was getting a well-made rack that would last for many years. After a year, the locks on the rack (a key feature for me) now don't operate. The key goes in, but won't turn. Water accumulates whenever it rains in the bar that connects to the hitch, so when I take off the rubber stopper on it, rusty water flows out. The cradles for the bike tires shift, even when they are tightened, so I regularly have to readjust them. And the connection to the hitch has play, so the rack rocks a bit when it should be rock solid. Overall, not well-made and awkward to use. 670231



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The Swagman Chinook 2 bike rack is exactly what I was looking for. I assembled it from the directions and test fit my bike. I know I am going to be very happy with this bike rack. 670010



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The bike rack was easy to assemble, and easily adjustable to 2 different sized bikes: 1 male and 1 female. So far I have only used the rack to transport bikes around town, but I really like how it securely holds the bikes and how easy it is to load and unload the bikes. No more bungee cords! 668114



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Very good product. Chosen due to accepting bikes with 50" wheel base. Very easy to load and unload bikes. 667258



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GREAT RACK!!!! I never write reviews, but this product is so great, I can't resist. (Note: I haven't carried two bikes, so I can't comment on the two-bike configuration.) Here's why it's so great: - Takes about 10 seconds to load/unload (12 seconds if you lock it). - There is room to comfortably stand between the rack and the back of the car. - With a bike loaded, I can still raise the hatch of my Highlander without tilting the rack back. - If needed, the rack (with bikes) does tilt back very easily. - When no bike is loaded, the few inches I save by folding the rack forward is the difference between my car fitting in the garage or not. If you've tried roof-racks or rear-racks that leave the bike swinging when mounted (I have), this design is definitely the only way to go! 667126



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We love this bike rack. It’s held up very well, holds the bikes securely even on rough roads, and does everything the pricier racks do. Very easy to use. We highly recommend it. 665403



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Love this thing! Well made and sturdy, be warned that if you have a spare tire you might need an extension to the hitch in order to fold up the rack. Silly over sight on my part, I’ve got the extension in the mail right now. 656816



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I just got it today and put it together and installed it on my car! Super speedy delivery! Although it was not completely intuitive on the assembly, you will have no problems as long as you follow the instructions (although they aren't completely clear). It is very heavy, but it screams sturdy. I haven't actually driven around with it yet, but it doesn't seem like there will be much movement. My last rack was crap and this was a solid upgrade. Highly recommended. I am hoping it stands the test of time. 653858



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Love the rack. Much better than my old Yamaha hang style. Using a 1-1/4" receiver is a little worrisome, buy it has held up ok. 647219



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I LOVE this bike carrier! Super easy to install on and off the hitch and not so heavy that I can't carry it back and forth to the garage for storage all by myself. I love the tilt down feature which allows me to still open the back hatch of my 2015 Honda CRV without all the hassle of having to remove the bikes! We've used it for several multi-state vacations and no issues on either freeways or bumpy country roads. 636361



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Pretty good quality. I installed it on a Draw-Tite hitch on my 2019 CX-5 Signature. Even when it's folded up into the tightest position hugging the bumper, I can use the lift gate with no problem! However, because it sticks up and is in line of sight of my rear parking sensors, the rear parking sensors go off Everytime I'm backing up, rendering the backup sensors useless. 629736



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Bike rack works great and is very stable. The only reason I didn’t give it a five was because you need to use a wrench to put on the trailer lock . I would prefer not to need a tool each time I want to put it on or take it off. 628961



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This Swagman Chinook carrier has been excellent. I didn't want my bikes hanging and swinging into each other so I got this style of carrier that securely holds the bikes at three points. The carrier is easy to use and folds up out of the way when not needed. It is lightweight enough to easily carry when taking off the car yet strong enough to securely carry two bikes. This has been a great purchase. This is the most capable two bike carrier for the best price available. 625685



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Assembled on hitch and loaded bikes to test. Good so far. 617181



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Pro: The rack is built like a tank. I have no anxieties with a $5K bike hanging off the back of my truck. The locks for hitch and bike give added security. Attachment points are well thought out and effective. Con: Being built like a tank, it is really heavy. The mounting of the rack is not easy, as is generally carrying it around. While all the fittings are strong, they do allow some wobble of the carrier. I find in necessary to secure it with a tie-down strap to prevent oscillations at road speed. 610850



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quite easy to install. I received the package with no issues and on time. etrailer did a great job with the shipment 608482



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Product was delivered early and was easy to install. ETrailer was great throughout the whole order process. Thank you. Unfortunately, I cannot provide a picture because I installed the bike rack on my girlfriends car, then she left me a week later! Such is life. 608465



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This bike rack is the best possible rack that I could have bought for my vehicle. I love the fact that the rack came with all the locks for the rack as well as the hitch. The rack is sturdy enough for my old Schwinn bicycle , which is quite heavy, as well for another bike. The feature I love the best is the way the rack folds up and out of the way when not in use. I also like the straps that secure the wheels in the wheel wells for support. 607492



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Great rack for the money. Very stable and easy to use. Also got great advice by phone on why a platform rack would be the way to go. 602667



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We have been very pleased with our Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Rack. There are several features that make it work for us. First, it is light enough that I can mount it on the car by myself. Second, it is easy to use and though it is nice to have 2 people present when putting bikes on it, one person can manage it alone. Third, the rack locks to the car and the bikes lock to the rack with built-in locks. This allows you the flexibility of stopping wherever without fear of someone cutting a cable and stealing your bikes. We highly recommend this bike rack. 590838



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We like using our bike rack for our very heavy e-bikes, 60 lbs each. The rack works well and it is easy to install the bikes on it. We remove the rack when we are not using it as it obscures the license plate a bit when it is folded up. It is very easy to mount and unmount. The locking hitch pin is very nice and easy to use. We keep a wrench in the car all the time so we don't have to go searching for one. The padded hooks on this model that ratchet down onto the frames works well. However, we did add extra padding to curved portions to reduce any chance of marring our bike frames on long trips. The whole frame with bikes on it move a slight bit as we hit road bumps that at first was disconcerting from very much natural for a bike hitch like this one. There is no rust on it anywhere and the rubber belts that hold the wheels to the hitch cinch down securely. Finally it is the right size for our Honda, we have absolutely no issues at all. Buy one you will like it. 585159


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  • Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Fit For Woman's Step Through Frame 18 Inches From the Ground W/O Adapter Bar
  • Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - Tilting # S64683 will go down to 12 inches, so you will not have any issue with the frame 18 inches from the ground. Swagman does recommend the bike adapter # 64005 for lower frames like that just to add a higher point of contact for less movement, but it is not required. This is a very nice bike rack that comes with the lock for the hitch and the bikes. It also has a very nice tilting feature for easier access...
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  • What is the Weight of the Swagman Chinook Bike Rack?
  • I can confirm for you that the Swagman Chinook # S64683 weighs 47 lbs. This is a tilting and folding rack that fits 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, comes with an anti-rattle hitch lock and has a weight capacity of 45 lbs per bike. It holds your bike by the tube with padded ratcheting hooks and by the wheels with ratcheting straps. I've added links to a pair of video reviews on this rack for you to take a look at as well.
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  • Will Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack Work with 2 Inch Hitch on 2013 Ford Escape
  • The Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64683 referenced in your question is a great option for transporting up to 2 bikes with your 2013 Ford Escape. It will slide into either a 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch trailer hitch like the one on your vehicle and has a weight capacity of 45 pounds per bike. A really nice feature of this bike rack is that it can be tilted away from the vehicle with the bikes still loaded for easy rear cargo access. The only other measurement you can look at to ensure...
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