Swagman Escapee 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

Swagman Escapee 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

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This heavy-duty, platform-style rack lets you transport 2 bikes up to 60 lbs each on the back of your vehicle. Ratcheting hooks hold your bikes by the wheels with no frame contact. Integrated locking system secures bikes to rack and rack to vehicle. Call 800-298-8924 to order Swagman hitch bike racks part number S64693 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Swagman products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Swagman Escapee 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Swagman Hitch Bike Racks - S64693

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Swagman
  • Fixed Rack
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Electric Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
  • Class 3
  • Wheel Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

This heavy-duty, platform-style rack lets you transport 2 bikes up to 60 lbs each on the back of your vehicle. Ratcheting hooks hold your bikes by the wheels with no frame contact. Integrated locking system secures bikes to rack and rack to vehicle.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style rack carries up to 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle
    • Rated for use on RVs, motorhomes, and travel trailers
  • Versatile design fits bikes of most frame sizes, shapes, and styles
    • Designed for E-bikes and other heavy-duty bikes
  • Pivoting upright arms with ratcheting hooks hold your bikes by the front wheels - no frame contact
    • Integrated, keyed lock in each arm secures your bikes to the rack
  • Sliding rear-wheel ratcheting straps adjust to fit bikes of most lengths
  • Hitch lock secures the rack to your vehicle
    • Threaded hitch pin also reduces movement and noise of the rack in your hitch
  • Low loading height reduces the strain of mounting your bikes
  • Solid steel construction with silver powder coat finish is durable and rust resistant


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 60 lbs per bike
  • Wheel diameter: 20" - 29"
  • Maximum tire width: 3"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 51"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of carrier: 10"
    • Farthest edge of carrier: 36"
  • Highest point above shank: 14"
  • Carrier weight: 65 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, RVs, motorhomes, and towable campers

The Escapee lets you carry 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle. It has padded, ratcheting hooks and long wheel cradles with sliding, ratcheting straps so you can carry 2 bikes regardless of size, frame design, or suspension or brake style. The heavy-duty construction is designed to carry E-bikes up to 60 lbs. It has a low loading height that 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 hitch.


Pivoting Upright Arms with Ratcheting Hooks

Padded Locking Hooks

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


Long Wheel Cradles with Sliding, Ratcheting Straps

Adjustable Wheel Trays

Extra-long cradles with ratcheting straps secure your bikes' rear wheels to the rack. The straps slide along the cradles to accommodate bikes of different lengths.


Locking System

Threaded Locking Hitch Pin

There is an integrated lock in each ratcheting hook that lets you secure your bikes to the rack.


Threaded Locking Hitch Pin

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



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S64693 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details S64693 Installation instructions



Video of Swagman Escapee 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount


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




Video Transcript for Swagman Escapee 2-Bike Platform Rack Review

Haydn: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Swagman Escapee Platform-Style 2-Bike Rack, part number: S64693.This RV-approved bike rack is perfect for your vehicles, campers, fifth wheels and, of course, RVs. It's heavy-duty design means it can stand up to extra stress typically found at the rear of RVs. Its versatile design is going to allow it to carry most bikes included eBikes. However, it is not fat-bike compatible.It holds your bikes with zero frame contact, making it great for carbon-fiber bikes. It features a ratcheting wheel hook to secure our front tire into our front wheel cradle. Here in the back, we've got an adjustable wheel strap to secure our rear tire.There's no need for a cable lock.

The ratcheting hooks lock so your bikes can't be removed. The anti-rattle bolt also features a lock so your bike rack can't be removed.We've gone ahead and removed the bikes so we can take a closer look. When not in use, the ratcheting hooks fold flat. The wheel cradles are going to work with road bike tires and mountain bike tires up to three inches wide. We have the same setup on the rear cradle.Here's a few measurements that's going to help you decide if it's going to be a right fit for you.

From the center of the hitch-pin hole to the closest part of the rack is 10 inches. From the center of the hitch-pin hole to the end of the rack is about 36 inches.It's a solid-steel construction with a silver powder-coat finish to resist rust and corrosion. It also has a 60-pound-per-bike weight capacity. The Swagman Escapee features a limited lifetime warranty.We've brought Mike in that works a lot with our customers. Mike what can you tell me about the Swagman Escapee Mike: Well, Haydn, I actually took quite a bit of notes on this particular bike rack and what I found out from our customers is ...

especially those with RVs, they're looking for something that has a higher weight capacity and that can carry eBikes. More and more people are starting to go to eBikes and are looking for racks that are going to work with their RV. The Escapee is one that they're very interested in.Now, what are customers have found out about this rack is that it is easy to assemble. It's easy to use. It's really simple.

One of the downsides though, it doesn't fold up. There's a reason for that on RV bike racks, the folding mechanism could be a point of weakness. You don't want one that folds up. That's a good thing actually for RV owners. Haydn: Now that we've gone over the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed. Now this is going to be for two-inch-by-two-inch receivers only. Let's go ahead and load it up.We'll go ahead and feed it into our receiver tube. We'll line up our pin holes. Then we'll take our included anti-rattle bolt and lock, we'll start threading that through. Once you get it hand tight, we can take a wrench or socket and tighten it the rest of the way down. Now you will have to provide your own. The size is 23 millimeter. Then on the other side, we can just take our lock, clip it on in place, remove our keys and we're all set.To load up our bikes, we'll want to fold our arms and undo our rear wheel strap. Now it's recommended that you load up the heaviest bike first. For us, it's going to be our mountain bike. We'll rest our front wheel into the front-wheel cradle and then set the rear wheel down in place. Then we can take our wheel hook, we'll raise it up until it comes in front of our shocks or our brakes, whatever comes first. We'll ratchet it down. Once it makes contact, we'll give it a good push and then we can move on to the rear.Then here at the rear, we'll adjust our strap to where it's center with our wheel. Run our strap through, pull it down nice and tight.With our second bike loaded up, we can go ahead and lock up our ratcheting arms. Then we can head out on our test course and see how it performs.Here on our test course, let's first go into our slalom. This is going to show side-to-side action, such as going around corners or evasive maneuvering.Then onto our solid speed bumps. This is going to show an up-and-down action, such as pulling in and out of a driveway or out of a parking lot.Then, finally, onto our alternating speed bumps. This is going to show a twisting action, such as going over potholes or uneven pavement.That's going to complete our look at the Swagman Escapee Platform-Style 2-Bike Rack, part number: S64693.


Customer Reviews

Swagman Escapee 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - S64693

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (55 Customer Reviews)

This heavy-duty, platform-style rack lets you transport 2 bikes up to 60 lbs each on the back of your vehicle. Ratcheting hooks hold your bikes by the wheels with no frame contact. Integrated locking system secures bikes to rack and rack to vehicle.

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Product well made. Went together easily. Haven't used yet but will soon be departing on a 4000 mile trip with it attached to the rear of our 36' 5th wheel which should give a good test of it's durability and functionality. Only issue was box shipped in was damaged enroute. Some bolts, nuts, washers lost. Called etrailer and they shipped new hardware immediately. GREAT SERVICE. 683969



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easy to put together. only problem was lining the platform up with the male and female connection. I had to hold together and my wife had to tap it down with a maul hammer. 1 person would not been able to put it together by themselves. First product that I ordered that all the parts were in the box when it arrived on 4/19/18. we have 2 ebikes and cant wait to take them on our trip. Thanks for making such a great bike rack 499157



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nice /sturdy/ 2-bike rack for the back of my trailer! holds odd frame bikes with easy, like my wife's 'comfort bike' step-through. 472385



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Easy assembly. Nice quality bike rack. It is much heavier than the bike racks for SUV's and cars. I bought the Escapee for my 5th wheel and so glad that I did. It held my mountain bikes while traveling with ease. It is the bike rack you need if you are hauling bikes behind your camper. Thanks so much Swagman! 429229


Comments

The Swagman Eacapee bike rack works great! Best bike rack I have seen for 5th wheel campers or any camper. Super easy to put on camper and super easy to load bikes and it keeps bike very secure while traveling.

Gary A - 09/05/2018

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I am pleased with this bike rack for use on the back of my RV trailer. It is very solidly built. It has held the bikes in place for thousands of miles so far. I was missing a small part when it arrived but etrailer was very helpful getting me what I needed. The only reason I am holding back on giving it 5 stars is that in the description it says "hold your bikes by the wheels with no frame contact", that is not really the case. The arms DO come in contact with the forks of the bikes. In fact this rack rubbed holes clear through the paint on both bikes, the very first trip. 604439



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This is my second Swagman bike rack and love it! I made this purchase to carry Bikes on long trips! Although I have not hit the road yet I did put it together without much effort and put it on my RV just to “see” how everything fit... I put the 2 bikes on too...Perfect!! It’s just very secure and easy to use! Easy to put together as well! This is perfect for this 65 year old woman! Thank you etrailer! 479156


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It has been a year owning and using the Swagman Bike rack. The purchase was for my RV and it is PERFECT! We are in the road 4-5 months a year and the bike rack travels easily and I love how easy it is to put the two bikes on and off the RV anytime. In fact I usually store the bikes on the rack because it’s much better than trying to keep the bikes upright on the ground! And the rack after all these miles and all kinds of weather still looks and operates like it’s new!! I highly recommend this bike rack!

Maryann - 02/26/2019

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eTrailer.com was very easy to use. I ordered several items but one was on back order. I received a call from a real person who told me the item was back ordered and the date they would have it and ship it to me AND that's what they did. Great service I will use them again. 486999


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The bike rack has worked great for us on the back of our Reflection 303 and its been used on the back of our SUV. Its super solid and the bikes are held tight on the rack. Id buy this again.

Donald - 03/21/2019

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Product is awesome! I added some reflectors for addional safety at night. 585353



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The Swagman Escapee 2 Bike Carrier arrived with minimal damage to the box from shipping, did have a few holes punched thru from the components inside. The assembly process was simple, Swagman makes it very easy to assemble the way its constructed. This is a very well made Carrier and should last a very long time. I did figure out with this carrier if you just wanted to fold in up to minimize space ONLY WHILE PARKED you could remove one of the 3/4 bolts on the top bar and loosen the end one just enough for the bar to pivot with that loosened bolt it will fold up. I would only do this to save space while parked only. I would never recommend doing this while driving on the roadway. I've provided some pictures of the Carrier in use with a mountain bike loaded and one with it folded up for added space. All in all this is a fantastic carrier and Etrailer.com comes highly recommended. 549056


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This Swagman Bike Rack is still working perfectly for our needs both on the back of our truck and the rear of our fifth wheel. I couldn’t be happier and still HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS bike rack.

William S - 08/02/2019

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Top of line product, perfect for the 5th wheel a true rv rated bike rack. Simple safe secure product,only 10 screws and bolts to put together. Everyone has it for sale, but not etrailer price or best of all the great knowledge of products or outstanding customer service all the way through your order. From now on I'm going straight to etrailer first for all my orders they have never ever let me down on pricing shipping and their customer service is simply the best what great employees they have the best bar none///// Thank you again for the great service Katie and Jennifer your the best///// 475253


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By far the best and easiest bike rake made for rvs bar none. Very knowledgeable employees about their products and bent over backwards to ship it to me while being a winter Texan. If you haul bikes on a rv or camper you best be sure its rv rated or your hitch can break and you will be dragging them down the highway. Best prices but best of all best service

Earl - 02/12/2019

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Great rack and easy assembly. Glad to know this one is rv rated while the hollywood racks are not due to metal fatigue and racks ending up on the road. Bikes load easy and no frame contact. Trying it out on the truck before putting it on the back of our fifth wheel. Moves bikes from a rack in a hitch on the front of the truck. Will update when on the rv. 504026



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Excellent product Excellent shipping and delivery Thanks! 380212



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Bought the Swagman Escapee 2-Bike Platform Rack - Wheel Mount. Bikes are getting pricey and the wheel mount looked like a great way to go to protect the bikes. The Swagman Escapee has a pretty high weight rating per bike and seems to be made for EBikes in particular. We have Haibike SDURO HardSeven SLs. They come it at 49.3#’s with battery. As always, ETrailer is a great vendor, multiple purchases over the years, always a fair price and a good product with speedy shipping. Their website is very informative and customer service rocks. The packaging is good, even the dog approved. Came mostly assembled. I used thread sealer on the bits. Would be nice if the hardware came pre-dipped. Everything goes together smoothly with good tolerances to avoid the slop. All the holes line up. It is a big rack once assembled. So, that may be an issue for storage? A tip: The arms can fold down towards the wheel well, if you are driving without bikes, use the straps to hold the arm and not lose the straps. A word of warning. Wheel mount systems seem to do great on the road / highway. Etrailers has various videos on their “test” track that show what I mean. Various mount systems hold the bikes more securely than others. This application is for the road only for us. Maybe gravel, but not designed for, or in our case, to be used during off road jaunts. So, what do I think? Well, I may mount a third brake light to the rear of the Swagman Escapee hitch rack. Simple pigtail plug into trailer outlet plug. The Swagman Escapee sticks out a bit from the rear and I don’t want to get rear ended. Took it out on a 90 mile highway trip and no issues. I would say the Swagman Escapee is a good product, a fair price, and if the Swagman Escapee fits your needs, buy it. I am pleased; I suspect you will be too. 349306



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E-Trailer Customer Service is excellent. Ashley and George were so helpful with a number of question. This system has worked extremely well on 2011 Thor Hurricane. I offers enough distance so the bikes don't touch. Very solid, with great attachment to receiver. It met all my expectations. 523874



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Works great on the back of our 5th wheel, no issues with bikes moving, or getting scratched up. Had it one year now and went up to Michigan and down to South Carolina, worked great. 489689



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I needed a bike rack for my 5th Wheel RV. I also wanted to make sure it was RV approved. The Swagman Escapee was one of the few I found that was RV approved by the manufacture. It was very easy to assemble and the anti rattle hitch pin removed the little slack that was in the hitch. Just returned from a 2,200 mile trip. The rack worked great. Someone following me the first half of the trip said it was very solid with very little bounce or extra movement on back of the RV. Love the locks for each bike and the hitch. Only downside is the rack doesn't' fold up out of the way. I suppose that is why it is RV approved and has so little movement. Very happy with this item. As always etrailer was fast with shipping and had great information available both on line and when I called customer service. 417150



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Fast , knowledgeable sales support. Order was shipped quickly and arrived ahead of schedule. Rack is certainly heavy duty. Had to use a grinder to clean up some welding slag before two of the pieces would fit together but other than that it assembled quickly. Unfortunately, this rack will not allow the rear doors of a Sprinter van to open when the rack is mounted. I sorta suspected that would be the case and we'll just have to deal with it. 474465


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So far we have had no issues and are pleased with the purchase. We bought it because we specifically needed a rugged hitch for use with our RV. It has served us well. Well be putting it to good use again this season.

Riley - 02/19/2019

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We love our bike rack. After a year of continued use we like how secure it is on our RV. We also use the rack on our car. Our only challenge with the rock was the keys and we found that after we clean and lubricated the key hole it worked fine. Highly recommend this bike rack for others who RV. 730103



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Excellent bike rack for our 5 th wheel. Our bikes are very secure when traveling and when parked, we can lock the bikes when not in use. Highly recommended 725806



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I have just received the carrier and it isn't even out of the box so I really cannot comment on the product but I must compliment etrailer on its exceptional customer service. Both the online and phone in advise is spot on and shipping is unbelievable. Thanks etrailer 724624



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What a quality bike rack! Thanks! note- it is a 15/16" socket when in installing threaded locking hitch pin! 721935



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This bike rack is perfect for our Leisure Travel Unity RV and Ford SUV. We have traveled thousands of miles without any issues. This is one tough bike Rack. 710910



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I just received it. Was easy to assemble. Surprisingly heavy. Makes me wish I’d ordered the Kuat or one of the other lighter ones. I have a 42# e-bike so I looked at the heavy duty racks. I’ll do another review after I use it for a month. 710739



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The rack is extremely sturdy and fits perfect on the back of our 5th wheel. The only problem encountered was that the large size 29 inch mountain bike handlebar hit on the rear RV window. Luckily the smaller frame 29er handlebar hit just below the window. (See pics) 710737



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This is a pretty heavy rack, but it is rated for RV/Travel Trailer Use, and it can handle the heavier e-bikes. It stood up well until we drove through 5 miles of VERY dusty soft dirt. Shortly thereafter, the locks on both arms pretty much stopped locking/unlocking. I contracted the manufacturer, and they sent us some new parts. They even arranged to ship the parts to coordinate with our travel schedule! 10 minutes to find the necessary hex wrench and install the parts. Works as good as new now. Just a heads up, these locking arm part can be disassembled and cleaned up, so now we have a spare set. 704540



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So far its exactly what we wanted. I just received it, but what I found it appears to strong enough to carry our ebikes. Your was the only rack to for using on our fifth wheel. 693296



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Received the Bike Rack on time. It was easy to assemble with vary few parts. I like like the asjustments for the bikes. Now it is time to get on the road. 688506



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The rack is easy to assemble and very sturdy. Holds bike well. But the packaging by swagman is not good . when the package arrived you could hear things rattling around in the box including the bag of bolts for assembly. The staples that supposedly held the top of the box to the bottom of the box did not penetrate the inner box (bottom) so the only thing keeping the box closed were three nylon straps around the box. There were rips and holes in the box. So the packaging was poor 1 star at best. It was amazing nothing was damaged. Also without adding an hitch 8" hitch extension I would have needed turn the handlebars parallel to the bike to gain enough clearance from the back of my motorhome. If your considering this rack you need to measure the distance from the receiver pin to the back of your RV and the length of your handle bars to figure out if you have a clearance issue. Overall I like the rack and would buy again. Gave it three stars due to the lack of clearance without hitch extender and crappy packaging. 662020



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Very sturdy but also heavy to be taking on an off. We leave it attached to our travel trailer. Holds bikes in place and locks are very good. Like the security features. Bike holding frames fold up nicely, left to right. Drawback is this model does not pivot and fold up and down. It’s always sticking straight out from the vehicle/trailer. 659075



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We purchased this rack to carry two relatively heavy e-bikes that weigh about 60 pounds each. It has now given us the assurance we were looking for that this rack holds up to the challenge. Excellent bike rack. Sturdy. Clears ground nicely on sharp grade changes. Just a slight issue with key locks being a bit difficult if arm accidentally locked down between notches. Holds bikes firmly over rough roads without loosening. We have taken several long trips with the bike rack over the past year of ownership. No issues. We also like the fact that it came with a locking draw bar pin for extra security. 655044



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Just what I wanted. It only took 10 minutes to assemble. I have two ebikes that I wanted to take camping. This bike rack makes it possible to mount on the 5th wheels rear hitch. 653188



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Very impressed with both the customer service of earlier.com and the product I purchased ~ Swagman Escapee Bike Rack. I received notice the item was shipped the day after I ordered it and the next day it was here; no extra shipping either. Cheers to the etrailer.com staff. 651636



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This puppy is strong. It was easy and also quick to assemble. I just installed it on the back of my SUV and loaded up 70lbs of bikes then took it out for a test drive. Looking in the rear view mirror, it was solid as a rock. Glad I went with the 2 inch only hitch mount. I did sacrifice the ability to fold it up while not in use for this strength but I also plan use this on the back of my travel trailer so I needed that RV rating. I am very pleased with my decision to go with the Swagman Escapee 2 rack and can highly recommend to those that need a strong RV rated bike rake. 646436



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Great 15 minutes total time to set up 642877



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Bought it for use on my fifth wheel trailer and 3/4 ton truck. Very well made and easy to use, and easy to lock up bikes for peace of mind. The only negative for me is the weight. It's quite heavy, but also very sturdy. 638837



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Great Rack! Just returned from a 4100 mile rv trip and it did everything right. No wobble, rear view camera proved this, and just solid as a rock. Its a tiny bit heavy but thats ok. Thumbs up! 635304



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This is a heavy duty bike rack and rated to use on an RV which is why I selected it. The racks is very easy to assemble. Bikes are easy to load on the rack and don't move. The ratchet brackets that hold the bikes down have built in locks which is an awesome feature. Also included was a locking hitch pin to provide a level of security for the rack itself. 633827



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Got it today, thanks for the fast shipping and great price. Easy to assemble, took less than 20 minutes and I’m a 67 year old lady. 600039



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This product carries our two electric bikes with ease on the back of our 40' bumper pull travel trailer. The way that the hitch pin screws securely into the receiver makes it secure and free of bounce! Product is heavy duty all the way and after one year and thousands of miles I'm positive it will outlast me. 597659



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Absolutely a great product, with 100% product support. I highly recommend the product and the company to anyone!! 597364



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Got what I wanted! I was looking for a rack that held my bikes apart and was rated to go on the back of my teardrop trailer. It’s very well constructed and easy to assemble. 569612



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looks very well made, might give it a higher rating down the road. 569553



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We had a Thule bike rack that served us well. I did not realize that it was not recommended for our Fifth Wheel Trailer. We have made four, ten thousand mile trips with it. Each year we had a different small problem and welded it too continue on. I decided to buy another bike rack and searched for more information. As soon as I went to the etrailer Web site and got to bike racks there were racks that were approved for RV service and in our case fifth wheel. We picked the Swagman because of the maximum weight capacity and that there is no frame contact when securing the bikes. It seems to be very sturdy and easy to use. We will know more when we go on our Winter Journey. etrailer came through again with good pricing and quick delivery. 551388


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Due to the extended rear overhang and less sophisticated suspension found on a towed trailer, not all bike racks are recommended for use on a towed trailer. The nature of the suspension means that the bike rack would be subjected to more shaking and bouncing than what would be found if it were installed on a regular passenger vehicle. Not all racks are designed to withstand this extra stress.

-- Mike L - 08/09/2018

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We travel a lot with a 5th wheel and bikes. When my wife got an ebike it became obvious that our light weight bike rack on the 5th wheel would no longer work. The ebike weighed in at 55 lbs. I started researching new racks looking for a sppecific criteria for the rack. #1 It must be designed for use on a 5th wheel. #2 Strong enough to support a heavy ebike. #3 Have the ability to lock the hitch to the trailer and the bikes to the hitch. Several racks that I looked at had a cable that you wrapped around the bikes to lock them to the rack. I beleive those cables are too easily defeated by bolt cutters and are not secure enough. I wanted to find a rack with a locking arm to secure the bikes. This Swagman Escapee met my requirements so I purchased it. The box arrived in shambles. It looked like the UPS softball team had used the box for batting practice. There were two holes in the box with pieces of metal sticking out. The box was held together with 65 plus staples and a few hundred feet of shipping tape. My guess was that someone else had bought this particular rack and returned it. A box could not be in that bad of shape from just one trip. When I opened the box I was very careful to make sure all the parts were there and working. Much to my surprise everything was there and worked just fine. The instructions were easy to follow . Assembly took only 20 minutes. I would suggest that instead of assembing the rack on the ground and inserting it into the trailer hitch that you insert the 2" bar into your reciever hitch and assemble the rack with it already mounted on the vehicle. We've only used the rack once since it arrived this week. It works just fine. We are very happy with how easy it is to use and how securely it locks our bikes. 530210



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This bike rack is an excellent product it was delivered as promised excellent company to work with etrailer is great to work with. 522307



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Excellent product for the bumper of my tow trailer. Get the safety struts for your bumper to ensure safe operation. 520060



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Great product! We love the convenience of quick loading and unloading of our bicycles. The Escapee bike rack is very secure on the back of our RV and the ability to lock our bikes is icing on the cake! We traveled to Mammoth National Park from Texas knowing our bikes would be (and are) safe. 501083



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Box had been handled very roughly but fond no problems with bike carrier. 498751



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Had very fast delivery from etrailer. The videos on their website are very helpful. I received the Swagman Escapee RV hitch and the box was badly damaged. Although, the rack was not damaged two of the sections would not fit together without me having to modify them. Overall, I'm very happy with etrailer and the hitch I bought. 497122


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  • To use a bike rack while you flat tow a vehicle behind your motorhome all you will need is a dual hitch adapter. There are three of these that could work depending on the rise or drop you need. All of these have a towing capacity of 10,000 lbs and tongue weight capacity of 400 lbs. - Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter, 2-1/4" Drop/Rise # RM-077-2 - Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter, 4" Drop/Rise # RM-077-4 - Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter, 6" Drop/Rise # RM-077-6 -...
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  • Is Thule EasyFold XT 2 Electric Bike Rack the Best Option for Back of Motorhome
  • The Thule EasyFold XT 2 Electric Bike Platform Rack # TH903202 is absolutely going to be the best option to carry your two e-bikes on the back of your 2018 Tiffin Allegro 34PA, and it can also be used with your Cherokee, but NOT when the Cherokee is being flat towed. The EasyFold XT has a weight capacity of 65 lbs per bike which will accommodate your needs, and the fenders will not be an issue because the EasyFold uses ratcheting straps to secure the wheels and has independent arms that...
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  • Recommended 2-Bike Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack for Use on 30-Foot Trailer
  • You are correct that any bike rack that will be used on the back of a trailer or other RV must be strong enough to withstand the extra vertical and lateral stress forces found at the back of such vehicles. There are extra stresses on RVs due to the greater distance between the rear axle and the hitch tube; this greater distance translates into more leverage applied to the rack, and so RV racks are built to be extra-sturdy. The referenced Hollywood Racks TRS 2-Bike Wheel-Mount Platform...
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  • Why Cant Some Bike Racks be Used on the Back of an RV or Trailer
  • Only certain bike racks are rated for use at the back of an RV or trailer but the Hollywood Racks # HR1400Z bike rack is not one of them. Generally, any rack that can fold or tilt, with few exceptions, won't be rated for this applications. The reason is that there is significantly more movement at the back of an RV or trailer due to the distance from the rear axle to the end of the vehicle/trailer and/or because the suspension is not as effective in many cases as a passenger vehicle. Folding/titling...
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  • Will Bike Bag fit Swagman Escapee Bike Rack
  • The Swagman Horizontal Style 2 Bike Bag # S82006 will fit the Swagman Escapee 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64693 but because the Escapee is a wheel-mounted bike rack it will be more difficult to use than with a frame-mounted bike rack, depending on what type of bikes you have. The reason for that is the extra width of a wheel-mounted rack with the arm sticking out is going to give your less overall width to mount your bikes; when we test fit this bag on a different wheel-mounted bike rack...
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  • Comparing Thule T2 Pro XTB and Swagman Escapee Platform Bike Racks for Use on a Motorhome
  • Pretty recently bike manufacturers have been clarifying if they rate their racks to be carried on the back of a motorhome or trailer. Some have even changed their standards and others have come out with new racks that are rated for more usage with extra features. That's why you're finding contradictory information that makes it confusing. One big change is that a lot of racks are rated to be used on a motorhome but not a trailer of any kind. Beforehand those two categories were combined...
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  • How To Carry a Bike on the Back of a Motor Home While Flat-Towing
  • In order to carry bikes on the back of your motor home while also towing your 2019 Honda Fit you will first need a dual hitch adapter which I have attached a list of options for your below. Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter (4" Rise/Drop) - part # RM-077-4 Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter (6" Rise/Drop) - part # RM-077-6 Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter (8" Rise/Drop) - part # RM-077-8 In order to determine which is correct for your setup you will need to do a...
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  • Can Swagman Bike Rack Cover # S82006 Work on Swagman Dispatch
  • Yes, the Horizontal Style 2 Bike Bag for Trailer Hitch Bike Racks # S82006 that you referenced will fit well covering bikes loaded on a Swagman Dispatch # S64684. The picture I attached shows this cover installed on a very similar Swagman Escapee bike rack # S64693.
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  • Platform Bike Rack That Will Mount On The Back Of An RV With A Spare Tire Carrier
  • The Swagman Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack part # S64663 has a distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the first part of the upright mast of 10-1/2" and 8" to the wheel hoop. If the tire protrudes outward more than 10 inches beyond the center of the hitch pin hole of your RV's hitch then this bike rack will not work. For a bike rack with a greater distance from center of the hitch pinhole to the upright mast, I recommend using the Swagman Escapee 2-Bike Platform Rack part # S64693...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for Rear of Motorhome
  • 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. The Kuat bike racks are great bike racks that are high quality,...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for Ground Clearance for Towing and Carrying Bikes on a 2018 Outback Wagon
  • Adding a trailer hitch will affect the ground clearance on certain vehicles depending on how it installs. In the case of your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon it will affect the ground clearance a little due to the hitch receiver sitting under the bumper and rear fascia. The trailer hitch that will affect it the least and what I recommend using is the EcoHitch # 306-X7266. From the top of the inside of the receiver opening to the ground on a 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon is about 16" so the ground...
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  • Best 2 Bike Carrier for a Jayco 5th Wheel Trailer
  • For starters, bike racks used on the back of a 5th wheel trailer must be rated for this use as they will experience more stress in comparison to a bike rack used on the back of a vehicle. This has to do with the movement associated with the carrier being located father away from the rear axle. The best platform style bike rack we have for a 5th wheel trailer is the Swagman Escapee 2-Bike Platform Rack part # S64693. The Escapee was actually designed specifically for use on the back...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying 60 lb Bike at Rear of Travel Trailer
  • I do have a bike rack solution that will work well for your, but not every bike rack is designed for the rouger ride quality at the rear of a camper. I wish I could recommend the Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202 for you as it is a great rack, but it shouldn't be used at the back of a travel trailer. The most similar option is the Swagman Escapee part # S64693 which has a 60 lb per bike capacity and can be used at the rear of a camper so it would work well for you. This would work great...
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  • Best 2-Bike Platform Bike Racks for 5th Wheel Trailer
  • The Hollywood Racks Trail Rider 2 # HR200Z can be used on any passenger vehicle and on a motorhome, but not on a travel trailer or 5th wheel. The reason why some bike racks should not be used on 5th wheels is that there is extra motion at the hitch on such vehicles. There is typically a much greater distance from the rear axle to the hitch on a 5th wheel trailer than on a passenger vehicle. This extra distance translates into more motion at the hitch as the trailer moves around on the...
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  • Recommended Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter for RV Bike Carrier and Tow Bar for Towing Small Car
  • To attach a hitch mounted bike rack while flat towing a vehicle behind your motorhome, you will need a dual hitch receiver like the Malone 2" Dual Purpose Hitch Receiver # MPG544. This will allow the top raised portion of the adapter to accept an RV compatible bike rack and the lower portion will accept your tow bar. This adapter will reduce your hitch receiver's tongue weight capacity by 50% but that won't be an issue with what you are looking to do as long as you are flat towing instead...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Tongue of R-Pod With Electric Tongue Jack
  • To mount a bike rack to the tongue of your R-Pod you will want to start out by using the Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk Trailer-Mounted Bike Rack Carrier for A-Frame Trailers # CC-275. This will give you a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver opening for you to use a bike rack with. From the top of the A-frame of your R-Pod to the top of the cross tube is 33-1/2 inches, which should clear your electric tongue jack, and it has a weight capacity of 100 lbs. The bike rack that I recommend using with...
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  • RV Bike Rack Recommendation for Use When Flat Towing Vehicle
  • 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. The Swagman Dispatch part # S64684 is a great RV approved bike...
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  • Recommended 2-Bike Hitch Rack for SUV and Sprinter RV
  • Hitch bike racks rated for RV use typically do not offer a tilt function as they need to be as strong as possible to withstand the stresses found at the rear of an RV. A hinged tilting mechanism would tend to weaken the overall rack structure. But some of our available RV racks do disassemble or fold for more convenient storage and vehicle access. For instance, the Swagman Escapee 2-Bike Platform Rack # S64693, which includes locks both for the rack and for your two bikes, features solid...
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  • What Bike Rack to use With a 2017 Keystone Montana 3820FK to Carry a Pair of E-Bikes?
  • If you would like to use the Swagman Escapee, # S64693, to carry your pair of E-bikes, you can do so by using a hitch receiver that you can bolt or weld to the frame. The Curt Adjustable Width Trailer Hitch Receiver for RVs, # 13703, is a universal, adjustable hitch which will work on frames with a width of 22 inches up to 72 inches. This is a Class III hitch - which is the what the Swagman Escapee requires - that has a tongue weight of 350 lbs. This hitch does require the use of support...
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  • Bike Racks Needed to Carry 2 e-Bikes on a Towed Vehicle
  • We do have some bike racks that have been approved for use on the back of a vehicle being flat towed. If your e-Bikes don't have fenders and they weigh 60 lbs or less then I recommend going with the Swagman Escapee # S64693. This is a wheel mount bike rack which secures your bikes without making contact with the frame. For e-Bikes with fenders we have the Swagman E-Spec # S64689. This bike rack secures bikes by their frame and can carry up to 2 bikes weighing 70 lbs each. Both...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for the Back of a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Yakima does have some bike racks rated for use at the back of an RV or trailer but the Dr. Tray, # Y02473, is not one of them. What I recommend is the Swagman Escapee # S64693. It is similar to the Dr. Tray in that it holds 2 bikes at the wheels but at a lower price. I have linked a video review of this bike rack for you (I'm in this video; the chubby guy!). The 2 Yakima RV/trailer approved racks both hold 4 bikes and are hanging style racks, # Y02476 and # Y02477. But they do not...
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  • Best Platform Bike Rack for an RV Trailer
  • Your two best options for a platform rack are the Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike rack, part # S64684 and the Swagman Escapee 2 Bike Platform Rack, part # S64693. Both of these racks are rated for RV use and are wheel mount racks. They both also include integrated hitch and cable locks for the bikes, increasing the security of the rack. The Swagman Dispatch is unique for an RV rack as it can fold up behind the RV and this saves space when parking the RV between trips or if you need to run...
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  • How to Mount a Bike Rack on a Cherokee Arctic Wolf 5th Wheel
  • The Ultra-Fab 2" Motor Home Trailer Hitch Receiver part # UF35-946402 will fit RV's with a 4" wide x 4" tall steel bumper and bike racks with a 2" receiver tube. However, in order to use a bike rack on the rear of an RV the bike rack must be RV approved. I do have an RV approved bike rack option for you but the Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9044 is not. For a similar wheel mount 2 bike carrier that fits 2" hitches and is rated for use on the back of an RV, I recommend...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack For RoadTrek Zion RV With Double Rear Doors
  • RV compatible bike racks do not have the ability to tilt for cargo access and the Thule Roadway you mentioned is not an RV-rated bike rack. They have to be more durable because of the location on the back of an RV, so the features like tilt are not a viable option. Your best option for access is to use a platform rack and remove the bikes. For this I recommend the Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches # S64684 that has a folding mast where the bikes are held by the frame...
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  • 5th Wheel Approved Hitch 2-Bike Racks
  • Yes, and we can help you choose a 2-bike hitch-type bike rack that will be safe to use on your 5th wheel. On the page I linked for you are all 5th wheel-compatible hitch bike racks, both hanging style racks like the Let'sGo Aero BikeWing # B01311 and platform style racks like the wheel-mount Swagman Escapee # S64693 (which works for bikes without a front fender) and their frame-mount Dispatch # S64684 which works for bikes with more or less standard frame designs. If you need extra...
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  • Carrying up to 3 E Bikes on Winnebago Vista 29 Foot RV
  • For your application, I recommend using the Swagman Escapee 2-Bike Platform Rack, part # S64693 when you're looking to transport two E-Bikes. This is a sturdy platform style rack that cradles the racks by the wheels. Additionally, it has integrated hitch and bike locks for added security. For three bikes, it's a little trickier. There are no 3-bike platform style racks that are rated for RV use. One solution that I can recommend to add that extra bike if you have a ladder on the rear...
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  • Recommendation to Transport Bikes with 2017 Ram ProMaster Camper Conversion
  • We do have a nice selection of ladder-mount bike racks available, however I am not sure we have a ladder itself that will work on your 2017 Ram Promaster. The RV ladders we have available will likely interfere with the rear doors or side sliding doors on your newly converted camper. A better option to transport your bikes might be with a hitch-mounted carrier like the excellent Swagman Escapee 2-Bike Platform Rack # S64693. This is a heavy-duty rack that will let you secure 2 bikes of...
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  • Difference Between Hollywood Racks Recumbent Bike Racks
  • The biggest difference is that the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 # HR1450Z-R has a hinge system that has an easier to use and beefier pin system which allows it to have a slightly higher weight capacity at 50 lb per bike instead of the # HR1000R which has a 45 lb per bike capacity.
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  • Platform Bike Rack that is Rated for Use Behind Motorhome and Flat Towed Vehicle
  • 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 motorhome which exaggerates the movement of the trailer when hitting bumps. Flat towed vehicles typically have a slightly side-to-side movement that puts stress on bike racks. Because of that only a few bike racks were designed to be reinforced...
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