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Swagman XP - 4 Bike Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches

Swagman XP - 4 Bike Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches

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Great style and substance! Kraton-lined cradles protect your bike's paint job, as they rotate to keep your bike's wheels level. A solid steel design keeps you at ease, knowing your bikes are safe behind you! Call 800-298-1624 to order Swagman hitch bike racks part number S64940 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Swagman products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Swagman XP - 4 Bike Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Swagman Hitch Bike Racks - S64940

  • Hanging Rack
  • 4 Bikes
  • Fixed Rack
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 3
  • Swagman
  • Frame Mount
  • Bike Lock

Great style and substance! Kraton-lined cradles protect your bike's paint job, as they rotate to keep your bike's wheels level. A solid steel design keeps you at ease, knowing your bikes are safe behind you!


Features:

  • Heavy-duty steel design carries up to 4 bikes
  • Cradles secure bikes to the rack using thick, kraton vinyl cushioning and steel plates
    • Deep, flexible grooves help prevent cables from scratching frames
    • Cushioning helps keep bikes from swaying front to back
    • Cradles rotate left to right to accommodate many alternative and women's frames
      • Keeps bike wheels level to improve ground clearance
  • Locking knob secures bikes to the rack
  • Can be used with a hitch on the back of campers, RVs and trailers


Specs:

  • Fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches
  • When used on fifth wheel trailers, ground clearance must exceed 15"
  • Distance from the center of one of the two hitch pin holes to the back of the upright bar measures 12-1/2" long
  • Length of carrier arm: 24"
  • Interior cradle dimensions: 7-3/16" long x 1-3/4" wide x up to 1-3/4" tall (at highest setting)
    • Accepts bike frames up to 2" in diameter
  • Exterior cradle dimensions: 7-3/16" long x 3" wide x 3" tall (back lip of cradle)
    • Front lip of cradle measures 2" tall
  • Overall height of the cradle including the bike rack support tube is 5-3/4" tall to the back lip of the cradle
    • Overall front lip height is 4-3/4" tall
  • Weight capacity per bike: 35 lbs
  • Includes pin and clip to secure the rack to the trailer hitch
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

This carrier's steel construction provides lasting toughness and carries up to four bikes. Cushioned cradles on the arm rotate to keep wheels level to the ground, providing improved ground clearance. Additionally, the cradles help provide a scratch-free ride for bikes by using thick kraton vinyl cushioning with large grooves, which prevent bike cables from rubbing on the frame. They also work to prevent bikes from rocking back and forth during transit. The cradles accommodate bikes with up to a 2" diameter frame, and the locking knob allows for a secure and quick unload.


Rotating cradle with thick kraton vinyl cushioning and locking knob

Made of steel and padded with thick kraton vinyl cushioning, the cradles rotate to keep bikes level to the ground. Additionally, the last cradle has a locking knob to secure all bikes to the rack.




64940 Swagman Standard XP - Extreme Performance 4-Bike Carrier for 2" Trailer Hitch Receivers

Installation Details S64940 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Swagman XP - 4 Bike Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches - S64940

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (116 Customer Reviews)

Great style and substance! Kraton-lined cradles protect your bike's paint job, as they rotate to keep your bike's wheels level. A solid steel design keeps you at ease, knowing your bikes are safe behind you!

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So far, so good. I just received this last week and installed it on the back of my fifth wheel. We have four bikes (2 adult bikes and two kids bikes), and fitting all four of the bikes on the racks took some creativity but it was possible. The rack seems very sturdy, but we will see if it stands the test of time as we are full-time RVers who travel about 6,000 miles per year. Our last bike rack (Swagman XTC4) was completely worn out after about 14,000 miles of use on the back of our fifth wheel.


Comments
After one year, this bike rack is still performing very well on the back of our fifth wheel. We have travelled over 5,000 miles with our bikes in tow, and it still looks and operates like brand new. I was able to make four full-size bicycles fit on it, but you have to be creative.
B. B - 09/24/2015


Comments
How is your hitch fastened to your fifth wheel?
-- comment by: Richard N - 01/09/2016


Comments
In response to Richard N., we had a 2 hitch receptacle installed on the rear of our fifth wheel when we ordered it from the factory. The bike rack is installed by sliding it into the hitch receptacle.
-- comment by: B. B - 01/13/2016



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This was the only bike rack that I could find where my daughter's bike could fit on it securely and without adding a bar. The rack is very stable and is easy to put on and off of my car as needed. I'd like to add that my neighbors have owned this same rack (just an older version) and their rave reviews caused up to research the Swagmann brand. Additionally, e-trailer has been great with communication. Very pleased.


Comments
One year later and we are still so glad we bought our Swagmann rack. The ease with how I can put it on and off is wonderful and I use the locking function frequently to keep my bikes safe!
Diane H - 05/28/2021


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This is very well made and strong.it Holds bikes very securely.USE: This is on my 5th wheel hitch had no issues. The only Con: is it wont fit most if the beach cruiser thick middle tube framed bikes..and/or the female low curved frames. Very good product. Etrailer also kept me informed on delivery status every step of the way-well done etrailer.


Comments
Hi Regan, Thanks for your feedback! In regard to your thicker bike frames, this bike rack fits bikes with frames up to 2 inches in diameter. I would recommend using the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar, part # 64005
Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes
$35.00
, in order to fit your bikes onto the bike rack.
-- Etrailer Expert Tyler M - 05/27/2021


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Once again, etrailer's service was superb. The hitch arrived very quickly, packaging was in good shape when it arrived. I chose this bike rack because it was one of only a few that are rated for a hitch on the back of a fifth wheel trailer. It is very sturdy and was easy to assemble. As reported in other reviews, the only issue was the threaded clamp knob that secures the bikes to the rack. The one with the lock on it came through with a defective lock mechanism that does not allow the knob to engage. That meant it could not be tightened. Swagman might need to re-evaluate this feature. I like the idea of the lock, but it is probably better to use the regular knobs without the lock to mount the bikes and then use a bike cable lock to secure them to the vehicle. I have no concerns about the racks strength or durability.



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After researching the multitude of bike racks available, Pat at etrailer spent over 30 minutes with me on the phone answering my questions about which would be the best rack for our SUV and our particular bike styles. We settled on the Swagman XP 4-bike rack. The cradles are adjustable and be rotated so that the wheels of any bike can be kept parallel to the ground regardless of the angle of the bike frame. It worked as advertised, and I can 100% recommend etrailer as a very reliable source. The people there are interested in helping you, and they deliver. Great company!


Comments
Still perfect. Our bike trip last July to Montana and Idaho was a great test of the Swagman bike rack. We had four bikes totaling 80 pounds and had absolutely no issues. With the U brace keeping the rack base tight against the hitch, there was no wobbling at all. A great trip was made better by having the peace of mind provided by a sturdy rack to safely transport our bicycles. Thank you etrailer!
Maurice G - 05/22/2014


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Works well. Would not leave home with a bike rack without it.


Comments
Love this rack. No issues.
Bob F - 12/19/2020


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I've never been so frustrated with a bike rack until now. I have 5 kids bikes, none of them can fit on this thing. Either the bars on the bikes are to fat and you can't close the clamp or the frame is to small to fit over the bottom bracket. I bought the deal that clamps on the handle bars and bike seat for kids bikes, that thing doesn't work either. It's not just kids bike, my beach cruiser won't fit on the thing, the frame bars are apparently to big to get the clamp closed. So much wasted time spent on this thing..


Comments
If youre looking for a different style bike rack to transport a wide variety of bikes, one great option at a similar price point is the Lets Go Aero BikeWing T4 # B01458
Lets Go Aero BikeWing T4, 2+2 4-Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Folding - Horizontal Wheel Mount
$300.03
because it is adjustable enough to fit kids, womens, and alternative frame bikes without the use of an adapter bar. Another great option, though at a higher price point, is a rack like the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE4 # HR1400Z
Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack for 4 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount
$599.99
as it holds your bikes at 3 points and offers adjustability to support kids, womens, and alternative frame bikes.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 01/30/2020


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Overall (structurally) it is very well made and appears very sound. However, have 2 comments regarding potential improvements; i.e.: 1) Recommend having the anti-rattle nut feature for the 2" hitch attachment being included at both holes (as shown in the assembly directions included with our bike rack). The one that we got, only has the threaded attachment (anti-rattle feature) at the outer most hole on the 2" square tube. To use this feature, you don't get much hitch engagement, but if you use the inner hole (with more hitch engagement), you have a standard 5/8" pin with lots of play (excessive vibration). 2) Do not recommend the Locking Knob as currently provided. During assembly, we tested it by tightening it down, but could not remove it (even with the key). We needed needle nose pliers to remove, and when disassembled found that the internal locking spindle can lose contact with locking portion when tightened. Since we cannot trust this locking feature, we have ordered two new non-locking knobs; i.e. one for replacement and one as a spare. We also ordered a better locking design to avoid this problem in the future.


Comments
I spoke with my contact at Swagman and they confirmed that this rack is designed to only have the hitch pin hole closest to the upright mast threaded for the anti-rattle pin. If you are not interested in having two hitch pin holes or locking feature built into the rack, the Swagman Original # S64400
Swagman Original - 4 Bike Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches
$223.81
or Yakima RoadTrip # Y02477
Yakima RoadTrip RV Bike Rack - 4 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Black
$229.96
are both comparable bike racks you may be interested in. A locking cable like the Deadbolt 10 Foot Long Cable Lock # CAB-10
Deadbolt 10' Long Cable Lock
$29.87
is great for securing your bikes to your vehicle.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 08/08/2019


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Bought this to take the bikes for my family of four on vacation and I have only used it three times in the last 12 months, the most recent just a week ago. I remain completely happy with my purchase. The ability to angle the brackets allows me to easily fit our 4 bikes (adult male, adult female, 12 yr male, 10 yr female). My wife's bike fits okay without an adapter, but my daughter's bike required a bar adapter since the space between her frame would not fit over the brackets. One thing to note, to get my wife and sons bikes on, I have to remove the brackets for the bikes in front of them. Don't be stubborn, just do this. I scratched the frames putting them on the first time without removing the other brackets, and it ended up taking longer fighting them on. This is because of the way her bike frame is built and his is simply smaller. I am considering buying the bar adapters for them as well just to avoid having to remove the brackets, but we don't really use it enough yet to purchase them. My bike, with the wider frame, goes on quickly and easily. Tip: Take a picture of how you fit the bikes on! It will save you having to figure it out again the next time.



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The swagman xp bike rack we purchased did not work well for us. The locking cradle broke shortly after one use. The cradles slide when tightened, and as a result the bikes on the rack are not very secure and move around during a trip. I do not know how 4 bikes would fit on this rack. We have only 2 trail bikes and they were taking up a lot of the space. I did not return the bike rack because it weighted so much and the package would have been very expensive to return. The only reason I gave it 2 stars is because it is made with very sturdy steel construction. i would not purchase again. We went to a local bike shop, spent more money and purchased a Thule which we are very pleased with. Live and learn.....



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Ordered this bike rack, the locking / anti rattle / threaded hitch pin, & the adapter for an alternative frame bike. Very impressed with e-trailer dot com. Price was great. The order shipped quickly & arrived early. It was securely packed. Did A LOT of research & chose this bike rack as it was one of the few that was approved by the manufacturer for RV use. The bike rack went together fairly easily. The wife helped me as it was good to have a 2nd set of hands. Hint: I started assembling it on the garage floor but it's easier to do in a hitch insert. Finally used it on our class C RV this past weekend. All in all, no complaints. The wife was driving behind me & said the bike rack was fairly steady. Pleased with e trailer dot com & the bike rack!



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I bought it primarily to use it on my camper to haul the kids bikes when we go camping. It was a little harder to assemble than I expected it would be but the reason is because you have to position each holder individually for each bike. That slight down fall makes it nice though because each bike will be properly positioned and secured for travel. I bought the model with the factory lock, I'm glad I decided on that model. I'm also glad that it has the anti rattle feature especially going on a camper. The bike rack even works with a spare tire mounted right next to it.



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1st thing-- only buy this unit is your looking for a RV hitch. Forget Yakima, Thule, etc. I have broken two of the other brands!! Little downside is that this is really a 3 bike rack. Top arm should be 2" longer if you don't want your bicycles banging together. They should make some changes to the bolts that tighten down the holders, or instead you leave the knobs on other wise you will scratch your bicycles knocking them on the bolts.



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I purchased the Swagman because I needed a bike rack that was rated for a travel trailer and would take my bike plus three girls' bikes. It took me hours to figure out how to make it work, but I finally got it. It's hard to use and you have to take all the bikes on and off in order. I've since seen better and more easily use-able bike racks and ones that adjusts to fill your tow receiver better (reducing sway). The knob with the key doesn't tighten down or work very well. So I had to place it on an inside bike, allowing me to tighten down the outside bike with the non-keyed knob.



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Well we just tried out the swagman 4 bike hitch this weekend and overall it worked well. We used it on our 2009 flagstaff tent trailer which had a factory installed receiver hitch on the back. We had no problems at all however that being said the hitch does not work really well with bike wheels over 26 it just does not leave enough clearance from the road to the tire. Other than that I would recommend this hitch for use with a tent trailer.



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Good product and works well on my 5th wheel factory mounted hitch. Had a shipping issue which was addressed immediately. Lexus G. was very helpful during the process. This is my second purchase through etrailer and I will purchase from them again.



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Wow this rack is very heavy duty fits the hitch perfectly and fit all 4 of my bikes. It even comes with a stabilizing strap. I bought the Curt E 100 bumper receiver also a perfect inexpensive way to attach the bike rack to my 5th wheel bumper



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First I want to say etrailer is top notch with customer service and support. The Swagman XP bike rack is sturdy and held up well carrying beach cruisers behind our fifth wheel. Solid product. I did check the pin bolt as others have said they may loosen during travel. After 1000 miles it did start to loosen but I make it part of my pre trip checklist and check it when I stop. The roads were very rough riding. Works exactly as expected. Great product and fantastic customer service.



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Great experience. The team at etrailer sent me emails updating me on the status of my order during the shipment process and I'm happy with the quality of my RV seat covers and bike rack. Great value for the price. Thank you etrailer team!!



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I was very pleased with my Swagman bike rack. My first trip with it was a 3 1/2 hour drive. I watched the bike rack closely the entire trip and I found that our bikes stayed on the rack perfectly with no movement. I would definitely recommend this bike rack to anyone.



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Works perfect. I bought it to put on the back of our camper into a hitch we had installed. It fits around the camper bumper which other ones I tried didn't. We did have to move the spare tire to one side though, still on the bumper, just moved down a little.



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Works great - heavy duty - highly recom mended



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High quality product. Instruction are a bit unclear during assembly of the rack. But otherwise the product seems to be what is advertized.



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