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Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Swinging

Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Swinging

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Matthew S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Want more access to your cargo area than a tilting rack provides
  • Want a rack with cradles you can reposition for the best bike spacing
  • Don't want to mess around finding a tool every time you install or uninstall the rack

No, if you:

  • Don't want to mess with trying to lift and install a heavy rack
  • Want a rack that provides more stability than a hanging rack
This rack swings away from the rear of your vehicle with bikes loaded for full cargo access. Easy-to-adjust cradles with ratcheting ZipStrip straps hold bikes securely on dual arms. Tool-free installation with locking knob. Includes cable lock. Call 800-298-1624 to order Yakima hitch bike racks part number Y02465 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Swinging. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks - Y02465

  • Hanging Rack
  • 4 Bikes
  • Swing-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Yakima
  • Class 3
  • Frame Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

This rack swings away from the rear of your vehicle with bikes loaded for full cargo access. Easy-to-adjust cradles with ratcheting ZipStrip straps hold bikes securely on dual arms. Tool-free installation with locking knob. Includes cable lock.


  • Hitch-mounted rack lets you carry 4 bikes on the back of your vehicle
  • Swing-away design allows you to access your rear cargo area without removing bikes from rack
    • Hinged arm at base swings rack out and away from the rear of your vehicle
  • Adjustable anti-sway cradles with ratcheting ZipStrip straps hold bike frames at 3 points
    • Slide along arms and lock into place to provide optimal spacing between bikes
    • Prevent sway and bike-to-bike contact
  • SpeedKnob with integrated AutoPin hitch pin provides tool-free, anti-rattle installation
    • SpeedKnob tightens rack inside your hitch to reduce noise and movement
    • AutoPin eliminates the need for a standard hitch pin and clip
  • Dual arms offer excellent bike support
    • TPE padding absorbs road shock and minimizes vibrations
    • Quick-release TriggerFinger lever lets you fold down arms for storage
  • Same Key System (SKS) locks deter theft of the rack and your bikes
    • SpeedKnob lock secures rack to your vehicle
    • Integrated cable lock secures your bikes to the rack
  • Easy, 1-bolt assembly with included tool
  • Arced mast design provides additional clearance from the rear of the vehicle
  • Sturdy steel construction with chip-resistant, high-gloss black powder coat finish


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 4 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 160 lbs
  • Length of rack arms: 25"
  • Cradle width: 1-3/4"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • foot of carrier: 9"
    • front of arms when folded down: 19-1/2"
    • back of upright mast when arm is closed: 15"
    • back of upright mast when arm is swung out: 36"
  • Distance between arms (outside cradle to outside cradle): 12-1/2"
  • Carrier weight: 56 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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

Note: This dual-arm rack reduces the need for a bike frame adapter bar (sold separately) to mount a children's, women's, or alternative frame bicycle. However, to mount certain bikes or to keep your bike level on the rack, a bike adapter bar may be required. Most step-through bikes, dual-suspension bikes, and small children's bikes will require a bike adapter bar.

Yakima FullSwing allows full rear cargo access with bikes loaded

The Yakima FullSwing is a premium, 4-bike rack packed full of user-friendly perks. The swing-away mast provides convenient access to your vehicle's rear cargo area - even with bikes loaded. Folding dual arms with adjustable anti-sway cradles support your bikes, while ratcheting ZipStrip straps keep them in place. A built-in cable lock secures your bikes to the rack. And installation is tool-free with an integrated anti-rattle device that locks the rack to your vehicle.

Full Access to Rear Cargo Area

Yakima FullSwing rear cargo area access

The FullSwing has a hinged arm in the base that lets you swing the rack away from the rear of your vehicle with your bikes still loaded. This eliminates the need to unload the bikes or remove the rack to get to your stowed cargo. To open the hinged arm, simply loosen the T-bolt and pull the spring-loaded pin. Then swing the rack out away from the rear of your vehicle. The arm will lock into place once it's fully extended so your hands are free to open your hatch and remove cargo.

Yakima FullSwing swing-away arm

To close the rack, press the hinge release lever and pull the spring-loaded pin to swing the mast back into position. The spring-loaded pin will click when you've fully closed the rack. Tighten the T-bolt to completely secure the rack in place.

Tool-Free Installation with SpeedKnob and AutoPin

Yakima FullSwing tool-free SpeedKnob and AutoPin

The FullSwing has an integrated SpeedKnob and AutoPin that allows tool-free installation. The knob controls an anti-rattle wedge on the shank. Simply turn the knob to tighten the bike rack shank in your hitch receiver. This not only secures the rack to your vehicle, but also reduces noise and movement of the rack in your hitch.

The AutoPin is the rack's spring-loaded hitch pin that pops into place when it enters the side pin hole of your hitch.

Yakima FullSwing with AutoPin spring-loaded hitch pin

A handy thumb-release button disengages the AutoPin so you can easily slide the rack out of your hitch. And, since the AutoPin is part of the rack, you won't lose it.

Folding Dual Support Arms

Yakima FullSwing dual support arms

The FullSwing's dual arms offer excellent bike support. Your bike's top tubes rest in grooves on the padded arms. The grooves cup your bike frames, and the TPE padding absorbs road shock and minimizes vibrations.

Pull the red TriggerFinger control lever on top of the mast to lower the arms for storage or parking clearance. When you're ready to load bikes again, simply lift the arms back up until they lock into place with an audible click.

Adjustable Anti-Sway Cradles

Yakima FullSwing anti-sway cradles 3-point support

The FullSwing has anti-sway cradles that grip your bike frame at 3 different points - twice along the top bar and once along a downward bar, such as a seat post. This third point of contact helps to prevents sway and bike-to-bike contact.

Yakima FullSwing ratcheting ZipStrips

Ratcheting ZipStrips let you quickly and easily secure your bikes in the cradles. These straps require none of the tugging and stretching that conventional straps require. Simply insert the strap into the buckles on the cradle, and push it down until it's snug around your bike frame. The ZipStrips can be removed quickly by pressing the release levers on the sides of each anti-sway cradle.

Yakima FullSwing adjustable anti-sway cradles

You can adjust the cradles by sliding them along notched tracks in the bottoms of the arms. This allows you to optimize the spacing between your bikes on the rack. Simply lift the cradle's control lever to move it, then lower the lever to lock the cradle into position.

Complete Security for Bikes and Rack

Yakima FullSwing integrated cable lock

The FullSwing includes an integrated cable lock that can be threaded through all 4 bikes and locked into the end of the right rack arm with a Same Key System (SKS) cylinder. The braided steel cable is 1/4" thick, and it is coated with vinyl to prevent scratches and scuff marks on your bike frames. When not in use, the cable stores in the rack arm.

Yakima FullSwing locking SpeedKnob

The SpeedKnob also includes a SKS lock cylinder, operated by the same key that opens the cable lock. This lock prevents a would-be thief from being able to loosen the knob and remove the rack from your hitch.

SKS cylinders can be swapped out if you own other Yakima products and want to use the same key to lock them all.

Yakima FullSwing built-in bottle opener

And the FullSwing includes a built-in, machined-steel bottle opener in case your beverage of choice doesn't have a twist-off cap.

8002465 Yakima Full Swing 4-Bike Hanging-Style Rack - Swing Away - 2" Hitches

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Customer Reviews

Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Swinging - Y02465

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (41 Customer Reviews)

This rack swings away from the rear of your vehicle with bikes loaded for full cargo access. Easy-to-adjust cradles with ratcheting ZipStrip straps hold bikes securely on dual arms. Tool-free installation with locking knob. Includes cable lock.

- Y02465

Product is great. Would not recommend using etrailer however. It took over 6 weeks to get my rack. I was not told when I purchased the rack that they did not have it in stock and it would take this long. After about 2 weeks, I called etrailer and they said it would be another week or so, which was clearly inaccurate.

Aftr a year, I cant say I am a big fan of this rack. It is very difficult to get 4 bikes on it and the swing function has some give in it and makes for a challenging closure at times.
Charles - 07/11/2021

- Y02465

This is a great bike rack. It’s amazing how much weight it can hold while swinging out of the way of the lift gate. Because of that, though, it has to be quite heavy, so keep in mind that it is a little bit of a beast to handle. It can be a little tricky to fit four bikes on it, and my small kids’ bikes required Tube Tops to fit, but this might be similar for most racks.

- Y02465

We love our new bike rack and are very happy with our choice. It's super easy to gets biked on and off, the bikes do not bounce or shake when on the rack, and the swing rack allows us to open the back with ease whether the bikes are already loaded up or not. Our only issue with our bike rack is that it's not very easy to remove and reinstall, and thus we leave it on all winter.

- Y02465

This bike rack works great. It is beefy, and takes some strength to install or remove, but is rock solid and holds my bikes firmly without damage. The feature I like most is the swing away arm that lets me lower the gate of my truck to access the bed. I have a tonneau cover that keeps the contents of the bed safe while I'm out riding.

- Y02465

Installation today was pretty straight forward. We had no problems. It may require two people to install the bike rack onto the hitch because it is pretty heavy. But, as a 41 yo woman I was able to attach the bike rack to the hitch by myself. We haven't used it yet to transport our bikes, but I imagine that will be seamless too.

- Y02465

A quality product with heavy construction. Locks to the tow hitch and also has a cable lock for the bikes. Heavy to install but does allow full access to side opening door on my Land Rover defender; should also work well on a Jeep Wrangler or similar. I also needed a 2 inch trailer hitch extender to provide another 9 inches of clearance from the back of the vehicle to clear the door-mounted spare wheel. Bikes without a crossbar need a Yakima Tube Top Adapter or similar to use the device. It obscures the rear license plate, so I also ended up ordering a Yakima License Plate Holder. Also straps to stop wheel spinning during travel are a good idea. So accessories are needed to use the rack but I'm impressed by the quality.

- Y02465

I didn’t know anything about this company until a few days ago. I’d been waiting for the Yakima bike rack to come back in stock on the Yakima website for months now and it never did. I finally started searching for this specific rack on google shopping and found it at eTrailer. I was hesitant to purchase from an unknown third party distributor online but very glad I did. The price was fair, the acceptance of the order was quick, and the shipping and delivery of the item blew me away - crazy fast. I’ve had multiple emails come to me from them thanking me for my order and letting me know to notify them immediately if I had any issues. I still haven’t had a chance to open the box and review the product. But from all accounts thus far, this company is the real deal with superb customer service. Highly recommend.

- Y02465

The Yakima FullSwing arrived on time. Took a little while to assemble - cold weather does not help. That said, the rack fit perfectly in my Subaru 2020 Outback (factory installed) 2" hitch. Very little wobble and felt very, very solid with 2 bikes attached. Better (but also much heavier) than my old Thule. Service from etrailer was excellent!

- Y02465

Great quality xtremely functional easy to swing open with or without bikes allows for trunk use Looks ultra highend Love it

- Y02465

This bike rack is very sturdy and good looking. The swing arm works great. I love the hitch and bike lock that comes with the rack. for the high price of this rack, I expect it to be near perfect but it disappointed me on day one and I almost wanted to return it. I think the engineer tested the arms with standard adult bikes (triangle frame) only because I had a really tough time trying to install 2 kids bike and a non standard adult bike frame on the rack. The problem is that the arms are too thick which excludes many bikes, like mines from fitting. The ties are cool but once I remove the bikes, I don't know where I should put them. I actually like ties that are attached to the rack. Maybe it is just a personal preference. if these issues are corrected, it will make this rack even better.

- Y02465

I bought this hitch carrier to bring 4 bikes on a 1200 mile round trip for a 2 week vacation. I used to spend more to rent bikes than the cost of the hitch. I purchased this during a Labor Day sale last year thinking if I used it once it would pay for itself. I spent the xtra $$ on the swing feature and am glad I did as it allowed me to load bikes whenever I needed and get to the rear of our SUV at any time. Works flawlessly! I have a THULE roof carrier (love it) but when I went to Dicks to check out the THULE ‘s securing rubber ties, I realized they were pretty hard to secure whereas the Yakima zip ties are easy. Hitch lock was easy and built in bike lock made made everything secure. Would buy again, recommend to anyone!

A year later hitch is working great. Very happy with product.
ENTMD - 08/31/2019

- Y02465

I drive a 2009 Toyota Sienna. I did a lot of research online and even called around to U-Haul and a few of the car dealerships to price installation for a hitch receiver and wiring harness. If you are even semi-handy then do it yourself!! I had to clean out the holes on the frame for the bolts for a while but once they were clean the hitch went on without a "hitch" :) The wiring harness was super easy to install as well. Communication and shipping through etrailer was flawless. We just came back from a road trip with the Yakima bike trailer. It worked awesome! I fit 4 bikes on with ease. The securing straps are heavy duty. I would also recommend this product. The price through etrailer was the same as anywhere else I could find it online.

We love it
JDA - 08/23/2016

- Y02465

Don't Buy, purchase a tilt version. Annoying and time consuming. You must unscrew the swing arm every time you enter your rear car door. Difficult to close the swing arm with bikes attached (2x adult and 2x kids), due to weight. Love the attachment clips, integrated wire bike lock and hitch lock. DO NOT USE ON TRAVEL TRAILER!!! I had to use on my fifth wheel traveling from Bad Lands to the Smokey Mtns due to a van issue and the receiver bent destroying the bike rack.

As mentioned in our product description and in the manufacturers instructions, this rack is not intended for use on an RV, camper or a towed trailer.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 06/26/2019

- Y02465

Found this rack here before Yakima emailed me that it was available through their own site (having signed up for an email notice when it was re-stocked there). Heavy duty rack for 4 bikes, shipped promptly, would buy from again. Thanks.

- Y02465

The Good: Solid and well-engineered, swing mechanism works as advertised, easy to strap on bikes, full 2" tongue insert, holds 4 bikes when needed. The Bad: Too heavy/cumbersome to conveniently install, remove on a regular basis. Mast is 6-8" too tall so that it blocks your view out the back window. Bikes are not safe from theft when parked because entire mast is easily removable, bikes & all, by 2 average guys (I had a ring welded to the mast so I can cable the mast to my hitch -- Yakima should have done this). Overall: etrailer was a good outfit to work with. However, while this rack is technically functional, it is a beast. I would not buy the swing mechanism again -- I have seen tilt-down and other styles that also allow rear SUV door access, but aren't nearly as bulky/heavy. I needed a 3 bike solution, but I also need something less clunky to deal with on a regular basis since I don't leave my rack on all the time. I regret buying this model.

- Y02465

Seems like a great product based on the specs and the positive reviews definitely swayed me. But, my experience was only 3 stars. Here's what I found. I have a 2" hitch provided and installed by U-Haul on our 2007 Odyssey, so no flimsy 1" adapter. This thing still moves around a great deal. No failures, but just be prepared when you first mount bikes, go over bumps, etc. LOTS of surface rust after just a year of use where the connecting rod fits into the hitch; took 30+ minutes to work it free last time I took it off the car. We tend to leave it on because we use it often and it is heavy and beastly to put on. Consider some sort of release agent before installation or removal. Operation was fairly straight forward once I got the hang of it. However, over time, certain functions started to fail or become difficult. The key lock is a bit tricky to engage even out of the box, but became very difficult to turn the longer it has been in use. After 10 years, OK. After 1 year, not so much. The locking pin on the arm also started to come out of alignment with the hole in the arm (not much, but enough, has me wondering about the years to come) and required quite a bit of additional manipulation to get it to engage. But, my largest criticism is bike management. We have two adult comfort / mtn bikes, one kid bike and a tag-along. We bought two of the cross bar attacher thingies. No dice. My own men's bike was easy to get on and always went on first per instructions. Next was my wife's, a Trek with a pretty standard triangular frame. TIGHT, TIGHT fit to get that thing on and not the ideal placement to make it work. Our oldest son's bike, another Trek, wouldn't go; could only get one arm through. The cross bar adapter was NO help. What a waste of money, those. Can't use them on anything. They are very limited in their range of use. To get it on, I had to have the bike cocked at about 60 degrees. The crazy fit of bikes #2 and #3 eliminated any chance of getting that tag-along on it even though it is much smaller than a bike. Into the trunk it went, defeating the whole point of a 4-bike carrier. The detachable tie-downs seem like a great idea, but they sure are easy to drop when wrestling a bike, or lose OR STEAL. Where are you going to put them, or the extras, when not in use? Something else to figure out and deal with. The sliding lock downs? Again, another seeming good idea, but after a year, they become very difficult to slide back and forth. I have really had to wrench on them in certain cases to get them to move at all. Can't be good long term and very aggravating since it is supposed to be a slick feature. Why not just leave them in place once you figure out the best spot? Well, there's the principle of it, but there is also this thing called my kids' friends! Yeah, play dates or whatever. Requires a total rework. Not fun. Two adult bikes was very workable even if you couldn't move lock downs...just used the next ones over. And the swing out feature was, in general, very useful. Maybe it's an impossible task, a great 4-bike rack, I dunno. Maybe it's me. But, maybe it's the rack. If you can, try YOUR bikes before buying. Maybe a friend has one already? Maybe it requires some kind of care and feeding not mentioned anywhere. I wouldn't say don't buy it, but just be aware of what you're getting into. Talk to owners of this and other types and brands to see what their use issues might be.

- Y02465

This is a great bike rack. It is very sturdy and well designed. It worked great on our Jeep Wrangler. But it does not work for step thru bike frames.

- Y02465

The product (FullSwing) is rock solid. My favorite feature beside the stability is the integrated lock. I'm not sure when I'll use the beer opener but that is cool also. I can't say enough about eTrailer. I considered a purchase through anazon of course, but the product was not in stock. Using eTrailer was a great decision. I received the product in two days with normal shipping, just in time for a trip the next day.

Matt E - 07/04/2016

- Y02465

A really nice looking bike rack. It is a bit of a beast in terms of size, but my wife was itching to use it and was able to get it on the truck no problem without me. Used it a couple times now and all features work nicely. It does appear that the rubber arms scuff pretty easily and have the potential to wear down eventually... something I will watch for. The locking cable is nice, but not that big a deterrent if someone really wants your bikes. I've had bikes stolen with larger cables that were cut. That said, probably less likely to happen during the day. Got a sweet deal from etrailer.

- Y02465

Bike rack is extremely sturdy. Comes assembled and took less than 5 minutes to install. Works and looks great on the pickup truck. Unit swings aside to allow bed to be fully accessed even with 4 bikes mounted. Lock into the trailer hitch prevents removal which was the main reason for purchase over competitive Thule unit which lacks such a locking mechanism. Very pleased with purchase. etrailer was a breeze to do business with. Unit arrived within 2 days. I did place order over phone, rather than internet. Was told that this would expedite shipping.

- Y02465

Great Bike Rack. Swing feature is awesome, well worth the money. Nice additional features such as lock cable and snapping straps. Super easy to use and easy to install. Only downfall is the rack is on the heavy side but not a deal breaker.

- Y02465

It fits my minivan well (after have an aftermarket hitch installed) and permits us to put all camping gear for our family of 4 and bikes (& 4 people) in one vehicle. That is awesome! It does NOT permit easy access to the "trunk" which is the reason we paid more for this model. In retrospect, I would save money and get the model without rear access as we don't have it now.

- Y02465

It fits my minivan well (after have an aftermarket hitch installed) and permits us to put all camping gear for our family of 4 and bikes (& 4 people) in one vehicle. That is awesome! It does NOT permit easy access to the "trunk" which is the reason we paid more for this model. In retrospect, I would save money and get the model without rear access as we don't have it now.

- Y02465

Great Product. Fits all 4 bikes well and sits securely in hitch. It is a little heavy so I'd be inclined to buy a single bike carrier for when my wife wants to mount it on the truck by herseld

- Y02465

Sturdy bike rack, performed as advertised. It is heavy, but otherwise easy to install an operate. We use it for 3 kid's bikes, which are a challenge because of their size & configuration, but were able to make it work, even without adapter bars. It would be a challenge to mount 4 bikes.

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  • Trailer Hitch That Fits 2020 Subaru Forester that Can be Used with Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack
    Yes, the Draw Tite hitch part # 76271 that you referenced is perfectly compatible with your 2020 Subaru Forester as well as your Yakima FullSwing 4 bike rack # Y02465. The bumper clearance is adequate and the hitch tube is also deep enough for the rack to be able to install. The only other hitch option worth mentioning is the EcoHitch part # 306-X7391 which has a concealed crosstube which allows for a more concealed look and better ground clearance. I attached pictures that show what...
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  • Recommended 2-Inch Class III Hitch to Replace 1-1/4-Inch Factory Hitch on 2018 Subaru Outback
    The guidance you received about not using a 2-inch hitch on your Outback would apply if you were towing a trailer. Most 4-cylinder vehicles are generally not as towing-friendly as those with a V6 or larger engine. While this caution makes sense for towing applications it dos not really apply for use with a hitch-mounted bike rack. You are correct that Subaru's OEM hitches are not great matches for accessory applications like bike or cargo carrier use, and for the reason you stated, and...
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  • How To Determine If Yakima FullSwing Bike Rack Will Fit 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Since the Yakima FullSwing 4 # Y02465 offers 15 inches of clearance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright mast, it is certainly possible that it will fit on your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the foot of the carrier measures 9 inches. There is a simple measurement you will want to take to ensure that the bike rack will fit and clear the spare tire on the back of your vehicle. You will want to use a dowel rod or yard...
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  • Bumper Clearance Concern For Yakima FullSwing Bike Carrier On 2007 Toyota Sienna
    For your 2007 Toyota Sienna I recommend the Curt Class lll Round Tube Hitch, part # C13105. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver opening and is a good fit for your vehicle. I have attached an installation video for this hitch on a 2007 Sienna. In the video the measurement is taken for clearance from the rear of the bumper. It is 4 inches. If it is ground clearance you are concerned with when this hitch is installed it measures 10-1/4 inches from the ground to the top of the receiver...
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  • Swinging Bike Rack that Allows Rear Door to Open on a 2011 Toyota RAV4
    The swinging bike racks like the Yakima FullSwing # Y02465 are excellent options for SUVs like your 2011 Toyota RAV4 since no other type of rack will allow you to open the rear swing door nearly as much. It is possible that the spare tire at the back will prevent the rear door from being able to swing all the way open but compared to every other bike rack the FullSwing will be 100% better in that regard. However, even though we have not tested this particular combination of rack and...
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  • How Much Clearance is Provided by Yakima FullSwing Swing-Away Hitch Bike Rack Y02465
    I confirmed with my contact at Yakima that when their FullSwing # Y02465 rack is fully extended the spacing from the center of the rack's shank to the center of the upright tube will be approximately 36-inches. You can refer to the photo I prepared for you to see this dimension illustrated. You can then compare it to your Ford Explorer or any other vehicle on which you'd like to use either of these racks. This rack extension provides more than enough clearance for the vast majority of...
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  • How Much Clearence Is There When Curt Hitch # C13043 Is Installed With Yakima FullSwing Bike Rack
    The Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack # Y02465 is 1-1/2" from the hitch pin hole and the back of the shank. I went out to our warehouse to measure how far the ends of the receivers are from the hitch pin holes. The Curt # C13043 measures 2-1/2 inches from the center of the rear mounting holes to the back of the receiver (towards the spare tire). When the FullSwing 4 Bike Rack # Y02465 is inserted inside the Curt # C13043, it will not stick out the back of the hitch. In fact you will have...
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  • Can Hitch Extender Be Used On 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited With Rear Spare For Bike Rack Clearance
    Any time you use an extender in a trailer hitch you reduce the tongue weight and towing weight capacity by 50 percent. For the hitches we have available for your 2015 Wrangler Unlimited, the tongue weight capacity is 350 lbs. Cutting that in half would leave you 175 lbs you can place in the hitch. The Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack, part # Y02465 weighs approximately 56 lbs and has a weight capacity of 150 lbs. Placing 4 bikes in the rack would exceed the 175 lbs you are limited to with...
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  • Fitment and Compatibility of Yakima FullSwing Y02465 on a 2016 Willy Jeep Wrangler Unlimited w/Spare
    Thanks for taking the measurement from the center of your hitch pin to the edge of your spare tire. That was a great help and made it super easy for me to help you figure out if this bike rack will work for you! I agree that those 3 reasons (security, access, and load capacity) make this Yakima bike rack pretty fantastic. The Yakima FullSwing 4-Bike Rack # Y02465 is going to fit great to your 2016 Willys Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with your spare tire and 2 inch hitch. The measurement...
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  • Best Swing-Away Bike Rack for a 2011 Toyota RAV4 with a Spare Tire
    If you would like access to the rear hatch area on your 2011 Toyota RAV4 without removing your bikes then you definitely need to go with a swing-away bike rack. A tilting bike rack may allow you to slightly open the door, but it wouldn't be nearly as much room as a swinging bike rack allows. Please note that you need to check the weight capacities of your RAV4 to ensure that you don't overload it, and you need a 2" trailer hitch receiver like part # 75235 to carry the bikes. The best...
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  • How To Determine If Yakima Fullswing Bike Rack Will Clear Tailgate of Truck When Swung Out
    I spoke with my contact at Yakima and he gave me the dimension you asked for. He said that from the top of the shank of the Yakima FullSwing part # Y02465 to the top of the swingarm measures 8-1/2 inches. So basically you would need to measure from the top of your hitch opening up 8-1/2 inches to determine if your tailgate would be able to fold down without hitting the bike rack when it is swung out.
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  • Recommended Swing-Away Bike Rack For A Family Of Four With Childrens Bikes
    For your holiday gift, I recommend the Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Swinging # Y02465. This swinging bike rack will carry 4 bikes and will allow complete access to the rear cargo area of their van. This will swing with a full load of bikes on the rack. Dual arms allow plenty of space between the bikes and the arm width will fit children's bikes as well as adult bikes. This rack also features some security with the integrated hitch lock which allows you to lock your...
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  • RV Bike Rack that Can Carry 2 E-Bikes that Weigh 60 lbs
    I have a really great RV bike rack that can be used with heavier e-bikes like what you have but the Yakima Fullswing you referenced can't be used at the back of an RV and also doesn't have weight capacity needed for your 60 lb bikes either. Instead I would recommend the Hollywood Racks RV Rider part # HLY64FR.
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  • Why Does Yakima FullSwing Bike Carrier Swing To The Passenger Side Of Vehicle
    The swing action of the Yakima FullSwing, part # Y02465 is designed to swing open to the passenger side of the vehicle. I called my contact at Yakima about the bike carriers and they told me it is for safety reasons. If the rack were to swing to the driver's side of the vehicle, it would pose a danger to the person loading and unloading the bikes as well as anyone driving by. I have attached product review videos for these bike carriers you can check out.
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  • Will 5 Bikes Fit on a 4-Bike Swinging Away Bike Rack
    Four-bike racks are only going to have cradles to hold 4 bikes with the exception of the Yakima FullSwing # Y02465; which doesn't have cradles per se though still has straps and anti-sway cages to hold just 4 bikes though it would be your best bet. It is hard enough some times to get 4 bikes on a 4-bike rack. Adding a 5th that is also not secured like the others probably will not work and you could end up exceeding the weight capacity of the bike rack so it would be an at your own risk...
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  • Swinging 4-Bike Bike Rack Needed for a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited Sahara with 18 Spare
    From the center of the hitch pin hole to the handle of the Yakima FullSwing # Y02465 is 6". Since the handle is making contact with the spare tire on your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited Sahara it sounds like a better option would be to use the Yakima BackSwing # Y02483 with a 4-bike bike rack. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the BackSwing is 8-1/2" while that same measurement to the center of the operating handle is 11-3/4" (see attached picture). If you...
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