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Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

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This hanging-style hitch-mounted rack lets you carry up to 3 bikes on the back of your vehicle. It has dual arms that fold down for storage, rotating anti-sway cradles with rubber straps, and tilts forward for easy rear-cargo access. Lowest Prices for the best rv and camper bike racks from Swagman. Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting part number S63365 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Swagman RV and Camper Bike Racks - S63365

  • RV Hitch Rack
  • Motorhome
  • 3 Bikes
  • Hanging Rack
  • Childrens Bikes
  • Cruiser Bikes
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Road Bikes
  • Womens Bikes
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Swagman
  • Frame Mount
  • Locks Not Included

This hanging-style hitch-mounted rack lets you carry up to 3 bikes on the back of your vehicle. It has dual arms that fold down for storage, rotating anti-sway cradles with rubber straps, and tilts forward for easy rear-cargo access.


  • Tilting, hitch-mounted rack carries up to 3 bicycles
  • Dual-arm design provides maximum bike stability
    • Folds down for convenient storage - simply pull the pin
  • Anti-sway cradles secure bikes to the rack at 3 points using durable rubber straps
    • Rotate left to right and adjust front to back
      • Accommodate many types of alternative and women's frames
      • Reduce the need for a bike adapter bar
    • Prevent bike-to-bike contact during transport - deter scratches on paint finish
  • Versatile bike rack tilts forward to allow easy access to vehicle's rear cargo area
    • Releases forward when you remove pin
  • 2-Piece adapter sleeve converts carrier shank for use with 2" trailer hitches
    • Use bike carrier without sleeve on 1-1/4" trailer hitches
  • Anti-rattle, threaded pin and clip secure the rack to the trailer hitch
    • Eliminates rattle in the hitch receiver
    • Replace with Swagman's anti-rattle lock (S64029 - sold separately) to lock bike carrier to your vehicle


  • Carrying capacity: 3 bikes
    • Note: When using the bike carrier with a Class I trailer hitch, you can carry only 2 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 105 lbs (35 lbs per bike)
  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and II) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Distance between the 2 rack arms (outside to outside): 11-1/2"
  • Cradle width: 1-1/4"
  • Distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar: 9-1/2"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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

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

Swagman Trailhead 2-Bike Carrier

The Swagman Trailhead hitch-mounted bike rack carries three bikes on dual arms that provide superior stability during transport. The dual arms easily fold down for storage - just pull a pin - and each arm features an integrated reflector at its tip.

Anti-Sway Cradles

Swagman Trailhead Anti-Sway Cradles

The Trailhead has anti-sway cradles that rotate and slide along the dual arms to perfectly position your bicycles, reducing the need for a bike adapter bar. The cradles include durable rubber straps to hold your bikes firmly in place on the rack. Because the cradles secure each bike at three places (twice along the top tube and once along the seat post or down tube), rocking back and forth is virtually eliminated, preventing bike-to-bike contact.

Tilts Forward For Rear Cargo Access

Swagman Trailhead Tilts Forward

This versatile rack tilts forward, away from your vehicle, when you remove a pin at the base. This allows easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area.

Shank Adapter for 2" Receivers

Swagman Trailhead Shank Adapter

It includes a two-piece adapter that installs over the shank to convert your rack for use on 2" hitch receivers. For 1-1/4" hitch receivers, use the rack without the adapter.

Anti-Rattle Threaded Hitch Pin

Swagman Trailhead Anti-Rattle Threaded Hitch Pin

Trailhead comes with an anti-rattle, threaded hitch pin and clip to secure the rack to your trailer hitch and eliminate rattle during transport. To lock your rack to the hitch, replace the pin and clip with Swagman's anti-rattle lock (S64029 - sold separately).

63365 Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

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Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - S63365

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (492 Customer Reviews)

This hanging-style hitch-mounted rack lets you carry up to 3 bikes on the back of your vehicle. It has dual arms that fold down for storage, rotating anti-sway cradles with rubber straps, and tilts forward for easy rear-cargo access.

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The bike rack is heavy duty, easy to install, and the straps are very secure! Great bike rack! We purchased this for our son for graduation from high school so he could take a couple of friends biking with him. The price was reasonable for the quality.

It has been great! It is stable, not wobbly, easy to take off and put on. Fast delivery…all around food experience!
Krista - 06/25/2021

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My previous bike rack was a hitch mounted Yakima. It was sturdy but not well suited for my low Subaru Impreza. It stuck out too far and hung too low so that I had to inch my way down the driveway or over speed bumps for fear of it bottoming out. A roof rack or a rear window mounted rack was not suitable since I wanted to be able to also carry two kayaks. First, I tried to modify my rack by shortening the part that sticks out of the hitch. I tried to saw off about 6 inches so it wouldn't stick out so far but the steel was much too hard. I ended up ruining several metal-cutting blades on my power saw before I gave up. I looked for other rack options. There weren't many out there. But eventually, I found something that met my needs. I purchased the "Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Fold Down Bicycle Hitch Rack" in 2013 from eTrailer.com. The part that enters the hitch curves up to increase clearance from the ground. It is sturdy and sticks out far enough so I can still open my trunk hatch without having to lower the main vertical bar on the hitch (though I could if I wanted to). It isn't often I am really excited about a piece of gear but this hitch rack has made me worry-free when I transport my bicycle(s) via car. The only thing I don't like is that it is advertised as being a 3 bike carrier but it only fits 2 hybrid bikes. Maybe it will fit 3 skinny racing bikes but for the average rider, don't expect to fit on more than 2. But my experience is that is the case for all bicycle racks.

Utilizing adapter bars will help with bike fitment. Alternative frame bikes, like your hybrids, will end up sitting cock-eyed or uneven on hanging style bike racks. Adding an adapter bar will help the bikes fit much better on the rack and may even allow you to fit 3 on the rack.
-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 09/18/2013

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Draw-tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver Class I - 1-1/4 Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Rack - Tilting The Draw-tite Sportframe class 1 trailer hitch and Swagman Trailhead 3 bike rack were ordered for a 2017 Honda Fit. The online order and shipping went just as expected. The trailer hitch and bike rack are very heavy duty. I recommend watching the trailer hitch install video before installing, whereas the video is very helpful. The bike rack has triangles that you can rotate to find the best fit for your bicycle's frame. The rubber straps are thick and secure the bicycles when you pull them tight. This bike rack will stay on the vehicle for 6 months each year. The tilt feature and folding arm feature are must haves for a smaller hatchback. I am pleased with this purchase, it appears to be good quality and good value.

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Nice heavy duty rack. Putting it together is quite simple if you read the instructions. I like the ability to use both a 2" or 1 1/4" receiver. etrailer is very easy to deal with.

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

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We've gotten a lot of use out of this bike rack. It fits 3 full sized bikes with no problem. Very well built. It attaches to the car seamlessly and never rocks or bounces as we drive along. It's sn excellent product and I would highly recommend it to anyone. If I were to make one change it would be that the rubber straps be easier to snap into place around the bicycle frame.They are very tight(which is a good thing because they hold the bikes tight to the rack)but as a result they require a man's strength to secure the bikes onto the rack (my wife has difficulty stretching them). You'll be happy you bought it. I am. It's a great bike rack.

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Overall I am pleased with my bike rack-- What i didnt know was if your car or truck does not have a hitch on it, you need to have one installed ( this costs extra!) My rack arrived on the date given ( took 3 days). My rack went on EASILY. It does wobble a bit ,and i was told THIS IS NORMAL-- so I have left it alone, I have hauled my bike on it and run over a few potholes to ensure the rack and bike stayed-- BOTH STAYED! So far I am pleased with mine. Oh I forgot to include-- I drive a Chevy spark ( tiny car)

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So far my Swagman Trailhead 3 Bike Rack has been great..the tie down straps are nice and thick and hold the bikes down very nicely. Nice to not have any swaying and rocking like my old rack. The only issue I have is that it is to tall. I am 6'1 and really have to lift the bikes up to get them on the carrier.

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

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My wife and I love this bike rack. We had another bike rack that caused us a lot of problems. But when I found this company’s website I called and spoke to a real person that new everything I needed to know and what I needed to carry my bikes with us on our trips. It was very easy to set up and you can rest assured to know your bikes are safe. If you need a bike rack call them they know what you need.

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Super fast ship! Items exactly as described. Just had hitch installed. On the bike rack easy to put together and load the bikes. I really like the strapping choices.

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Bike rack is perfect! I have a 1-1/4 hitch on a compact car and it fits perfectly. Installation is easy and the rack itself is great. Great quality straps that hold well. Highly recommend

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

No issues at all. Ive used it to haul a couple of bikes many times to the bike trails. Works great!
Brad - 06/12/2020

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I bought a bike rack and this hitch receiver yesterday and installed them both. The hitch is definitely going to be easier to install with 2 people, as lifting it into place is awkward with this hefty thing. The install will also definitely be easier with a raised vehicle. Of course, I did this without raising the car, and I did it all on my own haha. Obviously, this took me longer as a result. I've very little experience working on cars, so I made a conscious effort not to be daunted by lowering the exhaust- I had never even lowered/removed the spare tire before this. Huge props to etrailer for the install video. It helped SO MUCH. The product's printed instructions for this install were so terrible I would have removed a star, but the vids answered all the questions I had. If you're concerned about tools: I removed the rubber hangers for the exhaust with my hands for the most part, though the one closest the rear of the vehicle, I employed a screwdriver then wrench to pry it off. I'm convinced I could have done this with my fingers as well. The WD-40 was a nice tip. I think it helped slip those off easier. I ended up having to jack up the car to re-hang the exhaust, as the newly installed tow rig reduced wiggle room under the car, but this wasn't a big deal. I'm going over all this stuff for those of you looking to do your own installation. To sum up: Love the hitch. Looks great, and is definitely sturdy. 5 stars for sure, because the cons are vastly outshone by the pros.

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I just installed the bike rack on my car, and overall I am happy with it. The pins are a little tough to use, as the holes do not line up easily. However, I get the impression that they may get easier to use after some wear and the holes are naturally ground down a little. Overall, it seems to be pretty sturdy. I will know soon when I take a road trip with bikes on the rack this weekend!

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I just received my Swagman trailhead bike carrier for 3 bikes with the Swagman locking hitch pin. The carrier was pre assembled which was great. Just had to add 1 bolt and that was it. I am currently carrying two bikes which at first had a hard time figuring out how to mount them on the carrier. The handlebars from one bike would hit the tires of the other or the peddle would go through the spokes of the other bike. I separated the hangers and put the bikes on the 1st and 3rd position which works great. Don't see how to get 3 bikes on there without banging them together. ( this is the only reason for a 4 star rating ). Tilt feature is great but tailgate will not go all the way down. But I got this to carry my bikes so no big deal. The straps to hold the bikes in place are nice and thick but will order extras just to have on hand. I used a piece of pipe insulator on the handlebars so it won't mess things up and just tried using zip ties to hold things together. Will get velcro strips for this. Took a test drive and went over speed bumps at 25 mph and everything worked great.

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Swagman Trailehead bike (x3) hitch rack on a 1987 Disge Ramcharger. Received quickly. Assembled quickly (about 5-10 minutes--even while I ate spaghetti). Attached to vehicle quickly. Seems durable (only time will surely tell) and stable on vehicle.

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The only problem I have with this is with the threaded pin that is needed to secure it to my hitch assembly. The nut retainer popped out and getting it on now is near impossible. I can't even use a regular hitch pin because the opening is too small (this is a big deal).

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Everything has been great so far. One issue I am having is with the hitch bolt and pin. I have a 2020 Subaru Outback and a hitch installed by the dealer. The bolt screws in just fine, but is about 1/4 inch short to allow the hitch pin to be inserted into the bolt. While not a major concern, it does up the anxiety that the bolt may become loose with extended driving. I am currently looking for a solution.

I do not recommended carrying the bike rack without pinning it in to avoid it coming out of the hitch. It sounds like your hitch may have thicker receiver side walls compared to other hitches. Can you measure the outside measurement of the receiver? You should be able to use Swagman Locking Anti-Rattle part S64029 which has 4-38 usable span.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 06/19/2020

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Structurally sound and rigid! Family bikes never moved or came loose. Great piece of equipment!

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I just received my Swagman Trailhead 3 bike carrier. It was very easy to unbox and install it for the first time on my hitch. The instructions were clear. I did a test run with one bicycle and I had no problems.

After we sold our SUV our Thule bike rack with a 2 x 2 tongue was no good for the receiver on our new Subaru Outback. I was able to sell the used Thule for the same price of the new Swagman bike rack. The Swagman works just as well as the Thule so I am very happy with the purchase. Thanks for asking.
Bernie - 10/30/2014

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The Swagman bike rack is a little less expensive than the "name" brands, but appears to serve just as well. This is our first rack that fits a hitch receiver and we are delighted to have a more substantial rack that provides a little more confidence than a rack hanging on the back door with web straps when on long trips and traveling an interstate speeds. A bonus is that you can pull a pin and swing the rack back/down and open the back door of a small SUV to access luggage. Only improvement I can suggest is to add spacers between the holders for bikes to keep them in place. I keep them from moving around by using bungee cords from the seat stem on a bike to the front of the rack.

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Excellent product. Easy installation. Thank you etrailer.

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I am happy I purchased the Swagmann 3 bike hitch bike rack last year. It's everything I hoped it would be. The straps are beefy and easy to lock the bike into. Thhe rack doesn't shake much after it is in the hitch. I can take the bike rack out and put it into the hitch very quickly. I went on a trip recently and had two mountain bikes on it and it was no problem. My only complaint is it is hard to put the pin through the rack when I want to lower or raise the horizontal bar that carries the bikes. The rack isnt too close or too far from the car. I have a Toyota Rav4. Otherwise, very good purchase. Would recommend.

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Excellent trailer and worth the investm ent.

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

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