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Swagman Semi 2.0 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

Swagman Semi 2.0 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

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This platform rack has ratcheting hooks and large wheel cradles that hold 2 bikes with no frame contact. Rack folds up for storage and tilts with bikes loaded for cargo area access. Integrated cable locks secure bikes to rack. Includes hitch lock. Lowest Prices for the best rv and camper bike racks from Swagman. Swagman Semi 2.0 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount part number S64686 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

  • RV Hitch Rack
  • Motorhome
  • 2 Bikes
  • Platform Rack
  • Childrens Bikes
  • Electric 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
  • Wheel Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

This platform rack has ratcheting hooks and large wheel cradles that hold 2 bikes with no frame contact. Rack folds up for storage and tilts with bikes loaded for cargo area access. Integrated cable locks secure bikes to rack. Includes hitch lock.


Features:

  • Platform bike rack carries 2 bikes using your vehicle's hitch receiver
  • Pivoting upright arms with ratcheting hooks hold your bikes securely by the front wheels - no frame contact
    • Helps prevent scratches on carbon fiber bikes
    • Integrated cable lock in each arm secures your bikes to the rack
  • Sliding wheel straps let you carry bikes with dierent wheelbases
  • Cam-action lever at the base allows rack to tilt and fold
    • Tilts down with bikes loaded to access cargo area
  • Hitch lock secures the rack to your vehicle
    • Anti-rattle hitch pin reduces movement of rack in hitch receiver
  • Hitch adapter sleeve converts 1-1/4" shank for use in 2" hitches
  • Durable steel construction with gray powder coat is rust resistant


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and II) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 45 lbs per bike
  • Maximum wheelbase: 50"
  • Minimum wheelbase: 37"
  • Maximum tire width: 3.0"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of carrier when folded down: 15-1/4"
    • Closest part of carrier when folded up: 8"
    • Farthest edge of carrier when carrier is folded down: 40"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Swagman Semi 2.0 2-Bike Carrier

The Semi 2.0 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. An integrated lever lets you tilt the rack down for cargo access or fold it up for storage, and its low loading height reduces the strain of mounting your bikes for transport. It also has a locking system that secures your bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle.


Pivoting Upright Arms With Ratcheting Hooks

Padded Locking Hooks

The pivoting upright arms have ratcheting hooks that grab your bikes firmly by the front wheels - not the frames. These hooks allow you to rapidly load and unload your bikes, and they won't scratch or scuff your bike paint. Each arm has an integrated cable lock that secures the bikes to the rack.


Swagman Semi 4.0 2-Bike Carrier

You can fold down the upright 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

The extra-long rear cradles accommodate most bike lengths. Simply slide each strap to where the wheel meets the cradle then ratchet them tight to secure the bikes rear wheels to the rack. Each strap has an integrated chock that prevents the rear wheel from rotating while on the rack.


Convenient Cargo Area Access and Storage

Fold Forward

A spring-loaded lever in the base lets you tilt the rack - with bikes loaded - for access to your vehicle's rear cargo area.


Fold Up For Storage

When you're not carrying bikes you can use this same lever to fold the rack up against the rear of your vehicle.


Locking System

Threaded Locking Hitch Pin

Integrated locking cables inside the pivoting arms secure your bikes to the rack.


Threaded Locking Hitch Pin

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



64686 Swagman Semi 2.0 Tray-Style 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4 Inch and 2 Inch Hitches - Tilting

Replaces S64685

Item # S64686

Installation Details S64686 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Swagman Semi 2.0 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - S64686

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (38 Customer Reviews)

This platform rack has ratcheting hooks and large wheel cradles that hold 2 bikes with no frame contact. Rack folds up for storage and tilts with bikes loaded for cargo area access. Integrated cable locks secure bikes to rack. Includes hitch lock.

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Bought this Swagman Semi 2 with a Drawtite hitch for my Mk6 VW GTI. I had many concerns over buying a hitch bike rack, like: Dragging the ground when turning up my steep driveway (my mudflaps regularly scrape), Hitting the car when folded up, Being long enough to accommodate an XL trail bike, having integrated bike locks for ease of security, and being well built to last possibly years. I am very happy to say that this rack fits ALL of those concerns so far. The build and install was easy. One note not mentioned in the instructions, make sure to install the rear wheel tray on the correct side so the belt latch faces rearward for ease of buckling them! When installed on my 1-1/4” hitch, it is very tight and secure. Tilt away feature gives plenty of room for hatch access, and fold up feature does not hit my bumper with no modifications. The hitch lock cover is a little cheap but gets the job done. One thing I don’t like about these style racks is there is no retention method for the wheel clamps when folded up. What this means is when folded up the clamps/posts can rotate forward and rub your bumper. To solve this I wrapped a bungee cord around them and the rack to keep them tightly held down (ref. pictures). Currently my dad and I are still rocking the old family heirlooms so the long bike tray hasn't been fully tested but I have full confidence it will work. One possible complaint is that the rack will be heavy, and definitely a two person effort to remove/install gracefully. This rack is very well built and worth the extra $ over competitors. I look forward to commenting on this review with a long term review!



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Excellent customer service, priceless over-the-phone reviews of different bike rack options, eventually picked what was the best option. We have an Arctic Fox truck camper in our truck bed and I wanted the bike rack to be attached to the front of the truck using a front hitch receiver that I installed on our Chevy truck (I don’t understand why more people don’t carry their bikes this way!). Have now travelled over 5000 mi throughout the western US with our 2 mountain bikes secured onto this front bike carrier. Concerns were: would the bikes obstruct the view of the driver, would the bikes ride securely over some rough roads, would the bug splatter be a big issue and would driving at night be a problem? Answers: if we lower the bike seat(s) I have absolutely no visibility issues (I almost forget the bikes are there); the bikes ride very well on this rack with no worries re bounciness or instability; the bugs are a bit of an issue but my wife has never complained about it and it doesn’t bother me (you can hose off the bikes occasionally if you like); we have only driven at night once and I’ll try not to do that again due to some decreased visibility (bikes partially obstruct the headlights) and reflective glare from the bikes. But I could not be happier with the set up. Had an issue with 1 of the swing arms shortly after I assembled the rack (possibly operator error) and they immediately sent a replacement arm with no questions asked (which was no small item). I was extremely happy with their response to the issue and everything has been great since then. Can’t wait to back out on the road this spring.


Comments
Still working as advertised Great product. Would buy it again.
John - 02/25/2020



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Extremely satisfied with the Swagman Semi 2.0 rack. Purchased from etrailer on 2/2017, reviewing in 4/2020 - so after 3 years of ownership/use. Have used on Chevy Silverado, Tahoe, and Jeep Wrangler JLUR. You will need a hitch extender, preferably one with drop, for best results with a Wrangler. etrailer sells several that will work. Only issues: the pivot where the arm that secures the bikes mounts to the frame froze up and broke on one arm last year. I called Swagman hoping to buy a replacement part, as the rack was over 2 years old. I did not expect it to be covered under warranty, and that was fine. However, Swagman sent me out the replacement parts for free with no hesitation. Their customer service was exceptional and they went over and above to make sure I continued to be happy with the product. I have occasionally sprayed those pivots with lubricating oil to hopefully prevent that happening in the future. I have also called Swagman to buy replacement/additional keys for the locking hitch pin & integrated cable locks. The prices were reasonable and they sent them out quickly. One tip: write down (or photograph) the key code, the numbers on all the locks & keys, and save in a secure place, as you will need those numbers to get a replacement key. I have only left bikes on the rack overnight a couple of times when I had no other option - the cable lock is not going to stop a determined thief, but it is better than nothing and will probably prevent a crime of opportunity. I've used this rack with road, MTB, gravel, and even 20" kids bikes. (16" kids bike will not fit but a 20" will.) It has traveled tens of thousands of miles over the last 3+ years hauling bikes. I would recommend this rack without hesitation, and feel it is a great value compared to other equivalent racks which cost more.



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Very happy with rack. Pops on and off easily, has a locking feature to secure it to car. I do add a strap on my bike to the roof rack for less bounce. My bike is a little heavy, and I’m drive myself nuts watching in the rear view mirror, so a little more peace of mind. Locks on the rack to secure bikes are a great bonus feature. Flips up and down easily, with one latch. After one year, all good, very happy with purchase.



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I needed a rack for two bikes and I did not want to deal with a roof rack. I also did not want one that connected to the bumper of my car which left me to look for one that attached to a hitch receiver. The Swagman met my needs. The package arrived and as I expected the rack needed to be assembled. I would rate the assembly instructions as two stars. It took some studying the instructions to determine exactly how to assemble the parts. Once it was assembled, I was surprised at the weight. It was heavier than I would have liked, but it is a sturdy mount. I use the rack three or four times a week to get to the bike trail. At the trail head we often find many cars so the feature of folding up the rack when empty is appreciated. To minimize rack wobble when the bikes are on board requires a very tight connection to the hitch receiver so I torque the connecting bolt quite a bit. Mounting the bikes to the rack is easy. However, I noticed that the V-shaped arm that holds the bike securely has rubbed paint off the bike forks. Because of this I give the rack an overall rating of 4 starts.



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I’m extremely satisfied with the Swagman Semi 2.0 rack that I purchased from etrailer. The service and follow up has been great as well. When I shopped for a rack I wanted one that I could use on the 2” receiver on a motor home and the 1 ¼” receiver on the vehicle I tow as well as my wife’s Suburu. This rack fits the bill. I appreciate the free shipping from etrailer which makes using them very price competitive.



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The rack arrived a day earlier than originally expected thanks to the shipping department upgrading the shipping method at no cost to me. The rack itself was easy to assemble and took no more than 30 minutes. Be prepared to use a metric hex wrench for part of the assembly.


Comments
The product continues to work well. It appears to be very durable.
Chris M - 04/16/2015



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I really appreciated all the detailed info, reviews, & comparisons. This is my first hitch rack, so I did a lot of research & comparing. I have only used it once, but so far it is all I hoped & more. My son is even able to load & unload this rack. That is a definite plus of not having the static center post. Will definitely recommend eTrailer.



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So far it is great. Put it together without much difficulty although the instructions note that the crossbar sections are supposed to be labeled #1 and #2 and I'll be darned if I could find numbers anywhere. So easy to load and unload the bikes and love being able to open the rear hatch. A bit heavy and unwieldy to install on the car but I manage. Sturdy and well-made.



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I have not tried it yet but it was very easy to put together and fit perfectly into my 1 1/4 inch receiver on my Rpod camper. It folds up nicely and is very sturdy on the camper once you cinch it down with the locking pin


Comments
It has been a year now and has worked without a flaw
Bradford - 05/25/2020


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This was super easy to install on my Curt trailer that I also got from etrailer. I went with etrailer because you can actually talk to someone that knows what they are talking about. The sales person helped me make a good choice.



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I ordered the Swagman Semi 2.0 from etrailer.com on April 16, 2016. It was shipped on the 17th and was delivered to my California home on the 21st. Pretty good for free shipping! Thank you etrailer.com! Putting it together was simple using just an Allen wrench, which is supplied, and a socket set. I used the Semi 2.0 the very next day attaching my road bike to it. Could not be simpler. I know that this carrier holds very well as after my ride I was tired and made a mistake when securing my bike. When I attached the bike, I used the ratcheting arm to secure the front tire along with the locking cable but forgot to secure the rear tire with the ratcheting strap. To my relief, the bike made it home without incident. Of course, I don't recommend anyone intentionally doing something like this, but it made me realize what a great job this carrier does in securing your bike for transport should you make a mistake like I did. Another thing I wish to discuss is how this carrier is attached to the trailer hitch. It uses a locking hitch pin that is threaded on one end. I torqued the pin to 50 ft. lbs. as recommended and it absolutely does not rattle. Here's why I give this carrier five stars: 1. It is easy to assemble and load your bikes. 2. It has locking cables built into the ratcheting arms. Yeah, the cables are narrow but it still offers some deterrence to a thief looking for an easy way to take a bike. 3. It has a much heavier cable that can be used to wrap around the bike frame(s) and then secured to the locking hitch pin. 4. The carrier can be folded upright close to the vehicle so it doesn't stick out as far as when in use. 5. The price is less than that of other, similar carriers so I feel I got a good bang for the buck. 6. The build quality. About the only negative thing I can think of for this carrier is its weight. It is a bit heavy, but not a problem for me as I am able to lift it and I attach the carrier to my pickup truck which easily handles the weight. The weight of this carrier may be a consideration for others, though. All in all, great carrier and I would recommend it to anyone, especially those who have a bike made of carbon fiber, which I do.


Comments
The Swagman Semi 2.0 has been a good purchase for me. Its a great carrier to take my bike to the local bike path and just recently I brought both of my bikes up to our getaway home in N. California which is a 500 mile trip. The Swagman Semi 2.0 did its job by carrying both bikes securely for the 8.25 hour trip. I did check the torque of the pin at about 200 miles just to be on the safe side. I have no regrets about this purchase.
Robert - 05/15/2017



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I've had this a year and it has worked great so far, i use this on my Mazda cx3. and there is enough clearance that you can open the tailgate even when its folded in the upright position which is nice. it has two downsides but there not a huge deal. 1 it partially blocks the view of the backup camera on my car. the camera is still useable but its a little distracting looking through the bike rack. 2 the built in bike locks are very stiff to turn and are prone to rusting. other than that all the plastic pieces have held up and it transports my bikes very well.



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Love this bike rack and it's a great price. a few recommendations to the vendor, place little alpha stickers like an "A" for the major components to help in assembly. Second, use stainless steal hardware like bolts and nuts. Hardware provided is soft metal and easily stripped.


Comments
Solid product, great value
Charles C - 05/10/2018



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PROS: (a) easy setup; (b) easy bike on-off; (c) adjustments for different size of bikes CONS: (a) bike are positioned so that the spokes block the tail-lights too much (even if it suppose to be legal, not willing to risk for times of low low-visibility); (b) after a few trips to local bike parks, the cam no longer keeps bikes 90 degrees with ground even though the bar from the trailer hitch to cam is level; the bikes lean about 3 degrees back away from rear of auto so bikes are tilted toward ground (concern that this tilt will become worse with use); (c) locks and cables for bikes can be easily compromised I am having to modify the rack for safety, security and stability. Bolts to trailer hitch of my 2016 Subaru fine but concerns with stability, safety, etc. Just my wife and my bikes (bikes weigh about 40 lbs). The cam not holding the bikes up is disappointing - there is allot of "play" when locked into any of the positions. I did much research and visited several bike shops and selected this unit because of reviews and features. However, I am not impressed with this unit for my case. I need to trust that I can make a long trip. I will just make the modifications and move on.



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This is a great bike rack, the best of many I've used. It is strong and durable, will undoubtedly outlast our SUVs. I love the way it protects our carbon fiber bikes by not putting pressure on the frames. We'll be using it on our frequent trips for rides along the central California coast. And the people at etrailer and swagman are great to work with. Available, supportive and ready to quickly address any issue. I've bought hitches from etrailer as well, they are excellent, and will be using the bike rack with them. I live out in the country so buy most stuff online. So important to know about companies I can confidently buy from.



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I was impressed by all of the product review videos that etrailer put together, so when I went to order the bike rack I selected, I ordered from etrailer because their price was the same as all other sites. The product arrived in a few days and fit the bill for me. It is very heavy duty and holds the bikes securely without banging against each other. I chose this one over the Thule because it had built in bike locks (extra $60 at Thule) and was somewhat cheaper than the Thule. I wish it was all aluminum so it would be lighter, but I think that is a whole step up into another category of bike racks price-wise. Disadvantages that are somewhat minor to me: 1) two separate keys for rack and bike, they should be the same key 2) You need a wrench to install and take the rack off of the hitch. My old Yakima rack just had a crank to tighten in the hitch. This makes it a little bit of a pain to move rack between my car, my truck, and the RV.



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The rack performs well for the price. There are some performance issues that are getting more severe after 1 year. 1. Front wheel retention arm is difficult to adjust at times. The release lever seems to stick and is difficult to move. 2. Locks are easily corroded. After the first winter, we've had to spend a lot of time removing corrosion from steel lock. One lock is still seized at the moment. We use this rack 2-3 times a week.



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I Love this bike rack, its easy to use and keeps the bikes steay with no sway! I love the integrated bike locks so its one less thing to worry about. I had an issue with the first one i purchased thru etrailer and within a week etrailer.com shipped me a new one without any issues or hassles. this is the second purchase i had made with etrailer and this is a great company to work with! thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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The Swagman Semi 2.0 was chosen for its safe design to carry carbon fiber frame bikes. My wife has a new Cannondale we did not want to damage by using a rack that holds the bike by the frame. It was also chosen because its lighter weight will allow my wife to put the rack on herself. We are happy with these features. I am not happy that the rack shipped with 1.5 inch carriage bolts to hold the bike racks to the hitch member. They are too short. I had to find replacement 2 inch bolts to assemble the rack. Swagman service did not respond to my requests for help after leaving a voicemail. I am also not happy that the attached adapter for a 2 inch hitch bind inside the hitch on removal requiring a bit of a struggle to remove the hitch. Not a big deal but a simple beveling of the adapter would fix the problem and should already be done. Despite these criticisms, the rack is well built and fluent to use. I recommend it.



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First let me say the process of ordering this bike rack was phenomenal so easy no issues at all the communication by Etrailer nothing than first class I would not hesitate to place another order. The Swagman Semi 2 was shipped almost as soon as the order was completed it arrived on time and all the parts were in the box. It took me about 20 minutes to put it together and mounted on my truck. The bike locks are nice to have if you need to make a quick pit stop, anything longer I would still had better locks. Good luck



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Arrived in the morning and by afternoon had it together and tested out on both of my cars, a minivan and Honda CRV. Well made and well designed bike rack. Even came with a hitch lock a heavy cable and the two lighter bike cable locks. Etrailer did a good job in communications with me.



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Excellent well made hitch bike rack. The first time I used it I left one of the tire straps loose, it dragged on the ground and messed up the buckle. I emailed them, told them I messed up and they sent a new one. They didn't ask for a charge they just sent it. I will buy another rack from them when I need it.



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Quick connect broke and i try to contact etrailer multiple times without success. I need to talk directly to the manufacturer and they sent me another rack Stikka, but I highly preferred my previous model... :( im giving 4 stars because rack its good until the quick release failed and they're lifetime warranty.



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Etrailer has always exceeded my expectations in terms of available info on their website, delivery, and customer service. Their product videos are awesome. The swagman 2 bike rack appears to be well designed and made. The cable lock is a little flimsy and and my only complaint so far. The rack is very stable in the hitch and the simplicity in design should help long term reliability.


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    Both of the bike carriers, part # S64686 and part # RRRBC048 are nice carriers. They both have many features that are the same such as ratcheting hooks to hold the bikes in place, and tilting even when the bikes are loaded for rear cargo area access. They have the same weight capacity and can be used in 1-1/4 and 2-inch trailer htich receivers. The Swagman carrier uses cable locks in each arm while the Rhino-Rack has a cable that is used with the hitch pin lock. The Swagman has...
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  • How Much Does the Swagman Semi Bike Rack Weigh
    The Swagman Semi # S64686 weighs about 60 pounds because it is mostly steel. It is a sturdy but heavy bike rack. For a similar bike rack that weighs about half as much take a look at the Saris Freedom SuperClamp EX2, # SA4025F. This bike rack weighs 35 pounds. I have linked a video review for you. Another option is a rack that holds the bikes at the frame, the Saris Freedom, # SA4412B. This rack is even lighter weighing just 22-1/2 pounds. I have linked a video review of this rack as well.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for a 2014 Chevy Trax
    I recommend going with the Swagman Semi 2.0 # S64686 for your 2014 Chevrolet Trax. This bike rack is packed with features. It has the ability to tilt down for easy rear cargo area access as well as fold up for better rear clearance. The wheel style mount allows you to carry pretty much any bike frame style; even carbon fiber bikes! The only restriction is if the bike were to have a fender. It also comes with bike and bike rack locks to secure your gear and deter theft. This rack can...
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  • 2-Bike Carrier For Motorhome Hitch
    The bike rack that is most similar to the Swagman Escapee S64693 is the Swagman Semi 2.0 Bike Rack # S64686. This secures the bikes by the front wheel just like the Escapee does. A really cool feature is the built-in tilting mechanism which allows access to the rear cargo door or trunk on your vehicle; removal of the bikes is not required to tilt. The weight capacity is 45 lbs per bike and it can hold up to 3" wide tires. This carrier is compatible with your 2021 Thor Delano since it...
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  • Will Rear Hatch on 2015 Buick Enclave Open With Swagman Semi 2.0 Installed With Bike Loaded
    It sounds like you are wanting to know if you have hatch clearance for your Enclave when you have bikes on a hitch mounted bike carrier. Most tilting bike carriers like the Swagman Semi 2.0, part # S64686 allow the hatch to be opened fully when the carrier is in tilted. We have not had a chance to test fit this carrier on a 2015 Enclave. We have installed trailer hitches on a 2015 Enclave and per the video the distance from the hitch pin hole to the back of the rear bumper is 4-inches....
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack for Electra Townie Bikes and 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe
    A bike rack that holds the bikes at the wheels like the Swagman Semi, # S64686, is an excellent choice and the route I would take. This rack will hold your Electra Townie bikes at the wheels rather than the frame so you will not have to worry about the frames at all. The rack will fit both 1-1/4 and 2 inch trailer hitches so it will work with your 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe.
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  • Best Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for Carbon Fiber 20 Inch BMX Racing Frame
    The Swagman Semi 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # S64686 is an excellent option for a BMX bike with a carbon fiber frame. The wheel hooks will hold your bike securely with no frame contact. This rack comes with the locks integrated. Another great option is the Kuat Transfer V2 Bike Platform Rack # KU74FR. This has the open design to allow easier loading of the bike closest to the vehicle. I've attached videos of each for you to compare.
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  • Will Mountain Bike Tires 2-1/2 Inches Wide Fit Swagman Semi 2.0 2-Bike Rack Cradles
    The maximum tire width that the Swagman Semi 2.0 2-Bike Rack, part # S64685 can handle is 3 inches. Since you said the widest width of the tires for your son's mountain bike is 2-1/2 inches, this carrier will work well for you.
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  • Comparing Similar Swagman, Thule, and Kuat Bike Racks for a 2005 Toyota Prius
    Since the trailer hitch that I recommend for your 2005 Toyota Prius is the Draw-Tite SportFrame Receiver # 24808 I will go ahead and base the bike racks off of this hitch which has 11-1/2 inches of ground clearance and 2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper. The Swagman bike racks, like the Semi 2.0 # S64686, are good quality bike racks that are made to get the job done. They can have a lot of the same features as higher end racks, like bike and hitch...
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  • Best Recommended Bike Rack for 50" Wheelbase Mountain Bike
    You might be able to fit your 50" mountain bike on the Kuat Transfer 1 # TS01B-FB if you use your own strap for the rear cradle, but that is not the recommended way of using it. The Thule T1 # TH9041 is less ideal since its wheelbase is too short and the rear cradle strap really can't adjust to fit a longer bike. My best option for you is to consider a two bike rack like the Swagman Semi 2.0 # S64686. It has a longer 50" wheelbase and a heavier 45 lbs weight capacity. It also has an...
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  • Swagman Semi 2.0 2- Bike Platform Rack Compatibility With Factory Hitch On 2017 Subaru Outback
    Yes, the Swagman Semi 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # S64686 will work with the factory hitch on your 2017 Subaru Outback. This is a very nice platform rack that will hold 2 bikes up to 45 lbs each by the wheels so there is no frame contact. You can tilt this rack even with bikes loaded for cargo access or you can fold the rack up close to the rear of your vehicle for storage when not in use. This rack has an integraged hitch lock to secure the rack to your...
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  • What Does Swagman Semi 2.0 Bike Rack Weigh
    The Swagman Semi 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # S64686 that you referenced weighs right at 55 lbs.
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  • Using the Swagman Semi 2.0 Part # S64686 on a 2017 Toyota Tacoma
    We have not yet tested the Swagman Semi 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack part # S64686 on a 2017 Toyota Tacoma but I can tell from looking at the tilting feature that it would more than likely not allow for the tailgate to be folded all the way down. In order to fold the tailgate down on your Tacoma with the Semi 2.0 installed you would need to use a hitch extender like part # MT70024 but this will reduce your hitch's overall capacity by 50%. The clearance you have between the vehicle and bike...
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  • Fitment of Swagman Semi 2.0 on a 2007 Toyota RAV 4
    I can help you find out if the Swagman bike rack # S64686 will clear your spare on your 2007 Toyota Rav4. What I would recommend doing to ensure this rack will clear your spare tire is measure from the hitch pin hole on your vehicle's hitch to the end of your spare tire. As long as this measurement is less then 14 inches the spare tire will not come in contact with your bike. This is because the measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the first bike's wheel...
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  • Do They Make a 1-1/4 Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2021 Audi Q5?
    I have a solution to the hitch size issue. Unfortunately, with some research, I could not find a 1-1/4 hitch for your 2021 Audi Q5. However, you can purchase a 2-inch hitch and use the Hitch Reducer 2" to 1-1/4" # HT02 to mount your Thule T2. As far as the hitch, I recommend the following 2-inch hitches based on whether you have the hybrid option or not: - EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 306-X7397 (excluding plug-in hybrid model) - Stealth...
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  • Fit of Swagman Semi 2.0 Bike Rack # S64686 on 2013 Lincoln MKX
    When we installed hitches on a 2013 Lincoln MKX/Ford Edge, we found that the receiver hitch pin hole was recessed under the rear bumper by about 5 inches. This means that in order for the Swagman Semi 2.0 to fit, the distance from the hitch pin hole in the shank to the closest part of the carrier must be greater than 5 inches. The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 # SH22G is a similar rack that features lightweight aluminum construction, and includes the hitch and cable lock. The shank on the rack is...
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