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Swagman XP - Folding 5 Bike Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches

Swagman XP - Folding 5 Bike Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches

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

Yes, if you:

  • Want a hanging rack that's easy to load
  • Want a rack that holds your women's and kids' bikes without an adapter bar

No, if you:

  • Need a rack that holds heavier bikes
  • Don't want to mess around finding a tool every time you install or uninstall the rack
The cushioned, rotating cradles on this rack can accommodate bike frames up to 2" in diameter, and an integrated lock provides security for your bikes. A tilting mechanism at the base offers easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area. Lowest Prices for the best rv and camper bike racks from Swagman. Swagman XP - Folding 5 Bike Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches part number S64970 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Swagman RV and Camper Bike Racks - S64970

  • Hanging Rack
  • Motorhome
  • 5 Bikes
  • Swagman
  • RV Hitch Rack
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Frame Mount
  • Bike Lock
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Road Bikes
  • Womens Bikes

The cushioned, rotating cradles on this rack can accommodate bike frames up to 2" in diameter, and an integrated lock provides security for your bikes. A tilting mechanism at the base offers easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area.


Features:

  • Heavy-duty steel design carries up to 5 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
    • Keep wheels level to improve ground clearance
  • Locking knob secures bikes to the rack
  • Rack tilts forward to allow easy access to vehicle's rear cargo area


Specs:

  • Fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches
  • 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
  • Measures 7-3/4" long from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar
  • Rack arm measures 28-1/4" long
  • Total weight capacity is 100 lbs
    • 35-lbs Per bike
  • Not designed for use on trailers
  • Includes pin and clip to secure the rack to the trailer hitch
  • Included anti-rattle bolt secures the rack to your hitch and reduces vibration and noise
    • Hitch accessory S64027 (sold separately) locks carrier to hitch
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Folding XP - Extreme Performance 5-Bike Carrier for 2" Trailer Hitch Receivers

This carrier's steel construction provides lasting toughness and carries up to five 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. The rack also tilts forward to allow easy access to the vehicle's rear cargo area.



64970 Swagman Fold Down XP 5-Bike Rack

Installation Details S64970 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Swagman XP - Folding 5 Bike Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches - S64970

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (99 Customer Reviews)

The cushioned, rotating cradles on this rack can accommodate bike frames up to 2" in diameter, and an integrated lock provides security for your bikes. A tilting mechanism at the base offers easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area.

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The bike rack is not as great as I thought it would be. Its super hard to get our bikes onto . Even with tightening, the cradles move around the post. Even as spaced as far apart as they can go, there still isn't enough room to easily open the cradles to get the bikes on/off. Its really hard to tilt down to get into the back of our van. I'm pretty bummed about the purchase as it was a big expense for our family of 6 where both parents lost jobs due to Covid. We thought we'd take the kids on more bike rides with our extra time, but so far the bike rack has been more trouble than it was worth. 801441



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- Very pleased with the ease of order and timeliness of shipping. It was straightforward and very quick - The bike rack was easy to assemble and looks good. We recently used it for the MS150 in Columbia, MO. - The only complaint I have is that it moves too much when driving. I tried to use the strap that comes with it, but that makes no difference it the rack movement. 99398



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Excellent product! We get compliments all the time 799837



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Good value. With creative positioning, I put 1 large adult bike with a straight crossbar, two adult bikes with angled crossbars, and two kids bikes with angled crossbars - with no crossbar adapters on any of them (by tilting the bike holders). One complaint: the locking bike clamp handle stinks. I plan to buy a non locking replacement handle. The original required constant key pressure to unscrew the handle - you can't just not lock it because it essentially locks when the handle gets tight. Unscrewing via a flimsy key - when the handle is tight - may lead to a broken key and lock. 673829



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I love this bike rack! went on a 2400 mile trip and the bikes stayed on and did not wobble at all. We easily fit 4 bikes on comfortably. have not tried to put 5 bikes on rack. Just alternate the bikes, (one left-right the next right-left and slightly angle them depending the type of bikes you own. gets easier to use each time. 369724



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Purchased this after reading some of the other reviews and Q&A on etrailer - i hadn't thought about the fact that how the crossbars on the bike are configured makes a difference - 3 of our 5 bikes wouldn't have fit on a two bar bike rack because the openings are two small (I ended up measuring them before selecting a rack). I still ended up having to use the adapter for one of them which works great. Installation was easy (I had uhaul put a receiver hitch on my 2012 odyssey the week before) - you do have to pull a pin on the bottom of the rack when you tilt it, which some might consider an inconvenience compared to some of the other brands that just have release levers, but i view it as less stuff to break compared to those racks. If you're going to have it on a lot and park in a garage, consider the fact that it doesn't collapse because it does add significant length to the vehicle. 5 bikes are definitely doable if you set it up correctly. I think its the most versatile rack you can get based on the way it holds the bikes and would definitely recommend. 145641


Comments
i actually just put it on again this morning - we love it, i think the only thing i would say is that i wish there was some way to keep it a little tighter in the receiver hitch. the bolt tends to loosen after a bit of driving - nothing unsafe, just makes it sway and bounce a bit more and needs to be retightened.
Pat D - 08/17/2015

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Very good bike rack. We got it to hold all 5 of our bikes when we go camping. We've only put 4 bikes on at one time. I dont know if 5 bikes could even fit on it. It might have to be arranged just perfect to fit all five.My daughters bike is small enough we put it in the truck box. So for now it works perfect. 850579



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I will describe the few issues first: 1) the bike rack does not fold down. It tilts away from the car, but it doesn’t fold down when in use. So, the giant bar is always sticking out from your vehicle unless you remove the hitch. 2) the weight limit is 100 lbs total. For 5 bikes, this is typically NOT enough. My kids bikes (20”) are 20 lbs each, my bike is 30 lbs. 3) cross check the price. Prices from Swagmans own site are better than listed here. So I did price match. The construction is sturdy enough and the clasps look good, but we returned for the first two issues above. 845670



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This has worked exactly as expected - good for two trips into the Rocky Mountains with five bikes loaded. Very pleased. 673849



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Great product - 54491



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Excellent. My families 5 bikes fit on this rack perfectly. I was going on vacation and needed this fast...ordered from Amazon first, but after 2 days they still had not shipped, so I ordered from etrailer and they got it to me in 3 business days. Very satisfied! 49274



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good but expensive I like it we use it. i think it was over priced. 2832



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Review from a similar XP in RV and Camper Bike Racks


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! 57797



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Review from a similar XP in RV and Camper Bike Racks


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..... 519536



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Review from a similar XP in RV and Camper Bike Racks


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! 81561


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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Review from a similar XP in RV and Camper Bike Racks


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. 544403



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Review from a similar XP in RV and Camper Bike Racks


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. 152648


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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

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

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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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Review from a similar XP in RV and Camper Bike Racks


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.. 744807


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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
$499.99
as it holds your bikes at 3 points and offers adjustability to support kids, womens, and alternative frame bikes.
-- Victoria B - 01/30/2020

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Review from a similar XP in RV and Camper Bike Racks


See my other review for the hitch I ordered. Everything came on time, and the service was great from Goeff! Helped me out a ton and got me what I needed. Not installed yet, but barring any issues, everything was great! 852337



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Review from a similar XP in RV and Camper Bike Racks


I love the bike rack itself, I only have 1 problem the first lock that fastens down with the key does not work. It’s really hard to grab and spin, my father worked on it for quite some time and was frustrated. I was wondering can you send me a regular twist down handle like the other 3? I don’t need the key lock, or send me a new one with the key lock since this one is defective? Other than that its great, we just got it on my vehicle last night but I cannot use the very first bike clamp. My sister in law is asking how I like it because she wants to get one too, no worries I will tell her its awesome, I understands there are flaws and I know you will hook me up with a new clamp. I will post a great review once I get my new clamp. 829344



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Review from a similar XP in RV and Camper Bike Racks


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. 804094



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Review from a similar XP in RV and Camper Bike Racks


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. 798364



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Review from a similar XP in RV and Camper Bike Racks


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. 784521



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Review from a similar XP in RV and Camper Bike Racks


Works well. Would not leave home with a bike rack without it. 733047



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Review from a similar XP in RV and Camper Bike Racks


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!! 705183


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