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Swagman is devoted to helping people get the most enjoyment from their outdoor activities. They excel at this challenge by creating functional, no frills equipment at a very affordable price. You can see their motto of simplicity and utility in every single one of their products.

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  • Do you Need a Bike Adapter Bar when Carrying Women's Bikes
  • If you are mounting any women's, children's or alternative frame bikes without the top horizontal cross tube, it can be very difficult to secure your bike to a bike rack. I highly recommend, if you are carrying a women's bike without the top horizontal crosstube on a hanging bike rack, to get a bike adapter bar so your bike is as secure as possible when carrying it. I recommend the Swagman Bike Frame Adapter # 64005 for your bike. This adapter can carry one bike and it has easy push-button...
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  • What are the Differences Between Swagman XTC-2 S64670 and Swagman XC-2 S64650
  • The Swagman XTC-2, part # S64670, offers a few things that have been improved over the Swagman XC-2, part # S64650. The most noticeable is the two-tone color scheme. Beyond the aesthetics, the XTC-2 offers re-designed and improved wheel cradles that are stronger and position the bikes higher up to provide more ground clearance. The wheels hoops on the XTC-2 also have stronger, more durable clamps for adjusting the wheel hoops. Finally, the wheel straps are a better, heavier design. They...
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  • Options for Carrying Bike Racks When Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
  • We do have options for carrying bikes when towing a fifth wheel trailer, however, we do not carry any bike racks that were specifically designed to carry bikes on the front of a vehicle. Bikes mounted on the front of the vehicle can block your line of site, headlights and turn signals and the airflow to your engine. When towing a fifth wheel trailer, airflow to the engine is crucial. When I am towing my fifth wheel trailer, I use the Swagman Bumper Mount Bike Rack, # S80501. This type...
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  • Advantages of Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack Part # S64670 Versus the XC Rack Part # S64650
  • If I had to choose between the two, I would choose the XTC-2, part # S64670. Not only do the rubber straps you refer to further secure the bikes to the rack, but the wheel hoops themselves are much stronger. The rack includes a threaded hitch pin, but I would recommend the optional locking hitch pin/cable lock combo part # S64031.
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  • Recommendations for Attaching Girls and Alternative Framed Bikes to the Swagman #s63380 Bike Rack
  • To mount girls or alternative framed bikes you will need a bike adapter bar that attaches between the handle bar neck and the seat post on the bicycle. We have several of these adapters available (see link). The most economic adapter bar is the Swagman Easy-Out Women and Alternative Frame Bike Adapter for Hitch Bike Racks, item # 64005, and would be a good match for your bike rack. The Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar, item # Y02531, is the one I like to recommend because it has...
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  • Capacity of Clamp-On RV Bumper 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver # S64025 with Anti-Rattle
  • The limiting factor is not the capacity of RV bumper hitch # S64025. The main issue is the capacity of the bumper. You will need to contact the RV manufacturer to find out the specifications for your bumper. Also, you will have to be certain you have the right bumper, as this hitch is designed exclusively for 4 inch by 4 inch continuous-welded steel bumpers. This adapter is not compatible with aluminum or spot-welded steel bumpers. There is no drilling required, as the hitch slips over...
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  • Bike Carrier Storage Rack Recommendation To Mount On Garage Wall
  • The wall mount we currently offer that might work for you is the Swagman X Mount Bike Carrier Storage Rack, part # S80940. This rack can be installed by using the 4 mounting holes, and will work with 2 inch bike carrier shanks. It does have a weight capacity of 100 lbs and that would include the weight of the carrier and bikes combined. I have attached a product review video for this storage option you can check out.
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  • Recommend A 2 Bike Rack For Lexus RX350
  • You have a few options for a bike rack for your 2008 Lexus RX350. You could go with a hitch mounted bike rack, a trunk bike rack, or a roof bike rack. Depending on how often you go biking can be one of the biggest factors in choosing the bike rack that is right for you. If you plan on biking often, I would recommend going with a hitch bike rack, for ease of loading and traveling. If you will only be biking seldom, or traveling short distances, I would recommend going with a trunk bike rack. For...
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  • What Bike Rack Would be Best for a Pop-Up Camper or Collapsible Trailer
  • Swagman has built several bike rack solutions specifically for the rear of Fifth Wheels, campers and trailers. Often times there is much more rear bumper bounce on a trailer or pop-up camper when compared to a passenger vehicle, so Swagman designed some bike racks to withstand the rougher ride. If the camper has a solid steel square tube bumper, you could use something like the Swagman Bumper Hitch, part # S64025 in conjunction with a towing bike rack like part # S64400. Swagman also...
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  • Comparison of Swagman G10 and Swagman Chinook Bike Racks
  • The only main difference between the Swagman G10 # S64682 and the Chinook # S64683 bike racks are the design of the crossbars that the wheel cradles are attached to at the base of the bike rack. The Swagman G10 uses two crossbars in which the wheel cradles are attached directly on top of the bars.The Chinook model use one crossbar that the wheel cradles attach to and sit off the side of the bar. The only difference between the two racks, other than the design, is the Chinook rack...
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  • What are the Advantages of a Platform Style Bike Rack Over a Hanging Bike Rack
  • The main advantages to a platform bike rack would be that the bikes are very easy to load and unload, the bikes are very secure (at the wheels and frame), the bikes will not be touching, you will be less likely to have the cables of your bike rub on the frame of your bike. The main advantage that hanging racks have over platform racks is weight. If you plan on removing the bike rack frequently a hanging bike rack might be a good choice. The Swagman XTC-2 would be a good choice for...
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  • Recommended RV-Rated Hitch Bike Racks for 5th Wheel Trailer
  • You will want to select an RV-rated hitch bike carrier for use on the back of your 5th wheel trailer. Standard bike racks made for use on cars and SUVs are not suitable for use on a trailer due to the additional stresses found at the rear of such vehicles. The extra stress results from the greater distance between the rear axle and the hitch. This extra distance translates into more leverage on the rack, and a regular rack made for cars could be destroyed by the forces at the back of a...
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  • 2 Bike Rack For Use Between a Class A Motorhome and a Towed Vehicle
  • It sounds like you are looking for a Dual Hitch Adapter, see link. I would recommend the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter, item # RM-077-2, for towing a vehicle and using a bike rack in the top receiver. You could use the Swagman Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier, item # S64663, which would be a good choice, or any of the bike racks we have rated for use behind a RV that will fit in a 2 inch hitch, see link.
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  • Comparison of Thule T2 Bike Rack and Swagman Semi 2.0
  • The Thule T2 Bike Rack part # TH9045 and the Swagman Semi 2.0 # S64686 are very similar. Both only contact the bikes loaded on them by the wheel and both are platform racks. The biggest difference is that the Semi is a little bit lighter in weight and comes with the ability to be used in either a 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch hitch. Either would work well but I would recommend the Swagman as it is lighter, works on both hitch sizes, comes with hitch locks, and costs less. I attached a couple...
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  • Truck Bed Bike Racks that Can Work with A Roll-Up Tonneau Cover
  • We offer several types of truck bed bike racks including adjustable multi-bike types that attach between the bed rails (# S64702), simple single-bike fork-mount types that bolt onto the truck bed (# HRT970) and even a tailgate pad type that uses your tail gate to hold the bikes. All of these have in common a need for access to the truck bed and none will work with a tonneau cover (of any type - hard or soft) that is fully closed. The linked article will give you background on all options...
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  • Easy to Load and Unload Platform Bike Rack to Carry 2 Adult Bikes and 2 Childrens Bikes
  • The Swagman Quad 2+2 # S64692 is a great bike rack and will carry all four of your bikes as long as they're within the 45 pound limit and have a wheelbase between 15 to 51 inches. However, to load the bikes you'll want the heaviest bike closest to the vehicle so getting the first bike loaded may be challenging for some people. See the video I've linked. Around the 0:50 mark you'll see the bike being unloaded. This should give you an idea. For another option you and your wife may...
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  • How Do I Lock the Bikes to the Swagman XC Bike Rack and My 2008 Scion
  • Yes, you can lock the Swagman XC Cross Country 2-Bike Rack, item # S64650, to the hitch with a Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin for Swagman Hitch Racks, item # S64029, and then lock the bikes to the rack or to the safety chain loops with a cable lock, item # CAB-10.
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  • Comparing the Swagman XC and XTC-2 Platform Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks on a 2004 Pontiac Vibe
  • There are several differences between the Swagman XC, # S64650, and the Swagman XTC, # S64670. First, the XC uses a different type of wheel loop than the XTC. While it is a solid and sturdy wheel loop, the ones used on the XTC are not only a different design, but a little more well constructed. Both racks use the same ratcheting hook assembly to secure the bikes at the frame. The ratcheting system is a secure and convenient method of securing the bikes. The XTC also includes a strap...
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  • Recommendation for 4-Bike Racks for Use on a Jayco Jay Flight Trailer
  • As you probably know there are only certain bike racks that are rated for use at the back of an RV or trailer. I have included a link to the ones that carry 4 bikes for you. If the bumper is 4 inches square you can use the Swagman rack # S80600 which you can position around the spare tire if you want. I have linked a video review of this rack for you. If your Jayco trailer has a 2 inch trailer hitch at the back then I recommend the Swagman Trailhead # S63381. This is a hanging style...
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  • Comparing the Swagman Quad 2+2, Hollywood Racks SportRider SE4, and Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Racks
  • I will be happy to help you out with the 3 platform bike racks you are looking at. I will go over each one for durability, ease of use, and what I would recommend. I might even throw in a surprise 4th option! In terms of durability there are a couple of things to look at. The Swagman Quad # S64692 and Hollywood Rack Sport Rider # HR1400 are primarily steel. Steel is strong but also heavy and susceptible to corrosion. These racks also use hand knobs to move the wheel cradles and those...
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  • Comparing the Swagman Quad and XTC4 Platform Trailer Hitch Mounted Bike Racks
  • There are a few differences between the Swagman Platform Style Bike Racks, # S64692 and # S64665. First, the Quad, # S64692, uses wheel cradles instead of wheel loops. It comes with a different push-button sort of ratcheting frame hook. Instead of using pins to allow the arms to fold down, it has a small lever you push so it is easier to operate. Both racks come with a cable lock. It is quite a bit heavier than the XTC4 # S64665. The Quad weighs over 80 pounds and the XTC4 weighs about...
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  • Recommended RV Rated Bike Rack to Carry 4 Bikes
  • You're correct we have 6 options of RV rated 4-bike racks that I've linked on this page. The most popular is the Swagman Trailhead # S63381. This is, of course, in part due to cost but it's also a Swagman who has done very well with bike racks for RV's. A lot of bike rack manufacturers haven't put much emphasis on the RV market where Swagman has done a great job. It is more of a basic model (No locks like you mentioned) but is great quality. The Cadillac in the lineup right now...
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  • Recommended RV And Front Hitch Mounted Bike Rack
  • If you are looking for a 2 bike rack, I recommend the Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches # S64684. This rack holds bikes at the wheels as well as at the frame for a very controlled ride. This rack is designed for RV use, so it is sturdy and it comes with an anti-rattle hitch lock and cable to secure your investment. If you are looking for more bikes or a hanging rack option, I recommend the Yakima LongHaul 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Silver # Y02476. This is a heavy...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Fat Tire Bike Similar to Swagman XTC
  • For bikes with fat tires the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider part # HR200-FB is a great solution similar to the Swagman bike rack you mentioned. Difference being this rack comes with wheel hoops that are designed to fit tires up to 5 inches in width and this rack is much more stable in the hitch of the vehicle over the Swagman. Check out the review and test course video I attached for more info.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a Specialized Low Entry
  • The Specialized Low Entry you are planning on buying has an incredibly low cross tube on it. You can use the Swagman XC bike rack # S64650 with your bike but you will also need the adapter bar part # 64005 to provide a higher attachment point for the arms of the XC. The arms of the XC can go pretty low, but since the cross tube of the bike rack is so short it's hard to say for certain if the arm would line up properly with the bikes frame. The arms of the rack can go down to 15 inches.
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  • Recommended Bumper Mount Receiver for Travel Trailer
  • As long as the bumper is not aluminum, and the seams on the bumper are continuously (not spot) welded, a bumper hitch like those you mentioned can be used. You will also need to ensure that the bumper is rated to handle the weight of the bikes plus the rack. Of the three, I would recommend the Curt # E-100 because of its higher capacity and tougher construction. You do not mention which bike rack you are planning on using. You will want to be sure to use a bike rack that is approved...
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  • Bumper Mounted Hitch Recommendation to Tow a Small Trailer and a Golf Cart
  • The main purpose of the Swagman Bumper Mount Adapter, # S64025, is to carry a bike rack behind your RV and it should not be used for towing. Instead, I would recommend installing a universal RV trailer hitch like the Curt Adjustable Trailer Hitch, # 13703, if you are looking for a hitch for an RV. This hitch will fit frames 22 inches to 72 inches wide and it has a 3,500 lb towing capacity and a 350 lb tongue weight capacity. For a bumper mounted receiver, you can look at the Curt...
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  • Will the # 64025 Swagman RV 2 inch Receiver Bumper Mount Adapter Mount Underneath the RV Bumper
  • One option we have for mounting a receiver under the bumper of your RV is the RV Bumper 2 inch Trailer Hitch Receiver, item # E-100. The only problem I see with the location you are suggesting is the distance from the bottom of the receiver to the road surface. If there is not enough clearance the clamp on hitch, bike rack shank or bikes themselves may make contact with the road and damage one or all of the components including the RV bumper. I spoke with my contact at Swagman and was...
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  • What Type of Bike Rack to Use on Truck with Tonneau Cover
  • Because your tonneau cover attaches to the bed rails by grabbing the inside of the bed rail you would want to go with the truck bed bike rack Thule part # TH501 that attaches to the floor. The Swagman part # S64701 would interfere with the tonneau since it would be putting pressure on the setup. Check out the review video I attached for this rack as well.
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  • Hitch Bike Rack Recommendations for 4 Inch Bumper on a Travel Trailer
  • In my opinion the Swagman Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier for RV Bumpers, # S64663, is the best rack for use on a 4 inch continuously welded steel RV bumper. This rack folds compactly for storage, will also work in a standard 2 inch hitch on a vehicle, and comes with the bolt on receiver for the RV bumper. This style of rack is super easy to load the bikes on and secures the bikes very well, keeping them from contacting each other or the back of the trailer causing damage. If you need...
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