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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.

  • Variety of bike rack styles available: wheel and frame mount, trunk and rv mount, and more
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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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  • Comparing the Swagman XTC-2, 2 Bike Carrier and SportRack 2 Bike Racks
  • All three of these platform bike racks are very similar when compared to one another. There are some differences though that I will outline to give you a better idea of what each has to offer and what might work best on your 2007 Honda Civic. To start with, all carriers can carry two bikes, but they all have a different overall capacity in terms of weight. The Swagman XTC-2, # S64670, has a capacity of 35 pounds per bike, or 70 pounds total. The Swagman 2 Bike Carrier, # S64650, has...
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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 bikes 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, # S80500. This type...
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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Comparison of Thule T2 Bike Rack and Swagman Semi 2.0
  • The Thule T2 Bike Rack part # TH917XTR 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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  • Bike Carrier for Use on the Back of a Jayco Travel Trailer with 4 Inch Bumper
  • There are only certain bike racks that are rated for use on the back of an RV or trailer. You would need to contact the bike rack manufacturer to ask if your model is rated for that application. If it is not then we do have several options that will work. I have included a link to all of the racks that are rated for use behind an RV or trailer. For a platform style you could use # S64684. For a hanging style you could use # B01311. I have linked videos on both racks for you. There...
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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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  • How to Carry Bike Rack on Aliner Chalet Camper
  • Adding a bike rack like the Swagman Around the Spare Mighty Rack, # S80500, to the back of your Aliner Chalet Camper would cause added strain on the bumper and as the dealer said, it may not be sturdy enough to handle the additional load. In this case I recommend taking a look at the Stromberg Carlson Bike Bunk Trailer Mounted Bike Carrier, # CC-275. This would allow you to carry your bikes at the front of your trailer with a 2" hitch mounted bike rack like the Swagman Original, # S64152-2....
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  • Recommendation for Electric Bike Rack for 2-Inch Receiver on 42-Foot Fleetwood Discovery RV
  • After speaking to my contact at Hollywood Racks, I have found the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Carrier for Electric Bikes # HR1450E is the best rack we carry to fit your needs. It is intended for 2-inch trailer hitches only and features a bolstered steel construction that can handle the extra weight of electric bicycles. My source informed me the only potential issue would occur if the rear of your RV tends to bounce or shake a lot while traveling. If this is the case, you will need...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2012 Coachmen 292BHDS Travel Trailer
  • Only certain bike racks can be used on the back of a trailer or RV. I have included a link to the options for you. The Swagman XTC4, # S64665, cannot be used at the back of a trailer or RV. If your trailer has a 4 to 4-1/2 inch square steel bumper that has a continuous weld then you can use # S80600 and you will not need a hitch. I have linked the instructions for you to view. If you want to go with one of the hitch mount options then you must have a 4 inch square continuous welded...
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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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  • Comparing the Chinook and G10 Bike Racks for a 2007 Chevy Equinox
  • The Swagman Chinook # S64683 and G10 # S64682 are similar but there are some key differences. The G10 uses 2 rails with 2 wheel cradles each so it theoretically is compatible with more bike styles. Other than that they operate the same way. The XTC # S64670 does not tilt down so it would not really be comparable to either of the above bike racks. Also, there is no guarantee that you would be able to open the rear hatch on the vehicle with the bikes loaded on either of the top two...
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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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  • How to Reduce Sway on Swagman XTC-2 Platform Bike Carrier # S64670
  • I note that along with your Swagman XTC-2 Platform Bike Carrier # S64670 you also purchased a Curt Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # C11085, for your Honda. This hitch is rated for a 200-lb tongue weight capacity, which is more than enough to support the 34-lb weight of the XTC-2 carrier and the two loaded bikes (of 35 lbs each maximum). Curt specifies that their hitch receivers must be used with a support strap for any non-trailer loads such as a bike carrier. Failure to use a...
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  • Recommendation for Making an RV Sewer Hose Carrier
  • At this time we do not carry a sewer hose carrier for the back of an RV but I have a solution for you. You will need to make a run to your local home improvement store to assemble all the necessary parts. You can build one of these tubes fairly easily by using 4 inch diameter PVC tubing (go 5 inch or even 6 inch if you want to keep your hose ends on) and two residential sewer clean-out screw caps, found at any home improvement center. Cut to your desired length and mount using plastic...
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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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  • Spare tire clearance for 2012 Jeep Wrangler with rear mounted spare tire.
  • The best way to determine if a bike rack will clear the spare on a Jeep Wrangler is to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on the trailer hitch to the back edge of the spare tire (see photo). We list this dimension on all of our bike rack product pages. We recommend measuring because this dimension can be different depending on the brand of the trailer hitch and the width of the spare tire. For example, we installed a Curt Class III trailer hitch, # 13432, and this dimension...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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