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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for 2016 Subaru WRX with Torklift EcoHitch Installed
  • For your 2018 Subaru WRX the TorkLift EcoHitch part # 306-X7257 (2 inch hitch) is a great hitch option as it can hide behind the bumper panel when not needed. If you check out the picture I attached of this hitch installed you'll see that the opening appears to be recessed behind the bumper a couple inches. Now the Swagman XC part # S64650 has a curve in the shank pretty close to where the rack slides into the hitch so it would be too close to call, but I have a better option all-around...
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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 Curt and Swagman 4-Bike Platform Bike Racks for a 2008 Ford Edge
  • Curt is new to bike racks. Swagman has been making them for many, many years. So you can imagine where Curt might have drawn their inspiration from! Swagman makes a good rack for sure but with that said the simple design is hard to mess up so honestly I think you would be happy going with either rack. If the Curt bike rack, # C18087, is more within your budget then I am sure you will like it and that it will work well for you. However, one of the biggest differences is the warranty for...
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  • Trailer Hitch Adapter to Carry Bike Rack for Electric Bikes and Flat Tow Behind Motorhome
  • To use a bike rack while you flat tow a vehicle behind your motorhome all you will need is a dual hitch adapter. There are three of these that could work depending on the rise or drop you need. All of these have a towing capacity of 10,000 lbs and tongue weight capacity of 400 lbs. - Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter, 2-1/4" Drop/Rise # RM-077-2 - Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter, 4" Drop/Rise # RM-077-4 - Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter, 6" Drop/Rise # RM-077-6 -...
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  • Kuat Transfer 2.0 vs Swagman XTC-2 for a 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • You've narrowed it down to two extremely good racks. You are right about how the distance of the bikes on the rack interacts with their stability. The closer the bikes are to the vehicle, the less sway and bounce they experience as they travel. I have not seen a Kuat Transfer, part # TS02G mounted on a 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI. I did go out to our warehouse and measure the Kuat Transfer and the Swagman XTC, part # S64670 to give you an idea of their clearances. We use a stacking...
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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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  • Recommended 4-Bike Platform Rack That Allows 2012 Lexus GX 460 to Open Rear Door
  • Thank you for all the information, it was very helpful. I went to our demo room to take some measurements of the Swagman XTC-4 # S64665 and based on those would not be able to confirm it would allow a 2012 Lexus GX 460 to open the rear door. If you use the attached photo (which shows the Swagman, but not on a Lexus GX 460) as a reference, you can see that at the highest point, the XTC-4 is going to be roughly 28" above the ground on a 2012 Lexus GX 460. Given a margin of error of roughly...
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  • Difference Between Swagman XTC-2 and XC 2 Platform Bike Racks
  • While very similar 2-Bike platform racks, the Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 is essentially an upgraded version of the XC 2 # S64650. The Swagman XTC-2 features re-designed and improved wheel cradles that are stronger and constructed with a soft coating to protect your bikes. The cradles will also position the bikes a bit higher up for improved ground clearance with the bikes loaded. The wheel straps have also been improved with a heavier design. This rack will basically do a much better job...
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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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  • Differences Between the Swagman G10 and Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Racks
  • The primary differences between the Swagman G10, part # S64682 and the Chinook, part # S64683 is the overall size and shape of the rack, as well as the bike dimensions that they hold. The Chinook is an overall smaller rack, and at 25 inches, is a little more manageable for garages and other tight situations, and at 6 inches may risk contact of the wheel trays with your vehicle's rear bumper when folded up. The G10 on the other hand sits 13 inches away from the hitch pin when folded...
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  • Why is the Swagman XC Not Okay to Use With an RV
  • The reason why some bike racks and cargo carriers are rated for use at the rear of an RV or Trailer and others are not has to do with the fact that the ride is a lot more rough. Since there is more distance from the rear axle to the trailer hitch receiver on an RV or Trailer as opposed to a passenger vehicle, there is a lot more play. Because of this, manufacturers will test and approve which bike racks or cargo carriers can be used at the back of an RV or Trailer. The Swagman XC 2-Bike...
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  • Will Bike Bag fit Swagman Escapee Bike Rack
  • The Swagman Horizontal Style 2 Bike Bag # S82006 will fit the Swagman Escapee 2 Bike Platform Rack # S64693 but because the Escapee is a wheel-mounted bike rack it will be more difficult to use than with a frame-mounted bike rack, depending on what type of bikes you have. The reason for that is the extra width of a wheel-mounted rack with the arm sticking out is going to give your less overall width to mount your bikes; when we test fit this bag on a different wheel-mounted bike rack...
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  • Carrying Bikes While Also Flat Towing a Vehicle Behind a Motorhome
  • I do have a solution for you but the RV bumper rack # S80605 would interfere with flat towing a vehicle (especially when turning). You will need to use a dual receiver, # RM-077-2, to be able to both flat tow the Jeep Liberty and carry a hitch mount bike rack. You could then use a bike rack such as # C18029 for a hanging rack or # B01311 for a wheel mount and be good to go! I have linked videos of both bike racks for you.
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  • Best Bike Rack for E-Bikes on a Motorhome
  • The best two bike racks we have for electric bikes on the back of a motorhome is the Swagman E-Spec 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack part # S64689 and the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack part # HR1450Z-E. I personally like the Sport Rider more because it is lighter by 9 lbs and can hold a 10 lb heavier bike. However, the distance from the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier while folded down is 7-1/2" whereas it is 10" on the E-Spec. You will...
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  • Recommended 4-Bike Rack for a 2012 Coachmen Mirada
  • I have two great 4-bike rack options for your 2012 Coachmen Mirada. The best one for you will really depend on what type of bikes you have. If you have kid's or women's bikes then you will want to go with a platform style bike rack, I recommend the Swagman XTC4 4-Bike Rack part # S64665 because it has an anti-rattle hitch lock to help stabilize the bike rack and your bikes. It also comes with a cable lock for your bikes to prevent theft. If you are not using the bike rack you can fold it...
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  • How to Use Bike Rack While Flat Towing Vehicle Behind RV
  • In order to use a hitch-mounted bike rack like the Swagman Original # S64152-2 that you were looking at while towing a vehicle, you will just need to add the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter # RM-077-4. This adapter will slide into the 2 inch hitch receiver on your RV to provide two, 2 inch receivers on the other end. The bottom receiver can be used for your Blue Ox tow bar, while the top receiver can be used for a hitch-mounted accessory like the Swagman Original bike rack. I...
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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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  • Why is the Tilting/Folding Activation Different Between the Swagman Semi 2.0 and 4.0
  • The names for the Swagman Semi can be a little confusing in that we tend to think that 4.0 would be an upgrade to 2.0. In the case of this bike rack, that number has to do with how many bikes it can potentially carry. The 2.0 # S64686 can carry up to 2 bikes that weigh 45 lbs each while the 4.0 # S64698 can potentially carry 4 bikes that weigh 45 lbs each with the add-on # S64699. The 4 bike version of the 4.0 is available as one part number with part # S64698-99 on our site. Since...
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  • Replacing Long Hook with Short Hook on Swagman E-Spec 2-Electric Bike Rack
  • To replace the longer hook on your Swagman E-Spec 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack # S64689 with a short hook, you just need the Replacement Hooks # SP428. This actually includes both a replacement short hook and long hook. They are not available separately as replacement parts. I confirmed with my contact at Swagman that this is exactly what you need to replace the long hook to better fit your step through bike.
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  • Comparison Of Swagman Platform Racks With Chinook VS. G10 VS. Semi 2.0
  • The Swagman brand is a good alternative to Thule if you are looking to save money without compromising on the quality of the product. The Swagman bike racks like the Chinook # S64683, G10 # S64682, and Semi 2.0 # S64686, are all very good racks that are compatible with both the 1-1/4 inch receiver on your 2014 Mazda 3 hatchback and your 2014 Ram 1500 with 2 inch receiver. Any of them can be used with a hybrid bike and full suspension mountain bike. They all use a hook to secure the...
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  • Platform Bike Rack That Will Mount On The Back Of An RV With A Spare Tire Carrier
  • The Swagman Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack part # S64663 has a distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the first part of the upright mast of 10-1/2" and 8" to the wheel hoop. If the tire protrudes outward more than 10 inches beyond the center of the hitch pin hole of your RV's hitch then this bike rack will not work. For a bike rack with a greater distance from center of the hitch pinhole to the upright mast, I recommend using the Swagman Escapee 2-Bike Platform Rack part # S64693...
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  • Recommended Platform Bike Rack for Use With 2013 Jeep Wrangler
  • I can certainly help you out choosing the right bike rack to fit your needs. The first step for you to take is to measure from the center of your Jeep's hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the spare tire. For example, on a 2013 Wrangler, Curt hitch # 9883544 measures 10-1/2" to the edge of the spare. You would need your bike rack to extend past this at its closest point if your Jeep has a similar measurement. The Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 is 8 inches to the first wheel hoop, and the...
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  • Xport 4 Bike Platform Bike Rack Replacement Hooks
  • For your Xport 4 bike rack, we don't have the manufacturer replacement parts as we don't carry that brand. We do however have some replacement parts to fit. I recommend the Replacement Short Hook Assembly for MaxxHaul Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier # MT22. If you just want to use a longer hook lower on the frame that will absolutely work and allow you to use Replacement Long Hook Assembly for MaxxHaul Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier # MT9.
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  • Comparing Swagman XC S64650 & Curt C18084 Platform-Style Hitch Bike Racks
  • Both the Swagman XC # S64650 and Curt C18084 platform-style hitch bike racks will fit the 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch made for your 2011 Kia Soul. Both also fit 2-inch hitches which makes them a good long-term choice for potential compatibility with other vehicles. For the XC you can use hitch and bike lock kit # S64031. This not only locks the rack and your loaded bikes but it also provides anti-rattle duty to eliminate most noise and motion from the rack. Between the two bike racks...
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  • Roof Mount Bike Rack for a 2018 Nissan Rogue with Factory Roof Rack
  • The Swagman Upright Roof Bike Carrier part # S64720 does work with aero crossbars which is what the factory roof rack on a 2018 Nissan Rogue consists of so it should work for you though we have not yet tested this. Please note the Swagman Upright Roof Bike Carrier is not the best roof mount bike rack on the market by any means. I think you would be happier with the Yakima Raptor Aero Roof Mounted Bike Carrier part # Y02093 which grips the bikes much more securely. The fit on the cross bars...
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  • Truck Bed Bike Rack for a 2015 Toyota Tundra with a BAKFlip Tonneau Cover
  • The mounting rails for your BAKFlip Tonneau cover would be in the way so you would not be able to use the Swagman rack # S64702. What I recommend is a tailgate pad such as the Yakima GateKeeper # Y07411. This will not only hold the bikes but also protect the tailgate plus it can be used to secure other items you may need to carry. the pad is not difficult to install or remove so when you are done biking and want to close the Tonneau cover you can do so with relative ease. I have linked...
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  • Recommended Hitch-Mounted Bike Rack to Clear Spare Tire on 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
  • There are many hitch-mounted bike rack options for the Class II Trailer Hitch on your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. For a hanging rack, I recommend the Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack # S63360. This rack can hold up to 2 bikes of 35 pounds each. Anti-sway cradles will secure your bikes to the rack using durable rubber straps. The rack can tilt away from the vehicle after the bikes are unloaded for easy rear cargo access. The distance between the center of the hitch pin hole to...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for Rear of Motorhome
  • At the rear of a trailer or RV the ride quality is very rough when compared to the ride quality at the rear of a passenger vehicle. Reason being the suspension isn't as sophisticated and there is a longer distance between the rear axle and the rear of the trailer which exaggerates the movement of the trailer when hitting bumps. Because of that only a few bike racks were designed to be reinforced enough for that type of use. The Kuat bike racks are great bike racks that are high quality,...
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  • Carrying a Mountain Bike with a 15-mm Thru-Axle Using a Swagman Truck Bed Carrier
  • The Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted Bike Carrier # S64702 does only include 9-mm skewers. You can add the Swagman Spire # S64706 which will adapt the 15-mm thru-axle fork on your bike to fit the pickup carrier. The Spire isn't quite as convenient as using the Swagman Patrol # S64701 but it is more economical.
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  • Best Class II Hitch for 2017 Subaru Forester for Clearance When Using a Swagman G10 Bike Rack
  • Between the Curt Class II Hitch, # C12100 and the Draw-Tite Class II Hitch, # 36523, the Curt hitch is 2-1/2 inches closer to the rear bumper on a 2017 Subaru Forester. We test fitted both hitches on the same 2017 Subaru Forester and found that the Curt receiver sits closer to the bumper and in turn will allow more clearance between the vehicle and a tow accessory like a bike rack. If your are almost touching the bumper of your vehicle when folding your Swagman G10 Bike Rack, #...
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