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Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting

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  • Hanging Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Swagman
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Locks Not Included
  • Frame Mount
Strong and reliable, this dual-arm bike rack tilts forward so you can access your cargo area while the rack is on your vehicle. Sturdy straps secure almost any size bike frame to the cradles. And the arms fold down for simple storage. Call 800-298-8924 to order Swagman hitch bike racks part number S63360 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Swagman products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks - S63360

Strong and reliable, this dual-arm bike rack tilts forward so you can access your cargo area while the rack is on your vehicle. Sturdy straps secure almost any size bike frame to the cradles. And the arms fold down for simple storage.


Features:

  • Tilting, hitch-mounted rack carries up to 2 bicycles
  • Dual-arm design provides maximum bike stability
    • Folds down for convenient storage - simply pull the pin
  • Anti-sway cradles secure bikes to the rack using durable rubber straps
    • Rotate left to right and adjust front to back
      • Accommodate many types of alternative and women's frames
      • Reduce the need for a bike adapter bar
    • Prevent bike-to-bike contact during transport - deter scratches on paint finish
  • Versatile bike rack tilts forward to allow easy access to vehicle's rear cargo area
    • Releases forward when you remove pin
  • 2-Piece adapter sleeve converts carrier shank for use with 2" trailer hitches
    • Use bike carrier without sleeve on 1-1/4" trailer hitches
  • Anti-rattle, threaded pin and clip secure the rack to the trailer hitch
    • Eliminates rattle in the hitch receiver
    • Replace with Swagman's anti-rattle lock (S64029 - sold separately) to lock bike carrier to your vehicle


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 2 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 70 lbs (35 lbs per bike)
  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and II) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Distance between the 2 rack arms (outside to outside): 11-1/2"
  • Cradle width: 1-1/4"
  • Distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar: 11"
  • Shank rise: 3"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs

Note: This dual-arm rack reduces the need for a bike frame adapter bar (sold separately) to mount a children's, women's, or alternative frame bicycle. However, to mount certain bikes or to keep your bike level on the rack, a bike adapter bar may be required. Most step-through bikes, dual-suspension bikes, and small children's bikes will require a bike adapter bar.


Swagman Trailhead 2-Bike Carrier

The Swagman Trailhead hitch-mounted bike rack carries two bikes on dual arms that provide superior stability during transport. The dual arms easily fold down for storage - just pull a pin - and each arm features an integrated reflector at its tip.



Anti-Sway Cradles

Swagman Trailhead Anti-Sway Cradles

The Trailhead has anti-sway cradles that rotate and slide along the dual arms to perfectly position your specific bicycles, reducing the need for a bike adapter bar. The cradles include durable rubber straps to hold your bikes firmly in place on the rack.


Tilts Forward For Rear Cargo Access

Swagman Trailhead Tilts Forward

Trailhead tilts forward, away from your vehicle, when you remove a pin at the base. This allows easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area.


Shank Adapter for 2" Receivers

Swagman Trailhead Shank Adapter

The Trailhead includes a two-piece adapter that installs over the shank to convert your rack for use on 2" hitch receivers. For 1-1/4" hitch receivers, use the rack without the adapter.


Anti-Rattle Threaded Hitch Pin

Swagman Trailhead Anti-Rattle Threaded Hitch Pin

The Trailhead comes with an anti-rattle, threaded hitch pin and clip to secure the rack to your trailer hitch and eliminate rattle during transport. To lock your rack to the hitch, replace the pin and clip with Swagman's anti-rattle lock (S64029 - sold separately).



63360 Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting



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  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Swagman


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Video Transcript for Swagman Trailhead 4 Bike Rack Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at this Swagman Trailhead. This is a hitch mounted hanging bike rake and it's been designed with foldable arms so we can get these down and out of the way when not in use. Now we've got this available in a 2-bike, a 3-bike or a 4-bike with the foldaway design. In a 4-bike with the fixed mount here. The Trailhead's a very sturdy, durable rack, it is really stable as you head down the road. There's a couple of features that they've incorporated in there to make sure that happens. The first is our threaded hitch pin bolt that keeps any side to side or up and down movement contained.

Then if we come up here just a little bit further, we've actually got a threaded black T-handle here, it works in conjunction with the black plate you can see, you'll see when it's loose our rack has some movement and some wobble there. When we tighten that back down, all that movement is going to be taken care of and we'll not have to worry about that. Now once we have our T-handle loosened, we can just rotate the black metal plate so it's running the same way as our rack and then pull the silver pin that's going to allow us to tilt the rack right out and away from our vehicle. In most cases, this going to give you more than enough room to open any rear trunks or rear hatches that you need to get in and out of your goodies that you want. Now it's very simple to get it back in its upright position, we're just going to bring it up so the holes line up, slide our pin back through, secure here on the other side and then we turn that plate and tighten our T-handle back down. Now they use a black powder-coat finish so it's going to be a strong and durable finish. We don't have worry about it fading over time or a lot of corrosion and stuff. There's that other pin here, you just pull that out and we can move our dual cradle arms up into position. Now there's two rubber stops right here.

Just like our features down here at the bottom did, this is also going to keep that rattle and that vibration to a minimum. We'll slide through our pin with our cradle arms in the upright position, sometimes you've got to push up and down on the arms a little bit to guide it in. Bring our clip around, we can secure it on our pin there and we'll have our cradle arms out into the loading position. The dual cradle arms of the Trailhead are just 11 1/2 inches from the outside of one to the outside of the other. This is really going to help us accommodate a wide variety of frame styles and secure our bikes properly onto our rack. Each set of cradles is going to have four rubber straps that help hold the bike in place.

As you can see here, these would be for going across the top two and then we've even got the anti-sway cradles located here in the rear. The seat down tube will come through there, the straps will come around and that's going to keep our bikes from swaying back and forth preventing them or at least helping to prevent them from making contact with one another or with our frame. The straps, themselves, are very nice, long, durable straps. They're really thick, heavy-duty. They're going to hold our bike very securely. As you can see, we've got the grooves that run through the bottom of the cradles there to help it accommodate any other brake cables and things of that nature.

These are wide enough to accommodate all the way up to an inch and a quarter frame width. Really nice, deep, wide pockets so we can really secure our stuff with. These will rotate to whatever angle that we need them to. To best accommodate our bikes, there's a lot of different types out there and a lot of different configurations so you are going to have options as far as moving those around go. Now they don't move freely, we don't have to worry about them spinning on their own, it definitely takes a little bit of force but it does allow us to customize that. These will also, again with a little bit force, it's not something that happens really easily but we can adjust these forward and back, right out to the silver stops that here on the back to keep them from coming all the way off, you see right here. That's easily adjustable, forward and back, so we can get the appropriate spacing on our bike. My bike's a big old bike so maybe I need a little bit more space and other narrower frame bikes, we don't need so much room so we can get that customized. The straps go onto one of the three, nice, heavy-duty connection points there. It'll hold our bike nice and snug no matter what diameter the frame's going to be here, we're going to have plenty of room to get that around and get it connected. Now that we've gone over all the feature of the rack, let me show you how to install this on your vehicle. As you can see here, we've got our inch and a quarter shank exposed. This is going to go right into the class one and class two hitches. You do want to keep in mind that if you're using it on a class one, you are going to be limited to a 2-bike capacity. Then to switch this over so we can put it our class three, we've got our two plate adapter. You can see there's a bevel hole there and a threaded hole, we want those to be in line with each other and those should be placed over the non-threaded hole, you can see here, this is our non-threaded hole. The one further up is threaded to accept our anti-rattle bolt. We'll place those on, line it up with the hole we just discussed and then it's just a matter of threading our Allen bolt into this side and we'll use our Allen key and we're going to tighten this right on down. Perfect, easy to install. Now we'll place the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch. We're going to line up our threaded hole here with our hitch pin hole. Once we have those in line, we're going to take our anti-rattle bolt which is provided and we're going to thread this on through. Now that we've got threaded through you'll notice we've got some movement and kind of some wiggle to our rack so now we need to use our wrench, we're going to tighten our bolt on down. This draws the shank of the rack over against our receiver tube and you'll notice that once that's nice and tight, all that play and all that wiggle is gone. We'll then take our provided clip and we're going to slide in the other end. Now here on the rear of the rack, if it's not already tightened, you see how we've got that wiggle and that noise, they've got this nice plate that's designed to go across the backside and then we just thread in the black T-handle and it going to take all that movement and all that play out of there as well. As you can see now, real nice and secure and we're ready to go down the road without a lot of noise. Loading up the bike is an easy process as well. You pull our pin located here at the top, rotate our arms up into position and we'll reinsert the pin in the new hole that we've created. Bring that on around. As you can see, nice, stable, sturdy ride for a bike and we've got our four straps that we're going to undo that we talked about earlier. With those opened up, let me grab our bike and we're just going to place the bike right up into the cradles that we just exposed and we've talked about the anti-sway cradle strap that you can select on each side. You want your down tube of your seat to be on the side that you've got your anti-sway cradle set up on. Now it's just a matter of pulling the straps around and getting it secured. As you can see there, nice and secure and ready to head down the road. As you can see, we've loaded our rack down to capacity. We are allowed 35 pounds per bike so we add 4 times 35 and it gives us 140 weight capacity. We started with our road bike then we went to our aluminum mountain bike, we got a hybrid style bike here, we've used an adapter bar on that and we also used an adapter bar on our ladies' bike just to even it out. This would have gone on the rack without but the rear end would have been kicked up really high so we wanted to keep it level, wanted to keep it even. The adapter bar we used is from Swagman, that part number is 64005, you can check that out on our website if you don't already have one and if you have a need for it. We'll now take the full load out through our test course to give you a really good idea of what it looks like in action. Here on our test course, we'll start by going through the slalom. This is going to show us the side to side movement of the rack just like if you we're going around corners or doing some evasive maneuvers. Once we turn the corner, we'll get into our alternating speed bumps, this shows you the twisting and torquing action on the rack just like a curb or a pothole might cause. Once we get into our solid speed bumps, we'll see the up and down movement, just like going in and out of a garage, parking lot or driveway. That will complete today's look at the Swagman Trailhead, part number S63380. .


Customer Reviews

Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - S63360

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (240 Customer Reviews)

Strong and reliable, this dual-arm bike rack tilts forward so you can access your cargo area while the rack is on your vehicle. Sturdy straps secure almost any size bike frame to the cradles. And the arms fold down for simple storage.

- S63360

by: AlleyCat05/17/2013


First off, thanks to Jason T. or "Troop". The exemplary customer service he provided is rare these days. Troop made several calls to the various manufacturers to ascertain which bike rack would afford me the most ground clearance as my new VW Golf sits low to the ground and my old bike rack frequently scraped the ground when I went up even a slight up hill grade. His efforts paid off as he found me the best bike rack for my car, the Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Carrier. It sits up off the ground just high enough that it doesn't scrape on my driveway. It is also sturdy and holds my bikes securely. And, the delivery was amazingly fast. I had my rack in about 2 days! Note to Troop, see my Pittsburgh Pirates Logo on my bumper in the attached pictures? Pirate Fans persevere! The Bucco's will be coming after your Cardinals this year! Thanks again Troop! 80677


Comments

Still happy with the Swagman rack. It is easy to put on and take off and can be done in minutes.

AlleyCat - 05/25/2014

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by: Robert D.03/16/2012


Flawless - quiet - secure - easy - convenient. Winner! I just completed a 1624 mile road trip/move from DC to Austin TX with the Swagman bike rack on a 2010 Honda Fit. This rack felt kind of heavy, but did a great job - no noise, no vibration, and the deep saddles and straps made me feel very secure. Love the saddle design. Wrap one strap around the seat tube and one around the top tube on one end, and two around the top tube on the other. I used a bungy cord to keep the front wheel in line with the frame. Very secure, noise-free. The swing-down design came in very handy when accessing the hatch. I hadn't considered this important when I bought it, but it is a nice feature, especially given the weight of the rack. Nicer to keep it in the hitch and swing it down to get in the back. Also, note how the rack rises up from the hitch receiver. This gave me plenty of ground clearance. I had that little Honda way loaded and the rack never bottomed out or scraped when entering driveways, parking lots, or up ramps. This was the right blend of features, cost and quality for my use. I'm not sure what more I could have wanted! 34084



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by: Bill D09/12/2013


This rack is very sturdy, great fit and finish and install was a breeze. I just did a quick test load of my bike and that worked out very well. The other nice feature is that the rack extends out far enough to clear my oversize spare tire (Wrangler) and of course the assembly will pivot down to allow full opening of the gate. I'm very happy with my decision on choosing this product. 99672


Comments

Hello! I am curious to know if your rack completely tilts back to open the tailgate completely? I will be mounting this on my 14 Wrangler Unlimited and want to make sure this clears the spare and also tilts far enough to access the rear. Thank you! Chris from Delaware

-- comment by: Christopher - 05/04/2014

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Youre welcome. I like it very much and find it was a wise purchase. The only problem I am finding though is locating the proper bolt that has a locking system, to lock the rack to the hitch. Right now I am using the bolt that came with it and have a chain lock going through the hitch and the rackbut Im having a bit of trouble finding the right locking bolt system that fits the threads, the same bolt type that came with the rack..might you know off hand which is the proper one? Im looking for the one where the locking device attaches on the end of the bolt, its a key locking device. I tried twice now getting two different sizes and neither one works, one is too big and the other one has the wrong thread pattern, even though both are made by Sawgman.

Bill D - 09/15/2014

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Thanks for your feedback. The locking threaded hitch pin that we suggest for your Swagman Trailhead is the # S64029
Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin for Swagman Hitch Racks
$28.65
, it is also sold in kit # S64031
Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable for Swagman Bike Racks w/ 1-1/4" & Combo Shanks - 7'
$44.11
that includes a locking cable. Both of these items can be seen as related items on the right hand side of the product page.

-- Rachael H - 9/15/2014


- S63360

by: Wes07/31/2015


First, I have to compliment etrailer on their excellent customer service. I submitted a question about a different rack and received a thorough reply. The rack arrived faster than I expected, but it was the wrong one. No big deal. With a simple 10 minute phone call the correct one was on the way. It arrived just as fast. Now to the rack. It came fully assembled. All I had to do was put the stabilizer bolt in. Very small. No big deal. The rack slid right in. I loved the hitch bolt. It slowed the process a tad , but it made it a lot sturdier. I have a Nishiki Alamosa with a 22 inch frame and 27.5 inch tires. This bike is not small. It was no trouble getting it on and strapped down. The thick rubber straps were great. I also purchased 2 soft ride hook and loop tire downs to keep the front tire straight. The ride was smooth. Plenty of ground clearance. No worries there. Did it shake any? Of course when I hit a bump it did a little. Unloading the bike and removing the rack was quick and easy. Overall after only one trip with this rack I am thoroughly satisfied. It was perfect. It's only about 10 miles to the trail so I didn't need anything more. 215875



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by: Bill K07/12/2015


Installation was fairly straight forward. It took a while to find the correct size allen wrench to remove the bushings so it would work on my smaller receiver hitch. Instructions for mounting the bikes on the rack leave a little to be desired but I guess its not that hard to figure out on your own. The rack holds the bikes securely and there is not a lot of movement. You will need some bungee cords to hold the front wheels so they don't flop around going down the road. Seems like a good rack for the money. 211169


Comments

Still no major problems. Getting some noise and side to side movement where the rack fits in the receiver.

Bill K - 07/11/2016

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by: Chris06/13/2015


Everything about this purchase was top-notch. From the ordering interface, the demo video, to the shipping and the product itself....all professional and smooth. Regarding the bike rack: I am amazed that you can purchase a bike rack of this quality for under $150. It's sturdy and very well built. So glad I didn't drop 300 bucks on a Thule or Yakima. This thing is compact and bulletproof. Love it. 203076


Comments

I love it. Its held up beautifully through a lot of use, and it still looks new. Thank you for following-up.

Chris - 07/08/2016

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by: Steve R.11/21/2016


Had a car with a 2 inch receiver which we had a 2 bike Thule rack that we used. Now have a Subaru with a 1 1/4 inch receiver and we did not want to spend so much money for another Thule. After much research we ended up purchasing a 2 bike "SWAGMAN". The Thule has a quick release lever to drop the bars holding the bikes and also to lower the whole assembly to gain access to the back of your vehicle. The Swagman has rods attached to braided wire harnesses to prevent every losing the rods. You will probably spend 60 seconds initially to remove and reset the rods but with time I would imagine that will become less. The cradles are very good and versus the Thule that has 2 rubber straps per bike the Swagman has 4. Too be honest I think the bikes seem better attached to the Swagman. So for the money and a little less convenience the Swagman is a good bike rack and affordable. I'm an engineer and value design, function, and quality of construction. 318617



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by: S. White11/18/2014


Bought it to use on a Toyota Corolla. Happy with it so far- it gets the job done! Pleased with the quality of the rack and its all metal components. Rattles a bit, as expected. The only real issue is that the upper pin, the one that allows the arms to move positions, fits so tightly that it's extremely difficult to remove. Literally have to use a hammer to insert and remove it. We usually drive with the arms out even when we don't have bikes on the rack, because it is so much trouble to switch the position. As for eTrailer, we are extremely pleased with their service! Will definitely be buying from them again, as it is obvious that customer service is important to them. 161717


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I just bought one and have the same issue with the pins being too tight to get them on and off with any ease. And I really want to put the arms down when not hauling a bike. Any suggestions, anyone?

-- comment by: Jane E - 05/04/2015

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by: John B., not the sloop09/30/2015


This bike rack came two days after ordering. Etrailer continues to astound me with their service. I love their website as well. Very helpful. The Swagman bike rack was the third that I had tried (not from etrailer). When I looked at the video at etrailer for the Swagman rack, it looked like a good design and fit for my vehicle. I liked the "one bolt assembly" feature. After I installed it with the Swagman bike rack lock I couldn't wait to put bikes on. They installed easily. The straps hold the bikes very securely. There is next to no wobble when installed with the locking bolt and the anti-wobble knob tightened. I am happy to recommend this bike rack. 228584



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by: Keith Y.09/12/2012


This bike carrier does what it is supposed to do for a reasonable amount of money. However it could be a lot better without increasing manufacturing cost. My gripe is that it sticks out so far behind the vehicle. To give you an idea of how far back it is, I've got a hatchback and the hatch can open without tilting it. Makes the tilt feature redundant then doesn't it? This effectively puts weight just that much further back and acts as a lever, causing the load to bounce more and exerting more stress on the hitch and car. Because it is so far back Swagman saw there was a danger of striking pavement behind it so bent the hitch extrusion up to provide more clearance. If I were to do it again, I would purchase a competitor with tilt feature that sits closer to the vehicle. 54434


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I agree - the carrier sticks out too far behind my car. Is a shorter arm available?

-- comment by: charles e - 05/06/2013

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There is not a shorter arm available. Some vehicles do need the extra length in order to open hatches or trunks with the bike rack tilted down. It all depends on the vehicle and location of the hitch. The photos we have of this rack with a Volkswagen EOS show how with certain vehicles, the shank length is necessary and fits well.

-- Patrick B - 5/8/2013


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by: Dave W.03/13/2017


I was presently surprised with the quality of this carrier. It took me about 5 min from removing from the box to completely installing on my truck. I wanted a carrier that would be quick and easy to put on and take off and this one does just that. I will be using this only on the weekends for now so it will be removed when not in use. I'm using with a 2" hitch and there is no movement or wobble at all. Great price for a great product. 352059



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by: Carol F06/18/2015


I recently purchased the Swagman Trailhead rack for two bikes. It arrived quickly and was super easy to attach to my draw-tite 1 1/4 trailer hitch which I also bought at trailer for my 2013 Kia Soul. The whole thing has worked out great. The Trailhead is extremely sturdy and well-made and so easy to use. I have a women's hybrid so I have an adaptor and there was no problem securing my bike to the rack. I just finished driving from Washington to California and the bike barely moved at all. I bungeed the front and rear tires to the rack to keep them from spinning and that worked well. In addition, I bought the hitch lock combo and that was a great purchase as well. My bike and rack are totally secure. I've made four purchases from trailer and they have been awesome each time; friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and speedy! 204479



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by: R Simmons04/20/2017


Works Great !!! I transport a road bike and an off road. Each fit securely although they are completely different sizes. Customer service was very helpful in choosing a rack and I will surely call then again. 370195



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by: Michelle B07/07/2014


Super easy to install, and looks great!! Love the tilt feature and my bike was secured easily. This is likely the best rack to get for simple use and sleek design. 139690


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Awesome! Really like how secure it is and rust or weather-related break-down. Excellent and with every penny.

Michelle B - 07/07/2015

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by: Tom F02/04/2017


after much research and great help from customer service at etrailer this was the only bike rack we could find for a 2 in receiver that had enough clearance for the over size spare tire on the wrangler and its able to be tilted down and could hold 2 bikes its very sturdy and would buy another one if I had the need for one 338774



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by: John H07/30/2012


I chose this rack based on the reviews, and it lives up to the hype. Very solid construction, and a very solid fit in the receiver. After installing it, I attached my bike and drove it around a bit just to get a sense of how solid it was. After many years of a trunk mounted rack, this rack is rock solid by comparison. And I can easily open and access the trunk even with my bike in place. I'm not only pleased with the rack and the hitch I purchased, but also EXTREMELY impressed with the great people at etrailer.com. I sent a question that was answered quickly, and they kept me informed of my order and its status every step of the way. Thank you so much!! 49884



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by: Emma M.06/03/2013


Sturdy, easy to mount bikes-takes less than 3 minutes, bikes do not move when traveling, quiet ride, and awesome price! 83189


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It is holding up beautifully after 1 year!

Emma M - 06/03/2014

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by: Kimberly D09/01/2015


S63360 Bike rack was well made and was everything the description said. Returning because the hanging style was awkward for my wife to load her bike as the bike support holder was a bit wider than the area it had to go through - could be used by forcing through. Combined with rack height and bike weight it was just too awkward. Kimberly was excellent on answering questions about selecting original rack and trailer hitch and follow-up questions on using. Also sent clear instructions on returning rack for replacement. She sent a page of new rack suggestions - of which I found a good replacement and will be ordering. Thanks for all your help 223238



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by: ELA05/14/2014


Awesome experience. Nice product with no movement on my car or with my bike on it. Quick shipping and no taxes! 130573


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Awesome bike rack. Very durable

ELA - 05/19/2015

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by: Alan R. Shane11/03/2016


Mr. J, The hitch & rack was delivered by the carrier this PM well packed, well prepared an easy to work with. Assembly was a piece of cake, receiving ports clean & appropriately placed. Simply a joy to work with. I am ready to hit the historic C&O Canal tomorrow. Both pieces were perfect. I was particularly impressed with the weight, construction and convenience of the whole project. You even, explained the process for modifying the body work for a form fit. Thanks loads Your ad photo of a CRV is a match to mine. Interestingly, the assembly allows plenty of space for kayak&canoe carrier & tiedown. Again, thank you. alan 316732



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by: Dave L.06/19/2017


Was exactly what I was looking for. Having the Mini Cooper Clubman 2016, finding a rack that allows the rear barn doors to open was a game stopper. My new rack allows this to happen and looks great as well. 396216



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by: barry k.04/18/2015


Excellent quality and very sturdy bike rack. Delivery prompt as promised. 186085


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Very well

barry k - 04/18/2016

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by: Tommy04/23/2015


Product delivered as ordered 187582


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WE HAVE USED IT SEVERAL TIMES AND HAS WORKED GREAT.

Tommy - 04/22/2016

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by: Ed F06/14/2016


I have dealt with etrailer on two separate occasions and have been very pleased with the products I purchased and the service I received. The staff is very knowledgeable and professional and take the time to answer your questions and find the best product for the job. I had no problems returning a product I didn't need and on one occasion I ordered the product one day and it was delivered to my door the very next day. It was very nice dealing with people who know their products well. Even a manufacturer of one of the products I bought spoke highly of etrailer.com. 261235



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by: Bob E.07/31/2016


Very happy with this carrier on my 2003 Vibe. The bar spacing works well for my wife's small frame hybrid bike, which has been a problem with other carriers due to the small clearance and spacing under the top tube. Not rattling at all on the highway. I am ordering the Curt support strap to provide a bit more support and to minimize the bike movement under rougher road conditions. The receiver attachment bar could have been a bit shorter, the carrier sticks out a bit more than I would have liked on the Vibe, but I have not had any clearance issues. 277902



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by: Annette E.08/30/2017


I am very happy with the Swagman bike rack. I originally wanted the Thule 2 bike rack but it was out of stock for quite a while. I decided I would try the Swagman. It worked out great. It is very solid and was easy to install on my suv. The bikes were very secure on the rack and little to no movement as we traveled. I like the fact you can just unlatch the pin and tilt the rack while you open the car hatch. No need to remove the entire rack, very convenient. I would say it is very comparable to the Thule and the price was quite a bit less. 426670



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by: Shane M09/01/2017


Besides the awesome "Swagman" name, I feel confident towing two bikes off the back of my Rav4 through our upcoming North American Roadtrip. Installation was easy, however I would have liked if the rack folded down more in order to be able to open the back door of a 2005 Rav4 without removing the rack. Other than that, really like the product! 427618



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by: Wyn F03/06/2017


Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - S63360 Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75579 Both items received on the fifth day after ordering. Grandson and I installed both in 1.2 hours. Hitch threaded plate slipped when bolts were removed but fished back into place rather easily. Quality of customer service had never been exceeded in my long and frequent experience when served in person, on phone or computer-exceptional and Ms Pat C was even better. 348933



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by: Henry M.03/20/2017


Review the Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - S63360 The two bike Swagman Bike Rack was fairly easy to set up and install in the 2" hitch on my 4Runner. The directions are NOT well written, but it is so easy to do that poor directions don't matter. The rack seems quite sturdy and my bike and my wife's "semi-womens design" bike fit on the rack at the same time. Since it is still winter in Maine I won't be driving anywhere with the bikes anytime soon. 356519



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by: Jan G.03/13/2017


Great product. Bought this for a friends car. Will be purchasing one for myself. 352315



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by: Lee B.08/28/2016


The Swagman Trailhead carrier doesn't scrape when backing out my driveway (VW GTI, so it does sit low but my driveway has what amounts to a dip at most and the other carrier dragged just a bit). My MTB requires a bar from steering stem to seat post, my frame opening is too small to fit carrier mounts, no problem and I"ll probably have to remove my MTB front wheel just in case of dips while driving with my MTB on carrier. My road bike, no problem. Good and versatile carrier. 288651


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Outstanding!

Lee - 08/28/2017

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by: Steve b11/25/2014


Well built, good price, very sturdy with little movement when hitch pin bolt is used instead regular pin. Boys bikes fit best wife's bike is a little harder to load but that is bike frame design. Would recommend to anyone and customer service is second to none. 162413



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by: Tina D.05/24/2017


Awesome awesome awesome! So easy to install and so sturdy. I had a bike rack that just hooked on to the car with the straps and I felt so unsafe with that one thinking it'll fall off any second while driving down the road.. I decided to invest in a hitch from etrailer as well along with this bike rack and both have been amazing. No noise or rattle while driving, doesn't get in the way at all and I love knowing my bike is safe. Definitely a good investment 384611



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by: Deena08/22/2014


Bike rack fits securely to car. No bike sway. It's a bit cumbersome to get used to installing and loading bike compared to the more expensive models. Had to use straps to secure bike wheels from moving and turning. Otherwise a great rack and reasonable price. 148026



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by: Elizabeth A07/03/2017


I was excited to learn they make a bike rack & hitch for my 2013 vw beetle convertible . We went on a two hour road trip with two 26" mtn bikes and had no problems .. Stable and secure Looking forward to heading to the beach with my bike & my bug . :) 401415



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by: Jim V09/12/2011


My Swagman Trailhead 2-bike carrier arrived on time and was easy to assemble. Both bikes fit nicely on the carrier (even the female style bike for my wife). I’ve taken the bikes out on a short test drive and both remained secure. I had contemplated buying the cheaper Road Gear bike rack, but was glad I upgraded to the Swagman. E-trailers web site was very helpful and their on-line response to questions was excellent. 23850



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by: Bill B03/05/2017


Absolutely satisfied with the products and the timely shipment. The trailer hitch from Curt fits perfectly, and the Swagman bike rack works as expected and is very simple to use. Selected 4 stars as the packaging was not very robust and was significantly damaged when received, however the products were not damaged. I've purchased from eTrailer.com previously with excellent service and would recommend them to others. 352373



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by: RoxyHG06/18/2012


We were replacing a trunk mount rack because we pruchased a new vehicle and didn't want to scratch it up with the old rack. This hitch mount rack is perfect. Easy to put together, easy to put in and remove from hitch and no scratching of our vehicle! The bikes were very secure when strapped down in the carrier. Even the guy tailgating us all the way to the bike trail wasn't concerned about the bikes coming loose! 44620



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by: Byron G08/21/2016


Sturdy, stable, holds bikes securely and reasonably priced. Easy to hang bikes on rack and secure them. Rack is easy to mount on vehicle and does not rattle. I haven't found anything not to like about this bike rack. 286199



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by: Ervin K.03/19/2016


I purchased the Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack primarily for my 2015 Jeep Sahara and it cleared the spare tire with room to spare. Once bolted to the receiver it did not move at all, as advertised. I was impressed with the quality of the product and quick delivery, 3 days! Etrailer's website is easy to navigate, fair pricing and as mentioned quick delivery. I have since ordered additional items from them. 241042



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by: Andre F.04/06/2017


The bar was pretty low. I tried to buy this item at a [retailer] but after two weeks of waiting for a special order I gave up. I received this trailer hitch bike rack in a few days from etrailer.com. I purchased this bike rack because my son has had one of these for a while and it appears that it will meet my needs. I haven't used it yet but it looks sturdy enough to accommodate my one bike nicely. 363606



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by: Jay C.08/05/2011


folds up nice, fits womans frame without adapter bar and holds our bikes very secure, I changed all the bolts to marine grade stainless steel,cost about $ 14.00, but I hate rust !!!. I also bungy cord the wheels to stop them from spinning while driving, ( it drives people behind you at nite NUTS, been their !! Enjoy this mount, you cant go wrong, and muchmor secure than the vecro ones !!! happy trails 21227



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by: Jim M.06/07/2016


Well built carrier. The only small drawback is that you have to take a threaded bolt at the hitch in and out each time you install or remove the carrier although it does provide more security and stability to the carrier. Regarding the customer service it is always excellent. I've been ordering for several years from etrailer simply for that reason and the quality of merchandise they carry. 258728



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by: trevor05/13/2014


Easy to assemble but don't call it assemble. It was one bolt. Holds the bikes great. Worth the purchase. Fast shipping and great communication. Etrailer knows customer service. I have purchased a few items here and perfect each time. What a world it would be if every company focused on service and value for their customer! Don't laugh!! Buy something and you will see what I am talking about 130285



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by: happy in PA03/29/2015


Bought this rack because I for some reason are more comfortable (perhaps more used to) the hanging style bike rack. It reminded me of the Thule 4 bike rack that I have and like so much (at much less money). I am very pleased with quality of this rack. At first glance it appears to be built magnificently. Delivery was very speedy. Rack was packaged great with minimal assembly required. 181330



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by: Steve Wise05/25/2016


Just received this Bike Rack and we are very impressed. It was easy to assemble and fit onto our Jeep Grand Cherokee. The rack held our two bikes in place with very minimal movement. Also, I am very impressed with eTrailer. They shipped our online order almost immediately - and followed up with an e-mail asking if we had any questions or issues. I would highly recommend them. 251453



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by: Craig P06/01/2015


Very good product installed on a 2015 Hyundai Elantra. The rack sits quite a ways from the trunk. We were able to open and close the trunk without tilting the rack. Easy loading with many different positions of the cradles. About the only complaint I have is the whole thing seems to move a lot when traveling. It doesn't seem to hurt anything though. No noise from the rack. 199505



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by: Jim F07/23/2012


Good hitch mount trailer, like the swing down feature. Fairly easy to assemble and mount. A little wiggly side to side (clockwise/counterclockwise), but very solid up/down or front/back. I've used it locally, and for a longer trip (>200 miles at highway speed each way) If it were a bit stiffer side to side, I would have rated it excellent. Good product, good value. 49075



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by: Roger M.05/16/2014


Appears well built, haven't used it in anger yet, but something that wasn't clear from the blurbs is that it achieves its stability by being bolted (and torqued down) to the receiver hitch. No big deal; a bit or extra work to swap it out for other items but not something I expected. It's all in the instructions so read before purchase (unlike me). 131022



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by: Jason N03/27/2014


Thank you so much. You guys have the best customer service I've seen in a long time. My hitch bike rack came in perfect condition and early too. I broke my neck a yr ago this Saturday. So for someone in my condition to be able to put together and install this bike rack is saying a lot for your company. Awesomeness...!!! 122533


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  • What you have read is correct. The only hitches available for the Prius V are Class I. The bike rack and hitch manufacturers all agree that more than 2 bikes should be carried on a rack installed in a Class I receiver. Two factors contribute to this, the low 200 lb tongue weight capacity of the Class I receiver and the fact that any additional bikes after the second one would extend the load far enough rearward of the receiver opening that the extra leverage exerted could either damage...
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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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  • I spoke with our contacts at Yakima and Thule and at present there is no roof rack available for your 2014 Nissan Pathfinder with Naked Roof due to the fact that there is a piece of plastic trim where the roof rack's pads would go which was broken during test fitting. If you are looking to haul bikes or cargo you could go with a trailer hitch like the Draw-Tite Hitch, part # 76031, and then go with a bike rack like the Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack, # S63360, or a cargo carrier like...
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  • Comparing The Thule Parkway 2 Bike Rack and The Swagman Trailhead 2 Bike Rack
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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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  • Recommended Bike Rack to Fit a 2007 Jeep Liberty with Rear Spare Tire
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for 2010 Subaru Outback
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  • Do the Yakima RidgeBack and FullTilt Bike Carriers Tilt Down the Same Amount
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  • Carrying Two Bikes on Rear of 2012 Ford F150 While Towing Forest River R Pod 178
  • For starters, be aware that the use of any hitch adapter will reduce the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by fifty percent. So, if the tongue weight capacity of your hitch is 600 lbs (consult sticker on hitch for actual tongue weight capacity), using a dual hitch adapter will lower that tongue weight capacity to 300 lbs. If the hitch or tongue weight of the Rpod is 257 lbs, then your bikes plus the rack you use would need to weigh less than 43 lbs to prevent overloading the hitch (which...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Other Parts for Towing with a 2011 Toyota Prius
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2014 Toyota Camry
  • All of the trailer hitches for your 2014 Toyota Camry SE are going to be visible meaning that the cross tube and the receiver will be visible beneath the rear fascia. The design of the vehicle requires this type of hitch design. What I recommend is to use a trunk mount bike rack. That way, when you are not using the rack, you can remove it and the vehicle will appear as normal; unlike with a hitch that will always be present and visible. If a trunk mount interests you then a popular...
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  • Is it Safe to Use a Trailer Hitch Adapter # HTAD on a Class I Trailer Hitch on a 2010 Kia Soul
  • It really depends on what you want to use the hitch for if you need an adapter. The trouble is that using an adapter like # HTAD or another adapter will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. The hitches for your 2010 Kia Soul are all class I hitches with a tongue weight capacity of 200 pounds. Using an adapter will cut that down to 100 pounds. If you are wanting to use a bike rack or cargo carrier, you will be limited to carrying just 2 bikes and the combined...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Mazda 3 Hatchback to Carry 2 Bikes
  • For your 2015 Mazda 3 hatchback I recommend Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24914. It does not require a stabilization strap when using a bike rack. Like you said you would need an adapter, # HTAD. However, the use of an adapter reduces the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. For Draw-Tite hitch # 24914 the use of the adapter takes the tongue weight capacity from 200 to 100 pounds. the combined weight of the bike rack and bikes cannot exceed 100 pounds. If the bikes...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport Turbo with Dual Exhaust
  • Curt trailer hitch # C11402 will fit all models of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata including your Sport turbo with dual exhaust. I have included a link to the installation details for you. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then you have to make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with a bike rack, you are limited to 2 bikes maximum on a Class I hitch. Curt also says you have to use stabilization strap # 18050...
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  • Will the Kuat Beta 2-Bike Rack allow Clearance for Bikes On a 2010 Prius With Curt Hitch
  • I have a few recommendations for you. My personal pick would be the Swagman XC2 Wheel Mount Bike Rack, item # S64650. This rack has a shank that rises about 2 inches for clearance and is very easy to load and unload. The ratcheting hooks are easy to use and they hold the bikes very securely. A friend of mine uses this rack on his Ford Focus and has no clearance problems, even when going over large speed bumps. We have a video review of this rack for you to check out, see link. For a...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Jeep with 35 Inch Tires
  • In order to determine the correct bike rack for your Jeep, you'll need to measure to find out how much clearance you'll need. Starting at the hitch pin hole, measure rearward until you clear the rear edge of the spare tire (I've linked you to an FAQ article that shows how this is done.) You'd then choose a bike rack whose shank length (distance from hitch pin hole to closest portion of the rack) is longer than the measurement you took. For instance, if the measurement you took is less...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2001 Ford Sport Trac Automatic Behind a Winnebago Adventurer
  • We have everything you will need to flat tow your 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac behind your Winnebago Adventurer, but before attempting to tow, I strongly recommend checking your owners manual before proceeding. From what I could find, the 4WD models with the electronic shift transfer case and automatic transmission cannot be flat towed. Ford also has distance and speed restrictions when flat towing this vehicle. To flat tow your 2001 Ford Sport Trac Automatic behind your Winnebago...
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  • Why A Class I Trailer Hitch on a 2011 Toyota Prius Can Only Carry a 2 Bikes on a Bike Rack
  • The issue with a Class I trailer hitch is not how much the bikes weigh, entirely, it is the amount of torque produced by having weight further from the hitch. With more weight further from the hitch, even if it is a little weight, it can damage the hitch, the rack, and the vehicle, especially when you add in any up and down movement while traveling. You may have heard of or even used a cheater or breaker bar when changing a tire. The longer the bar the easier it is to loosen lug nuts....
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  • Will the Swagman Trailhead Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2004 Toyota Corolla
  • The Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack, # S63360, will fit in the 1-1/4 inch receiver on your 2004 Toyota Corolla. It should be a good secure fit because it comes with an anti-rattle, thread hitch pin and, when tightened, pulls the shank of the bike rack tight to one side of the hitch. I have included a link to the installation details for this rack for you.
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  • 2 Bike Rack With 100 lb Capacity that can Accommodate Bike with 3 Inch Wide Tires
  • Due to the parameters you mentioned, a hanging-type carrier would be a better choice for you. The Swagman Trailhead, part # S63360 has a 100 lb capacity, and will work in either a 1-1/4 or a 2 inch receiver. This is the only 2 bike rack we offer that has a 100 lb capacity. The locking anti-rattle hitch pin, part # S64029 is also recommended. The only platform-type bike rack we offer that can handle 3 inch wide tires would be the Thule Doubletrack # TH990XT, but with a 70 lb weight capacity,...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Bike Rack for 2008 Lexus IS250
  • When given the choice between a trunk mounted rack or a hitch mounted option, I usually recommend the hitch mounted rack. A hitch mounted rack can be quickly installed and removed, and will not be in direct contact with the painted surface of the vehicle. A hitch also provides a convenient mounting point for accessories like a cargo carrier, should the need ever arise. I would recommend the Curt Class I hitch, part # C11372. I have linked you to the installation instructions plus an...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 1998 CRV that Features Locking Cable
  • The rear mounted spare tire on your vehicle might limit which racks can be used on your vehicle.The Rola TX-102, part # 59400 would be just what you are looking for, if it will clear the spare tire. This bargain-priced rack has features usually found on higher priced racks like an integrated locking cable to secure the bikes to the rack and anti-sway cradles. The arms will also fold down for easier storage. To determine if it will fit, you will need to measure the distance from the...
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  • How to Carry Womens or Step Through Bikes on a Hanging Bike Rack
  • The Swagman Trailhead # S63360 (And any hanging bike rack for that matter) will generally need a frame adapter bar for bikes that do not have a horizontal top cross tube like a traditional men's bike does. The same often goes for children's bikes. The Kuat Ubar Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 is an adapter bar that will help you. It connects from the seat post to the handlebar stem to create that horizontal mounting point to carry bikes level on a hanging rack. Another option for...
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  • Bike Carrying Options for 2010 Mini Cooper S Convertible
  • I have spoken with my representative from Thule, Yakima and Hollywood Racks, and have found that none of them offer a trunk mounted rack that would be compatible with your 2010 Mini Cooper S Convertible, as the trunk lid is not large enough to provide a secure mounting surface for the bike rack. Since the convertible top makes a roof rack out of the question, a hitch mounted solution would be your only option. The Curt Class I hitch, part # C11130 is a confirmed fit for your vehicle....
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  • Fit of Thule Passage Trunk Mount Bike Rack # TH910XT on 2013 Toyota Prius
  • According to my contact at Thule, their Passage 2 and 3-Bike Trunk Mount Bike Rack # TH910XT and # TH911XT are both a confirmed fit for the 2013 Toyota Prius. This has been determined after extensive fit testing. This being said, anytime a piece of equipment is in direct contact with the painted surfaces of a vehicle, the possibility of the vehicle being scratched exists. This risk can be minimized by ensuring that the surfaces of the rack and vehicle that touch each other are 100 percent...
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  • Using CURT Stabilizing Strap # 18050 with Hitch Bike Rack on 2011 Honda CR-V
  • The CURT Stabilizing Strap, part # 18050, has a hook on one end that would attach to the top edge of the hatch on your CR-V. The other end would wrap around the upright of the bike rack and be secured with the buckle. Any of the two bike racks we offer would work just fine with this hitch. The Swagman Trailhead, part # S63360 would be a great choice. I would also recommend the optional anti-rattle lock, part # S64029. I have linked a video review showing how to install the CURT...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2008 Scion xB
  • Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12490 that you referenced is confirmed to all model 2008 Scion xBs so it will work on your 2008 xB. For a compatible bike rack the Swagman Trailhead Bike Rack part # S63360 would be an excellent choice. This rack has the great features of a more expensive rack like tilting mast, anti-sway cradles and anti-rattle hitch pin at a fraction of the cost. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you...
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  • Hitch Ground Clearance and Recommended Bike Rack for 2012 Toyota Prius V
  • All three hitches available for the 2012 Toyota Prius V would have the same ground clearance of approximately 10-1/2 inches between the bottom of the receiver tube and the ground. Of the three hitches available, I would recommend the Draw-Tite Class I receiver hitch, part # 24847. Because of this relatively low clearance, we recommend using a bike rack that features an angled shank that will raise the bikes and provide more ground clearance. According to our customers, the Swagman...
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