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

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

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  • Hanging Rack
  • 5 Bikes
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Swagman
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 3
  • Bike Lock
  • Frame Mount
The cushioned, rotating cradles on this rack can accommodate bike frames up to 2" in diameter, and an integrated lock provides security for your bikes. A tilting mechanism at the base offers easy access to your vehicle's rear cargo area. Call 800-298-8924 to order Swagman hitch bike racks part number S64970 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Swagman products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Swagman XP - Folding 5 Bike Rack for 2" Trailer Hitches. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.


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Swagman Hitch Bike Racks - S64970

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


Features:

  • Heavy-duty steel design carries up to 5 bikes
  • Cradles secure bikes to the rack using thick, kraton vinyl cushioning and steel plates
    • Deep, flexible grooves help prevent cables from scratching frames
    • Cushioning helps keep bikes from swaying front to back
  • Cradles rotate left to right to accommodate many alternative and women's frames
    • Keep wheels level to improve ground clearance
  • Locking knob secures bikes to the rack
  • Rack tilts forward to allow easy access to vehicle's rear cargo area


Specs:

  • Fits 2" x 2" trailer hitches
  • Interior cradle dimensions: 7-3/16" long x 1-3/4" wide x up to 1-3/4" tall (at highest setting)
    • Accepts bike frames up to 2" in diameter
  • Exterior cradle dimensions: 7-3/16" long x 3" wide x 3" tall (back lip of cradle)
    • Front lip of cradle measures 2" tall
  • Overall height of the cradle including the bike rack support tube is 5-3/4" tall to the back lip of the cradle
    • Overall front lip height is 4-3/4" tall
  • Measures 7-3/4" long from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar
  • Rack arm measures 28-1/4" long
  • Total weight capacity is 125 lbs
  • Not designed for use on trailers
  • Includes pin and clip to secure the rack to the trailer hitch
  • Included anti-rattle bolt secures the rack to your hitch and reduces vibration and noise
    • Hitch accessory S64027 (sold separately) locks carrier to hitch
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

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

This carrier's steel construction provides lasting toughness and carries up to five bikes. Cushioned cradles on the arm rotate to keep wheels level to the ground, providing improved ground clearance. Additionally, the cradles help provide a scratch-free ride for bikes by using thick kraton vinyl cushioning with large grooves, which prevent bike cables from rubbing on the frame. They also work to prevent bikes from rocking back and forth during transit. The cradles accommodate bikes with up to a 2" diameter frame, and the locking knob allows for a secure and quick unload. The rack also tilts forward to allow easy access to the vehicle's rear cargo area.



64970 Swagman Fold Down XP 5-Bike Rack

Replaces Hidden Hitch # 51958, Reese # 83132



S64970 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details S64970 Installation instructions



Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (84 Customer Reviews)

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

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


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

Pat D - 08/17/2015

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



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



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



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Great product - 54491



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



- S64940

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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Works great - heavy duty - highly recom mended 540671



- S64910-2

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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Just received the bike rack and put it together. It was an easy assembly, but had trouble getting the rubber liners back into the pin slots after bolting the carrier to the rack arm. Other than that, no issues. Appears to be well built and sturdy. Had read reviews about other racks and fabication issues and such, but really thought this was a well fabiricated product and had no assembly issues except the rubber liner clips. No complaints at this point. Appears to be a good product. 47649



- S64940

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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Good product and works well on my 5th wheel factory mounted hitch. Had a shipping issue which was addressed immediately. Lexus G. was very helpful during the process. This is my second purchase through etrailer and I will purchase from them again. 224409



- S64940

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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Wow this rack is very heavy duty fits the hitch perfectly and fit all 4 of my bikes. It even comes with a stabilizing strap. I bought the Curt E 100 bumper receiver also a perfect inexpensive way to attach the bike rack to my 5th wheel bumper 484157



- S64940

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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


1st thing-- only buy this unit is your looking for a RV hitch. Forget Yakima, Thule, etc. I have broken two of the other brands!! Little downside is that this is really a 3 bike rack. Top arm should be 2" longer if you don't want your bicycles banging together. They should make some changes to the bolts that tighten down the holders, or instead you leave the knobs on other wise you will scratch your bicycles knocking them on the bolts. 98181



- S64950

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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


I am very happy with this bike rack. It has served me well so far. It was easy to put together and its really simple to use. However I was not happy to see that both of the bolts at the bottom were quick release. Sure the bolt that lets the rack pivot down should be quick release but the other bolt should be permanent to stop theft. I fixed the problem myself by buying a regular bolt and nut from hardware store and welding the nut on. I'm sure not everyone is capable of that though. Overall I think the rack is great and I would definitely recommend it. 99454



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


After researching the multitude of bike racks available, Pat at etrailer spent over 30 minutes with me on the phone answering my questions about which would be the best rack for our SUV and our particular bike styles. We settled on the Swagman XP 4-bike rack. The cradles are adjustable and be rotated so that the wheels of any bike can be kept parallel to the ground regardless of the angle of the bike frame. It worked as advertised, and I can 100% recommend etrailer as a very reliable source. The people there are interested in helping you, and they deliver. Great company! 81561


Comments

Still perfect. Our bike trip last July to Montana and Idaho was a great test of the Swagman bike rack. We had four bikes totaling 80 pounds and had absolutely no issues. With the U brace keeping the rack base tight against the hitch, there was no wobbling at all. A great trip was made better by having the peace of mind provided by a sturdy rack to safely transport our bicycles. Thank you etrailer!

Maurice G - 05/22/2014

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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


We have not got to use this bike rack yet. We fitted it to our Rav 4 and are very happy with the tight fit. The rack is very well built and sturdy. Passes the spare tire on the back of the Rav with plenty of room to spare. Also it appears to have plenty of clearance at the bottom of the rack. Our last rack fit loosly in the receiver and the bike moved quite a bit. Hopefully this one will reduce the bike movement. Also it does not tell you on the site that we could find but this rack may be used for 1, 2 or 3 bikes. 52298


Comments

we have a rav 4 with the swing door 2009 and the spare in the case. We also have a trailer 2 receiver on the rav does this rack work well for our application ?

-- comment by: Guy S - 06/15/2014

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You will need to measure the distance to the from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of your spare tire cover. This will tell you how much clearance you will need for the Swagman Bike rack to work with your vehicle. If this measurement is less than 13-1/2 inches this bike rack will work great for you.

-- Rachael H - 6/17/2014


- S64940

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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Ordered this bike rack, the locking / anti rattle / threaded hitch pin, & the adapter for an alternative frame bike. Very impressed with e-trailer dot com. Price was great. The order shipped quickly & arrived early. It was securely packed. Did A LOT of research & chose this bike rack as it was one of the few that was approved by the manufacturer for RV use. The bike rack went together fairly easily. The wife helped me as it was good to have a 2nd set of hands. Hint: I started assembling it on the garage floor but it's easier to do in a hitch insert. Finally used it on our class C RV this past weekend. All in all, no complaints. The wife was driving behind me & said the bike rack was fairly steady. Pleased with e trailer dot com & the bike rack! 57797



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Bought this to take the bikes for my family of four on vacation and I have only used it three times in the last 12 months, the most recent just a week ago. I remain completely happy with my purchase. The ability to angle the brackets allows me to easily fit our 4 bikes (adult male, adult female, 12 yr male, 10 yr female). My wife's bike fits okay without an adapter, but my daughter's bike required a bar adapter since the space between her frame would not fit over the brackets. One thing to note, to get my wife and sons bikes on, I have to remove the brackets for the bikes in front of them. Don't be stubborn, just do this. I scratched the frames putting them on the first time without removing the other brackets, and it ended up taking longer fighting them on. This is because of the way her bike frame is built and his is simply smaller. I am considering buying the bar adapters for them as well just to avoid having to remove the brackets, but we don't really use it enough yet to purchase them. My bike, with the wider frame, goes on quickly and easily. Tip: Take a picture of how you fit the bikes on! It will save you having to figure it out again the next time. 410383



- S64950

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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


I ordered this bike rack for use on my wifes 2014 honda accord, when I decided to install a Curt Reciever hitch (C11681) on the car. As usual etrailers' service was excellent and everything arrived quickly and in good shape. After I assembled the rack and went to mount it on the car I discovered the threads on the bolt were damaged. After determining the size, I tried another bolt in the reciever "block"of the rack. These threads were unusable as well. I was planning on using the rack soon for an upcoming trip, so I decided to forgo dismantling everything,repackaging, and shipping back to etrailer, for replacement. Instead, I purchased a tap and die and "chased" the threads on both pieces. Works fine now, and I am pleased overall with the way the rack works. I only use it for 2 bikes and it is very secure with little wobble. Hopefully the bad threads on mine were a fluke. If not, Swagman needs to look at quality control in this area. 457663



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


I have not been camping yet with this product, just received it 2 days ago (which surprised me), but I have put it on my RV and plan to go camping this weekend. It is made very well and does not rattle. I am very pleased so far with the Swagman products. 201991


Comments

Except for the Swagman decal on the bike rack, the unit is working very well. It is worthwhile investment.

Edward H - 06/08/2016

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- S64940

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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


So far, so good. I just received this last week and installed it on the back of my fifth wheel. We have four bikes (2 adult bikes and two kids bikes), and fitting all four of the bikes on the racks took some creativity but it was possible. The rack seems very sturdy, but we will see if it stands the test of time as we are full-time RVers who travel about 6,000 miles per year. Our last bike rack (Swagman XTC4) was completely worn out after about 14,000 miles of use on the back of our fifth wheel. 152648


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After one year, this bike rack is still performing very well on the back of our fifth wheel. We have travelled over 5,000 miles with our bikes in tow, and it still looks and operates like brand new. I was able to make four full-size bicycles fit on it, but you have to be creative.

B. B - 09/24/2015

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Comments

How is your hitch fastened to your fifth wheel?

-- comment by: Richard N - 01/09/2016

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In response to Richard N., we had a 2 hitch receptacle installed on the rear of our fifth wheel when we ordered it from the factory. The bike rack is installed by sliding it into the hitch receptacle.

-- comment by: B. B - 01/13/2016

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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


I purchased the Swagman because I needed a bike rack that was rated for a travel trailer and would take my bike plus three girls' bikes. It took me hours to figure out how to make it work, but I finally got it. It's hard to use and you have to take all the bikes on and off in order. I've since seen better and more easily use-able bike racks and ones that adjusts to fill your tow receiver better (reducing sway). The knob with the key doesn't tighten down or work very well. So I had to place it on an inside bike, allowing me to tighten down the outside bike with the non-keyed knob. 410811



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


The service from etrailer was awesome. I ordered on a weekend and yet by Sunday night I had an email saying the product was shipped. On top of that the shipping was upgraded at the same cost.... FREE! The Bike Rack is great. Went together easily and is very heavy duty. The only problem I have and it was anticipated is that my bike frame is not round, it is oval shaped and it barely fits into the gripper. But as I said I expected it to be close from the product description. This rack should give me many years of service and I highly recommend it and etrailer!! 91987


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Works great. No problems at all.Glad i made the purchase.The service etrailer provides is excellent.

Mike - 01/26/2015

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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


I bought it primarily to use it on my camper to haul the kids bikes when we go camping. It was a little harder to assemble than I expected it would be but the reason is because you have to position each holder individually for each bike. That slight down fall makes it nice though because each bike will be properly positioned and secured for travel. I bought the model with the factory lock, I'm glad I decided on that model. I'm also glad that it has the anti rattle feature especially going on a camper. The bike rack even works with a spare tire mounted right next to it. 544403



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Fast shipping..great email communication from the minute my order was placed to the delivery at my door which only took 2 days! The bike rack was better than I expected. Heavy duty. rubber inserts lining the cradles are very strong..design is excellent. Once we got the right distance between cradles adjusted our 3 bikes fit perfectly! The YouTube video was very helpful ! I would highly recommend this bike rack and etrailer.com! 5 stars!! 51149



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


After reading the reviews, my husband I bought this bike rack for our 2009 RAV4 knowing full well that we were going to be unable to open the cargo door when the bike rack was mounted. So I want to be clear that we are ok with that less than perfect feature, while at the same time let others with a RAV4 know that this is how this bike rack will work with a RAV4 if they get this rack. Also in regard to the complaint about the bolt that inserts in the hitch receiver, I would like to add that the Kotter pin that mounts on the end of this bolt does not stay on well, but the threads in the bolt if tightened well, look like they will hold if the pin is lost. I would like to also point out that there is not a plate on either end of the rack where the 3 bike cradles mount, so if the U-bolts on the cradles come lose, you could either lose a bike or have one slide off the back and hit the spare tire carrier on the RAV. Now with all that said, here's the good so far....once the bolt is tightened in the hitch receiver pin hole, there is absolutely no wobble in the rack. My women's coaster bike fit in the cradle just fine without an adapter. The shipping time was super fast and although the box looked like it had been to war, it was still sealed and intact and the rack arrived in good shape. Since the rack just arrived yesterday, we have not yet had time to road test the bike rack on the back of the RAV loaded with bikes yet. One other selling point for us was the fact that this rack can be used on the back of an RV also. 184400



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


This rack is well-made, but there are a couple details that made it completely unusable for us. 1. You can't put more than one woman's-style bike on the rack. The position of the frame tubes on the women's models makes it impossible to fit the bike over the rack unless it is at the end position. 2. The clamps are a good idea, but don't fit bikes with bigger frame tubes. Our bikes are from Target, so they're pretty mainstream, and they still didn't work. 20573


Comments

Ladies bikes have a bit of a non-typical frame for the most part. Mounting them to a rack becomes a lot easier with the use of an adapter bar. It helps to provide a place to hang the bike level on the rack which in turn puts the handle bars where they should be. Check out part 64005.

-- Patrick B - 11/28/2012

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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


The swagman xp bike rack we purchased did not work well for us. The locking cradle broke shortly after one use. The cradles slide when tightened, and as a result the bikes on the rack are not very secure and move around during a trip. I do not know how 4 bikes would fit on this rack. We have only 2 trail bikes and they were taking up a lot of the space. I did not return the bike rack because it weighted so much and the package would have been very expensive to return. The only reason I gave it 2 stars is because it is made with very sturdy steel construction. i would not purchase again. We went to a local bike shop, spent more money and purchased a Thule which we are very pleased with. Live and learn..... 519536



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


We bought this bike rack for our 24 ft travel trailer. We needed one that was not going to shake and cause the bikes to come off like the previous one did. This one works perfectly for this purpose. No need for extra tie-downs. I love the lock feature, and the quick mount and dismount of the bikes. Thank you so much for your proffesional advice and a great product. 336351



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Hitch goes on and off easily. We have it on our RV and our bikes don't even quiver as we go down the road. Lock is nice too. 317815



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Do not over tighten nut it will strip and you will not be able to use the rack for the bike. 293927



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Works great on the back of our 5th wheel, it extends far enough to miss the spare tire but is very stable. 286281



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Love it, everything I expected. 282932



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


This is a great bike carrier. Very easy to assemble and attach bikes. Works great in back of our class C RV. We had problem with first carrier because Swagman had the wrong part in the box. etrailer sent a new carrier immediately and we had in time to go camping. I recommend buying your RV supplies from etrailer. Their customer service dept. is the best. Very friendly and knowledgeable. 265017



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


A rock solid bike rack for the back of my trailer. 255371



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


fits perfect in my hitch. plus like adjustable cradles to accommodate my grandchildren bikes. 241221



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Wow...fastest shipping and delivery of anything I have ever ordered. Awesome customer service and communication. Extremely high quality product. Easy to assemble and install. This is the perfect item for our Class A motorhome. A+ company. Would definitely order anything from them in the future. 238878



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Just unpacked and put together the Swagman XP 3 bike carrier. Used it once and it seems to be made very well. Holds the bikes firmly; doesn't seem that the bikes jostle around like my previous carrier. Bought this specifically for my trailer and am hopeful that it performs as well there as it did on the back of my truck. Based on my first impressions, I would buy other Swagman products. 216906



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


good job guys..... w/in 4 days including weekend i received my package at good condition..... thanks a lot.... keep up the good works..... : ) 214071



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


I did a lot of research on the different styles of bike racks that are out there. I love the way the Swagman XP you can clamp down your bike and lock it, without any worries of scratching your bike frame and it hold the bike in very secure. Not a big fan of the ones with a rubber band that holds your bike in place. I'm very happy with my purchase and as well the delivery time to my house. I would recommend this one to all of my friends that are looking for a killer bike rack and hope they make the Swagman XP their first choice. 205708



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


I received my trailer hitch and had it assembled and ready to go on my truck in 15 minutes. The quality is excellent and I believe it will be a good buy. The only issue I have, and I have no answer to dealing with it is working the the back hatch on my Dodge Durango. I do not think ANYONE has an answer to that problem. It should not be a problem on my motor home however. 182037



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Quality built. Drilled holes 6" from pin hole provided. Now it slides all the way in my hitch receiver bringing it closer to my tailgate making it extremely sturdy. My mountain bike has the the oblong frame & this carrier can hold it securely in place. I'm glad I found etrailer when I searched in Google. Great value for the price, received shipment in 5 days and was obvious someone went to great length to secure it so it did not shift in transport. I'm sure this carrier will last us many miles and years Thanks. 175710



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


I used the Swagman XP3 (bike rack for 2-inch hitch) to haul two bikes 1,600 miles on the rear bumper of a 17-foot trailer. Performed perfectly. Bikes were very safe and secure. Unit was easy to assemble and use. Very heavy duty bike rack, the sturdiest I have ever seen. 161107



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


The bike rack is fabulous. Used it this weekend to carry three bikes 5 hours one way. Very strong and sturdy. The bikes sit in a vinyl/rubber padded cradle that is held down by a top plate that you screw down - very securely fastened. You can lock the outermost bike thus keeping all the others bikes free from theft. The etrailer folks made the order and delivery process exceptional. Great communication all the way from ordering to delivery to the door. 159239



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Product exceeded all expectations 148178



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Worked great. very stable during trip. (I mount it in front for truck). I did have to go buy the bar adapter so I could mount and carry my wife's woman's bike. I tried several ways at first to carry without. Couldn't make it work with my bike and son's bike. Adapter bar worked perfectly. Cost another $29 at bike store. I sure etrailer carry's it but needed it right away. I love the simple engineering. 144026



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Worked great and held my Marin women's bike without extension...and it just rode a bit lower than the men's bike...perfect for back of our class b motor home 140358



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Received quickly thanks to etrailer. I was researching for ever to find a hitch bike rack that fit my jeep liberty. It clears the spare tire very well. Rack is well built, bikes stay in solace. All I need now is bike lock cable that wraps around bikes and receiver. 135311


Comments

We've got a number of different cable locks, but the one that will work best is Swagman part # S64030
Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable for Swagman Bike Racks w/ 2" Shanks - 8-1/2' Long
$39.82
. Swagman designed for their racks and this kit includes a lock and cable that will lock both the bikes and the rack.

-- Patrick B - 06/17/2014

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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Fits purfect, if you have a spare tire on the back works great, easy to use 127410



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Review from a similar Swagman XP in Hitch Bike Racks


Nice bike rack....just wished it would have come with a normal size hole for the standard size hitch pin. I had to order a hitch pin with a key for security. 123525



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It is A Christmas gift still in box I know I will be satisfied 109295



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Very nice product! Well made, heavy duty rack for our RV. Used with two bikes the first time and had no problems. Like the option of tilting the cradles to accommodate different cross bars. Quick shipping and well packaged. Also appreciated helpful customer service prior to and after purchasing the rack. 101560


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  • Trailer Hitch Mounted 5 Bike Rack Recommendation that Can Hold 2 Childrens Bikes and Adult Bikes
  • The weight capacity on the Thule Vertex 5, # TH9030XT, is 150 pounds. That would be 30 pounds per bike. The average adult bike weighs about 30 pounds. Provided that the combined weight of all 5 bikes does not exceed this 150 pound limit the rack can handle the weight. The Vertex and Apex, # TH9026, have the highest capacity of any of the 5 bike models we carry, see link. Regarding the childrens bikes, measure the length of the top frame tubes. If they are greater than 12-3/8 inches,...
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  • Comparing 5 Bike Trailer Hitch Mounted Bike Racks From Thule, Yakima, and Swagman
  • For a 5 bike, trailer hitch mounted bike rack, we have a few options. First is the Thule Apex, # TH9026, that you have referenced. This bike rack does tilt down away from the vehicle to allow you greater access to the rear of your Nissan Armada. With the rack fully tilted down, you should be able to open the rear hatch. This bike rack also features anti-sway cradles and a built-in anti-rattle device. Next we have the Yakima RidgeBack 5, # Y02459. This rack can also tilt down like the...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for Use at the Back of a Trailer
  • There are several racks that are designed for use behind a trailer but as you have stated, the Swagman XP 5 Bike Rack, # S64970, is one that cannot be used. Basically, the rack was not designed for this application. There is significantly more vertical and lateral movement at the back of a trailer when compared to the back of a vehicle and the XP is not made to handle the stress and damage to the rack, bikes, hitch, and trailer could occur. The bumper mount bike racks compatible with...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying 5 Bikes on a 2010 Honda Odyssey
  • Since you have childrens bikes, which have smaller frames, I would recommend a single arm bike rack that will fit your bike frames easier than a dual arm bike. This hitch will work on a Class III hitch that has a 2 inch opening. I would recommend you get a Swagman Hitch Bike Rack # S64970. This single arm rack should work well for carrying your childrens bikes. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also.
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  • Recommended 5 Bike Capacity Rack for Rear of a Chevrolet Suburban
  • We do offer a few racks that are capable of carrying 5 bikes (see link). All can carry 5 bikes, but the problem is that all bikes have different frame configurations, handle bars and overall sizes. With 5 bikes it is like a puzzle to figure out the configuration that will accept all of the bikes on the rack. Usually after a bit of trial and error you can figure out how to get the bikes loaded on the carrier and would then have to stick to that order each time you load the bikes. I...
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  • What 5 Bike Hitch Bike Racks Are Available To Fit A 2007 Mercedes Benz GL450
  • I have a few hitch bike racks that will carry 5 bikes that I would recommend. The Thule Apex 5 Bike Rack, part # TH9026, will fit a Class III 2 inch hitch and has a weight capacity of 150 lbs. The Yakima RidgeBack 5 Bike Rack, part # Y02459, will fit Class II 1-1/4 inch hitch and Class III 2 inch hitch. It has a weight capacity of 150 lbs. Both the Thule and The Yakima have anti-sway cradles that prevent bike-to-bike contact. The Swagman XP 5 Bike Rack, part # S64970, is a single...
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  • Can Thule Vertex or Apex 5 Bike Rack be Used on Jeep Wrangler Being Flat Towed Behind a Motor Home
  • The shank on the Apex 5, # TH9026, is unique in that it has a built-in anti-rattle mechanism so the shank looks like it is for 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches. But it is only for 2 inch trailer hitches. All 5-bike racks we carry are for 2 inch hitches only with the exception of the Yakima racks. The Apex does have the latest and greatest cradles with road-dampening technology to better protect the bikes. However Thule states not to use the rack on a vehicle that is being towed. There is potentially...
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  • Recommended Best Hitch and 5-Bike Rack for a Honda Odyssey 2015
  • Good news, you came to the right place, I can help you find the best 5-bike rack and hitch for your 2015 Honda Odyssey. First you are correct the weight capacity of the 2 inch Hidden hitch # 87479 and Draw-Tite # 75270 are superior to that of the Curt hitch, so either would be a good choice. Currently the Hidden hitch is no longer in production so the Draw-Tite model # 75270 is the best hitch for your Odyssey. I have linked an installation video of the install for your convenience....
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  • Will 5 Bike Rack Swagman XP Part# S64970 Accommodate a Variety of Bike Styles
  • A good 5-bike rack for your needs would be the Swagman XP S64970. The cradles on the bike rack rotate to accommodate many different types of bike frames.
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  • Which Lock is Recommended for the Swagman XP 5 Bike Rack
  • The Swamgan XP 5 Bike Rack for 2 Inch Hitches, part # S64970, does not include a locking hitch pin. You would need to use Locking Anti-Rattle, Threaded Hitch Pin, # S64027, because it is uniquely threaded to match the bike rack.
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  • Do 5 Bikes Actually Fit on the Swagman XP 5 Bike Rack
  • Yes, the Swagman XP 5 Bike Folding Rack, item # S64970, will accommodate 5 bikes. That being said you will have to alternate the bikes on the rack and find the correct combination that will work for your 5 particular bikes. Not all 5 bike combination are going to work due to design differences in the bike frames, handlebars, seats, pedals and wheels and tires. The length of the arm that supports the bikes on the 5 bike version is longer at 28-1/4 inches long. On the 4 bike version, item...
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  • Recommendation for a 5 Bike Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for a 2008 Subaru with 2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • For a 5 bike, trailer hitch mounted bike rack, we have some options. They all have similar features, but since you will be carrying childrens bikes, I recommend the Folding 5 Bike Rack Swagman XP, # S64970, that you have referenced. The single arm design is more accommodating to smaller and alternative frame bikes. I have included links to the installation details and a video review for reference. An important measurement to take ahead of time is the distance from the center of the hitch...
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  • What is the Max Weight of the Swagman XP 5 Bike Rack for my 2001 Honda Odyssey?
  • The maximum weight capacity of the Swagman XP Folding 5 Bike Rack, part number S64970, is 40 pounds per bike and 200 pounds maximum with 5 bikes. This weight with the weight of the bike rack, 40 pounds, should fall well within the tongue weight rating of your 2 inch hitch but you will need to check your vehicles tongue weight rating to be sure you are within the vehicle limits. The Swagman XP is one of the best styles of rack for alternative framed bikes such as kids bikes and womens...
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  • 4- and 5-Bike Hitch Rack Options for Chevrolet Suburban
  • Four or five full-suspension bikes will have a substantial total weight so a hitch-mounted bike carrier is really your only option. There are no trunk/hatch-mount bike carriers in a 5-bike capacity. The hitch on your Suburban could be either a 2-inch or a 2-1/2-inch size. There are no bike racks made for 2-1/2-inch hitches but it is easy to use a 2-inch rack even in a 2-1/2-inch hitch simply by installing a reducer sleeve such as # 58102. This slips into the larger hitch and drops its...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Locking 5 Bike Rack for 2010 Honda Odyssey
  • For the best value hitch, I'd recommend the Hidden Hitch Class III trailer hitch, part # 87479. For a bike rack, I'd recommend the Swagman XP, part # S64970. The rack isn't the most inexpensive, but it's a high quality locking rack with lots of features. Each individual cradle can rotate, allowing the bikes to be carried level, which will maximize your ground clearance. Once the bikes are removed, the rack can be tilted back away from the vehicle for access to the cargo area. The last...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara
  • Many of our customers install their hitches themselves. You can always have a trusted mechanic or handy friend or relative install it for you, if this is something you would not feel comfortable doing yourself. The Draw-Tite class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 75448 would be ideal for your vehicle. We offer a few bike racks that can handle 5 bicycles. The Swagman XP, # S64970, and the Thule Vertex, # TH9030XT. The fit issue that we will have is the spare tire on the rear of the vehicle....
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  • Availability of Replacement Cradle Pads for the Swagman XP Bike Racks
  • Yes, we have the replacement pads you need for the Swagman Fold Down XP 5-Bike Rack, item # S64970. You will need to order the Replacement Top and Bottom Pad for Swagman XP Cradle, item # P160, and you will get a replacement top and bottom pad.
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  • Five Bike Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Recommendation for a Cadillac Escalade
  • We have a few different 5 bike racks, see link, but to handle such a wide variety of bikes I recommend going with the single arm Swagman XP, # S64970. The only bike that might be troublesome is the one for the 2 year old. The top frame tube would have to be more than 7-3/16 inches long to fit on the rack cradle. The rotating cradles will allow you to carry the bikes level without the use of an adapter bar. I have included a link to the installation details for you to view.
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  • Carrying 6-8 Bikes for a Family of 6 with a 2016 Acura MDX
  • To carry up to 8 bikes on your 2016 Acura MDX I recommend a combination trailer hitch mounted bike rack and roof mounted bike racks. Starting with a trailer hitch, Draw-Tite hitch # 75225 is an excellent choice. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver so it will be compatible with many bike racks. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you. Then for a bike rack I recommend a model that can hold 5 bikes such as the Swagman XP, # S64970. This rack has a single arm...
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  • Will Swagman XP 5 Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Clear the 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Spare Tire
  • In order to determine if the Swagman XP, # S64970, or another bike rack will fit, you will need to take one important measurement on your 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Measure from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the distance required to clear the spare tire. If this distance is less than 7-3/4 inches, the bike rack will clear the spare tire. Based on a hitch installation we did on a 2008 Wrangler, the distance to clear the spare tire is 12 inches that particular model. So as...
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  • 4 Bike Rack and Hitch Recommendation for a 2010 Honda Odyssey
  • Between the two racks you mentioned I would recommend the XTC4 part # S64665. The XP5 part # S64970 is a great rack, but the XTC will be much easier to load and unload. Hanging racks can be a bit cramped when you get several bikes on them. Especially when the rack only uses one frame cradle like the XP5. The XTC4 is a fantastic rack that just works really well. It's not the most expensive or fancy rack out there but it just works really well. I attached a review video for the rack for...
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  • Do You Carry a 5 Bike Rack That Can Be Used on the Back of a 5th Wheel Camper
  • Due to their size and weight, 5th Wheel Campers have a lot of movement in the rear suspension. With this amount of movement combined with the weight of 5 bikes, a 5 bike rack could not hold up on the back of a 5th Wheel. Something like the Swagman Standard 4 Bike Rack, part # S64400, is as large as you could safely go on the back of a 5th Wheel Camper. It can carry 4 bikes, up to 35 lbs per bike.
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  • Weight capacity of Swagman XP 5 Bike Folding Rack for 2 Hitch and Tether Strap Information
  • I spoke with my contact at Swagman, and she told me the total weight capacity of the Swagman XP 5 Bike Folding Rack for 2 Hitch is 125 lbs. The tether strap is very important and the company will void the warranty if it is not used. She also advised to load the heaviest bike closest to the vehicle for best weight distribution on the rack. If you could email me what type of vehicle you would be using this bike rack with I could make some recommendations as to where the strap can be securely...
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  • Will the Bikes Sway and Wheels Spin on the Swagman XP 5 Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack
  • The thick kraton vinyl cushioning in the cradles of the Swagman XP 5 Bike Rack, # S64970, do work to prevent bikes from rocking back and forth during transit. As an additional protection measure, I recommend using Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable, # S64030, to help prevent bike and wheel movement and to secure the rack to the hitch. I have included a link to the installation details for the rack.
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount 5-Bike Rack for a 2013 Honda Odyssey
  • The Swagman XP, # S64970, is not designed to hold the bikes at the seat post or in any other orientation other than horizontal. Damage to the bikes or rack could occur. The rotating cradles and single arm make this rack compatible with many different bike styles. You would only need to use an adapter bar like # 64005 if a bike had a step through frame or the top frame bar had less than 7-3/16 x 3 inches of space to mount in the cradle. There are a lot of 5 bike options and I have linked...
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