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Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Swinging

Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Swinging

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Matthew S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Want more access to your cargo area than a tilting rack provides
  • Want a rack with cradles you can reposition for the best bike spacing
  • Don't want to mess around finding a tool every time you install or uninstall the rack

No, if you:

  • Don't want to mess with trying to lift and install a heavy rack
  • Want a rack that provides more stability than a hanging rack
This rack swings away from the rear of your vehicle with bikes loaded for full cargo access. Easy-to-adjust cradles with ratcheting ZipStrip straps hold bikes securely on dual arms. Tool-free installation with locking knob. Includes cable lock. Call 800-298-8924 to order Yakima hitch bike racks part number Y02465 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Swinging. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks

  • Hanging Rack
  • 4 Bikes
  • Yakima
  • Swing-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 3
  • Frame Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

This rack swings away from the rear of your vehicle with bikes loaded for full cargo access. Easy-to-adjust cradles with ratcheting ZipStrip straps hold bikes securely on dual arms. Tool-free installation with locking knob. Includes cable lock.


  • Hitch-mounted rack lets you carry 4 bikes on the back of your vehicle
  • Swing-away design allows you to access your rear cargo area without removing bikes from rack
    • Hinged arm at base swings rack out and away from the rear of your vehicle
  • Adjustable anti-sway cradles with ratcheting ZipStrip straps hold bike frames at 3 points
    • Slide along arms and lock into place to provide optimal spacing between bikes
    • Prevent sway and bike-to-bike contact
  • SpeedKnob with integrated AutoPin hitch pin provides tool-free, anti-rattle installation
    • SpeedKnob tightens rack inside your hitch to reduce noise and movement
    • AutoPin eliminates the need for a standard hitch pin and clip
  • Dual arms offer excellent bike support
    • TPE padding absorbs road shock and minimizes vibrations
    • Quick-release TriggerFinger lever lets you fold down arms for storage
  • Same Key System (SKS) locks deter theft of the rack and your bikes
    • SpeedKnob lock secures rack to your vehicle
    • Integrated cable lock secures your bikes to the rack
  • Easy, 1-bolt assembly with included tool
  • Arced mast design provides additional clearance from the rear of the vehicle
  • Sturdy steel construction with chip-resistant, high-gloss black powder coat finish


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 4 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 160 lbs
  • Length of rack arms: 25"
  • Cradle width: 1-3/4"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • foot of carrier: 9"
    • front of arms when folded down: 19-1/2"
    • back of upright mast when arm is closed: 15"
    • back of upright mast when arm is swung out: 36"
  • Distance between arms (outside cradle to outside cradle): 12-1/2"
  • Carrier weight: 56 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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

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.

Yakima FullSwing allows full rear cargo access with bikes loaded

The Yakima FullSwing is a premium, 4-bike rack packed full of user-friendly perks. The swing-away mast provides convenient access to your vehicle's rear cargo area - even with bikes loaded. Folding dual arms with adjustable anti-sway cradles support your bikes, while ratcheting ZipStrip straps keep them in place. A built-in cable lock secures your bikes to the rack. And installation is tool-free with an integrated anti-rattle device that locks the rack to your vehicle.

Full Access to Rear Cargo Area

Yakima FullSwing rear cargo area access

The FullSwing has a hinged arm in the base that lets you swing the rack away from the rear of your vehicle with your bikes still loaded. This eliminates the need to unload the bikes or remove the rack to get to your stowed cargo. To open the hinged arm, simply loosen the T-bolt and pull the spring-loaded pin. Then swing the rack out away from the rear of your vehicle. The arm will lock into place once it's fully extended so your hands are free to open your hatch and remove cargo.

Yakima FullSwing swing-away arm

To close the rack, press the hinge release lever and pull the spring-loaded pin to swing the mast back into position. The spring-loaded pin will click when you've fully closed the rack. Tighten the T-bolt to completely secure the rack in place.

Tool-Free Installation with SpeedKnob and AutoPin

Yakima FullSwing tool-free SpeedKnob and AutoPin

The FullSwing has an integrated SpeedKnob and AutoPin that allows tool-free installation. The knob controls an anti-rattle wedge on the shank. Simply turn the knob to tighten the bike rack shank in your hitch receiver. This not only secures the rack to your vehicle, but also reduces noise and movement of the rack in your hitch.

The AutoPin is the rack's spring-loaded hitch pin that pops into place when it enters the side pin hole of your hitch.

Yakima FullSwing with AutoPin spring-loaded hitch pin

A handy thumb-release button disengages the AutoPin so you can easily slide the rack out of your hitch. And, since the AutoPin is part of the rack, you won't lose it.

Folding Dual Support Arms

Yakima FullSwing dual support arms

The FullSwing's dual arms offer excellent bike support. Your bike's top tubes rest in grooves on the padded arms. The grooves cup your bike frames, and the TPE padding absorbs road shock and minimizes vibrations.

Pull the red TriggerFinger control lever on top of the mast to lower the arms for storage or parking clearance. When you're ready to load bikes again, simply lift the arms back up until they lock into place with an audible click.

Adjustable Anti-Sway Cradles

Yakima FullSwing anti-sway cradles 3-point support

The FullSwing has anti-sway cradles that grip your bike frame at 3 different points - twice along the top bar and once along a downward bar, such as a seat post. This third point of contact helps to prevents sway and bike-to-bike contact.

Yakima FullSwing ratcheting ZipStrips

Ratcheting ZipStrips let you quickly and easily secure your bikes in the cradles. These straps require none of the tugging and stretching that conventional straps require. Simply insert the strap into the buckles on the cradle, and push it down until it's snug around your bike frame. The ZipStrips can be removed quickly by pressing the release levers on the sides of each anti-sway cradle.

Yakima FullSwing adjustable anti-sway cradles

You can adjust the cradles by sliding them along notched tracks in the bottoms of the arms. This allows you to optimize the spacing between your bikes on the rack. Simply lift the cradle's control lever to move it, then lower the lever to lock the cradle into position.

Complete Security for Bikes and Rack

Yakima FullSwing integrated cable lock

The FullSwing includes an integrated cable lock that can be threaded through all 4 bikes and locked into the end of the right rack arm with a Same Key System (SKS) cylinder. The braided steel cable is 1/4" thick, and it is coated with vinyl to prevent scratches and scuff marks on your bike frames. When not in use, the cable stores in the rack arm.

Yakima FullSwing locking SpeedKnob

The SpeedKnob also includes a SKS lock cylinder, operated by the same key that opens the cable lock. This lock prevents a would-be thief from being able to loosen the knob and remove the rack from your hitch.

SKS cylinders can be swapped out if you own other Yakima products and want to use the same key to lock them all.

Yakima FullSwing built-in bottle opener

And the FullSwing includes a built-in, machined-steel bottle opener in case your beverage of choice doesn't have a twist-off cap.

8002465 Yakima Full Swing 4-Bike Hanging-Style Rack - Swing Away - 2" Hitches

Item # Y02465

Installation Details Y02465 Installation instructions

Video of Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Swinging

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Yakima FullSwing Hitch Bike Rack Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Yakima full-swing, four bike rack for two inch hitches. Part number Y zero two four six five. The Yakima full swing is great for minivans and SUVs to gain full access to your rear hatch without having to remove the bikes. It swings out with just a few simple steps. First come back here, undo the big black lever. Make sure it's loosened up.

Then we can pull up on the red pin. It's going to allow our center mast to start swinging out so we can push it out. We'll want to be sure to reengage the pin in the arm here. Then we can swing it the rest of the way out, and then we'll want to engage the pin here. As you can see, we've got plenty of room to remove any cargo, gear, groceries, anything we might have with us on our trip. To swing it back in, push down on the button here.

Then it will allow it to start rotating in. We can pull up on the pin here to get it to swing out and then we can finish bringing it back in. We can just push it back in place to reengage that pin. Once that's done, we'll tighten up our black lever. The dual arms are going to provide great support for our four bikes. They're rubber coated to help ensure that our bikes don't get scratched up.

They also feature a hundred and sixty pound weight capacity. The cradles themselves secure our bikes in three spots. We have two cradles for our top tube. The anti-sway cradle is going to help prevent bike to bike contact. It too has a rubber coating.

They are adjustable along the dual arms. Once we've got them set, the anti-sway cradle raises up, locks it in position. The other cradle has a locking lever that locks it. All of the cradles do feature zip strips which are easy to install and remove. For added security, the full-swing does offer an integrated cable lock which comes out from the back of the center mast and plugs in here at the end of the arm. Don't forget Yakima offers the signature bottle opener so that you can have a drink with your buds at the end of a hard ride. The dual arms do have the ability to fold down for compact storage. Pull up on the lever, rotate it down until it snaps in. Now this is ideal for parallel parking or pulling into your garage. The auto pin makes it a tool free installation, while the speed knob reduces play and rattle. The speed knob is lockable and it uses the same key as the integrated cable lock. To give you an idea if this bike rack is for you, we'll go ahead and give you some measurements. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the front of the arms when folded down measures nineteen and a half inches. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the foot of the carrier is nine inches. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright mast measures fifteen inches. The distance between the arms, outside cradle to outside cradle measures twelve and a half inches. The bike rack is made out of a sturdy steel construction with a chip resistant, high gloss, black powder coat finish. It features a limited life-time warranty. Now that we've got all of the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed. Now the bike rack weighs fifty-six pounds so you may need to get an extra set of hands. I'm going to go ahead and lift it up and set it into place. I'm going to rest it on my receiver tube. Then I'm going to take my hand and hold this little tab in place so I can engage my auto pin. We're just going to push that in place where our pin hole is until it snaps in. To release it, you can use this button right here, and then you can remove it from the receiver tube. For now, we'll just slide it in like so. Then we'll come back here to our speed knob. We're going to turn that clockwise to tighten up. By doing so it's going to reduce a lot of play and rattle within our receiver tube and our bike rack. While I'm tightening it up, I'm just kind of lifting up on the bike rack just to make it a little bit easier to tighten up. Now in preparation for loading up our bikes, we'll need to raise up the dual arms. We can do that by simply lifting up on the red lever on top, folding up until it snaps into place. Now we can remove our zip strips. To do so, we could just squeeze the two grey tabs on either side and then they come on out. Now if you we're just transporting one bike, it could help to make sure those zip strips are all the way down. It can just help assist you in loading up your bike over the dual arms. You can also just fold that anti-sway cradle back around. Now it's recommended that you put the heaviest bike on first. We're going to come up over our dual arms, work our way to the back. Now it's important to line up this cradle here with our seat post tube here. This is going to be our anti-sway cradle. Then we can just take our zip strips, go right over the top of the tube, kind of push down, and pull from the underside to get it to stay in place. I've gone ahead and loaded up the rest of the bikes. Some bikes such as women's, children's, and bikes inaudible 00:06:01 turn of frame styles may require the use of a bike adapter bar to sit evenly within the cradles. Yakima makes one and that's part number Y zero two five three one. Now the only think left to do is run our cable lock, and then we're ready to hit the road. We can find that right behind the center mast here. Just go ahead and pull it all the way out. We're going to run it underneath our top tube. Once we get to our last bike, we're actually going to go over the top tube and then plug it into the arm here. Once we've got it plugged in, we can lock it up. Now we'll take it out on our test course and see how it performs. Let's first start with our slalom. This is going to show side to side action such as going around corners or evasive maneuvering. Then on to our alternating speed bumps. This is going to show a twisting action such as going over pot holes or uneven pavement. Then finally on to our solid speed bumps. This is going to show an up and down action such as pulling in and out of a driveway or out of a parking lot. That's going to complete our look at the Yakima full-swing, four bike rack for two inch hitches, part number Y zero two four six five.

Customer Reviews

Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Swinging - Y02465

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (25 Customer Reviews)

This rack swings away from the rear of your vehicle with bikes loaded for full cargo access. Easy-to-adjust cradles with ratcheting ZipStrip straps hold bikes securely on dual arms. Tool-free installation with locking knob. Includes cable lock.

- Y02465

it works well...thanks..... bit heavy t hough. 520555

- Y02465

It fits my minivan well (after have an aftermarket hitch installed) and permits us to put all camping gear for our family of 4 and bikes (& 4 people) in one vehicle. That is awesome! It does NOT permit easy access to the "trunk" which is the reason we paid more for this model. In retrospect, I would save money and get the model without rear access as we don't have it now. 391822

- Y02465

It is a great bike rack. It is very heavy so taking it off and putting it on is a bit difficult, but that is Ok, since it is such a well built, sturdy product. It is also a bit of a challenge to actually get 4 bikes on as designed, but you can make it work with a bit of adjusting. 413844

- Y02465

It fits my minivan well (after have an aftermarket hitch installed) and permits us to put all camping gear for our family of 4 and bikes (& 4 people) in one vehicle. That is awesome! It does NOT permit easy access to the "trunk" which is the reason we paid more for this model. In retrospect, I would save money and get the model without rear access as we don't have it now. 391834

- Y02465

Great bike rack. A bit heavy but can deal with that. Excellent customer service from etrailer !!! 463237

- Y02465

A really nice looking bike rack. It is a bit of a beast in terms of size, but my wife was itching to use it and was able to get it on the truck no problem without me. Used it a couple times now and all features work nicely. It does appear that the rubber arms scuff pretty easily and have the potential to wear down eventually... something I will watch for. The locking cable is nice, but not that big a deterrent if someone really wants your bikes. I've had bikes stolen with larger cables that were cut. That said, probably less likely to happen during the day. Got a sweet deal from etrailer. 255702

- Y02465

I drive a 2009 Toyota Sienna. I did a lot of research online and even called around to U-Haul and a few of the car dealerships to price installation for a hitch receiver and wiring harness. If you are even semi-handy then do it yourself!! I had to clean out the holes on the frame for the bolts for a while but once they were clean the hitch went on without a "hitch" :) The wiring harness was super easy to install as well. Communication and shipping through etrailer was flawless. We just came back from a road trip with the Yakima bike trailer. It worked awesome! I fit 4 bikes on with ease. The securing straps are heavy duty. I would also recommend this product. The price through etrailer was the same as anywhere else I could find it online. 221516

We love it
JDA - 08/23/2016


- Y02465

I bought this hitch carrier to bring 4 bikes on a 1200 mile round trip for a 2 week vacation. I used to spend more to rent bikes than the cost of the hitch. I purchased this during a Labor Day sale last year thinking if I used it once it would pay for itself. I spent the xtra $$ on the swing feature and am glad I did as it allowed me to load bikes whenever I needed and get to the rear of our SUV at any time. Works flawlessly! I have a THULE roof carrier (love it) but when I went to Dicks to check out the THULE ‘s securing rubber ties, I realized they were pretty hard to secure whereas the Yakima zip ties are easy. Hitch lock was easy and built in bike lock made made everything secure. Would buy again, recommend to anyone! 560444

A year later hitch is working great. Very happy with product.
ENTMD - 08/31/2019


- Y02465

Product is well manufactured and appears to work well upon devlivery.However the Delivery was prompt. However the parts list shows 14 zip strips were to be included but only 12 were delivered. I have just notified etrailer. I suspect that this will be resolved promptly. 499168

- Y02465

Seems like a great product based on the specs and the positive reviews definitely swayed me. But, my experience was only 3 stars. Here's what I found. I have a 2" hitch provided and installed by U-Haul on our 2007 Odyssey, so no flimsy 1" adapter. This thing still moves around a great deal. No failures, but just be prepared when you first mount bikes, go over bumps, etc. LOTS of surface rust after just a year of use where the connecting rod fits into the hitch; took 30+ minutes to work it free last time I took it off the car. We tend to leave it on because we use it often and it is heavy and beastly to put on. Consider some sort of release agent before installation or removal. Operation was fairly straight forward once I got the hang of it. However, over time, certain functions started to fail or become difficult. The key lock is a bit tricky to engage even out of the box, but became very difficult to turn the longer it has been in use. After 10 years, OK. After 1 year, not so much. The locking pin on the arm also started to come out of alignment with the hole in the arm (not much, but enough, has me wondering about the years to come) and required quite a bit of additional manipulation to get it to engage. But, my largest criticism is bike management. We have two adult comfort / mtn bikes, one kid bike and a tag-along. We bought two of the cross bar attacher thingies. No dice. My own men's bike was easy to get on and always went on first per instructions. Next was my wife's, a Trek with a pretty standard triangular frame. TIGHT, TIGHT fit to get that thing on and not the ideal placement to make it work. Our oldest son's bike, another Trek, wouldn't go; could only get one arm through. The cross bar adapter was NO help. What a waste of money, those. Can't use them on anything. They are very limited in their range of use. To get it on, I had to have the bike cocked at about 60 degrees. The crazy fit of bikes #2 and #3 eliminated any chance of getting that tag-along on it even though it is much smaller than a bike. Into the trunk it went, defeating the whole point of a 4-bike carrier. The detachable tie-downs seem like a great idea, but they sure are easy to drop when wrestling a bike, or lose OR STEAL. Where are you going to put them, or the extras, when not in use? Something else to figure out and deal with. The sliding lock downs? Again, another seeming good idea, but after a year, they become very difficult to slide back and forth. I have really had to wrench on them in certain cases to get them to move at all. Can't be good long term and very aggravating since it is supposed to be a slick feature. Why not just leave them in place once you figure out the best spot? Well, there's the principle of it, but there is also this thing called my kids' friends! Yeah, play dates or whatever. Requires a total rework. Not fun. Two adult bikes was very workable even if you couldn't move lock downs...just used the next ones over. And the swing out feature was, in general, very useful. Maybe it's an impossible task, a great 4-bike rack, I dunno. Maybe it's me. But, maybe it's the rack. If you can, try YOUR bikes before buying. Maybe a friend has one already? Maybe it requires some kind of care and feeding not mentioned anywhere. I wouldn't say don't buy it, but just be aware of what you're getting into. Talk to owners of this and other types and brands to see what their use issues might be. 292332

- Y02465

Don't Buy, purchase a tilt version. Annoying and time consuming. You must unscrew the swing arm every time you enter your rear car door. Difficult to close the swing arm with bikes attached (2x adult and 2x kids), due to weight. Love the attachment clips, integrated wire bike lock and hitch lock. DO NOT USE ON TRAVEL TRAILER!!! I had to use on my fifth wheel traveling from Bad Lands to the Smokey Mtns due to a van issue and the receiver bent destroying the bike rack. 662346

As mentioned in our product description and in the manufacturers instructions, this rack is not intended for use on an RV, camper or a towed trailer.
-- Mike L - 06/26/2019


- Y02465

The Good: Solid and well-engineered, swing mechanism works as advertised, easy to strap on bikes, full 2" tongue insert, holds 4 bikes when needed. The Bad: Too heavy/cumbersome to conveniently install, remove on a regular basis. Mast is 6-8" too tall so that it blocks your view out the back window. Bikes are not safe from theft when parked because entire mast is easily removable, bikes & all, by 2 average guys (I had a ring welded to the mast so I can cable the mast to my hitch -- Yakima should have done this). Overall: etrailer was a good outfit to work with. However, while this rack is technically functional, it is a beast. I would not buy the swing mechanism again -- I have seen tilt-down and other styles that also allow rear SUV door access, but aren't nearly as bulky/heavy. I needed a 3 bike solution, but I also need something less clunky to deal with on a regular basis since I don't leave my rack on all the time. I regret buying this model. 247130

- Y02465

Great Product. Fits all 4 bikes well and sits securely in hitch. It is a little heavy so I'd be inclined to buy a single bike carrier for when my wife wants to mount it on the truck by herseld 729940

- Y02465

Still love my Yakima bike rack. Holds bikes securely. 695736

- Y02465

Still love my Yakima bike rack!! Easy to use, but heavy. Holds bikes securely. 695734

- Y02465

Great rack! Easy installation on my Audi Q5 with Curt 13136 hitch that I also purchased from etrailer.com. Excellent customer service from the etrailer team! 663850

- Y02465

Great Bike Rack. Swing feature is awesome, well worth the money. Nice additional features such as lock cable and snapping straps. Super easy to use and easy to install. Only downfall is the rack is on the heavy side but not a deal breaker. 384975

- Y02465

One of the better product buys I've ever made. Solidly built! No problem hauling 4 bikes and the swing out feature makes it easy to access the bed of my pickup. 310095

- Y02465

The bikes swing a little more than I expected them to. I had to use bungie cords to keep the bikes from swinging into each other. It is still a good rack. 308703

- Y02465

Bike rack is extremely sturdy. Comes assembled and took less than 5 minutes to install. Works and looks great on the pickup truck. Unit swings aside to allow bed to be fully accessed even with 4 bikes mounted. Lock into the trailer hitch prevents removal which was the main reason for purchase over competitive Thule unit which lacks such a locking mechanism. Very pleased with purchase. etrailer was a breeze to do business with. Unit arrived within 2 days. I did place order over phone, rather than internet. Was told that this would expedite shipping. 278832

- Y02465

Installation today was pretty straight forward. We had no problems. It may require two people to install the bike rack onto the hitch because it is pretty heavy. But, as a 41 yo woman I was able to attach the bike rack to the hitch by myself. We haven't used it yet to transport our bikes, but I imagine that will be seamless too. 278438

- Y02465

Sturdy bike rack, performed as advertised. It is heavy, but otherwise easy to install an operate. We use it for 3 kid's bikes, which are a challenge because of their size & configuration, but were able to make it work, even without adapter bars. It would be a challenge to mount 4 bikes. 210506

- Y02465

The product (FullSwing) is rock solid. My favorite feature beside the stability is the integrated lock. I'm not sure when I'll use the beer opener but that is cool also. I can't say enough about eTrailer. I considered a purchase through anazon of course, but the product was not in stock. Using eTrailer was a great decision. I received the product in two days with normal shipping, just in time for a trip the next day. 208792

Matt E - 07/04/2016


- Y02465

Wiley Coyote would have been impressed with the delivery speed. I ordered Sunday afternoon. The hitch, wiring kit and bike rack were shipped later that day (on a SUNDAY!!). Everything arrived on Wednesday (two VERY HEAVY packages)!!! 207639

- Y02465

Works great with our Lexus 2014 GX460. Swings out perfectly to access rear cargo. Anna S. at etrailer was great helping with my order. Best experience and I look forward to ordering again without hesitation. 167140


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    The swing-away bike racks, including the Yakima FullSwing # Y02465 will not swing to the driver's side of your vehicle and is unable to be adjusted so that it will swing that way; this rack is going to swing to the passenger's side. I have added a link to our selection of swing-away racks for you to check out.
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  • Swinging 4-Bike Bike Rack Needed for a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited Sahara with 18 Spare
    From the center of the hitch pin hole to the handle of the Yakima FullSwing # Y02465 is 6". Since the handle is making contact with the spare tire on your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited Sahara it sounds like a better option would be to use the Yakima BackSwing # Y02483 with a 4-bike bike rack. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the BackSwing is 8-1/2" while that same measurement to the center of the operating handle is 11-3/4" (see attached picture). If you...
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  • What Is The Difference Between Class II And Class III Bike Racks?
    The difference between a class II and class III bike rack is the trailer hitch receiver size it fits into. Many bike racks allow for 1-1/4 inch receivers (class I or class II) as well as 2 inch receivers (class III, IV, or V), but some will only fit one or the other. For instance, the Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Swinging # Y02465 will only fit 2 inch receivers like Class III, IV, or V. The larger shank on the 2 inch models will allow for more bikes and greater weight...
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  • Fitment and Compatibility of Yakima FullSwing Y02465 on a 2016 Willy Jeep Wrangler Unlimited w/Spare
    Thanks for taking the measurement from the center of your hitch pin to the edge of your spare tire. That was a great help and made it super easy for me to help you figure out if this bike rack will work for you! I agree that those 3 reasons (security, access, and load capacity) make this Yakima bike rack pretty fantastic. The Yakima FullSwing 4-Bike Rack # Y02465 is going to fit great to your 2016 Willys Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with your spare tire and 2 inch hitch. The measurement...
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  • Can AutoPin Hitch Pin be Removed from Yakima FullSwing Bike Rack to Use a Regular Hitch Pin
    The automatic (AutoPin) hitch pin on the Yakima FullSwing bike rack # Y02465 is basically a fail safe device. What really holds the bike rack in the hitch receiver is the anti-rattle wedge near the end of the shank. When it is tightened properly the rack cannot be removed from the hitch. Removing the AutoPin will void the bike rack warranty so I cannot recommend taking it out. There also would not be a way to use a regular hitch pin because the anti-rattle mechanism would be in the...
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  • Recommended Swing Away Bike Rack For 4 Adult Bikes On Class III Hitch Receiver
    For the strongest and best bike rack for carrying 4 adult bikes, I recommend using a bike rack with a 2 inch shaft. Yes, this limits your ability to use with a 1-1/4 inch receiver, but it does give you additional strength for a long road trip. For your application, I recommend the Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Swinging # Y02465. This rack is rated for up to 160 lbs versus the 140 lbs of the Thule racks or the 150 lbs of the SwingDaddy. It has the built in anti-rattle...
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  • How Much Clearance is Provided by Yakima FullSwing Swing-Away Hitch Bike Rack Y02465
    I confirmed with my contact at Yakima that when their FullSwing # Y02465 rack is fully extended the spacing from the center of the rack's shank to the center of the upright tube will be approximately 36-inches. You can refer to the photo I prepared for you to see this dimension illustrated. You can then compare it to your Ford Explorer or any other vehicle on which you'd like to use either of these racks. This rack extension provides more than enough clearance for the vast majority of...
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  • Comparing the Yakima FullSwing with the Thule Apex Swing
    The Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Rack (discontinued), and the Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Swinging, # Y02465, are both very nice bike racks. I haven't heard any issues with either one regarding a snug fit. Both have quick install pins and anti-rattle integrated with a knob. The systems work differently, but we haven't had any issues with any of our test fits including the road handling tests. Both systems have provided a secure connection at the hitch receiver. If I were...
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  • Can Hitch Extender Be Used On 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited With Rear Spare For Bike Rack Clearance
    Any time you use an extender in a trailer hitch you reduce the tongue weight and towing weight capacity by 50 percent. For the hitches we have available for your 2015 Wrangler Unlimited, the tongue weight capacity is 350 lbs. Cutting that in half would leave you 175 lbs you can place in the hitch. The Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack, part # Y02465 weighs approximately 56 lbs and has a weight capacity of 150 lbs. Placing 4 bikes in the rack would exceed the 175 lbs you are limited to with...
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  • Which Class III Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Subaru Forester has the Best Ground Clearance
    Hidden Hitch as a brand is being phased out but the same company makes Draw-Tite hitches. So for your 2017 Subaru Forester the Draw-Tite Class III hitch is # 75876. When we installed this hitch on a 2017 Subaru Forester, see video link, it measured 13-3/4 inches from the ground to the top of the receiver opening. So to the bottom of the receiver that distance would be approximately 11-1/2 inches. The other Class III option is Curt hitch # C13144. When we installed it the distance from...
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  • Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack Compatibility with 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
    The Yakima SwingDaddy 4 Bike Rack has a distance from center of hitch pin hole to top of upright bar of 9 inches. If you don't already have this hitch, then you may want to consider the Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack # Y02465 which has that same 9 inches from the hitch pin. Depending on the hitch length and the tire width, you may or may not need a hitch extender like the Curt # C45791. Using a hitch extender will reduce the hitch's tongue weight capacity by 50% which shouldn't be an issue...
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  • Best Swing-Away Bike Rack for a 2011 Toyota RAV4 with a Spare Tire
    If you would like access to the rear hatch area on your 2011 Toyota RAV4 without removing your bikes then you definitely need to go with a swing-away bike rack. A tilting bike rack may allow you to slightly open the door, but it wouldn't be nearly as much room as a swinging bike rack allows. Please note that you need to check the weight capacities of your RAV4 to ensure that you don't overload it, and you need a 2" trailer hitch receiver like part # 75235 to carry the bikes. The best...
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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier For 2010 Toyota RAV4 With Rear Mounted Spare Tire
    In order to be able to use a hitch-mounted bike rack on the back of your 2010 Toyota RAV4, you will have to take an easy measurement to make sure it will fit. I have attached a helpful article that explains how to measure to make sure you clear your spare tire. You will need a tape measure and a straight edge like a yardstick or a dowel. Hole the straight edge vertically against the back of your spare tire with it extended below the hitch receiver. Then measure from the center of the...
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  • Can the Cable Lock of the Yakima FullSwing Be Used with a Bike that Uses Frame Adapter
    To secure a bike to the Yakima Fullswing Bike rack part # Y02465 that is using a frame adapter like part # 64005 you would just need to route the cable through the frame of the bike instead of around the adapter bar. The cable would be long enough for that. Fast forward to the 2:00 minute mark of the attached video link to see how the cable lock routes through bike frames.
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  • Swing-Away Bike Rack Recommendation for 2012 Volvo XC70
    The Thule Apex Swing TH9027 Bike Rack is 3" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of its anti-rattle box; we have not test fit a hitch like the Draw-Tite # 75916 on a 2012 Volvo XC70, but we have test fit hitches on both a 2013 and 2011 model and each were at least 5" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rear edge of the bumper. That said, it is unlikely the Apex would work with your 2012 XC70. The Yakima FullSwing # Y02465 is a better option and is a full...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Extender For 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon To Carry Yakima Bike Carrier
    When comparing the Curt trailer Hitch, part # C13206 and the Draw-Tite part # 75673, the clearance from the hitch pin hole to the back of the rear bumper has a difference of 3 inches. The # 75673 distance is 5-1/2 inches and the # C13206 is 2-1/2 inches. That can really matter when selecting any accessories for your Outback. When customers are looking for an accessory to fit in their trailer hitch we try to recommend items that have enough clearance for this reason. I do have an...
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  • Does the Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack Include a Receiver Lock
    Yes, the Yakima FullSwing 4Bike Rack, # Y02465, does include a lock that will secure the rack to your vehicle's trailer hitch. The lock on the Yakima FullSwing is integrated in to the orange anti-rattle knob that is located at the bottom of the rack. When you install the bike rack into your trailer hitch, you will turn the anti-rattle device knob until the rack is secured in the hitch. The Yakima FullSwing will include a set of keys that will fit the lock in the knob. Once you use the...
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  • Recommended Swing-Away Bike Rack For A Family Of Four With Childrens Bikes
    For your holiday gift, I recommend the Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack - 2" Hitches - Swinging # Y02465. This swinging bike rack will carry 4 bikes and will allow complete access to the rear cargo area of their van. This will swing with a full load of bikes on the rack. Dual arms allow plenty of space between the bikes and the arm width will fit children's bikes as well as adult bikes. This rack also features some security with the integrated hitch lock which allows you to lock your...
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  • Recommended Hitch Bike Rack for Family Biking Trips on 2016 Honda Pilot
    For an active biking family, with all the gear that goes along with that activity, the best type of hitch-mounted bike rack is a swing-away type that lets you keep easy access to the vehicle's rear cargo area. For the 2-inch Class III hitch on your 2016 Honda Pilot I recommend the 4-bike Yakima FullSwing # Y02465. Swing-away racks beat the tilting variety hands-down when it comes to vehicle access. Although you have only 3 bikes to load, the extra room on a 4-bike rack will make life...
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  • How to Avoid Brake Cable Damage When Using a Hanging Bike Rack
    We haven't had any issues with the Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack # Y02465 damaging the brake lines of a bike that ran under the frame. But if you wanted to be cautious you could also use the frame adapter bar part # 64005 that way the rack wouldn't touch the cables at all. This adapter attaches to the steering stem and the seat post to provide an attachment point for the rack. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Adapter for Jeep With Spare Tire and Swinging Bike Carrier
    For your Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack # Y02465, the distance from center of hitch pin hole to foot of carrier is 9 inches. I appreciate the photo to show the issue and have a solution for you. I recommend the Curt Dual 2" Receiver Tube Adapter, 8" Extension # D-192. This dual hitch receiver adapter will allow you to mount your bike carrier under the current receiver to give you a 5.5 inch drop from your current receiver. This will give you adequate ground clearance and also allow you...
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  • How To Determine If Yakima FullSwing Bike Rack Will Fit 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Since the Yakima FullSwing 4 # Y02465 offers 15 inches of clearance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright mast, it is certainly possible that it will fit on your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the foot of the carrier measures 9 inches. There is a simple measurement you will want to take to ensure that the bike rack will fit and clear the spare tire on the back of your vehicle. You will want to use a dowel rod or yard...
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  • Will 5 Bikes Fit on a 4-Bike Swinging Away Bike Rack
    Four-bike racks are only going to have cradles to hold 4 bikes with the exception of the Yakima FullSwing # Y02465; which doesn't have cradles per se though still has straps and anti-sway cages to hold just 4 bikes though it would be your best bet. It is hard enough some times to get 4 bikes on a 4-bike rack. Adding a 5th that is also not secured like the others probably will not work and you could end up exceeding the weight capacity of the bike rack so it would be an at your own risk...
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