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Swagman RV and Camper Bike Racks Review - 2016 GMC Sierra 2500

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Review of the Swagman RV and Camper Bike Racks on a 2016 GMC Sierra 2500

Hey everyone, Charles here the etrailer. And today we're taking a look at the Swagman east spec bike rack on a 2016 GMC Sierra 2,500. So this bike rack is gonna be great for those extra heavy electric bikes. As you can carry up to 70 pounds per bike. It is a frame mount, so if you had a carbon fiber bike this might not be the rack for you. But it is gonna be made out of steel, so it's gonna be very durable, lasts a long time and it is finished with a black powder coat, making it rust resistant.

We have three points of contact keeping the bike on the rack. We have a strap on each tire and this frame mount here. To take the bike off, we're gonna start with the straps just push the buttons and swing them out of the way. And then keeping one hand on the bike, so it doesn't fall in your truck. We can then push on this button and the lift up, and now it's free.

I like to just take it all the way off makes it easier for me to take the bike off. And I also like to lower the mast with this lever on the side here and I can take the bike off. With the bike off, we can take a closer look at some of the features. So, each of these frame hooks have a lock core included. So, you can keep your bike safe and secure to the rack, and they are gonna be key to like with each other and with the lock that comes on the anti rattle bolt, and these hooks have a nice thicker foam padding for protection on your frames.

And on these cradles they're also gonna be made out of steel, which is nice because a lot of bike racks come with plastic cradles. But you're gonna see this thing groove to secure your road bikes all the way up to your three inch tires. And if you had your fat tire bikes then you can get your cradles, your fat tire cradles fold separately. Each of the straps also have this nice rubber piece for extra protection as well. And all the cradles do slide left and right to accommodate different wheel bases of up to 48 inches.

And again, we can fold this mass down and while this doesn't tilt away, we can still fold the mass down and have access to our bed here, but we are gonna make contact with the cradles and those being steel. It'll definitely scratch up your tailgate here, but you can open it enough to open up the tunnel cover, or just grab your helmet or waters or whatever you need. And with the rack on the back of your vehicle you have some added length. So from the bumper to the furthest point of the rack it's about 26 and a half inches, something to keep in mind when you're backing up, and the ground clearance it's gonna be about 25 and a quarter inches. And from the shank about 18 and a quarter inches. Another thing to keep in mind when you're going up and down those steep hills and drag ways the front of your vehicle's gonna go up and the reader's gonna go down. We can also fold this rack up for more room for our garage or our parking lot. Just gonna remove this pin and clip here, fold up, and then don't forget to reinsert the pin and clip down at this bottom hole now. And so now, the distance from the bumper to the furthest point is gonna be about 16 and a quarter inches. And the closest point it's about six inches, but nothing to worry about as it's not gonna get any closer than that. Over here, we have our two inch shank that fits into our two inch hitch adapter. And the anti rattle bolts feature as you can see, as I'm shaking the rack the whole truck is moving, ensuring it's secure connection. And because of this hitch adapter the anti rattle bolt is really the way to go. Because if you had any of the other racks with the self-tensioning knob, it's gonna tighten down to the adapter instead of the actual hitch. So there is gonna be a lot of play in there, but with the anti rattle bolt it's definitely a lot more secure. Instructor This is our test course. Let's start with the Slalom. This shows side to side action, such as turning corners or evasive maneuvering then onto our alternating speed bumps. This shows twisting action, such as hitting curbs potholes road debris, or even uneven pavement. Last of all, the solid speed bumps, this shows up and down action, such as driving through a parking lot, or parking garage or driving in and out of a driveway. Overall, this is a very solid, durable rack. That's gonna last a long time and I love it's versatility. You can put this on pretty much anything with wheels, motor homes, plateau vehicles, you name it. If you want something that you can accommodate your carbon fiber brakes, bikes as well check out the Rocky Mounts monorail bike rack, but otherwise this is a solid choice. And that's gonna do it for our look on the Swagman east spec bike rack on a 2016 GMC Sierra 2,500..

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