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Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Nissan Rogue Select

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Review of the Swagman Hitch-Bike-Racks on a 2014 Nissan Rogue Select

Today on our 2014 Nissan Rogue Select, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Swagman Dispatch. This is going to be your platform style 2 bike rack. Part number S64684. As you can see, we've already got a bike up here on our platform, so you can see what it's going to look like once you have it fully assembled on the back of your vehicle. This rack does come with a 2" shank that attaches to your 2" receiver via an anti-rattle bolt and an anti-theft or tamper device with a lock on it. All right.

Let's go ahead and go through a few things, starting off with our first measurements. Our closest distance will be our first one. That's going to be from the front of this bracket here to the back side of the bumper. About 8 1/8". Overall distance from the rear of the bumper to the back of the cradle arm's at about 28 1/4".

Then we'll give 2 ground clearance measurements. At the very back, we're about 18 1/4". Up here on the front side, at about 10 3/4". Now let's go ahead and talk about how our bike is secured to our rack. We're going to have the 2 straps. 1 over either wheel across the cradle with that nice protective rubber coat, or rubber bushing.

Then we'll have our frame hook over the top and center of our bike. Let's go ahead and undo the wheel straps. Press in the button here. Pull up. Remove the strap.

It's always good to make sure that you have an equal amount of space between your spokes and when you pass through your strap you do not damage them. Once you've removed your straps, let's go ahead and talk about the frame hook. This will come up and out if we press in that black button and push up. When you press it down over your frame, we're going to press it down until it quits clicking, just like so. Always make sure that you maintain a good hand hold on your bike as well, so when you pass up that frame hook that your bike doesn't fall onto the back of your vehicle. Again, when you press it down, you're just going to press it down until it quits clicking, and then your bike will be nice and secure. Put those safety straps around each wheel, and you're going to be all set and ready to go. Let's go ahead and remove our bike real quick. Then we'll reattach our straps. It's always good to do so. That way you make sure that you don't get any dirt, grime, or road debris built up on the inside. Then we'll put the center mast down in the stowed position. To do so, pull up on the black tab here. Rotate it down. You can also pull it underneath the wheel cradles if you wish. That way you don't get any bouncing or any of that. This would be a perfect opportunity to gain access to that rear hatch since this is the only stowed position that this rack has. Once you're done, let's go ahead and talk about that anti-rattle bolt that secures our rack to the receiver. Again, it will have the lock on the end. That's going to be the barrel-type design. We'll place on that one after we're done. Let's go ahead and loosen it up so you can see what kind of sway, rattle, and wobble this anti-rattle bolt helps to prevent against. Just like so. Once we tighten that up, it's going to be almost completely eliminated. Providing a nice, comfortable ride for you and your passengers to your destination. Always remember to replace your lock on the end. Press it on until it clicks, and you're ready to hit your road with your all new Swagman Dispatch. Part number S64684 on our 2014 Nissan Rogue Select. Let's see how it does on our test course. Here you see it out on our test course. First is the slalom, which shows the side to side action to simulate turning corners or evasive maneuvers. Next are the alternating speed bumps, which show you the twisting action, such as hitting a pothole, road debris, or going over a curb. Finally, we will finish with the solid speed bumps, which show the up and down action to simulate a parking garage or coming out of a driveway.

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