Swing-Away Carrier: Hitchswing
The Hitchswing Swing-away Carrier adds a secondary 2” receiver hitch combined with a swinging arm. Slide in your bike or cargo rack, pull the pin, and swing that entire load away from your vehicle. Boom! The rear door is free again! Now you don’t have to decide between stuff on the hitch or accessing the cooler at the gas station again. The Hitchswing does away with the typical hitch-mounted rack problems:
- Hitch-mounted bike racks are great, but usually that means opening the rear van doors for a trip to the local hardware store is a pain.
- Hitch-mounted cargo racks are spectacular for family road trips, but again they block all access to the rear of your van.
Key Features: Swing-away Carrier - Hitchswing
- US-made in Southern California
- Expertly and precisely crafted from high-strength steel
- The Hitchswing (part WOPHS32220) uses the SoloXL truck mount, and is 30" wide from the center of the hitch to pivot bolt
- Weight 47 lbs.
- Designed to fit a Class III 2" receiver hitch
- Tow-rated at 7,500 lbs (trailer weight) and 750 lbs (tongue weight)
- Powder-coated black
- Fits the Ford Transit van, Mercedes Sprinter, Ram Promaster and Nissan NV vans, and others too.
- Limited lifetime warranty, 1-year warranty on powdercoating
- 30″ wide from hitch to pivot bolt, 3.5″ minimum depth from 1st hitch pin to back of support arm. 4.5″ to the next hitch pin hole. Hitchswing support arm sits at hitch height, rising only 2.5″ above the receiver. The swing-arm sits above the support arm approx. 6″.
- WEIGHT LIMITS: The further your load extends from the Hitchswing, the lighter your load needs to be:
- If your load is within 3 feet of the Hitchswing, the max. load is 300 lbs.
- If your load extends beyond 3 feet, the limit drops to 150 lbs.
- Rectangular support arm is welded to secondary hitch extending 2.5″ above factory hitch and 30″ out horizontally from your vehicle’s hitch.
- When properly installed, the Hitchswing will sit level with inside of the hitch…if your bumpers arc upward at the corners, the Solo may appear not to follow those body lines as it is mated up to the hitch rather than the bumper.
- Hitchswing will interfere with factory back-up sensors and reduce the scope of vision of a back-up camera.
- 4.5″ of clearance required from center of hitch pin hole rearward for it to be compliant with wedge lock system. You may need to relocate spare tire from underneath or modify to gain the necessary clearance.
Note: Because these are large and bulky, there is a $50 shipping charge.
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