Why We Like The Yakima BackSwing
A marvel of modern convenience, the Yakima BackSwing allows our 2-inch receiver bike rack to easily swing out of the way, so we can better access the trunk with bikes loaded on the rack. It attaches to 2-inch receiver bike racks, such as Yakima's HoldUp Evo 2-inch Rack, and enables it to swing out of the way when we're trying to grab camping equipment, coolers, backpacks, and heavy loads on gear-intensive trips.
- Allows you to access the rear hatch with your bikes loaded
- Works with 2-inch receiver bike racks, including HoldUp Evo 2in
- Supports loads up to 250lbs, so it'll work with 2 to 4 bikes
- Safety latch ensures it remains secure while driving
- Includes Yakima's SKS for locking it to your vehicle
- Item #YAK003T
- most 2-inch hitch-mounted bike racks, Yakima HoldUp Evo
- Part Number
- Manufacturer Warranty
- limited lifetime
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August 4, 2021
Just what you need for a Jeep
- I've used it several times
- Size Bought:
- Full size?
- 6' 1"
Ive used the Backswing with a cargo carrier and with a 4 bike 1-Up USA carrier, and it works great. I've had it installed for about a month now, no rust or material breakdown so far. Use a torque wrench on the locking hitch pin bolt. You'd be surprised how much force you actually need to tighten a bolt to 100 ft lbs. I can now pack lots of stuff behind my Jeep gate since I can swing everything out of the way. Only a couple of minor issues, and not necessarily faults of the Backswing: - You cannot open the gate all the way because the Backswing only swings out to 90 degrees. I wish it would open just a little farther than 90 degrees. This means that with the spare tire in the way, you cant open the gate all the way. not a show stopper, but if you needed to get something really wide in the back you will have issues. Full disclosure, my spare is a 35" tire, not a stock tire; your experience may vary. If it would swing to the left, it would be fully out of the way. Some competitors make different models that swing left or right, just fyi - the locking handle is a little hard to get to with my 35" spare on the back. My bumper is aftermarket, and has a high clearance hitch, so it moves the Backswing up pretty high (and close to the bottom/front edge of the spare tire). Not a deal breaker, but its a little tight to get my hand in there good enough to push with enough force to lock it down. - Minor, but annoying. The dust cap for the lock on the hitch pin is attached with a hard tether that will not let the dust cover stay put. It pops off every time you try to cover the lock with it. This isn't directly a problem with the Backswing, but man is it annoying to spend this much money and not be able to keep the dust cover on the lock.
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