- Product Details
- Spare Parts
- Swings away from car with bikes loaded to provide easy access to rear of vehicle
- Quick and easy assembly
- Tool-free installation with locking SpeedKnob
- AutoPin automatically positions and secures rack to the hitch and receiver
- Zero-hassle ZipStrips quickly secure bike to rack
- Fully padded arms for the ultimate in bike protection
- Arms fold down when not in use
- SKS Locks included; locks racks and bikes
- Carries up to 4 bikes
- 4 bikes. Total weight, 150 lbs. Maximum bike weight 40 lbs each.
- Available TubeTop™ (sold separately) is required for non-conventional, step-through, BMX, and kid’s bikes as well as some full suspension bikes.
- Weight: 56.00 lbs.
- Dimensions: L 43.50 in x W 26.00 in x H 17.50 in
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
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My second Yakima rack because I think they are solid racks. The system they use to secure the bikes is solid and I don’t worry about bikes working loose. However, that same system uses quite bulky parts. Teen bikes with their pass through geometry and other quirks, that would fit on the older styles with rubber straps just don’t fit. The same issue arises when you try to use the Too Tube accessory. The parts are so big there is little to no room.
I had a FullSwing4, in fact I still have it. The one thing that I did not like with the old FullSwing4 was that part of the rack where the horizontal tube of the bikes rested did not fold down. When I had the FullSwing4 mounted to my Suburban without bikes on the rack, there was a lot of bike rack hanging off of the back of my Suburban at a height that would be at your chest or for shorter people their head level. It also made backing into parking spaces somewhat challenging. When I saw the NEW FullSwing, I was like this is GREAT. This is a great 4 bike rack. It is well constructed. It allows us to have four (4) bikes on the rack while allowing access to the tail gate of our Suburban. The folding head allows me to keep the rack on the Suburban when I am not hauling bikes. The new cradle mounts hold the bikes more securely than the old FullSwing4. For me the new FullSwing is easier to carry and install onto the Suburban as it is more compact, although the rack does weigh 56 pounds. As a reference the old FullSwing4 weighed 54.5 pounds. Storage of the new FullSwing also does not occupy as much garage space due to the folding head. I have been using this rack for three (3) years now.
I am very happy with the "Full Swing" bike rack. As with any add-on there are always glitches. As was mentioned previously the RH rear swinging cargo door does not open to its lock position with the "Full Swing" extended. I keep an tie down strap (spongy cord) attached to the bike rack. With the bike rack locked into its open and extended position, and the RH cargo door open, I hook the attached tie down strap to the cargo door's outside door handle. There are two receiver hitch versions available: - 1) The OEM factory hitch requires the removal of the rear step. This enables the receiver to mount higher off the ground. - 2) There is an aftermarket hitch that allows the retention of the rear step. This puts the receiver below the step and closer to the ground. I'm always repairing/replacing the lock knob/locking wedge assembly because of the decreased departure angle..
I have used the full swing for the past two years as I travel full-time around the US. It has weather snow, sleet, rain, the desert heat, and back roads carrying one mountain bike. The paint and materials have yet to fade, and the lock is visible as a preventive notice to would-be thieves — incredibly sturdy Yakima product and seriously reliable.
So I’ve had this for about 6 months now. It is such a pain to install I really don’t use it much. You are supposed to put the bar of the rack into the receiver until it clicks. That’s good. But then the “speedknob”. First there is a big part of the rack where your knuckles go when you grab the speedknob. You are going to get skinned knuckles if you try and turn this more than 1/3 turn at a time. Then no matter how much you tighten it it still wobbles. Another reviewer mentioned using a strap wrench to tighten this plastic speedknob, but that just seems like asking for something to break. I’ve called customer support a few times and they tell me to giggle it and turn the knob some more. Right - giggle this 80lb rack with one hand while tightening the knuckle busting knob with the other. As much as I’ve tried this with two people it just never gets tight. It is a very heavy rack. While it could hold 4 bikes they better all be 15 pounds, otherwise the combined bike / rack weight will likely be over the vertical load of your hitch. Bottom line - the swing out design is great. But the engineering of the tightening mechanism is really not adequate. I would not recommend buying this, unless you wanted to buy mine.
After waiting with bated breath, my Full Swing arrived today. As the owner of a 2015 Sprinter, I've been searching high and low for a rack that allows me to access the back of the van through the rear swing out doors. After reading a few reviews (on other sites), I thought I had found the ideal solution in the Full Swing... sadly, I did not (but almost). Install was easy and product is beefy and of good initial quality... the problem is, when fully extended it is about 3 inches too short to allow my right van door (the one that opens first to access the rear) to open to it's safety stop. This means that anytime the rack is on, opening the rear doors becomes dangerous; The door can swing shut at any time and bonk a head or crush a finger. Disappointing... so close. 3 more inches to a perfect solution. I'll keep it, because there isn't anything else out there any better for the Sprinter... just know what you are getting before you order for a later model Sprinter - I wish I had.
I bought the fullswing bike rack over a year ago. It is a very impressive product. However, after installing it on my new Ford F-150, and then later attempting to remove it from the trailer hitch, the locking key mechanism failed. First it locked up and the key failed to disengage and then the tumbler mechanism came out with the key. It became a serious struggle to finally remove the unit from the trailer hitch; it took myself and a friend to finally disengage the product from the truck. I do not believe that having the locking key tumblers coming out and the key jamming is a part of this product design. I spent a lot of money on a well known product that is defective. I went to this site looking for a phone contact number for consumer support. Nothing , the product instructions do not have a phone number for consumer support. I would be very careful when deciding to purchase this product. I spent many hours that I feel were wasted on researching and deciding to purchase the fullswing bike rack.
I bought a Class B Sprinter and wanted to take our bikes with us. We knew a swing away style was the only option we had for this vehicle and travel, so I started to read as many reviews as I could from multiple sources then went to the local bike shop and compared. Both brands mentioned compete in this category and are high quality and well built. The final decision was the 2" receiver hitch support bar from Yakima, After buying and installing the rack I'm slightly concerned that the rack has potentially a level ing issue when the bikes are swung out to open the rear doors. Instead of a level rack, the swing arm tilts slightly downward (perhaps a 1/4-3/8" of an inch) and when you need to engage it into position before you drive away, you have to lift up on the rack and the alignment is a little work. Our first trip was this weekend and we drove 500 miles with the rack on and two bikes installed, The bikes didn't move, everything was as I put it on when I left. If you're looking for a how to install, you tube has some great installation tips and it made the job a breeze installing the rack. First Impression, this is a good quality product.
This is a good, solid bike rack. But... it is very difficult to get it on and off (2 person job). I was misled by my salesperson and they installed it so when I got home and couldn't even get the thing unscrewed by myself I was pissed off. But...I got help and eventually with one of us lifting it up and the other unscrewing the thing, we got it off. Don't think it's a one person job even for a 6'1" strong man. You need 2 people to screw the rack on tight as well. One has to hold it up and straight and the other has to screw it on as tight as possible. Once that is done the bikes are secure. With 4 bikes on there, they are secure and don't move around at all except it only comes with one band to keep the tires from moving so I had to make 3 more as it's a 4 bike rack! Also, if your bike has any type of angle on the bar, then you need to purchase the accessory for $75 more to make it hang correctly and fit with the other bikes. I live 2 hours from where I bought it, otherwise I would have returned it as I had told the Rack & Road guy I wanted to be able to put it on and off myself (I am a 5'1" woman but not weak) and there is no way I can do that. But, overall it is a solid rack.
I had my hesitations with this rack reading some of the reviews all over the internet. So when I installed it onto my Explorer I made sure I did everything correctly and even watched YouTube video. Fairly easy to install.. it is pretty hefty.. which I like and gave me more confidence in this hitch rack. I made sure the notch that sticks out in the section you insert into the hitch from the base was engaged properly. Then I tightened the red knob as much as I could. When taking the rack off the hitch don't go crazy and loosen the red knob all the way. The silver inner locking device will come off. It's easy to screw back on, but be nice if there was a way that it wouldn't come off. When I attached the fullswing post the bolt was a little stubborn to get in and I just used a rubber mallet to encourage it a bit. One thing I noticed, it seems, you need to make sure that the bolt head is aligned and sits in with the slightly arched or angled notch. It's not very noticeable and it doesn't show it in the directions. I think if the bolt head isn't aligned correctly this will create a small space and may cause the main post to wiggle more than it should. With regards with the wrench provided that's nice, but I would advise using a socket wrench if you have one. I did buy the adapter that attaches to the stem and seat post for my kids bikes. For me it was worth it instead of trying to "DIY" it or try fitting a "square into a circle" moments. The only negative I have is it only comes with one tire strap... I'd think it would have four straps since it's a rack for four bikes. Looks like there was enough zipstrips (only hauled 2 bikes, so far). I live in Chicago and the roads are not the best. With all the bumps and potholes in the roads the bikes and rack took it well with small movements. The bikes stayed very secured. Overall, I am very pleased with this rack and hope to use it more next summer.