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Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Base$348.95
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Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Base

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The BackSwing turns your standard 2" hitch products into an ergonomic swing-away rack system for easy access to the cargo area of the vehicle.

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  • Convenient swing away feature allows full access to the rear hatch or trunk area without removing bikes
  • 90 Degree Swing Away
  • 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver Required
  • Compatible with 2" Hitches (Class 3 or above)
  • Hitch racks with 2" adapters are not compatible
  • Please verify your vehicle's hitch pin hole depth to confirm compatibility.

Yakima 8002483 BackSwing 2" Swing Away Hitch Base for Trailer Hitch Mounted Bike Racks allows your bike rack or hitch basket to effortlessly swing away, providing ample clearance and easy access for tail gates, rear gates, rear hatches, and rear mounted spare tires. The 8002483 BackSwing is compatible with most 2" hitch mount bike racks and baskets. The BackSwing swings out 90 degrees toward the passenger side of your vehicle and locks in place to prevent it from unexpectedly swinging back toward the rear of the vehicle. Note: do not attempt to swing the unit out while parked on a hill. The Yakima 8002483 BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Base is compatible with 2" hitches only. The BackSwing is not compatible with hitch adapters or extenders. Please check the included Hitch Fitting Tips Chart to ensure this will work with your particular hitch style. 

  • Not for use with RV's or Trailers.
  • Not for use with hitch extenders.
  • Full-size trucks and SUVs wider than 81 inches: bike tires, handles, bikes, or folded hitch products may come into contact with vehicle.
  • BackSwing is not designed for off-road use (well maintained gravel roads are permitted).
  • The BackSwing is compatible with the following Yakima hitch racks:
    • HangOver 4
    • HangTight 4
    • StageTwo 2"
    • StageTwo +2
    • HoldUp Evo 2"
    • HoldUp Evo +2
    • HoldUp 2"
    • HoldUp +2
    • OnRamp 2"
    • SingleSpeed
    • LongHaul
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Product Specifications

Maximum Bike Capacity
Carrying Style
Bike Specs
FeaturesBolt-On, Swing Away, Locking
Hitch Size


Installation InstructionsDownload
Hitch Fit Tips ChartDownload
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Frequently asked questions

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How can I identify if I have a Class III hitch?
Typically the hitch receiver itself will have a sticker with that information printed on it. If that has been removed, search around on the hitch for a part number that could looked up to find out the Class of the hitch. If there are no indicators as to the model or class of your hitch receiver, we recommend stopping by a shop local to you that installs hitch receivers as they might be able to identify this by characteristics of the receiver.
Can the BackSwing be used as an extension for a Jeep with a spare tire so that a bike rack will clear the tire?
Of course, however there are a few things to consider. You will want make sure that the tongue on the bike rack you would like to use has a true 2" tongue, not a 1.25" tongue with a 2" adapter sleeve over top. The reason for this is the BackSwing is extending the distance the bike rack protrudes from the vehicle, which in turn creates more stress on the tongue of the rack. The 2" adapter sleeves are commonly installed with one or two set screws that potentially could sheer off from the extra stress. If the rack checks out, the other thing to look into before purchasing the BackSwing would be that your hitch receiver is Class III. or above. This essentially is the rating of how strong the hitch is and can typically be found on a sticker located on the hitch itself.
Is there a model of the BackSwing that swings to the drivers side?
Yakima, as well as other brands we carry do not make a swing base that opens towards the drivers side. The reason being that if you were to pull over on the side of the road and need to access the rear of the vehicle, the hitch system would be swinging into the road potentially causing an accident. Instead it safely opens towards the passenger side to help prevent this from occurring.

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