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Swagman Dispatch Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount

Swagman Dispatch Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Matthew S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Want to use the rack on a motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, or flat-towed vehicle

No, if you:

  • Have a carbon frame or custom painted bike
  • Need to carry heavy electric bikes
  • Want to access your vehicle's cargo area without removing your bikes
This heavy-duty, 2-bike rack is designed to handle the extra bounce and sway that results from being mounted on the back of your 5th wheel, motorhome, or travel trailer. Upright mast folds down with bikes unloaded for cargo-area access. 1-800-940-8924 to order Swagman hitch bike racks part number S44FR or order online at Free expert support on all Swagman products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Swagman Dispatch Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Swagman Hitch Bike Racks - S44FR

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Rack
  • Frame Mount
  • Swagman
  • Class 3
  • Hitch Lock

This heavy-duty, 2-bike rack is designed to handle the extra bounce and sway that results from being mounted on the back of your 5th wheel, motorhome, or travel trailer. Upright mast folds down with bikes unloaded for cargo-area access.


  • Platform bike rack carries 2 bikes using your vehicle's hitch receiver
    • Also approved for use on your motor home, RV, travel trailer, or flat-towed vehicle
  • Padded hooks on ratcheting arms hold bikes securely by the frame
  • Sliding wheel cradles with ratcheting straps let you carry bikes with different wheelbases
    • Fat bike cradles (sold separately) let you carry bikes with 5" tires
  • Center mast folds down with bikes unloaded to access cargo area
  • Anti-rattle hitch pin reduces movement of rack in hitch receiver
  • Hitch lock deters theft of the rack
  • Durable steel construction with black powder coat is rust resistant


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 45 lbs per bike
  • Maximum tire width: 3.0"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 52"
  • Shank rise: 6-1/4"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of rack: 12"
    • Farthest part of rack: 29"
  • Carrier weight: 51 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, RVs, motorhomes, and towable campers

Versatile Bike Rack for Your RV

Swagman Dispatch

5th Wheels, motorhomes, and travel trailers have different suspensions than standard commuter vehicles. The Dispatch is designed to handle the extra bounce and sway that results from being placed further away from your vehicle's rear axle. It also gives your bikes 5" higher clearance than most other RV-rated platform racks. But it's not just for your RV. You can also install it in the 2" hitch on your car, truck, or SUV.

Padded, Ratcheting Hooks

Swagman Dispatch Ratcheting Hooks

The Dispatch's mast has a pair of ratcheting hooks that hold your bikes securely by the top tube. And because they move independently, you can carry bikes of different shapes and sizes. The hooks have soft padding that won't scratch or scuff your bike's paint.

Sliding Wheel Cradles with Ratcheting Straps

Swagman Dispatch Adjustable Wheel Cradles

The wheel cradles slide to accommodate bikes with different wheelbases. Hand knobs let you release the cradles to slide along the bike tray and adjust for your specific bike lengths. Each cradle has a ratcheting strap so you can secure your bikes' wheels during transport. If you need to carry fat bikes, there are cradles (sold separately) that let you carry bikes with tires up to 5" wide.

Folding Design

Swagman Dispatch Folding Design

You can fold the mast down for easy access to your rear cargo area. Simply pull the spring-loaded release lever at the base of the mast and fold it down in either direction.

66684 Swagman Dispatch Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier for 2 Inch Hitches - RV Approved

Installation Details S44FR Installation instructions

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Swagman Dispatch Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount - S44FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (167 Customer Reviews)

This heavy-duty, 2-bike rack is designed to handle the extra bounce and sway that results from being mounted on the back of your 5th wheel, motorhome, or travel trailer. Upright mast folds down with bikes unloaded for cargo-area access.


Seem heavy duty. Have not used it to transported my bikes. The only difficulty I had with the assembly dealt with the wheel cradles. They are not labeled left and right, front and rear. After installation, I discovered that one side of the cradle is higher ,viewing your videos I noticed that you put the higher end on the outside of both wheels. The aventon bikes weight 38 pounds with their battery removed. And this rack is rated at 45 pounds per bike. Therefore I think this rack will be able to transport my bikes safely on my Subaru Outback and my Forest River motorhome.


Great bike rack. It is heavy but built heavy duty to take the bouncy end of an RV. We mount ours on a 41ft 5th wheel and the bikes remain snug and secure when we get to our destination.


This holds our two E-bikes perfectly behind our Jeep and while the Jeep is a toad. So far we have taken one drive of 300 miles.
The one issue we have is the locking cable with lock pin does not fit on the Jeep. It is too long. We had to use the regular pin that was also included. We are able to use the locking cable to lock the bikes to the Jeep though.


After a year of use, moving it back a forth from 5th wheel to truck as needs arise, have found this rack to be very solid and easy to move( you do need a wrench though). Rack doesn’t bounce around when mounted on back of 5th wheel like some others I’ve seen. The locking cable is easy to use and heavy duty. I’d recommend this rack for use on back of any RV with a receiver hitch. Also it’s quick to adjust if you need change bikes your carrying.


The Swagman Dispatch has been a great bike rack, I feel confident that it secures my bikes on the back of my camper for transport and versatile enough to put on my truck. Only improvement I’d like to see is making it foldable but understand why it’s not. Overall very satisfied!


This is a solid bike rack. Assembly and installation was easy. One issue I have is that, the rack is so high that when the bikes are on the rack and covered, the taillights on the rv are partially blocked by it. I hope I don’t get pulled over for a safety violation

Works great! Gone about 10k miles with bike rack on back of my rv. Just recently I had to tighten the bolt that secures the rack to the hitch, otherwise no issues
Joseph - 07/12/2022


Love this bike rack. It’s easy to use and very sturdy & secure.

Stan - 11/03/2022


Bought this for my toy hauler that has a hitch receiver. The reason is we have alot of toys that already fill the garage so there is no room for our mountain bikes. I bought this one as it is RV rated. Easy to install with about 15-20 minutes to finish. Travelled over 3200 miles with this installed and I can tell you there is next to no movement.It also has plenty of clearance to the ramp door of the rv, so there is no worry it would make contact and scratch. Would buy again.


The rack exceeded my expectations. I attach it to my Winnebago Travato and my Jeep Wrangler. Using aluminum stock I made a tail light bar (the bikes can interfere with vehicle lighting) and a means to attach a plastic sewer hose tube for the RV. I do have a question. Is my rack as built capable of carrying electric bikes?

Thanks for the review and that is a good question. This rack is rated for forty five pounds per bike and the cradles fit tires up to three inches. If your electric bike is heavier and has wider tires, then you may like part # S64678
Swagman Current Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Frame Mount
. It close in price, holds two bikes, is the same brand, but is meant to carry heavy e bikes up to sixty pounds each with cradles to fit tires up to five inches wide.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 05/30/2022


Little hard on initial set up with the bikes but once set up they are steady as a rock. Good solid bike rack. I would still recommend using bungee cords to do a final wrap on each bike around the frames and rack


I did a lot of research for the right bike rack. The quality and security of this rack is top notch. It was worth the investment. It locks the bikes up snug and they don’t wobble around. Putting it together was simple. I definitely recommend this one.


We purchased this a year ago for the back of our teardrop trailer. It's one of the few that are trailer rated.

We have used this to bring our bikes with us camping. It has been amazing and fits perfectly on our trailer. After learning how to used it, which did not take long, it was very easy to attach and put our bikes on. We have the wheels set for specific bikes, my wife is on the inside and my bike is on the outside. The wheels are set to the size of the bike. Everything worked as described. I would buy it again.


This is a solid and easy to use bike tray we keep on the rear of our 30' travel trailer. 2 MTB bikes go on it and we've had zero issues. The bike cable could be a little easier to use as you need to take the receiver bolt out to lock and unlock it, but it's extremely beefy. We bought a cover to go over the bikes while on it so everything stays dry and secure. We do some long trips (1k+ miles each way) with it. I also found that I had to move our bumper mounted spare tire to underneath the camper as, no matter how I positioned it or the bikes, it interfered with a pedal or handlebar. I love how quickly (if not covered or locked it's only a minute) I can load and unload 2 bikes now.


This RV approved solution works great for us. We have a 42 ft 5th wheel and the bikes and hitch do not sway or move while we travel. Bikes are easy to mount. I added tie down strap between the rack frame and hitch frame for safety purposes in addition to what the hitch provides. Delivery was delayed a few months which is not an etrailer issue. Julie H did a great job keeping me in the loop.


Solid carrier. Have towed one ebike and one regular on back of rv several trips (over 2500 miles) with great results. Great carrier.


Works great on the back of my fifth wheel. Absolutely no bouncing or swaying of bikes when traveling which was a big problem with other bike racks I used. Highly recommended!


This hitch mount Dispatch bike rack is the answer to carrying my two bikes on the back of my 5th wheel. There is a marked difference between a rack not rated for use behind a trailer and this one that is. The assembly was straight forward and completed in about 30 minutes. This included some trial and error getting the wheel baskets on in the correct order. Overall very pleased with theDispatch rack and can’t wait to use it.


I Waited an eternity to get this product, but it was worth the wait. Exactly what I needed. Strong, Easily assembled, easy to install, easy to load bikes on. It handles my E bike with ease. Wish the purchase were easier; I had to wait months for delivery after my purchase through e-trailer.

Great - does everything I want. Works well on the travel trailer as well.
Paul - 05/30/2022


Awesome bike rack. This works perfectly for us. Had to reverse the arms for a better fit but bikes didn’t move at all during our maiden 300 mile trip. Very sturdy construction and easy to assemble. I sent in a few questions and Mark answered them without hesitation and that alone sold me on the purchase. Mark was very knowledgeable. Thanks


I previously owned a Swagman bike rack and am just as happy with the new purchase of the RV approved bike rack. Assembly instructions were easy to follow. Sturdy construction. Nice to have the locking hitch pin as well as locking mechanism to keep the bikes secure while traveling and parked! I have used the rack on my travel trailer as well as on the back of my vehicle. Very pleased with this purchase.


We have owned this bike rack for a year. It is easy to use, well designed, and the most impressive thing is how tight everything fits together. The bikes move very little when mounted and it is easy to get the bikes on and off. The way this bike rack is made keeps it from scratching or marring the bikes. It is also only one. of a very few that is rated to be used with a travel trailer. We would definitely recommend this bike rack!


Outstanding. 4500 miles hauling bikes behind fifth wheel. You do have to watch how you have pedals set. Pedals will rotate and hit latch and cause the hold down bracket to come loose.


It is a great bicycle rack. Heavy duty. Easy to put the bicycles on and off. Great tie down systems that holds the bicycle tight.


After our previous bike rack broke and dropped our bikes onto the highway while traveling we switched to this 5th Wheel, RV approved rack. It has worked wonderfully.


Rack has performed well on the back of our RV for the last year on road. A problem with a hold down hook - called warranty and had it replaced. Also had issue with pin bolt, threads came apart. I had to use tap and die to rethread the bolt and hitch.

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  • What is Distance from Center of Hitch Pin Hole to Support Gusset on Swagman Dispatch Bike Rack
    We have the Swagman Dispatch bike rack # S44FR in our demo area so I went out and measured it for you. From the center of the hitch pin hole out to the support gusset measures 12 inches. I have included a picture that shows this measurement for you.
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  • Will the Swagman Dispatch Bike Rack Fit a 2015 Subaru Forester with 2 Inch Trailer Hitch
    Depending on the hitch brand you have on your 2015 Subaru Forester it looks like the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole back to clear the rear bumper is 3 to 5 inches. The Swagman Dispatch bike rack # S44FR measures 12 inches from the center of the pin hole to the closest part of the rack so it will clear the rear of the vehicle with room to spare! I have included a link to a video review of this bike rack on a 2015 Subaru Forester for you.
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  • Recommended Bike Carrying Option for Fifth Wheel Trailer
    Thule specifically mentions that the DoubleTrack is not to be used on a towed trailer. The primary reason for this is that a rack installed on a towed trailer will experience much more shaking and jarring than it would if installed on a vehicle. This particular rack is not designed to safely withstand that kind of punishment. We do however offer many different bike racks that are designed for use on the rear of a towed trailer, I will provide you a link to our selection of bike racks suitable...
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  • Is the Swagman Dispatch Platform-Style Bike Rack Approved for a Trailer or RV
    Yes, the Swagman Dispatch, part # S44FR, has been approved for use on RVs, Motorhomes and Trailers. Many bike racks cannot hold up to the excessive bouncing at the back of a trailer or RV, but Pro Series designed this bike rack to fit your needs. I have attached a link to all of our RV and trailer approved bike racks for you to check out.
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  • What Material Are Swagman Bike Rack Cradles Made of
    I spoke with my contact at Swagman and he said the cradles on the Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike Platform Rack # S44FR, are made of a heavy duty plastic that have a lifetime warranty.
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  • Recommended Hitch-Mount Bike Carrier For Back Of Travel Trailer
    We do have a bike carrier that is designed to be able to work with a trailer hitch on the rear of a trailer. For a carrier that is easier to load and unload I recommend a platform-style bike carrier like part # S44FR. This carrier fits 2 inch receiver openings and has a 2-bike capacity up to 45 lbs per bike. It will accommodate bikes with a wheelbase up to 52 inches and with a tire width up to 3 inches. I have attached a product review video for this bike rack.
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  • Does Removing Swagman Dispatch Bike Rack From Hitch Damage Threads
    Yes, you can install and remove the Swagman Dispatch part # S44FR from the hitch of your RV as many times as you'd ever need to without having to worry about damaging the threads. The hitch pin is not a one-time-use style of bolt that needs to be replaced after being torqued down.
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  • 2-Bike Rack for 2008 Itasca Navion Motorhome With Spare Tire
    You're right that you are probably not going to be able to use a bike rack well with a hitch extender on your vehicle. However, you can take a quick measurement to find the minimum clearance that you'll need to use a bike rack without a hitch extender. To find your minimum clearance, you'll measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest part of your spare tire cover. From the picture you shared, it looks like using a yardstick or other long, flat object will be helpful...
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  • Recommended 2-Bike Hitch Mounted Rack to Use on the Back of a 5th Wheel Trailer
    I can recommend a hitch mounted 2-bike rack to use at the back of your fifth wheel trailer but not a Hollywood Racks rack. Their racks are not rated to be used on the back of a trailer because of the stress added to the rack from the side to side motion that is exaggerated when installed on a trailer. They're rated for the back of a motorhome but not a trailer. Instead I recommend the Swagman Dispatch, part # S44FR, which can be used on the back of your trailer. Similarly to many of...
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    We do have a Swagman bike carrier that is able to be used on an RV but the Semi models are not rated for RVs. Bikes that are authorized for the back of motorhomes or trailers are built a bit more rugged and able to withstand the additional shaking and jarring. I recommend the Swagman Dispatch, part # S44FR. This bike carrier has a weight capacity of 45-lbs per bike and it can handle bikes with a tire width up to 3-inches.
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  • Platform Style Bike Rack that Can be Used at the Back of an RV or Trailer
    Thule and Saris bike racks are not approved for use at the back of an RV or trailer. Like you said, the Swagman Dispatch # S44FR is approved for RV/trailer use as long as you have a class III hitch. There are other options as well. I have included a link to all of the bike racks approved for RV/trailer use.
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  • Will The Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike Rack Fit A Jeep Wrangler With A Large Spare Tire On The Rear Bumper
    The Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches, # S44FR, will most likely fit on your Jeep Wrangler with a large spare on the bumper. The only way to confirm that is to do some measuring. From the center of the hitch pin hole, measure to the furthest point of your spare. This will give you the measurement you need for clearance. I've attached an article to help. There are some important measurements of the Swagman rack you will want to compare your vehicle measurements to....
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  • Can Swagman Dispatch Bike Rack be Used at Rear of Fifth Wheel Trailer
    The Swagman Dispatch part # S44FR is a confirmed fit for use at the rear of an RV so as long as you have a 2 inch hitch at the rear of your 5th wheel this bike rack would be an excellent choice. For more info on the rack check out the link I attached.
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  • RV Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying 2 Bikes
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  • Can the Swagman Dispatch Bike Rack Allow Me to Open the Rear Hatch of My RV When Rack Installed
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Use on a Travel Trailer
    For a bike rack that is rated for use on the back of a travel trailer, I recommend using the Swagman Dispatch 2 Bike Platform Rack part # S44FR. This rack is one of the more cost effective options we have for you and it will have no problems carrying your Trek mountain bike and most others that are within the weight (45 lbs) and wheelbase (52") limitation. It also comes with a locking anti-rattle hitch pin. If you would like to learn more about the rack you can take a look at the attached...
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  • How Much Does the Swagman Dispatch # S44FR Weigh
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  • What Does the Swagman Dispatch Bike Rack Weigh
    The Swagman Dispatch part # S44FR that you referenced weighs in at 51 lbs. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Will the Swagman Dispatch Bike Rack Fit a 2004 Gulfstream BT Cruiser Class B+
    The Swagman Dispatch # S44FR measures 12 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest part of the rack so it will clear the bumper by 2 inches. The nearest wheel tray is 18 inches so you should not have an issue loading the closest bike either. You will not need an extension which is good because extensions reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent and put additional stress on it.
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  • RV-Rated Hitch Bike Rack for Use on 5th Wheel Trailer
    RV-rated bike racks are usually made only for stronger 2-inch hitches and this is what the Swagman Dispatch hitch bike rack # S44FR fits. It would be unusual for a 5th wheel trailer to have a smaller 1-1/4-inch hitch installed so you might want to double check your measurement, just to be safe, since the Dispatch is an excellent choice in a platform rack that works on both trailers and vehicles. If you do in fact have a 1-1/4-inch hitch then we do not have any 2-bike carrier that use a...
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