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Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches - Passenger's Side

Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches - Passenger's Side

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This hitch extender converts your existing Kuat bike rack into a swing-away rack. It rotates out 90 degrees or 120 degrees on your passenger's side for quick and easy access to the rear of your vehicle. Includes locking, anti-rattle hitch pin. 1-636-306-4830 to order Kuat hitch adapters part number PVP20B or order online at Free expert support on all Kuat products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches - Passenger's Side. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Hitch Adapters - PVP20B

  • Swing-Away Hitch Adapter
  • 250 lbs
  • Bike Racks
  • Kuat

This hitch extender converts your existing Kuat bike rack into a swing-away rack. It rotates out 90 degrees or 120 degrees on your passenger's side for quick and easy access to the rear of your vehicle. Includes locking, anti-rattle hitch pin.


  • Pivoting hitch extender lets you swing your Kuat bike rack 90 degrees or 120 degrees away from the rear of your vehicle
    • Swings away from passenger's side for easy access to hatch or tailgate area
    • Works with Kuat NV 2.0, NV Base 2.0, Sherpa 2.0 and Transfer bike racks for 2" hitches
  • Toggle clamp lets you quickly release latch so arm can swing out
    • Pull safety lever to swing arm out 90 degrees
    • Pull safety lever again to release or to pivot arm out to 120 degrees
  • Tool-free installation in your hitch with hand-tightening cam system
    • Turn cam knob to tighten extender in hitch and help eliminate rattle in the connection
    • Bike rack installs into Pivot and secures with bike rack's hitch pin
  • Included locking hitch pin secures extender to vehicle
  • Durable, black powder coated steel resists corrosion


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Bike rack capacity: up to 4 bikes
  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Rack pin hole: 12-3/16"
    • Closest edge of carrier when folded: 5-3/16"
    • Farthest edge of carrier when folded: 14-1/8"
    • Farthest edge of carrier when unfolded: 42-9/16"
    • Top of handle: 8-1/8"
  • Shank rise: 3"
  • Weight: 46 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs - not approved for fifth wheels, motorhomes, or towable campers

  • The Pivot is only compatible with Kuat bike racks that have 2" shanks
    • Not for use with hitch adapters, reducers, or extenders
  • Using this hitch extender will reduce your hitch's overall capacity by 50 percent

Kuat Pivot Demonstration Swing Away Hitch Extender

PVP20B Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches - Passenger's Side

Installation Details PVP20B Installation instructions

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Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches - Passenger's Side - PVP20B

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (105 Customer Reviews)

This hitch extender converts your existing Kuat bike rack into a swing-away rack. It rotates out 90 degrees or 120 degrees on your passenger's side for quick and easy access to the rear of your vehicle. Includes locking, anti-rattle hitch pin.


I just installed it on my Jeep yesterday and it works great! It now allows me to access the back of my Jeep when I use my fishing rod rack cargo carrier.


The info Etrailer provides is outstanding. Makes purchasing the right product for your specific vehicle a breeze. Added this to our kuat 4 bike rack on our jeep, which has 33” spare. The measurements are precise. As for the product. Heavy duty and easy to use. The locking swing is fantastic.


I waited 6 months because it was on backorder. I was offered other swing away hitches but I chose to wait. After receiving it, nothing comes close to the ease of operation and how smooth the bearing system is. No binding at all. Well worth the wait.


This is an excellent product. Very solidly made, easy to operate and easy to install/remove. I use it to swing my bike to the side so I can more easily access my hatch-area. Beware the small stub that sticks out however! It can bang your shins! The rack operation is smooth, and the safety-latch works very easily, and prevents the bikes from swinging back if the car is parked on a hill.


Product video by Adam on this website took the guesswork out of this purchase. We put the Pivot to task with our Ebikes and are totally satisfied with this well built and designed product.

This was a great purchase we are very satisfied with its versatility. The Pivot is built robust and so easy to use.
Doug - 10/26/2021


Very poor design and construction. The main problem is the tightening mechanism for the receiver. The ball bearing has crushed the part that it works against! I have tried to order the part you have not got them or can not get them several bike stores I do business with have reported same problem. Trying to have a machine shop custom make the part.

The manufacturer will reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/28/2022


works as advertised. Installed it on my 2020 sprinter (2021 Winnebago Revel) with my old bike rack. It clears the ladder and swings out of the way to let me open the rear passenger door 90 degrees.

About a year with the rack now and its still as solid as day 1. No rust, no slack.
Martin - 05/04/2022


This a quality made swing out hitch. I would recommend this to other people. We have two fairly heavy fat tire electric bikes we put on this. I have used this behind our camper, on our Jeep and also on a hitch I welded to our Art Show trailer that we tow behind our camper. The show trailer has a ramp style fold down door and this hitch allows us to access the trailer without taking the bikes or hitch off. I did have to modify the ramp as the ramp will not go down to the ground as the first arm of the hitch is still in the way when the bikes are swung out, but that would be the case with any brand of swing out hitch and the fact that I have adapted it to a purpose that is not a normal situation! FYI, and nothing to do with brand or quality...I was originally going to order the driver side swing out hitch and then changed it to the passenger side as I was thinking about one particular show where while unloading the trailer the bikes would swing out into traffic, which was not an option. But otherwise, swinging out the passenger side gets in the way of accessing the camper as our camper access steps are off center on the passenger side. It would be more convenient to have it swing away to the drivers side away from the steps. But that is just our situation and if you were to use the swing out hitch while parked on a road you would want the hitch to swing to the passenger side. The hitch was also too close to the camper steps while closed with the bikes on so I added a 1 foot extender hitch between the main hitch and the bike hitch which gave us clearer access to the camper. This creates a little more movement the further you get away from the main hitch but I tie the swing out hitch on either side to the camper to stabilise it while we travel to reduce sway. Overall it works great and I would recommend it.

This sounds like a great set up but I would like to note that this pivot hitch extender is not to be used with hitch adapters, reducers, or other extenders because using those things will reduce your hitchs overall capacity by 50 percent. While using the pivot hitch extender, you are already doing this.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/22/2021


Awesome product. Very well built and works great on my Jeep since the spare tire on the back makes the tilt down feature of my Kuat NV2 rack ineffective. This swing away arm solved the problem. Delivery was fast and it was well packed.


As always extremely satisfied with products and the excellent customer service from everyone at e trailer! Thanks again Sam!!!


Assembly was easy. Wish the installation to the receiver was tool less, but they included wrench makes it pretty simple. Will be giving it a thorough test run next month.


The Kuat Swing Away is wonderful! It is simple to install and works perfectly. In the past we have left our bikes behind because we either had to take them and the bike rack off the Jeep at every stop or leave the back door and window closed for the duration. This product completely solves the problem and looks good too. The etrailer review video was spot on and a big help in making our decision to buy. I highly recommend this product and, as always, etrailer.

We love our Kuat Swing Away. It has made taking the bikes so much easier. It is working perfectly, easy to open and close. Really happy we purchased this product
Daniel - 07/08/2021


Great addition for the bike rack..


Excellent, heavy duty product that will be great for our ebikes.


Love these kuat pivot. Ordered and shipped the same day. Thanks Lori.


Works great. Gives total access to the back of the Jeep. Had a small hardware issue and Kuat took care of it right away. Highly recommend.


We use the Kuat Pivot Swing Away Hitch Extender on our Ram Promaster van that we have converted for camping. We put a 2 bike 1Up rack on it with 2 full-suspension mountain bikes. It is easy to swing away and easy to swing back and latch. When we swing it open with both bikes on the rack, we are able to fully open the back doors. It also has the added benefit of extending the bike rack further from the van, which eliminates the risk of our handle bars tapping the rear doors on rough roads. It is also nice that when the rack is swung open, you just drop the safety pin in a hole to keep the rack in its open position. We have previously owned a hang-type swing-open bike rack, and I much prefer this setup because the bikes are more firmly secured, and I don't have to deal with top-bar 'bones', and various pads and cushions. It is also easier to operate. Highly recommended.


It is very helpful and makes access to trunk muck easier.
My only issue is that it extends the bike rack out another few inches so the bike rack/hitch length is very long!


Great product...super solid design and build. Couple of little niggles though:

For my specific application (sprinter van) it doesn't quite swing wide enough to allow the rear door to "lock" in the open position. That's mostly a result of modern super wide mountain bike handlebars though. Works with road bikes.

The tightening mechanism for the locking lever is pretty old school and I think could be refined to make it easier. As it is if you notice if being looser than you like you gotta go find at least one box or adjustable crescent wrench and deal with 4 separate nuts.

All in all does what it is intended to do admirably


Super quick shipping!


The Kuat Pivot swing away hitch extender mount is a great product. It definitely needs some improvement but for the price against the other competitors, its a good buy. This item is built like a tank and good hitch mount if you want to do some tail gating or access your trunck with no problem.


Digging this rack! Finally a fully functional solution for Jeeps!

Install is a breeze and removal will be equally simple when it’s time to take the Jeep offroad. Opens and closes easily and bomber construction.

Susan from etrailer was super helpful & communicative. Product was initially backordered but she kept me posted.

My setup: I’m running the Pivot on a Wrangler JK with AEV bumper/tire carrier and using a 1UP tray.


This swing away hitch is perfect for my bicycle use. When I carry my electric bikes the swing away allows easy access to the back of my truck or van. With the weight of an electric bike (60 lbs.) a tilt down bike rack is difficult to use. With the swing away hitch I keep the bikes upright and swing the hitch and bikes out of the way of the truck tailgate or van doors. Great product.


The Kuat Pivot is going to work exactly like I wanted it to while I'm overlanding. I got it so I could use a cargo carrier and swing it out of the way when I needed to get access to the rear of my Renegade.


So far the Kuat pivot has worked great. It’s definitely heavy duty and will do the job it’s meant to do. I’m very happy with it. I’ll be driving across country with it soon and I will have no problem trusting $15,000 worth of bikes attached to it on my 1up quick rack.

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  • Using the Kuat Pivot on a 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
    The Kuat Pivot, part # PVP20B is usable on the rear of a cargo van like a 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.
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  • Using the Kuat Pivot on a 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 with a Step Bumper
    You will need to take a quick measurement to make sure that the Kuat Pivot, part # PVP20B will clear your step bumper. Simply measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest point of the step bumper away from the hitch. This will give you your required clearance in order to be able to use the Kuat Pivot. The Kuat Pivot has a minimum clearance of 4-3/4 inches to its nearest part, and your minimum clearance will need to be less than this to be able to use the Kuat Pivot.
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  • Does the Kuat Pivot Swing Away Hitch Extender Need an Anti-Rattle Device
    I recommend the Kuat Pivot Swing Away Hitch Extender part # PVP20B. The Kuat Pivot Swing Away will allow you to attach a cargo carrier or bike rack to a 2" trailer hitch receiver tube opening and then pivot that accessory out 90 degrees to clear the rear doors on your van. The swing arm comes with a locking anti-rattle threaded hitch pin however, you would also need a locking hitch pin to secure your bike to the swing arm.
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  • Is the Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender part # PVP20B Suitable for use With a Cargo Carrier
    Yes the Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender part # PVP20B is compatible with a cargo carrier that has a 2" shank. This will allow you good flexibility in being able to get the carrier out of the way when you need to access your van's cargo area. Two things to keep in mind here is that the maximum capacity is 250 lbs. and when using the pivot your hitches cpapcity is reduced by 50 %. So as long as you don't exceed either of those weights you will be in great shape. I added a video Adam...
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  • Which Hitch Pivot Adapter Has Better Rear Door Clearance Thule or Kuat
    From the hitch pin of the Thule # TH9037 to the very top measures 4.3 inches and for the Kuat # PVP20B the same dimension is 5-3/16 inches so it would have a little less rear door clearance.
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  • Fit of Küat PVP20B Pivot 2 Swinging Extender on 2020 Mercedes-Benz SL
    What you'll need to do is measure how far the hitch pin hole in your hitch receiver is recessed toward the front of the vehicle when compared to the furthest rearward obstruction whether it be the face of the bumper or the hitch step, if it extends further rearward than the face of the bumper. The shank of the Küat # PVP20B Pivot 2 measures 5-3/16 inches long, measured from the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the Pivot 2 extender. So, to see if it will work with your factory step,...
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  • Can you Pair the Kuat Swing Away Pivot 2 with a KAC Bike Rack
    The Kuat Pivot 2, part # PVP20B, is specifically designed for Kuat bike racks. However, we have had success loading other brands of bike racks into the 2" receiver the Pivot 2 provides. That being said, we have not tested this with a KAC bike rack before, so I cannot say with 100% certainty that this will work. As long your bike rack's designed to fit 2" receivers and the combined weight of the rack and bikes is under 250 pounds, this should work. I've linked to a video demonstration...
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  • Kuat Swing Away System # PVP20B With 1-1/4 Shank Accessories
    The Kuat Pivot # PVP20B is only rated for 2 inch bike racks because it extends the hitch point back further than your hitch receiver. 2 inch shanks are stronger than 1-1/4 inch shanks. The shank of a 1-1/4" bike rack cannot handle the added strain it'll endure when put into the pivot. The Pivot is not rated for Class A RV or camper use. Something like a Promaster Van or a Ford Transit will be okay though. The reason why it's not rated for Large RV/Trailers is because it will experience...
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  • Can the Kuat Swing Away Hitch PVP20B Be Used to Carry a Spare Tire Carrier?
    The Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender # PVP20B can be used with accessories other than bike racks as well. This will be a very good option to swing your hitch mounted tire carrier away when you need access to the back of your vehicle. However, I do need to mention that using this will reduce your hitch's tongue weight capacity by 50%. Odds are you will be well within this lower capacity, but it is something to double check, just to make sure.
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  • Max Weight of Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks
    The Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks, # PVP20B, does have a max weight of 250 lbs. When using multiple components together the lowest weight rating will determine the max of the whole.
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  • Could Kuat Pivoting Hitch Adapter PVP20B Clear Rear Spare of 2020 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited
    Thanks for all of the dimensions you listed. Based on that the Kuat Pivoting Hitch Adapter part # PVP20B would fit and clear the rear spare of your 2020 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited.
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  • Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender on a 2021 Subaru Outback Wagon
    The Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches - Passenger's Side item # PVP20B attaches to a 2" receiver and will work great with your 2021 Subaru Outback Touring XT. Using this hitch extender will reduce your hitch's overall capacity by 50 percent
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  • Difference Between Two Kuat Pivoting Hitch Adapters for Bike Racks
    At this time Kuat offers two pivoting hitch extenders for their racks. They have the part # PVP20B that you referenced which pivots out to the passenger side and the part # PVD20B which pivots out to the driver's side. The reason I recommend the pivot that goes to the passenger side is that if you ever had to pull over on the shoulder of the highway you'd most likely pull over onto the right side of the road and if you then had to get into the rear cargo area and therefore needed to swing...
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  • Which is Better Side of Vehicle for Kuat Pivot Adapter to Swing To Driver or Passenger
    Most of the time people want the pivot to swing out to the passenger side of the vehicle like what the part # PVP20B offers. This is because if you were for some reason on the side of the road and needed to get into the back of the vehicle you could swing the rack out to the shoulder side of the vehicle since most people pull over to the right side. This means you wouldn't end up swinging it out into traffic. I am actually surprised Kuat offers the driver side version part # PVD20B since...
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  • Will the Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender Work With Cargo Carrier
    Yes, you can use a swing away adapter such as the Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender part # PVP20B or part # PVD20B with a cargo carrier. That said, you will need to abide by the weight capacity which is 250 lbs or 50% of the trailer hitches capacity, whichever is lower.
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  • Can the Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender Be Turned Upside-Down To Swing Both Ways
    The Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks comes in two styles, part # PVD20B which opens towards the driver side and part # PVP20B which opens towards the passenger side. The reason they make two options is so you can have the bike rack swing away from traffic no matter which side of the road you drive on which is not the same for all countries. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend you just flip the swing away upside-down as Kuat does not recommend this. If it was possible,...
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  • Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender On 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    The Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks - 2" Hitches - Passenger's Side # PVP20B is a more common fit because it swings to the passenger side instead of the driver's side like # PVD20B you asked from. To get the clearances you are seeking, the places you are measuring from are part of the issue. You will want to measure from the hitch pin hole to the outside of the spare tire and from the inside top of the receiver tube to the bottom of the spare tire. The distance...
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  • Which Kuat Pivot Swing Away Hitch Extender for Exhaust on Passenger Side
    That's a really interesting question, and while the Kuat Pivot does add a good bit of extension - measuring over 5 inches from the hitch pin hole to the back of the swing arm - since you have the option of using an extender that swings to either side, to completely avoid the passenger's side exhaust I recommend the Driver's Side Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks # PVD20B. There likely wouldn't be an issue using the passenger's side swing away due to the extension the...
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  • Can Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Extender be Used on Class B Motorhome
    You definitely can use the Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away on your 2022 Airstream Interstate 24GT. Kuat doesn't like the Pivot 2 being used on larger motorhomes, but the smaller ones like what you have are just fine (I confirmed this with my contact at Kuat). Typically the Pivot 2 that swings to the passenger's side, part # PVP20B, is the better way to go since it means you will be out of the way of traffic when you swing your bike rack out, but if your specific application is better for the bike...
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  • What Swing Away Bike Rack Would Work For My 2021 Ram 2500
    When it comes to what swing away bike rack would work for your 2021 Ram 2500 I recommend The Kuat NV 2.0 Base Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Matte Black # BA22B. It will work for your electric bikes it can carry up to 60 pounds per bike, so you will have to take the motor/battery off when transporting. It fits wheels between 25 inches to 29 inches. The rack weighs 62 pounds. With the bike rack if you measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the farthest part...
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  • Can the Rola Cargo Carrier Swinging Arm Assembly # 10421 be Used on the Non Swinging Rola Carrier
    The Rola Cargo Carrier Swinging Arm Assembly # 10421 that you referenced is only designed as a replacement assembly for the swinging carrier part # 59109. It is not universal. If you are seeking a fairly universal swing-away, I recommend the Kuat Pivot 2 Swing Away Hitch # PVP20B.
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  • Can the Kuat Pivot be Used with Recon Racks or North Shore Racks that Hold Bikes Vertically
    We have a similar bike rack to what you referenced in the Softride Hang2 # SR27041 but it is only a 2 bike model. Provided that the rack you want fits a 2 inch receiver and when loaded is within the capacity limits you can use the Kuat Pivot # PVP20B. The only issue I can think of with that type of bike rack is loading and unloading. The Pivot will raise the height of the rack from where it would normally be in the trailer hitch upwards but only by a few inches.
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  • Swing Away Bike Rack Adapter Recommendation for Thule Easy Fold Bike Rack
    The Kuat Pivot Swing Away Hitch Adapter part # PVP20B can be used with your Thule EasyFold part # TH903202 and will give the rack the ability to swing out and away from the vehicle so that you can access the cargo area. I attached a picture that shows this adapter in use as well as a review video for the rack down below for more info as well.
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  • Swing Away System For Sprinter Vans
    When I did the videos on all the swing away systems like the Thule # TH9037 and the Kuat # PVP20B I also found conflicting information. That being said, I would consider your "recreational vehicle" a van. So a short Sprinter like what you have it won't be a problem as long as your hitch is rated for at least twice as much weight as you plan on putting on. This is because when using any type of extension on your hitch, it will cut the capacity in half. This would be great for this cargo...
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