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Yakima Exo System Swing Away Hitch Extender - 2" Hitches

Yakima Exo System Swing Away Hitch Extender - 2" Hitches

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This two-tier hitch extender is the backbone of the Yakima EXO modular gear-hauling system. It lets you mix-and-match accessories for cycling, camping, and skiing. System swings away to provide cargo area access. 1-636-306-4830 to order Yakima hitch adapters part number Y82VR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima Exo System Swing Away Hitch Extender - 2" Hitches. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Hitch Adapters - Y82VR

  • Swing-Away Hitch Adapter
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Bike Racks
  • Yakima

This two-tier hitch extender is the backbone of the Yakima EXO modular gear-hauling system. It lets you mix-and-match accessories for cycling, camping, and skiing. System swings away to provide cargo area access.


Features:

  • Hitch extender transforms your hitch into a two-tier modular system for hauling all your gear
    • EXO accessories (sold separately) adapt your setup for biking, skiing, and camping
  • System swings away from vehicle while fully loaded for cargo area access
    • Top level rotates 180-degrees back, providing access to gear on lower level
    • Included jack stand supports the weight of the extended rack and accessories
  • Cleat system and SpeedKnobs allow accessories to be added and removed without tools
  • Same Key System (SKS) locks deter theft of system, accessories, and gear
    • Cores can be swapped out to match your other Yakima accessories
  • Anti-rattle hitch pin reduces movement of rack in hitch receiver
  • Durable steel construction with black powder coat is rust resistant


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" hitch receivers
  • Dimensions: 31" long x 25" wide x 26-1/2" tall
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of rack: 4-1/4"
    • Farthest part of rack: 35-1/2"
  • Total system weight: 101 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Notes:

  • The EXO System is only approved for use with the Yakima StraightShot 2" hitch extender (Y69VR - sold separately). Do not use this system with other hitch extenders or adapters.
  • Locks included with the top and bottom tier may not use the same key, but they can be swapped out to ensure they're all keyed alike.

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

Modular Gear-Carrying System

Yakima EXO Modular System

This modular system lets you transform your hitch into the ultimate gear-carrying rig. You can outfit the system with various accessories (sold separately) to carry all your biking, camping, and skiing gear. The system is compatible with a bike rack, ski rack, cargo carrier, and an enclosed cargo carrier, and you can easily swap them out to match any outdoor activity. You can also add base camp accessories, like a camping table. It swings away, while fully loaded, for rear cargo area access, and the top tier can be removed if you only need to carry 1 accessory. Lastly, because you can carry two accessories on the back of your vehicle, it frees up space on your roof to carry even more gear.


Swing-Away Design for Rear Cargo Area Access

Yakima EXO System with bike rack and cargo carrier

The hinged arm on the base lets you swing the unit away from your vehicle. This provides full access to your vehicle's rear cargo area and eliminates the need to remove the accessories or your gear when you're unloading your vehicle or letting your dog hop in or out of the back.


Yakima SwingBase Lever Safety Latch Demonstration Swinging Open

To open the hinged arm, simply rotate the release knob counterclockwise until it's unscrewed from the arm, pull out on the spring pin, and swing the rack away from the rear of your vehicle. The arm will lock in place when it's fully extended, so your hands are free to open your hatch and remove cargo.


Yakima TopShelf swings 180 degrees

Once the base unit is fully extended, you can swing the top tier back 180 degrees, with your accessory and gear still attached. This will provide unfettered access to your gear on the lower level.


Yakima SwingBase Lever Safety Latch

To close the base, just pull the release lever at the hinge and swing the extended arm back into position. Once you hear the spring pin lock into place, rotate the knob clockwise until it's tight.


If you leave the base unit open for an extended period of time, you'll need to install the included jack stand to help stabilize the arm. Turn the rod on the jack to fine tune the height so the system stays level.


Easy Installation and Setup

Yakima SwingBase Lever Safety Latch

To install the EXO system, simply slide the shank on the base unit into your 2" hitch receiver, insert the threaded hitch pin, and tighten it down with the included 24-mm wrench. The threaded hitch pin also reduces noise and movement in your hitch. The top tier bolts to the base to provide the second level of storage.


Yakima SwingBase Lever Safety Latch

Dual arms on the base have tracks with cleats and SpeedKnobs that secure EXO accessories. To swap an accessory for a different accessory, undo the latches on the sides of the arms, rotate the SpeedKnobs to allow the cleats inside the tracks to free the accessory, and remove it. Next, put the new accessory in the tracks, rotate the SpeedKnobs so the cleats secure it, then close each latch.


Complete Security for EXO System, Accessories, and Gear

Yakima Built-in Locks

This EXO system includes 10 SKS locks to secure the base system to your vehicle, and your accessories and gear to the base. The two tiers have locks that secure them to each other and to your vehicle's hitch receiver. Both tiers have locks in the arms to secure the accessories to the system. There are also locks for 2 accessories, so your bikes, skis, and gear are secure.


The SKS locks for the system come with the 2 base units - 5 with each. Because they are packaged separately, the locks for the top tier and bottom tier probably won't be keyed alike. However, they can be swapped out to match each other and even your other Yakima gear.


EXO System Accessories

Because the EXO System is modular you can add accessories for whatever adventure you have planned, or swap them out for other activities. The various configurations are outlined below.


Yakima Bike Rack and Cargo CarrierYakima Bike Rack and Cargo Carrier

For your biking adventure you can pair a bike rack with an enclosed cargo carrier or a cargo carrier. This setup will require you to place the bike rack on the top level so you have room to mount your bikes. On a 2-tier system its weight capacity is 40 lbs per bike.


Yakima Ski Rack and Cargo CarrierSki Rack and Cargo Carrier

For your skiing adventure you can pair a ski carrier with an enclosed cargo carrier or a cargo carrier to transport all your gear to the slopes.


Yakima Enclosed Cargo Carrier and Cargo CarrierYakima Cargo CarrierYakima Cargo Carrier

If you just want to carry gear, you can pair a cargo carrier with a second cargo carrier. You can outfit the system with an enclosed cargo carrier and a cargo carrier, 2 enclosed cargo carriers, or 2 cargo carriers.


Note: The cargo carrier has a weight capacity of 250 lbs when it's installed on the single-tier system. If you install it on a 2-tier system, it can carry 110 lbs on the bottom tier or 80 lbs on the top tier. Similarly, the enclosed cargo carrier's weight capacity changes based on where it's installed. When utilized on the bottom tier, either alone or in a two-tier system, its weight capacity is 100 lbs. Installed on the top tier, it's weight capacity is 80 lbs.



Yakima BackDeck

The BackDeck camping table (Y84VR - sold separately) is perfect for use at the campsite. It lets you prep meals, lay out your gear, and even mix drinks at the end of the day. Simply remove the top accessory and replace it with the table once you get to the campsite.



8002715 Yakima EXO SwingBase - 2" Hitches

8002716 EXO TopShelf for Yakima EXO SwingBase

Installation Details Y82VR Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions Y82VR Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Yakima Exo System Swing Away Hitch Extender - 2" Hitches - Y82VR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (56 Customer Reviews)

This two-tier hitch extender is the backbone of the Yakima EXO modular gear-hauling system. It lets you mix-and-match accessories for cycling, camping, and skiing. System swings away to provide cargo area access.

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Loved it !!!!!




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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


Thanks etrailer
The unit arrived as projected,,
4 components all well packaged.
The instructions were easily followed and accurate
The quality of the construction was good with clean welds and good coating

One issue was no keys for the pin locks could be located

The design of the attachment is very easy to attach and detachment.

You can see the various coolers utilized, couple reasons
1. Larger coolers can’t be accessed, the smaller size allows for open top
Access, additionally these can be locked with cable thru handle to
Reduce possible theft.

I did find the upper tightening knob to be not as secure, as I felt better,
In putting a thru bolt and lock but in lue of

All in all pleased , we’ll see how it holds up under highway use


Comments
I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/22/2022


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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


I just bought a Yakima cargo box with the exo system. I also got the top section add on with the optional table and or bike rack. This product is very solid and it is everything I thought it would be. My wife and I , love it. Thanks




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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


Very easy to install. Total installation time (not counting taking photos and opening boxes) was approximately 15 minutes. The only issue I encountered was the left handle on the lower rack had a broken piece inside the locking pin assembly. Other than that, everything was quick and smooth for a single person job. This will greatly assist my business by allowing more room for passenger comfort on long trips to and from airports with a large party. Looking forward to putting this to use.


Comments
I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/21/2022


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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


Everything fit with no problems. My brother suggested mounting the hitch first to the hanging brackets to bare the weight and then attach to the main frame. Then tighten all bolts to spec. Worked like a charm.




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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


Thank you! This system is frankly awesome. It is very well made and let's me transport bikes in the truck bed and have covered storage that we can unlock and just carry into the hotel and pre pack in the garage or hotel the days before the trip.




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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


I have a 25ft motor home and have been looking for a solution to carry two bikes with some extra cargo space. Yakima EXO system is the one that I have been looking for. I will post some pictures after installation. Thank you for excellent order processing service!!




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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


We are very happy with our new Yakima Exo System! It is easy to install and move between vehicles and the cargo container holds a ton of stuff we don’t want to store in our RV cargo bays. We are also very pleased with the customer service at eTrailer. Paula helped us out when the website said it was not available until after our date to go full-time RVing. She got us three of the 4 items so we could get started with install. And she keeps in touch with us on when items have shipped and expected arrival date. Thanks Paula!




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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


Overall it seems like a good product. I only issue I had involved the warrior cargo carrier. When putting the two pieces together the female screw ends fell out of the tubes. I had a hard time getting them realigned. Other than that, all parts were present and accounted for. Everything went together perfectly.




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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


Truly one of the best purchases I have recently made. etrailer provided updates on my order the entire way, to include picture icons of the individuals who received my order, pack my order, and shipped my order, and then links I could use to see the status of my order all the way to my door. Despite the 2 boxes, one bulky and the other heavy, both boxes arrived at the same time undamaged. The carrier came with two wrenches and extra lock tumblers to swap out the lock on the box to match the hitch and carrier locks to all be keyed the same. I was not expecting the added attention to detail and professional touch etrailer and Yakima provided. The swing away carrier is well built and was easy to install on my 2022 Subaru Outback with no issues. The rear hatch opens with the carrier and box closed, but getting out large dog in and out of the back of the car seemed dangerous without swinging the carrier open. The taillights and license plate are visible. I recommend adding reflective tape to the box for added visibility because the rear reflectors on the car are not visible. Accessing the contents in the box on the rear of the car is so much easier than trying to access stuff using the roof storage box.




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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


Extremely well made abs easy to assembl e.




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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


Per our email exchange, here are pics of the EKO set-up. I'll send you the table set-up pic in about a week (when we get to Key West.




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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


Got this to use in conjunction with our truck slide in camper. The additional cargo storage space the EXO system offers with the upper deck is enough for our generator, coolers, pop up canopy, bbq grill, chairs and firewood. Being able to swing the entire rack off to the side for access to the camper door is the best part is the system, by doing this also creates a great work station right next to the camper door that I can cook from.




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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


I have not yet used this yet, but I’m sure it is going to work out fine. I would like to add the ordering process from etrailer, from start to finish was exceptional. I was constantly receiving updates not just for shipping but for predelivery and as well as post delivery. This is the first time I have ordered from etrailer And definitely will not be the last. Five stars for this company.




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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


Sturdy well made and well designed product! We would buy again. Paula at eTrailer helped us find this item when the website said it was unavailable. A shout out to Yakima and eTrailer!




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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


This is an awesome set for adding extra space to your vehicle. The product shipped super fast and was in great condition. There was some issues with the boxes from UPS being torn up but the product inside was perfect. The team at etrailer has been responsive and helpful the entire way. Definitely will purchase products from this team again.

Specifically for 2022 and newer Wagoneer owners there is a trick to opening your back hatch with this installed. In the pics below you have to fully swing loosen the top pivot screw about 1/8” to allow the clearance for the hatch to swing by. If all is tight and you only swing the arm to the 90 deg position it will hit when you open the hatch.




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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


E trailer always delivers! Ordering was easy and package was delivered on time. I needed in time for a family trip, called in Roger and Joanne made sure the package went out on time. I will definitely prefer again when I need my next piece of gear.




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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


Pretty good container.


Comments
It is a pretty good container. Lot of space.
Eric - 06/01/2022


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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


Thank you! This system is frankly awesome. It is very well made and let's me transport bikes in the truck bed and have covered storage that we can unlock and just carry into the hotel and pre pack in the garage or hotel the days before the trip.




by:

Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


Thank you! This system is frankly awesome. It is very well made and let's me transport bikes in the truck bed and have covered storage that we can unlock and just carry into the hotel and pre pack in the garage or hotel the days before the trip.




by:

Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


Per our email exchange, here are pics of the EKO set-up. I'll send you the table set-up pic in about a week (when we get to Key West.




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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


I wish it held more. But overall great product. Awesome customer service always dealing with Etrailer. They got everything shipped to me in time for a long road trip. Will continue to be a customer and refer friends and family because of their really great support.




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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


There is no part of this experience that hasn’t been professional. Ordering and delivery were excellent. Thanks to Ashley and the crew at etrailer.




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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


arrived early, although our video shows UPS delivery person dropped the arm quite hard. Will add pictures during our trip.




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Review from a similar EXO in Hitch Adapters


Works great with the Exo system!



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