Can the Swagman XTC4 Bike Rack be Folded Up with No Bikes on a 2014 Toyota Sienna

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I have a 2014 Toyota Sienna and recently installed receiver hitch e98853. Given that the receiver is tucked up and away from the rear of the vehicle something I appreciate as its well hidden, I am concerned that I wont have enough clearance for the bike rack to fold up towards the back of the van. Do you have any measurements for the bike rack on the distance from the hitch pin to the pivot point? Im wanting to make sure it will fold before purchasing. Thanks! P.S. The receiver hitch works wonderfully!

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The Swagman XTC4, part # S64665, only has about 3-1/2 inches from the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack when it's folded up. When we installed the etrailer hitch you have, part # e98853, on a 2014 Toyota Sienna we measured 4 inches from the pin hole to the outermost point on the bumper. So you won't be able to fold this rack up on your van. We also received a review from a customer with a 2011 who purchased the XTC4 and he cannot fold his up.

I recommend taking a look at the Hollywood Racks Destination, part # HR4000, instead because it does fold up on your van. When it's folded down there's 6 inches from the hitch pin hole to the closest point giving you a couple inches of room. It also has the same 35 pound per bike capacity, costs around the same and is about 15 pounds lighter than the XTC4 making it easier to get in and out of the hitch receiver.

The Destination doesn't include bike locks like the XTC4 does so you can add one using part # 8122D. It does include a locking anti rattle pin to secure the rack to your van.

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