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This rack MODEL includes the standard bike rack, drop down wheel and can be used with or without the Hitch receiver swing out arm on class B motorhomes only. Swing arms are (not supplied, sold, or guaranteed by us) You need to purchase the swing out arm separately we do not manufacture this third party equipment.. Most all third party swing arms do cause some movement of the rack and it is not the Rack flexing.. Straps can be added from the top door hinges to the rack eyebolts to help reduce swing arm play. You can make your own decision whether to use a swing arm or not. Be sure your RV hitch is at least a minimum class four 500 lb Tongue weight capacity and strong enough and does not flex vertically. This is NOT recommended for Fifth wheels using any swing arm.
Here is another link to the video showing the Swing out rack. https://www.dropbox.com/s/jszi5bhqz57d5ty/Yakups%20w%20swing%20hitch.m4v?dl=0
This is commonly used with Van style RV's with rear doors or truck campers that need to open rear doors. The model KR2B56 rack model shown carries kayaks or surfboards that are a maximum of 32" wide & less than 48 lbs each. Kayaks should not over 10 1/2' long . With the bike rack option added and two 25 lb bikes = 180lbs of cargo (recommended) plus 118 lbs for rack weight = 264 lbs total so you do not overload the hitch swing out mechanism you choose. We do offer and include a drop down wheel option ( 15lbs) on the accessory page as shown in video for security when opening your rack. (this is an option however we recommend it so you do not over stress your swing arm.) RVKR development LLC is not responsible for third party equipment failures for any reason.
*This rack order does not include the swing out mechanism (your discretion)*
Photos displayed show 9' - 10' 4" long kayaks. The drop down wheel is recommended and simply pivots down to pavement and provides additional support to the rack weight when you open a swing arm. Due to Swing arm manufacturers varying loads & construction we cannot recommend a particular swing arm unit. The video has a Hitch swing tm arm on the RV. Thule Access 9037 swing arms are higher rated at (350 lbs) It is the customers choice and not our recommendation whether to use any or a certain third party swing arm. Thule has told us these are going to be available near the end of 2021.
Two bikes about 25 lbs each can be carried with the optional bike rack added to the rack. If you carry heavier bikes you MUST be sure your Hitch and swing arm will hold the weight. There are swing out arm attachment options commercially available. If either bike has rear fenders you need to add Rear Fender protector blocks to your order on accessory page.
Shipping cost is about 289.00 in the lower continental states. No sales tax shipping outside NYS which helps you with shipping cost! Call us for more information. 518-791-1121