Swagman Mighty Rack Around the Spare

Swagman Mighty Rack Around the Spare

Swagman Mighty Rack Around the Spare 2-Bike Rack Review

Biking and RV’ing go hand in hand.  So Bike Racks designed around this are needed, enter Swagman Mighty Rack Around the Spare 2-Bike Rack.

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It seems that when there is a need someone will step up to the plate and fill that need.  The Same is true with a way to haul Bikes around for recreational vehicles.

Problem is, sometimes someone can rush in to fill the vacuum without really setting out to make a great product in the process.  This seems to be the case for the Swagman Mighty Rack Around the Spare 2-Bike Rack.

Features of the Swagman Mighty Rack Around the Spare 2-Bike Rack system

  • Transports 2 bikes
  • Rugged Square Steel construction
  • Mounts to standard 4 to 4.5″ square RV bumper
  • Provides clearance for spare tire beneath rack

 

Transports 2 Bikes

The Swagman Mighty Rack Around the Spare 2-Bike Rack provides for the transportation of up to 2 bikes at a time.

 

Rugged Square Steel construction

Solid Bike Rack Construction, this is a heavy duty frame

 

Typical bumper mount

Mounts to standard 4 to 4.5″ square RV bumpe r

As this Bike Racks intended for RV mounting, it mounts to standard 4 to 4.5″ Square RV Bumper

 

Provides clearance for spare tire beneath rack

This Bike Racks system allows for clearance for the spare tire.   A nice feature when you need it.

 

Pros and Cons of the Swagman Mighty Rack Around the Spare

Pros

The Swagman Mighty Rack Around the Spare 2-Bike Rack has a sturdy frame.

The Bike Racks allow for access to the spare tire.

This is a great Bike rack if you’ve ever considered re-engineering something to be of interest to you, because your going to have to figure out how to take this nice frame and make it hold bikes without damaging them or your RV.

 

Cons

Wow, where to start…although the frame is sturdy, the bike mount or attach system seems to be designed by amateurs.  Brings doubt on where or not Swagman has a quality control department, and I have to think they don’t because this Bike Rack is for sale to the public.

If could be a good rack if…no, no it couldn’t.

The provision of foam padding to prevent scratching is a joke, the stuff won’t survive your first trip.

The bikes to be used by this system needs to be a certain size frame, larger bike frames are next to impossible to install.

The bikes rub against each other in travel because the anti-sway system is lousy.

The rack pins have been reported to break during trips.  Seems this is a one trip bike rack, so good luck on the way home.  oh and 50 miles may be pushing it, maybe plan a trip to the other side of town, or better yet, ride your bike there and carry the bike rack.

 

Final thoughts on the Swagman Mighty Rack Around the Spare 2-Bike Rack

Lets just be blunt.  The Swagman Mighty Rack Around the Spare 2-Bike Rack is junk.  It will likely damage your bikes and RV unless condidtions are absolutely perfect.  We find conditions are rarely perfect.

We  have done further research and found Swagman does in fact make some good RV Bike Racks like the Swagman 4-Bike RV Bumper Rack and the Swagman 2-Bike RV Bumper Rack we suggest you consider buying one of these instead.

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Swagman Mighty Rack Around the Spare 2-Bike Rack as reviewed by Bike Racks Reviews.com

 

 

 

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