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Yakima BackSwing hitch receiver swing adapter no. 8002483

Code: YK8002483

The BackSwing is a great piece of kit which, when used with compatible Yakima 2" hitch racks, allows them to be swung away from the vehicle, giving full access to the rear doors; it's ideal for use on vehicles with vertically mounted tailgates as well as on vehicles with twin rear doors.

Important fitting information: The BackSwing fits US and Australia style 2" hitch receivers only; it does NOT work with UK and European style 50mm tow balls.

See Description for more important information.

The BackSwing is a great piece of kit which, when used with compatible Yakima 2" hitch racks, allows them to be swung away from the vehicle, giving full access to the rear doors; it's ideal for use on vehicles with vertically mounted tailgates as well as on vehicles with twin rear doors.

Important fitting information: The BackSwing fits US and Australia style 2" hitch receivers only; it doesn't work with UK 50mm tow balls. You'll also need to check the 'Fitting information' tab, and page 5 of the instructions (see Fitting instructions and videos tab) to work out whether (1) it's suitable for your vehicle - it won't fit every vehicle with a 2" hitch receiver - and (2) whether the hitch receiver bike rack you want to use is compatible.

A BackSwing and loaded bike carrier will impose unusually large forces on a tow bar system; for this reason the BackSwing may not be used on any vehicle whose rear axle to hitch pin-hole distance is greater than 127cm - which includes most most motor caravans, and (for example) all Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans longer than L1 (SWB).

Looking at the racks we sell, it's compatible with the

  • Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 (and 2 bike extension accessory)
  • Yakima HangOver 4 (note that it's not compatible with the HangOver 6)

Other features and specifications:

  • It swings open 90 degrees
  • A simple-to-use lever releases the swinging mechanism and then secures it in the closed position
  • There's a safety latch to make sure the rack won't open unexpectedly
  • Secures to a 2" hitch receiver using a threaded hitch bolt
  • Includes a Yakima HitchLock and two keys
  • The lock is a Yakima SKS (Same Key System) lock - you can have the same key number for all your Yakima products
  • 114kg maximum load capacity (bike rack plus bikes)
  • Product weight: 16.1kg
  • Not suitable for vehicles where the distance between the rear axel and the hitch pin hole is greater than 127cm

Check out the information on the Yakima Hold Up EVO 2 and Yakima HangOver 4 to learn more about hitch receiver tow bars.

This rack only fits US style 2" hitch receivers (often defined as Class III or Class IV). 2" hitch receivers can only be fitted to category N1 vehicles, usually only pickups, some large 4x4s and medium and large vans. You can't use this size of hitch receiver on category M1 vehicles, which incudes normal cars and SUVs. You can check your vehicle classification on the DVLA website.

It's important that you don't exceed the weight limit of your hitch; add up the weight of your bikes plus the bike rack plus the BackSwing (16.5kg).

Before you order a Yakima BackSwing it's really important to check that the type and position of your 2" hitch receiver is suitable. Click here for the vehicle-specific measurements you'll need to check.

Deciding which bike carriers to buy is not always easy, especially as you may not have had experience of using bike carriers before. We hope that our buying guides provide useful guidance about which bike carrier 'strategy' will be most appropriate for your circumstances, as well as highlighting the best features of particular models. We also have troubleshooting FAQs - for example, some customers struggle at first to fit four bikes onto a tow ball carrier, and wonder whether a different carrier would allow the bikes to be spaced wider apart. (It won't, but we have some good tips which make bike fitting much easier.)

Our bike carriers Exchange Scheme covers roof mounting and tow ball mounting bike carriers only. Rear door mounting / strap on carriers are not included, and nor are roof bars. It allows you to exchange within 90 days of invoice date. Most exchanges are for roof mounting upgrades, or are tow ball carriers with very basic tilting systems being exchanged for easy to use sliding / tilting carriers.

These are the rules of the bike carriers Exchange Scheme:

  • You are allowed one exchange only.
  • The original equipment must be in "as new" condition, subject only to fair wear and tear.
  • The replacement items must be different models from the originals.
  • The replacement items must not be part of a package deal or be from our Bargains section.
  • Roof bars are never part of the Exchange Scheme.

This is how the exchange scheme works:

  • We charge in full for the replacement items, including the appropriate carriage charge and a charge for any packaging needed for the return of the originals.
  • We pay the return carriage costs.
  • When the originals arrive back here we refund you for their invoice value, but you won't get back more than the invoice value of the replacements. In other words, if the replacements are cheaper than the originals we won't be giving you "extra cash back".

Please note: we can only collect items from mainland UK.

Delivery charges and arrangements:

We charge a contribution towards delivery costs, depending on what you order, where you live, and how quickly you want the goods.

These are our standard charges; there are usually surcharges for all offshore destinations and some remote postcodes - for details please see our delivery information page.

This Item
Express Delivery £ 9.50 1 to 2 working days
Standard Delivery £ 6.50 3 to 4 working days

Delivery of other items

Small items & Spare parts
Express delivery £ 6.95 1 to 2 working days
Standard delivery £ 4.95 3 to 4 working days
Roof boxes
Express Delivery £ 19.50 1 to 2 working days
Standard Delivery £ 14.50 3 to 4 working days
Dropracks and Roof tents
Express Delivery £ 19.50 2 working days

Delivery times

Delivery times are calculated in working days (Monday to Friday, excluding Bank holidays).

Cut-off times for Express Delivery orders
Express Delivery orders placed before before the cut-off times shown below will usually be desptached on the date of order. Express Delivery orders placed after these cut-off times will be despatched the next working day.

Small and Standard Sized Items Order by 4pm for same day despatch
Roof Boxes, Dropracks and Roof Tents Order by 1pm for same day despatch

Delivery FAQs

When will my order arrive?
There are no deliveries on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays, except for postable items where Royal Mail has a Saturday delivery. Express Delivery orders placed on a Friday (before 1pm) should be delivered on the Monday or Tuesday, Express Delivery orders placed on a Saturday or Sunday should be delivered on the Tuesday or Wednesday. The arrangements for Very Heavy Items are different and are shown above.

What about Next Working Day delivery?
Most Express delivery orders will arrive on the next working day, if the order is placed before the cut-off time (see above). Some will arrive on the second working day if there has been a "split-delivery". So-called “split deliveries” happen when the couriers do not have enough trailer space for everything that should be moved around the UK, so they will load what they can and leave the rest for the next trailer.

Is my delivery day guaranteed?
No retailer or courier company can ever "guarantee" a Next Working Day delivery. As well as split deliveries, all courier companies occasionally have the same transport problems as can happen to everyone else, including snow blocked roads, closed roads, traffic jams, mechanical breakdown, an inability to find the delivery address, or to gain access to it if, for example, it's in a block of flats. We work with some of the best couriers in the business, and overall they provide an outstanding service.

Do I need to be at home?
We are very flexible with our deliveries and will aim to deliver to an address which suits you – this does not need to be your home address. Goods can usually be left without signature - we prefer this with roof boxes. There's a "Special Delivery Instructions" box in the checkout area where we'll ask you to choose a typical instruction and then amend it to suit your particular requirements.

Payment options:

We take the following cards, and also PayPal. Please note that the entry on your card statement will be from "The Roof Box Company".

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Bike carriers with 7 pin plugs

Wheel support bike carriers which are supplied with 7 pin plugs usually only include rear lights, brake lights and indicator lights, which is why they are often called ‘3 function lights’.

Unusually, Thule bike carriers with 7 pin plugs also include a fog light; this works when plugged into 7 pin electrics, but it does not work when plugged into 13 pin electrics via an adapter.

Bike carriers with 13 pin plugs

Bike carriers which are supplied with 13 pin plugs include a fog light and reversing light, as well as rear lights, brake lights and indicator lights – which is why they are often called ‘5 function lights’.

If these are plugged into 13 pin electrics then all 5 functions will work.

If they are plugged into 7 pin electrics via an adapter then the fog light should work, but the reversing light on the bike carrier will not work.

Please note

These notes assume that your tow bar electrics have been wired correctly!

Tow bar wiring in the digital age is much more complicated than it used to be when everything was analogue. Our experience is that if you are having lighting problems, e.g. a fog light does not work in 7 pin tow bar electrics, the problem is much more likely to be caused by the wiring, not by a dud bulb in the bike carrier.

Add to Your Order Untick if not required:
Item: Description: Our price (each): RRP:
Tow bar bike carrier: £274.95 (rrp. )

All our prices include VAT at 20% Total: £274.95

We will notify you by email when we have an estimated despatch date. You will not be charged until your order is ready for despatch.

 Fitting information  
 Our 90 day Exchange Scheme 
 Delivery charges and Payment options 
 7 pin or 13 pin tow bar electrics? 
 Fitting instructions and videos