Thursday, December 1, 2022


Economic 2-bike rack bolts to rear RV bumper



Swagman 2-bike Bumper Rack

By Bob Difley

Taking bicycles along with you on your RV trips makes a lot of sense. They not only provide transportation around the campground and on trails but also provide the exercise that we all need to stay healthy and vigorous. Now it is easy and inexpensive to add a bike rack to the rear of your RV enabling you to easily load and unload bikes wherever you are.

The Swagman 2-Bike RV Bumper Rack provides an easy solution for carrying two bikes safely on the back of an RV. It is made of heavy duty solid steel construction and is built for a 4” – 4.5” continuously welded steel bumper.

Simple and easy to use, you will want to take this bumper rack with you on all your road trips. Not for use on aluminum or spot welded bumpers. Distance from bumper to end of rack: 34″. First bike sits 4-3/4″ out from bumper. Covered under a Swagman limited lifetime warranty.


  • Transports 1 to 2 bicycles on an RV or camper trailer bumper (max. 30 lb. per bike)
  • Designed for 4″ to 4.5″ square RV bumpers; installs with a 6.5″ and 8″ long bolts around the RV bumper
  • Heavy-duty steel construction with a black paint finish and powder-coated to resist corrosion
  • Secure the steel U-Bolts provided with the rack to your bumper
  • The upright bar in the center of the rack gives added support to your bikes while towing

The Swagman 2-bike rack is available on Amazon.

You can find Bob Difley’s RVing e-books on Amazon Kindle.

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J French
5 years ago

I inspected various square tube bumper mount bicycle racks & was unimpressed frankly with the square tube bumper which is stock on my 2015 Jayco 32RLDS.
Reason is most bike racks are 15 lbs or more, adult bicycles average 35 lbs each putting 85 lbs weight upon frankly the sewer hose storage thin metal box discounting the flimsy mounting.
Solved this issue by bolting onto the trailer frame with a 2″ receiver. Added a 1 foot long extension tube & then added a double 2″ receiver using the top for a high quality solid bike carrier but the bottom for a rectangle carrier plus an additional 1 foot extension tube behind the bikes to transport awnings & folding chairs.
Since this added 5 feet length behind the trailer, I have attached 2 red flags with velcro & numerous reflective tape strips.
Have zero problems & watch the rear using a commercial grade video camera birdseye installed on top of the trailer which I added not only for backing into spaces but to rear view monitor traffic behind the trailer.

Bob Difley
5 years ago
Reply to  J French

Thanks for that very clever and inventive solution to a common problem on some RVs.

Peter Morgenstern
5 years ago

I have been a fan of RV Travel for about 10 yrs. I bought a 2016 Cougar 30RLI in Jan 2016 and need help in dealing with Keystone. A large soft spot has appeared in the floor and fasteners are popping up under the roofing at the edge of the roof. Also issues with my slides. I need some info and/or names I can use to put pressure on Keystone. Any help will be appreciated. Thank You

Peter Morgenstern

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
5 years ago

Hi, Peter,
We’re running your story in this Saturday’s newsletter. Hopefully, you’ll get some assistance from our readers. Look for the “Readers need help” section in the newsletter, and then click on the link in that paragraph to go to the article about your problems. At the bottom of that article will be the Comments section — hopefully someone will have some good suggestions to help you. Good luck with your many issues! —Diane at

Denise Wolff
5 years ago

We have had this bike rack for about a year now. I t traveled 7,000 miles this winter toting our bikes. It has several drawbacks you should be aware of. The lock down hooks don’t stay locked down, the main stem to the receiver is too thin and there is significant wobble which will damage your bike or trailer without the use of several bungeess to damp it down and keep the hooks holding the bikes on the rack secure.

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