Now you won't have to remove the scooter carrier from your vehicle just to open the trunk, hatchback or drop the tailgate. This swing away kit equips your SC400-V2 and SC500-V3 carrier with the additional capability to swing to the side of your vehicle for easy rear vehicle access. The hitch adapter configuration of the swing away adds an addiitional 3" to 7" to the rise, great for low-to-ground vehicle hitch tubes and providing clearance for a spare tire.
Easily access the rear of the vehicle by swinging away the installed wheelchair carrier to the side with the Swing Away Kit. Designed specifically for the SC400-V2 & SC500-V3, the Swing Away Option features a hitch adapter configuration allowing an increased rise up to 7".
The Swing Away Kit for the SC400-V2 and SC500-V3 creates easy access to the rear hatch and trunk. Simply swing the entire unit away, to the side with the wheelchair carrier unloaded. Designed for low-to-ground vehicle hitch tubes, the hitch adapter configuration allows up to a 7" rise (4" with the hitch adapter and 3" with the carrier adapter). The Swing Away option also provides clearance for a spare tire with a 8-5/8" distance from the hitch pin hole to carrier with the carrier folded upright and 17-1/8" when the carrier is unfolded. The carrier MUST be unloaded for proper Swing Away use. Includes a one year warranty.
Swing Away Kit for increased access to the rear hatch or tailgate of your vehicle (Raises carrier an additional 3" to 7" higher)
Increases access to the rear of vehicle - swinging entire unit away, to the side
Hitch adapter configuration enables up to a 7" rise
Designed for low-to-ground vehicle hitch tubes
Provides clearance for a spare tire
Carrier must be unloaded for proper Swing Away operation
Rage needs to offer different sizes for this great product. I have an 02 Windstar & this S/A is too short by 8". I bought both the S/A & the 500 rack And although I am a disabled senior, I had very little problem assembling & installing the 2 units but was very disappointed to find I could not open my rear hatch even with the unit swung away. The S/W offered is only suitable for the Cute uts or small hatchbacks but not the standard minivans or SUV's. I have plans to have the unit I have altered to fit. I have a friend that is a certified Class A welder so I will have it lengthened by 8" & reinforced by sliding 2 pieces of heavy walled 1.250 square stock into the 2 bars & plug welded together before welding the 2" square stock extensions in place. I had to make my residence in Wa. but actually live just above the 49th near Blain Wa.
5 StarsSwingAway-V2 SC 400
Frank from FL wrote (January 29, 2015):
I already had the ramp and rack for over a year,i needed the swing away for my new 2015 Nissan Rouge ,it arrived 3 days from the day i placed the order There was one part that the bolts were welded crooked , I called at 8 P.M. on a Friday night , and a young man Kirk Dumancih answered he was a great help we sent him 3 emails with pictures of the of the part ,he forwared all of it to customer service , i called the next day on a Saturday at 10 am , Janet Knoeck of customer service said she got all the in formation and is sending the new part right away the part came 3 days later and they did not want the old part back , You could not ask for a better bunch of people , GREAT GREAT love to all at Discount Ramp Thanks To Kirk and Janet Frank of Florida
5 Starsscooter carrier swing a way accessory
Gene from CA wrote (January 16, 2015):
1. Allowed the carrier to clear spare tire in folded storage mode.
2. Allows ability to fully open back door and full access.
3. Height adjustable for ground clearance. Changes incline of ramp as expected which may be problematic for some.
4. Ease of operation.
5. Cantilevered setup will experience some sagging after extended usage requiring some lifting to clear frictional
forces between the segments when opening and closing the swing a way. Grease is necessary between the segments.