StowAway SwingAway Frame
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Item #: ST 022.9
  • Heavy-duty steel frame swings out up to 180º, locks at 90°
  • Carries up to 250 lbs with a 2" hitch, 175 lbs with a 1.25" hitch
  • Mount your cargo box, cargo rack, bike rack, generator or custom device
  • Build in rise to increase ground clearance  
  • Includes hitch tightener to prevent hitch wobble
  • Production lead time 5-7 business days + shipping time to your location.
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    SwingAway Hitch Carrier Frame

    Need a sturdy frame that easily mounts to your hitch receiver and has a hinging arm for easy access to your trunk? As our most popular hitch carrier frame, the StowAway SwingAway hitch carrier frame offers both! Fabricated from heavy-duty steel, the swing away hitch frame fits both 1.25 inch and 2 inch hitch receivers. It also pivots up to 180 degrees, giving you clear access to the rear of your vehicle whenever you need it.

    Ideal for individuals or families who want all the accessible cargo space they can get, the SwingAway cargo frame pairs well with all of StowAway's unique carrier products. Our frames have either a 5" or a 2" rise that provides ample ground clearance.  

    Install a SwingAway hitch carrier and have some fun out there!

    SwingAway Frame Includes:

    • SwingAway hitch cargo carrier frame made from durable steel
    • Hitch safety pin with keeper

    Key Features

    • Sturdy hinging arm offers clear access to the rear of your vehicle
    • Works effectively with most liftgates, barn doors, passenger-style, and tailgates
    • Provides enough clearance for most rear-mounted spare tires and ladders (please specify dimension)
    • May include either a frame with a 5" or 2" rise depending on your vehicle information and or fit determination
    • Heavy-duty steel tubing assures durability and stability
    • Black powder coat finish resists corrosion
    • Swings out 180° to the passenger side
    • Pin locks carrier at 90° if desired
    • Twin safety locks prevent frame from swinging out without warning
    • Easily secures to vehicle with four bolts
    • Cargo box or cargo rack easily attaches to frame
    • Fits any Class III or Class IV 2" trailer hitch
    • Fits any Class II 1.25" trailer hitch
    • Up to 250 lbs of carrying capacity with a 2" hitch
    • Up to 175 lbs of carrying capacity with a 1.25" hitch
    • Weighs 47 lbs
    • 10-year limited warranty

    Exclusive StowAway Customization

    Make packing for all your different road trips easy and convenient with our interchangeable StowAway products. When you install a SwingAway hitch cargo carrier frame, switching between hitch products becomes a simple, one-person process. Whether you need an enclosed cargo box for fishing, an open cargo rack for lacrosse tournaments, or a sturdy bike rack for family cycling adventures, the choice is yours. The swing away hitch frame adapts as quickly as your cargo needs change!

    * Signature required upon delivery of all items over $100.

    Free Shipping within the Continental U.S.

    We offer free shipping on all orders within the Continental United States. Items purchased through the StowAway website are typically processed and ready for shipment within 1-2 business days. During the summer months (or right before a holiday) this could change to 3-4 processing days. Please call to confirm current lead times before placing your order.

    For orders within the lower 48 states, we ship with either FedEx or USPS ground. Please call for available express options and applicable shipping charges. There is no sales tax in Oregon, so we do not charge sales tax on U.S. orders, regardless of your destination.

    Typical FedEx Ground Transit Time (Business Days)

    FedEx Ground shipping time for StowAway Carriers

    Shipping to Alaska

    StowAway orders ship to Alaska via Span Alaska and generally take 7 to 10 business days. Shipping costs to Alaska generally range from $100 to $200, depending on the product. Orders ship to the closest port via barge. We generally ship smaller items to Alaska by U.S. Mail. Please fill out our Quote Request Form and one of our Customer Service Representatives will email you a quote by the end of the next business day.

    Shipping to Hawaii

    We generally ship orders to Hawaii by air. At the customer's request, we can also ship orders to Hawaii by sea. Please fill out our Quote Request Form for a shipping quote to Hawaii. One of our Customer Service Representatives will email you a quote by the end of the next business day.

    Shipping to Canada

    For a shipping quote to Canada, please fill out our Quote Request Form. One of our Customer Service Representatives will email you a quote by the end of the next business day.

    International Shipping

    For an international shipping quote, please fill out our Quote Request Form. One of our Customer Service Representatives will email you a quote by the end of the next business day. If you would like to arrange your own freight services, we can provide you with the necessary weights and dimensions of the product you are interested in.

    Returns & Exchanges

    We are committed to providing the best customer service and satisfaction possible. We will gladly refund your purchase price, minus a restocking fee, or replace any defective items within 30 days of purchase. For more information about our return policy, visit our Returns & Exchanges page.

    4.83 stars, based on 52 reviews . |
    Overall Customer Rating of 52 Reviews:

    Solid build, priced right

    An honest review pro's and con's. The welds are solid and the material heavy gauged as it should be. Compared to other marketers it's as good as the best, "nobody's is perfect". Swing out has a strong reliable joint and locks in place with several pins, screws, and latches. For off road it needs some attention for the user but can be purchased in a 5" lift height. The cons, as with all swing a way's, the hitch doesn't set level. Like all, typical of these hitches the 2x2 hitch tightener is useless off-road. Simple turn buckle installation works remarkably on rough roads. The Stow away hitch is a solid purchase.

    New Mexico

    Swingaway frame

    I attached the swing away frame and the lock does not line up to close. I must push down on the arm for it to align and close properly. Videos seem to show the closure as effortless.
    I contacted customer service to see if this was normal, but they never responded.

    New York

    2020 LTZ

    Perfect fit. Well built


    Swing Away Hitch

    Great Product, well built, only complaint is that it will not allow doors on a sprinter van to fully open. Wish it would truly swing away.


    Great aa product, no instructions!!!

    • Heavy duty
    • well constructed
    • easy to use
    • No instructions
    I’m very happy with my swing away carrier bracket.
    I was surprised there were no assembly instructions included but figured it was pretty intuitive. I searched around the website for video instructions but couldn’t find any for the bracket assembly, only some for installing the already assembled carrier with plastic box.
    In the interest of safety, I kept looking on you tube and found a customer’s video where he went over the instruction booklet he received. It was good to have confirmation that I had done it right. Maybe update your website videos or get better about including instructions.