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 our cargo box, cargo rack, bike rack, ski carrier, or your own generator or hitch carrier
  • Build in rise to increase ground clearance  
  • Includes hitch tightener to prevent hitch wobble
  • Current production lead time 3-5 business days


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    Does your vehicle have a rear mounted spare tire or ladder? If so, please provide your spare tire or ladder clearance dimensions. *
    Does your vehicle have barn doors (two doors) for rear access? If so, please provide hitch to door vertical clearance dimension. *
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    SwingAway Hitch Carrier Frame

    Need a heavy duty frame that easily mounts to your hitch receiver and swings out for easy access to the back of your vehicle?  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 swings out up to 180 degrees, giving you clear access to the rear of your vehicle when 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 the StowAway Cargo Boxes, hitch racks, bike racks, ski carriers or even your own box or rack. Our frames have either a 5" or a 2" rise that provides a little more ground clearance at the rear of the vehicle.  

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

    SwingAway Frame Includes:

    • SwingAway hitch cargo carrier frame made in the USA from heavy duty steel tube and plate 
    • Hitch pin 
    • Hitch tightener to prevent hitch wobble

    Key Features

    • Frame swings out for access to the rear of your vehicle
    • Works effectively with most liftgates, barn doors, passenger-style, and tailgates
    • Four hole mounting pattern for attaching our cargo box, cargo rack, bike rack or ski carrier.   Will also accommodate many other carriers.  
    • Provides enough clearance for most rear-mounted spare tires and ladders (please specify dimension)
    • Built with either a 5" or 2" rise depending on your vehicle (2" for vehicles with less than 7" of clearance between hitch and rear doors, 5" for all others)
    • Fabricated with heavy-duty steel tubing for strength and durability 
    • Black powder coat finish to resist corrosion
    • Swings out up to 180° to the passenger side, pin locks carrier at 90° if desired
    • Dual safeties to prevent the frame from swinging out inadvertently 
    • Fits any Class III or Class IV 2" trailer hitch, or Class II 1.25" trailer hitch for the LT model
    • Up to 250 lbs of carrying capacity with a 2" hitch
    • Up to 175 lbs of carrying capacity with a 1.25" hitch
    • Frame weighs 47 lbs
    • 10-year limited warranty


    * Signature required for all items shipped via Fedex Ground. To arrange a delivery time or drop off location for your shipment you can register with Fedex Delivery Manager and provide your tracking information.

    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.

    4.87 stars, based on 85 reviews . |
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    SW Colorado

    Impressed so far…

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    Just put cargo box on. Easy setup and I like the 2 hole option when putting it in the receiver. Flexible usage that way.
    We’ll see how it ages, but so far I’m impressed!

    California

    The perfect hitch frame!

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    I love this hitch! It is easy to install, swings fully away for clearance, and is the perfect addition to my VW Eurovan. We use it to hold our outdoor gear for adventures so that we can free up the inside living area. This is especially helpful for those times we are carrying extra guests and for those long trips where we may be "overnight" parking on our way to the target destination. I used the hitch as the base and built my own cargo carrying platform on top and it works perfect for my needs.

    Bracey va and arpin wi

    it works

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    im mounting a 75 gallon plastic tote to the swingaway arm with 3/4 plywood reinforcing the tote on the swingarm so far it works loaded it with 150 pounds of tools

    Ohio

    Perfect for my Camp Kitchen

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    When I was looking online for some sort of swing out, hitched mounted product to build a camping kitchen with, I was thrilled to find the Stowaway! Once ordered it only took a few days to arrive, and was just perfect for my plan. Heavy duty, very easy to operate, and stable while driving

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    Great design!

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    Really wanted to increase storage for my promaster but didn't want to lose the ability to open my rear doors and definitely didn't want to have to climb up to a roof box. Very well made! Was able to mount a truck tool box I already had to it after modifying it slightly.