Hitchmount-Rack with Yakima Backswing - tailgate is open!
I've had several customers contact me regarding their addition of a Yakima Backswing to gain access to their tailgate with a Hitchmount-Rack mounted. I finally procured and mounted to try it out - it works great. If you go this route, you will definitely need to brace the rack against your tire. I found the bike rack accessory (reversed) with JL Spacers and an additional 1" of rubber bumpers gave the rack a solid brace against the spare. I have been using this configuration for the last two weeks hauling all sorts of stuff and I am impressed! Stable, and you just undo the three straps and open the receiver and tailgate! Here's a few pics to illustrate the option: