Rigd Ultra Swing

I have a 2021 Tundra and was curious…those of you that have the Rigd Ultraswing, are you happy with it? If you had to do it all again would you purchase it? Seems like a cool option but certainly not necessary. I love having a backup camera and it seems like the kit that you get through Rigd is riddled with problems. Just looking for feedback for those of you who have it, what do you like/dislike etc.? Do you use the cooking area a lot? Any info is appreciated.

I have a 2020 tundra with the Rigd ultraswing and I love it. Banged it up on trails and it holds strong. The table mount and cutting board is useful for extra table space, i actually put a propex heater on it at night and run the heat tube into the gfc tent. I also like throwing a trasharoo-like bag on the spare to keep trash out of the bed/gfc. Keeps things clean and prevents odors in there. Another bonus is if you use need spare fuel or water storage and have some rotopax, you can get the spare tire mount, like some jeeps use. I forget the brand, but it wraps around the spare and you can mount a rotopax on either side. On longer trips I use one, but typically for water storage since the tundra already has a massive fuel tank.

Regarding the backup camera, I had a shop install and wire it for me and the only problem I had was the angle of the camera after the install; however, it was an easy fix. The problem is with the L bracket that Rigd supplies. It is a 90 degree L bracket so when the camera is installed, it pretty much faces down at the ground. Fortunately the bracket can be bent upwards with some pliers to more of a 45 degree angle which resolves the problem. I can post a pic if you would like.

The biggest negative for me is that the Rigid can add some weight, especially with a heavy wheel and 35+ e rated tire. Nevertheless, I leave mine on permanently, so i am used to it. I guess one more point, if you are getting a gfc you should already be thinking about adding deaver leaf springs and if you get a rigid as well you should definitely add deavers and probably bump stops too.

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Interested - anyone else have one of these? Almost all I can find is people selling them - not the best sign.

I have had one for the last year and I love it with the table+cutting board combo. Group camps are so much easier as I tend to cook for everyone. It’s a very sturdy, useful product and while you are adding some weight to your rear, it still weighs half the weight if not more of the full steel bumper (70ish pounds w/o a wheel, 115 ish with.) Another huge plus is that it has the 10,000 pound tow-rated hitch that is part of the hitch insert that holds it into your crossmember hitch + a hitch on the swing out that is very useful if you ride bikes-you can throw on your bike rack and it will swing out with the tire. It’s a modular design so you can customize it to your needs-hi-lift holder, maxtraxx holder, etc etc.

I think the only reason you see a lot of them being sold is that people will eventually want to upgrade to a full bumper. Otherwise I don’t see any negative reasoning for selling one other than needing the money maybe?

I do not work for RiG’d nor am I endorsed. However, I think it’s a fantastic product. I will be selling mine off of my 5th gen 4R soon but only because I am getting a full steel bumper.

Hope this helps your decision.

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I already have a steel rear bumper and am on the fence between adding this product or just swapping the rear bumper for a swing away… primary goal is to add a full size tire.

The downside I see to this is the departure angle is taking a pretty big hit as even the receiver hitch is the lowest point in the rear, extending it out past the bumper is just making that angle worse.

Which full bumper setup are you looking at? I can only find dual swings these days and that is kind of a bummer because I don’t want “stuff” on both sides of the back.

Ah I see. Departure angle is definitely a factor. I assume you’ve removed your crossmember then and have a tow hitch on the bumper itself? If so, I would recommend not getting the RiG’d or any other hitch mounted carrier because it’s always a gamble with tongue weight and pressure especially while wheeling with a bumper welded tow hitch.

I am working with local fabricators who will make me a bumper that does not delete my stock crossmember because I have a dual sport moto on a hitch rack mounted to the truck about 80% of the year, I can only trust the tongue weight of the tow hitch mounted to the frame.

If I were you, I would look into a local fabricator and see if they can add a single swing out to your bumper before deciding to replace it entirely. I know that it can be done easily with a plasma cutter and welder.

What year and model is your truck? I also don’t want a dual swingout either so I totally understand.

2015 gen 2 taco. my homie built both the front and rear steel bumpers - he had a cnc plasma and was trying to make it as a bumper fabricator for a little while - however the economics of that business didn’t work out. I have a welder in my garage as well and have considered cranking it all the way up and buying a swing away kit and trying to fit it… but have not pulled the trigger.

just curious.

as for departure angles - no i am stock receiver hitch but when you add length to it (put something in it), it gets worse fast!

Oh for sure. Everytine I look at my truck and ultraswing, it definitely bothers me a little bit out how far it sits out as does any hitch mounted carrier.

If you have room in your bed, maybe consider a bed mounted tire carrier as a temporary option until you figure out what you want to do about the bumper.