Flip down grab rails are sometimes referred to as swing up, swing down, or flip-up grab rails. They may be useful in situations where an adjoining wall is just not close enough for a standard grab bar. Flip-down grab rails extend close to 33" from the wall at which they are fastened and therefore require adequate backing to safely secure these bars against the tremendous leverage that the supporting wall will encounter. The walls should be opened up and structurally reinforced with lumber.
Mr. Grab Bar currently does not offer flip-down grab rails and highly recommends inserting additional backing when installing flip-down grab bars.