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Author Topic: Bike hitch carrier  (Read 254 times)

Gypsyjon

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Re: Bike hitch carrier
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 07:19:38 PM »
600 pounds is alot of tongue weight.   My Saturn couldn't handle it.
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Re: Bike hitch carrier
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 08:48:28 PM »
For a moped or small dirt bike it might be nice.  I don't think I'd feel comfortable with a bike as heavy as the RE.

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Re: Bike hitch carrier
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 08:54:33 PM »
i have heard both.
several people at advrider.com have them, and they seam to like them.
it just looks like it puts a lot of stress on the hitch.
i have a small truck that works fine.
a friend of mine just got a fold up trailer and he really likes it.
....just did a web search they are $1700...too much for me.
tractor supply has a nice 4X8 but then those are about $800.
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Re: Bike hitch carrier
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2013, 08:59:40 PM »
I think you probably need a truck to hold that much weight hanging off the back.  At that height you might as well just put it in the bed.  Personally I use a take-down trailer (Trailer-in-a-Bag).  I don't have to worry about getting the bike in and out of the bed solo, and when I get to my destination I can take the trailer apart and store it so I don't have to worry about security.

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Re: Bike hitch carrier
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2013, 05:32:08 PM »
Those take apart moto trailers are awesome.  They work great and take up very little space, but they're spendy.  Harbor Freight and other places sell inexpensive trailers (few hundred dollars) but they don't break down and aren't the greatest if you use them often.  The quality isn't bad but the suspension is very basic and the wheels are small.

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Re: Bike hitch carrier
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2013, 05:41:55 PM »
I'm not sure you'd like the way your vehicle handles with that much weight that far back. Could get a bit squirrelly.
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Re: Bike hitch carrier
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2013, 06:00:07 PM »
i use to work for the phone company and there were a few bucket trucks that were based on f350's.
those were intresting to drive as it felt like the lift was mounted too far back and unloading the front.
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