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Old 03-02-2016, 10:35 PM   #1
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Hitch rack for Tricycle, use cargo haul?

Not sure if this is the place for this topic, but I'm sure the moderators will correct it if needed.
Bought the DW a tricycle as she never learned to ride as a kid. she loves it and we'd like to take it along on trips to places like Yosemite. It's to big to fit inside and there doesn't seem to be a rack for it. I did find a few for light weight low racing ones which cost $500.
I thought of maybe buying a cargo haul for the hitch and folding the tricycle. Then lay the back axle across the top rim with the wheels over hanging and strap the thing down well. If it's too low and scrapes going down driveways, I can buy a 4" riser.
My bike can go on the ladder mount I already have.
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:20 AM   #2
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Don't know what your RV is, but if a trailer/5th wheel..... I had a 2" receiver hitch installed on the front of my truck. I put the platform there and carried a trike and bicycle. Worked great. Most trailers do not allow that much weight on the rear bumper.


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Old 03-03-2016, 07:34 AM   #3
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Since you have a Forester, it should have a receiver installed. You should be fine installing a carrier. I'd suggest getting an aluminum model.

Those little tricycles don't weigh as much as some bikes. I bet you could straddle the carrier with the rear wheels and strap it down good and it'd be fine.
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:03 AM   #4
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Since you have a Forester, it should have a receiver installed. You should be fine installing a carrier. I'd suggest getting an aluminum model.

Those little tricycles don't weigh as much as some bikes. I bet you could straddle the carrier with the rear wheels and strap it down good and it'd be fine.
The Forester has the 2" receiver and 7,500 lb cap. Straddling the rear axle is the only way it would work. The rear wheels are 27 3/4" apart and I will need a cargo hauler of less than 22" for the straddle. I can make a wooden U channel for the axle to lay in and bolt it to the frame and bottom. The tricycle weighs 56 lbs and the bigger bike 33 lbs. When the tricycle is opened up, it's 62" wheel to wheel and from the axle to the the front wheel is 54" So it should fit. I probably will need a riser so as not to scrape. Aluminum is good, but I have to find one narrow enough for the wheels to hang.

Has anyone had issues with a bike ladder rack? 33 lbs hanging and bouncing
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:40 AM   #5
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We usually have 3 grandchildren and take 4 to 5 bikes with us.
I looking for the same thing but a little wider and taller sides to roll the bikes into. I'm thinking a custom made rack like this with taller sides - maybe 30 in inches tall by 30 to 36 in deep.
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I have a aluminum carrier that I use for my wife's 4 wheel scooter that I got at Harbor Freight. It has a fold down ramp to put things up on it. Being it is aluminum it is lite weight also. The price with shipping was right. They also always have a 20% discount with just about all their ads.
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:43 PM   #7
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I got an all-aluminum cargo carrier for my tricycle and I absolutely love it! It's long and wide enough for my trike, folds up when not in use, has a ramp, and it doesn't rust. I bought it at
Ultra-Tow Aluminum Folding Cargo Carrier with Ramp — 500-Lb. Capacity, 60in.L x 29 1/2in.W | Receiver Hitch Cargo Carriers| Northern Tool + Equipment
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:49 PM   #8
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Your carrier looks fine. I reinforced mine with a steel plate on the bottom of the carrier tongue because it does bounce a little on the road so did'nt want too chance aluminum tongue bending or breaking. Safe travels .
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:08 PM   #9
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Can someone claify something simple for me . Are we talking about the back of a travel trailer or a c class. I would like to carry a tricycle on me Rockwood minilite but don't see a way that would work except putting in the back of my pick up which would preclude my bed cover
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