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Old 03-03-2016, 06:44 PM   #1
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Hauling an adult trike

How do you haul a adult three wheel trike?It's a full size 26" Schwinn.Weighs
about 100#. I want to install,in fact my dealer is putting on,a 2" receiver hitch. I may build the rack myself as the redi-built are way expensive. Any other ideas would help.Thanks.
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Old 03-03-2016, 06:53 PM   #3
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It's a bicycle not a motor cycle.
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Wife and I both have folding trikes, they fit nicely in the truck bed. They weigh no where near 100#.


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Bed is a little full with the 5th wheel.Thanks though.
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Yes, 2" receiver on the front of your truck and a platform. Worked great for us.


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Old 03-04-2016, 12:51 PM   #7
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How do you haul a adult three wheel trike?It's a full size 26" Schwinn.Weighs
about 100#. I want to install,in fact my dealer is putting on,a 2" receiver hitch. I may build the rack myself as the redi-built are way expensive. Any other ideas would help.Thanks.
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 Attached Thumbnails
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Just saw another thread with the same question. I have a folding recumbent trike (only about 35 pounds) and a fifth wheel. Putting it in the truck bed works perfect! I can see where you would have an issue with a Schwinn. There were suggestions to put a hitch on the front of the truck or back of the rig. I have also seen rigs where a trike is secured to the ladder for transport. I don't know if they were even close to 100#. Would you be able to lift it to the ladder?
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:00 PM   #9
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My wife has an adult trike and it is heavy. I put a front receiver on the truck with a regular bike rack. I had to purchase a removable crossbar for the bike. This goes from the seat post to the handlebar stem. They only cost about $20. I was then able to hang the bike from the rack.

I do use a lot of bungy cords keep the bike from moving around, but once itís on, it is quite stable. It rides below eye level and all truck lights are visible. Thatís the only method I could come up with, and it works for us. Good luck.
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Do you like the folding trikes? What brand?
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