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Old 10-04-2019, 02:42 PM   #1
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Hello camping friends. I haven't asked a question in a while, but I was thinking that this forum probably has the best answers to a problem that needs solving. My wife has an electric trike that weighs about 80 lbs. So far, we have been sliding it into our camper by carrying it up the steps and putting it inside. With our ages and back problems, this doesn't seem to be a very good long term solution. Are there some of you who have something like this that you transport when you travel? Suggestions are certainly appreciated. If it helps you to know, we generally don't travel more than about 80 miles one way to our favorite campground. Thank you for your help and I look forward to knowing what some of you have done.
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Old 10-04-2019, 06:24 PM   #2
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We got an electric swing arm lift for my dad's scooter to load it into the back of the truck. It worked very well and required almost no physical exertion.
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:37 AM   #3
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How about a toy hauler? Ride the trike right up the ramp in the back.
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Old 10-05-2019, 10:27 AM   #4
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Easier to answer question if we knew more.

Perhaps a picture of he "trike". Also truck and camper.


Lots of different ways possible but all depend on how much room is available and where.

Pictures always make it easier to make suggestions
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Old 10-05-2019, 01:26 PM   #5
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I have a short bed Silverado PU truck with a ladder rack, and I fold up my wife's trike and stand it in the back of the truck on the back wheels, with my bicycle and tote tank, then strap everything down with ratchet straps. I think your electric trike weighs a little more (20#+/-) than the pedal powered we have, but with the wheels it still should be easy enough to get into the back of the truck. I am 67 YO and it is no struggle lifting one wheel at a time putting it in or removing. Now my 3500W generator (100#+/-) is a bit of a struggle by myself, I may be adding a boom and winch for that on a later mod.

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Old 10-05-2019, 04:01 PM   #6
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I added Safety Struts to the rear bumper of our 5th wheel, installed a platform with lockable tool box. Inside tool box I have two Honda generators that weigh 54 lbs. each. Just completed a trip from Louisiana to Western NC and back without any problems with my addition to rear bumper.
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I don't have a trike, but if I did I would look into this...
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:10 AM   #8
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Carry Trike

First I purchased a crane that slid into the hitch receiver but still was hard to winch scooter and generator into back ot truck. Plus couldn’t access it while hooked to trailer.
Now have the front hitch and carrier made for my scooter. Son in law installed front hitch (trailers.com) in about two hours. I had to modify carrier but it works well. Wish it was about an inch higher for curb clearance. I’ll attach pictures. Good luck
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:10 AM   #10
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Trike carrier

The company Atoc makes a versatile bike carrier called the Draftmaster. If you have a tow hitch on your camper, this might be a solution for you. It can be configured to carry one or more rides, including trikes. The carrier extends and reaches to the ground so you don't have to lift the trike, just roll one end up onto the carrier, tie it down and raise the spring assisted carrier up to the travel position.
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