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Old 02-19-2020, 08:24 PM   #1
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E-bike transport

We bought a couple Sondors Folding E-bikes to take with us when we travel. They are amazing (whoever invented pedal-assist is a genius). Anyway, looking for options on how to transport them. They weight 62lb each. We've got a 1 1/4" hitch on the back of the 5th wheel, but I think they are just too heavy to be hanging on a rack back there. Our storage bay under the nose of the trailer is available and I think I can get one in there. I could fold one up and lay it in the bed of the truck between the hitch and the tailgate, but not real excited about it being back there if it rains. Another option is to get a big plastic tote and fold the bike up and just put the tote inside the trailer by the door. Just curious if anyone with e-bikes has any different transport ideas.
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Old 02-20-2020, 01:47 AM   #2
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I have the same Sondors Bikes, have had them for 3 Years. I carry them Folded of Course in the Back Seat area of My F150. Take the Batteries out to Lift them in the Truck.
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Old 02-20-2020, 09:08 AM   #3
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I have the same Sondors Bikes, have had them for 3 Years. I carry them Folded of Course in the Back Seat area of My F150. Take the Batteries out to Lift them in the Truck.
Ya, that would work, but we have our dog back there. I'm going up to our trailer this weekend to figure it out. Thanks
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We modified a pair of pickup truck hitches, making one dual point mount, then bolted it to a 36CK2 for e-bike transport. If you need to hone your welding skills this is a good weekend project.
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Old 04-08-2020, 08:56 PM   #5
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Thinking seriously about an e bike pair.

Are you pleased with the compacts?

Wife wants to pedal around the neighborhood and campground.

Are they usable for 5 mile trips for groceries etc.
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Old 04-08-2020, 09:45 PM   #6
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Thinking seriously about an e bike pair.

Are you pleased with the compacts?

Wife wants to pedal around the neighborhood and campground.

Are they usable for 5 mile trips for groceries etc.
We bought two Ecotric folding fat tire bikes while wintering in FL this year. We love them. We've easily done 5 - 6 mile rides and based on battery charge, I'd believe 10 - 15 miles + wouldn't be a problem except for the butt!

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We modified a pair of pickup truck hitches, making one dual point mount, then bolted it to a 36CK2 for e-bike transport. If you need to hone your welding skills this is a good weekend project.
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Did you beef up the bumper support?
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We bought two Ecotric folding fat tire bikes while wintering in FL this year. We love them. We've easily done 5 - 6 mile rides and based on battery charge, I'd believe 10 - 15 miles + wouldn't be a problem except for the butt!

To date, we've folded them and carried them in the back seat area of our Super Crew. It's worked well so far but I may look into building a rear rack too for those times we want to take extra passengers.Attachment 226539Attachment 226540
What brand of bikes do you have? I was looking at the Sondors folding bike like Gsykora posted pictures of.

EDIT: Forget I asked. I reread your post and saw the name after i posted.
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Did you beef up the bumper support?
No additional bumper support was necessary. If you look closely at the two vertical support tubes they go under the bumper and what you can't see underneath is a pair of regular pickup truck hitches that are bolted to the horizontal flange on the frames' I beam. A lot of vertical drilling for the Grade 8 self threading bolts.
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