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Old 01-24-2021, 08:49 PM   #1
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Ebike carriers

I just purchased 3 Ebikes, I am looking for a carrier or Rack that will carry the 3. They are fat tire and weigh 60 pounds each, I have looked everywhere and cannot find anything that IS RV rated. Does anyone know of any.
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Old 01-24-2021, 09:22 PM   #2
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I could barely find set that would handle 2 ebikes with the weight! had to take the batteries out to help on weight. Rack Sitting in garage now. I fold ours up now and put them in the Toad we bought for our rig.

Saris Freedom Bike Rack what i found that could handle the eight.
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Old 01-24-2021, 09:50 PM   #3
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This isn't a good place to ask.

A bike forum
An ebike forum
An offroad bike forum
Will give how and why and many threads related.
The chances of those guys needing a rack for three bikes? 1:5
Chances here? 1:100,000

The only rv vs bike rack info that will outweigh their info:
Etrailer.com sells an excellent excellent $109 front hitch receiver that frame mounts through existing frame holes.
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Old 01-25-2021, 02:06 AM   #4
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This is what I do with two mopeds that weigh 110 lbs each. Carrier is rated for 600 lbs. I use loop holders on the front wheels and, for good measure, an upright to keep everything secure. Works a treat.
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Old 01-25-2021, 02:36 AM   #5
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We borrowed Pete"s idea for our 2 ebikes, with minor mods. Got a heavy duty cargo carrier from Harbor Freight (750# rating IIRC). Added the brackets so that they cradle both the front and rear tires. (Our bikes are not fat tire, just cruisers.)

DH crafted a bracket to keep the bikes from leaning and knocking each other. Then we strap them on and together.

We've been very happy with the set up. It is also very easy to move to our Durango if we just want to go for a local day ride.

I don't know if you could get 3 bikes on. That might be pushing it unless the cargo carrier was "deep" enough to accommodate a 3rd set of brackets.
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Old 01-25-2021, 02:51 AM   #6
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I am not sure how a bike forum would help on a RV motorhome rated bike rack?
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Old 01-25-2021, 02:54 AM   #7
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We only have 1 eBike and just picked up a carrier rated enough for it (I'm pretty sure it says not for RV use but we use it anyway).

Radpowerbikes recommends the Hollywood racks but I think they also say not for RV use as well.

I think I'd go with Pete's idea.
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We borrowed Pete"s idea for our 2 ebikes, with minor mods. Got a heavy duty cargo carrier from Harbor Freight (750# rating IIRC). Added the brackets so that they cradle both the front and rear tires. (Our bikes are not fat tire, just cruisers.)



DH crafted a bracket to keep the bikes from leaning and knocking each other. Then we strap them on and together.



We've been very happy with the set up. It is also very easy to move to our Durango if we just want to go for a local day ride.



I don't know if you could get 3 bikes on. That might be pushing it unless the cargo carrier was "deep" enough to accommodate a 3rd set of brackets.


How much does it weigh
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Dont know about RVwifes but our rack is probably 45 or 50 pounds. I have to use an extension in the receiver on my rig which cuts the rating in half (to 300 lbs in our case). Were probably pretty close to that when the mopeds are all gassed up but weve gone many, many miles without any problems. If we need to tow the Jeep we leave the bikes at home although we probably could put the carrier on the Jeep and bring everything.
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Old 01-26-2021, 04:30 PM   #10
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Ive got a couple of regular bikes that I usually carry on a hitch mounted rack on the back of my toad (Jeep Wrangler Unlimited). My wife and I are considering purchasing a pair of ebikes to replace our old bikes.

Im not too thrilled about the thought of putting expensive ebikes on a rack (I would need a new one due to weight issue) that is exposed to the elements and to the possibility of theft. Im thinking that our best option to avoid this is to buy a pair of foldable ebikes and transport them in the back of the Wrangler.

Were considering buying a pair of folding Rad Minis. I think they will fit nicely in the Wrangler if I fold down the back seat. We plan to rent a Rad Mini soon to try it out before we buy.
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Old 01-26-2021, 06:03 PM   #11
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Check out the Lectric folding ebike. I just ordered one for $900 a good $500 less than the Rad. It probably is quite a bit smaller than the Rad which to me has a longish wheelbase. I will post how it works when it arrives in a month.

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Old 01-26-2021, 06:14 PM   #12
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Check out the Lectric folding ebike. I just ordered one for $900 a good $500 less than the Rad. It probably is quite a bit smaller than the Rad which to me has a longish wheelbase. I will post how it works when it arrives in a month.

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We've got two XPs. Mine is over a year old and is the original; my wife's is the "step through" which was delivered in September. We love these ebikes!

For us, we modded the seat posts to spring type, the seats to fat-bottom and on my wife's I put a handlebar stem extension to move the handlebars closer to her seat.
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Old 01-26-2021, 06:21 PM   #13
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The step throughs may require a horizontal bar to mount to some bike racks.
Easily attached to the seat post and the handle bar (I've forgotten the name of it) uptube.

I think my adapter was $12.

I have an early(I bought in 2014?)and HUGE, Jetson 29 inch mountain ebike.
It's a step through.

Bought from hammacher schlemmer, it has a no questions asked lifetime full-refund(not pro-rated, FULL refund)/repair guarantee.
Consider looking On their website for a folding bike.
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Ive got a couple of regular bikes that I usually carry on a hitch mounted rack on the back of my toad (Jeep Wrangler Unlimited). My wife and I are considering purchasing a pair of ebikes to replace our old bikes.

Im not too thrilled about the thought of putting expensive ebikes on a rack (I would need a new one due to weight issue) that is exposed to the elements and to the possibility of theft. Im thinking that our best option to avoid this is to buy a pair of foldable ebikes and transport them in the back of the Wrangler.

Were considering buying a pair of folding Rad Minis. I think they will fit nicely in the Wrangler if I fold down the back seat. We plan to rent a Rad Mini soon to try it out before we buy.
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That's what we have, had for 2 years since the came out. LOVE THEM!

I putt putt all over the parks fishing in them. We go grocery shopping, etc!

probably helped se11 25 sets over last couple years with people trying them out in the parks. highly recommend Lectric.


Only thing I would like better is a golf cart with mamma driving and cooler of beer!

We use the heck out of them. I spent 3 months trying all kinds of bike racks.

see pics

Finally decided on just getting a new Toad vehicle I can cram the bikes in and yaks on. I even have my Karen cart for fishing stuff and we have wheel attachments to tow yaks around with bikes.

It is really hard to find racks to hold that weight. I would take our batteries and put in rig. Our racks worked, but it sure moved a lot.

I have nice big rack and 2 bike bag, locks for sale if anyone in NC or close!






Check out the Lectric folding ebike. I just ordered one for $900 a good $500 less than the Rad. It probably is quite a bit smaller than the Rad which to me has a longish wheelbase. I will post how it works when it arrives in a month.

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Old 01-26-2021, 07:51 PM   #16
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I bought two lectric ebikes they are great!!!
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Old 01-30-2021, 07:49 PM   #17
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[QUOTE=Rawhide67;273961]I just purchased 3 Ebikes, I am looking for a carrier or Rack that will carry the 3. They are fat tire and weigh 60 pounds each, I have looked everywhere and cannot find anything that IS RV rated. Does anyone know of any.[/QUOTE

I have this rack on motor home for 2 ebikes. Works great. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/06...ions.pdf?17486
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Gee... It sure seems that there's lots of good info here for the O.P.
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Check out the Hollywood brand of bike racks at etrailer. You can get the fat tire rack option on many of them.
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