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Old 12-25-2019, 10:17 PM   #41
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how do you get the moped into the rack? isn't it heavy to lift>?


My Tomos mopeds weigh about 110lbs each (per the owners manual). No doubt a bit more with gas and a few accessories. DW and I can lift them with only a few grunts and groans. My rack is rated for 600 lbs and the hitch for 500 so I should be good. With my setup we have to choose between taking the mopeds or towing the Jeep. When we choose neither the rack comes along and has been useful once or twice for miscellaneous cargo.
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Old 12-26-2019, 11:41 AM   #42
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E-bike rack for toad

I bought a rear carrier from my Honda dealer (motorcycle). Cost about $250 4 years aago holds up to 300 lbs.
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Old 12-26-2019, 03:20 PM   #43
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I have holywood made for ebikes really heavy duty.
Hollywood, has some geared for Ebikes. I personally like the mounts where tires are secured. The constant swaying and moving damages the bikes on a long haul.
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Old 12-26-2019, 04:06 PM   #44
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Have you noticed that there are people out there always willing to disregard safety recommendations from manufacturers because it doesnít make sense to them? Itís also always the same ones dishing out their homespun advice based on zero data. They believe that if something hasnít happened to them it canít happen. Iíd love to know on how many times these ďaccidents waiting to happenĒ have hurt themselves or someone else.
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Old 12-26-2019, 07:30 PM   #45
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Have you noticed that there are people out there always willing to disregard safety recommendations from manufacturers because it doesnít make sense to them? Itís also always the same ones dishing out their homespun advice based on zero data. They believe that if something hasnít happened to them it canít happen. Iíd love to know on how many times these ďaccidents waiting to happenĒ have hurt themselves or someone else.
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Old 12-27-2019, 04:24 PM   #46
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Rv Approved Bike Ravk

The Swagman E-Spec RV approved bike rack is what we have been using. It can carrying 2 bikes that can weigh up to 70 lbs each. Easily carrying our 2 fat tire E-bikes at 60plus pounds each.
We presently use it behind the MH with a dual hitch for toad.
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Old 12-27-2019, 11:51 PM   #47
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Pete, have you looked at the Thule T2 Classic? This is what I use for our bikes (with adapter for 4 bikes) and have loved it since day one.

It can handle bikes up to 60 pounds each and has very wide tracks for whatever size tires you have. The tire attachments also adjust, allowing you to set whatever wheelbase you need. The 2" hitch bar actually is attached to the hitch receiver tube by a threaded bolt, which must be tightened with a wrench, so it has zero play in it. The rear tires are attached to the rack with a rubberized strap and the front wheels are locked in with a bar that drops down and locks over them.

The only way I can see it not working for you is if you have front fenders on your bikes. This would prevent the front bar from holding the bikes in place.

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https://www.thule.com/en-us/bike-rac...---2-_-1689772
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Old 01-03-2020, 04:06 PM   #48
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Pete, have you looked at the Thule T2 Classic? This is what I use for our bikes (with adapter for 4 bikes) and have loved it since day one.

It can handle bikes up to 60 pounds each and has very wide tracks for whatever size tires you have. The tire attachments also adjust, allowing you to set whatever wheelbase you need. The 2" hitch bar actually is attached to the hitch receiver tube by a threaded bolt, which must be tightened with a wrench, so it has zero play in it. The rear tires are attached to the rack with a rubberized strap and the front wheels are locked in with a bar that drops down and locks over them.

The only way I can see it not working for you is if you have front fenders on your bikes. This would prevent the front bar from holding the bikes in place.

Hope this helps.

https://www.thule.com/en-us/bike-rac...---2-_-1689772
I'll check it out. But yes we have front fenders and step through frames which just adds to the requirements.
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Old 01-29-2020, 07:46 PM   #49
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Hi All

To update we went with the Hollywood RV Rider rack and the Swagman RV bike cover. The stretch is the rack is rated for flat towing while we plan to dolly tow the Colorado. And when we are driving the toad we won't use the cover since it blocks the tail lights (which already don't work when dolly towing).

https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch_Bike_...ks/HR1600.html

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Thanks for all the input and suggestions everyone,
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