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Old 2 Days Ago   #1
 
Lafayette, Colorado
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Hitch Mount Moto carrier?

Curious if anyone has a good option for carrying your Moto on a hitch mount tray that can also tow your raft trailer? The tongue on my trailer is too short to put a tray there which would be preferable.

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Old 1 Day Ago   #2
 
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Just an idea that I’ve been toying with, but haven’t done anything yet....

Most/all hitch carriers are too weak to support the trailer as well. So I’m suggesting you reverse order (again this is what I’ve considered, but haven’t done yet). Weld another receiver to the back of the trailer and put the hitch carrier in it.

I know it changes the weight dist of the trailer and could make your tongue too lite. But then again, if you need this than the trailer is presumably full and weight distribution isn’t an issue. The only real downside I see is you have ensure your trailer is strong enough and that the hitch carrier will be high enough that it won’t drag when you go over bumps or pull out of a dip etc.

Just an idea.
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Old 1 Day Ago   #3
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https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Adapt...SABEgIZ2vD_BwE

You could do a hitch extension and then mount the moto carrier to that. Not inline, but bolted to the top. There would be several ways to skin that cat.
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Old 1 Day Ago   #4
 
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I welded about 5 feet onto my tongue and then bolted a motorcycle tray from harbor freight onto it. Took some rigging to get it right, cut two plates to bolt to the tongue to make it wide enough to bolt the tray down.
Let me know if you want any pictures, I'll be glad to send some over of what we did.
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Lafayette, Colorado
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Interesting ideas, I like the extension idea best but worry about too much weight back there. Was hoping for an out of the box solution.
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I welded about 5 feet onto my tongue and then bolted a motorcycle tray from harbor freight onto it. Took some rigging to get it right, cut two plates to bolt to the tongue to make it wide enough to bolt the tray down.
Let me know if you want any pictures, I'll be glad to send some over of what we did.
Hey jonseim - i'd be interested in seeing some pics of what you did. I'm looking for a similar solution.
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Old 1 Day Ago   #7
 
Conifer, Colorado
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I use the Versahaul:

| Versahaul

Not cheap, but super solid.

Here's one in Colo Springs:

https://cosprings.craigslist.org/mpo...956428525.html
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Old 20 Hours Ago   #8
 
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Two things to remember in your design. Too much tail weight and you end up with trailer swaying back and forth. Too much tongue weight and you lose steering control whenever you hit a bump.
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Old 16 Hours Ago   #9
 
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https://www.discountramps.com/motorc...BoCmtAQAvD_BwE

Any thoughts on this looks like it could do a hitch for a trailer and of course the bike would be a lot smaller?
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Old 14 Hours Ago   #10
 
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Front mounted hitch. Moto on front, trailer on rear.
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