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Old 05-17-2009
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Thinking about a hitch mounted motorcycle rack - opinions?

Looking at one of these:

http://www.discountramps.com/smc-600...cle-hauler.htm

The rack will carry my bikes, but will my truck? The bike is right at 500 lbs. Can't seem to find any info on how much carrying weight the Rannger will handle. I'm using a 2" Curt tubular hitch BTW.
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i just put my bike in the bed lol weighs about 440 450lbs
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I run a bed cap and don't want to remove it to carry the bike. Should have mentioned that, huh?
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hmm cant see the link but my uncle runs a hitch mount for his bike on a toyota prado 2008. works nice.. although its very low imo... how high is ur hitch at? cause i remember the yotas one beein very low.. also the weight help lowering it. but ill look nice. go for it :P
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Get a trailer??
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it will be fine. that is how i used to take my bike around when i had the exploder. my bike only weighs around 250 though, but i could stand and jump on the carrier with the bike on it and it didnt budge at all. mine was built be me though and your link didnt work for me so i cant be sure of what you are looking at.
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I think as long as it doesnt go over the tongue weight it should be fine. I think that is what you go buy with those type of racks.

Im guessing your talking about one this?

Hitch Cargo Carrier & Bike Rack Combo at Discount Ramps.Com
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Even tho my bike is about 400lbs, I wouldn't trust anything that came from a company called DiscountRamps. Just my opinion... I cherish my motorcycle too much to gamble like that. lol
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Let's see if this link works:

The SMC-600 Motorcycle Hauler at Discount Ramps.Com

I've done a little looking, and these guys appear to be pretty solid. Not really worried about the carrier itself.
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i have one for my camper and its just for a scooter but i put it on my trucks whenever i take the scooter in for work and it works just fine
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I would just find a used trailer. It will cost a little more but will be a lot more practical for other things too in the long run.
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