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Old 09-25-2015, 11:43 AM   #15
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Thanks all....I thought about that. May look into it. Not sure how much those cost, but I think at this point it will be the best solution. My spare tire is on the back, and I don't have battery for lights (just using those LED's with AA's)

Otherwise I will be McGyvering something and worried the whole time.

will keep all informed on final decision!
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:52 AM   #16
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Yikes again!

I should read all before sending a reply.

My bike is a Beach Cruiser, so even with the tire off, it is difficult to fit in the SUV. I travel to Burning Man, so the bike is needed. The more I think of this, I will probably just fire the bike into the trailer, or try to manage on the roof of the Rogue. Other option is to finally bite the bullet and get a Honda Ridgeline, or a Toyota Tacoma. Been wanting one for years now, so this may be my best solution. Just not a cheap one!
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Old 09-25-2015, 12:42 PM   #17
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...most Class 3 hitches, on a truck, or van, will handle 500 lbs of tongue weight. So this brings down the allowable to 250 lbs. Assuming you have a light bike rack, and just two bikes, this might be close to acceptable...
If I had a truck, I'd put a fork mount system in the bed and be done with it, no extender needed. And David, you are in a small minority pulling a small egg with a full-size, full-frame van.

For the most part, folks who come looking for bicycle solutions are pulling small eggs with compact or midsize tow vehicles with limited tongue weight capacity. Unfortunately, a hitch extender is not a viable answer for them.
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Old 09-25-2015, 01:03 PM   #18
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That is exactly what I will do. I actually have 3 of them that I had made for my tent trailer.

Thanks again all!

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Old 09-25-2015, 01:44 PM   #19
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. Other option is to finally bite the bullet and get a Honda Ridgeline, or a Toyota Tacoma. Been wanting one for years now, so this may be my best solution. Just not a cheap one!
They will work but a good Toyota Sienna or Honda Oddy mini van does a better job as a Tv and is more versatile.
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Old 09-25-2015, 01:55 PM   #20
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If you go to an older thread called Hitch Receiver For Bike Rack you will see a photo on Post 4 of Floyds answer to the issue. He built it himself and it would be a far better idea than using a hitch extension on the receiver.
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Good point MC1. If you fold or remove some of the seats, you could probably rig up a fork mount system inside a minivan.
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Good point MC1. If you fold or remove some of the seats, you could probably rig up a fork mount system inside a minivan.
Or inside the trailer itself. if you do a google of this site you will see pictures of folks having done so.
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