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Old 06-14-2012, 11:04 AM   #21
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Does anybody have any first hand experience using a mototote on a car? Suv's have a higher ride height.
I have a 2000 Land Cruiser and have taken my Fz1 to northern Arkansas and back, no worries.

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Old 06-14-2012, 11:05 AM   #22
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, over double the price of justhitchit.com product and serves the same exact purpose.
No comparison is strength or quality.
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Hmm would one of those hitchits Work on my rabbit? Id be afraid bike would hit the glass on the hatch back.
I would make sure you hitch is minimally a class III or better. I had the same concern but never a problem.
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No comparison is strength or quality.
no comparison? the justhitchit carrier is solid enough to carry a dirtbike and quality is top notch....same function, but cheaper price. good enough comparison for me. who cares if it weighs 30 lbs vs. 10?
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When I get off work I'm going to visit all of the sites posted for hitches..like others have said I'm a little worried about a carrier directly on the back of my malibu. I know since its direct weight forcing downward instead of being pulled, its going to have a bigger impact on the rear end of the car. First things first, getting a hitch this weekend. Yup
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When I get off work I'm going to visit all of the sites posted for hitches..like others have said I'm a little worried about a carrier directly on the back of my malibu. I know since its direct weight forcing downward instead of being pulled, its going to have a bigger impact on the rear end of the car. First things first, getting a hitch this weekend. Yup
Id get a trailer like mine, but then again, I ALSO have a hitch carrier too.

You are worrying too much.

Take it from us that have been doing it for a while, save the Truck note money AND GAS money. Use your car.
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When I get off work I'm going to visit all of the sites posted for hitches..like others have said I'm a little worried about a carrier directly on the back of my malibu. I know since its direct weight forcing downward instead of being pulled, its going to have a bigger impact on the rear end of the car. First things first, getting a hitch this weekend. Yup
you're hauling a 250 lb dirtbike....some people carry heavier passengers than that in the back of a car. You an engineer? Cuz you're overanalyzing this!
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no comparison? the justhitchit carrier is solid enough to carry a dirtbike and quality is top notch....same function, but cheaper price. good enough comparison for me. who cares if it weighs 30 lbs vs. 10?
The Mototote can carry a full size street bike with no issues. I think he's relating to being able to carry more than dirt bikes. For the OP and a dirt bike only; I agree, the cheaper item is probably sufficient.
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Ok then I'm going to the carrier and hitch route..exactly what I wanted..I just needed to see if someone was crazy enough to do it first lol. I'm an accountant, but an engineer at heart to the fellow who inquired
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The Mototote can carry a full size street bike with no issues. I think he's relating to being able to carry more than dirt bikes. For the OP and a dirt bike only; I agree, the cheaper item is probably sufficient.
who is gonna install a Class 3 hitch with a 2" square on a Malibu? b/c both mototote hitch carriers require a class 3 hitch.

http://www.mototote.com/motorcycle-c...arrier-us.html

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Ok then I'm going to the carrier and hitch route..exactly what I wanted..I just needed to see if someone was crazy enough to do it first lol. I'm an accountant, but an engineer at heart to the fellow who inquired

I work with engineers and I typically do the same....trying to save you some headache.

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Old 06-15-2012, 07:42 AM   #31
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Hmm would one of those hitchits Work on my rabbit? Id be afraid bike would hit the glass on the hatch back.
The hitch carrier I have has a post with a bar that locks down over the seat which prevents it from moving unlike other models which use straps.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:51 AM   #32
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Found the link, I really like this system, there is no chance if the bike moving to hit your car etc.

http://www.discountramps.com/add-a-bike-hauler.htm
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:13 PM   #33
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Ok update on the hitch. Just bought the whole kit at discount hitch. Parts arrive and install on Monday. I am picking up a little pint sized trailer this evening made for a dirt bike. Next thing on my to do list...buy a bigger bike. Thanks for all the ideas moto dudes
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What kind of trailer? Id get at least a tad bit bigger than you think you need. I got a 5x8, then realized that I really needed a 5x10.... Guess what, now I want a bigger one lol.
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the trailer is going to be 6'x3'. its ridiculously small. but by the looks of it, it was made exactly for a dirt bike. i dont know about going on the freeway with it though. I know a couple spots around town that i can take it that doesnt require highway use.
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the trailer is going to be 6'x3'. its ridiculously small. but by the looks of it, it was made exactly for a dirt bike. i dont know about going on the freeway with it though. I know a couple spots around town that i can take it that doesnt require highway use.
i'd be leary of towing a trailer that short, that weighs very little with all the potholes around this town.....I bet that thing will be jumping around like crazy with a 200 lb dirtbike on it.
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I'd pull that with my ninja 500 lol.


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Does anybody have a small trailer, Moto-tote, or similar that I can rent for this weekend? I can leave a full cash deposit. I need to go pick up a bike (RMZ450) this weekend (Aug 11th) in Dallas. I will be there Saturday and Sunday. I have a 1 1/4 receiver and a 2" ball. I will give you money for renting it obviously.

I've been all over Craigslist trying to find one, but the only place I can store one is my 10x10 storage shed (I live in an apartment).

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