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Old 10-11-2013, 10:02 AM   #21
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What kind of hitch rating is required for something like that? I've been thinking about putting a class 1 hitch on my wife's Jetta and getting a small trailer to haul a single bike. I can't imagine that a hitch-mount setup like that would work with anything under Class 2.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:08 AM   #22
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Ah, answered my own question by looking up the hitch I'm looking at. 200 lb. tongue weight limit is far under the rack+bike weight (60 lbs + up to 550 lbs max load rate)
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You want a Class III or IV if possible with 500 lb weight capabilities. I assume there is some safety fudge factor there as I hauled a VFR800 with mine and never had a problem.

Class 3 (Class III) trailer hitch
Trailer hitch with weight carrying rating of up to 5,000 lbs gross trailer weight and 500 lbs tongue weight. Also sometimes used to refer to a hitch with any 2" receiver, regardless of rating.

Class 4 (Class IV) trailer hitch
Trailer hitch with weight carrying rating of up to 10,000 lbs gross trailer weight and 1,000 - 1,200 lbs tongue weight. Although many times any hitch with a capacity greater than 5,000 lbs gross weight is referred to as a Class 4.
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Can I get opinions on how to transport ur bike on the back of a truck if u got stuff in the bed already and u dont wanna pull a big trailer lol I know this is lil off but im fixin to go outta town this weekend and trying to figure how to take my bike with I wanna ride the madina hills lol my gas is getting paid for free lol
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Ive got a class 1 hitch on my g35, I've SAFLEY towed around 2100 lbs including trailer weight. Ive also put about 500 lbs on a hitch "basket" and carried that around all over without issue.


get you a 4x6 or a 5x8 trailer and be done with it.

Ive got a 5x10 that I pull with my car, has a nice metal gate/ramp too.
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Ive got a class 1 hitch on my g35, I've SAFLEY towed around 2100 lbs including trailer weight. Ive also put about 500 lbs on a hitch "basket" and carried that around all over without issue.


get you a 4x6 or a 5x8 trailer and be done with it.

Ive got a 5x10 that I pull with my car, has a nice metal gate/ramp too.

Yep. My post was regarding using a MotoTote.
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Ive got a class 1 hitch on my g35, I've SAFLEY towed around 2100 lbs including trailer weight. Ive also put about 500 lbs on a hitch "basket" and carried that around all over without issue.


get you a 4x6 or a 5x8 trailer and be done with it.

Ive got a 5x10 that I pull with my car, has a nice metal gate/ramp too.
Yeah, that was the point of my original question. A Class 1 hitch (all that's available for a Jetta) will be sufficient for a small trailer to haul a single bike, I just didn't see any way a Mototote would work with that setup, and with a little reading I was proved right, as confirmed by Tojo. They suggest at least a 610 lb tongue weight (rack weighs 60 lbs and has a 550 lbs weight limit), which has some flexibility based on the weight of your bike. It's a cool way to haul a bike with a truck though.
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Lay the bricks flat in the bed, as few layers as possible, cover the bed completely. Roll the bike on top of the bricks like they are a Bed liner. Set the wheelbarrow off to the side, take the swing to a scrap yard and tell your dad it blew out on the road.
Hahha yes this was an option I thought of lol
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I use a Moto-Tote as well (the dirtbike model). It's been my 2nd favorite hitch hauler out of the many that I have used.

The 1st wouldn't apply for a street bike.
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Problem solved my uncle saved the day got a small trailer with motorcycle chocks already set in place with ratchet hooks already perfect
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Once I get some money ill probably grab one of these only for my wifes car cuz I got a truck but if I get her new new Durango ill need a way to transport
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