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    New Member/New Bike/Transport Advice

    Since I just became a member of this Forum, and just brought my new TW200 home tonight, I figured I would ask other members of this Forum what their recommendations are regarding the preferred hitch carrier. I would like to carry my bike behind my motorhome when camping, as well as behind my jeep. I would prefer something aluminum. I am looking forward to your advice. Thank you in advance.
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    Hi Chaz,

    Congrats on your new bike and welcome to the forum! Carrying your bike on your motorhome shouldn't be a problem with just about any hitch carrier but it may be a problem on your Jeep. What model Jeep do you have?

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    Thanks!
    My wife has a new 2015 4door JK Wrangler and I have a 1986 CJ8 Scrambler. The Motorhome, as well as both Jeeps, has a 2 inch receiver so whatever I purchase should fit all three vehicles. There may be an exception with the Motorhome though, since I am planning on pulling her JK behind it. In that case though, I would probably mount the TDub to the back of her JK.
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    Chaz,

    Welcome to the Forum.

    You many want to find someone in your area that has a hitch carrier so you can "test fit" the carrier for your Jeeps. I have a hitch carrier and the Jeep Liberty will haul the TW just fine. The carrier does not work on our 2010 Jeep Wrangler (2) door. It sags to much and is very unstable. The 4 door model may work better in this regard. I don't have any experience with hauling a TW on a CJ.
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    VersaHaul works for me!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
    Since I just became a member of this Forum, and just brought my new TW200 home tonight, I figured I would ask other members of this Forum what their recommendations are regarding the preferred hitch carrier. I would like to carry my bike behind my motorhome when camping, as well as behind my jeep. I would prefer something aluminum. I am looking forward to your advice. Thank you in advance.
    Welcome to the forum Chaz! I have the good fortune to have a VersaHaul receiver hitch mounted carrier. It is rated at 500lbs capacity so I can carry larger bikes too. I like its adjustable construction though it is heavier than most. It does not wobble like the lighter racks due to the anti tilt device included with the rack (barely visible in the photo), has a wider ramp and rail so the TW easily rolls up and on. It also fits on my wifes JK Wrangler 4 door easily and the carrier is adjustable enough, if needed, to clear the spare on the JK. I have not done it but it has the ability to tow another vehicle behind it as you can see the receiver in the photo. You will want to follow manufacturers instructions on towing behind it. Versahaul

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    Cargo Carrier Adaptor for Motorcycle Ramps

    I have had this one for many years. It's very light weight will hold 500lbs and still looks new after being outside all these years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VintageGW View Post
    Welcome to the forum Chaz! I have the good fortune to have a VersaHaul receiver hitch mounted carrier. It is rated at 500lbs capacity so I can carry larger bikes too. I like its adjustable construction though it is heavier than most. It does not wobble like the lighter racks due to the anti tilt device included with the rack (barely visible in the photo), has a wider ramp and rail so the TW easily rolls up and on. It also fits on my wifes JK Wrangler 4 door easily and the carrier is adjustable enough, if needed, to clear the spare on the JK. I have not done it but it has the ability to tow another vehicle behind it as you can see the receiver in the photo. You will want to follow manufacturers instructions on towing behind it. Versahaul

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    That's a big plus that you can still tow behind that one.

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    That Versahaul puts a huge load on your rear end with the 2' or longer leverage of the tongue weight of the trailer on the end of the hitch added to the 300lbs. of the bike, and the lifting up of the front end. You must check your shocks and rear springs to see if you can handle that, and with the front end lifted up, your steering and headlights will be wrong. You may need a load bearing hitch on the vehicle, not just a frame mounted hitch. On a motorhome it might be OK. Lastly, if you mount a bike back there, make sure you don't block the tail and brakelights or you will need to add extras back there to be visible. For a small vehicle like a Jeep, that hitch won't work, a small trailer is a much better idea.
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