Here is the one I got. really like it.
600LB HD Motorcycle Sport Bike Hitch Mount Rack Carrier Hauler W/Loading Ramp
My homemade hitch hauler is starting to sag. Wanting to get a lighter one that holds up, it either is on my truck or 5th wheel. Here is what I am looking at:
Black Widow AMC-400
it will not let me post links
with discounts the cost is similar, or what else is out there. Thanks folks.
Don’t know how much your homemade weighs so can’t evaluate what constitutes a “lighter” replacement. However the commercial steel units are not much heavier than the commercial aluminum options and usually cheaper for comparable strength. Another way of looking at it is the two ramps OP listed both lack the security and convenience of two tie down points in the front as as well as two tie down points in the rear that Lugnut’s listed steel ramp. The centerline tie-down points that ramps like the Harbor Freight unit feature make adequately securing he motorcycle difficult.
my homemade was a utility hauler that I put a heavier tube under and welded a piece of 8" light channel on for the bike to ride on has done well but starting to sag, afraid if I add some angle to beef up it will be extremely heavy, a 60 year old man has a job putting on.... I am guessing 80 lbs.
I use the same hauler as Lugnut uses. I did not like the welded tie down points so I replaced them with eye bolts. I also use a anti wobble device and I haul my TW with confidence. I also added dot approved led lights. Fred knows how well those work.
Joe installed a pair of LED light bars on the hitch carrier’s frame that really catch one’s eye. No way I was going to miss Joe braking and thus run into him. Something like this, maybe not so cool since LED technology and products seem to advance at at fast rate.imgres
I have a Black Widow AMC-400 . I have used it 3 times, the first time was for almost a hundred miles to pick up the TW. Second time to take the TW to the DMV for registration, and a third to retrieve the TW from a walk out of the woods (broken chain).
The anti-Rattle clamp feature requires locknuts and nuts to keep it secure, the included bolts don't stay tight and loosen up. It weighs about 40 pounds overall. It is aluminum, except for the stinger assembly. The ramp and wheel ladder is aluminum. Easy on/off , my 2 inch receiver tube is 14 inches from the ground (bottom of tube).
I also installed a cheap trailer light kit onto it, because the TW does block almost all tail lights on my SUV. Safety first. It took a few hours to install.
The wingnuts that hold the ramp onto the side of the carrier SUCK. I going to replace them with some large hand knobs and lock washers instead sooner or later. The wingnuts are painful to loosen and tighten, they are really too small.
But, all said, I would buy it again.
2017 Beta Xtrainer 300 - Suspension modified for height
2013 Yamaha TW200 (Sold but not forgotten, possibly in the future when space permits)
2007 Kawasaki Ninja 650R (sold) Fun for a year, then mega garage DUST collector
1985 Honda CB650SC Nighthawk (sold) FUN - but became a dust collector
1984 Honda CB450SC Nighthawk (sold) Primary transportation for almost 5 years
Various other 2 wheel rolling junk not worthy of mention....
This is the one I got tp use on my motorhome - drove over 11,000 miles this summer across USA - no issues. Very easy on and off
Hitch-Mounted Steel Motorcycle Carrier Rack with Ramp 600 lb Capacity | eBay
A pair of these would be good lights to add to any hitch carrier: 61EFsnI7t7L._SL1200_.jpg
Partsam 1PC Red 15" 11 LED Light Bar Stop Turn Tail 3rd Brake Light Truck Trailer Identification ID…