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In response to my 'Can't carry' thread, I am now adding this. Patriot gone, big, new shiny 2016 Cherokee North here.:p
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The reciever was too high so I got a lowering attachment, cut off and redrilled the carrier and used a couple of tightener clamps to steady up the sloppyness.
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The lowering piece is rock solid but unfortunately the cheap ass carrier is still sloppy. Working on fabbing a piece to attack between the upper unused portion of the attachment and the carrier itself.
But the Cherokee carries it effortlessly. YAY Baby! 20150925_131436 (Medium).jpg
See u all at Moab in the spring.:icon_thumright:
 

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Nice setup, looks great!

Is there any way to attach a couple of straps from the front and rear of the bike to your undercarriage? My 4Runner has a couple of tow hooks that work great for this and this keeps the bike and carrier from wobbling. Might not work for you though since you've got plastic and exhausts that might prohibit this.
 

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Receiver to center of bike is about 18 inches. Folded peg to bumper is about 12. I pushed the tubing in as far as I could and redrilled. You could hang it out farther but don't know if I would want to. No way to attach straps on this car without causing some paint rub. And I don't think it would solve the rocking. Gonna try to drive a plastic shim or two in the gap today to see if that helps. Also am looking at an angle bracket that is less than 1/8 thick I may be able to drive in from the rear. we'll see.
 

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Good for you. I always said at work, "We can do anything. The impossible is just more expensive".
 

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I have a Cherokee too, a Trailhawk. When you say the carrier was too high, was it too high to get the bike loaded, or too high because the brake lights were obscured? And were the handlebars hitting the vehicle? Is that the harbor freight carrier? I have the same extension/double hitch adapter but would be concerned with the additional forces created by placing the weight farther from the hitch.
 

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good thing you lowered it, now you don't have to screw around with lights. looks like someone made a trip to princess auto. I have the same carrier. how does your jeep handle with the bike on? I can feel it on the back of my superduty
 

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Wish I could find a Heavy duty hitch for my Suzuki Samuria 88 tin top so I can carry my Dub on the back while I tow it with my truck and camper!
I guess my son and I are going to have to fabricate something. Trying to get stuff ready to make it to Moab!


Zuke picture:

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Can not put the Tdub on the back of the Baja.
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I could do a trailer but I do not like all that extra weight and drama.

Jim
 

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If you try to put a rack and a T-Dub on the back of a Samurai you will probably lift the front wheels off the ground!...it has been tried. Maybe if you put 200 lbs. of lead on the towbar it would work.
 

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Wish I could find a Heavy duty hitch for my Suzuki Samuria 88 tin top so I can carry my Dub on the back while I tow it with my truck and camper!
I guess my son and I are going to have to fabricate something.
something like this: Truck - TW on carrier - Zuke behind carrier

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The VH-SPORT has a Class III hitch on the end of the carrier. It is limited to light-duty applications.

The max towing weight, regardless of your vehicle, is 3000 lbs
 

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Vidwiz. It was just too high for me to walk it up there. Piece o pie now.
Grewen. Well, I'm not rippin and bouncin along but there is no real different feel on or off. And rear lights are perfectly visible.
Itstdub. My x Patriot had the front end coming up and it was heavier than the Samurai. Believe me, it won't work with yours.
 

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If you need your carrier welded up, I could possibly do that for you while in Moab. I'll have my welder with me. I just need to be sure I refill my welding gas cylinder first; it's almost out. As long as my generator works, I can weld just fine there at the dry camp.
 
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