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Old 09-28-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
chorizo OP
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Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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550lb Bike Carrier Fabrication

Im thinking about getting the heaviest tongue weight 2" tow receiver to put on my van and beef it up to handle
A 500lb bike. Then find a carrier to fit the bike. The dike will ride perpendicular to the van much like a smaller dirt bike carrier.
I know most hitches are rated for 350-500lb tongue weight but Im sure the fudge factor is way up there as I have towed much heavier vehicles with no problems in the past. Like toy haulers and such. So Im not too worried about the receiver its the carrier that has me little concerned. I dont want to keep looking in the rearview mirror when I transport.

Anybody know of a bike carrier that will hold 500lb without sweating it?
Im sure I'll add some reinforcement but I want to start as beefy as I can get.
Thanks in advance
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