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Old 04-26-2015, 11:26 AM   #1
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Type of hitch for motorcycle rack?

Hello,

I have a 2005 Elantra and I want to mount a hitch so I can attach one of these: http://www.walmart.com/ip/33305953?w...451231&veh=sem
or similar. What kind of hitch would I need? I think it would have to be a class 3. Is that right?

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Old 04-26-2015, 02:11 PM   #2
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Not gonna happen.

You need a 2" receiver (generally found on Class III/IV hitches) for that. With the exception of a few big boys like the Crown Vic, passenger car hitches are almost always Class I or II with a 1 1/4" receiver.

Also, that rack alone is probably close to the max tongue weight for an Elantra. There is no friggin' way you can put a hitch carrier on a compact car. You need to get either a truck or SUV or put the bike on a trailer.
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Old 04-26-2015, 02:19 PM   #3
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Not gonna happen.

You need a 2" receiver (generally found on Class III/IV hitches) for that. With the exception of a few big boys like the Crown Vic, passenger car hitches are almost always Class I or II with a 1 1/4" receiver.

Also, that rack alone is probably close to the max tongue weight for an Elantra. There is no friggin' way you can put a hitch carrier on a compact car. You need to get either a truck or SUV or put the bike on a trailer.
Damn! That's the conclusion I came to after some research. I was hoping a hitch guru might have offered an alternative. I guess I'll be researching trailers next.

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Old 04-26-2015, 02:27 PM   #4
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No problem.

Cheapest way to go is one of the Harbor Freight trailers. The 4x4 can carry a light bike with the front wheel on the tongue. The 4x8 can carry pretty much anything, and there's a folding version to take up less space in your garage.

There's also landscape trailers off craigslist and/or out of the Flea Market. I picked up a single-bike trailer for $250.
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Old 04-26-2015, 03:01 PM   #5
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Well theoretically it can happen. A class ll hitch with a class 2 to lll adapter.. i wouldn't put more than a kids bicycle on it though.

I wouldn't try it..

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Old 04-27-2015, 09:35 AM   #7
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I wouldn't go with the cheap version, but here's something to consider:

http://www.motorcycle-rack.com/MFWT.html#LD

This is just the site that popped up when I Googled it. I know nothing about this company.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:40 AM   #8
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Interesting but kind of pricey. I could probably get a 3 rail trailer for that price.

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