Hitch Hauler Clearance Question.

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by triplenickel, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    I'm interested in a hitch hauler for my van, no problems with weight as it's a class v hitch on a 1 ton van but the spare tire is on the drivers side back door. Who makes a good carrier that will clear the spare?
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  2. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    I'm going through this same issue on my Jeep Wrangler. I want to haul my 300# klx. I'm looking at these, but I'm a bit concerned about 'wobble'. I see the anti wobble devices that are sold, but i'm not sure of how these work...

    http://www.wmastore.com/1000LB-MOTORCYCLE-CARRIER-RACK-TRAILER-HAULERCARGO-SHELFS-AM1306B.htm

    http://www.discountramps.com/double-motorcycle-carrier.htm

    OR use a regular bike hauler with an extension on the receiver...

    http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Hitch-80305-Receiver-Extension/dp/B000CO8RVS
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  3. triplenickel

    triplenickel Long timer

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    I like the looks of the first one seems handy with the rack. I don't think the wobble would be too bad, I bet you could just run a strap from each end of the hauler to your bumper or something.

    Thanks for the link.
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