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Posted: 05/11/21 09:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I found Vier Bike's website. Don't know what model the OP has, but the dimensions of some I looked at are like 87" long by 47" wide. Small wonder it can't fit in the truck bed, and would have to say the idea he's floating to haul it would be ill advised.

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Posted: 05/11/21 10:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you all for the input. Vier is thinking about a selling hitch mount, like a bike carrier but sized for the 4 wheels (think 2 inch tube steel from receiver and two aluminum channels bolted to the 2 inch tube for the wheels, running parallel to back bumper). My biggest issues with that is having to have a receiver added to the trailer and how far out it will stick behind the trailer. So, 2d idea. Same orientation, same pulley set up to raise the quad, but then make two wheel scoops that mount on the back bumper to set back wheels into and to take the weight, secured to the ladder to hold in vertical position. PS -the 2 seater, no motor, around 125 lbs


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If the trailer frame will support a receiver then that is the best solution and it will only extend a few inches beyond the bumper. Two short simple ramps, several straps and you are good to go.


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Posted: 05/11/21 11:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Consider a swivel wheel trailer.

The ladder won't like that much weight bouncing for hours at a time during a drive...and yes it will be bouncing that far behind the axles.

You could rig something where it sits on it's rear tires with the nose in the air with the weight supported by a hitch but by the time you do it right and engineer it to be easy to mount and demount, a swivel wheel trailer will be easier.


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A shame the OP's trailer isn't a bumper pull toy hauler. He could take his bicycle anywhere, no muss or fuss.....but an expensive solution to change trailers.

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Vier Bike

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Posted: 05/11/21 01:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yup, the one in red. Got to ride it and it's a blast. DW has balance issues and this perfect for us.

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How about a headache rack at the front of the bed and stand the bike on the back wheels and strap it to the rack?

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capacitor wrote:

How about a headache rack at the front of the bed and stand the bike on the back wheels and strap it to the rack?


Not sure what you mean? Like over the batteries and gas bottles at the front of the trailer?

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No, in the truck bed at the front. They protect things from flying through the back window. Google Amazon for headache rack. I got the 100 dollar on to carry long lumber.

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