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Hey,
Just picked up a new GTV 300 for Christmas. I'm looking for some advice on a reliable motorcycle carrier. I've seen some that attach to the trailer hitch, not sure which one is better. I drive a VW Tourage.
Any suggestions? What about weight?
Thanks

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Versa hauler
Only the best will do the Versa hauler is hands down the very best I hauled one 2500 miles and never adjusted a strap. I also used jettin industries bar ends for the front straps. Capt. Gary Kinney
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A cursory Google search...
Shows maximum tongue weight of either 660 or 770 pounds. In either case,you should be OK with a loaded GTV 300 at less than 400 pounds. But check your Toureg manual to be certain before you proceed.
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Hitch carriers

This is the last thread on this subject and there's more threads before this one.

If your car will haul it,have fun!
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TJB wrote:
I drive a VW Tourage.
Perhaps a VW Touareg?
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The nicer ones have a way to stabilize the carrier at the hitch to keep the load from tilting. I would not get one without it. Even a slight amount of play at the hitch receiver results in a significant amount of movement side-to-side as the carrier "twists" in the receiver. Side-to-side refers to the sides of the hauling vehicle.
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hernesage wrote:
The nicer ones have a way to stabilize the carrier at the hitch to keep the load from tilting. I would not get one without it. Even a slight amount of play at the hitch receiver results in a significant amount of movement side-to-side as the carrier "twists" in the receiver. Side-to-side refers to the sides of the hauling vehicle.
I have a MotoTote with that exact feature. When bolted on the carrier does not move at all. But it is steel, so heavy, and requires a Class III or IV hitch.
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Re: Versa hauler
capt. gary wrote:
Only the best will do the Versa hauler is hands down the very best I hauled one 2500 miles and never adjusted a strap. I also used jettin industries bar ends for the front straps. Capt. Gary Kinney
I want to second Capt. Gary's recommendation. We took a Grapes of Wrath trip to LA from Atlanta over Christmas with the GTS and Fly 150 on a double Versahaul mounted on the back of an Ancient Class C motorhome. I used Canyon Dancer handlebar tie-downs on the scooter's front and soft loops on the rear. No movement, no damage.
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I have a Tilt-a-Rack that I use on the receiver hitch of an F-250 pickup. It is stable and relatively easy for one person to get the scooter on. It is aluminum and hence relatively light. It came with all the tie downs and needed no adjustments on several trips.
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Chaco wrote:
I use on the receiver hitch of an F-250 pickup. It is stable and relatively easy for one person to get the scooter on.
Well yes, you could hang a Yugo on that sucker.
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Condor chock for front wheel
On my versa hauler I have made a upgraded mod to the front wheel stop by adding a Condor wheel chock to my versa hauler so that the scooter can be loaded by one person this is a worth while project. Capt. Gary
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Re: Condor chock for front wheel
capt. gary wrote:
On my versa hauler I have made a upgraded mod to the front wheel stop by adding a Condor wheel chock to my versa hauler so that the scooter can be loaded by one person this is a worth while project. Capt. Gary
That is a great idea. Thanks.
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