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Bike Rack Needed to Transport a Recumbent Trike

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Is there a bike rack that will allow me to carry a recumbent trike? The trike is model is Hase Kettweisel. Thinking of trying to carry it on the roof of an SUV. Thanks

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I do have a few options for you to carry a recumbent trike on your SUV.

The first option would be to use the SeaSucker Roof Bike Rack for Trikes # 298-BD1005. You will simply need to place the Vacuum Cups in the appropriate places on your roof and pump them up until the orange band disappears. This has a 45 lbs weight capacity.

Another option would be to use the Yakima Boa Roof Mounted Bike Carrier # Y02065 on your roof rack. For this to be compatible with your trike you will also need an extra Wheel Tray # Y8820126, Wheel Strap # Y8820111, Mounting Bracket # Y8810135, Hex Key Set # Y8810041, and Bolt Y8880010. If you do not have a roof rack for your SUV, if you can let me know the year, make, and model of your SUV I can find one for you. This option only has a weight capacity of 35 lbs.

If you would rather have a bike rack option you will want to go with the Hollywood Racks # HR1000Z-R-TRKADP which will accommodate a recumbent trike. This bike rack is compatible with 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch trailer hitch receivers and has a weight capacity of 100 lbs.

Keep in mind that you will want to check the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch receiver on your SUV.

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