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Old 05-16-2013, 03:37 PM   #11
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I have thought about using a rack like yours Glen for the generator and gas can. I have yakima roof racks for the bikes but I have the bike rack ready option on the trailer.

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Old 05-16-2013, 04:12 PM   #12
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I used to have a five litre gas can strapped atop the battery, but it went missing one day ( at home ). Across the street was a clapped out boat of a car and I found the gas can ( sans caps ) in the grass next to it. Now the gas can rides inside the box.
The cargo platform came from etrailer for about $75. The shipping was at least as much, but it was still the cheapest option I could find. If you go that route, phone etrailer and ask if they can ship from their Ontario warehouse.
The box was for camera gear in the trunk of the company car. I removed it because it made the trunk space useless. Kept it when I retired.
The cargo rack is held on with a locking pin.

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Old 05-16-2013, 10:36 PM   #13
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Hi . Try the ATV cargo carrier item 69858 at Harbor Freight & Tools, 1155 E. Sunset Dr, Bellingham. (360) 676-1764. I paid $37.99 plus tax a week or so ago. It is a 500# hitch carrier but the great thing is it is only about four feet wide and has a "Goose-neck" draw bar. Not only that, the nice Customs guy didn't charge us any duty. I mounted it with the basket reversed so that I can secure stuff nearer to the spare wheel. A great addition. Cheers, Richard
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:58 PM   #14
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Our solution was to purchase 2 Dahon folding bikes. At 26 lbs. each they will travel on the bike rack or they can also be folded up and placed inside the Escape need be.

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