Has anybody put a motorcycle rack on the bumper of their escape? - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Modifications and Alterations
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-29-2013, 10:10 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2011 Escape 19'
Posts: 31
Has anybody put a motorcycle rack on the bumper of their escape?

Hi All,

I'm considering putting a rack for an old Postie Bike (Honda ct110) on the the back of my Escape. The motorcycle weighs less than 200 lbs. Has anyone else made this modification?

I have the hitch (Bike rack) on the trailer too, so I could go that route.

Thanks,

Glenn
__________________

__________________
Glenn E. Myers
2012 Honda Pilot
2011 Escape 19'
2006 Irish Terrier
Arathar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 04:14 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Port Moody, British Columbia
Trailer: n/a
Posts: 24
I too am interested in doing the same thing. It looks as though one of the board members already has and it would be interesting to know what their thoughts are on it. The motorcycle I'm thinking of mounting weighs about 155 lbs and the motorcycle rack would be another 75-100 after all the mounting was done.

__________________

bryan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 05:30 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2011 Escape 19'
Posts: 31
Harbor Freight is selling an 400 lb rated Motorcycle hitch carrier for $110. This is heavier than I need but I still don't know what the rating of the trailer hitch receiver is.

I know it was called a bike rack receiver when my trailer was built. Does anyone know how much load it will bear?

Thanks,

Glenn
__________________
Glenn E. Myers
2012 Honda Pilot
2011 Escape 19'
2006 Irish Terrier
Arathar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 05:59 PM   #4
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,692
I'm aware of one member having their's reinforced at the factory for 500#, but the stock unreinforced?? Ask Reace or Tammy.
__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 06:16 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
santacruzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19
Posts: 686
I'm sure you've considered the dynamics of how this might affect your tongue weight. Might not be as pronounced as it would be on a single axle trailer, but something to watch.
__________________
2009 Tacoma Crew Cab, TRD 4WD
2007 Tundra Double Cab TRD 4WD
2014 Escape 19
2007 Norwegian Elkhound "Baxter"
santacruzer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 06:54 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 11,934
I definitely noticed a bit of change on my 19 with the bike rack and two bikes. Only 105 lbs sticking out there with them too. I did shift some weight forward to compensate, but never weighed the hitch.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 07:32 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Silverdale, Washington
Trailer: No more Escape 21
Posts: 410
This may help, on my Escape 19, I carry two bikes that weight a total of 66.4 pounds and the Thule rack is 23.1 pounds or a total of 89.5 pounds. The tongue weight is reduced by 40 pounds when carrying the bikes
__________________
2008 Toyota Highlander
RickM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 08:14 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 11,934
I can't edit, but that weight I posted is supposed to be 105 lbs.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 03:51 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
LBaranyai's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
Trailer: 2011 Escape 17B
Posts: 231
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arathar View Post
Hi All,

I'm considering putting a rack for an old Postie Bike (Honda ct110) on the the back of my Escape. The motorcycle weighs less than 200 lbs. Has anyone else made this modification?

I have the hitch (Bike rack) on the trailer too, so I could go that route.

Thanks,

Glenn
Glenn:

If you go to here
www.escapeforum.org/forums/f13/our-new-escape-1313-2.html
you will find my posts regarding our motorcycle carrier. Our trailer is an Escape 17B. I ordered the trailer "bike rack ready" but specified it re-enforced to support 500 lbs. My husband's bike weighs 200 lbs. I believe the carrier itself weighs about 75 lbs. My husband determined that the carrier would be better as close to the trailer as possible. He drilled an extra hole in the carrier's steel tubing so it could slide mount further into the trailer's receiver.

Our carrier was purchased at Trademasters in Chilliwack, near the Escape factory. It has a drop down ramp that makes loading the bike fairly easy. Check out tilt-a-rack.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg bikerack2.jpg (105.1 KB, 36 views)
__________________
2011 17B 2003 TOYOTA TACOMA
Our "FIRE ESCAPE"
"Put the wet stuff on the red stuff"
LBaranyai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 10:18 AM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2011 Escape 19'
Posts: 31
Yes, that is one of the methods that I am considering. Thanks for the info. Hitch bike racks make me nervous because of the torsion.

Since the cycle can rotate the handlebars 90 degrees for storage, I thought I might be able to mount the carrier right on the bumper. The spare tire looks like it will still be in the way. Maybe I can find space on the front for it.
__________________

__________________
Glenn E. Myers
2012 Honda Pilot
2011 Escape 19'
2006 Irish Terrier
Arathar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.