Traveling with an adult tricycle

Discussion in 'Cargo Carriers / Bike Racks / Other Storage Option' started by drgiese, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. drgiese

    drgiese Active Member

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    My daughter has this amazing tricycle that I'd love to take camping with us. Any suggestions for how to get it there?
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    Does the camper or tow vehicle have roof racks? Other than that, the only thing I can think of is to strap it down to the camper's roof, wheels down.

    Or can she peddle really really fast? :grin:
     
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    Very Nice bike! but its big and looks heavy. That would be hard to transport without a pick up truck.
     
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    My sister in law has MS and uses a tricycle. My brother uses a hatchback bike rack and props the front wheel on his roof and attaches the bottom section to the bike rack. Problem is he can’t really put any more bikes on the rack besides the trike. He does strap the front wheel down and he puts his regular bike on the roof. He does not camp so only drives to to the local bike /walking trail we have here. Might be an option but if you got any other kids bikes or even adult bikes you may need to buy a roof rack for them. It’s a little easier for him though as he just has a regular sedan car. The bike on the back of your car will need to added as tongue weight so do keep that in mind if your already tongue heavy.
     
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    Thanks, everyone. You all confirmed what I was thinking - it will be difficult without a pickup truck. I was hoping there was some magic solution. :grin:
     
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    I'm sure you could strap it to the roof if you wanted. We bring 4 standard adult bikes on the roof of our pup, and have for years (with a light aluminum carrier).
     
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    I built a 2x4 ladder to hold my clam shells in transport. You could think about that same setup. Moves the stress out to the edges, has rubber under the edges and pulls down with three ratchet straps - and I use another set to hold my items to the ladder.
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    At the risk of starting one of “those” comments, I’ll offer the following; have you considered a rack off the rear?

    While maybe unorthodox, that thing IMO isn't that heavy or large. A reputable fab shop should easily be able to build one. It wouldn’t need to be ramped up or as heavy gage as a motorcycle rack. A little ingenuity could make it detachable. Around here people haul Rascals, generators and the like around on racks frequently.

    On course not knowing your tongue, loading or pulling situation I can’t be totally certain, though on first blush it seems plausible to me.
     
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    I mounted a front receiver on my truck to haul my bikes. Could possibly be a option?
     
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    Maybe we're overlooking the easiest option of all: Just bring a regular bike camping and use the trike at home :)
     
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    My autistic kiddo cannot ride anything but a three wheeled bike and her peers are, sometimes, in that same boat. There are reasons that don't apply to all families sometimes [:D] And that's OK too
     
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    I think that would be the best and easiest option.
     
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    A folding tricycle...
    I guess one does learn something every day.
    I would never have thought of that.
     
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