Hauling Dirt Bikes With A Hitch Carrier

Hauling a dirt bike is often an obstacle for many if they do not have a pick-up truck or trailer. If this describes you, do not be concerned, I’ve a way around this. You’ll be able to haul your dirt bike for cheaper and, usually, easier than the usual trailer or truck. A Dirt Bike Carrier may mount to the hitch of one’s vehicle, even though it is a van or SUV. They’re lightweight, not a worry to install, and give you much more room to pack gear and parts in the vehicle without having to pull a trailer.

As much as I like hauling my bikes using a three-rail motorcycle trailer, it can be a pain to maneuver it in and out of places, especially when it’s tight and you’ve got to back up (not that I can’t do it!). I’d just prefer a single hitch carrier on my van if I’m hauling one dirt bike to the track. By doing this I don’t really have to stress about running over things or knifing a trailer. This is a great alternative if your kid goes racing and you don’t want anyone to drive the trailer around.

But, generally if I have two bikes to haul, I can always get a Double Motorcycle Carrier. It isn’t much heavier than the single since it is composed of light-weight aircraft aluminum. Provided that the vehicle and hitch can contain the extra weight, this carrier will haul two motocross bikes to the track! Rather than cramming a couple full-size dirt bikes in the bed of a truck, you can toss them behind it, saving you the time and hassle trying to fit everything in, as well as being able to shut the tail-gate completely without having your gear or parts slide out.

It is not only quicker to haul bikes using a hitch carrier, but it also will give you more room. Any time you haul the bikes using the hitch carrier on a van or SUV, then there’s much space inside the vehicle to cart your gear and your friends! Even when you have the carrier on a truck, you’re able to toss most of the equipment in the bed, so you have plenty of room in the cab.

So if you don’t mind throwing your dirt bike(s) up on a rail behind your vehicle, a dirt bike carrier is an effective way to go, and is a lot less expensive than getting a truck or trailer. Good luck!

-Tom Stark