Custom Yakima Hitch Mounted Wheelchair Carrier

16 04 2011

This idea came from a customer’s need of transporting her wheelchair, but wanted something more stable than a tray on a hitch with bungees.  We started with the Yakima Hold-up 1.25″  hitch mounted bike carrier.

We modified this by flipping the rear bike tray so that the 2 trays are facing the same direction.  Next, I removed the hook used for retaining bikes and discarded it.  The chair is secured with the ratchet straps in the wheel hoops, and 1 hook over the armrest area of the chair.  The hoops for the front wheels were folded back against the footrests and secured with a tiedown strap.  This has turned out to be an easy to use great functioning system for our customer.

Hitch on Volkswagen Routan

10 06 2009
VW Routan w/ hitch bike rack

VW Routan w/ hitch bike rack

Close up of hitch

Close up of hitch

Hitch w/ Thule Revolver bike rack

Hitch w/ Thule Revolver bike rack

Rack Attack, Curt Trailer Hitch Finder

9 06 2009
Rack Attack now has a quick and easy hitch finder available at Click on the trailer hitch category on the left side of the screen and click on Curt trailer hitches. You will now be at our hitch finder. Pick your vehicles Make, Model and year. Your available options will be listed below.
Hitches range in size from 1 1/4″ to 2″ and different classes from 1 to 5. The higher the class, the higher the towing and tongue weight capacity. These weight capacity’s will show next to the hitches available for your vehicle so you can go with what works best for you.  Electrical wiring is also available if you are planning on towing or using a cargo carrier with brake and tail lights.
Now you can carry bikes, skis/snowboards, cargo, rolling trailers, etc… with a numerous amount of accessory options.
Go to for more info.

Thule 916 T2 Bike rack

15 04 2009

The Thule 916 T2 Bike Rack  is a great solution for those who want to carry their bikes with a rack that does not make contact with the bike frame. The way this works is that you set your bike in wheel trays and there is an arm that grabs down on the front wheel in front of the bike fork.  The boke rack will carry 2 bikes or you can add-on the Thule 918 Add-On to carry a total of 4 bikes.

Thule 916 T2

Thule 916 T2

T2 with add-on ( 4 bikes)

T2 with add-on ( 4 bikes)

You can add some theft prevention security to the rack by adding lock cores into the arms which will then lock down onto the tires they are holding. You also have the option of adding Thules STL2 lock, which locks the bike rack to your vehicles hitch. The THule 916 T2 is designed to work with vehicles that have a Class III – 2 ” hitch receiver, however the Thule 917 T2 will work fo Class II- 1 1/4″ hitches. The 917 T2 will carry a total of 2 bikes and does not have the add-on option. Visit for more info.

Yakima RackandRoll 78 Trailer

9 04 2009

The RackandRoll 78 Trailer high performance trailer for carrying kayaks , cargo, bikes or whatever it is your looking to haul. Works with Class I, II, and III hitches and attaches to a 1-7/8″ ball.  The trailer can tow up to 250 lbs. and has shock absorbers for cushioning loads. It can also be used as a hand cart. The trailer includes 78″ Yakima crossbars so its easy to attach accessories. If your handy with common tools it takes about an hour to assemble. These trailers have an aluminum finish and alloy wheels to add style and includes locking levers to prevent theft. Can stand upright for easy storage and can also hang on the wall. Check out for more info.




Acura TL Hitch and Bike Rack

25 03 2009

Acura TL hitch rackThe Acura TL allows for a hitch receiver to be bolted to the underside of the trunk. The hitch requires two holes to be drilled through the bottom of the trunk in order for the hitch to be bolted to the vehicle. Installation is rather simple and can be done in about an hour. With this hitch you can tow a maximum of 2,000 lbs or in this case carry 2 bikes with a tongue weight capacity of 200lbs. On this application we attached a Thule Roadway 2 bike rack. This bike rack accommodates mountain and road bikes.

Thule Roadway 2

Bike Rack Tilts down for easy trunk access.Thule Roadway 2 tilt feature


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