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Kober


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[*] posted on 2-7-2018 at 05:09 PM
Show your Buggy rack ....



Looking and Gix post got me thinking about how hard it was to get my buggy rack made.
So in this post I will share my creation and encourage all of you to do same .
I bet that will help a lot for new buggy owners looking for transportation solutions ....

So here it goes
I transported my MG buggy on modified hitch mounted 4 bike rack that is rated at 140 lbs of load . It worked well for many years and it was also awesome that it glided away so I could use my tailgate . For longer trips I probably would remove front fork .

For smaller buggy that was super light I used simple 2 bike strap mount on my Audi .... no issues for many many miles ..

Now for a pickup truck I got DiamondBack cover that is rated up to 1400lbs and plan to mount special clamps to hold my buggy . I could not find any other cover with solid surface that could hold the weight . Its very expensive option but its totally worth it if you using it on newer trucks .

Any questions ? Shoot ...





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[*] posted on 2-7-2018 at 09:39 PM


Kuber - great info,

I'm thinking about options to carry more gear. Soon.
I've seen many approaches in Oregon.
Just some of those are:
a) Top of the pickup bed/over the tonneau (Sean, Colin ..)
b) Trailer hitch upright (Jon, John ...)
c) Inside the van (Jimmy, Eli, Chris ...)
d) Inside the pickup bed (Patrick, me ...)
e) In a trailer (Ryan, John, Mike ....)
f) Cartop (Eric with custom slider system!)
g) Top of the camper (Morrie)
h) In Mega Big RV storage bays , , , , ,

Wife, dog and I are headed south to IBX, Red Lake
and more next month and I'm looking at carry options.
We'll be pulling a small travel trailer with a Tacoma
and bringing bikes, buggies and blokarts.
Does any one have experience with racks
that fit between a tow vehicle and a trailer?

Pics always appreciated!!










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[*] posted on 2-7-2018 at 10:57 PM


An upright hitch mount on the back of the trailer? I have been contemplating this option on my trailer. If your rear trailer bumper does not have a receiver. You can buy ones that attach via U-bolts. Just some thought I have had about how to do this myself.



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[*] posted on 2-7-2018 at 11:02 PM


Here are the two racks that I had on my past two cars. The red Subaru had horizontal bars that I adapted to. When you loaded the buggy you had to lean way in to get the buggy onto the rear angle irons and the center channel. This car was thrashed and I did not notice that I was denting the roof.

Then we got the newer grey Subaru. It had a simular rack adapted to a old square bar Thule system. Again, reaching in I put many small dents in the roof of my new car. Then I got the idea to make a sliding upper section. This allows me to not need too lean in so far. My only concern is that I would not want to load a full sized, big foot buggy up there. Lifting and positioning that much weight could be difficult.


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[*] posted on 2-8-2018 at 11:43 AM


Here's mine. BTW -@Ed Cline - you can sort see my tires you were asking about....

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[*] posted on 2-10-2018 at 07:12 PM


This rack is a copy of Van's buggy rack. I find it very easy to use whether it is being used with the flexi or the mg supra.



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[*] posted on 2-11-2018 at 01:31 PM


As seen on Roemoe beach in Denmark;


Ze Germans are ingenius, as we know already...;)




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[*] posted on 2-12-2018 at 12:42 AM


Side note; Nice suspension setup on those bugs.

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[*] posted on 2-13-2018 at 02:30 PM


No more racks ?? Come on ..... do it for newbies



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NAPKA US-212
TEAM RIDER......... ............

Gin Egoist ..........9....13
Gin Cannibal ............11....13
Gin Zulu II / III .........5...7
Gin Sherpa .......10
Gin Yeti ..........4.5
Gin Tonkawa ..........3.1...4.1...5.4...6.8...8.7...11.5...15.4

2014 Aboards X-series.......134x41 with Ronix Park boots
2014 ABoards Glider ......154x48
2016 Axis Vanguard 139x43 with Ronix One boots
2016 Nobile Zen Hydrofoil with Infinity 5.1' splitboard

MG Supra ......... pulling KiteTrike
Flysurfer Speed4 Lotus 18m
Flysurfer Sonic-FR .... 9 ....11....18m
Flysurfer Sonic2 .....15m

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[*] posted on 2-13-2018 at 04:17 PM


I'm working on a new rear rack but only have Solidworks drawings at this time.





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