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holg8s

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Anyone ever mounted a quad bike rack on the back of their MH? I’ve seen one on the back of one similar to my MH before... but only once. Just wondered about any weight issues involved? Thanks
 
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Unless its a small engine quad dont think you are going to have the load capability to have one hung on rear rack , esp with regard to rear axle loading .
The average 200cc ATV weighs about 365 pounds.
HTSH :)
 

DP+JAY

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I read that as a bike rack for four bikes.
Never imagined trying to carry a quad on the back of a van.

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Basildog

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If you are in the Swift kontiki still they are bad enough already in certain conditions losing traction on the front drive wheels .
What you are thinking about would make the vehicle lethal in my opinion (y)

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The OP's van does have a tandem axle, as shown in the avatar.

However, would still be concerned about the weight taken off the front axle owing to the cantilever effect.

Think SV Tech apply a formula to check the effect of unsafe loading BETWEEN axles.
 

Basildog

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The OP's van does have a tandem axle, as shown in the avatar.

However, would still be concerned about the weight taken off the front axle owing to the cantilever effect.

Think SV Tech apply a formula to check the effect of unsafe loading BETWEEN axles.
The kontiki we had was a tandem axle too !
They lose traction on driving wheels surprisingly easily on hills and especially on an incline with a camber if trying to either pull away or doing low speed manoeuvring (n)
Caught me out a few times (n)
 
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holg8s

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Thanks for your replies. I was thinking the same with the weight issue. But I have definitely seen one on a rack before. Wonder how he did that eh! I think the trailer option is best also.

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Thanks for your replies. I was thinking the same with the weight issue. But I have definitely seen one on a rack before. Wonder how he did that eh! I think the trailer option is best also.
Because the vast majority wouldn't even have the thought of weight occur to them.The next % ,like my friend, bury there head in the sand.
I'm no longer amazed at some of the stuff posted for sale with huge ali back boxes on, ali chequer plate floors & side walls in garages, I've even seen recently one adapted with built in air compressor, pressure washer ,etc; & all being advertised as being able to be driven "on a B" licence. Yes but it still won't be legal.:D2
I'd be amazed at anyone who put an actual quad bike on a bike rack. I'd think after the first trip there would be serious loosening of the wall mountings.
 

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