Not an issue in the States, the overall length of your vehicle would be measured including everything you hook up or connect. If someone overloads a rack past manufacture's limits (if shown on it) or it appears to be a questionable contraption an officer might nail you for a safety factor, unsafe operation, but otherwise you can hook up anything you like so long as you're within the width and length limitations. Don't obstruct lights or turn indicators or brake lights or driver's view straight ahead, those could be a safety call. It's common on RVs.are there any legality problems carrying things on the front bumpers? im from australia and cant find any information on it
What would be nice is a rear rack that could swing out from one side! Seems you could lock a channel into place, release it and swing it to one side, pull out a ramp and unload or load.:bike_rider:
what about having a rack that holds a bike that swings away like a spare tire holder? or extends out? most dirt / dual sport bikes aren't that heavy.. I think I just had a brainstorm of how I am going to build the back rack on the ecooline
Guys, back in 1972 I worked for a Company in Fort Worth TX that made a motorcycle carrier that swung out off the left side. The cool part is the pivot pin was put in at an angle and it meant that as you pulled the right side of the rail away from the right side mount it swung out and lowered the tip of the rail until it touched the ground. If you are interested in seeing it Google the US Patent Websight for Red Ant Motorcycle Carrier. They went out of business in the late 70's, but the idea was a good one.
Ok Guthrie, I'll take some tomorrow and post them up.Id love to see some pictures Curtis, im in the process of building my own swing out carrier at the moment.
Hey Curtis , fancy meeting you here!Ok Guthrie, I'll take some tomorrow and post them up.
Here's a teaser. I added two reciever tubes to my trailer hitch at the frame rails of the back of the Coach to give me three 2 inch reciever tubes. Made three longer extensions for the bike rail to mount and pivot off of the two outer reciever tubes. I'm adding a plate over the three tubes, which are all parallel, equally spaced and length to each other, to give me a platform should I want to stand there. And for structural rigidity between the three reciever tubes.
For the heck of it I did the a Google Search and found it. So here's the link,
This will give you a better idea of the picture I was trying to explain.