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Trailer hitch and rack recommendations

  • 06 July 2022 3:28 PM
    Message # 12840421

    I need to get a trailer hitch for my Toyota Avalon 2015 and then a rack,  to load my ebike on. I just called Toyota and they do not make a hitch for my car. They told me I had to go after market. 

    I have no idea how it will be mounted and they were of no help.

    Does anyone know of an expert in this field, as I do not want to spend money for a hitch and /or rack that won't do the job.

    I need it for only 1 ebike weighing  in at about 75 Lbs.

    Thank you for any help anyone can give me.

    Feel free to text, call or email me

    Leon Rousso

    805-258-6631 cell/text

  • 19 July 2022 1:18 PM
    Reply # 12854156 on 12840421
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Eckhardts Trailer Hitches either in Oxnard or Thousand Oaks. Plan on spending $400. They are the best!

  • 19 July 2022 1:20 PM
    Reply # 12854170 on 12840421
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For the weight of your bike try "Rocky Mounts Bike Racks". The rack will weigh as least 50 pounds so be prepared. 

  • 23 July 2022 3:51 PM
    Reply # 12858952 on 12840421

    Thank you all for your responses. I'm just getting used to being a club member. Forgot to check for answers.

    I ended up with a custom hitch from Echart for my Toyota Avalon. It sometime scrapes bottom but I've figured out how to avoid that.

    The rack is their HR 1500 (Hollywood Racks) built specifically for ebikes. 

    Took my first trip to Pismo and it worked great.

    Thank you again for all who responded to my inquiry.