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iikhod 04-18-2017 11:36 AM

How to haul bike with car, no tow hook and "high" roof
 
Any tips how to transport a bicycle, the car has no tow hook(and not goint to install one)
It has got roof racks, just that the roof is a bit high for a daily basis loading-offloading.
It would fit inside the car BUT i'm carrying them kiddy seats so can't fold the backseats.

Had an idea of doing my commute the "park and ride"- style, just cant figure a smart&fast way to bring the bike along:o
Has anyone made any "quick racks"? For example couple of ropes with hooks strapped to the racks and the bike hanging in the backside...
A bit messy post, sorry for that :D

redpoint5 04-18-2017 12:21 PM

They make crappy trunk racks that strap on. I'd give you mine if you lived nearby.
http://www.hollywoodracks.com/bike-r...ress-01-Lg.jpg

If you are loading a bike daily, then it's dumb to rule out installing a hitch. A hitch is the best way to mount a bike, and it doesn't cost much. Often about $125 or so, and they are super easy to install (typically 4 bolts).

I use my hitch all the time for transporting bikes, hauling a trailer, and just recently I towed a stranded vehicle off the freeway and into a parking lot.

iikhod 04-18-2017 12:39 PM

Forgot to mention, the car is a yaris verso, so it's a wagon/minivan type so that kind of rack won't fit it...
The tow hook needs to be a removable because of the low reaching door and that's expensive here.
Otherwise it would be either blocking the door or the possible trailer would "hang low" :o

seifrob 04-18-2017 02:44 PM

How about this? https://www.thule.com/fi-fi/fi/bike-rack

It is Thule, but there has to be something similar and cheaper.

vskid3 04-18-2017 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by iikhod (Post 538818)
Forgot to mention, the car is a yaris verso, so it's a wagon/minivan type so that kind of rack won't fit it...

The trunk racks like redpoint5 posted actually fit most SUVs and vans, so they might work for your car.

I found this on Google images, looks like it was made for your car. https://paulchensystem.net/products/...ris-verso.html

Grant-53 04-19-2017 11:12 PM

I have used a trunk type rack for several years with much success both on a sedan and a van. If you cannot buy one make your own.

iikhod 04-20-2017 12:35 AM

Okay, thanks for the tips. I think i will be doing some sort of rack myself, how hard can it be?:D
Just because almost every rack for sale is way overpriced for my taste. For something that is just a couple of tubes&straps.

seifrob 04-20-2017 05:47 AM

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Originally Posted by iikhod (Post 538944)
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Just because almost every rack for sale is way overpriced for my taste. For something that is just a couple of tubes and straps....

... and DOT approval confirmation and associated documents.

At least in my country you risk your title/driving license with homemade rack without testing. Check your local laws first.

iikhod 04-20-2017 06:11 AM

Need to check on that...i doubt any problems would come with the authorities as long as tail lights&license plate are visible and no sharp edges or pointy things stick out :rolleyes:

Guess i'll have to man up and transport the bike on the roof :turtle:

hamsterpower 04-20-2017 06:25 AM

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Originally Posted by vskid3 (Post 538840)
The trunk racks like redpoint5 posted actually fit most SUVs and vans, so they might work for your car.

I found this on Google images, looks like it was made for your car. https://paulchensystem.net/products/...ris-verso.html

Seconded. These adjust to fit vans. I use one on my civic but also on a minivan.


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