Three possible height settings at 6-inch increments. Three different usable pin spacings to help avoid obstacles on trike frames. Uses ball bungee to secure rear tire.
Use this with a 2-inch receiver hitch. A 200 pound tongue load rated hitch is not strong enough for this carrier. Use of any other mounting could result in damage to vehicle and equipment.
Rack weighs 30 pounds.
The ingenious "Alpaca Cinch Straps" provide secure mounting in many non-standard frame tube shapes and styles.
A 1 1/4" hitch version of this rack can be special ordered by calling 800-233-4340. (Because of leverage, the load needs to be limited to 100 pounds with the 1 1/4" receiver hitches.)
Alpaca 1500 Double Tadpole Trike Carrier Assembly Video
Alpaca 1500 Double Tadpole Trike Carrier Loading Instructions
- Warning: Use this carrier with receiver hitches bolted directly to the frame of the vehicle or to a bumper or hitch with a 300 pound or higher tongue load rating.
- Stock version does not work with HP Velotechnik Scorpion full suspension trikes, as the pin spacing interferes with the stabilizer bar on the trike. Alpaca will have a special version of this rack available for HP Velotechnik Scorpion full suspension trikes.