Now that the weather is getting warmer and days are getting longer, many of us are longing to find our freedom and head into the great outdoors. Your outdoor adventures may include taking your favorite bike roaming, camping, glamping, off-roading, or off to a race! Whether you are headed to a far-away National Park or your local track, getting there has never been easier with a MoTow Motorcycle Tow Hitch or e-Bike Carrier.
Let’s talk about the ease of hitching up with MoTow.
MoTow Motorcycle Tow Hitches offer one-person loading, right on the ground. No more trailers, ramps, and helpers are required. Our hitches effortlessly secure and elevate the back wheel using a simple lift system and household tools. Secure the handlebars with our ratchet straps and reflective flags, and you are ready to tow your bike across town or thousands of miles to your next adventure!
MoTow e-Bike Carriers are a breeze to attach and remove from your vehicle. Five simple parts fit together in 5 minutes. No, you don’t have to lift those heavy e-bikes! Upgrade to one-person loading with the MoTow Hitch Lift which lowers the rack to the ground and then lifts the bikes back up securely into place. With the wheel rims safely strapped to the cradles, you are ready to go find your freedom on distant park trails, sandy beaches, or exploring new towns.
Let’s talk Class.
When getting hitched with MoTow, it’s important to know the differences between hitch classes. Receiver hitches are divided into 5 classes, depending on towing capacity and receiver tube size. The higher the hitch class number, the higher the weight capacity and the larger the receiver tube. We will also be referring to the “tongue weight” of your vehicle since MoTow e-Bike Carriers hang off the vehicle’s hitch and do not rely on the ground for support.
Class I trailer hitches are equipped with a 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ receiver tube opening and are generally designed for passenger cars and small crossovers. Most class 1 hitches are rated to have a tongue weight of up to 200 lbs. However, not all hitches are rated at the same weight capacity and no hitch ever increases the maximum weight a vehicle can tow. Check that owner’s manual.
Class II trailer hitches are equipped with a 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ receiver tube opening and most are rated to have a tongue weight of up to 350 lbs. Class II hitches are typically found on full-size sedans, minivans, and crossovers but can also be found on small SUVs and even pickup trucks.
Class III trailer hitches are equipped with a 2” x 2” receiver tube opening and are the most common receiver hitch class installed on full-size pickup trucks, Fifth-wheels, and SUVs. If your truck is equipped with a towing prep package, it probably has a class III hitch. Class III hitches typically have a weight carrying capacity of up to 800 lbs. tongue weight.
Class IV trailer hitches are equipped with a 2” x 2” receiver tube opening and are commonly mounted on full-size pickup trucks, RVs and SUVs. They generally have a weight carrying capacity of up to 1000 lbs. tongue weight.
Class V trailer hitches feature a 2” x 2” receiver tube opening and have the highest weight ratings of the receiver hitch classes, offering as much as 2000 lbs. tongue weight capacity. They are typically used on full-size pickups and commercial trucks and Large RVs.
Can your vehicle and MoTow get hitched?
Let MoTow customer care professionals counsel you if you need guidance or have cold feet. The weight of your bike(s), the hitch Class, and the towing capacity of your vehicle will determine whether you can hitch up with MoTow. Towing capacities are rated by each vehicle manufacturer, so refer to your owner’s manual.
Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope you’ll fall in love with a MoTow Tow Hitch or e-Bike Carrier, built to love a lifetime!