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      I am looking for a way to transport my 2016 Scout, the two options I see are trailer and this bike carrier.
      600lb capacity hitch mount carrier

      I am leaning towards the carrier as it's easier to store, I have a 1 car detached garage.
      the trailer I've looked at is the harbor freight model, it folds up but is still large to store.

      The hitch mount carrier appears simpler and does not require additional components (floor, tire dock, etc).

      Has anyone ever tried the hitch mount type...opinions and suggestions are all welcome, hoping to get some direction on which way to go.
       
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      I am looking for a way to transport my 2016 Scout, the two options I see are trailer and this bike carrier.
      600lb capacity hitch mount carrier

      I am leaning towards the carrier as it's easier to store, I have a 1 car detached garage.
      the trailer I've looked at is the harbor freight model, it folds up but is still large to store.

      The hitch mount carrier appears simpler and does not require additional components (floor, tire dock, etc).

      Has anyone ever tried the hitch mount type...opinions and suggestions are all welcome, hoping to get some direction on which way to go.
      Have you checked your max hitch weight limit on your vehicle?

      You also have to consider that you don't want to go over your truck's GVWR. That 560+ lbs on the hitch plus the weight bikes accessories plus weight of the carrier might do that.

      I use a small enclosed trailer. Room for luggage as well.
       
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      I am looking for a way to transport my 2016 Scout, the two options I see are trailer and this bike carrier.
      600lb capacity hitch mount carrier

      I am leaning towards the carrier as it's easier to store, I have a 1 car detached garage.
      the trailer I've looked at is the harbor freight model, it folds up but is still large to store.

      The hitch mount carrier appears simpler and does not require additional components (floor, tire dock, etc).

      Has anyone ever tried the hitch mount type...opinions and suggestions are all welcome, hoping to get some direction on which way to go.
      I've successfully used them in the past before I had a trailer to transport dirt bikes, my biggest issue was that I had to tie each end of the rail to the bumper corners with tensioned cables to keep it from rocking severely just due to twisting of the 2x2 receiver strut. Once I did that, it stiffened it up enough for peace of mind. For short distances, I would not have a problem putting a Scout on a reinforced one, but I agree with Quinn, Kendon would be my primary choice if I wanted something like that. Good luck with the project!
       

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