1. Hitch Cargo Carrier
  2. Ultra-Fab Products
  3. Motorcycle Carrier
  4. Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  5. Fixed Carrier
  6. Steel
Ultra-Fab Dirt Bike Carrier for 2" Hitches - With Ramp - 80" Long - 500 lbs

Ultra-Fab Dirt Bike Carrier for 2" Hitches - With Ramp - 80" Long - 500 lbs

Item # UF48-979033
lowest price pledge
Retail:$191.19
Our Price: $181.60
You Save: $9.59
Hitch Cargo Carrier
This item qualifies for Free Shipping
Shipping Weight: 53 lbs
Quantity: 
In Stock, Ships Today
zoom in icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.

Thank you! Your comment has been submitted successfully. You should be able to view your question/comment here within a few days.

Error submitting comment. Please try again momentarily.

Product Images

Customer Photos

Easily load and transport your scooter or dirt bike with this sturdy steel, hitch-mounted carrier. Included ramp can be positioned on either side of carrier for quick, simple loading. Call 800-298-8924 to order Ultra-Fab Products hitch cargo carrier part number UF48-979033 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Ultra-Fab Products products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Ultra-Fab Dirt Bike Carrier for 2" Hitches - With Ramp - 80" Long - 500 lbs. Hitch Cargo Carrier reviews from real customers.
  • All Info
  • Reviews (43)
  • Q & A (243)
  • Videos (2)
  • Photos
  • Why etrailer?

Ultra-Fab Products Hitch Cargo Carrier - UF48-979033

  • Motorcycle Carrier
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Carrier
  • Ultra-Fab Products
  • Steel
  • Class III
  • Class IV
  • Heavy Duty

Easily load and transport your scooter or dirt bike with this sturdy steel, hitch-mounted carrier. Included ramp can be positioned on either side of carrier for quick, simple loading.


Features:

  • Carrier holds 1 small motorcycle not exceeding 500 lbs
    • Perfect for dirt bikes and scooters
    • Weight of the motorcycle or scooter must be evenly balanced for proper function of the carrier
  • Included ramp can be positioned on either side of carrier for simple loading and unloading
    • Special bracket holds ramp in place on end of carrier during transit
  • Front and rear cradles adjust with pull pins for a perfect fit
  • Hitch-mount design is easy to install, easy to remove
    • Pin and clip included - hitch lock sold separately
  • Sturdy, reliable steel construction
  • Black powder coat resists corrosion
  • Tie-down straps to secure bike to carrier sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
    • For use with vehicle or motor home
  • Carrier weight capacity: 500 lbs
  • Carrier length: 80"
  • Width of track: 5"
  • Ramp length: 39"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest edge of carrier: 5"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to furthest edge of the carrier: 31-1/4"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of carrier rail: 19"
  • 1-Year warranty


Note: Distance between ground and hitch must be 18" or less to allow enough ground clearance to load bike.



48-979033 UltraFab Hitch-Mounted Motorcycle Carrier

Installation Details UF48-979033 Installation instructions



Video of Ultra-Fab Dirt Bike Carrier for 2" Hitches - With Ramp - 80" Long - 500 lbs

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier with Ramp Review

Today we're going to be doing a review and installation of the Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier for 2-inch hitches. Part Number UF48-979033. This is what your Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier will look like once you have it fully installed with a motorcycle in place and strapped down properly. Now, this rack is capable of carrying 1 bike, not to exceed 500 pounds of weight. It's going to be perfect for your dirt bikes and scooters. This bike rack is going to include a ramp that attaches to the back that can be placed at either side.

Simply remove the clip and pin that retains it. Lift it up, giving you the ability to position it on either side. Here's what your ramp will look like placed on the back. It'll make it easy for unloading and loading the bike from either side. Now, we're going over to and see what it looks like on the front. You can see there's going to be a very gradual and slight incline to get the bike unloaded.

Now, you could see that we have the large safety pin positioned through our wheel. You'll see that our tire is completely down in the cradle on both sides making contact with the front and back. This is going to be your safety pin. In case that the straps decide to come off, you have that safety mechanism in place to help the bike stay on your rack. Simply remove the clip, and slide the pin out of the way.

Place it back in when you're ready to hit the road. Then, you'll know that all the safety precautions have been taken. There'll be 2 large diameter safety pins here at the front. 1 to position as the cradle, and 1 to be as a safety pin. You could see that they could be positioned in different places to fit different wheel bases and size tires. You could see that it's going to have that nice, durable steel construction to put up with the elements of the road.

You could see that you're going to have the nice tied up points on either side of your shank to help provide that nice, sturdy tie down point that's going to be fully welded in construction. Just note that the straps and tie downs are going to be sold separately. You see it's going to have that nice black powder coat finish. That's going to have that real nice look. It's going to resist any kind of rust or corrosion. Now with this back from the track, we're ready to go ahead and load up our motorcycle. First thing we'll do is get it straightened and lined up on the ramp. Start in into place. Go ahead and dismount. Roll it up on. Once the tire drops from that front cradle, we're going to be all set to start anchoring it down and securing it with our tie down straps. Go ahead and place your safety pin through the wheel, and secure it. Now, let's go ahead and tie it on our safety straps. The first safety strap we'll place on is the one nearest to the vehicle. Place your hook around the handle bar. Bring it down. Make sure that your strap is not twisted. Hook it up to the nearest hole. Pull up. Give it a couple cranks, but don't tighten it down. This is going to be our safety strap, so when we put down the other side, it won't fall off the vehicle. Go and hook up your other strap. Bring it down into position. Once you have it in position, go ahead and start wrenching down that one and work them down together. Once you have your straps tied down, let's go ahead and place that ramp back in the center here. You can also slide on the ramp if you've already placed on your safety straps from the side inaudible 00:03:36 it rest in the middle, just like so. Then, take the safety pin and clip over the top. Now, we're going to go ahead and tie down our excess slack on our straps. We'll be ready to hit the track. Here, we have our Ultra-fab Motorcycle Carrier completely put together. Now, we're ready to go ahead and put it into our 2-inch receiver, via the 2-inch shank here. Simply lift it up into place and slide it into the back of the receiver. Next, line up the pin holes and place in your 5-inch cinch pin. Once you have your pin through, go ahead and slide in the safety clip, and you're ready to hit the road. All right. Now, we're going to go ahead and get a couple of measurements. For the center of our pin hole, to the outer most point of the rack is going to be about 31 and 1/4 inches. Our closest distance will be up here from the front tie down point at about 5 inches. Our width of the rack is going to be about 77 inches. Then, you also have the nice little ramp that comes off the side which is going to give you about an extra 35 inches off to the side to get your bike off. Our ground clearance from the back side is going to be about 16 and 5/8 inches. Now, we're going to go ahead and see what it looks like with our motorcycle in place. That will do it for our review and installation of the Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier. Part number UF48-979033.


Customer Reviews

Ultra-Fab Dirt Bike Carrier for 2" Hitches - With Ramp - 80" Long - 500 lbs - UF48-979033

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (43 Customer Reviews)

Easily load and transport your scooter or dirt bike with this sturdy steel, hitch-mounted carrier. Included ramp can be positioned on either side of carrier for quick, simple loading.

- UF48-979033
by:

I used this rack to pick up a new dirt bike (~250 lbs dry weight) that was 4 hour drive from my house. I used a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the bike loaded very easily when idled up onto the rack in 1st gear while walking beside it. Tons of clearance between the bike and the rear of the vehicle so no concerns there. The tie-down points work really well and the bike seemed very stable. I added a tensioning device to keep the rack from wobbling in the receiver, which I would recommend. Overall, I'm very satisfied, especially considering the great price on this rack. To provide a complete review, I will point out some things that I think could be improved: (1) Since the main tray is divided into two sections, it sags into a sort of frown shape after the bike is on for some time. This is due to the slop in the mounting holes where the support straps attach. This could be done better. (2) At least when the rack is empty, the ramp sort of clatters around in it's mount because there is quite a bit of play. I just threw the ramp inside my vehicle as it is pretty small. 562393


Comments
Im still using this rack regularly and my initial review still stands.
Kevin L - 09/09/2019

60982

- UF48-979033
by:

Installation photo 408207



- UF48-979033
by:

Easy to assemble. Anti-tilt is a huge plus, must have it. Using it on the back of my motorcoach to haul a Honda PCX-150 scooter. So far, so good. 204022


Comments
How is the carrier holding out for motorhome use? I am looking at same scooter.Greg
-- comment by: greg - 09/14/2015

14939
Comments
Although its only been used this summer, everything is great so far.
-- comment by: Gary S - 09/22/2015

15163
Comments
Yes, everything still works great.
Gary S - 07/08/2016

19244

- UF48-979033
by:

Best suited for dirt bikes <350lbs, mainly because it is a bolt together product. I have been very happy with it though. 539246



- UF48-979033
by:

Had to assemble and was able to do so rather easily, however the instructions were a bit vague. It will work for what I want it to do. I am using it on the front of my pickup to carry a 50cc Vespa. I'm going to use an extra strap attached to my brush guard, pulling back, to ensure the scooter doesn't try to roll forward. 587772



- UF48-979033
by:

Great product and experience from the beginning!! We ordered it with the free standard shipping 5-7 days and I got an email saying they shipped it express 3-5 days at no extra cost!!! We received it really fast!! I also feel it is a great buy for the money!!! We haven't used it on our motor home yet but used it yesterday on our truck to pick up our new scooter. It worked perfectly! We also purchased the Anti-Tilt Bracket ANTI-REV-REV and I highly recommend it!! Without it there was a little wiggle but with it it didn't move at all. Can't wait to try it out on our first camping trip in the motor home!!! 123942


Comments
Have you used it behind the motorhome? Do you dind that the ramp is not long enough?
-- comment by: Jim M - 05/04/2015

11354
Comments
To Jim M - yes we used it for our motorhome and it worked great! We ended up selling the scooter and carrier - but while we had it we loved the carrier!!
-- comment by: Kim H - 05/19/2015

11840

- UF48-979033
by:

Product came just as pictured. Very easy to put together, less then 20 min. Test fit with a 2016 Husqvarna and it did great. I will be purchasing a hitch stabalizer because I will be going off road with it and don't want it to move at all. It has very minimal movement though. Overall very happy with product. 306618



- UF48-979033
by:

Received the product within three days from ordering. Easy to assemble for left or right hand entry. Attached to our 35' Winnebago Sightseer to haul our Yamaha Vino scooter. First use was from Medina, Ohio to the Finger Lakes, NY. No issues, works perfect! The Anit-Tilt is a must as it prevents any wobble from the hitch and receiver! 438812



- UF48-979033
by:

bought this carrier cause it said you could use it for scooters. I have a 2015 yamaha smax 150 scooter, it weighs 329 lbs well within the capability of the carrier. after carrying the bike 125 miles the rear tire side had sagged down a long ways. got bike off raised up that side retightened bolts. got back home with nothing breaking. but was sweating bullets. And it had sagged down again. this thing is really flimsy but in there defense it is designed for small motor cycles where the weight of the engine is centered over the center of the carrier. With a scooter all of the weight is on rear wheel where its weak and flimsy. etrailer should not recommend this flimsy carrier to scooter owners. I don't Know what to do with it now that I have tightened the bolts so much that the flimsy metal is distorted. DO NOT BUY THIS IF YOU HAVE A SCOOTER. if either of the two bolts break on the support strap that end of your scooter is going into the street. 433364



- UF48-979033
by:

Used this carrier for my DR650, put it on my Equinox that I use as a TOAD behind my Coachmen Motirhome. Went from Waco, TX, to Taos, NM, to Douglas, AZ, to Tyler, TX - then back to Waco. Carrier held up great - no problems, and I can load and unload it with ease ( 71 years old ) 529071



- UF48-979033
by:

The product was delivered quickly and was easy to assemble. Worked as advertised with no issues. The problem however was not with the product but the packaging. But don’t know who was responsible for the box to be all tore up and open on one end. But can’t ding the product because it worked just fine. 617796



- UF48-979033
by:

First, let me say that I dealt with two different people in placing my order. The reason being? I was trying to find a motorcycle rack that would accommodate my BMW G310GS (374 lbs curb weight) on the back of a Class C RV. I tried MANY different companies and NONE but etrailer came through for me. All of the previous companies - and there were lots said they couldn't help me, or couldn't recommend a rack for the back of a Class C RV. I was pretty frustrated at this point and when I found one on etrailer that looked like it might work, I was still paranoid that it wouldn't. The first person I worked with offered to call the manufacturer and verify it would be recommend for the back of a Class C RV. Now the amazing thing, they actually call back - that day! I couldn't take the call, so listen to a voice mail. When I called back I was dealing with a second person Meghan, who was dialed in on what I needed and how to get there. I also wanted an anti-rattle gizmo that goes inside your vehicle's trailer receiver. Wasn't clear to me exactly was the dimensions represented in relation to my vehicle. So......... Meghan was VERY patient as I literally went outside to my RV with a tape measure and we conferred on whether the part would fit my vehicle. Double Score: Rack that will work with my Class C RV and the anti-rattle gimzo. Great customer service, and humor to boot!! So.....I am very happy to anoint Meghan as my HERO OF THE DAY. Ya done good! 573600



- UF48-979033
by:

I bought the Ultra-Fab Dirt Bike Carrier to haul a 150cc scooter on the back of my RV (see photo). I received the item 2 days after I ordered it. All parts and directions were included. Assembly was simple. The overall quality of construction and powder coating is very good. Although the directions don’t say so, I would recommend “test fitting” your bike/scooter after the carrier is assembled and while it is still on the ground, in order to ensure the appropriate placement of the cross bolts and safety pins. I could not get the scooter on the carrier using the included 3’ ramp. It was too steep of an incline and the middle of my scooter got hung-up where the ramp meets the carrier platform. It tore off the plastic mud cover under the scooter and the ramp slid off the end of the platform. Fortunately, I was able to lift the scooter off the platform without further damage. I would highly recommend that (for safety) you have 2 people on hand during the initial installation. (I didn’t.) Once properly installed, it is a 1-man operation to load/unload the bike/scooter. I had to swing my right side rear view mirror in for clearance to the back of the RV. This would not be required for a pickup truck installation. I was able to get the scooter onto the carrier using a 6’ folding motorcycle ramp that I have. This made the incline much less steep and the scooter easily rolled onto the carrier in a one-man operation. Having to carry the extra motorcycle ramp is going to be a hassle, and it defeats the purpose of the included detachable/stowable ramp, but it’s the only way I can get the scooter loaded. I’m sure that the included 3’ ramp would be great for a dirt bike with higher clearance under the frame, but with a low slung scooter, it won’t work. The safety pins that are intended to go through the spokes of the front wheel do not work on my scooter’s 13” wheel. I tried adjusting the cross bolts as per the directions, but the configuration of my wheels just won’t work with these pins. I’m sure they would work with a dirt bike wheel. I used ratchet straps to hold the wheels securely in place in lieu of the pins. My scooter has a lot of plastic body parts, which makes it difficult to find secure tie-down points. I tied it down with 4 ratchet straps as documented in the photo and I took it on a test drive. I was able to watch the scooter on my rear-view video camera. It rode well. I am satisfied with the product, but I would not recommend it for scooters like mine. A longer ramp would make it more user-friendly for scooters. As is, it is best used for dirt bikes. 573840



- UF48-979033
by:

Nice little rack for use on the back of our small motorhome. I haul a Honda Grom 125cc street bike for errands, etc. I had to modify the rack by adding cross bars at each end with steel tie-down loops so that I could secure the bike better. With the stock, center tie-down points, the straps rubbed and would cause paint/finish damage. The wife was not crazy about "her" bike getting damaged. Otherwise, it works as advertised. I added a few additional washers here and there that I thought should have been included as well.... 307949



- UF48-979033
by:

Went together easy, Took some trial and error to locate cross bolts locations to fit my bike. 180129



- UF48-979033
by:

Assembly took 30 minutes. Pretty easy. Seems solidly built. Would recommend anti-wobble bracket to reduce/eliminate the hitch play. Haven't used it yet. Customer service(emails and followup) has been good. Good company it seems. 363543



- UF48-979033
by:

I was a little concerned that the lower price might reflect quality of this carrier, i was pleasantly surprised. This is a solid carrier easy to load easy to unload, I've been trying it for a while before i take a trip, and i almost forget its there. I went out and bought an extra 8" bolt because i only haul the one bike and do not need the tire diameter adjustability. The extra bolt keeps the front up on the rails and doesn't drop in until the last dip rather than in the last two dips. TIP: Get the ramp put back on right away before you fully strap the bike down, otherwise the strap hooks interfere with getting the ramp in place. GREAT PRODUCT, FAST SHIPPING, GREAT WEB SITE! Keep up the good work etrailer! 425435



- UF48-979033
by:

I have not used this on the road yet as I just installed it, but these are my initial impressions: Pros: 1. The build quality seems good and strong 2. The assembly was easy 3. It is relatively compact to store and mount, much better option then storing a trailer in my garage. 4. Cost is great. 5. Super easy to load the bike on and off. 6. It looks pretty awesome with the bike on it, and I can actually load the bike the night before and it still fits in my garage so I can leave early the next day. Cons: 1. The ramp is mounted on the same brace as the bike tie down hook. So getting it on and off while the bike is mounted is not the easiest, you can do it but you need to really wiggle it in. Ideally if you have two people you put the ramp in before you tie the bike down but its not always possible. 2. When the bike is loaded on the ramp without the tie downs, it does not stand on its own so you can walk around easily and tie it down. You need to do a balancing act to get it secured. This isn't really an issue with the ramp, and I'm not sure of a solution, but maybe something to consider if you plan on loading and unloading by yourself with a 60k SUV just moments away from a bike accidentally falling on it.. 440858



- UF48-979033
by:

All parts in the box. Install was easy, trimming air foil on week old truck took two deep breaths. Fun thing is putting bike rack on front and putting on folding beach chairs. No climbing in the bed of truck or slamming them on rough trails. 715887



- UF48-979033
by:

I cannot say enough about the fit and ease of install. The packaging was a little damaged, although the contents were pristine. I was able to install the hitch on my F350 without jacking up the front end. Few tools and a floor hydraulic jack, to hold the hitch in place while bolting up, was all I needed. I bought this 2" front end hitch receiver to carry bicycles, chairs, and a dirt bike depending on where my wife and I decide to go camping next. Living in Southern Maine, we enjoy camping in our Northern Lite truck bed camper from the White Mountains and into all parts Maine. George and Carol at etrailer were great in letting me know when the product shipped and extended themselves as support for any questions. Thank you for your support! And...glad we could support a Missouri business, as my wife grew up in St. Louis and a proud graduate of Mizzou! 706052



- UF48-979033
by:

Great product. It fit perfectly up onto the frame of my F-250. In 2-1/2 hrs I had my Honda 150 scoter mounted on the front of the F 250. I’m pretty handy at manufacturing things but this system by e- trailer is the only way to go! And Greg on the phone was reassuring help. I’m totally satisfied, thanks e- trailer 699798



- UF48-979033
by:

Fits my scooter well, just would be nice to have more elastic around the bottom for a tighter fit. 682090



- UF48-979033
by:

Great product for the money I am very h appy 680073



- UF48-979033
by:

Product assembled pretty easy. A few extra parts and washers that don’t make sense. Also the instructions and the photos on the box contradict themselves with the tire placement. 655492



- UF48-979033
by:

This worked great for my klr 650. I hauled it on the front of my truck across the country and back about 7,000 miles. Only problem is the ramp can fall off as you load bike. I had to use strap to keep it attached. 622090


33
51
Show More Reviews

Ask the Experts about this Ultra-Fab Products Hitch Cargo Carrier

  • Recommendation For Front Mount Hitch And Motorcycle Carrier For 2006 Toyota Tundra
    The Draw-Tite Front Mount Hitch, Item # 65031, that referenced is a confirm fit for your 2006 Toyota Tundra. It has a 500 lbs vertical load limit and a total weight capacity of 5,000 lbs. It has an easy, bolt-on installation with all the hardware included. You can easily attach all kinds of accessories to it including a motorcycle carrier. The Ultra-Fab Dirt Bike Carrier, Item # UF48-979033, will not work well for you because it works with 5 inch, not 7 inch, tires. I recommend...
    view full answer...
  • Hitch Scooter Carrier for 2018 Honda PCX 150 Scooter for Use on Class B Motorhome
    Any accessory that is to be mounted on the back of an RV - either a motorhome like your Class B or on a trailer or camper - has to be made and rated specifically for that type of use. The reason is that the greater distance between the axle and hitch on such vehicles means more leverage (and more stress) will be applied to that accessory item. On passenger cars the axle-to-hitch distance is much shorter, just a few feet, and this of course puts less stress on the items. You also want...
    view full answer...
  • Dirt Bike Carrier and Ramp Recommendation for 2014 Subaru Crosstrek
    There are a couple of ways to carry your 295 lb dirt bike with your 2014 Subaru Crosstrek. A hitch carrier like the Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier, part # UF48-979033 will physically fit in a trailer hitch for your vehicle. However, I took a look at the owner's manual for your Crosstrek and found that the tongue weight capacity of your vehicle is 200 lbs, so I cannot recommend going this route as this would exceed your vehicle's limitations. The tongue weight is the weight that is pushing...
    view full answer...
  • Can Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier be Used to Carry a Tandem Bike on the Front of a Ford F-450
    The real question is if the wheelbase of the bike, which you stated is 69 inches, will work with the Ultra-Fab motorcycle carrier # UF48-979033. The carrier, at either 77 or 80 inches (measurement in the video is more accurate) it is long enough to properly support your tandem bike. But you would have to use straps to hold it upright and most likely tie down at the second set of handlebars on the bike. If you want to also use the carrier to transport a dirt bike then this is pretty much...
    view full answer...
  • Can Honda Forza be Carried on Ultra Fab Motorcycle Carrier on a Thor ACE 30.1
    The only motorcycle carrier we offer that is approved for use on the rear of a motorhome is the Ultra-Fab # UF48-979033. The carrier itself has a 500 lb capacity, it would easily handle the weight of your 428 lb 2014 Honda Forza. Only thing you'll need to verify is that the hitch of your Thor ACE has the capacity for the carrier and Forza. The carrier weighs 51 lb.
    view full answer...
  • Will the Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier Carry a Honda Reflex Scooter
    From the research that I have done on your Honda Reflex scooter, you should have no problem fitting your scooter on the Ultra-Fab motorycle carrier, part # UF48-979033. It looks like your scooter has a dry weight of approximately 375 lbs and a wheel base of approximately 60 inches. This motorcycle carrier has a weight capacity of 500 lbs and the track is 80 inches long. You will also want to verify that the trailer hitch on your vehicle can support the weight of this carrier and your...
    view full answer...
  • Recommended Hitch-Mount Motorcycle Carrier for Use on Class A Motorhome
    We do offer one motorcycle carrier that is properly rated for use in the 2-inch hitch on your Class A rig, Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier # UF48-979033. This ramped carrier offers a 500-lb capacity. You will need to confirm the tongue weight (TW) capacity of your hitch to ensure it is rated high enough for the combined weight of your motorcycle and the 48-lb Ultra-Fab carrier. Their combined weight cannot exceed the hitch's capacity. You'll also need tie-down straps to secure the bike...
    view full answer...
  • Scooter Carrier Recommendation for Rear of Fifth Wheel with Hitch
    The Ultra Fab motorcycle carrier part # UF48-979033 is rated for use behind an RV so it would work well to carry a scooter as long as your hitch is rated for the weight of this plus a scooter. This weighs 51 lbs so you'd need to add the weight of this to the weight of the scooter to make sure you have enough capacity.
    view full answer...
  • Can Rear Doors on 2018 Mercedes Sprinter 2500 Open with Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier Installed
    Based on images I have seen of the trailer hitch position on a 2018 Mercedes Sprinter 2500 you will be able to open the rear doors with the Ultra-Fab Dirt Bike Carrier # UF48-979033. As far as how much the carrier gets in the way after you opened the doors is hard to say. Depending on what you need to get in or out of the back it might just be easier to pull the rack out. According to my calculations the highest part of the carrier is approximately 5 inches up from the top of the hitch...
    view full answer...
  • Solution for Carrying a Honda PCX150 at the Back of a Class C RV
    The only option we have for a motorcycle carrier with a Class C motorhome is the Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier part # UF48-979033 that you referenced. We spoke to Ultra-Fab a few times and they assured us that the carrier can be used at the back of an RV. I attached a picture of this carrier being used with a similar PCX as the one you are looking at. I believe it's a PCX 300 in the picture.
    view full answer...
  • How to Transport Small Motorcycle on Carrier Installed on Rear Hitch of Tiffin Allegro Motor Home
    Any type of carrier - bike, cargo or motorcycle - that will be used on the back of a motorhome or trailer MUST be made specifically for that application. These accessories when used on a trailer or MH will be subjected to strong vertical and lateral forces that would easily destroy a standard carrier intended for use on a passenger vehicle. We do offer such bike carriers, such as the Reese hitch-mount RV bike rack # 63124. The hitch-mounted motorcycle carriers from Rage PowerSports will...
    view full answer...
  • Scooter Carrier and Hitch Recommendation for RV with 4 inch Square Bumper
    If you would like a motorcycle carrier that will work on a motorhome, I recommend looking at the Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier, # UF48-979033. We were informed by Ultra-Fab that it is okay to use this carrier on a motorhome or trailer. For a hitch to mount to your 4 inch bumper (assuming it is rated for the weight of your scooter and carrier), you would want the part # E-100. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a non-supported...
    view full answer...
  • Is 325 Pounds Tongue Weight Too Much for a 350 Pound Capacity Trailer Hitch
    You have to take the weight of the bike and the weight of the carrier together and then determine if it is under the tongue weight capacity of the hitch. If the carrier, # UF48-979033, weighs 50 pounds and the bike 275, that adds up to 325 pounds. That 25 pound buffer is enough to use the 350 pound capacity hitch. However there is more movement at the back of of at RV or trailer, like being at the back of a school bus, so you will need to take every precaution to limit the movement of...
    view full answer...
  • How to Carry a Scooter and Two Bikes on the Back of a Motorhome
    I do have an option for you but we do not offer a way for you to carry both a scooter and two bikes on your trailer hitch receiver as they don't make any sort of carrier to my knowledge that will allow for this. Instead, I recommend placing the scooter on your trailer hitch receiver with a motorcycle carrier like the Ultra-Fab Carrier for 2" Hitches part # UF48-979033 and then the two bikes on a ladder mounted bike rack like the Swagman RV and Motorhome 2 Bike Carrier part # S80630. If...
    view full answer...
  • RV Approved Motorcycle Carrier for Rear of 2018 Winnebago 27RLTS
    The Ultra Fab motorcycle carrier part # UF48-979033 that you referenced is the only carrier we offer that is approved for use at the rear of an RV like yours where the ride quality is a bit rougher. This weighs a total of 53 lb so in combination with the weight of your Grom you'd be at a total of 282 lbs which is under the capacity of your hitch so you'd be good.
    view full answer...
  • Recommended Hitch-Mounted Motorcycle Carrier For New Honda Ruckus
    The hitch mounted carrier I recommend for your Honda Ruckus is the Ultra-Fab, part # UF48-979033. In my research I found the Ruckus weighs about 195 lbs and has a wheelbase right at 50 inches. The rear wheel measures just over 5 inches on the Ruckus. The # UF48-979033 will hold a motorcycle that weighs up to 500 lbs. The track on this carrier is 5 inches wide and 80 inches long. It also features a ramp. For added security I recommend a hitch receiver lock like part # e98882. This...
    view full answer...
  • Wall Thickness of Ultra-Fab Dirt Bike Carrier # UF48-979033
    The wall thickness of the Ultra-Fab Dirt Bike Carrier # UF48-979033 is .115” of the tube that is inserted into the receiver and there is 2 additional strips of steel that is welded inside this tube (.0135” thick) on each side which give us .250” total thickness. The grade standard mild steel.
    view full answer...
  • Front Hitch and Carrier Recommendation for 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 for Scooter Carrier
    For your 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 we have front hitches like the Draw Tite # 65046 which have a vertical carrying capacity of 500 lbs. The Ultra Fab carrier part # UF48-979033 that you referenced would be a great choice for a carrier. It weighs 51 lbs and has a capacity of 500 lbs. So with the hitch I mentioned you'd have right at 450 lbs of capacity left over for the weight weight of your scooter which shouldn't be a problem.
    view full answer...
  • Can a Suzuki Burgman 400 be Carried on Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier on the Back of an RV
    The Suzuki Burgman is built more like a motorcycle than a scooter so using a motorcycle carrier can work. However, you need a carrier that has the capacity for the scooter (which Ultra-Fab carrier # UF48-979033 does have for the scooter dry weight) and the hitch and vehicle need to be rated high enough for the combined weight of the scooter and carrier. The dry weight of the 400 Burgman appears to be 489 pounds. With fluids it is likely over 500 pounds. If that is the case then you...
    view full answer...
  • RV Approved Motorcycle Carrier
    The Ultra-Fab Dirt Bike Carrier for 2" Hitches part # UF48-979033 is the only RV approved motorcycle carrier we offer. I also recommend using the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock part # e98880 to secure your investment.
    view full answer...
  • Carrier Recommendation for Transporting Razor Metro EcoSmart Scooter
    For transporting a scooter you would want a scooter/dirt bike carrier like part # UF48-979033 which is designed for the weight of a scooter. You would need tie downs like part # EM31352 as well for securing the scooter to the carrier.
    view full answer...
  • How Does Hitch Tongue Weight Rating Affect Use of a Motorcycle Carrier on a Toyota Sienna
    The hitches we offer for the Toyota Sienna have a maximum rated tongue weight capacity of 350 lbs. This is true for all model years from 2010 through 2013 (I checked several since I do not know your specific year). I have provided a link to our page for all Class III 2-inch hitches for the 2013 Sienna to illustrate some examples. I have also linked an article on hitch classes and capacities. The 350-lb tongue weight rating means that any accessory item you attach to the hitch cannot...
    view full answer...
  • Can I Use a Motorcycle Carrier for a Honda XR650L on My 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    As long as the tongue weight capacity of your hitch can handle the weight of the bike plus the 45 lb weight of the carrier, and the width of your tires do not exceed the 5 inch track width of the carrier, the ULtra-Fab # UF48-979033 should work great for you. All of the Class III aftermarket hitches we offer for your Grand Cherokee have a 500 lb tongue weight (TW) capacity. You should confirm the TW of your hitch by checking the sticker placed on it, and make sure the weight of the carrier...
    view full answer...
  • Motorcycle Carrier Recommendation for Honda Helix at Rear of RV
    I looked up the weight of the Honda Helix or CN250 and it looks like it comes in right at 350 lbs. Not every motorcycle carrier available is rated for the rougher ride quality that is present at the rear of an RV, but the Ultra Fab carrier part # UF48-979033 is rated for RV use and would be a great option. This carrier has a 500 lb capacity which would be more than enough for your 350 lb motorcycle. For tie-downs you may also be interested in the part # 3113DAT.
    view full answer...
  • Scooter/Cycle Carrier for Class A Motorhome and SUV
    The only motorcycle carrier we offer that is approved for use on the rear of a motorhome is the Ultra-Fab # UF48-979033. The carrier itself has a 500 lb capacity, so it will easily handle the weight of your scooter, but you will be limited by the capacity of the receiver its used in. You will need to ensure that the receiver on your motorhome and SUV can handle the weight of the scooter plus the approximate 50 lb weight of the carrier.
    view full answer...
  • Hitch Carrier for Yamaha Zuma 125 Scooter Compatible with Class C Motorhome
    Any accessory carrier made for use on a motorhome or trailer does need to be constructed for that specific application. The reason is that the distance from a motorhome's rear axle to the hitch is typically much greater than that on a passenger car or SUV. That longer distance translates to more motion and stress applied to the hitch and to whatever device is installed in it, such as a scooter or dirt bike carrier. The issue with scooters as compared to a typical dirt bike is that the...
    view full answer...
  • Motorhome and RV Compatible Motorcycle Carrier
    Most hitch mounted motorcycle carriers should not be used on a trailer or motorhome. If you would like a motorcycle carrier that will work on a motorhome, I recommend looking at the Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier, # UF48-979033. We were informed by Ultra-Fab that it is okay to use this carrier on a motorhome or trailer. The reason some hitch accessory manufacturers do not recommend using products on trailers or motorhomes is because the trailer hitch on a trailer or motorhome is further...
    view full answer...
  • Using Anti-Tilt Device with Ultra-Fab # UF48-979033 Motorcycle Carrier for Use on Motor Home
    Although the Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier you referenced is approved for use in the receiver of a motor home, using an anti-tilt device like part # MT70283 would be recommended. The Ultra-Fab carrier features additional bracing that will allow it to withstand the extra bouncing experienced at the rear of a motor home. The device will force the shank of the carrier tight against the receiver tube, preventing any rattle or movement. You can see the device and its current pricing by clicking...
    view full answer...
  • Vespa Moped RV Hitch Carrier Recommendation
    Not every motorcycle carrier available is rated for the rougher ride quality that is present at the rear of an RV, but the Ultra Fab carrier part # UF48-979033 is rated for RV use and would be a great option. This carrier has a 500 lb capacity which would be more than enough for your 350 lb vespa. The ramp length is 39 inches. For tie-downs you may also be interested in the part # 3113DAT.
    view full answer...
  • Motorcycle Carrier Recommendation for RV to Carry Honda Rebel 250
    Not every motorcycle carrier available is rated for the rougher ride quality that is present at the rear of an RV, but the Ultra Fab carrier part # UF48-979033 is rated for RV use and would be a great option. This carrier has a 500 lb capacity which would be more than enough for your Honda Rebel 250. This carrier weighs 51 lbs which is about as light as you'll find. For tie-downs you may also be interested in the part # 3113DAT.
    view full answer...

Do you have a question about this Hitch Cargo Carrier?




  • Why etrailer.com?

    At etrailer.com we guarantee:
  • Highest quality hitch cargo carrier for the best price.

    Our Lowest Price Pledge ensures you will never overpay for the parts you need.
  • Real product know-how.

    We make sure that the products we sell are what we say they are, and that they work the way they are supposed to work. Get real advice from a real person who has the knowledge and expertise needed to solve your problem.
  • Most detailed, accurate hitch cargo carrier information available.

    Because we take providing accurate product information seriously, we take our own detailed product photos, demo videos and installation videos, as well as verify measurements, instructions, and vehicle fit information.
  • Installations, made easy.

    We love helping people and have the most highly-trained customer service, hands-on experience, step by step videos and installation instructions.
  • Fast shipping.

    Your order is automatically routed to get out of our warehouse and to your door as quickly as possible. Receive free shipping on orders over $99.
  • Personalized service for life.

    We provide one-on-one, personalized service from the ordering process through the life of your product.
  • Trusted since 1946.

    We've been serving customers since our parts store first opened in 1946 and continue to be recognized by our customers, our vendors and third parties for exceptional service.
  • Returns Policy

    Need to return an item? No problem. Please read our Returns Policy for more information.

Info for this part was:

Expert Research:
Mike L
Expert Research:
Michael H
Expert Research:
Jeff D
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Expert Research:
Adam R
Expert Research:
Jeffrey L
Written by:
Lindsey S
Video by:
Joshua S
Video Edited:
Jacob T
Video Edited:
Dustin K
Installed by:
Hayden R
Installed by:
Jared G
Installed by:
David F
Updated by:
Sarah W
Updated by:
Hannah L
Updated by:
Halie H
Updated by:
Matthew E

At etrailer.com we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.


Product Experts Available Now!
Call 800-298-8924