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etrailer Motorcycle Carrier w/ Ramp for 2" Hitch - 76" Long - Steel - 500 lbs

etrailer Motorcycle Carrier w/ Ramp for 2" Hitch - 76" Long - Steel - 500 lbs

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Ditch the trailer and transport your dirt bike or scooter on the back of your vehicle. Detachable ramp makes loading and unloading your bike easy, and a stop collar lets you quickly install the carrier without having to align hitch pin holes. Call 800-298-8924 to order etrailer hitch cargo carrier part number e98873 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for etrailer Motorcycle Carrier w/ Ramp for 2" Hitch - 76" Long - Steel - 500 lbs. Hitch Cargo Carrier reviews from real customers.
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etrailer Hitch Cargo Carrier - e98873

  • Motorcycle Carrier
  • Fixed Carrier
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • etrailer
  • Steel

Ditch the trailer and transport your dirt bike or scooter on the back of your vehicle. Detachable ramp makes loading and unloading your bike easy, and a stop collar lets you quickly install the carrier without having to align hitch pin holes.


  • Hitch-mounted carrier lets you transport 1 motorcycle on the back of your vehicle
    • Accommodates a dirt bike, scooter, e-bike, or moped
    • Connects to hitch quicker and easier than conventional trailer
  • Included ramp can be positioned on either side of carrier for simple loading and unloading
    • Bracket on end of carrier holds ramp in place while loading
    • Ramp secures to carrier during travel
  • Integrated anchor points let you secure your bike to the carrier
    • Tie-down straps sold separately
  • Stop collar automatically aligns shank and hitch pin holes
    • Eliminates need to get on your hands and knees to align hitch pin holes
  • Adjustable wheel holders accommodate multiple wheelbases
  • Threaded, anti-rattle hitch pin reduces movement and noise of carrier in hitch receiver
    • Can be locked with etrailer anti-rattle lock e99047 (sold separately)
  • 3 Hitch pin holes accommodate vehicles with varying clearance requirements
  • Durable steel construction with black powder coat finish


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 500 lbs
  • Carrier length: 76"
  • Track dimensions: 76-1/4" long x 4-7/8" wide
  • Ramp dimensions: 39-3/8" long x 4-7/8" wide
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest edge of carrier:
    • First hitch pin hole: 7-5/16"
    • Second hitch pin hole: 5-5/16"
    • Third hitch pin hole: 3-5/16"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to furthest edge of the carrier:
    • First hitch pin hole: 31-1/16"
    • Second hitch pin hole: 29-1/16"
    • Third hitch pin hole: 27-1/16"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to center of carrier rail:
    • First hitch pin hole: 19-9/16"
    • Second hitch pin hole: 17-9/16"
    • Third hitch pin hole: 15-9/16"
  • Carrier weight: 58 lbs

Motorcycle Carrier on SUV

This convenient hitch-mounted carrier lets you transport your dirt bike, scooter, e-bike, or moped on the back of your vehicle. The carrier is easier to connect to your vehicle than a conventional trailer, gives you more freedom to maneuver over bumpy and hilly terrain, and doesn't have to be registered like a trailer. It includes a sturdy, lightweight ramp that attaches to the steel frame, making it quick and easy to load and unload your motorcycle. It also includes a stop collar that automatically aligns the pin holes on the carrier and your hitch for a quick installation every time you use it.

Adjustable Wheel Holders

Motorcycle Alignment Collar

The platform has wheel holders that help steady your bike and prevent it from rolling. It has multiple pins on each side that accommodate different wheel bases. Simply remove one of the pins on each side to create an open space for each wheel to rest. The pins have a locknut, so you will need to use (2) 3/4" wrenches (sold separately) to remove them.

Multiple Tie-Down Points

Motorcycle Carrier Tie Down Points

There are 6 tie-down points on the carrier - 2 eyebolts in the front, 2 integrated eyelets along the shank, and 2 eyebolts at the rear. These tie-down points let you secure your bike to the carrier with ratchet straps (sold separately). The eyebolts simply bolt to the carrier for easy installation.

40" Loading Ramp

Motorcycle Carrier Ramp

The carrier includes a ramp that is nearly 40" long and 5" wide. The ramp makes it easy to roll your motorcycle on and off the carrier. The carrier has attachment points for the ramp on the driver's and passenger's side, so you can load your bike from either direction. Small plates on both sides of the ramp secure it to the carrier so it won't accidentally disconnect while you are loading or unloading your bike.

Motorcycle Ramp Pins

To install the ramp unscrew the 2 pins that secure the ramp to the carrier. Remove the ramp from the carrier and slide the lip of the ramp over the attachment point on either side of the carrier. When you are done place the ramp back on the carrier and screw the pins back in.

Automatic Hitch Pin Hole Alignment

Motorcycle Alignment Collar

The stop collar automatically aligns the pin holes on the shank and your hitch every time you install the carrier. It prevents you from having to get on your hands and knees to check for pinhole alignment. It's quick and easy to install, just slide the collar onto the shank, insert the carrier into your hitch, align the pin holes, slide the collar up against your hitch, and tighten down the bolt with included hand knobs. Once it's set up you never have to adjust it again.

Multiple Hitch Pin Holes for Perfect Fit

Hitch Pin Holes

The carrier's shank has 3 hitch pin holes to accommodate vehicles with varying clearance requirements. The carrier also includes a threaded, anti-rattle hitch bolt to secure the carrier to your vehicle. This bolt reduces vibration and noise in the hitch for a smooth, quiet ride.

Durable Steel Construction

Motorcycle Alignment Collar

The carrier is made of durable steel that will hold up to 500 pounds. It's sturdier than many aluminum carriers that can only hold up to 400 pounds, so it will accommodate heavier dirt bikes. It has a black powder coat finish that looks great and is corrosion resistant.

e98873 etrailer Motorcycle Hitch Carrier w/ Ramp - 2" Trailer Hitch - 76" Long - Steel Construction - 500 lbs

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Customer Reviews

etrailer Motorcycle Carrier w/ Ramp for 2" Hitch - 76" Long - Steel - 500 lbs - e98873

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)

Ditch the trailer and transport your dirt bike or scooter on the back of your vehicle. Detachable ramp makes loading and unloading your bike easy, and a stop collar lets you quickly install the carrier without having to align hitch pin holes.

- e98873
by: 10/16/2020

Arrived quickly, easy to assemble. 899848

- e98873

This is a great ramp, very sturdy and easy to assemble. I use it to carry a 150cc scooter and so far so good on the first trip. The ramp is short if you have a hitch more then 15 inches off the ground but for me it works fine. The folks at etrailer did a get job on getting it me quickly and they did a fast reshipment due to a damaged shipping container. I would definitely buy again from etrailer 894686

- e98873

This is a great rack and very solid with a couple of shortcomings I suspect are common to the breed. What I like: rack is solid and provides for stability when attaching, loading, hauling, and unloading. The three position hitch and solid screw-in hitch were selling points to me, allowing me to adjust how close to the vehicle it rides. I mount this on a Jeep Rubicon and the middle position works well with the stock spare tire. If you have too large of a spare it might interfere. The included tow hooks, reflectors, and ramp make it ready to use after a few minutes of assembly. (Hint, use a couple of clamps to compress the springs to attach the bolts). What could be better: the ramp is very short and makes it tough to load with just one person. I went a got a longer ramp from Harbor Freight and it is much easier. The flex, which is a feature, can mean that the bike is suddenly headed downhill and rolls off the rack while loading. I cut a 2x6 and 2x4 to make a stop (trimming the edges to fit in between the rails) and now have a reversible chock. Be careful when assembling you don’t tighten the long rack bolts too tight, which can pull the rails out of true. TL;DR - a great rack for the money that a few improvements can make even better. 877396

- e98873

Would have given it 5 stars but the ramp needs to be twice the length that it is. The carrier itself is very strong and it has plenty of tie down locations. Great product overall. Hauling a 250 with it 786683

- e98873

This carrier is solidly built and easy to assemble.The 4 tie down eyes are a nice improvement over cheaper carriers that dont have them as are the reflectors.I would prefer a longer ramp to ease loading the bike but thats my only gripe. 782947

- e98873

i bought this to take my scooter while RVing this summer. I was floored when i found out it was 70 pounds! but with a bit of effort i got it to my condo. Then was overwhelmed when i saw all the pieces. BUT the instructions were great and easy to follow and it had all the tools i needed. it only took me 1 1/2 hours to put together all by myself and i was expecting to have to all someone! the product itself is very durable, it will be very useful to me. 764658

- e98873

I haven't used it yet but the equipment is built well the pieces arrived in tact in the box due to bubble wrap. It was exactly what I have been looking for to make it much quicker to haul my sons 80 cc motorcross bike. To put the icing on the cake... I paid for normal shipping and I recieved it the very next day via UPS. Thanks etrailer. 750079

- e98873

Excellent carrier for a 90-lb e-bike. Easy to use and easily assembled. Strongly recommended. Superb customer service into the bargain. Much appreciated.. 749940


Ask the Experts about this etrailer Hitch Cargo Carrier

  • Transporting 2016 Ninja 300 on 2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo with etrailer.com Motorcycle Carrier
    The etrailer.com Motorcycle Carrier w/ Ramp # e98873 that you referenced is a great solution for transporting your 2016 Ninja 300 behind the 2006 Porsche Cayenne. If the total length of your bike is just a few inches over the track's 76-1/4" length it won't be an issue, as the extra length would just be part of the tire beyond the platform like you mentioned. If you take a look at the attached image you will see how the bike is technically a bit longer then the carrier from end to end,...
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  • Which Hitch Mounted Motorcycle Carrier is Ideal for Carrying a Scooter
    Since scooters sometimes have a pretty low ground clearance the best motorcycle carrier solution would be the Detail K2 Motorcycle Carrier # K2TMC201 which has a totally flat tray without any raised sections. Also what makes this more ideal for a scooter is that the tray tilts down instead of requiring a ramp which also helps with ground clearance since the transition from the ramp to the tray would be a possible ground clearance issue with a scooter. I attached a review video for this...
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  • Motorcycle Carrier Recommendation for Carrying 400 lb Husqvarna 701e
    The etrailer motorcycle carrier part # e98873 would be a really great option for a motorcycle carrier as it has a 500 lb capacity, comes with a ramp, is very stable and is available. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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    Adding a light kit to the etrailer # e98873 motorcycle carrier is a great idea to provide better visibility for the carrier. I'd recommend using # 20174 for incandescent bulbs or # 98174LED for LED lamps. You'll also need a set of # e98943 mounting brackets. The LED's are more expensive, but they'll be much brighter and draw just a fraction of the electricity that the incandescent bulbs do.
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  • Best Way To Haul A Dirtbike Without A Truck Or Trailer
    You will need to get a 2" hitch receiver # 76200 that will work with whatever vehicle you have. Then you can go ahead and grab our motorcycle carrier # e98873. I've been using this since we first designed it and I LOVE IT! I was going to buy a truck or trailer to haul my bike but that's a lot of money!! Money I didn't have. So, I have our carrier and it works very very well even with my KX450! I've included the video I made of me using the carrier on my Tahoe so take a look at that...
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  • Motorcycle carrier on a 2019 Subaru Legacy 3.6 sedan
    When using the combination of the etrailer Motorcycle Carrier w/ Ramp for 2" Hitch part # e98873 and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 13390 the carrier center would be 18 5/16", 16 5/16" or 14 5/16" from the rear bumper of your Legacy depending on which pin hole you choose on the carrier.. You will have to check your owners manual for the information as far as you Legacy's maximum tongue weight rating to ensure you don't exceed that. If your bike is 410 and the carrier is 64 lbs....
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  • Recommended Motorcycle Carrier to Use on 2 Inch Hitch on 2013 Toyota 4Runner
    I have a solution for you, but there is no way to increase the tongue weight capacity of your vehicle and unfortunately a front mounted hitch would actually have a lower capacity than a rear mounted hitch, so it's not a great option. I'll also add that this would not be the proper application for a weight distribution hitch like the # PS49583 you were looking at, since those are designed to redistribute the weight on a trailer off of the rear axle of a vehicle. From what I was able to...
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  • Is Threaded Hitch Pin Lock Reliable for etrailer Motorcycle Carrier
    I can understand your skepticism based on your previous experience with a threaded hitch pin, but I can tell you that I have not heard of any general reliability options with the use of threaded hitch pins in general or specifically with the use of the etrailer Motorcycle Carrier with Ramp for 2" Hitches # e98873. The same holds true of the lock for this carrier, the Threaded Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin Lock for etrailer Cargo Carriers for 2" Hitches # e99047. I am completely confident...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Recommendation for 2020 Ford Edge to Use Motorcycle Carrier
    Along with the etrailer Motorcycle Carrier # e98873, you will need a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver for your 2020 Ford Edge, and the best one for this is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75234. That is the best hitch because it has the highest tongue weight of any option for your '20 Edge at 675 lbs, so it is perfect for the motorcycle carrier. You will want to verify your Edge's tongue weight capacity in your owner's manual. Additionally, I recommend the Threaded Anti-Rattle...
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  • Can I Carry Motorcycle With a Hitch Carrier on My Nissan Pathfinder
    I looked up the owner's manual for your 2020 Nissan Pathfinder and it gives all of the specifications and how to check for proper loading, and weight capacities, you can find it on page 10-17 - 10-22. The maximum tongue weight for your Pathfinder is 600 lbs, which is 10% of the max towing capacity 6000 lbs. So unfortunately since the total weight is over 600 lbs, I cannot recommend it, if you can shave 21 lbs off the carrier or the bike it would be within the manufacturers limit. I think...
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  • Solution to Allow 2015 Toyota Tundra to Tow Trailer and Carry Motorcycle Carrier
    I think I might have a solution you'd like but there isn't a dual hitch adapter that's going to have the capacity needed for the weight of your bike and carrier plus the tongue weight of your trailer. What you could do is install a front hitch on your 2015 Toyota Tundra with the Draw Tite part # 65080 and then use a motorcycle carrier like part # E98873 and you'd be able to still tow your trailer. Since that would be quite a bit of weight on the front suspension I'd also recommend the...
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  • Front Mounted Hitch Receiver for 2018 Ram 2500 and Motorcycle Carrier
    The Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # 65063 is the correct fit for your 2018 Ram 2500. It fits 2WD and 4WD trucks as long as they have factory tow hooks. The front mounted hitch is rated for carrying up to 500 lbs total weight. For a motorcycle carrier, we currently have 4 options that can be used on a front or rear hitch receiver: -MaxxTow MaxxHaul Aluminum Motorcycle Carrier for 2" Hitches - 400 lbs # MT70101 -Ultra-Fab Dirt Bike Carrier for 2"...
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    There is no attachment available for a Curt cargo carrier in order to carry a motorcycle. You may be able to use something like the ShockStrap Ratchet Motorcycle Tie-Downs # 297-7RSBB-M. A much better option to carry a motorcycle is a different carrier, independent from the cargo carrier. I recommend the etrailer Motorcycle Carrier # e98873 (500 lb capacity) or MaxxTow MaxxHaul Aluminum Motorcycle Carrier # MT70101 (400 lb capacity). I have added links to video reviews for you to...
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  • Can Draw Tite Hitch for 2007 Honda CR-V Carry Motorcycle Carrier
    The Draw Tite hitch part # 75547 has plenty of tongue weight capacity for carrying a motorcycle carrier. It has a 675 lb tongue weight capacity. If you are in need of a carrier we have the etrailer carrier part # e98873 which has a 500 lb weight capacity, has plenty of tie down anchor points, and comes with a ramp for easy loading. I attached a review video for more info as well. For a lock then you might want the # e99047 as well. Then for a cushioned tie down set the part # SS6-SL14...
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    The Malone 2" Dual Purpose Hitch Receiver # MPG544 will give you 7-1/2 inches from hitch pin to hitch pin. Using an adapter will reduce the tongue weight of your hitch by 50% however, so you will need a hitch that is rated to handle that loss. I recommend the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # e98843 which is rated for up to 750 lbs tongue weight. Then I recommend using the etrailer Motorcycle Carrier w/ Ramp for 2" Hitch - 77-3/4"...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for Forest River Geo Pro
    The best option I have to install a trailer hitch on the back of a Forest River Geo Pro to be used for carrying a motorcycle is the Curt Adjustable Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13701. The Curt hitch features a four bolt installation so it will be easy to install but you do need to make sure your frame width does not exceed 51". It can be used for pretty much anything you wish but will be best for a motorcycle because of its 500 lb tongue weight capacity which is pretty much the limit...
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    I looked up the weight of your Juiced Hyper Scorpion and it weighs 90 lbs without a battery. Our bike racks aren't going to have the needed capacity so you'd need to look into a motorcycle rack like the # e98873 so that you have a rack that would have the capacity needed. This would easily work with the wheelbase of your Scorpion as well.
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  • MaxxTow MaxxHaul Aluminum Motorcycle Carrier Weight And Recommendations
    The MaxxTow MaxxHaul Aluminum Motorcycle Carrier for 2" Hitches - 400 lbs # MT70101 will weigh just under 50 lbs. It's about 8 lbs lighter than our motorcycle carrier # e98873 and is a bit longer too. There is a little bit of a weight difference between the two but for me, I like to use steel when hauling heavier items like any motorized vehicle but that's just me. One problem I see with the MaxxTow Carrier is that the shank is rather short. I'm not sure exactly what you are planning...
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    We definitely have parts you can use so that you can tow a trailer with your 2010 Ford Transit Connect XLT, however since the owner's manual states that Ford does not advise towing with your vehicle I don't really have a way to verify a safe towing capacity so you'll need to reach out to your local Ford dealer or just understand that you'll be flying blind when it comes to safe towing weight ratings. If you decide that you still want to tow with your Transit Connect then I recommend...
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  • Will The Curt Front Hitch Work With Motorcycle On 2012 Toyota Tundra
    The Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 31198 which is a bolt-on fit for a 2012 Toyota Tundra will work well for a motorcycle and carrier. The trailer hitch has a 500 lb vertical load rating so as long as the weight of the motorcycle and carrier does not exceed this you will be good to go. The etrailer Motorcycle Carrier w/ Ramp for 2" Hitch part # e98873 which only weighs 58 lbs is what I recommend you use if you don't already have an option in mind. In regards to legality,...
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  • Can Dirt Bike Carrier be Mounted to Front Hitch on Toyota FJ Cruiser
    Yes, you can absolutely mount a dirt bike carrier such as the Ultra-Fab # UF48-979033 or etrailer # e98873 to the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 31367. I can verify as well that this hitch is a fit for the 2007 - 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser. In regards to legality you will want to check your local laws.
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  • Can Motorcycle Carrier be Used to Carry E-Bike
    Yes you can use motorcycle carrier like the etrailer.com carrier part # e98873 to carry an e-bike if you wanted to. It has more than enough capacity and as long as you strap it down like you mentioned you'd be fine. For ratchet style motorcycle straps you could then use the part # EM05710.
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  • Recommended Front Mounted Hitch Receiver and Motorcycle Carrier for 2019 Ram 2500
    The 2019 Ram 2500 will allow you to use the Curt Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" # C31089 and then the etrailer Motorcycle Carrier w/ Ramp for 2" Hitch - 77-3/4" Long - Steel - 500 lbs # e98873. This combination will allow you to carry your 400 lb motorcycle. I also recommend using the Motorcycle Tie Downs - Cam Buckle Straps with Shock Absorbers and Loop Straps - Qty 4 # SS6-SL14.
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