Hii i am looking for a carrier for my ram truck I have Ram 1500 diesel engine heavy-duty truck which i use for Car towing services in NY, i am looking for a carrier for which can handle 3 cycles. any recommendation plz.
I use and think these are the bests on the market. I have the 2 bike carrier with the +2 add on to carry 4 bikes.
+1 on the 1up recommendation. I’ve had one on the back of my honda fit for a few years. thousands of miles with bikes on it and no drama
An Ecodiesel? If you still have the bed and exhaust intact I’d go for something like this to avoid Ram’s continuous stupid decision to put dual exhaust on a diesel truck. A lot of heat and gases blowing right onto the bikes, certainly during a regen cycle if you haven’t removed that stuff.
I’m not sure of the 1500, but I have a Ram 2500 diesel, which has a 2.5" hitch receiver with a 2.25" adapter sleeve. Because of this I had to be careful to find a rack that had a through bolt through the receiver hole, otherwise the 2.25" sleeve and rack would want to slide right out. 1up uses a locking ball setup, so that wouldn’t work for me. I ended up with a Thule T2 Classic + the 2 bike add-on. The 2500 has a single exhaust exiting to the side, but if your Ecodiesel has the dual exhaust, I’d avoid a hitch rack as @Trippy says.
I was going to mention a Kuat NV 2.0, it uses a pin for security and has a ball for anti-rattle. Once installed, it’s a breeze to use and fits all different size bikes. However it is a beast to install and store when in 4 bike mode, and it bottoms out on the slightest grade when mounted on my Honda Odyssey. I wish it had a stepped design like the 1UP.