My wife has had a Whizwheel for a couple of years now. Yesterday, I finally joined the Terratrike family by buying a left over 2011 Tour!
Do any of your carry 2 Terratrikes on your cars? How do you carry them?
The Prius does not support anything heavier than a Class 1 trailer hitch, so the Draftmaster type carriers won't work. These manufacturers appear to be pretty admant that you can not exceed 50% of the trailer hitch's tongue weight. The Draftmaster or ATOC racks weigh about 60 pounds and each of our trikes tip the scales at 37 pounds each. Between the hitch and the two trikes, I am well over the over 50% limit of my 200 pound tongue weight hitch.
I have a Yakima rack system for my Prius which we used for our two wheel bikes but the hardware does not work for the trikes. Hoping that Yakima had a trike solution, I went on their website looking and found nothing. What I did see was a wheel cup which clamps a wheel to the crossbar that is part of a model Boa rack mount. With the Boa, you take off the front wheel and clamp the bike in in it. For the back wheel, you use a wheel cup. Fortunately, I have square crossbars so this cup will not be able to rotate. What I was thinking was buying 6 of these as spare parts and using them to secure the trike's wheels to the crossbars. Has anybody tried anything like that? If so, how did it work?
Thanks! I can't wait for the ice and snow to clear out so I can ride the Tour!