I bought a 3 speed Rover about a week ago. Then realized I really wanted the 8 speed instead. To get the 3 speed home we disassembled it and put it in the trunk. When I went to reassemble the trike I found the chain had kinked. It took me 30 minutes to figure out how to get the chain straight and it used up a LOT of my patience. I called my dealer and asked him about exchanging my 3 speed for the 8 speed. He said, 'bring it down and we'll talk.' I didn't want to disassemble and reassemble again. I was in Harbor Freight and noticed that they had a hitch mount bicycle carrier on sale for $39.99. Here's a link:
I brought it home and assembled it and stood the trike on the rear wheel near it. I found it was about a foot or foot and a half too short. I put my Townie bicycle on the rack and found the front wheel was too close to the ground. So... I stopped by the local steel yard and bought a piece of 1 1/4 square stock, 4 feet long. Then I used the existing square stock in the bicycle carrier as a guide. I drilled the holes and then cut the 60 degree angle at one end (it pivots out away from the car, see pictures in link above). I then bolted it together using my new square stock. Now the bicycle 'yoke' is 1 1/2 feet taller than before. The Rover sits very nice and straight in the yoke. I use a strip of double sided Velcro to secure the rear tire to the square stock. It holds the trike very tight. I notice some wiggling, but it's very secure.
Bike Carrier $39.00
4' of sq. stock $6.00
Total cost $45.00
The dealer (Sun Cyclery, Phoenix, AZ) let me return my 3 speed and just pay the difference for the 8 speed. I would highly recommend them to anyone in the area. They are very knowledgeable and just plain good folks. The old 3 speed made the trip to the dealer and then the 8 speed made the trip home on my new 'trike carrier.' No assembly/reassembly required. :-) Plus, I now have the ability to take the trike on trips and ride it in some other fun places.
This is an easy project. It does involve some drilling of holes and cutting of steel, but I think a lot of people can accomplish the modification.