2016 Ford Transit Connect LWB XLT–Bike Transport RigII [On the Road Again], 02/06

They were inside. Times have changed…

IMG_1796August 2016, I built a bike rack to accommodate my Trek Project One and my RANS Crank Forward bicycles.

It would have worked well, except the van’s purpose is to facilitate photography. Most significant mod–Photo Booth/Photography on the Go.

Both 2016 and 2017 had very little cycling. The cycling I did was on my Crank Forward [Faye].

Now, it is time to be on the road again! The bike carrier you see is from Rhino-Rack. It fits in a Curt 2″ Trainer Hitch purchased at eTrailer, installed by my friends at Rhudy’s Car Auto & Accessories.

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DIY [#38] ~ Reweighing the Rhino-Rack Pioneer Platform, etc., 01/23

Now, with 2 Folding Antenna Brackets and 2 additional 4-LED Cubes, plus hardware.


From 135.8 lbs to 143.2 lbs. I round that to 145-pounds. That gives me 20-pounds to the Ford Transit Connect Van’s maximum hauling roof weight of 165-pounds.