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    Hello, Has anyone towed a trike using the cradle type that holds the front tire and fits into a reciever behind a vehicle. If so. How do you get the tire in the cradle and are there any things that have to be done to the drive train or any other problems? Thanks for your time.

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    I have not towed mine, but I have looked into it before.

    A front wheel pull is the least desired method. Because of the stresses put on the front end that it is not meant to have. Then with a trike not being able to lean it also puts a twist on the front end. There are trike specific tow hitches that have a swivel joint that helps the twist problem.

    At absolute best I would call this type of a tow an "emergency tow". Then be very careful not to accel or decell to rapidly to get your trike off the side of the road and back home.

    The best ones I have seen are attached to the frame at two clevis points and a saddle to cradle the front tire. Then had a tongue and ball.

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    Thanks, I kinda figured that, but wanted an opinion from someone that is not mechanically declined. A friend told me that he got a car tow dolly, extended the tongue, added an I beam over the tongue. He said it works well. I think I'm gonna start looking for a car dolly. Thanks for your time

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