WHAT IS IT? MXA has considerable experience with the
Switch Hauler. It is the strongest, most durable bumper
carrier we have ever tested. Bumper carriers are for people who don’t own a pickup, van, trailer, Sprinter or semi.
Even if you have a Ferrari, as long as it has a Class III or
better hitch receiver, you can haul your bike to the track
with a Switch Hauler.
WHAT’S IT COST? $449.00 (straight tongue), $479.00
(2- or 3-inch drop tongue).
www.alljackedupinc.com or (760) 500-3397.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand
out with the Switch Hauler bumper carrier.
(1) Design. The Switch Hauler is American-made and
American strong. There is nothing flimsy about the construction. It is obvious that the designer knows how motocross racers drive and wants to ensure that your precious
baby gets to the track in one piece—not dragging behind
your car down Interstate 95.
( 2) Features. It comes with footpeg restraints, strap
eyelets, theft-deterrent tabs, a powdercoated finish, three
different drop heights and a 350-pound carrying capacity.
What we liked most about the Switch Hauler was that
when we lowered it down, a leg extended downward to
the ground to make the Switch Hauler ultra stable. We
had test riders who used the Switch hauler as a bike stand
(because there wasn’t enough room to carry a bike stand
in their Lotus).
( 3) Tongues. Depending on what type of vehicle you
plan to use to carry your bike, the Switch Hauler has a
tongue configuration that will work perfectly. The straight
tongue is the most commonly used. The straight tongue
provides the most ground clearance, is the cheapest to
buy, and works best on SUVs, sedans and cross-over vehi-
cles. The 2-inch drop tongue works best with most pickup
trucks, and the added drop makes it easier to get your bike
down to the ground and allows room for the tailgate to
be lowered without interference. The 3-inch drop tongue
actually has 3-1/4 inches of drop. This unit provides
enough clearance for most big trucks and ensures that
the tailgate will not hit on the carrier when the tailgate is
dropped down so poeple can sit on it (only a few trucks
need the 3-inch drop tongue, and Switch Hauler has a list
of those trucks and can even provide you with a template
to check for clearance before purchase). Be forewarned
that the greater the tongue’s drop, the more likely it is to
scrape when exiting sharply sloped entrances and exits.
( 4) Performance. This is an awesome bike carrier.
Because of the high-quality footpeg restraints, there is
nary a wiggle at freeway speeds. Its up-and-down motion
and the overall stability when the bike is strapped on are
amazing. Its modular design makes it easy to install and it
can be broken down for storage into small spaces (unlike
ramp-style racks). No added ramp is required to get the
bike up or down. This product is great at getting your bike
to the track, whether you own a car, SUV, cross-over or
have a camper shell on your pickup truck.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? Price. But, do you really want
to put your $9000 bike on the cheapest carrier made?
In every endeavor, only one person, thing or
SWITCH HAULER BUMPER CARRIER
product can be the best. In motorcycle
bumper carriers, the Switch Hauler is it.
MXA TEAM TESTED