Cover for Trike While Traveling

When I moved last spring, I ran through torrential rainfall and was fearful water got into the frame of my Rover. Fortunately, I haven't seen any damage. It sits on an Alpaca carrier with the crank to the top.

Is there any kind of bike cover you could use when the trike is on this rack. If I go to Michigan for Riderfest, I would definitely want one then. I'll probably see many storms in late July/early August.

Comments

  • I would be concerned a cover wouldn't fit tight enough and the air turbulence would destroy the cover.
  • That is definitely a problem since the top of the trike is higher than my car. I guess a large trash bag taped over the crank and entry to the main frame could. It is cheap and can be easily replaced.
  • A grill cover, large one. What would u do with Trike overnight if u came to Michigan??
  • I have to either leave it on carrier on the back of the SUV, move the seats up far and put it in the back of the SUV (have to take the carrier off first), or demand a 1st floor handicap room and put it in there. None are great options. I have a large U bolt lock and a cable. The problem is the Alpaca has two pieces and they could easily break the lock securing the two pieces and carry the trike away.

    I cannot travel with the trike in my car because the 24" wheels make the wheel base too long. But, putting it in the car overnight may be the best option.
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    Jeff "Chonk" Yonker
    Marketing Dude @TerraTrike

    You miss 100% of the shots you don't take - Wayne Gretsky
  • Our back door to the deck is 36” wide. Rover just rolls thru that. Doors at hotels/motels should be that wide.
  • Chonk, I have modified handlebars and 24" wheels. They reach 33" off the ground. Will that cover still fit? And, will it work while the trike is on the Alpaca carrier? The price looks good.
  • Yes. It's pretty generous in sizing and has a draw string around the bottom. I'd still use a bungie or rope to secure it even more if you are going to use it while hauling it.
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    Jeff "Chonk" Yonker
    Marketing Dude @TerraTrike

    You miss 100% of the shots you don't take - Wayne Gretsky
  • Well, I should be calling soon for an order. I think I need the hardware that goes under the seat clamp of the Rover seat. I've got a wobble that's not related to the frame bolts coming lose. I have to pull the trike inside and take a look first.

    Anyway, I'll add a cover to my order.
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