Originally Posted by doctormdj
So I am thinking about getting a Motorcycle lift to add to our 2011 390BH. Anyone added one? Got any thoughts, advice or pointers? We have a Harley Davidson Road King and are looking to but a 2011 Jeep Rubicon 4D, Auto (About 4000lbs) as our tow vehicle so ideally wanted the best of both of worlds on our Rig. Harley, Car and Bikes for the Kids on the Jeep. We have a 340HP on our Berk so I wondering of adding the full 5000 when all said and done is going to cause us to take the California Grapevine at 10 MPH going up the hills. LOL!!
Love any thought from anyone who added a bike lift to the Rig or who pull a 4D Jeep with the smaller of the 2 Berk engines.
First weigh you rig as currently outfitted. Fuel and propane full, every thing else empty. OR if you plan to boondock the FW, GW and BW should be probably be full as well. I would have the entire family on board too.
Take that weight and subtract it from 27910 (the combined front and rear axle weight limits). Finally your total weight of coach and toad cannot exceed 33K lbs.
Now, I'd bet a lot of $$$ you're going to be VERY surprised at how over weight you'd be. The 2011 340 Berk is extremely "anemic" in it's load carrying capacity.
IMO, that much extra weight on the rear axle (a Harley weighs what?? 700-800 lbs??) your poor Berky may just about collapse!! I hope I'm wrong.