Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-03-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 55
carrry a motorcycle

I just purchased a small Honda CRF230M to carry on the back of our Sunseeker. It is light enough to go on a carrier in the hitch. I plan on just using it for short runs rather than take the motor home every time. Also thought it may help in sightseeing out west sometime.

Any thoughts pro or con, or good advise?
__________________

__________________
We camp on earth with a Sun Seeker 2300
yworrydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 08:05 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
vasnipe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 438
Motorcycle

I carry my 1986 Honda Helix (CN250) using a steel carrier from Northern Tool with my Sunseeker 3100LTD. Took it to Branson, MO last July. No problems with the rig, only dragged a little bit once going into a campground due to driveway slope. On return trip altered approach to same driveway eliminated that problem.
Go for it!!!
__________________

__________________
2006 Sunseeker 3100SS/LTD
2008 Smart Passion Cabriolet TOAD
1986 Honda Helix (Original owner)

vasnipe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 10:07 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 956
I carry a Yamaha XT250 dual sport on some trips if not pulling a car or trailer. Bike only weights 280 lbs and an aluminum carrier I got from Harbor Freight works well. As mentioned above it does drag if the dip is big enough.
__________________
ATVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 10:07 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Dbt803's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Peekskill, NY
Posts: 371
I am contemplating either getting a scooter and use a carrier or towing a car. I am already at 39' so maybe the scooter would be easier. Is it difficult to get the bike onto the carrier?
Thanks
__________________
Debbie
"Midnight Pearl" - 2011 Berkshire 390 BH
Dbt803 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 10:42 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 956
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dbt803 View Post
I am contemplating either getting a scooter and use a carrier or towing a car. I am already at 39' so maybe the scooter would be easier. Is it difficult to get the bike onto the carrier?
Thanks
I didn't think any Sunseeker was 39 feet. The longest model now is 32 feet. It is not easy to get the bike up on the carrier by myself but with my wife helping balance it so I can tie it down it isn't bad. I have a dual receiver hitch adapter and can toe the car on a dolly and carry the bike so you could take both.
__________________
ATVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 06:36 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Dbt803's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Peekskill, NY
Posts: 371
I have a Berkshire. I will be looking into a dual hitch adapter. I like the idea of carrying both. Thanks
__________________
Debbie
"Midnight Pearl" - 2011 Berkshire 390 BH
Dbt803 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 09:29 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Mike001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 151
Just like Vasnipe, I have a sunseeker and usually bring one of my scooters when camping. I don't even notice the extra weight. Be careful of pulling in and out of gas stations on secondary roads, sometimes there is a slope and you can bottom out. One other thing, make sure your brake and signal lights are visible, I bought a set of magnetic lights to put on the back of the mcy carrier. Also installed a few reflectors to help w/ visability. I use a cable lock to secure the scooter to the hitch when traveling and always lock it up at night.
__________________
Mike001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 10:43 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Dbt803's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Peekskill, NY
Posts: 371
Thanks so much for the info it is very helpful.
__________________

__________________
Debbie
"Midnight Pearl" - 2011 Berkshire 390 BH
Dbt803 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:31 PM.