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Old 09-07-2015, 06:46 AM   #11
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Bluepill, I would also like to know how you got the bikes on the back. There's been lots of comment about this, almost all of it says that the A-frame's back bumper won't hold them, and welding something on additionally allegedly voids the warranty.


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Old 09-07-2015, 09:34 AM   #12
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Bluepill, my little motorcycle(with gas) weighs 246 lbs - I wouldn't put that weight on the trailer rear - it's one reason why I got a toyhauler model. Observed several A-Frame rear bicycle failures in other forums with weld failure (from the bouncing) What mods did you do to add your motorcycle carrier to support the weight?


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Old 09-07-2015, 08:36 PM   #13
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Same thoughts here, cold feet or shoes wasn't a good set of options. I used the interlocking exercise tiles, and cut them to fit. Easy to take out for cleaning, rugged, warm and comfortable!
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Old 09-07-2015, 10:09 PM   #14
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Regarding the hitch receiver for my motorcycle carrier. I had it fabricated from steel plate. It is bolted to the rear frame cross member, not the bumper. I will try to post up photos of the installation in the next day or two. I just finished a 5K mile, 5 week trip with it and everything worked well. The bike and carrier weigh 350 pounds. I did get a bit of sway at over 65 MPH. I have not pulled the camper that fast without the bike on the back, so I don't know if the set-up is making it worse. I normally travel at about 62 MPH on the interstates due to the speed restrictions on the camper tires.
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:35 AM   #15
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I did get a bit of sway at over 65 MPH. I have not pulled the camper that fast without the bike on the back, so I don't know if the set-up is making it worse.
The trailer balance and axle weight after this type of mod is something you should know to make an informed decision about operating the camper safely. Take the camper to a CAT scale and weight it. The whole thing will take about 15 minutes and cost about $15. A minimum of 10% of the GVW of the camper should be on the tongue.


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