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Old 02-12-2012, 07:55 AM   #1
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Hi everyone, I'm new and I just bought a 2001 Salem 25s. So far I like it.

I have two questions, first above the radio I have a black piece of cardboard? It's covering up a hole about 8"x8" am I missing something?

Second, I have a road bike I would like to take with me on trips. Sense its a 5th wheel i cant put it in the bed of the truck. And it won't fit in the door of the camper lol, and i really don't want to pull a second trailer. Not even sure if its leagle here in Michigan. I was wondering if I could modify the 5th wheel and build a deck on the back to hold it? I would hook into the frame and make it safe, I'm just wondering if the frame is strong enough to hold something like this? Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:00 AM   #2
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Good luck!

Hummmm, like the rest of us, you may have to bite the bullet and leave some of your toys at home?
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:43 AM   #3
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I don't leave my toys at home. I pull it behind the fiver.

What does the bike weigh?
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:46 AM   #4
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"I'm just wondering if the frame is strong enough to hold something like this?"
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In a word, NO.
Pulling a second trailer is no big deal, especially if it is a small one for your bike. I used to pull a 17 foot boat behind our old 27 foot fifth. You just have to make sure you never get yourself in a situation where you have to back up.
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Hi everyone, I'm new and I just bought a 2001 Salem 25s. So far I like it.

I have two questions, first above the radio I have a black piece of cardboard? It's covering up a hole about 8"x8" am I missing something?

Second, I have a road bike I would like to take with me on trips. Sense its a 5th wheel i cant put it in the bed of the truck. And it won't fit in the door of the camper lol, and i really don't want to pull a second trailer. Not even sure if its leagle here in Michigan. I was wondering if I could modify the 5th wheel and build a deck on the back to hold it? I would hook into the frame and make it safe, I'm just wondering if the frame is strong enough to hold something like this? Thanks in advance.
Take a look at swivel wheel trailers, there is also another brand but the names eludes me. You can back up your fifth with these hooked up, there are a few utube videos of it if you search for them.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:32 AM   #6
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Sry I lost my internet for a couple days. Both bikes would be around 1200lb. Lucy that looks like what i need. I'll check into that now. Thanks a lot. I like that better than trying to tie into the frame.
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