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Old 07-13-2016, 01:56 PM   #1
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Motorcycle lifts

Anyone here with a class A Coachmen or Berkshire take their bike with them? If so, how are you doing it?

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Old 07-13-2016, 02:16 PM   #2
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I met a guy in Sturgis a few years ago that had a lift on the back of his rv but I just can't recall the name. His was a Street Glide and he towed a jeep under it. Was a very handy set up.
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Motorcycle lift

I can chime in on this. I have a 2012 Berkshire 390RB-60 with a Hydralift motorcycle carrier. I just finished a 5700 mile trip with it, carrying a 1997 Harley Heritage Springer and flat towing a 2007 Ford Sport Trac. I have upgraded front air bags and 12,000 front axle rating along with 275/80/22.5 Michelins.

The bike and lift reduced the weight on the front axle 800 lbs. to 9400 lbs and increased the rear axle weight by 2200 lbs from 17400 to 19600 lbs.

The motorhome handled no differently than before but I could see the bike and lift moving around in the rear view camera when I hit bumps, railroad crossings ,etc.
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Old 07-15-2016, 02:38 PM   #5
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Dave do you have the 340 hp or 360? I would be careful if you are doing this with the 340 as your rear axle is rated at 17500 lbs I believe. Even with the 360 you are getting close to overload. It helps that you have the bike that you have. A dressed GW would not be good.
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Phil, I have the 360 and you're right about reaching axle capacity.
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Thanks for the replies. I think I'm going to stay away from the Forest rivers with a single rear axle. I think the Charleston or another brand will be the better option for a 1,000 pound Goldwing loaded.
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I have a friend with a American Eagle 450 hp and he tells me it's at its limit. He has a GW also. If you haven't bought yet it certainly makes since to go tag. That new Berkshire XLT is a lot for the money. To get passive steer tag you will spend 500000. XLT is half that.
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Here's my set up,34 qs berk 12' stealth trailer 53' overall. Haven't missed the car,yet.
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