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Old 06-29-2015, 01:14 AM   #1
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Who said "You Can't Take It With You"?

This used to be my Support Vehicle for my Yamaha WR250R.......





After 2 years of heavy travel, I sold it.



I just bought a new T12RBST. A bit of a downsize, but it should still meet my travel needs. I have made a mock-up for a hitch carrier and will be getting the receiver welded on next week.





I am looking to get out West again soon - Hopefully this Fall.


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Old 06-29-2015, 03:29 AM   #2
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A bit of a downsize, but it should still meet my travel needs.
We thinks you did an understatement.

Nice to see the Yammy survived the umm... downsize.

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Old 06-29-2015, 04:42 PM   #3
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Have you given any thought of what you're going to use for counterweight up front?
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:02 PM   #4
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Have you given any thought of what you're going to use for counterweight up front?
Oh yes. The bike and carrier will weigh about 330 lbs. To counterbalance that, the front gets a Honda EU3000 generator, 10 gallons of gasoline, and a pair of T-105 Trojan batteries for a total of 355 lbs.


That leaves me a bit over 300 lbs for cargo. Most of what I will carry will be in my SUV, so I feel safe about the loading & balancing factors.
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That's good. I know what one bag of misplaced laundry did to cause sway in my old pup.

I guessed the bike and carrier was going to be about 300lbs. So I was close.
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Old 06-30-2015, 07:59 AM   #6
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Now that's awesome!

Welcome to the par-tay!!
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Old 06-30-2015, 02:43 PM   #7
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Sorry to be the downer here but have you checked what your axel is rated for on your TT? a extra 700lbs might be pushing it. I have looked at doing the same but a very trusted mechanic of mine warned strongly against it.
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Old 06-30-2015, 03:36 PM   #8
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Someone will own a slightly "scratched" wr250r .....................

Ccc is approx. 1217 lbs
Hitch weight is approx. 283 lbs

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Old 06-30-2015, 09:41 PM   #9
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Turns, you have won me over on not adding additional weight on rear bumper, however my last trip trough camper wish land, I noticed that FR is shipping units with the frame extended about 6 inches past rear wall of unit. To this frame extension they are attaching a fold down cargo carrier that extends out 30 inches or so and is attached to the extended frame rails. Did not see a weight limit on carrier which should be a concern I would think! Also noticed on the new Sandpiper 5ers they are attaching a deck that is about 8 feet that attaches to the frame and folds up across the back. When deck is down it does have two cables that attach to the futherest conors of the unit. Has FR started beefing up frames to support these decks and cargo carriers. Does anyone know?
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Possibly on "real" campers.
But definitely not on "ultra lite" , "lite" , a frames, hybrids and pop ups.

My sabre has a fold down rack factory installed.

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