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Old 11-19-2020, 09:13 PM   #1
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How to haul my motorcycle?

I just bought a 2018 e pro e19fbs. I have a small motorcycle Yamaha tw200 that I would like to bring along. It weighs 275lbs.

I was hoping I could mount a hitch to the rear of the camper and haul my bike on my hauler that goes in the hitch. This camper has no rear bumper and it looks like it would be hard to get to the frame due to the black and grey water containers.
Anyone out there haul a small motorcycle on one of these? I also thought about taking the batteries and propane tanks off the tongue and hauling it there, but the tongue is too short.

I am open to thoughts.

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Use a truck and put it in the bed.
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Old 11-19-2020, 09:22 PM   #3
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My wife does not like my old truck, she would rather tow it with her Yukon. The Yukon is much more comfortable.
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Old 11-19-2020, 09:25 PM   #4
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I think that if you can't find a way to carry it in your tow vehicle, it is probably going to need to stay at home.

I have a Flagstaff 21DS that comes with a rear bumper and a receiver rated at 300lbs. I would be *super* dubious about putting that much weight on the back - partly because it is so close to the limit, but mostly because of the weight it would be taking OFF of the hitch.

Depending on the relative distances of axle to motorcycle and axle to hitch ball, you are easily removing 175-200lbs of tongue weight.
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I thought about it taking away tongue weight but with the batteries and full propane tanks it already has much more tongue weight than advertised.

I seen folks out of the highway with small motorcycles on the rear of campers. I have never looked at one up close.
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I think that if you can't find a way to carry it in your tow vehicle, it is probably going to need to stay at home.

I agree. I'd be reluctant to put it anywhere on the trailer, even if you could find a place.
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I would imagine that the single axle is probably already near the limit for the tires and axle by time you load the trailer with camping supplies.
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Old 11-19-2020, 10:01 PM   #8
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Perhaps a welding shop could fabricate a carrier that attaches to the frame of your trailer rather than the bumper. I have a hitch on the back of my fifth wheel that is attached to the frame and I pull a small trailer with a Polaris RZR. I also added a camera to the back of the fifth wheel so I could watch for sway, blow-outs, etc. The camera has been great as it cuts out lots of stress from not being able to see what is behind me. Towing is almost like driving my car now.
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Old 11-20-2020, 08:36 AM   #9
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I guess for now I will just have to use my pick-up and listen to the complaints.
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Old 11-20-2020, 08:48 AM   #10
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Saw this on another site. Pretty sketchy.
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Old 11-20-2020, 08:51 AM   #11
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I hauled mine in my truck bed for many years. It's a bit larger/heavier bike than yours and mine scared the %^&*# out of me every time I put it in or out of the bed. Backing that 400+ LB bike down the ramp gave me a racing heart and cold sweats! Your bike is just the right size for carrying in the bed of a PU truck.
Answer is a new truck!!
Good luck and Happy Trails!

Edit-- Previous truck was a 2004 Silverado 2 wheel drive and the bed and tailgate was fairly low. Newer trucks (incl my Nissan) have higher bed and tail gate heights and my old 6 piece arched ramp is not long enough to work with my new truck.)
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Old 11-20-2020, 09:34 AM   #12
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put a receiver hitch on front of truck. with a tray for cycle. make sure to watch temps. oil cooler temp if you dont have a oil cooler. they are a cheap add on.
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I thought about it taking away tongue weight but with the batteries and full propane tanks it already has much more tongue weight than advertised.

I seen folks out of the highway with small motorcycles on the rear of campers. I have never looked at one up close.
Putting that much weight on that light of a trailer, that far back, ignoring that the frame most likely can not support the loads that it would cause, will take most of the weight off the hitch, and towing it would be dangerous.

The only solutions would be in the bed of the truck, or on the front bumper as mentioned above.
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Old 11-20-2020, 01:31 PM   #14
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Front hitch

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Old 11-20-2020, 01:39 PM   #15
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Front hitch is the way to go.
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Front carrier, very common. We first started using them in 1976.
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I had a KTM300 (225 lbs) on the back of a 30' 5er once and it affected the package so bad the 5er started to sway like a normal tow behind trailer does when trucks pass you.


You could put it on a front hitch, it would not block too much air, but can the tow vehicle take the extra front weight? don't forget your Weight Equalizer hitch is also transferring weight onto front axle.


they do make front hitches for yukon, they all seem to have max weight 500 lbs.
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Old 11-20-2020, 02:06 PM   #18
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This is why you can buy a hybrid toy hauler, ramp and camper
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Guess the wife could tow the trailer with the Yukon, while you drive the truck with the MC in the back.
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Old 11-20-2020, 02:23 PM   #20
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You need to get your wife's RV weighed with the trailer attached.
Pay particular attention to the front axle weight.
Read your door sticker and/or owners manual to see what
your max front axle weight limit is.


Also first and THE MOST IMPORTANT- ask wife what she thinks about having a hitch installed on the front of her vehicle AND what she thinks about hanging your motorcycle on there!!
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