Originally Posted by khocke
This is a Drop Tail trailer which I find to be easy and safe for one person to load/unload. Like a Kendon, it folds up and stores in my garage and I can still fit my car. Unlike a Kendon, there's no skinny ramp to deal with. The whole width of the back hinges down to ground level.
First off a Class "C" RV is built so near to the chassis GVWR that you are lucky if you have 1000 pounds available for everything else.
Everything else includes you and your passengers, dogs count too. The water in your tanks, the clothes in your closet, those lawn chairs, cleaning supplies, food, pots and pans,,, and of course your trailers tongue weight!
Tongue weight is usually set up to be approximately 10% of the trailers total weight.
The MBS 2400 WS, the specifications say that your hitch capacity is 4200 pounds but it also states that the tongue weight capacity is 350 pounds. Therefore the hitch is rated to allow you to flat or dolly tow a 4200 pound vehicle just as long as your tongue weight does not exceed 350 pounds.
It also allows you to to 3500 pounds in a trailer.
While an open trailer is lighter, should one decide to haul their motorcycle on it. They have two choices, leave it open to the elements or cover it with a cloth, canvas, or tarp style motorcycle cover and allow the wind to beat the living daylights out of the paint job.
With an enclosed trailer, not only can you carry your motorcycle in a locked garage, you can also carry anything else your heart desires up to that magic 3500 pound limit and only use 350 pounds of that elusive 1000 pounds of motorhome capacity.
Murelene and I have a tandem axle, all aluminum enclosed trailer.
Tandem axle because I like the idea of having brakes on the trailer when driving through mountainous and hilly area.
Our trailer weighs in at 1600 pounds
two Honda Shadow 50 cu in V twins @ 600 pounds each
gives a total of 2800 pounds, so we still have 700 pounds of carrying capacity while only using 350 pounds of the GVW.
Here is a list of what we carry in our trailer in addition to the motorcycles and we still haven't used up that 700 available pounds.
5 gallons diesel fuel for RV
5 gallons gasoline for the bikes
20 pound spare propane tank- have the extenda stay LP adapter
2 folding lawn chairs
2 chairs in a bag
1 portable fire pit
2 sets leveling blocks
8 pcs -12' x 36" x 3/4" plyood to place under tires and stabelizer when parking on grass- use it quite a bit when visiting friends and primitive camping
2- motorcycle helmets
2- leather motorcycle jackets
2 empty 20 gallon storage containers- Murelene likes to shop while traveling
Try and put all that in an open trailer or in your class "C" and stay under the GVRW