Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Re: RV motorcycle carrier
There have been lots of threats on an RV forum I hang out on at times. The issue is the distance from the rear axle of the motor home to the rear-most part of the chassis were you attach the motorcycle lift. The leverage that the bike has on the frame is tremendous on some installations and flys in the face of common sense. For most applications the consensus is that a 2 axle trailer is the preferred mode of transporting a bike.
Why: It puts minimum stress on the RV chassis, it is much easier to back up than a single axle trailer (I have one and is a bear to back it up with a 36 foot motor-home), and it has brakes that put no extra load on the MH brakes.
I followed a class A MH a while back with a Goldwing on a very nice looking bike lift (I believe the brand is called "Overbuild") The gyrations that the bike made when he went over some interstate expansion joints were quite spectacular.
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