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post #1 of 8 Old Feb 8th, 2008, 7:24 pm Thread Starter
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Hauling the LT on an RV

Does anyone have experience hanging the LT off the back of an RV? I have seen carriers made for this purpose. I was wondering if you have to beef up the suspension on the RV or if hauling the bike this way does any harm to the bike? Just an idea for retirement.

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I've thought about it. Not for me.

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Try Ron Lampke

Ron (Captainnor) has a Beaver Patriot. He has his lt loaded on a, what shall we call it, carrier that is attached to the back of the Patriot thunder. He rolls it on and raises it up for traveling.
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I have a friend who hauls his HD on an Overbuilt lift which uses a three point Reese type receiver on his motorhome. He really likes it.

I haul the LT in the bed of my pickup using a Rampage lift. The pickup is then pulled behind the motorhome. Tried to find a photo but I don't know what I did with it.

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Found a photo on my old set up -- I now have a different truck. This system works very well.
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I own a Motor Home (Winnebago Journey 36) and did quite a bit of research on how to take the LT along. Everybody that had credibility and no interest in selling something warned me that almost a thousand pounds sticking way out puts too much weight on the frame and suspension. I heard stories about cracked frames etc. Not sure what is fact and what is legend. But when I looked under my unit and saw how the frame is laid out hanging thousand pounds way on the end just did not look right.

Also look at how much overhang you have from the center of your rear axle and the bike location. As you go over bumps you will get some pretty violent up and down movements of the bike.

I now have a trailer and can not tell the bike is there, except for monitoring it in the back-up camera.

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I'll add my two cents for the trailer. As the previous poster said, a thousand pounds out on the end of the frame is really stressing the coach beyond design limits. The allowable hitch weight should give you an idea of what the limit is. I find that the an enclosed trailer works best for me. With the trailer you also get additional space for all the other little goodies that always need a place to live while you're on the road.

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