Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: North East Florida, FL, USA
Re: Pulling a camp trailer
For what it's worth, I pulled a Kwik Kamp, fully loaded riding 2 up, from Florida to Redmond Oregon and back in 2000 with my '99 LT. No idea what it weighed but I believe it was probably well over 500# especially on the way home. Lots of souvenirs don't ya know. Did a couple of days on interstates but mostly back roads and state highways. Went up and down all them big mountains, including Donner Pass, out west. No brakes on that trailer. The LT handled towing that rig just fine. As was stated earlier in this thread you must always be aware that the extra weight is back there, mostly starting and stopping. The biggest asset of the LT when towing a heavy trailer is the ABS, especially on steep down hill stops. I owned that camper for roughly 7 years and probably accumulated 25000 miles on it split between my '90 GW and the '99 LT. Both bikes handled the weight easily and never had any problems including the venerable LT rear drive. Sold the GW with 130,000 miles and the LT with 97,000 miles, both still running great.
North East Florida
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'01 R1150 GS- totaled
'02 R1150 GS sold
'85 K100/EML sidecar sold
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