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Old 05-29-2012, 08:46 PM   #15
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Would a Basecamp carry your BMW?

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Not sure a Basecamp would work. It would look a little silly behind my F-250.

My 31 Classic has served me well. It is too big for my current needs. I am not willing to pay new airstream prices.

I thought about side boxes those make the bed too narrow for the cylinders.

Once I drop off the AS in SPokane I am going to head down the street and have a look at the Desert Fox by Northwoods.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:49 PM   #16
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Unfortunately, this is one of the reasons I am selling my AS.

I am looking at "Toy Hauler".
... and you wouldn't consider a smaller or lighter bike; we downsized from an 1150 RT to the F650GS and haven't looked back... all that work you have put into your AS - you will miss it!

Agreed that the mc is the next best thing to flying!
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:26 PM   #17
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... and you wouldn't consider a smaller or lighter bike; we downsized from an 1150 RT to the F650GS and haven't looked back... all that work you have put into your AS - you will miss it!

Agreed that the mc is the next best thing to flying!
the trailer is to big for state and federal parks. 25 seems to be the limit. The 31 served its purpose. Time to move on.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:47 PM   #18
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You guys are very helpful and i am considering upgrading to a smaller bike I am currently courting is a Christini AWD 450 DS and when i get enough money i should be able to talk her into coming home with me.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:58 PM   #19
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I know a guy who completely disassembled an old corrugated side steel trailer and built a custom high-low design shorter than the frame allowing room in front of the camper for a golf cart. Pretty handy eh? Could cause excess tongue weight but a person could play around with the balance some. Just saying anything is possible
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:16 AM   #20
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Michelle, Thecatsandi is looking at toy haulers. A good friend of mine just purchased an 18 ft "Work & Play." He reports it to be more spartan than most, more utilitarian, but with all the compforts of home. He can fit two motorcycles in it. After he moves out the bikes, the furniture folds down and he has a trailer.

He has never had an airstream, so he is not able to compare the towing differences. Also I find it interesting that the dealer told him to have it professionally checked for leaks every two years.
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:59 PM   #21
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I am looking in the 24ft Range. I do expect it to be more spartan than the AS but if it what I need then that is the way I will go.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:48 AM   #22
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I 'm used to carry my Harley Davidson Héritage softail in the bed of my F150 and towing my 27' overlander to go in the south of France, each year .
Sure it a heavy rig but that the only way to take HD and A/S together.
May be owning a Panamerica Airstream should solve the problem but HD is certainly to heavy for that....
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:12 AM   #23
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I don't have any personal experience with them but VRV trailers look pretty nice for toy haulers. Plus unlike Airstream they are all aluminum and about half the price new.

VRV Cargo and Camping Trailer for ATV, Motorcycles, Quads, GoCarts and much more
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:34 AM   #24
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There was a picture floating on this forum a few years ago. Man had a semi with a flat bed, and a Smart Car tucked up sideways, followed by a big towed trailer. That kind of rig would accommodate two motorcycles.

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Old 06-07-2012, 12:06 PM   #25
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Not sure what your tow vehicle is, but I have a friend who full-times in a 34' Airstream towed by a Chevy Duramax Pickup truck.. He discovered there are sources for "Extra Tall" Pickup Shells, and he travels with a Harley FatBoy <Heavy..> in the bed of the pickup, protected by the locking camper shell.. He took motorcycle dealer advice and bought the wide fold-down ramp for easy in and out, and has enjoyed combo for years.. Won't work for SUV-types like Suburbans or Yukons or Excursions, but that is a viable option for trucks with beds... Still lots of storage room beside bike in bed area, also protected by shell...
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:41 PM   #26
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What I dislike about the toy haulers in general is the higher CG...my own "toy" hauler is actually a 24 Ft Pace with 5200 lb axles and bunks that fold down but nice bath, refrig. Cabinets, etc. ATC and other aluminum trailer companies make very nice ones and offer low weight but much better construction than others. With living quarter packages they are extremely nice and face it, who doesn't like having their own little garage right there where they have the bike. Plus you can haul more then one bike...
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