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Old 08-22-2008, 04:59 PM   #15
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It is hard to see what is going on back there sometimes but you get a surprise when you arrive.
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:14 PM   #16
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buy a pick up truck and put the bikes in the back.

works for me.

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I have a '08 Chevy 1500 silverado 4door with the short bed with the factory tow package. I would like to buy an Airstream to haul and carry motorcycles in the bed. The only problem is the tailgate remains open.
What is the best solution?
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Old 10-10-2008, 03:10 PM   #17
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Does the rear tire sit on the bed or tailgate,if on the bed,remove the tailgate ,and use a mesh taildate to hold the other items in.Dave
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Old 10-10-2008, 04:11 PM   #18
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The in-floor anchors in a PanAmerica will only accommodate one motorcycle but I'd think you could modify it to carry two, if it doesn't cause a weight and balance issue.
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Old 10-10-2008, 05:17 PM   #19
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Get a Hensely Hitch

If you use a Hensley Hitch it extends the trailer one foot further back. I can have my tail gate down and do a 90 Deg. turn with out hitting my LP tank cover. The hitch costs about $2700 new but I have seen them on ebay for 1500 or so. Believe me it is worth it . I can do a U turn on a highway with my 29 foot A.S. Also if the trailer sways it can not make your tow vehicle sway. You can tow with your tail gate down with a Hensley Hitch.
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:30 PM   #20
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As a total newbie who just returned from 5886 miles on a motorcycle to the left coast, I want to purchase an Airstream and carry one or two motorcycles, each weighing about 350 lbs.

What are the two bikes, by the way?
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:12 AM   #21
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:20 AM   #22
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Not a chance. You either get the new toy hauler or you put them in a pickup bed.

I was part of conversation the on the last major thread about putting things on the back of a non-toy hauler Airstream, so I called Jackson Center, home of Airstream to get the low down.

The technician on the phone said without question or pause, Airstream trailers are not designed for any weight to be attached to the rear end. Doing so will cause frame separation. It is not a matter of if, it's a matter of when.

The guy went on to say anyone doing anything like what is being talked about here "is just asking for trouble".

The new PanAmerican Airstream toy hauler or a pickup are your best options.

That guy with the Vespa is going to have a hell of a repair bill at some point. He may not even see initially the body separating from the frame until it's too late.
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ST... I think PR's 250 can handle the Vespa don't ya think?
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:41 AM   #24
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Not a chance. You either get the new toy hauler or you put them in a pickup bed.

I was part of conversation the on the last major thread about putting things on the back of a non-toy hauler Airstream, so I called Jackson Center, home of Airstream to get the low down.

The technician on the phone said without question or pause, Airstream trailers are not designed for any weight to be attached to the rear end. Doing so will cause frame separation. It is not a matter of if, it's a matter of when.

The guy went on to say anyone doing anything like what is being talked about here "is just asking for trouble".

The new PanAmerican Airstream toy hauler or a pickup are your best options.

That guy with the Vespa is going to have a hell of a repair bill at some point. He may not even see initially the body separating from the frame until it's too late.
Well, I did have to increase the air pressure in the rear air bags before I ventured up to BLM land on the Giha River near Safford Arizona and replave a burnt out headlight.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:06 AM   #25
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Panamerica is designed for two motorcycles

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The in-floor anchors in a PanAmerica will only accommodate one motorcycle but I'd think you could modify it to carry two, if it doesn't cause a weight and balance issue.
The Panamerica Airstream trailer is designed to handle two motocycles plus gear totaling up to 2500 lbs.

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Old 11-19-2008, 09:46 AM   #26
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We haul our Goldwing in the back of a long bed Ford F-250 (Diesel) with the Airstream behind - tailgate off - USA Ramp attached to the trailer hitch. Great setup.

See post #74 of the "Segway? Motorcycle?" thread for photo. (Link below)

(Bike shown is a 600 lb. Suzuki C50 cruiser - it has since morphed into a Goldwing!)

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...e-41606-7.html
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:13 AM   #27
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No moto in my Airstream

Well as things progress, hopefully we learn. So, I now have a long bed diesel to carry the motos, along with a crane to get them in and out with great security. It will carry what ever else I need, including a generator, etc. The reason for the crane is apparent only when one realizes that as a woman approaching 67 years old, I simply cannot load motorcycles on and off 4x4 pickup trucks safely by myself. And, I would be damned before asking anyone for help.

Note: It is this crazy attitude which got me across the US on a DL1000 Suzuki last year, 5886 miles.... solo.

Oh, while in Jackson Center recently I saw the new PanAmerica. Sweet! Mmmm...

At the end of the year, or whenever, I will give an update.
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:29 PM   #28
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What U posted is a MH . MH's are built on truck chassis. The frame rails are C channnel all the way. U can mount a carrier on Motor Homes. Trailers are different they don't have the advantage of C channel all the way. That's why trailers are lite.That's why trailers wiff rear baths get "TAIL DROUP" and others get rear seperation.
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