Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-29-2007, 07:50 PM   #21
Rivet Master
yukionna's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: 1964 17' Bambi II
Posts: 4,278
Images: 18
Send a message via Yahoo to yukionna
Originally Posted by danlesr
Hi All,

We're fairly new Airstreamers and are still learning something with every trip we take

We will be doing extensive workamping/travel in a couple of years when my husband retires and we'd like to be able to visit in an area without having to use our truck (Chevy Silverado 2500 HD diesel).
Have you considered carrying the motorcycle in the bed of your tow vehicle? We have done that in the past when we wanted to bring our motorcycle camping.

WBCCI Region One

Attitude is the only difference between ordeal and adventure
yukionna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 08:44 PM   #22
Rivet Master
ScottW's Avatar
2007 30' Classic
Hernando , Mississippi
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 759
Images: 2
After reading all the threads, searching the forum, etc....the basic answer is...NO! do not hang ANYTHING from the rear bumper!!!.Period!
Nuff said.
but just in very were warned.

Air 16426

Fully retired now!
Never start anything before noon and always plan on being finished by 5.
I will never HAVE to be anywhere ever again!
ScottW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 09:31 PM   #23
4 Rivet Member
elbundi's Avatar
2005 25' International CCD
Leesburg , Georgia
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 299
Images: 5
If the road journey is not too long, you could enjoy your airstream from behind as you ride your motorcycle in its slipstream. It may cost a tad more in gas but not as much as having a welder strengthen your sagging rear end!
elbundi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 11:19 PM   #24
3 Rivet Member
wayne.yl's Avatar
1977 31' Sovereign
1992 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Salem , Oregon
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 169
Images: 5
Originally Posted by peegreen
Way, way, way back when, ...... Airstream used to sell a bicycle rack for the rear bumper, but that was a looong time ago.
I have one of those bicycle racks you refer to and I wish I didn't. I finally took it off our 31ft Sov. last year. But before that I mindlessly carried two kid's bikes on the back for about 3years. I know this extra weight along with the worn out axles contributed to the rear end separation I have spent the last 2months repairing. This repair has included a new section of floor, a new lower corner skin, one repaired floor channel and two new axles that I have yet to install. I can only guess the number of sheered off rivets that I found between the inner and outer skins during repair. I assume they resulted from the constant bounce of the rearend during our trips.
FWIW, I will not add any weight to the back of our trailer again.

wayne.yl is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Back from Yellowstone casarodante On The Road... 14 09-21-2005 11:39 AM
1985 Excella shower vent fan gimmejul Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 8 05-01-2003 08:56 PM
Weight 1987 34' Excella 83Excella 1987 - 1989 Excella 6 03-26-2003 07:43 PM
Low water pressure in Excella murf Fresh Water Systems 7 09-04-2002 08:12 AM
My 1983 Excella mwilleford 1981 - 1983 Excella 1 07-28-2002 01:04 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.