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Old 04-30-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
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Think I could pull something like this behind my Airstream?

We have a 1978 31 rear bath Sovereign.

Our Tow Vehicle is a 1999 3/4 Suburban 2wd.

My wife had a BMW F650 GS Twin, approximate weight 450 pounds, wet.

You know where I'm going.... I've read enough on the forums to know that putting a trailer hitch on the rear of the Airstream and towing a motorcycle trailer isn't going to work.

But, I got to thinking about those in-line horse trailers,

I can't get the photo to post, but here is a link to what I am talking about:
1-HORSE TRAILER FOR SALE http://www.stephenvilletrailers.com/...ls.asp?id=1333


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Old 04-30-2013, 11:20 AM   #2
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A trailer towing a trailer is illegal in most States, can be done with 5th wheels in some areas.

Plus, the Airstream frame isn't strong enough. A lot of mod's to the entire frame needed.

Neet horse trailer though, first 4 wheeler I've ever seen.

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Old 04-30-2013, 08:07 PM   #3
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there's a reason nobody makes those anymore.....those things are a sway event looking for a place to happen.
Probably ok if you keep it under about 25 mph, and just use it around the ranch......
There is no way I would put any of our horses in that thing for on road use....
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:27 PM   #4
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I agree with both of the above comments.

I can carry my 400 lb Ducati in the 6.5 ft bed of my Tundra truck. As motorcycles go, it is very light weight and has a short wheelbase. You probably need a full 8 ft. bed and a 3/4 ton truck to carry most motorcycles in the bed.

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I agree with both of the above comments.

I can carry my 400 lb Ducati in the 6.5 ft bed of my Tundra truck. As motorcycles go, it is very light weight and has a short wheelbase. You probably need a full 8 ft. bed and a 3/4 ton truck to carry most motorcycles in the bed.

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True, and I can put my Honda 929 in the short bed of my Frontier. The tailegate has to be down, but I have thought if I want to take it while pulling the camper, I would have to take the tailgate off. I figure a short piece of channel bolted to the bed to support the rear tire would do the the trick.
Rear axle load rating and payload would be another issue however.....
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I can carry our XR250 in the (short) bed of our F250; this works fine.

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Old 05-01-2013, 07:42 AM   #7
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Now if they would stop making trucks with beds that are 4ft in the air, it would make loading bikes a lot easier. A trailer is not the way to go behind an AS for all the reasons stated above.

Someone on here put an Airstream on a flat bed trailer and used the front section for bikes etc. It was an ugly contraption but it worked. You would need a really long trailer.

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Old 05-02-2013, 02:31 PM   #8
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My wife's brother has a new silverado.... the pickup bed rails are shoulder high.

It's so dang high you almost need a crane to put anything in the back.

I've decided to look for a pre 2000 Chevrolet crew cab dually.
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