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Old 01-02-2016, 12:27 AM   #1
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Question Airstream for 2 Sportbikes?

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My husband and I are looking for a toy hauler-like trailer to tow our two sportbikes and gear (~1000lbs total).
Can the Base Camp handle this weight? If not, is there any airstream trailer that would work? Thanks for any advice!
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Old 01-02-2016, 07:08 AM   #2
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Base camp is probably too small. Maybe an Eddie Bauer if that isn't too much weight.
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Old 01-02-2016, 07:09 AM   #3
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One in an Eddie Bauer and one in the truck bed?
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Old 01-02-2016, 08:21 AM   #4
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Hi -- the early Basecamps came with a 2,500 pound axle, and the later ones (sometime during 2007 model?) were upgraded to 3,000 pounds. The empty Basecamp weighs about 2,000 pounds, so the difference is available for payload.
It certainly has the design and the room for the bikes, so if you could carry some of your gear in the tow vehicle it could work.
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Old 01-02-2016, 10:14 AM   #5
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The Eddie Bauer is not designed to carry a motorcycle of that weight. Adding 500 lbs (or God forbid, 1,000 lbs!) to the back of an Eddie Bauer could damage the frame and will seriously affect the towing characteristics.

If you need/want to carry those bikes, I would look at another brand of trailer specifically designed to carry that much load or perhaps a way to get them in the bed of a one ton truck.
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:26 AM   #6
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Honestly, the only thing I can think of is the Panamerica TT. It's a bit more than a toy hauler, but it'll definitely do the job.

http://www.airstream.com/wp-content/...88d4e99ae7.pdf

That's a great link for some info. It may be a bit more than you're looking for, and they're hard to find, but they do pop up for sale every now and then.
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:44 AM   #7
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Airstream "Toy Hauler"

The AS you seek just is not easy on the pockets. Additionally, only 18/19 were ever manufactured (2009/2010). The Panamerica can haul one or two motorcycles (the rear hatch makes ATV hauling a challenge due to their width). This model - plus TV - is long. It's also not too state park friendly due to its length. If you can locate one, a third are in commercial usage and need work to revert one to its ORIGINAL layout.
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Old 01-02-2016, 12:09 PM   #8
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Welcome to this forum, I hope this will get you to the EB thread,
airforums.com/forums/f530/
This should have my post "Triumph in the back" and pix in my gallery.
PM for any other info
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Old 01-02-2016, 12:15 PM   #9
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Diamondback HD Tonneau Cover

Check out the Diamondback HD Toneau Cover, it has a 1600 pound capacity. It will allow you to put the two motorcycles on your truck bed.
http://www.diamondbackcovers.com/atv-carrier/
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If you have a truck these guys make a great product and you wouldn't be limited on AS options. I have one and love it. DiamondBack HD Truck Bed Covers - Heavy duty truck bed covers : DiamondBack Truck Covers
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This link should work for CDONA's post

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f531...ml#post1459426
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Basecamp carries 1 road bike

I have a Basecamp and use it to carry motorcycles. We hoped it would carry two street bikes but alas, only one full-size bake will fit. I knew a guy in Virginia who was able to haul two dirt bikes inside his Basecamp. I use a Condor chock attached to the Basecamp floor for stability.
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Old 01-02-2016, 06:42 PM   #13
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Like sgtbill, I own a Basecamp and would suggest you not rule it out based on opinions from those who don't. They may or may not turn out to be right for your application, but if you are attracted to the option I suggest you do a bit more research (i.e. measuring and weighing).

You did not say what your "sportbikes" were, or what they weigh, but this video should give you visible reason to believe that it might be possible:

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Hey F&S (and hypergirl): That very YouTube video is what gave me the inspiration to find a Basecamp. I looked for months before I found one for sale in PA. By coincidence it was the very Basecamp seen in this video. There is a companion video where Rhyder McClure (previous owner) takes a BMW HP2 sportbike out of the Basecamp and rides off. I am also a long-time BMW motorcycle rider and Rhyder's bikes were going to the shop for sale on the day we picked up the Basecamp. I would have loved to buy that R90S but sadly, the Basecamp used all my liquidity for the year.

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