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Old 03-24-2002, 02:00 PM   #1
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I have a 1966 globetrotter, I wish to carry a honda 250 (aprox250 lbs.) mounted from rear bumper ??. What can I do to make this work?
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Old 03-24-2002, 02:21 PM   #2
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The Airstream Frame has been designed to carry the trailer and the personal stuff we put in it. Adding a 250 LB weight to the rear bumper will overload the frame and can cause it to fail, not
to mention the way it will adversely affect the tow ability of the trailer and tongue weight.

You may want to consider a different way to transport the motorcycle. I have seen some custom hitch extensions that would go between the trailer and tow vehicle. But then you have to look at total hitch weight and the capabilities of your tow vehicle. Not to say some people do put bikes and such on the back of an Airstream but the mounting of such items can cause frame problems>

Just my 2 cents worth. I am sure that a more reasoned response will come from some of our more senior members that have more experience.
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Old 03-24-2002, 03:33 PM   #3
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You will gaurantee yourself three things, if you mount the bike on the rear bumper. Rear end separation is the first and the second would be eliminating much tongue weight, rendering the weight equalizing hitch (if your using one) almost useless.
The third and most important, when you loose control of that rig, and you will, you become very liable for any and all property and personal injury to others, as well as to your family. Basic physics tells you DON'T GO THERE.
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We have a member at the Top of Georgia club that carries his Big motorcycle (Harley or Goldwing, I believe) in the bed of his pickup and tows his AS trailer. He has a special ramp to load and unload. Another member has a 34 foot AS trailer, carries a Harley and Sidecar in a small trailer hitched to the back of the AS. Pulls it all with a souped up 7.3 Ford truck. He's over 70 feet long going down the road, says he's never gotten a ticket, just had a few cops pull him over to look at the rig.

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