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Old 04-05-2015, 02:02 PM   #15
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I have read many posts here that you shouldn't even put a bicycle rack on an airstream bumper.
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Old 04-05-2015, 07:47 PM   #16
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I've considered it to pull my DR650. It would be a job getting it right though. I'm sure it would handle my DR, but not the Goldwing.
My neighbor pulls doubles to constructions sites all over the ArkLaTex area without difficulty.
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Old 04-05-2015, 11:17 PM   #17
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Now for my setup it would be a class A AS diesel pusher with my Hummer in tow 4 down. I already have an auxiliary braking system because my dinghy is 8000lbs or so. The question I can't find an exact answer to is could I then hook up a tag trailer to the Hummer? The way the hummer hooks up to the motorhome isn't actually a tag style. So when you back up you don't have to flip the wheel in reverse. I use a Roadmaster Falcoln 2 to hook up the Hummer.

I don't think even if it was legal that is actually attempt it as it seems sketchy and probably unsafe. On top of which now that I think of it my GWVR would be at double capacity. My 330hp Banks Power boosted, inter cooler added diesel pusher engine is just enough to tow the H2 anyways.

So its definitely just out of curiosity. Curiosity killed the cat. Satisfaction brought it back.
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:01 AM   #18
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Ok, I've done a little research but couldn't find anything solid.... I was just wondering if anyone has set their trailer up to tow an additional trailer behind it? I know the laws and what states it is allowed in, that is not my question. I just would like to be able to pull a very small aluminum motorcycle trailer with my bike, naturally. The trailer will be between 300-400 lbs n the bike is about 650 lbs.

Has anyone set their trailer up to do anything like this? What did you do to "beef" it up?

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I may have my 2012 Eddie Bauer up for sale in the not too distant future. Just put the Motorcycle INSIDE via the rear hatch. Of course this would be best for a light weight - dirt bike or Vespa or something else equivalent. Wouldn't advise a big Hog or Gold Wing.

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Old 06-11-2015, 11:24 AM   #19
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Rear Hitch installed Argosy 26 ft

I have an Airstream Argosy 26 ft that I am rebuilding from ground up. I sandblasted the frame and rebuild it. In the rebuiding process I removed the rear bumper that was welded to the frame. I inserted in each longitudinal frame, C chanel, a square tubing (1'' x 3'' 3/16 think) from the bumper to the rear axle that I welded. Between these two 1'' x 3'' I welded as under bumber frame a 2'' x 4'' 3/16 square tubing where my class 1 hitch in welded. Over this 2'' x 4'' I rewelded the original bumper to hided the job. Everything look original except the small class 1 hitch.
I also plan to extend the axle plate, the one suporting the axle, to the rear to beefup the frame stifeness.
I will upload some picture as soon as I figure out how.
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Old 06-11-2015, 03:15 PM   #20
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Not sure about the legality of double towing 2 trailers. I'm sure some states will allow it but I have never seen it done in my cross-country travels each year.
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Old 06-11-2015, 03:26 PM   #21
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Double tow in Texas is only behind a 5er/GN trailer. And not a good idea. At all.
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Old 06-11-2015, 04:02 PM   #22
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Could you not fish plate the rear frame of the air stream like they do concrete mixer truck and other heady duty and that take care of separation. In my dp the dw said we look like acircus coming to town. 40 foot dp extended cab pickup and twenty foot boat right at 75 feet yes I know 65 the limit but have bee stop by highwY patrol strap dragging nothing said about length.was at the lake once guy came in crew can dually pulling big 5th wheel towing pontoon boat back it tight into over flow parking spot. Just have to back slow
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Old 06-11-2015, 04:34 PM   #23
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For purposes of this discussion, an Airstream doesn't have a frame.
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:08 AM   #24
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Did not know that.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:16 PM   #25
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For purposes of this discussion, an Airstream doesn't have a frame.
Airstream trailer are build on a thin frame and yes it's a frame under the floor. The frame itself due to its thin gage can't sustain a lot of stress. The design of an airstream can be classified as a semi monocoque or semi unibody design category. The integrity of the shell and the frame form a rigid assembly that can sustain much more stress then the sum of each of them separatelly. The problem in towing behind (double tow) is with the rear separation due to the aft frame flexion. This 'problem' can be mitigated with reinforcing the frame behind the aft axle as well as the rear attachment between the rear of the shell to the frame.
This explanation are from myself as a Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer
Excuse my bad english, this is my second language.
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:55 AM   #26
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With respect, rebuilding the trailer is not any kind of "solution". Which is why I wrote that for purposes of this discussion that A/S does not have a frame

In other words, the desire to double tow is not possible in a realistic sense.
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Old 06-16-2015, 11:14 AM   #27
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What about something like this? You could put the Airstream in the back and not have to worry about it's small frame.

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