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Old 09-03-2005, 11:30 AM   #1
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motorcycle carrier

hi all
it is possible to carry a small (125 cm3) or (scooter) motor bike has the back of the airstream.
there is a hitch receiver class 3&4
I do not like the bicycle!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-03-2005, 11:44 AM   #2
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Frederic,

If you put that carrier on the rear, you will be shifting the trailer's weight distribution around and subjecting yourself to increased sway.

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Old 09-03-2005, 11:50 AM   #3
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hi frederic
i have a weigth distributing hitch with sway control and I often transport four bicycles and I roll to 55/60 mph.
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Old 09-03-2005, 11:50 AM   #4
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Rivet Not necessarily a good idea ...

frederic.c01,

Check out this thread:
http://www.airforums.com/forum...ad.php?t=15373

See post #12 for my set-up, see post # 15 for the warning!
The idea is great, the application is reported to be detrimental.

Search for the 'Rear End Separation' threads.
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Old 09-03-2005, 12:07 PM   #5
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hi
i have a good system for the bicycles I never had problems on the road.
I think of a small heavy motor bike .
the bicycle it is well but not to go up...
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Old 09-03-2005, 02:26 PM   #6
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Hi, Frederic,

After reading horror stories here about rear end separation, I removed the bike rack from the back of my Excella 31. I was surprised to discover that it weighed about 50 lbs all by itself! Why risk it? I think I'd come up with some short of collapsible framing inside the trailer for a scooter or put it in the tow vehicle.

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How about mounting it on the front of the van. I have seen up to four bikes on racks up there. If the scooter with rack weighs less than the four bikes with racks I guess it would not be any worse. If you have a twin cam hitch the lower tongue weight due to the counter balance of the bike will lower the effectiveness of the twin cam and make the self centering force less. If you have a frictional damper, there will be little effect on the dampening but the lower tongue weight will not help for properly loading the rear springs on the van. You should alway travel with max inflation on the rear tires on the van to increase lateral stifness.
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Old 09-04-2005, 01:26 AM   #8
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hi all
in France it's interdict to carry in front of the van.
The hitch receiver is fixed on the steel of the trailer amounts .The rear bumper is to fix above, that seems very solid.
i send a pics
everyone takes the bicycle ????
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Ouais, ici c'est beaucoup plus simple d'avoir un velo...il n'y a pas trop de mobilettes vendues aux USA.


Translation: Yes, here it's a lot simpler to have a bicycle...there aren't many motor scooters sold in the USA.

None that I've seen like the ones in France, anyway.

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Old 09-04-2005, 09:00 AM   #10
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hi frederic
I would like to transport this small motor bike 110 cm3 (7 Ci) and only 66 kg (145 lb).it's not a harley.d.
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You seem dead set on doing it, so go ahead. You've been warned. And you'll be warned again, but it's your travel trailer. So hoist it up and drive on.

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Old 09-04-2005, 04:31 PM   #12
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Wow. It looks very much like a 70's-era Honda Trail 70. Gas tank under the seat, folding handle bars, knobbies... I had one of them as a young-un and it just kept going and going. Then my sister inherited it, and it went some more. Then it was sold to a preacher with a BUNCH of kids, and it was occasionally seen for years afterward... still going. That was one DURABLE little motorbike once you got around to the fact that the automatic clutch needed be replaced every couple of years.
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Fredo,

I'm with everyone else on this....rethink this madness, before you lose your trailer in an accident...I can say this, because I've driven the European highways, and for those Americans who think that some parts of the U.S. are bad, they've never driven Italy!!! France comes in second on the scary factor, with Deutschland a close third, though Germans spend a lot of time & money learning how to drive well. Again, DON'T DO IT, because if you do and you get into an accident, I will hope that you, your family and Airstream are okay, but I can't say I'll have any pity for you!!!!

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If it was Me I'd try it with the bike on the back. If it didn't work, so you try it. It's just "cost" like a big night out in town. But that's My way of doing things.
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