Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-08-2009, 06:13 PM   #1
4 Rivet Member
 
94Tri's Avatar
 
1994 34' Excella
Mount Vernon , Kentucky
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 260
Images: 10
New Tow Vehicle!!

I am proud to say I have discovered what I believe is the perfect TV. I have previously been of the mindset that one should have a large heavy duty truck to pull a camper, but after much research and study have seen the error of my ways. I recently acquired my 96 Harley Davidson Electra Glide which is now my new TV.........with the help of my Hensley Arrow of course.

I chose the E Glide due to its soft ride and proven durability(The fact that it closely matches my AS is a benefit). I realized if a Frenchman can do it with a bicycle, then a 65 horse Harley should have few issues. I will admit that the Harley's charging system is having difficulty supplying enough power to the six trailer brakes (any suggestions would be appreciated).

The maiden voyage this afternoon was rather uneventful......thanks in part to the HAHA. I did notice several strange looks from other drivers and one State Trooper.

Did I mention that the Harley gets 45 MPG ........MORE MONEY FOR AWNING LIGHTS!!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	013.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	263.9 KB
ID:	75208   Click image for larger version

Name:	012.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	203.7 KB
ID:	75209  

__________________

__________________
94Tri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 06:44 PM   #2
4 Rivet Member
 
63Silver's Avatar
 
1963 28' Ambassador
Smiths Grove , Kentucky
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 406
Images: 43
SWEET!!!!!! That's a sharp ride. What's the hitch rating on that thing?

63silver
__________________

__________________
63Silver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 06:47 PM   #3
4 Rivet Member
 
94Tri's Avatar
 
1994 34' Excella
Mount Vernon , Kentucky
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 260
Images: 10
Hitch rating is not important as my trailer is perfectly balanced.
__________________
94Tri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 07:41 PM   #4
2 Rivet Member
 
2017 30' Flying Cloud
Newtown , Connecticut
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 79
I love it.
__________________
Eric 28
Eric 28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 07:56 PM   #5
4 Rivet Member
 
mouth012006's Avatar
 
1974 Argosy 24
Science Hill , Kentucky
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 427
Images: 51
Love the new TV....should be really sweet for the Springtime coming
__________________
Kevin & Monique
New to A/S---Not to Honey Do's
Sweetie (lab) Snickers (lab) Blackie(lab)
Dotz(daschund) CB (daschund) Oh and 3 kids!!!
TAC# KY-3
mouth012006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 08:06 PM   #6
4 Rivet Member
 
94Tri's Avatar
 
1994 34' Excella
Mount Vernon , Kentucky
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 260
Images: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by mouth012006 View Post
Love the new TV....should be really sweet for the Springtime coming

Thanks.....will probably have to add a sidecar for the kids.
__________________
94Tri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 08:25 PM   #7
4 Rivet Member
 
mouth012006's Avatar
 
1974 Argosy 24
Science Hill , Kentucky
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 427
Images: 51
Tried to get the hubby to add one to his and was told NO....but I got a scooter for Christmas so now he has his and I have mine....so no more complaints on how he drives....haha Can't wait to go do some crusin around here this spring.
__________________
Kevin & Monique
New to A/S---Not to Honey Do's
Sweetie (lab) Snickers (lab) Blackie(lab)
Dotz(daschund) CB (daschund) Oh and 3 kids!!!
TAC# KY-3
mouth012006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 09:28 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
willyd's Avatar
 
1993 34' Limited
Melbourne Florida , Springfield Ohio
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 757
Images: 5
What mile per gallon do you get? Nice looking rig.
__________________
willyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 09:37 PM   #9
3 Rivet Member
 
2333's Avatar
 
1962 24' Tradewind
Rabat , Morocco
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 156
Images: 1
You only need to install a second hitch the rear bumper of the airstream so you can tow a 4WD dune buggy. Then you'll be ready for anything.
__________________
Craig
2333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 09:25 AM   #10
ProPride, Inc.
Commercial Member
 
Sean Woodruff's Avatar
 
Grand Blanc , Michigan
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 618
Send a message via Skype™ to Sean Woodruff
That's the best looking tow vehicle I've seen in a long time. Perfectly matched paint job too. It's too bad the orange hitch messes up the aesthetics.
__________________
ProPride Hitch
"The Next Generation in Trailer Sway Elimination"
Grand Blanc, MI
Tu ne cede malis
Sean Woodruff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 12:20 PM   #11
3 Rivet Member
 
1987 32' Excella
Poplar Bluff , Missouri
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 101
Amazing! I'd love to see a video of that rig going down the highway!
__________________
StevenG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 03:47 PM   #12
Moderator dude
 
Action's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,069
Images: 13
If you attach this generator to the back seat of the bike you should have enough power for the brakes. It only adds 55 pounds for 2000 watts. And with some rubber hose teed into the fuel line of the bike you can run it from the same fuel source.

Sportsman 2000 Watt Sportsman Portable Generator - GEN154 at The Home Depot

>>>>>>>>>>>>Action
__________________
1966 Mercury Park Lane 4 DR Breezeway 410 4V, C-6, 2.80 - Streamless.
1966 Lincoln 4 door Convertible 462 4V 1971 Ford LTD Convertible 429 4V Phoenix ~ Yeah it's hot however it's a dry heat!
Action is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 07:15 PM   #13
4 Rivet Member
 
94Tri's Avatar
 
1994 34' Excella
Mount Vernon , Kentucky
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 260
Images: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Action View Post
If you attach this generator to the back seat of the bike you should have enough power for the brakes. It only adds 55 pounds for 2000 watts. And with some rubber hose teed into the fuel line of the bike you can run it from the same fuel source.

Sportsman 2000 Watt Sportsman Portable Generator - GEN154 at The Home Depot

>>>>>>>>>>>>Action
That is exactly what I need........... I should be able to do that since the trailer is so perfectly balanced.

Someone mentioned video........I will have to work on that.



It's amazing what a little warm weather will do to someone's thought processes.
__________________
94Tri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 08:31 PM   #14
2 Rivet Member
 
mikmilr's Avatar
 
1964 24' Tradewind
Swoope , Virginia
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 41
Hmmmm.... I wonder if my '96 dyna will tow my tradewind?
__________________

__________________
mikmilr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Possible tow vehicle...! aircooled4 Tow Vehicles 10 11-16-2008 12:04 PM
Best tow vehicle? Chef Jeff Tow Vehicles 88 10-25-2008 10:26 PM
Tow vehicle rogerdodger Tow Vehicles 32 05-24-2008 10:24 PM
Tow Vehicle Myrjer Tow Vehicles 10 07-03-2003 08:55 PM
Tow Vehicle hrnicho Tow Vehicles 22 10-23-2002 01:20 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.