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Old 12-28-2018, 05:55 PM   #1
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I want to tow a motorcycle plus a couple bicycles behind my 25' View Profile. Any suggestions?

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Old 12-28-2018, 06:31 PM   #2
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you onviously can't flat tow a MC so that means either a lift or a trailer. best advice is to first know and understand the various weights and weight ratings of your MH. also be aware that, generally, the smsller the MH the less towing weight it may support.

if it were me i would load up the motorhome just as i would for a trip. full fuel, fresh water and lp tanks, food, supplies, clothing, pets and people. get individual axle weights and ensure that the weight on each axle does not exceed its respective weight rating. the sum of your axle weights is your gross vehicle weight (GVW).

next, determine the weight rating of your Mh's receiver hitch as well as the tongue weight thst hitch can support. also determine your MH's gross combination weight rating (GCWR).

now, determine the combined weight of your MC, trailer and bicycles. if you decide to use a MC lift determine what that weighs. the idea is to know exactly how much weight you're dealing with. you'll also need to know how much tongue weight will be exerted by a trailer or lift.

finally, apply the following tests. the amount of weight you can safely tow will be the lesser of the following:

- the gross combination weight rating of the MH minus the actual weight of the MH as it is loaded and configured for travel

- the weight rating of your hitch

- the weight rating of your tow bar

remember, the smaller the MH the less towing weight it may support.

good luck.

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Old 12-28-2018, 06:33 PM   #3
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I want to tow a motorcycle plus a couple bicycles behind my 25' View Profile. Any suggestions?
5' x 8' utility trailer.
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Old 12-30-2018, 07:34 AM   #4
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Small trailer would be the way to go. You have a tow limit of approx. 4200 lbs and a max of 500 lbs on the hitch to deal with. Also, fitting your View with a brake controller is a bit problematic, so either keep the trailer weight down or go with something with surge brakes. A small utility trailer would probably be light enough not to require brakes.
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Old 04-20-2019, 08:35 AM   #5
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so i know some of the post i am responding to are older like this one but they can still be helpful to newbees like myself.

i was going to get the blue ox tow bar set up and the hydralift motorcycle lift for the mini cooper and the v rod with the adventurer 38t found out parts and labor would run around 8k, that more the a 8.5 x 20 enclosed car hauler.

long story short a picked up a 2018 carry-on 8.5 x 20 blk enclosed car hauler for 6.5k
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Old 04-20-2019, 04:22 PM   #6
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I would not go with the lift as that will take away the weight that can be usable. Trailer will not add to much weight.

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