Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-17-2016, 08:40 AM   #1
Senior Member
vfauto's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Ma.
Posts: 195
Hauling a Motorcycle

Looking to move from a Toyhauler to a DSDP,can you all share photos of how you transport your motorcycles please.

2017 Dutch Star 4369 Freight Liner XCR 450HP
Thank You
vfauto is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-17-2016, 08:44 AM   #2
Senior Member
becks's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Fulltime/ SE Minnesota
Posts: 2,539
We chose in the bed of a pickup.

06 TS-42-DS04
1040 watts of solar
2014 Jeep Rubicon/2003 Honda CRV
becks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2016, 08:47 AM   #3
Senior Member
harleyjt's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Olive Branch, MS
Posts: 1,475
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByiRV2 - RV Forum1474123539.636174.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	96.5 KB
ID:	139172

Not attached to the MH in this pic but it's how I do it. That's a Kendon trailer.
2005 Newmar Kountry Star Gas 3742
Workhorse W24, 8.1L/Allison 5-spd
JT, Em & the boys, Kong & Baxter (rescued grey tabbies)
harleyjt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2016, 08:51 AM   #4
Senior Member
palehorse89's Avatar

Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 7,613
Originally Posted by vfauto View Post
Looking to move from a Toyhauler to a DSDP,can you all share photos of how you transport your motorcycles please.
Enclosed trailer.......always clean.....Garage for night time parking....JK too....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC04483.jpg
Views:	68
Size:	269.9 KB
ID:	139173  
2000 Newmar MADP 4060, 350ISC, Spartan MM, IFS 2011 Jeep JK, M&G Braking, 2014 MTI 27' Hog Hauler, Wireless brake control, 2006Ultra & 1989 Springer
palehorse89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2016, 09:04 AM   #5
Senior Member
Geocritter's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Yorkville IL for now...
Posts: 562
I have a Kawasaki KLR250 dual sport. I use a ratcheting strap to temporarily collapse the front forks and then roll it into the rear of my toad, a 2005 Dodge Caravan with the rear seats removed. After I strap it in an upright position to the former seat rails I release the front forks and the resulting tension holds it stable.

You didn't say what kind of motorcycle you had but I doubt if this method would work on a much larger cycle.

Geocritter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2016, 10:24 AM   #6
Senior Member
vfauto's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Ma.
Posts: 195
Full size Harley
2017 Dutch Star 4369 Freight Liner XCR 450HP
Thank You
vfauto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2016, 11:12 AM   #7
Senior Member
FIRE UP's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Out there, somewhere
Posts: 4,930
Originally Posted by vfauto View Post
Looking to move from a Toyhauler to a DSDP,can you all share photos of how you transport your motorcycles please.
Well Sir,
We've done at least three different ways of what you're asking. The first was a gas motorhome hauling a 7' x 16' V-nosed totally enclosed trailer. That was by far, the cleanest, most secure way of doing it. But, because of it's nature, we were limited to only M/C transportation while camping.

So, Plan B came into effect. We changed to a D/P. We purchased an '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the CAT C-7 330HP. I purchased and installed a Hydralift M/C carrier/loader on the back. With that lift, we carried a Honda GL 1800 Goldwing and, were able to tow our '04 Jeep Rubicon so, we had the best of both worlds.

But, as time went on, we changed. We now tow a 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Extended Cab 4x4. When we're prepping for a trip, I slide into the bed, a Rampage lift/carrier. It now carries the Wing. The trucks pay load is 1500 lbs. so, even with the lift and the Wing back there, we're not taxing the trucks suspension.

We've enjoyed all ways of doing it. There are plus's and minus's for each way. You'll have to decide what's maybe the best plan for your operation.

There are other ways too:
1. A tow-dolly specifically designed for hauling a car and, having a motorcycle across the front of it.
2. A fully enclosed trailer, long enough to haul both a car and the M/C.
3. A flat bed trailer " " " " " " " " " "
4. Some Gas coaches, namely one called an "Outlaw" and, one called "Canyon Star" have garages in the rear that can easily haul your bike and tow a toad.

So, you have multiple ways, depending on your needs and wants. Good luck.

2004 ITASCA HORIZON 36GD, 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Toad '08 GL 1800 Gold Wing
Retired-29.5 yrs, SDFD, Ham - KI6OND
Me, Karla and the Sophie character, (mini Schnauzer)
FIRE UP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2016, 01:23 PM   #8
Senior Member
purrin along's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Key Largo Fl./Ft Mill Sc
Posts: 517
I don't have any photos,but either harley or wing goes on
a flat trailer strapped down.
Barry & Martha Trueman
2014 Bay Star Sport 2702
2008 Goldwing 2006 Harley FLHT
purrin along is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2016, 05:13 PM   #9
Senior Member
American Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: N Rim of the Poudre
Posts: 121
I don't have pictures either. We had a 8.5x16 and hauled 4 motorcycles. We decided to that we didn't need to haul 4 motorcycles around and also bought a different coach about the same time. The present coach had a Hydralift on it for a trike. Currently Hydralift is doing a modification to be able to haul two 400 lb. motorcycles. We are expecting to pick it up the first week of Oct., hoping for the best. With the Hydralift it will allow us to haul our two bikes and flat tow the Jeep. We considered a different trailer but didn't want to deal with the overall length. Easy to disconnect the Jeep at parks and get around some tight areas.
2009 Essex - Bordeaux
2015 Jeep Sahara- Really RED all over.
2016 Moto Guzzi Stornello 2015 Ducati Scrambler
FORTRIDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2016, 05:42 PM   #10
Senior Member
Bill1374's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Northern NY
Posts: 186
I started with the Rampage lift in the back of my truck which worked vey well with a travel trailer. Tried a toy hauler and was very unhappy with the living area but moving the bike was great. Went to the Phaeton with an Overbilt lift that I had installed at the factory. Easy to load or unload and carries the weight nicely. It also let me go from my one ton truck to a nice riding toad.
Tiffin Phaeton 40rh
2016 HD Street Glide
Bill1374 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2016, 05:12 AM   #11
Senior Member
artpe54's Avatar
Freightliner Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Lake Osprey RV Resort, Elberta, AL
Posts: 144
I pull an enclosed trailer to haul mine. Cleanest and most secure I believe.
artpe54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2016, 06:32 AM   #12
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 319
I used to tow a 16 foot enclosed trailer for my cycle and "extra stuff". After several months of thinking while starring at the rear frame and rear body of my motorhome, I designed a simple cycle carrier.

I position an aluminum ramp and walk the bike up or down. It works well for me. I am much happier not towing a trailer.

I'm a full timer. I have my trailer and SUV (covered) in storage for $65 a month.

I recently built the bicycle rack. Just 2 square tubes from the frame, through the fiberglass, extending 3 feet. I bought an aluminum bike carrier (rooftop type) and bolted it on to the extension tubes.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20160910_094459.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	177.0 KB
ID:	139249   Click image for larger version

Name:	20160914_162146.jpg
Views:	47
Size:	260.8 KB
ID:	139250  

steve11669 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2016, 06:54 AM   #13
Senior Member
Frutza's Avatar
Gulf Streamers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Crown Point, In
Posts: 297
Like has been said, depends on what you want and your coach. I pull a 24' enclosed behind a 36' Motorhome, still long and doesn't fit in all sites, but disconnecting isn't hard. But, like today, 60% chance of rain all day, so bike stays here and we Jeep it. The rear lifts are nice, but not for all rigs. My pic in avatar.
Mike & Becky
2005 Gulfstream Crescendo 8356
Frutza is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2016, 09:36 AM   #14
Senior Member
Barmats's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Mpls, MN & Indio, CA
Posts: 333
Considered a Hydralift for the rear of the coach but ended up going with a LoadAll ramp for the back of the F150 (shortbed). This doesn't put any weight on the tailgate, and telescopes in when not in use so the tailgate can close. The ramp comes out to free up the bed if you need to haul stuff. I use a Condor wheel chock which folds flat so the rollup tonneau cover fully closes. I've also installed 2 fork lock bike carriers onto the sides of the ramp so I can put the bicycles back there. It's a great solution for us.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	36
Size:	304.7 KB
ID:	139276  

Barry & Gigi (and our 2 cats)
2017 Newmar Dutch Star 4369
2017 Jeep GC / 2016 Mini Cooper Convertible
Barmats is offline   Reply With Quote

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
Experiences hauling a motorcycle on your toad RestlessRVr Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 7 06-25-2011 02:41 PM
Hauling a Motorcycle Beachcomer Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 43 03-16-2008 01:02 PM
Hauling a Motorcycle Behind 5'er? JayC 5th Wheel Discussion 9 04-29-2005 03:21 AM
Hauling a motorcycle with a toad PbdBlue Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 5 04-01-2005 02:23 PM
Hauling a Motorcycle Toy Haulers Discussion 44 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.