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Old 09-08-2019, 03:02 PM   #1
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Traveling with a Motorcycle

We purchased a 2005 Winnebago Aspect 23D last year. We are gearing up to start really using it, and I am looking for the best way to transport our 2011 Yamaha V-Star 250 motorcycle with us. Bike weighs 330 lbs. wet. The hitch holders seem a bit scary. Am I being too cautious, or should I get a small trailer. Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 09-08-2019, 03:15 PM   #2
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I have a single rail Kendon trailer, very light so you can push it around by hand and it stands up in the corner of the garage. Also have a VersaHaul carrier which is usable but you might not like that much weight on the hitch. Will be selling one or the other in the classified section soon.
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:10 PM   #3
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The 2005 Aspect is a "small Class C" type motorhome.
According to the PDF format brochure on the Winnebago website. Page 3.

I would trailer something that heavy and expensive to replace.
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Old 09-08-2019, 05:57 PM   #4
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I can tell you from experience, get a small enclosed trailer. Put a tongue jack on it with a wheel kit on it so you can move it around in the campsite easily. I have hauled my touring bike on an open trailer, and an enclosed. Hands down for the enclosed. The bikes were a mess on the open trailer. Seeing that you have a fairly small camper, you could probably use the extra cargo carrying space as well. I have a 16 ft enclosed currently, and plan on upsizing it to one I can put my tow car, and maybe a side by side in. My friend has a 24 footer, set up with solar panels on the roof, and extra batteries inside. He uses the trailer as a power center for boondocking, as well as carrys his small SUV, and a bike.
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Old 09-09-2019, 09:46 AM   #5
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X2 on an enclosed trailer. My trike fits into a 6x10 trailer with no issues about loading or tying down. A basic wheel chock and strategically located flush tie down D rings do the trick. I've added a full set of tools hung on one wall and secured them so they are fine going down the road. I put a drop-down bench beneath the tools and I have a folding stool for when I am using the workbench. A weatherproof 110v connection gets hooked to the RV when I'm camping or to an outlet in the driveway when I'm home. LED lights inside and out powered by a lawnmower battery. My battery minder for the bike gets plugged into the trailer battery whenever the bike is in use so the battery is always ready.

I have one of those hitch hand-truck kind of dollies for moving it (unloaded). The setup gives me a full workshop on the road, extra storage room if needed, serves as the bikes garage both on the road and at home, and has all my cleaning supplies for the bike hung on one wall in shoe-storage webbing cut down to single tiers and stapled all around.

Tows with both my small SUV or the RV. Great for getting the bike to service appointments, too. Not a big investment for a whole lot of flexibility and security.

Ride safe out there!
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Thank you all for your responses. I think the enclosed trailer is is the way to go. Being retired, I will have to wait for a "deal". Thank you all for your help.


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