Originally Posted by duce87
Can enybody tell me if its possible to haul a motorcycle on the back end of a 40 ft 5 th wheel
Of course it's possible. Whether it's smart depends on several factors.
First factor is a carrier strong enough to handle the weight of the bike without bending or breaking the carrier or the frame of the trailer. Any good welder should be able to fabricate extensions to your frame and add junk iron under the rear end of the trailer that would do the job.
As others haven mentioned, you want to have a minimum of 15% hitch weight (pin weight) when wet and loaded for the road, including the bike on the back of the 5er. I would determine your percentage of hitch weight now without the weight of the bike and carrier. If it's over 17%, then you have a prayer at adding the bike on the rear of the trailer and still have 15% hitch weight. The typical 40-footer has around 20% hitch weight, so it probably will work out okay.
If you cannot add the weight of the bike on the back of the trailer and still have at least 15% pin weight, then try something else. Such as a deck with dolly that plugs into the rear hitch and has one or two tires that carry some of the weight of the bike. For example:
Blue Ox - Sport Carrier II
Or maybe a special motorcycle trailer, like this one?
- Ultra-Tow Single-Rail Folding Motorcycle Trailer, Model# 3806S084 - Amazon.com