<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ErWeGO:
Hey Chuck: Are you saying that the Overbuilt hitch reciever can't be welded to the W-22 frame? I sure hope not. Since I already have the Overbuilt MC hitch, I've not quite given up on the dream to travel with both rides yet... one on the hitch and the other in the bed of the small P/U. I like your idea of a 60's van. Tell me more. That is really lite weight. What model and years of these vans should I be looking for? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
A good welder can weld just about anything but does a W22 have the capacity to safely carry the weight? You will probably be over on your rear axel load and even if not may transfer so much weight off your front axel that there could be drivability problems.
Cruiser Lift uses the following formula to determine if your coach is capable of carrying the weight:
A = Weight of Motorcycle + 460 lbs
B = Wheelbase + Rear Axel to Receiver + 23
C = Wheelbase
Then perform the following calculation:
Added Weight = A times B divided by C
For example putting an 800 lb motorcycle on a coach with a 248 inch wheelbase and 120 inch overhang to receiver would be:
A 800 + 460 = 1260
B 248 + 120 + 23 = 391
Added Weight 260 X 391 / 248 = 1986.53
You would effectively be adding close to 2000 lbs to your rear axel load with an 800 lb motorcycle. When loaded up with gas and gear does you coach have an extra 2000 lb capacity on the rear axel? Most likely not.
On a W22 a Tandem Tow Dolly maybe a better choice.