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Old 09-24-2011, 09:10 AM   #1
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Will soon be purchasing 2008 Excursion 40X. Want to tow Mini Cooper Countryman S and Harley Road Glide. Trying to consider ALL things, would like to get opinions & feedback on this subject. Three ways I've tried to picture is: 1. Motorcycle "carrier" lifts bike & keeps it up & close to the coach. Then have dolly for car hitched under that. 2. Tandem Tow dolly. Hauls bike & car. 3. Enclosed trailer.
Again any ideas or suggestions welcomed, on conveinence, safety, weight, exspence,etc.
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:06 AM   #2
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My humble opinion and 2 cents: Been there, done that, got the T shirt...

Tandem Tow dolly. The best way to go and the cheapest.

Unless you have a tandem rear your coach will see saw all the way down the road with a lift and they are around $4,000 installed.

Towing an enclosed trailer is better but a lot of CG will make you drop the trailer in the back before you park which is a PITA and you would need at least a 20' one which would have a heavy tongue weight with a bike and car in it so you would have to beef up your frame, hitch and buy an expensive hitch set up.
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X2. I have the Hydra-lift and don't use it. Iron Horse double when just going to Sturgis. Tow dolly trailer with Smart car and Dyna Wide glide and Heritage Classic when on trip with the other half.
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:12 AM   #4
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Will soon be purchasing 2008 Excursion 40X. Want to tow Mini Cooper Countryman S and Harley Road Glide. Trying to consider ALL things, would like to get opinions & feedback on this subject. Three ways I've tried to picture is: 1. Motorcycle "carrier" lifts bike & keeps it up & close to the coach. Then have dolly for car hitched under that. 2. Tandem Tow dolly. Hauls bike & car. 3. Enclosed trailer.
Again any ideas or suggestions welcomed, on conveinence, safety, weight, exspence,etc.
i presently use a stehl dolly to tow my altima. i use dexter electric brakes and controller. i license my dolly as a trailer in wa so i can tow other things beside a licensed motor vehicle on it. that costs about $30 annually.
i haven't figured out how to take a small yamaha 200 cc dual sport mc with us yet.
imho in your case, a car/cycle tandem combo dolly such as these would be best. landgrebe sells on ebay.

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You can buy a good used dolly that is heavy duty and cut it by the hitch and add on a 3' platform side ways to hold the bike. I figured it would cost less than $1,500 to buy the dolly and do this.

I was going to do this but then got my 5th wheel which I'm now building a swivel trailer to tow my Harley.
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