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Old 01-11-2013, 10:50 AM   #1
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Motorcycle on back of Class A


Was thinking of towing a light \ 250cc motorcycle 250 Lbs on the back of my coach. Want it off the ground and parallel to the back of the coach.
Has anyone done this? Pictures?
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:58 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

This is very common. Here's a link to a forum search I did for you on motorcycle carriers http://www.irv2.com/forums/search.php?searchid=3735830

They come in all shapes and sizes right up to those which are fully hydraulic and can hoist a full size HOG.

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Old 01-11-2013, 11:14 AM   #3
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RickO, thanks for the info. Also looking for someone that has or is doing this. Always great to hear first hand experience.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:56 AM   #4
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I don't have any pics where I'm at, but I haul a Honda Helix scooter (about 380lbs.) on a Rage Powersports SMC-600R hauler. This hauler has a capacity of 600lbs. If you look at discountramps.com, you can see a variety of haulers. You may be able to get by with one with a lower tow capacity, thus lower weight. My hauler weighs about 100lbs., so I am pushing the 500 lb. tongue weight rating of my hitch. My hauler has a couple of devices included with it that pretty much eliminate any side to side rocking of the hauler. I am very happy with this arrangement. Good luck!
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:54 PM   #5
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I have a 1998 Dolphin motorhome 36' long with tag axle. I carry a 2008 JCL scooter 250cc water cooled. Carrier is a Versahaul carrier. I also push the 500# tongue limit. I have mine set up that I can load and unload with one person. The best thing I can tell you is to not use hook type straps to hold it down. Remove the hooks and use oval chain type links. When you hit a bump the cycle will bounce down and unhook the straps
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I built these racks. I put 3 receiver hitches on each end of the MH and any thing I build can go on either end. The rear rack and mounts are strong enough to pull a small Cruiser boat. I am very pleased with the way it all turned out!




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Old 01-13-2013, 04:51 PM   #7
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I built these racks. I put 3 receiver hitches on each end of the MH and any thing I build can go on either end. The rear rack and mounts are strong enough to pull a small Cruiser boat. I am very pleased with the way it all turned out!
That looks great!!

That is the most intriguing set up I have seen so far. Nice work.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:51 PM   #8
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A while back I looked into rear hitch mounted carriers for my electric motorcycle (Lectra VR24) it weighs around 270lbs or so. After a lot of searching and research I found quite a but of info. There are actually a few different ways to go. I wrote an early article about it, it's archived here:

WanderMan: Hitch Mounted Carriers...Getting It Up...And Safely!

Maybe some of the info will be helpful. I love having the bike (electric or gas) along...lots more versatility and freedom even when parked for a day or two.

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I use a device called a Moto Jack Rack. It fits into the receiver hitch. It has a bottle jack as part of the mechanism. This allows the frame to go low enough to easily mount the bike and then you jack the bike up and lock in place. I looked and it appears the company went out of business. If this kind or mount looks interesting to you, I would do an internet search and you should find more info or one for sale on Craigslist or whatever. I know there was another company that copied their design, but I don't remember the name. One of the options that they sold was a gas container mount. They would mount the square 5 gal containers.
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Here is a link to the copy:

Ultimate MX Hauler Motocross & Dirt Bike Carrier

You can also look around their site for all kinds of options.
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have a overbuilt.com rack that i haul a 400 lb kawaski 305. it is rated for 2000 lbs but the ability of the motor to lift any bike is related to the weight and the height the lift is mounted to the frame. a high frame mounting plus a goldwing does not work. also had to get airbags to get the back end up and stable for hauling but is a great lift and we pull our car behind the cycle lift, no problem.
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have a overbuilt.com rack that i haul a 400 lb kawaski 305. it is rated for 2000 lbs but the ability of the motor to lift any bike is related to the weight and the height the lift is mounted to the frame. a high frame mounting plus a goldwing does not work. also had to get airbags to get the back end up and stable for hauling but is a great lift and we pull our car behind the cycle lift, no problem.
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I built these racks. I put 3 receiver hitches on each end of the MH and any thing I build can go on either end. The rear rack and mounts are strong enough to pull a small Cruiser boat. I am very pleased with the way it all turned out!




you got some very nice racks there. I especially like the snowplow lights on the front rack!
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have a overbuilt.com rack that i haul a 400 lb kawaski 305. it is rated for 2000 lbs but the ability of the motor to lift any bike is related to the weight and the height the lift is mounted to the frame. a high frame mounting plus a goldwing does not work. also had to get airbags to get the back end up and stable for hauling but is a great lift and we pull our car behind the cycle lift, no problem.
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