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Old 06-16-2007, 07:33 AM   #1
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I am really trying to find the right solution and keep hitting walls with every turn. Any suggestions out there?

The problem: I have an '06 Winnebago Adventurer 38T, on the workhorse W24 chassis with a 5000lb hitch. Presently towing an '06 Nissan Frontier 4x4, manual trans., all 4 down. Planning on purchasing a Harley that weighs 650 dry/700 wet. Need to determine how I can accomplish taking both along - bike in the back of the Frontier (new long bed in '07) with one of those "Sport Loader's" from Blue Ox or another company. The trouble is weight - 4400lbs for the Nissan, 700lbs for the bike and another 250lbs for the Sport Loader (the latter is an approximation) puts me over 5000lbs. I have toyed with trading in the Frontier but will get 'dinged' by the dealer as it's a lease. They will however trade my '06 for an '07 with a long bed for minimal cost.

Any ideas/advice would be appreciated. Note we do not drive a lot, we locate ourselves where my contracts are and so far have been in 1 spot for 4yrs with another 1yr to go.

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I am really trying to find the right solution and keep hitting walls with every turn. Any suggestions out there?

The problem: I have an '06 Winnebago Adventurer 38T, on the workhorse W24 chassis with a 5000lb hitch. Presently towing an '06 Nissan Frontier 4x4, manual trans., all 4 down. Planning on purchasing a Harley that weighs 650 dry/700 wet. Need to determine how I can accomplish taking both along - bike in the back of the Frontier (new long bed in '07) with one of those "Sport Loader's" from Blue Ox or another company. The trouble is weight - 4400lbs for the Nissan, 700lbs for the bike and another 250lbs for the Sport Loader (the latter is an approximation) puts me over 5000lbs. I have toyed with trading in the Frontier but will get 'dinged' by the dealer as it's a lease. They will however trade my '06 for an '07 with a long bed for minimal cost.

Any ideas/advice would be appreciated. Note we do not drive a lot, we locate ourselves where my contracts are and so far have been in 1 spot for 4yrs with another 1yr to go.

Tks.
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Old 06-16-2007, 07:52 AM   #3
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Race City Products has a possible solution...
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Old 06-16-2007, 08:26 AM   #4
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Thanks Bob, but that will still put me over my hitch capacities as it's 900lbs+.

How do you like your Screamin' Eagle Ultra? I'm looking at the Screamin' Eagle Dyna but need to make thing work with the RV before finalizing the deal.

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Old 06-16-2007, 02:43 PM   #5
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I'm afraid its trade the Nissan or trade the motorhome. Or buy a lighter bike???
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:42 AM   #6
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I would much rather be a little over on the toad weight than exceed the tongue weight.

Putting a 700lb bike, including the hitch carrier, exceeds the tongue weight by over 50%. Carrying the bike in the pickup means a toad weight of 5350 lbs (4400 + 700 + 250). This is 7% over the rated weight.

To be legalistic about it you would need to trade the RV, or get a lighter bike/truck.
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Kyle, your question caught my attention as I too have a W24 with a 38J. I've never weighed the MH but I assume it's somewhere less than the 24000 that the chassis is rated for. According to the owners manual it has a GCWR of 30,000 so that should at least allow for towing up to 6000 or maybe a little more depending on the weight of the coach. My question is this. Why can't we replace the stock class 3 hitch with a more heavy duty class 4 or 5 and carry the extra 1000 or more lbs that the owners manual says we can? Are we also limited by the fact that there has been a frame extension weld on?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Are we also limited by the fact that there has been a frame extension weld on? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, the MH manufacturer takes into account any modification of the original chassis.
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