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Old 04-20-2008, 03:45 PM   #1
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Hi, we are newbies and need some advice on what would be the best way to tow our motorcycle (800lbs) and a vehicle. Any assistance would be appreciated! We would like to utilize our motorcycle to view some of the awesome sites in our travels.
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ps...we own a 2007 Fleetwood Bounder 35E
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Old 04-20-2008, 03:45 PM   #2
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Hi, we are newbies and need some advice on what would be the best way to tow our motorcycle (800lbs) and a vehicle. Any assistance would be appreciated! We would like to utilize our motorcycle to view some of the awesome sites in our travels.
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ps...we own a 2007 Fleetwood Bounder 35E
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:06 PM   #3
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Best? Good luck! What options are available? You might get many good answers to that.
Do you want to tow a pickup truck and store the motorcycle in the bed? Are you going to tow any other vehicle? Do you want to tow a trailer which you could also store the trailer in? Motorcycle only? Take a look at overbuilt hitches.
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Old 04-20-2008, 05:44 PM   #4
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Thank you Bill for your quick reply.
You are so right there are so many options but which one would work best for us is the question....that I am still working on. We have looked at the Hydralift for the Harley, and then tow the car. We thought about a buying a pickup and boarding the bike on the bed. Wondering if that would be too taxing as to load and unload. That is why I thought I would ask to see if anyone out there has experienced this and what some have come up with to tow both.
Thank you again, my husband retires in July and we will be traveling as full timers for a year or longer if we can.
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Old 04-21-2008, 03:37 AM   #5
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Sylvia,
We went through he same mental process you are going dealing with now. The lifting option was out because of the loading issues on the 35e. Fleetwood and many of the lift manufacturers advised against using a lift on our MH. To stay within the 5000lb limit, we tow a Nissan Frontier and use ramp to load our Harley. Blue Ox and a few other companies make bed loaders if driving up and down ramp is an issue. At some point in time we may have to make that transition for safety reasons.

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We towed an enclosed trailer for years taking only motorcyle along. We have decided we now want to have another toad with us as well. I am looking for a Ford ranger with the seven foot box as we speak. If not taking cycle we tow a Honda CRV. We will put a lift in pickup box at some point.
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We have similar problems and the solutions are not many. Assuming you do not want to exceed your tow hitch limits and the GCVWR of the coach, the best you can do with a gas coach is 5 - 6k total tow weight. When you look at trailers you will probably exceed the weight limitations with a steel trailer, alumimum is much better but much more expensive. The hydralift idea is a non starter for my coach and my bike (a Goldwing), once you do the numbers it exceeds the rear GAWR and GVWR with the coach loaded. So we have kind of settled on either an aluminum Featherlite 14' trailer ($5 - 6k) or the Race City Products tandem tow dolly ($4-5k). Our toad is an '07 Mini Cooper so I still have to verify the clearance of the ramps under the Mini, just haven't got around to that yet. As far as the weights go, they stack up thusly:

14' trailer - #1300, Mini - #2500, Wing - #900 = #4700

RCP Dolly - #950, Mini - #2500, Wing - #900 = #3900

Since we weigh 21600 loaded, full tank of fuel and water, (on a W22 chassis), the trailer option pretty much maxes us out, the dolly leaves a couple extra pounds...
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