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Old 05-09-2010, 03:39 PM   #1
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Towing Motorcycles

We just got a used 1998 Dolphin Class A RV and want to tow our two motorcycles behind it on trips. Does anyone have any recommendations for trailers and/or towing advice?
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:15 PM   #2
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I would probably recommmend a small enclosed trailer like Pace makes. That way you can lock them up and the trailer is not so large that you would have trouble parking.

Pace American - Journey Cargo Trailers
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I tow a contential cargo, 2 axles, to haul the motorcycle. I use it as a garage.
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Wells Cargo makes a nice one too. You will want to go enclosed, keeps them safe and out of the weather when traveling.
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Yep enclosed is the way to go. Get one large enough to carry the bikes, all the gear and even some extra stuff to free up room in the rig.

It doesn't cost much to go a little bigger than you'll need, but regretting one that's too small is worse.
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Enclosed is the way to go. Safety and out of sight. Don't put any manufacturer stickers on it either. They draw attention which, in some cases, you may not want. I started with an open trailer but found out quickly the abuse the bikes took behind the RV. I switched to an enclosed with double axles and the bikes stay clean and safe and all the bike gear goes in the trailer. Also, ensure you have a QUALITY hitch lock and door lock. I put padeys in the floor properly spaced for 4 straps for each bike. Straps should have as much tiedown angle as possible. Straight down is not really secure. Also when you tie the bikes down, by the handle bars, do not compress the front shocks all the way. Half way is fine. You may also want to have one strap around the rear tire to keep the back of the bike from bouncing sideways.
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I would go enclosed and use a Condor wheel chock.
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I tow two bikes in an enclosed Pace Journey. I secure them with Condor wheel chocks and straps. Never had an issue with how they ride. The trailer also is large enough for me to secure three bicycles hanging down (just like you would store in your garage) plus all my riding gear and tools.
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All good advice above. We towed a Featherlite enclosed trailer for many years. DW missed having a tow car along so we sold trailer and now haul Harley in bed of pickup. We use a Condor wheel chock as well.
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I haven't tried the Condor chocks but I tried a Baxley chock and absolutely loved it. Roll the front tire in, couple of straps from the rear pulling forward and that's it. Zero load on the suspension outside of the bikes own weight. Went 1200 miles to Indiana and back without even having to adjust anything.

Can be bolted down or used anywhere you drop it. http://www.baxleycompanies.com/
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We carry ours in the back of the pickup using a cruiser-ramp loader. It works very well and allows taking the truck and the bike.
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All good advice above. We towed a Featherlite enclosed trailer for many years. DW missed having a tow car along so we sold trailer and now haul Harley in bed of pickup. We use a Condor wheel chock as well.
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Keep in mind where you like to camp the most and the size of the campsites there. As you can see we have a small trailer, it's got room for 1 bike and our riding gear. Most of the places we go we are just able to fit into without disconnecting the trailer. Though there are times where I wish we had a larger trailer, there are more times where I'm glad we don't and I don't have to disconnect.
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