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Old 11-25-2017, 08:04 AM   #1
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Greetings,

Myself and my wife of 32 years have camped for most of our lives. We used to have a popup camper that we pulled with our motorcycle. Currently, we have a 31' Jayco Toyhauler.

We have decided to become full-timers. The Jayco is up for sale, and we are searching for the right motorhome. Our house is sold, and we are closing on it very soon. I am still working, and we will be moving into a local campground. We have already sold most of our stuff, but will maintain a small climate controlled storage building for what we won't take with us. The plan is to install a motorcycle Hydrolift on the motorhome, and tow our Nissan Frontier.

I know it's a big leap, but we have been talking about doing it for quite some time now. Wish us luck.
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Greetings,

Myself and my wife of 32 years have camped for most of our lives. We used to have a popup camper that we pulled with our motorcycle. Currently, we have a 31' Jayco Toyhauler.

We have decided to become full-timers. The Jayco is up for sale, and we are searching for the right motorhome. Our house is sold, and we are closing on it very soon. I am still working, and we will be moving into a local campground. We have already sold most of our stuff, but will maintain a small climate controlled storage building for what we won't take with us. The plan is to install a motorcycle Hydrolift on the motorhome, and tow our Nissan Frontier.

I know it's a big leap, but we have been talking about doing it for quite some time now. Wish us luck.


Since you are planning to install a Hydrolift, I advise you to look at tag Axle coaches.
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The bike weighs about 950. You think I really need to tag?
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Hope you find the perfect rig for your needs and that the fulltiming works out for you!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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The bike weighs about 950. You think I really need to tag?


With a 950 pound bike plus the weight of the lift cantilevered off the back of a coach, it’s my opinion that a tag Axle will serve you well. That weigh is not only on the drive axle but it also causes some weight transfer from the steer axle back to the drive axle. Some tag Axle coaches give you the ability to increase the down pressure on the tag to shift some of the weight to the tag and the steer axles and off the drive axle. Most DPs seem to steer and track better if the steer axle is loaded up to over 90-95% of capacity.
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Hi


Good luck with your search

this place is great

Safe travels
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Welcome Monty

Enjoy your new adventure

Your certainly from God's country.

We get down to the Red Boiling springs area a few times each summer.

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Hi Monty



Glad to have you here in the forum with us. You're gonna like it here.

Happy Trails!!!
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