Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-28-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3
outboard boat motor mount on ladder

Has anyone ever mounted a small say 15hp or 20hp outboard boat motor on the coach ladder 105 lbs. seem like you could bolt a block of wood and tighten it down like you do on the boat transom

guslovett is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free! RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-28-2009, 08:56 PM   #2
RV Mutant #14
Wayne M's Avatar

Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 16,218
That would be a site to see. Especially if the wind cause the propeller to rotate. I can here the "redneck" in me to say, "Hey! Look! A boat motor propelled motor home."

I personally don't think the screws/rivets could take that constant weight of about 60 pounds.
Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse) RVM14
Lexi - Goldendoodle
2015 Winnebago Tour 42QD
It is what it is, and then it is what you make of it.
Wayne M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 02:31 AM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
RV Wizard's Avatar

Country Coach Owners Club
Appalachian Campers
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Chattanooga, Tn.
Posts: 12,061
I can tell you now that it will not hold it for very long as the constant bouncing will weaken the ladder. There is a member that made a bracket that went into a second reciever for his outboard motor and he could also use his tow bar.
Take a look at his setup
Mike, RVIA & RVSA Certified Master RV Technician
Amy, Dr. Assistant - Roxie & Mei Ling, four legs each
2000 Gulf Stream Scenic Cruiser 450 hp & 1330# torque
06 Saturn Vue, 06 Chevy Z71 4x4 & 2014 Corvette Z51 M7
RV Wizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 04:49 AM   #4
Senior Member
Chickadee's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,027
Wayne: C'mon, ANYONE would know that the boat motor isn't pushing the rig down the road.....but now, .....IF it's raining hard, ya probably could shut down the diesel, start up the boat motor and save ALOT of fuel.......ya think??? Course wife would have to hang on the back ladder in order to steer......hmmmmm.
2014 Newmar 3103 BAYSTAR/Triton V10 w. Banks/05 Honda Element toad
Chickadee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 05:27 AM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3
Thanks guys, only a jarhead would come up with outboard rv pusher. takes one to know one sempi fi. I did look at the tow bar application and thought it looked strange also. maybe I just empty a storage bay and stick it inside. I'm wanting to get a inflatable boat and carry a small motor, Any ideas out there would be very much appreciated
guslovett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 08:17 AM   #6
Senior Member
skipwil's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Appalachian Campers
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Greeneville-North East Tn.
Posts: 632
i carry an 8hp & 12' inflatable in the rear of my sw2 saturn with no problem. course if you don't tow the only place would be in one of the bays. i know mine won't fit in any of my bays. good luck and WELCOME to the FORUM
JOE.. LEO(ret.)-active USCGAUX-
ck. our
skipwil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2009, 08:18 AM   #7
Senior Member
Joe and Pam's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: allover the place
Posts: 114
Sometimes we carry a 12.5 foot inflatable in the bay with a 10 horse Merc. 4 stroke. with everything else it takes to run the boat it takes up a lot of room and is very heavy (motor). But fun to play with. I have seen a few RV's with the bracket on the back and I am thinking about it. My ladder hardly holds me let alone a motor.
2002 40ft. Holiday Rambler Imperial
2008 VW Eos Toad
2007 Parti-Poodle Kylie ( all 10 lbs of him)
Joe and Pam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 05:36 AM   #8
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3
Thanks for the help everyone, I guess the consensus is not to use the ladder. I will keep looking for the best solution and let you know if we come up with anything that will work without breaking the bank or our backs. Thanks again
guslovett is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Erie Canal Boat Ride Vet Man Northeast Region 21 06-01-2009 07:30 AM
Ext. Ladder Placement Chickadee Newmar Owner's Forum 9 03-22-2009 05:19 AM
Motorhome ladder jeeprubi Newmar Owner's Forum 5 10-26-2006 07:00 AM
Defective Telesteps Ladder royboy Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 5 08-22-2005 12:17 PM
Step Ladder Storage rhandley Travel Trailer Discussion 10 07-19-2005 07:29 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.