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Old 07-31-2020, 09:01 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by theboondork. View Post
Ahhh HAH! I've always wanted to say that too...

But the reason I dropped by again is you mentioned something about your motorcycle going on a regular motorcycle carrier mounted to a hitch receiver. I of course don't know the details about what your set up will be but I would recommend two things. One... Ask the RV manufacturer if the RV will support that much weight on the back of their RV. I've done this before and you will be surprised how many say "no way"! The other thing I would recommend is having a welder weld the motorcycle carrier to the frame of the RV so it doesn't rock and bounce like they do just mounted to the receiver hitch.

PS.... I hate that word glamping to.


My outline plan is... the Hitch can handle 500#'s of tongue weight.. What I wish I could get, is a moped sized power train with some larger diameter wheels... A moped would work fine in most cases, especially the Maddog style.. they weigh less than 250#s and the racks I have looked at weigh between 80#'s and 125#'s...

.... batting around the whole "which 2-wheeler to get" issue has taken some time... If I go with a MC over a Moped it would be for a 125cc for weight and also simplicity reasons.. I like the idea of the Fuel Injected mopeds... carbs are trouble... but the Ped doesn't really allow for exploring to far out... but as I say.. I don;t need to make that decision, so I don't l fret over it, but gathering all the factors around me like minions is a good thing...

Thanks for the response..

Glamping!! ugh..

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Old 07-31-2020, 09:14 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Phil G. View Post
Below are a couple photos of our 24 ft. (158" wheelbase) Class C on the optional E450 chassis (fo provide overkill ruggedness). We take it carefully on rough roads whenever needed for exploring and camping. I installed tires on it of larger diameter than what came on it in order gain ground clearance. All plumbing, generator, and other components are up high at about frame height (and now higher due to the non-stock tires).

Thanks for the feedback.. I like the idea of taller tires if that can happen... I also think the weight of the 2-wheeler and rack will be less than 400#, so am not overly concerned with the weight issue... Also I am solo, so I am thinking I will be able to manage weight distribution better...

The overbunk on a class C is an instant turnoff for me.. another reason I am headed for the shorty Class A


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Old 08-01-2020, 07:07 AM   #17
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OP: Do you have particular places in mind that you really want to get to and you know the roads are so rough with holes, dips and boulders?

The issues are rear overhang and ground clearance to protect any exposed piping/dump valves, etc.

The places in mind are ... all of them. I figure it is going to take at least 4 years...

I also pan to scout roads using the 2-wheeler when the need arises to investigate..

The sewer dump looks to be the most vulnerable, next to a rear over hang...

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