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    RV motorcycle Carrier

    I ride long distance, but my wife: well another story. So the RV comes into dual trips.
    I wonder if anyone has a RV motorcycle carrier that is not $3000+.

    I seen some that are less then 1K, you push the bike up a ramp. They look like they might work for carrying my 84 R100RT a few times. When my wife can break away for the dog rescue, and we go some place, I might still get some morning rides in.

    Wife will never be a long distance rider, hell she has not been on my bike for years.
    So I will need a solution not leave my buddy Sam (yep he has a name) at home.
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    A friend of mine carries his R1200GS on one of these
    http://www.blueox.com/p-1186-motorcycle-carrier-i.aspx
    I carry my F800GS on this
    http://www.versahaul.com/vhsportro.php
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    Every expert I've read has advised against a hitch mounted motorcycle carrier for anything weighing over roughly 3-400 pounds, even with a large motorhome. It creates an imbalance that is hard on the suspension, handling and steering. That's simply what I have read.
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    Not too

    I am not too worried about the weight. I know many trailer have a tongue weight that would be equal to my bikes weight. I looked at the Ox one, and going to look more if I can find then make a decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MIAirhead View Post
    I am not too worried about the weight. I know many trailer have a tongue weight that would be equal to my bikes weight. I looked at the Ox one, and going to look more if I can find then make a decision.
    It's not about trailer tongue weight, it's about the hitch and what the hitch can support.

    Class I: 200 lb tongue (2000 lb trailer)
    Class II: 350 lb tongue (3500 lb trailer)
    Class III: 500 lb tongue (5000 lb trailer)
    Class IV: 1200 lb tongue (12,000 trailer)
    Class V: 1300 lb tongue (13,000 trailer)

    How many folks actually have a class IV or class V hitch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    How many folks actually have a class IV or class V hitch?
    Class IV is fairly standard these days on 3/4 or 1 ton trucks. I don't know about SUVs or motorhomes. But that still seems like a lot of weight to hang out there. Last week at the BMW dealer in San Francisco, there was a receiver mounted device for locking in the front wheel. The rear wheel rode on the ground. It looked interesting but I'm not sure about long term use versus emergencies.
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