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Class c and motorcycle carriers and rv purchase
« on: April 30, 2018, 05:37:11 PM »
I am looking to buy a  25-27 used class c in the near future and am wondering if anyone has had any experience with the trailer hitch motorcycle carriers? I am looking to carry a smaller bike likely in the 200-350 lb range with the carrier weighing in around 100 lbs for a total of 450 or less ponds.. Comments on the carrier and  input on a class C.. anticipate a 30-40K range for a used.  Thank you!!

Larry N.

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Re: Class c and motorcycle carriers and rv purchase
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 07:29:59 AM »
I suspect that most class C's, and probably most gas class A's, don't have the strength (or the weight balance) for a motorcycle on the hitch. Perhaps someone here knows of one, though.
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reniram

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Re: Class c and motorcycle carriers and rv purchase
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 07:46:02 AM »
You will be OK  if you stick within  the 300-350 lb weight as you are mentioning...If you go much heavier the frame should be gusseted to beef it up. However there are weight limits and don't expect to hang a 700-800 lb behemoth to it. I have a Honda CRF 250L..weighs around 340lbs total and it sits very well on my hitch.  (A Class Winnie Vista 26he..)

Markap12013

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Re: Class c and motorcycle carriers and rv purchase
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2018, 11:38:37 AM »
Iíve got a friend with a 2017 Winnebago View (24J) who hauls a Suzuki 450 (?) dual sport with no problems on his hitch rack.  I think my BMW F650gs is too heavy so Iím going with 2 e-bikes.
Northern VA
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BruceR

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Re: Class c and motorcycle carriers and rv purchase
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2018, 11:39:54 PM »
I recently weighed my motorhome, a 21' Chinook, to find out what the front axle, rear axle, and overall loadings were for a base load (no people, full fuel, full water). I found I could stay within published limits for a smaller bike (about 250 pounds), the carrier, and normal travel items (food, toys, me, wife).
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MedfordRV

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Re: Class c and motorcycle carriers and rv purchase
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2018, 12:53:28 AM »
Harbor Freight has a carrier for $125, max 400 lbs. It Has worked well for me for 5 years. Check out the dual hitch extender and bring your boat too.
www.harborfreight.com/400-lb-receiver-mount-motorcycle-carrier-62837.html
www.harborfreight.com/dual-hitch-extender-69881.html
Bruce
Medford MA

Stephen S.

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Re: Class c and motorcycle carriers and rv purchase
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2018, 08:07:20 PM »
Been doing this for a few years now.

This was my RV with my old bike on the rack and my VW Beetle in tow.

Have to do some testing with my new bike. It is 475 lbs. where the TW was only 280 lbs. It's going to be right on the edge of the max weight for the rack, but I can add some more bracing.

I just have to get the new bike on the rack and go to the CAT scales and check the front end. Don't want the front tires to be too light. That would affect traction and handling.
Stephen S.
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