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#31 mitch3644

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 01:01 PM

http://www.easymobil...le_carriers.htm

Check out this site, I've been wondering if something like this would work, I'd love to take my yamaha xt225 along without taking the shell off my truck (my dogs travel back there). I figure it would add about 288 lbs to the back of the truck (rack 50 + 238 for the bike dry). I'd rather put the bike on the back of the trailer but sounds like it wouldn't work out.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 06:35 PM

http://www.easymobil...le_carriers.htm

Check out this site, I've been wondering if something like this would work, I'd love to take my yamaha xt225 along without taking the shell off my truck (my dogs travel back there). I figure it would add about 288 lbs to the back of the truck (rack 50 + 238 for the bike dry). I'd rather put the bike on the back of the trailer but sounds like it wouldn't work out.


I have 2 bicycles and a rack on the back of the Casita, not been a problem. I haul with a 1 ton F350 diesel..........and I wouldn't put that on the back of the Casita! However, on OUR tow vehicle I would consider putting that in a receiver hitch on the front of OUR TV. That looks like a great rack but I would be one of the first to say that stretches the boundaries of the back end of a the modest Castia.

Just my opinion. We are trying to find a suitable scooter/offroad/onroad bike for trips to places like Big Bend, National Forest and AirVenture. So we have been looking at where we are going to haul the bike/scooter. Like you, the bed of our truck is used for other purposes.

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#33 mitch3644

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 09:14 AM

If your looking for a good light weight all around bike the Yamaha XT 225 is a great bike and they made a lot of them. I've seen low milage bikes for sale for around 2k or less. They will handle off road and road travel and are street legal.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:03 AM

If your looking for a good light weight all around bike the Yamaha XT 225 is a great bike and they made a lot of them. I've seen low milage bikes for sale for around 2k or less. They will handle off road and road travel and are street legal.




Mitch

thanks for the suggestion on the Yamaha XT 225. I am going to look into it further. Someone else mentioned they carried a couple of Honda CT70s, that looks to also be a popular scooter. We will probably carry the scooter on a receiver hitch mount on the front of our truck.


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#35 mitch3644

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 06:09 AM

If your looking for a good light weight all around bike the Yamaha XT 225 is a great bike and they made a lot of them. I've seen low milage bikes for sale for around 2k or less. They will handle off road and road travel and are street legal.




Mitch

thanks for the suggestion on the Yamaha XT 225. I am going to look into it further. Someone else mentioned they carried a couple of Honda CT70s, that looks to also be a popular scooter. We will probably carry the scooter on a receiver hitch mount on the front of our truck.


Clover


I think I'm going to look into a front reciever mount might be the best way to go.

#36 DeadEyeDan

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 06:04 AM

I think I'm going to look into a front reciever mount might be the best way to go.



My TV could handle a front hitch, at the expense of the light bar and extra driving and fog lights, which I have put to good use. Maybe a smaller dual sport on the back. The tow weight is not an issue, but the chassis weight might be. Just have to see.
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 07:22 AM

better check the laws regarding a front-mounted hitch, some states do NOT allow you to haul a motorcycle up front - I checked for the same reason, and saw Kalifornia has also outlawed them, now ...
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:47 AM


I use my rear 2" receiver to haul my gear box. Its really handy on a small trailer with minimal storage.



Can you tell me where you got your storag box? It looks very nice on the back of your camper...

#39 Ed Harris

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:51 AM


I use my rear 2" receiver to haul my gear box. Its really handy on a small trailer with minimal storage.



Can you tell me where you got your storag box? It looks very nice on the back of your camper...



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Looks like a Stowaway to me?

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 08:06 AM

Yes, it is a Stow-Away box. They are rotomolded plastic, and are quite well built. I bought the 49" model, with the upturned (gooseneck) 2" receiver bracket so that it rides higher than the rear bumper. It also comes with rear lights (brake/turn/lic. plate) and a twist-type locking latch. They also have several other sizes, and they're available in either black or white. I really like it, and it has a lot of room for carrying all those bulky items that don't fit inside the trailer well.

Link to website: http://www.stowaway2...ed-Carrier.aspx

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#41 LD51

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 10:12 AM

euphoria...what type of box is that? and what does it weigh?

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 11:18 AM

I was considering something similar but coming at it from a 180 deg different direction. I've often considered lengthening my casita frame about 2 feet on the FRONT. I could but a bike rack up against the front of the trailer and still have room for propane, etc. I think the tires I have on the trailer and axle would handle the extra load. I tow with a 3/4 ton truck so the added tongue weight wouldn't be much of an issue either. I would also consider a rack like the one mentioned earlier on a front mount hitch on my truck. There are 500lb front mount hitches available but my wife would hate to have to see the scenery throught the handle bars of a motorcycle.
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Posted 03 February 2014 - 11:40 AM

I was considering something similar but coming at it from a 180 deg different direction. I've often considered lengthening my casita frame about 2 feet on the FRONT. I could but a bike rack up against the front of the trailer and still have room for propane, etc. I think the tires I have on the trailer and axle would handle the extra load. I tow with a 3/4 ton truck so the added tongue weight wouldn't be much of an issue either. I would also consider a rack like the one mentioned earlier on a front mount hitch on my truck. There are 500lb front mount hitches available but my wife would hate to have to see the scenery throught the handle bars of a motorcycle.


Did you know that Orbital makes a tongue extension kit.
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Jim

Edited by widgetwizard, 03 February 2014 - 11:40 AM.

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:08 PM

I was considering something similar but coming at it from a 180 deg different direction. I've often considered lengthening my casita frame about 2 feet on the FRONT. I could but a bike rack up against the front of the trailer and still have room for propane, etc. I think the tires I have on the trailer and axle would handle the extra load. I tow with a 3/4 ton truck so the added tongue weight wouldn't be much of an issue either. I would also consider a rack like the one mentioned earlier on a front mount hitch on my truck. There are 500lb front mount hitches available but my wife would hate to have to see the scenery throught the handle bars of a motorcycle.


Did you know that Orbital makes a tongue extension kit.
Contact us if you need more info

Jim


I did not know that!
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