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RE: Motorcycle on stock hitch

You're limited to the tongue weight. My 2017 thor 23u says 500 lbs. Tow weight is 7500 lbs. Usually 10% of tow weight is normal but a lot of these RV's have extensions added to the back. FWIW I use a ultimate mx hitch rack, holds the bike by the foot pegs. Goes on tight, doesnt wiggle like those with nylon tie down straps, doesn't come off. Safe and easy no tip over hazard like on a ramp style. Just jack it up. I've used it many years. Carries my ktm 500 (260 lbs) ktm 625sxc (340 lbs) and my xr650r (308 lbs . Personal favorite)like not even there. All my bikes are dual sport, street legal. I suggest you get a dual sport of which there's many varieties. Been a lot of places, seen a lotnof country. Also the rack is useful if you gotta fix a flat tire.
cbigham 01/27/20 07:37am Class C Motorhomes
RE: THOR Motor Coach

Interesting thread. I've had 2 thor products: 2004 funmover 39c on a f750 cat c7 chassis and a 2017 23u. An rv tech I use put it best when he said "..the shell is solid..but the inside is like paper mache'.." I've seen lots of interesting wiring solutions as well. I bought the 23u knowing this, but also that there are thousands of rental 23u's out there. Many with over 100k miles. I use mine quite a bit. Dirt biker, dual sport trips. 60 to 90 days a year. Keep em well caulked!
cbigham 01/21/20 07:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Costs of things

I don't know of a better way to travel. I have a 23u thor, small, tow a jeep from time to time, carry a street legal dirt bike on back of that. Been a lot of places, ridden a lot of trails, sometimes with friends, sometimes just us. Beats hotels for sure. (Hotels creep me out) We usually dry camp when we can. We have solar, 200 watts. Frankly, the solitude and anticipation of upcoming trips motivate me to make more money to pay for it all. I have no regrets. Maybe one, but situational. Wish I downsized to the class c earlier.
cbigham 10/29/19 12:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Bought Thor 23u

Wow. Holly resurrected threads, batman! Have now owned this 23u almost 2 years. It has needed some repairs. Over all, size and function worked well, I must like it, put 20k on it.Been to numerous dirt bike trips with buddies, long family camp outs.i installed 200w solar with an inverter, we frequently dry camp. The size allows us into smaller campgrounds as predicted compared to the old funmover. We can stay on site 5,7 days three of us and have shower, holding tank capacity. Tows fine, did need heavier rear sway bar 4 sure. It has endured it all, snow, rain, occasional Ocotillo Wells sand storm just fine.
cbigham 09/17/19 08:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Chassis-E450 VS E350

When it comes to bigger truck vs smaller.."better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it" Frequently ours is loaded to the gills, with a motorcycle hanging off the rear rack. Close to load limits e450 for a 23u. OOn occasion lesser.E450 has a different brake actuator system, slightly bigger drums, and a bigger ring gear rear end. Fuel mileage reportedly 1 mpg worse. That rear end helps me pull the jeep with the bike on it (if I take it) up mountain passes easier. Pick your horse for your course.
cbigham 09/17/19 08:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Transmission Overheated on my Ford E350 Chassis Shasta

Did u go up it in low gear, or drive?
cbigham 08/17/19 01:20pm Class C Motorhomes
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