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Fisher Bill

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Posted: 09/14/17 08:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And this one doesn't look like it's going anywhere but the campsite...

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What does your trailer manufacturer say about their frame and you doing this? Chris


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Make sure you add a camera to the back of your 5er so you'll know where to return to pick up your bike.


Tell me, what experience do you have on the subject, other than reading things 3rd or 4th hand on the internet?

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Fisher Bill wrote:

And this one doesn't look like it's going anywhere but the campsite...

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LOL...that happens to be a picture of my old trailer, truck and carrier! It was mounted with 3 receivers to a very stout trailer frame. Even with a rear kitchen, the trailer towed nicely with a bike on the back. I use a hydralift now but with a different trailer.


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Bionic Man wrote:

joebedford wrote:

Make sure you add a camera to the back of your 5er so you'll know where to return to pick up your bike.


Tell me, what experience do you have on the subject, other than reading things 3rd or 4th hand on the internet?
A friend almost lost his Harley because the points he strapped to on the bike broke.

Another friend lost two bicycles because they bounced off.

You?

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joebedford wrote:

Bionic Man wrote:

joebedford wrote:

Make sure you add a camera to the back of your 5er so you'll know where to return to pick up your bike.


Tell me, what experience do you have on the subject, other than reading things 3rd or 4th hand on the internet?
A friend almost lost his Harley because the points he strapped to on the bike broke.

Another friend lost two bicycles because they bounced off.

You?

The worst thing that's happened to me in many years of carrying motorcycles on the back of my fivers is a loose tie down that flopped around for a while, fortunately doing no damage. I've gotten better at it though and now they all stay as tight as I left them. If necessary, I modify my motorcycles to have adequate tie down points and the hydralift I own has added anchor points. Redundancy is a very good thing and I anchor to both suspended and hard points on the bike.

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I asked Mor/ryde about their Hydraulic Life and was told that they did not recommend them for Fifthweels.
Now that is not to say that you couldn't buy one and have it installed.


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joebedford wrote:

Bionic Man wrote:

joebedford wrote:

Make sure you add a camera to the back of your 5er so you'll know where to return to pick up your bike.


Tell me, what experience do you have on the subject, other than reading things 3rd or 4th hand on the internet?
A friend almost lost his Harley because the points he strapped to on the bike broke.

Another friend lost two bicycles because they bounced off.

You?


Nothing with a motorcycle. Probably 60,000 + miles over the course of 18 years when towing tandem with a 5500 pound boat with over 500 pounds of tongue weight. And multiple friends who do the same. Which seems to be to be pretty similar to what the OP is considering (which is what I said in my first post).

None of us have ever had a problem.

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Swivel wheel is another option. Be sure to check Craigslist.
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Swivel-wheel trailers are a good option, but not necessarily legal in all states. I've never been stopped with mine when I had one, but it could happen.


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