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pcdj64

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Posted: 10/12/19 09:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello, i am new from CT.
I purchased a 2006 Starcraft Hybrid 18RB for $500 and fixed it up.
It had a rotted floor and one bad spot on ceiling.
I redid the floor and put a new vinyl sheet on the ceiling, it currently has no roof leaks and is is pretty nice shape.
I think i got a great deal on it and hope to get a lot of use out of it.

I have a question.
Can i put a motorcycle carrier and a 483 pound Kawasaki motorcycle on it's rear receiver?
It looks like it has a good strong weld.

DutchmenSport

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Posted: 10/12/19 10:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Even if your frame and hitch is built like the Egyptian Pyramids, putting that much weight on the end will reduce the tongue weight too much ... that's a given! No debate. You need to retain 10%-15% of the TOTAL weight of the trailer on the tongue hitch. If you don't, the camper will experience uncontrollable sway, even at low speeds. And sway is no fun when trailer and tow vehicle flip over.

Watch these 2 YouTube videos (they are short), which demonstrates what happens when tail weight is too much.

Click here.

Click here too

And here's some real life (sad) videos from some very unfortunate people who did not listen to advise from forum members on web sites like this one:

Click here too.

bikendan

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Posted: 10/12/19 11:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hybrids are ultralight, therefore have a weaker frame. I wouldn't even think about doing something like this with a hybrid. There are hybrids with a cargo deck in front, but they were built with a heavier frame.


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kellem

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Sounds like a toy hauler is eminent.

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Double Trailers
https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29976635/gotomsg/29976946.cfm#29976946

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https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fusea........d/29976635/gotomsg/29976946.cfm#29976946
hybrid dw wrote:

Double Trailers
https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29976635/gotomsg/29976946.cfm#29976946



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