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hbuniotto

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Posted: 03/25/21 07:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I own a 1997 30' Lazy Daze Class-C and want to install a front hitch to haul my dirt bike. The chassis measured 40 on the outter walls and 36 on the inner (2 inch beam) and the bumper is 5 inches lower than the frame.

Any suggestions for hitches to use and does / don'ts?

Thanks.

carringb

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Posted: 03/25/21 08:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

eTrailer and U-haul both have a front hitch-receiver for the E-series.

I have a BuckStop bumper, but those off-the-shelf options are just fine for a single dirt-bike.

The dirt-bike tires can cast a head-light shadow. I fitted my dirt-bike rack with some inexpensive driving lights to fill in those shadows. I also added some turn signals to make sure the van's aren't obscured from any angle.


2000 Ford E450 V10 VAN! 450,000+ miles
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BarneyS

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Posted: 03/26/21 07:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Moved to Class C MH forum from Towing.

pianotuna

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Make sure you don't block air flow to the radiator. DAMHIK


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My ride is a 28 foot Class C, 256 watts solar, soon to have SiO2 batteries, 3000 watt Magnum hybrid inverter, Sola Basic Autoformer, Microair Easy Start.

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Posted: 03/27/21 12:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Keep on eye on all temps.
Install a tranny temp gauge.
Make sure your radiator is up to the chore.

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