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 9/17/2004 11:41 AM
 
 Modified By johnchurn  on 5/12/2011 12:51:29 PM

I am using this picture, which we took when we first started fultiming, to test my new printer scanner. I need to make sure that when I scan in the pictures that they come out the right size for the screen.
These were some exciting days, and when we see the pictures it reminds us of being there.
We were somewhere in Massachusetts heading for Laconia, NH.

Big Bad John & Runaround Sue


Big Bad John & Runaround Sue & Paris *Hammock,Florida* *97 Dutch Star Diesel* *76 VW Bay Window Bus* *91 Classic Harley Davidson* *1949 Ford Lead Sled* *2012 HD LSV
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 3/14/2005 8:10 PM
 
HI MY NAME IS jOHN AND I OWN A 25FT CLASS C MOTORHOME AND I SEE THA YOU CARRY A MOTOBIKE WATH CC IS IT I HAVE 750 HONDA ACE AND WAS THINKING OF BUILDING A RACK FOR THE BACK OF THE RV I WEIGHS 450 LB WILL MY RV HANDEL IT THANK JOHN FR, SAINT JOHN .NB.CA
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 3/14/2005 9:43 PM
 
I am confused. I posted this picture a long time ago and now it shows up as being posted by fastmetal.
What's up. Big Bad John & Runaround Sue

Big Bad John & Runaround Sue & Paris *Hammock,Florida* *97 Dutch Star Diesel* *76 VW Bay Window Bus* *91 Classic Harley Davidson* *1949 Ford Lead Sled* *2012 HD LSV
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 3/14/2005 10:05 PM
 
 Modified By johnchurn  on 5/12/2011 12:54:28 PM

OK Fastmetal, now I am on board. I didn't see your post when I looked at the picture.
There is a 1340 cc Harley on the back of the MH. The rack probably weighs 200 lbs. and the Harley weighs 850. No one could tell me, how it would handle or even if it was possible.
Our motorhome weighs 21,800 and is rated to carry 26,000 lbs. We weighed it one time loading on a ship in Mexico and we weighed 24,889 without the Harley. We have been using this arrangement since 98 and have put 67,000 miles on the rig with no suspension problems. It's a Spartan Chassis with Air Suspension.
I wouldn't recommend putting this kind of rear weight on the back of a gas chassis, without doing some calculations. I have seen a Honda Gold wing on the back of a 34 foot gas rig in El Paso, with the same arrangement, but have no history of how well it lasted or how it handled.
If you calculate the rear axle rating and the weight of your bike and the rack combined, and you are not going to carry much else, if you are within the limits I would say you probably would be ok, but it's always a crap shoot.
There are some better pictures of the Harley rack on earlier posts. Maybe you can look back and get some ideas.
I found one of the old pictures.





Big Bad John & Runaround Sue & Paris *Hammock,Florida* *97 Dutch Star Diesel* *76 VW Bay Window Bus* *91 Classic Harley Davidson* *1949 Ford Lead Sled* *2012 HD LSV
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 5/12/2011 1:55 PM
 

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