How to pull a motorcycle behind a travel trailer

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How to pull a motorcycle behind a travel trailer
Smaller dirt bikes are easily mounted on almost any rear-mount carrier. (motorcycle image by Aleksander from Fotolia.com)

If you have a motorcycle that you're looking to tow behind a travel trailer, the method you choose is going to depend on the size of your motorcycle, and the amount you want to spend on the trailer mount. If you have a sport bike that weighs about 272 Kilogram or less, you will be able mount a motorcycle carrier on the back of your trailer and not spend much on the mount. If you have a heavier motorcycle, you can still often mount the motorcycle, but you'll need a more elaborate mount.

If none of that works for you and your motorcycle, you'll need a towing device or trailer. So before you begin, consult your motorcycle owner's manual to find out how much it weighs.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Determine which towing style is right for you. Browse the options for motorcycle carriers and determine whether your motorcycle can fit in one. Use eTrailer or DiscountRamps to browse the weight limits and pricing for various types of rear-mounted motorcycle carriers. Discount Ramps, for example, has a mount that can fit almost any weight of motorcycle on the back of a camper, but the £1,300+ price tag may make it cost-prohibitive. If you find that the rear-mounted carrier won't work for you, purchase a motorcycle towing dolly from a company such as Cycle-Tow or A Bike Tow.

  2. 2

    Install a tow package on the back of your travel trailer. Have the towing package professionally welded to the travel trailer chassis.

  3. 3

    Install the motorcycle carrier or tow dolly. For more elaborate carriers, you may need two people to do the job.

  4. 4

    Load your motorcycle onto the carrier or tow dolly, making sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for loading.

  5. 5

    Test your motorcycle mount by driving a short distance from home and performing some quick braking and swerving manoeuvres.

Tips and warnings

  • If you're going to be towing the motorcycle (as opposed to mounting it on a rack) be sure to check the laws in your area to make sure it's legal to do so. A few U.S. states do not allow triple-trailer towing.

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