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« on: May 04, 2010, 09:22:30 AM »

Hello all
need advice again this is awsome
i have my 1970 mci7
i am going to pull my 20 ft trailer enclosed with 4 harleys in it
i found this stinger hitch dealio
What do you fellow bus  experts think
Stinger hitch.com
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2010, 09:58:47 AM »

Why do you need that. 4 Harley is only 3600 lbs max ... get a tandem trailer and the tongue weight should be fine.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2010, 10:04:51 AM »

I have seen double Decker trailers pulled behind bus (common).I just pulled a car trailer with about 6000 lbs on it and didn't know it was there.. think that is made for wannabee trucks(pick up) or motorhomes..
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2010, 10:24:11 AM »

I've seen several people using this:  http://www.trailertoad.com/ and uniformly great reviews.  One guy had a 24' stacker trailer with a Camaro and a BMW M5 in it, behind a 45 ft MH.  Adds about 3 feet to over all length.  But if you use a weight distributing hitch system you shouldn't need one for a 20' trailer at about 6,000 lbs all up.

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2010, 02:11:46 PM »

HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!!!!  ......

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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2010, 05:10:21 PM »

I just got back this spring with my 7 pulling a 16'/ 102" wide trailer and 2 bikes to Daytona (3300 miles). No problems. I was concerned and really checked out the bus framework beforehand. Saw no problems and still don't after returning. I have no idea what your hitch set up is or the condition of your framework on the bus. Just check it out real good. You should be fine. Where you headed too?
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2010, 06:21:55 PM »

If you want to lighten the load by 25%, I'll take one of the Harleys
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2010, 07:34:00 AM »

Wow, thanks Brian!

That Trailer Toad is a neat solution.

happy coaching!
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2010, 10:12:17 AM »

Be aware that the "stinger" will put a LARGE load upward on your receiver!!  The load rating is for both positive (down) loads and Negative (up loads). When the tires become loaded the load transfers back to your receiver in an up force that can actually be larger than the tongue load would have been. There is no free lunch here!
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2010, 05:13:14 AM »

I was thinking the same thing as my bus will bottom out on some curbs with the long overhang. Seems like a way for it to pivot upward would eliminate that pressure.
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2010, 05:48:34 AM »

I've always thought the obvious solution to the tongue-weight problem would be to use a drawbar trailer, yet they seem comparatively rare. I know the extra pivot point can create a problem when reversing, but that seems a relatively minor (and solvable) issue compared to the advantages



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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2010, 04:26:55 PM »

Someone posted here a few pictures of his drawbar trailer that has a device that changed the castor of the steering axle to allow backing up.

I looked, but couldn't find it. . . .  Sad
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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2010, 02:27:13 PM »

Here are the pictures.



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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2010, 05:13:47 PM »

That's it!

Thanks Rusty. Nice rig!  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2010, 04:20:54 AM »

In concept those draw-bar type trailers are an awful lot like the Trailer Toad thing I posted.  The front wheels take all of the tongue weight, they have suspension and articulation to remove road loads from the bus, they steer to allow the trailer to follow easily, and they need a locking or other device to allow backing up.  But those integrated trailers sure are elegant!

I'm sitting here daydreaming about how to modify my current trailer to have front wheels that steer, and how to put it on 22.5's with stainless so it matches the bus!

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