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Old 03-10-2015, 04:35 AM   #1
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KTM 990 and which RV set up?

Looking to do some traveling in the next year and would like to take my 990 along because I think its a great bike to go solo and explore as well as to take the wife 2up on.
I am leaning towards a smaller set up like a large class B or small Class C because of size and maneuverability. Also, so I can get into some of the" off the beaten path" camp sites. Years ago I did a trip to Alaska in a 30' class A. So I am somewhat familiar with RV's.
Do NOT want to deal with a 5th wheeler, so that is out. Would prefer to stay away from the toy haulers.
Surely someone is doing this with a 990, question is, is there a safe lift that can handle the 990? Can the RV handle the weight of the 990 on the back?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Would also prefer not to haul a trailer behind due to length restrictions.
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:42 AM   #2
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You'll find what you need with those guys...

Link here!!
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:23 AM   #3
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anyone have any experience with this setup?

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You'll find what you need with those guys...

Link here!!
Looks good, they show Harleys loaded on these, but looks like the only thing holding the bike on is the tie downs. Anyone have real world experience using this setup? http://www.mightyhauler.com/faq.html# effects of bike being tied down for long periods of time, stability of this system...... any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:30 AM   #4
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:42 AM   #5
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The Versahaul

Here is how I have been doing it with a Versahaul. They are very affordable. It only slightly looks like the motorhomes front wheels are about to leave the ground. This is also the worlds fastest mini-motorhome. I put a modern Chevy 5.3 V8 and 5 speed stick. It was a tight fit.

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Old 03-10-2015, 09:24 AM   #6
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effects of bike being tied down for long periods of time, stability of this system
I don't understand what you're asking then...

It's not much different from using a trailer when you bong your bike to it!! Your suspension will be compressed, even in a toy hauler...!! Unless you use a brace for the front fork!!

For you, what is a long period of time?? For me, my 990 was in a trailer when I went across North America, from West to East, and then another few days stored in the trailer... Aroud two weeks, and the trailer didn't have a great suspension... No adverse effects...

Good luck...
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:40 AM   #7
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that is the answer I was looking for

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I don't understand what you're asking then...

It's not much different from using a trailer when you bong your bike to it!! Your suspension will be compressed, even in a toy hauler...!! Unless you use a brace for the front fork!!

For you, what is a long period of time?? For me, my 990 was in a trailer when I went across North America, from West to East, and then another few days stored in the trailer... Aroud two weeks, and the trailer didn't have a great suspension... No adverse effects...

Good luck...
give a good comparison for what I have in mind.

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Old 03-10-2015, 09:16 PM   #8
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moto tote

I have been using a moto tote. Works great and has a built in ramp. Can be easily loaded and unloaded with one person. The ramp is approximately 5 feet long so the the angle is not bad. Mine is an older version that has tie down hooks on the front only, but when hauling a big bike I add a tie down strap that goes from one foot peg under the tray (channel) and back to the other peg. The strap around the foot pegs/tray makes it very stable. I also put four tie down straps on the front one set around the lower triple clamp and for security one around the handle bars. The moto tote has been a great hitch hauler, highly recommended.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:46 PM   #9
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I dont have pictures but we made our own. We welded an additional receiver about 30 inches from the stock receiver. We made our own carrier with two hitch bars. this makes the carrier VERY stable. The carrier does not move at all. The down side is that it takes two people to put it on (or use a jack) and it is crazy HEAVY.
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:22 AM   #10
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Once loaded for camping/living the class B chassis could be about maxed out. Then you wanting to add 500+ pounds on the rear. The weight of the bike (on a carrier) will need to extend further out then the bumper are hitch. You will need to look closely at tongue weight of the class B.

Most RV's are setup for 4 down towing at best, where there is no tongue weight.

It can be done but you will need to do your home work to find an RV that would be a pleasure to drive with bike loaded.
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:18 AM   #11
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Fold up ramp to load the 990 in the back of our 2500 HD.



This was our old camper.



Sure they make bigger carriers, this one was used to carry a 300 lb. DRZ 400 once.



This is the new rig we just picked up.



IMHO, if you got a big enough truck, the toy hauler is the only way to go.





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Old 03-11-2015, 11:15 PM   #12
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The new class V receivers will support up to 1000 lbs tongue weight. These have a 2 1/2" tube. If one is made for your RV or Truck, then it's easy to make a tray to hold an Adventure.

I don't like towing unless I'm going to one spot and staying for a while. Tough to explore a new place with a trailer. No gravel roads, no u-turns.
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Old 03-12-2015, 04:33 AM   #13
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this is what I have come up with

so far.

http://outlawrv.com/class-c/floorplans

Smallest class C toy hauler I could find. Think based on what I have read, that I want to avoid a rack on the back. That leaves two options, haul an enclosed trailer behind, way to much hassle and too long, or go with a Outlaw class C with a length of 30' 9".
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:23 AM   #14
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I know when I start looking at RV's in a few years a Sprinter conversion will be top choice...





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Old 03-12-2015, 07:04 AM   #15
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considered the sprinters

really wanted to go in that direction, but not a lot of room, wanted full bathroom and shower, and did not want to put bike on rack on back. Cost wise are actually more than the outlaw class C. But I really like the size for maneuverability.
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