I want to carry a KLR on a motor home

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Snowbird, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Schleprock

    Schleprock Let's Do This!

    May 26, 2010
    Very stout and holds like 600 lbs. Steel receiver and frame with aluminum ramp. Weighs like 65 lbs. Hth S
  2. Motiger

    Motiger n00b

    Jul 6, 2012
    Look at the Boss hitch mount carrier. It locks in the hitch so it don't rock side to side. I have one with the light kit on it that I would sell.
    I only used it a few times. Now I have a trailer.
  3. 990west

    990west Adventurer

    May 4, 2013
    You may have already looked at their products but this company makes the heaviest duty carriers I have seen so far. http://www.mightyhauler.com/1000m.html I have a 990 Adventure and a 23 foot class C with a 500lb tongue weight rated hitch. I am coming to the conclusion that a small trailer might be the best practical solution but would much prefer not dealing with the trailer if I don't have too. I don't really have anywhere good to store it when not in use. So I am very interested in what you find out.
  4. Snowbird

    Snowbird Cereal Killer

    Mar 19, 2008
    Between the Great Lakes and Appalachia
    Thread revival!

    First, I just saw your post, 990west and looked at the site for the lift above. I've not yet read and digested the entire manufacturer's site, but my first thought is that it's a welcome addition to the available mc lifts for the back of other vehicles. I like it.

    Further: I've been using the rack I bought (described earlier) and so long as I keep the rack low to the ground when loading, it's easy. I either use the terrain to my advantage or run the front RV tires up on a block to lower the RV's rear.

    I did have to reinforce the included ramp by bolting an 1/8th inch metal bar on each side. Turns the ramp heavy duty.

    I opted not to go with a trailer because it compromises the selection of campsites; difficult to back up, etc. Others may disagree, but long-term, I figured I'd start looking for pull-through sites, etc. Instead, I've camped some excellent sites and ridden the local scenery in depth, in a way I've not found possible by looping through the same areas. I will say, though, that between the two, I'm enjoying Appalachia thoroughly. :clap