Creating Karting Rack

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  1. steve14364

    steve14364 Read Only Funster

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    Hi,

    Just bought a Ford Roller Team 700 7 birth motorhome.

    We are Karters and I wanted to avoid using a trailer. What is the construction of the back of the motorhome as I wabt to fit ali frame to hold 2 Go Karts. Each one weight around 80kg.

    Thanks

    Steve
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi Steve

    the back of most motorhomes is a wood frame .. with an ali skin .. rear bike racks generally have a max of 50kg and are mounted either through the frame and or have spreader plates inside..

    first point to consider.. payload.. do you have enough spare ?
    second point.. 160kg hanging on the back will have a cantilever effect .. increasing the rear axle load considerable..

    frankly, IMO .. a trailer is a far better option for a load of 160kg .. others may have different opinions
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Get a trailer far safer and you will not overload the Rimor, you can also put spares and fuel on trailer

    Peter
     
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    another hurdle is the physical size of the frame needed.

    technically and legally the max distance from the centre of the.rear wheel to the extreme rear of the van, in this case the rear of the kart rack, is 60% of the distance between the centre's of front and rear wheels....the wheelbase.

    most, if not all, of this will be taken up by the motor homes rear overhang to start with.

    trailer is the way to go.
     
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    Hi Steve
    We had Roller Team 700 several years ago i think that you would have to strengthen the rear chassis extensions before hanging anything on the rear panel, the rear floor extensions were very flimsey on ours and finished about a foot from the rear of the van good van though went like a train.

    dave e
     
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    Thanks for all of your replies, looking for a trailer now.
     
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