motorcycle /scooter rack (1 Viewer)

philb 1

Free Member
Dec 21, 2014
22
10
North Yorkshire, UK
Funster No
34,530
MH
Bailey Autograph 745
Exp
2012
Hi Can anyone advise me ,I have a Bailey 2014 autograph 745 motor home ,can i have fitted a motor cycle /scooter rack ,I have had quotes sent to me but i am a little bit unsure due to weights ect that i have read on the forums , Can any one advise thanks phil.
 

Vic

Aug 1, 2010
476
545
Funster No
12,973
I had a 2012 740. The problem I had was the rear axle weight, 2000kgs. With normal stuff under the bed and full tanks the axle was almost up to it's weight. To get around it you could fit air assisted suspension (£1500) new rear tyres with an increased max limit (£300) and have the vans plated weight and rear axle weight increased by SV Tech (£300) to 3850kgs gross weight and rear axle weight to 2200 lbs. A chassis mounted rack will cost between £1200 & £1500 for a scooter weighing 120 - 150kg ( absolute max). In that weight range you are generally limited to a 125cc. It works out to be rather expensive if you do it right. I decided discretion was the better part of valour and ran away.
On my current van, I have a tow bar and a HydraTrail and tow a 300cc scooter.
Vic
 
OP
OP
philb 1

philb 1

Free Member
Dec 21, 2014
22
10
North Yorkshire, UK
Funster No
34,530
MH
Bailey Autograph 745
Exp
2012
Hi vic thanks for the info ,Yes I agree is it worth paying all that money ,As you say it might be advisable to get a tow bar and trailer to carry the scooter /motor bike ,Then if I want to two a car on a A bar part of it is already installed phil
 

Vic

Aug 1, 2010
476
545
Funster No
12,973
I went the HydraTrail route just for the ease of reversing. I tried a 125 scooter, but the max speed was 20 mph travelling up steep mountain roads 3 up. (Wife, dog and me).
 

RandallC

LIFE MEMBER
Aug 4, 2012
1,242
3,488
Devizes
Funster No
22,267
MH
A Class Rapido 8096
Exp
2012, prior too, 17 years Folding Camper & Caravan
Hi Vic.

Keenly interested to know how you got the dog on the scooter?

We have a PCX that goes in the garage, BUT the issue for trips out is our cocker spaniel. Could be a few looking forward to a solution to this one.

Cheers

Subscribers  do not see these advertisements

 

Vic

Aug 1, 2010
476
545
Funster No
12,973
Rather than hi-jack this thread I will start another re carrying a dog.

Vic
 

RandallC

LIFE MEMBER
Aug 4, 2012
1,242
3,488
Devizes
Funster No
22,267
MH
A Class Rapido 8096
Exp
2012, prior too, 17 years Folding Camper & Caravan
Ok send me a link / title / ? And I'll happy read any thoughts on how too
 

Join us or log in to post a reply.

To join in you must be a member of MotorhomeFun

Join MotorhomeFun

Join us, it quick and easy!

Log in

Already a member? Log in here.

Latest journal entries

Funsters who are viewing this thread

Back
Top