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Old 08-14-2012, 06:59 AM   #1
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Any thoughts?

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My TT is a 2012 154BH being pulled by an 05 Santa Fe 2.7 V6. Most of my trips will be solo and I'd like to find a way to take a small dual purpose motorcycle(300 lbs). If I use helper springs, is there a way I can use a receiver extender with a motorcycle rack and then attach the trailer receiver to that? Thanks.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:17 AM   #2
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From what I can find you are approaching the towing limits of your vehicle. 3000# IF properly equipped. The dry weight of the 154 is 2285#. Add the 300# motorcycle and you have little room for cargo. Plus the extended receiver hitch does not sound like a good approach.

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Old 08-14-2012, 07:37 AM   #3
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There is no way the bumper on your 154bh will hold anything larger than the spare tire that is already attached without some major fabrication. The frame for the Swift is not beefy enough to build onto. I'd say buy a moped and park it inside.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:02 PM   #4
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Im alittle confused.Are you saying pull the motorcycle behind your trailer in tandem with its own trailer?Just cant figure out how to read your post correctly.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:26 PM   #5
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Hey Salty, I just do not think this is a feaseable idea or a safe one, and I`ve not seen it done. You are suggesting using a motorcycle rack behind your SUV, and hitching your trailer to that if I understand correctly. The trailer needs to hitch to your vehicle, and proper WD and sway control should be used accordingly. And to our members let`s keep in mind the OP is brand new to this stuff.
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On my way home from the beach about a month ago, I saw a huge motorhome, towing an identically painted jeep, towing a trailer with an identically painted golf cart! I didn't know that such a thing was possible, but there it was.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:00 PM   #7
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Sounds very unstable and unsafe to me. Here in Virginia, I may be wrong, but I believe that kind of rig would be illegal. Not sure that towing two RVs (trailer/boat, or trailer/car) behind the first TV would be legal, let alone 3. Length limits would also come into play. Bottom line, if someone caused you to slam on the brakes, chances are that all those towed vehicles would accordion all over the place and cause a bad accident.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:38 PM   #8
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Unfortunately your TV will probably be at maximum towing capacity/capability with just the 154BH TT and little, if any cargo. All the weight that is placed on any TV receiver becomes part of the TV's payload capacity, and the further away from the TV's rear axle you place the TT ball, the more weight is removed from the TV's front suspension.... not good. Helper springs do not add any additional TV payload capacity or receiver weight capacity, they only help in leveling out the rear of the TV.

IMO your TV's specified weight limits won't handle the incorporation of an intermediate motor cycle rack between the TV and TT.


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My thought is that you need a tow vehicle with more engine and a bed for the motorcycle.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:39 AM   #10
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Thanks all, guess I'll stick to my mountain bike. Appreviate the input and support, Peace.
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