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So for some time, I have been thinking how to carry bikes on my van without braking the rear door hinges and I decided to go the towing hook bike rack way.  Said, done! Ordered a towing hook off ebay from Germany with a 150kg. vertical load rating. Funny enough, ebay offer with transport from Germany by UPS ground, was say.. 30% cheaper that than the same brand off a local dealer.  Anyway, packet arriver...whoo it was heavy when I had to carry it back to the garage.. and last Sunday I Got it installed myself.

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So, after some riddle-solving with electrics
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I got it all fixed. While looking online for some cable aids with my van, I stumbled upon a friend’s post on a local forum, where he was commenting that his driving license had expired and he had to rush a new one. I looked at mine and guess what... today I was ot our DMV on a queue  with other fellow in my mishap. BUT.. since my ticket as up in one hour, I ended up in the 2 min walk dealership of Moto Guzzi. There came the problem....
I met .. hmmm.. her...
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And a better pic from the web:

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Guzzi V85TT.

Well I have a test drive scheduled later this week and we’ll see. BUT I have a strange tickle in my gut...😉

So here comes the question. Since I am tired up of doing the 1000 km straight highway to the Alps and on the other hand I love touring the twisties, what is your experience with campervan/ motorhome touring with a motorbike on a trailer in the back?!

 I would appreciate all input as it may be getting obvious by now, I might have just started down that road 😉
Anton
 





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Hi Anton. Thanks for your input with your tow bar installation. 

a few years ago with my first motorhome I bought it with the intention of towing a 2 wheel covered trailer which had my race bike, my leathers, my helmet and gloves and all my tools and fuel.  This way I was able to travel to the race meeting and stay overnight and not have to either pitch a tent or stay in a Travelodge. 

this trailer would be too much to use to travel across to the Alps, but once it was moving it was barely noticeable when I was towing it. Naturally, it did harm the fuel consumption, down from the usual 28mpg to around 23mpg. However, there was a saving overall not staying in a hotel _ and of course I could make my own meals, my own wash facilities and bed. 

I think your idea to tow a bike in a trailer, and then ride around the twisties is great. Do it.

now when will you buy the bike? 😉. 


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I towed a bike behind the moho a few years ago

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I have had three Guzzis in the past, a T3, Spada, and a 69 Cali.


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