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RDrasher,

I lived in a wandering truck camper for a dozen years. Can't beat the price of civilized "camping." Now I have a house, but I still miss the truck. ;)

That said, it looks like a LOT of living space was surrendered to carry the bike. I could easily see a sideways mount, like an upgraded bumper mount across the back, outside of the camper. A box structure there would keep the bike safe and dry. Sure, what you got was what they had available, but unless you install a lot of shelving or storage cabinets around the bike, I suspect you may not be happy with the design for very long.

I saw a pivoting bumper mount for a bike, for motor homes. You roll the bike onto the wheel channel, flat at ground level, then an electric winch raises the channel to a position parallel and above the rear bumper. No ramps, no stress, easy on/easy off. Check out the "bumper-mount" bike lifters available. This is only ONE example, you can prolly go cheaper, or better:

Motorcycle lifter
 

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This is how I take my Tenere, I take the ten as it has the crash bars to tie on to. The only downside is it gets dirty going down the road if it rains.
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Nice rigs you got there boys. Them are some big bikes to haul around. I been looking at hauling something smaller that the wife might like to ride by herself.
 

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RDrasher,

I lived in a wandering truck camper for a dozen years. Can't beat the price of civilized "camping." Now I have a house, but I still miss the truck. ;)

That said, it looks like a LOT of living space was surrendered to carry the bike. I could easily see a sideways mount, like an upgraded bumper mount across the back, outside of the camper. A box structure there would keep the bike safe and dry. Sure, what you got was what they had available, but unless you install a lot of shelving or storage cabinets around the bike, I suspect you may not be happy with the design for very long.

I saw a pivoting bumper mount for a bike, for motor homes. You roll the bike onto the wheel channel, flat at ground level, then an electric winch raises the channel to a position parallel and above the rear bumper. No ramps, no stress, easy on/easy off. Check out the "bumper-mount" bike lifters available. This is only ONE example, you can prolly go cheaper, or better:

Motorcycle lifter
I grabbed this model mainly to do trackdays with my 2 bikes and some camping with the wife. I've had enough sitting under a canopy in full leathers and gear (too lazy to change between sessions) on 90+ degree weather down here in FL. A queen sized bed comes down from the roof of the garage on a motorized track, so that helps with some of the lost living area. I'll have to check out those bumper mounts. Thx
 
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