I'm an American living in South Africa. A buddy of mine from the States is coming down in April and we are planning an epic offroad adventure up in Botswana in my 2003 Disco II V8.
I have a dumb idea that I can't figure out how to make work. Can anyone here help me do something stupid?
We will be towing an offroad camp trailer (http://www.imagine-trailvan.co.za/im...rtVan-Main.jpg
) that will weigh about 2500 lbs with gear inside.
So far, so good, but my dumb idea is that I would sure like to also take along my dirtbike and I can't figure out how. They make trailer hitch motorcycle carriers that would hold the weight of my bike (about 220 lbs) and also include a trailer hitch with a stated capacity of 3000 lbs (i.e., trailer towed behind the carrier that is holding the bike, all ultimately connected to my Disco by a single Class III hitch). Numbers come in just within the stated specs. However, I don't think the designers had Botswana off-roading in mind when they designed those motorcycle hitch carriers and I don't want any serious issues when I'm out in the bush. My wife, prudently, says I'll probably get eaten by a lion if I try to ride the bike anyway (I notice she says this, but isn't necessarily suggesting that I don't do it).
Still ... can anyone think of a less-stupid way of making this work? Any way to mount a bike on the trailer itself, or something like that? Front of the Disco? Anyone done anything like this before?
Probably won't end up doing it, and won't be heartbroken if I can't find a way, but still ...