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Stelvio towing solution
« on: March 24, 2023, 01:23:32 PM »




The other kind of Stelvio. Should prevent all the scraping I had with the Toyota.

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Re: Stelvio towing solution
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2023, 01:38:11 PM »
Tell me more please.
Been looking for a solution to leave the trailer behind.
What kind of chock/ramp are you using?
How are you securing the front wheel for tracking?
Any other tricks to tracking or keeping her perpendicular?
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Re: Stelvio towing solution
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2023, 01:56:38 PM »
Tell me more please.
Been looking for a solution to leave the trailer behind.
What kind of chock/ramp are you using?
How are you securing the front wheel for tracking?
Any other tricks to tracking or keeping her perpendicular?
Thanks,
inditx

It's a MoTow hitch, discussed here before. www.motowus.com
No chock or ramp is needed to load -- the motor on top raises the cradle after the bike is strapped in.
Front wheel tracking is secured by two orange tie-downs attached between the handlebar and saddlebag mounts on either side.
The hitch requires a 2-inch receiver, which is plenty strong enough to keep the bike perpendicular.
I gave it a 1700-mile shake-down cruise from Madison to the Black Hills and back in September.
The only issue was the lack of ground clearance from the Toyota, but that was a big issue.
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Re: Stelvio towing solution
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2023, 02:02:07 PM »
Did it interfere with your back up camera?
Do you know if to a reducer to a 1.25 receiver would work?
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Re: Stelvio towing solution
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Re: Stelvio towing solution
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2023, 02:11:26 PM »
Did it interfere with your back up camera?
Do you know if to a reducer to a 1.25 receiver would work?
Thanks!

Only my Alfa has a back up camera. It gives view of the Guzzi's rear tire now. There also seems to be interference with the backup proximity warning, but I think I can turn that off.

I think a 1.25" reducer wouldn't be satisfactory because it would allow too much rotational slop. The company does not recommend it. The whole design requires that rotational rigidity is supplied by the hitch and not by any added support cables, by the way.
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Re: Stelvio towing solution
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2023, 04:15:38 PM »
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Re: Stelvio towing solution
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2023, 08:04:23 PM »
Great, thanks.

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Re: Stelvio towing solution
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2023, 06:32:58 AM »
If only a rare occurrence... Maybe just rent a pickup truck to haul the trailered craft as needed. That may retain the overall integrity of the vehicle. Cheers


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Re: Stelvio towing solution
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2023, 06:31:19 AM »
^^^^ I tried to rent a truck one time.. told the nice lady I didn't want to *buy* it, just use it for a bit.
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