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Old 12-14-2014, 03:33 PM   #29
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I might add, there are a couple of drawbacks to the MC on the tongue. Turning radius is less, and LOL, I have on occasion forget to close the rear hatch on the jeep, and it won't close due to the MC handlebar sticking forward. Had to un-hitch, close the hatch, and re-hitch.
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Old 12-14-2014, 08:38 PM   #30
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I actually prefer this guys method for loading his bike in the back of his truck. Why not try it? http://youtu.be/KnRS8f9QcrA
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:02 PM   #31
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Now that is a quick load! Had never seen that before. Back in the day I used to ride my bike up a ramp into the back of a pickup, but very carefully. But haven't used a pickup in years. Not sure I would even try that again at my age. Balance and coordination isn't what it used to be.
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:04 PM   #32
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By the way, was the pict of your trailer taken in southern Utah? I go there yearly.
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:36 AM   #33
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By the way, was the pict of your trailer taken in southern Utah? I go there yearly.
Yes, was southern Utah somewhere around Bryce Canyon. We went to Utah and area for first time this past summer.
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:15 AM   #34
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On/Off legal motorcycle transportation

I've considered this question myself, to try and haul my TW200
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But I think it's a bit much to hang off of the trailer bumper. I added a receiver tube for a bicycle rack, but the two bikes may be 70-80 pounds combined. The moto is just shy of 250. I agree with the earlier poster who said that the frame of the trailer is intentionally barely sufficient so as to be light.

If your tow rig is a pickup, best bet would be in the bed.

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Old 12-15-2014, 11:22 AM   #35
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With all the concerns about loads etc on the rear of a travel trailer, no one's mentioned more weight on already over-taxed tires on some of the 16'-19' Scamps! I wouldnt dream of adding even 100lbs to the rear of my 13' Scamp trailer.

I liked Floyd's idea of a simple-mounted "Hoist" to lift the bike in and out. I had concerns about a 4000 watt generator even...hurting my back. I bought a Harbor Freight winch, redesigned it and turned it into a light-weight alum. (worm/worm wheel type mechanism) powered winch. How's it powered? With my 19.2 Craftsman drill. Pulls the gen up my homemade ramp in about 30 sec. But, my gen has wheels to stabilize it. The motorcycle would/will have to sit in a frame of sorts. Definitely the winch idea in the back of a PU truck would be my #1 preference for a motorbike.

On a side note, I have a 250 Rebel that I use ramps and "walk" it up in the back of my truck under its own power. I can do that comfortably. But if you're unsure...... reread the second paragraph.
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Old 12-19-2014, 07:56 PM   #36
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Jack,

We have a LiL Snoozy. The factory people say that a small motorcycle can be hauled inside the trailer. It has a wide rear door. You would just have to install hardware to secure the bike and make a little ramp to get it in. Of course you would have to roll it out when camping.


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Old 12-19-2014, 10:23 PM   #37
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I didn't notice this being addressed earlier, so...

If I read correctly, you're 'in the market' for a trailer. Any special reason not to just get a toy hauler? Big ramp in the back - drop down bed after you offload. Usually have much lower floors than a truck bed so it's easier to load. They build them for exactly this situation.
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Old 12-19-2014, 10:39 PM   #38
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I am about to pull the trigger on a small Honda 2008 enduro 230L which is 267 lbs dry weight. Been checking out 4 foot wide ramps and I will be putting it in the truck bed. I don't know if I will need a winch or not, time will tell.

I thought about a toy hauler, but don't want to go through the hassle of unloading bike and lowering bed, just to get a nights sleep.
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Old 12-19-2014, 10:43 PM   #39
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I think I know the answer to this already, but wondering if there are any options I may have missed. I will be driving a pickup with open bed. I am looking to include a light on/off road motorcycle in my travels. I will be pulling a tt. I am looking for solutions as how to do this? Older guy here, so ease of loading is important. Thanks for any responses, or solutions...

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I'm leaving Monday FOR Alamo Lake with my ATV in the back of my PU and towing my Scamp.
Everyone I know hauls their bike or ATV in the back of the PU when towing a TT.
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Just a thought!
You can buy a ramp that folds lengthwise.
There about 48 inches wide when unfolded.
That would give you enough room to walk up the ramp with your bike.
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:55 PM   #42
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Stevebaz, your attachment has three viruses.
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