Originally Posted by Brian B-P
I think Floyd's setup is great, but just check for clearance - a Ranger is not very wide, and Floyd has the Flare side (narrower box with protruding fenders) so it is particularly narrow at the rear. Too much tug width combined with bikes too close means damage. His bikes on his trailer hitched to my van would likely smash out the van's tail lights
in a tight turn.
Should work for any normal sized vehicle. I measured my neighbor's oversized Dodge today and it is 7 inches wider than my Escape
at the taillights. That's 3-1/2" wider per side. Unless you are careless enough to actually jack-knife, there is plenty of clearance.
Still ,as with any custom modification, It is prudent to check for clearances and allow for them.Even when fitting oversized tires
or offset rims. I doubt anyone would be foolish enough to emulate my design without a tape measure.
The pictures were taken at an extreme angle, in order to show what clearances can be accomplished, wish you could see it in person.