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Discussion started by Rick and Kim Farrell , on 24 July 05:09 AM
Hey everyone, I was just wondering how you all transport your bikes, I have a lift that I secure the bike on then the electric winch takes it the rest of the way up. I find this great as I have a hard time backing up a trailer, no storage for a trailer as well. The toy hauler seems to take a lot of room from the living area but the great thing about it to me is an indoor garage when camping. Any thoughts or comments on traveling with the bike?
Karen & I are in 30' class A and drag a 20' enclosed trailer as I'm on an Ultra and she's riding a Can-Am Spyder and its over 5' wide so there is no side by side action. We have found more and more camps are allowing us to leave the trailer on our site if there is NO car regestered too. We are enroute back to Michigan after snow-birding in Yuma for the 2nd year. We run the road a little more than 55' total and it still works for us and the bikes are clean and secure.
742 days ago
Ref. Chocks, I bought a pair of front wheel chocks from Harbor Freight for $59 each. You do not have to bolt them down but, I did buy some 1/4" thick rubber mat to put down on the floor to keep them from sliding. There are 2 eyes on the chock to hold your bike upright. I have many "D" ring type tiedowns on my trailer floor. I merely attach 2 straps to keep the bike from moving forward and another two to keep it from moving back. I have hauled two bikes on a trip of over 2,500 miles and neither bike moved at all. The chocks are sold on-line for $59 and $79 in the store. We went to a store, pointed the difference out to the manager and he sold us 4 sets for the catalog price.
1186 days ago
I have a 29' KZ Sportsman 5th wheel toyhauler for those camping trips. It has a 12' foot garage area and can carry two full dressers, I use Condor wheel Chocks that can easily be removed and used outdoors. The garage are makes a nice spare bedroom or dining area when not loaded. This is my first toyhauler and at some point I plan to move up to a bigger one with some slide outs which will be more comfortable for longer stays. I also have a smaller enclosed utility trailer and ramps I use for when I work on the road and stay in hotels, just got the mounting kit for Condor chocks and will be installing that when the weather breaks.
1187 days ago
I just posted on the Newbie area. We have a 24' Jayco Octane ToyHauler. The garage will carry 2 Ultra Classics with one being a trike. It is under 10,000 pounds so, can be easily pulled by my Chevy Silverado 2500 HD truck. The trailer is fully self-contained with generator so, we can park anywhere level and have all the comforts of home. It is a squeeze but, we can sleep (2) up front with the bikes loaded. We found that the bigger the ToyHauler, the more they sleep and the smaller the garage. This unit serves our needs very well and we are happy with the ease of towing and setup. It has large water and waste tanks so can be parked in a remote location for over a week without having to dump tanks. We went with a hitch pull so we could keep our fiberglass shell on the pickup. So far, everything has worked nicely. Pete and Paula
1189 days ago
I've been struggling with this problem for some time now. I had a toyhauler but truthfully it was too long for me. 34 ft and 16ft from hitch to wheels makes for rather long turning radius. I live on a narrow road and like to camp in the mountains where campsites are tight to get into. So I traded it for a shorter fifth wheel. Problem now is I can't take bike and camper. I have a basket on back and seriously considering getting an old cushman eagle to put on it. Would kinda give me what I want but still a compromise. Also thought of the enclosed travel trailer like someone mentioned and make it into a toyhauler. Not a bad idea but now wouldn't have comforts of my fifth wheel. Last alternative is trading for a pull-behind trailer and get a loader to put bike in truck. Dollarwise this would be expensive and not really a viable choice for me but if you are not setup yet I think this would be a good choice.
1202 days ago
Ron & Joyce, see you made a toyhauler from a cargo trailer, I recently purchased a 6 X 12 cargo trailer and am thinking of doing the same thing, little a/c unit on shelf, air mattresses vs cots..would love to see photos of yours and get a few ideas. I'll be carrying a Goldwing. Email- email@example.com Thanks Marty Hill
1207 days ago
Good Morning Everyone, I am new here but not to riding. My bride and I recently purchased a 40' toyhauler 5th wheel and I chose to go with a wheel chock called EZ Chock. I bought two for carrying HD Ultras in the garage. First trip was to Talladega for a week. I checked the bike "several times" on the way but was extremly pleased that it did not budge one inch. What I love is that you do not bolt these down. They will be used in my truck, cargo trailer and toybox. I was not looking forward to bolting anything down as the garage also has two queen beds and didnt want the tripping hazard. P.S. Talladega Camping was a HOOT!
1283 days ago
Those are some good products out there. I'm trying to fit a 700 lb Concours behind my rig. It is a 31 ft Class C so I don't think it can handle the rearward weight of the hydralift. The Idaho Tote is what I need, but for now, out of my price range. I may end up with a small 6 X 10 enclosed trailer but I would rather not have the hassle of a trailer. Keep the ideas flowing...
1303 days ago
Just posted the pictures of the bike on the lift in the down and up position.
1362 days ago
Hi all. I had a 36' DP with a electric lift for my harley. After a 4 years I traded in for 08 Damon Outlaw Class A Toy Hauler. http://www.damonrv.com/brochures/2008-outlaw.pdf I do not miss having to wash my bike all the time and now it rides clean and secure in the 8'x10' garage with space for another bike. With a slide and loft above the garage, I have more living area than my old pusher. I never travel without my bike and have not yet found it necessary to bring a toad.
1365 days ago
I know that's a trout I'm holding in my avatar. I'll try to get a picture of my mocycle in my truck. I tow a HiLo camper with my motor in the bed of the truck. I like a lightweight motor so as to be able to get it in and out of the truck alone on a ramp.
1370 days ago
I'm lucky in that aspect, don't have too much hanging off the rear axle. I also found this lift on e-bay and it was being sold by a RV dealer that someone put in his lot for a trade in and he just wanted it out of his lot. First glance I was reluctant since I didn't know if it would work but it works like a champ. My only problem is I thought the kick-stand was okay where it was but it slipped off the rail and the bike hit the ground causing cosmetic damage but other than that I have to add a small plate for the kick-stand when I put it on myself then it's a one person operation. With full coverage on the Bike, if it falls off then I'll just get a Harley next since Kim loves Harleys and tolerates my BMW.
1370 days ago
I looked into the Hydralift but it is not reccomended for units with more than 10ft behind the rear axle due to the excessive porpsing effect it has on the trailer and truck
1371 days ago
the Idaho tote has an electrical operated solinode controled from a switch on the dash. When power is on there is apin lock that locks the wheels straight. At speeds lower than 45mph it is reccomended to shut the power off so as not to skid the tires. The tires are 14in. Yes with the Rampage lift it is done by lowering the wheel chock to the ground,drive the Harley electea glide into the chock lock it and tie the bike uprightwith straps,the use the 2500 # winch with 12ft remote cord to draw the bike up the ramp securing everything with tiedown straps
1371 days ago
I'll see what I can, I think I can add video to our home page. My big job today is to put the bike lift back on the motor home so once that's done I can try to get pictures on the ease of putting the bike on. Funny how the hardest part is putting the lift on the motor home.
1372 days ago
If you can find a host site, just put it there and add the link for it here, if you can't add a video.
1374 days ago
Hi Richard. That's a pretty elaborate setup you got. Is the Idaho Tote stable for the bike on highway speeds? I noticed it has good size tires on there and the other question I have is that a one person operation getting the bike on and off? The lift I have is removable and it's also a one person operation but have to do it carefully, found out the hard way when my bike fell (once) on the side. It still has the scars from that incident. Once I get the bike lift back on the motor home I plan to take pictures of a step by step operation and maybe a video but not sure if you can add a video on this website. My process takes about 15-30 minutes to get the bike prepped for a haul.
1374 days ago
Good Morning Rick. On your discussion of transporting motor cycles I have a recently purchased Electra Glide 2008 that goes on an Idaho tote with a Rampage Lift. The tote fastens on the two main frame on my 37 ft Jayco Designer with brackets that are welded to the main frame,the the tote hooks to these brackets with two 3/4 in bolts. you can see both of these items on the enternet @ rampage lift .com and idaho tote.com
1375 days ago
The one on the right is the wife's "grocery getter". The one on the left is coming along pretty good. I'm doing little things here and there to get it looking good but still retain it as a "driver". I think the next big thing I want to do is install an overdrive. It'll do 70 mph, but it sure doesn't like it much. It's "cruise altitude" is closer to 60.
1380 days ago
Nice tranporters Martin.
1383 days ago