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Old 01-21-2019, 08:08 PM   #1
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Hello all, wife and I just bought a very nicely taken care of 2002 Kountry Star DP 3677 and planning several long and short trips this year in it as we can get off from work. Been fixing a few little things that needed to be done and replacing a few things before a long trip.

We are looking at options for taking my 18 Ultra Limited with us on trips and/or our Equinox. Has anyone installed a cruiserlift or hydralift on one of these?
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:36 AM   #2
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I assume you do not have a tag axle. Without a tag I personally would not consider a lift. Have you considered an open or enclosed trailer of some type?
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I would guess you have a W22 chassis. My opinion is that chassis would not be optimal for that purpose.
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It's a freightliner XC chassis. No tag axle. I'll weigh it this weekend and see how it weighs out with our stuff in it on a short weekend trip we are taking down to the American Legion Department convention.

If I go the trailer route, I'd have to have one big enough to haul a car too, then have to deal with that in camp grounds, because we will bring the wife's equinox on occasion depending on what we are doing. Most of the time it will just be our bike on vacations for getting around. I don't want multiple trailers for different trips. I already have a bunch of trailers for our farm and mud race truck, but they are all goosenecks.
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Seems to me that you will face at least three problems. First, the weight of the bike and carrier will take up most, if not all, of the allowable cargo weight capacity. Second, hanging that much weight off the back of a 36' coach will almost certainly overload the rear axle. And, finally, putting that much weight well behind the rear axle will lighten the load on the front axle; potentially to the point of altering the steering and handling.

A 36' chassis with no tag axle is just not designed to safely carry that much load, and in that configuration.

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Your options with trailers will be enclosed and open. If you go for enclosed and haul the car you listed you will either have to have a trailer with a side escape hatch door or you will have to crawl in and out of the back of the vehicle when loading and unloading. We have an enclosed without the escape hatch but our Mini Cooper is narrow enough I can actually open the door inside the trailer and squeeze out.

I had a buddy who full timed for years pulling his motorcycle and SUV on an open aluminum trailer. It was configured so the bike went on sideways with the car behind it. I think the whole trailer was only about 20 or 21 feet long.

About the only other option that comes to mind is having a PU truck to tow 4-down with the Harley loaded in the bed.
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