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Old 08-16-2011, 08:42 PM   #1
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Alpine hauls Spyder!

Behind the motorhome, that is. Complete transformation from 9 years of carrying a BMW R1200 on a lift on the back of the motorhome and towing a Subaru behind that to this: Spyder on a TandemTow trailer and Honda FIT on the rear car dolly part of the trailer. Did the first loading today. Even though the deck is only 13" high, still had to prop up the outer two ramps as the front plastic would have hit the center ramp. (Used 3 ramps instead of a big one as the big one when raised would lean inward and cut down on width needed for the Spyder's length across-wise.) Backing off was ok except for a nut like thingy on the lowest point of the Spyder exhaust pipe just barely missing the edge of the center ramp. Will have to keep an eye on that and maybe prop up the center ramp for unloading.
So completes the summer project: Spending My Kids Inheritance!
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:39 PM   #2
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Looks great David. How long is the whole thing--motorhome and all? Did you need a special permit, since max. combined length in Oregon is 60'? Was the Spyder too wide for the lift?
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:58 AM   #3
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Overall length is about 62'. Oregon combined length according to what I'm looking at is 65'. When I had the m/c lift and flat towed the Forester, I was 63 1/2" according to the Newfoundland ferry measurement last summer. Width I think is pretty much right on.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:23 AM   #4
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Looks great Sir. We tow a Spyder in a trailer behind us and it is the ticket! You will enjoy the Spyder, for your out and about trips. Very nice setup.
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MOFA, I had thought of going your way, except I couldn't see how to get Spyder and car into anything less than a 24 ft trailer, which I didn't want. I see you've accomplished that with the small Fiat.
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No I need to correct you. I don't pull the Fiat. I only pull the Spyder. The Fiat stays at home.
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Very cool !
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:03 PM   #8
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Now that's Haulin!!
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Looking good, where did you find your dolly, I would love to purchase a Polaris Razor and still tow my Saturn. Please advise Thanks Chris
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:17 PM   #10
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TandemTow trailer comes from www.RaceCityRVProducts.
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Great Looking David, glad we were able to get the other thing unwired and off the coach. Have fun.
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