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Old 09-16-2008, 11:07 AM   #1
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I know there's lot of different ways of doing it. How are you doing it and are you happy with your choice?
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I know there's lot of different ways of doing it. How are you doing it and are you happy with your choice?
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:33 PM   #3
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I used to take MC in enclosed trailer about 50% of our trips. Then DW began to miss her tow car. So now we tow a pickup with the Harley in the back.
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:47 AM   #4
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Oh dear ! I hope the husband won't read this. If he had his way he would tow, the Jeep,bikes,boat and motorcycle. We would be too long to drive anywhere.
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:57 AM   #5
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If I could get my wife to drive the motorhome, she could follow me with it while I ride it to our destination! I haven't gotten that one by her yet though.
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:06 AM   #6
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We use a small collapsing trailer to haul our cruiser. It's open air, but I have a heavy cover for the bike that stays in place. We don't tow the bike that often, but will probably do more towing in the future (boat is gone).

I bought the trailer new for $750.00 and upgraded several items including a spare to a cost of about $1000.00
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:12 PM   #7
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I am planning to carry mine in the pickup. Either with a loader or a wide hitch mounted aluminum ramp.
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Old 09-18-2008, 04:06 AM   #8
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I'll be using a lift on the back of the MH. Probably a Hydra-Lift, but I'm not going to make a final decision until the Tampa show in January.

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Old 09-18-2008, 04:58 AM   #9
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I'll be using a lift on the back of the MH. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Be sure to have your rig weighed.

Bob considered this for his LADB, but only had a few hundred pounds of axle capacity left and would have been too far over the axle capacity.

Hanging, for example, 1000 lbs on the back of a MH actually adds more than 1000 lbs to the axle due to weight transfer from the front axle.

Blue Ox has a weight calculator on their web site to determine the effect of the added weight.
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I think I still have a couple thousand pounds of capacity left, but I won't know for sure until the Summit armor is installed.

I've got the Blue Ox worksheet, but I'm not 100% sure how to adjust it for the tag axle. Do I use a point halfway between the two axles for the pivot?

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Do I use a point halfway between the two axles for the pivot? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I believe that is correct, but a call to Blue Ox would clarify that. They are great to work with.
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Our Harley goes in the bed of the Ranger for now, we just picked up a 57 1/2 ton Chevy P/U that will do the job when its done. It should weigh about the same as the Ranger.

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Old 09-19-2008, 07:08 PM   #13
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Blue Ox said to use the tag axle location for the calculations.

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Been fears fulltiming 2.5 years with a blue ox sports lift on the back of our coach and then pull the jeep. No issues it all works great, nice things takes some weight off the front and I could get air pressure down a few pounds for a better ride.
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