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Old 03-20-2011, 09:32 AM   #1
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Hydraulic Motorcycle lift

Anyone using lift for motorcycle, 2 Questions one is any thoughts on Cruiserlift and Hydralift, leaning towards Hydralift and Secondly and probably more important, I am ordering Coach, Phaeton 40', have the option of Freightliner or Powerglide, does anyone have experience with either or know of any pros or cons. I know Powerglide lists 2000 lbs more load on rear axle but does this correlate to to weight hanging off the backside. any help would be appreciated.


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Go slow in this process, and do much research. I think you will find that a lift on a 40 ft coach is not often recomended. Good luck.
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Go to TiffinRVNetwork for an answer to the chassis, and LOTS of great info. there.
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Go slow in this process, and do much research. I think you will find that a lift on a 40 ft coach is not often recomended. Good luck.
thats not true most them lifts are mounted way under the frame talk to people who install lifts
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For Rear Lifts have your front & rear axle weighted when loaded for travel.
Then you can add on the extra weight of a lift by below.
Measure the distance from the center of rear axle to the center of the weight(Lift).
Divide that number by the RVs wheelbase. Multiply the result by 100 to get percent.
That percent of the load is added to the load and becomes the total load added to the rear axle.
That percent of the load is subtracted from the front axle weight and unloads the front axle by that amount.

800 lb bike, Lift 100 lb=900 lb
Center axle to rear 120 wheelbase 240
120 divide by 240=0.50 X 100= 50%
Weight is 1350 lb added to rear axle
Front axle will be 450 lbs lighter
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Does that mean if I'm within axle limits I will be ok, and how much effect will that have on steering if any?
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For Rear Lifts have your front & rear axle weighted when loaded for travel.
Then you can add on the extra weight of a lift by below.
Measure the distance from the center of rear axle to the center of the weight(Lift).
Divide that number by the RVs wheelbase. Multiply the result by 100 to get percent.
That percent of the load is added to the load and becomes the total load added to the rear axle.
That percent of the load is subtracted from the front axle weight and unloads the front axle by that amount.

800 lb bike, Lift 100 lb=900 lb
Center axle to rear 120 wheelbase 240
120 divide by 240=0.50 X 100= 50%
Weight is 1350 lb added to rear axle
Front axle will be 450 lbs lighter
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:42 PM   #7
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went to site, lots of good info there, thanks for the advice
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Go to TiffinRVNetwork for an answer to the chassis, and LOTS of great info. there.
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Hydro lift all the way.I have one on my unit carry a ultra classic never even noticed its there on a 2006 Nemar Kountry Star 40 foot 4 slide unit.Make sure you hirer a great welder took us 2 days to install or have the place you buy it from install it as they should no what they are doing
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Thanks, I talked to a distriuter/Installer yesterday in Elkhart In, told me same thing they sold a few others for a short period of time, now only sell Hyrolift and they need coach for 2 days to weld, wire, Ect. they are a little pricey, but compared to the cost of coach and bike, hard to imagine i would want to skip here, Placed order for Coach yesterday so I have a few weeks to get it all together, thanks for the info.

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if you go to the Blue Ox web site they have a worksheet to determine if your coach can accept the hitch and cycle weight.

http://www.blueox.us/Carriers/carriercalculation.pdf

i am looking at one also for my Suzuki, it only weighs 500 lbs, but between the hitch weight and the frame allowance, i am close.
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thanks, will do that
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Hydrolift

My name is going to be differant as had to register again to post.
I had a freind just pricing out new Hydrolift & said he could get new one for 3500.00 thought you should no that as I paid double that just a few years ago.No install & takes about 2 days to do everything.!st time installation so more a person does quicky it should be.Do not cheap out on the install!!! If you need any help or questions you can email me on my profile.I hope showing prices is OK on this site.Hydrolift has many attachments that you could carry a bike or quad etc.I love mine but am selling my coach so taking it off & selling to friend I hope.You have made a great choice I think. Great people on this site great help from people helping out there fellow man.Happy RVing
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They are real nifty and a bunch of people do it. But a word of caution make sure the manufacturer of the coach and chassies say it's ok, Otherwise if you have problems during you warrenty period, or have an at fault accident and end up in court you will be on your own. If you plan on hauling the lift and your M/C then towing a toad, in most cases you will be getting very near or past your rated towing and/or load compacity. Before every one jumps on me it's my humble opinon.
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That much weight on the rear end made me a bit nervous. Since we were already towing our pickup, I installed a Cruiser Ramp loader in the truck. I works very well.
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