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Old 03-08-2015, 08:08 AM   #1
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Looking for motorcycle lift

Hey guys just decided to put on a motorcycle lift on the coach. Have a 700# bike. Any suggestions where to look and anything I need to do before installing? I have towed it behind our toad ( yes all three units) but think I'll go with a lift if all works out. We have a 06 Beaver Marquis 45' so don't think weight should be a problem. Thanks in advance for any opinions.

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Old 03-08-2015, 10:08 AM   #3
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I just sold this on Craigslist....
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One thing about an electric lift is that they are easier to hook up. Just an option.
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Old 03-18-2015, 09:38 AM   #4
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One thing about an electric lift is that they are easier to hook up. Just an option.

Were you happy with how the lift worked? I have researched this to death and I think this is the one I am going to go with.
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Overbilt is a very good lift and produces them for Blue Ox also. The owner of Overbilt is a real nice guy to talk with and since you are from NY it should be considered to go to the factory and have it installed.
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I'm leaning toward a Rampage lift. It's a way of keeping the weight off the back of the coach.
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We have a Cruiserlift on our coach. It works quite well, the only issue is engine access with the lift in place, but a partial disassembly is not too difficult. I believe it is cheaper than the Hydralift.
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Were you happy with how the lift worked? I have researched this to death and I think this is the one I am going to go with.
I bought mime on Craigslist and when I got it home I found the wench didn't work. So, I bought a new one on Amazon with a remote for around $100. Easy to install and you can still pull your car because of the built in receiver on the back of the lift.
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My Goldwing GL1800A is 104" long overall and therefore too wide to legally carry at 90 degrees to an RV. I think there are some like the Victory that are even longer so not all bikes can be carried even if you can manage the weight. Hope you can find a solution that works. Ride safe.
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Accessories are not counted in the width of the coach. While our coach is 102" wide, the mirrors by necessity stick out further, as do the awnings. We carry our Gold Wing on our lift.
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I have the Rampage lift & it works great, after you load the bike a couple of times & you get some practice you can load it & strap it down in under 20 minutes.
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Overbilt is a very good lift and produces them for Blue Ox also. The owner of Overbilt is a real nice guy to talk with and since you are from NY it should be considered to go to the factory and have it installed.
This is what we have used for over 5 years. We have carried our 750lb bike over 6,000 miles with it. The key is the welding on the 3 point hitch...it needs to be rock solid.

Also...your coach type and rear axle weight needs to taken into consideration as well. Only a diesel pusher can handle these things.
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This is what we have used for over 5 years. We have carried our 750lb bike over 6,000 miles with it. The key is the welding on the 3 point hitch...it needs to be rock solid.

Also...your coach type and rear axle weight needs to taken into consideration as well. Only a diesel pusher can handle these things.
Not quite right.

New Horizons offers the Hydra Lift as an option on their fivers and with proper mods I have one on my DRV Mobile Suites. When I talked with the owner of Overbilt I was told that he had no problem with installing his lift on my fiver. I liked the hydraulic HydraLift better and went with that.

The distance from the rear wheels to the rear of the camper is the prime concern and the strength of the frame is a close second. Hydra Lift wants less than a ten foot overhang to install their unit and they sell mounting kits for fifth wheel trailers. Proper installation is very important.
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