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Old 02-03-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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Motorcycle carrier

I have a 2013 Holiday Rambler Ambassador and want to put a carrier on the rear to take my Goldwing. I have looked at both hydraulic and cable units. There is a big difference in price. Does anyone have any compelling reason why not go with the winch/cable and use the savings for gas?
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:43 PM   #2
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The cadilacs are the hydraulic lifts. I looked at this option. Decided against it because of cost and belief that the hydraulic is the better way

That said...take a close look at your chassis warrantee. Mine (Spartan) says explicitly, if you modify the frame, including welding, bolt ons, etc YOU MUST get approval from the chassis maker in writing, or the warrantee may be void...period. So check your chassis people on what their requirements are.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:25 PM   #3
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Thanks, I never thought of that issue. Will check with HR.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:52 PM   #4
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we put this lift on our Journey a few months ago ...... like it so far.

http://www.mightyhauler.com/index.html
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:53 PM   #5
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i looked int them also and for whatever reason i chose against just didn't like the idea of ny bike just hanging off the back and i would also have to modify it to fit my 250 tire. i ended up going with a tandome tow-dolly so now i can take my car and bike or car and golf cart, easy to load and protects the bike pretty good
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:26 PM   #6
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I will follow this thread,,, as I have a Harley Sportster, and we can't tow her car with a 350 chevy... It would be nice to have a backup transportation though.... Don't really want a trailer,,, although that's what I do for a living...
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:31 PM   #7
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I was leary of adding that much weight to the rear of the coach. We tow a pickup with a cruiser ramp loader in the bed for the bike.
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I agree with the comment about the warranty impact. Check that first - heck it may negate the whole argument.

And, BTE, what's a tandem tow hauler? I don't think I've ever seen one of those.

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Old 02-04-2013, 02:58 PM   #9
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I agree with the comment about the warranty impact. Check that first - heck it may negate the whole argument.

And, BTE, what's a tandem tow hauler? I don't think I've ever seen one of those.

I knew that didn't look right when i typed it but you can google it. i love it and it works great
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:30 PM   #10
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here are a couple links
RV Tow Dolly | Haul your cars, trucks, Golf Carts, ATVs & motorcycles.
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mine is from race city
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Race City got bought out. The prices about a yr or 2 ago was about $3k to $4k and now they are almost double. They still use the Race City website thou. Check the shipping requirements or think about driving to go pick it up.
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motorcycle hauler

I bought the hydralift and love it. The only problem is weight a 800 lb. harley on a lift that probably weighs 300 lbs. is a lot of weight on the rear axel. Am concerned about it and thinking of doing something else.
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I installed a Cruiser Lift brand M/C lift on my Windsor. I have hauled my Harley Ultra Classic about 2000 miles and it has worked good. I found mine on Ebay very lightly used and saved $2000. They cost about $3200 new with shipping. The hitch install was about $600 at a local welding shop.
It is a electric and cable type, but locks in the up position with no load on the cable or winch.
Search for Cruiser Lift.com for there website.
It is sweet to have the bike with you.
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Here's Blue Ox's weight calculator for lifts;

ttp://www.blueox.com/Uploads/Docs/carriercalculation.pdf
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