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Old 09-01-2016, 05:40 PM   #1
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Motorcycle Loader - NOT Lift

Has anyone put a motorcycle loader on their motorhome? I've been using a lift but am thinking about going to a loader instead. It could be moved into the pickup truck or on the back of the motorhome. Multipurpose!

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On their website, the "loader" for the back of a MH really looks neat!!! Expensive... But really neat!
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I have a Rampage in my pickup-- this is an old pic in the Ranger behind the Pace Arrow-- It's now in a F150 behind a Dutch Star. Load my 1000 LB Road Glide with no problem.
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:31 AM   #4
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I have a Rampage in my pickup
I want to move the loader back & forth between the pickup and the back of the motorhome. There are trips that I want an ATV in the pickup and the motorcycle on the motorhome. There are also trips that I don't want the loader at all.
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Old 09-02-2016, 02:30 PM   #5
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I see you flat tow so this may not apply to your situation. I purchased a tandem tow, which allows me to tow our toad as well as my Goldwing. I have the 4x8 platform to accommodate our kayaks also. http://www.tandem-tow.com/Models.htm

These are expensive but I was able to find a good used one for $3k.
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I want to move the loader back & forth between the pickup and the back of the motorhome. There are trips that I want an ATV in the pickup and the motorcycle on the motorhome. There are also trips that I don't want the loader at all.
Sounds like a plan. I guess all the same considerations that people point out for a lift, e.g. hydralift, would apply to installing a loader on the back of the MH.
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Has anyone put a motorcycle loader on their motorhome? I've been using a lift but am thinking about going to a loader instead. It could be moved into the pickup truck or on the back of the motorhome. Multipurpose!

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The use of a "loader" (any loader) on the back of motor homes has been done many times. There was/is a member on here that goes by the user name of "Dupdyke" and he's done quite a few installs of the "Rampage" motorcycle loaders on the back of motor homes. It is a good concept. We've done the Hydralift on the back of the coach and now we're using the Rampage in the back of our 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Extended Cab to carry our Honda GL 1800 Goldwing. Both systems work great. It all depends, like you situation, just what the end result plans are.

To be able to mount either the Rampage or, any other loader in/on both vehicles, your coach and your truck, really wouldn't be all that hard. An example of this would be to initially set up your loader for the back of a pickup. Now, you're ready to haul your bike back there. I'll explain later how I did this. That Rampage lift is only in the truck, when needed. When not, it's on a cart I designed and built. It takes approximately 3-4 minutes to install that Rampage, start to finish and, about the same amount of time, to remove it and place it back on the cart.

Now, once you've set it up for the back of the truck, all you'd need to do is replicate the mounting bed, (just like the truck bed), on the back of the coach, pretty simple actually. The mounting bolts and plates would all be in the same spot on the coach, as they are in the bed of the truck. Your "Loader" would then simply set on it, just like it was being installed in the truck bed.

With just a bit of ingenuity, you'd both worlds covered.
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The use of a "loader" (any loader) on the back of motor homes has been done many times. There was/is a member on here that goes by the user name of "Dupdyke" and he's done quite a few installs of the "Rampage" motorcycle loaders on the back of motor homes. It is a good concept. We've done the Hydralift on the back of the coach and now we're using the Rampage in the back of our 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Extended Cab to carry our Honda GL 1800 Goldwing. Both systems work great. It all depends, like you situation, just what the end result plans are.

To be able to mount either the Rampage or, any other loader in/on both vehicles, your coach and your truck, really wouldn't be all that hard. An example of this would be to initially set up your loader for the back of a pickup. Now, you're ready to haul your bike back there. I'll explain later how I did this. That Rampage lift is only in the truck, when needed. When not, it's on a cart I designed and built. It takes approximately 3-4 minutes to install that Rampage, start to finish and, about the same amount of time, to remove it and place it back on the cart.

Now, once you've set it up for the back of the truck, all you'd need to do is replicate the mounting bed, (just like the truck bed), on the back of the coach, pretty simple actually. The mounting bolts and plates would all be in the same spot on the coach, as they are in the bed of the truck. Your "Loader" would then simply set on it, just like it was being installed in the truck bed.

With just a bit of ingenuity, you'd both worlds covered.
Scott
This only works (recommended) if you have tag axle due to overhand and weight I gave up and only use the pickup.

Look here https://www.flickr.com/photos/942865...57600511840095

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Thanks Scott,
I don't mind reinventing the wheel but with the vast resources of folks on the forum such as yourself it sure helps to learn from others experience.


This application is a 45', 50,000 Lb. coach with a tag axle, I have many thousands of miles with a motorcycle on a lift and have been hoping that someone who has preceded me would jump in with their experience with a loader. I know they are out there.
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Thanks Scott,
I don't mind reinventing the wheel but with the vast resources of folks on the forum such as yourself it sure helps to learn from others experience.


This application is a 45', 50,000 Lb. coach with a tag axle, I have many thousands of miles with a motorcycle on a lift and have been hoping that someone who has preceded me would jump in with their experience with a loader. I know they are out there.
send me email with phone number i can tell you just what I did and why I gave up on it dupdyke gmail
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