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Old 01-25-2009, 06:28 PM   #1
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Well after months of research and checking we have decided that we will keep the HR. We were going to go back to a 5er for better fuel mileage and being able to bring the Harley ALL the time. What we found out is that a 5er that would do what we want with the build quality and amenities that we are used to now. Is 1, around he same price as what we owe on the MoHo, and 2, beyond the abilites of a 1 ton truck to tow....IMO.

Since we dont want to buy a new truck, the Dodge will be sold and we will look at some different options for making sure the Harley comes along.
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I've seen motorcycle lifts on the back of RV's before. Just drive it up on the lift and it raises the bike off the ground so that you can still flat tow a car.
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:56 AM   #3
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I traded my 06 3500 Dodge in for the 07 Frontier just before the increase in oil prices. One of the salesmen fell in love with it and I got about what I paid. We were in the right place at the right time.
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I've seen motorcycle lifts on the back of RV's before. Just drive it up on the lift and it raises the bike off the ground so that you can still flat tow a car.
I looked at that option, and its not viable with our MoHo. It would put to much weight on the back axle. We have been considering getting one of these to put the HD in since they are only 2400 pounds, and it will satisfy our HotRod itch too!

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The van looks like a viable solution to your delima mountaincowboy. I didn't realize they were so light weight. You should be able to pull on of those with ease with the Harley inside.

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The van looks like a viable solution to your delima mountaincowboy. I didn't realize they were so light weight. You should be able to pull on of those with ease with the Harley inside.

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I didnt either, till I did some checking! All the "flat-face" vans of that era are under 3000 pounds for the short wheelbase panel vans. The window vans are ALOT heavier.
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Moutainkowboy,

In my early years, I had to load my ironhead sportster into a 69 Dodge panel van numerous times. I hand loaded the bike with a homemade ramp after nearly killing myself tring to ride it into the van.
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I hand loaded the bike with a homemade ramp after nearly killing myself tring to ride it into the van.
Yup, gotta be careful!
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