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Old 09-12-2013, 10:34 AM   #1
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Fifth wheel over travel trailer toy hauler?

I have a travel trailer toy hauler, and since we were only staying the night and got in late I left the Harley in the trailer. Needles to say it is smack dab in the middle of our living area. I tried hauling it at the back end of my toy hauler (FS3000 Extreme Warrior w/3 axels) but it bounced around so bad that isn't an option. So, do the 5th wheels have the same problem? I know some have a separate garage in the back & I think if I ever "upgrade" that is one option I would choose.
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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I have only had the 5th wheel toy hauler and yes a motorcycle will bounce around in the back. My extension at the end of my truck adds to that I'm sure. My first hauler was an F350 and I rode 5 miles in the back with the Goldwing watching it ride. Smooth as could be. Of course the road was smooth too. Have found it loose a couple times after some horrendous roads, but no major damage. I keep brainstorming on how to tie one down and not damage the fork seals or anything else. If I ever come up with the idea I will make a lot of money.

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Old 09-24-2013, 11:16 PM   #3
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I keep brainstorming on how to tie one down and not damage the fork seals or anything else. If I ever come up with the idea I will make a lot of money.

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Soft straps from Pingle looped around the lower triple-tree always work for me, never a scratch.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:31 AM   #4
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What I was referring to was the trailer bounce when I tie the bike too far back in the trailer. If I don't tie it down directly over the axles the trailer bounces really bad every bump I hit. I once tied it in the rear of the trailer because I didn't want to roll the carpet up completely, only to have to stop 20 miles into the trip, roll up the carpet and move my Harley to the center of the trailer. My question is, with the toy haulers with a separate garage in the back, does the trailer bounce around with a 1000 pound bike in the back?
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:00 AM   #5
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Are you feeling the trailer bounce in the truck as you tow? If so this even happens with a 5er when attached to the hitch in the bed.

I do not tow a toy hauler trailer but;” OH NO here comes the dually/weight police” I do tow a 35 ft 10K 5er with my SINGLE WHEEL 2500HD Ram truck.

I too use to have this trailer bounce called chucking with a 5er it was so bad on some interstates that my wife and I both had headaches from towing one day. The way I solved this issue was to install a Trail-Air King Pin Box, this provides in my case a single shock absorber and an air bag which removes 95% of the bounce and chucking from the trailer to the truck. I will never tow another 5er without some sort of ride control pin box installed on the 5er.

Now with that being said I believe there is an aftermarket device like the Trail-Air King Pin Box for the TT users such as Shocker Hitch-Air Suspension that could help you. See attached link.

http://www.shockerhitch.com/

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What I was referring to was the trailer bounce when I tie the bike too far back in the trailer. If I don't tie it down directly over the axles the trailer bounces really bad every bump I hit. I once tied it in the rear of the trailer because I didn't want to roll the carpet up completely, only to have to stop 20 miles into the trip, roll up the carpet and move my Harley to the center of the trailer. My question is, with the toy haulers with a separate garage in the back, does the trailer bounce around with a 1000 pound bike in the back?
My garage is behind the axles. I lash the front end of the RoadKing tightly down in a wheel chock and use cargo straps through the rear wheel to manage the side to side movement, yet still allow for a little vertical hop on big bumps. After several long trips, it hasn't failed me yet.
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