Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Toy Haulers Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-12-2007, 03:25 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 9
GONNABE - BUYING IN A FEW MONTHS ONCE WE DECIDE WHAT WE WANT.

HOW DO YOU MANAGE TO TIE DOWN A PAIR OF LARGEish ATVs SIDE-BY-SIDE IN AN 8' WIDE GARAGE? THEY'RE 47" WIDE, WHICH WILL LEAVE JUST A FEW INCHES OF SPACE ON THE SIDES. PICs WOULD HELP ME A LOT.

RIDE HAPPY - RIDE SAFE
DC
__________________

__________________
DCMAC214 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-12-2007, 03:25 AM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 9
GONNABE - BUYING IN A FEW MONTHS ONCE WE DECIDE WHAT WE WANT.

HOW DO YOU MANAGE TO TIE DOWN A PAIR OF LARGEish ATVs SIDE-BY-SIDE IN AN 8' WIDE GARAGE? THEY'RE 47" WIDE, WHICH WILL LEAVE JUST A FEW INCHES OF SPACE ON THE SIDES. PICs WOULD HELP ME A LOT.

RIDE HAPPY - RIDE SAFE
DC
__________________

__________________
DCMAC214 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2007, 09:32 AM   #3
Moderator in Memoriam
 
Kablewizard's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Mesa, AZ, USA
Posts: 2,361
First of all, Howdy and Welcome to iRV2.

Your in the right place for a answer to your question there are a lot of folks with several toys they take camping. I only carry my Goldwing when I will be in great riding areas so its easy.

I am no expert but side by side should work tieing them to the front and back tie downs or get some of the new adjustable runners and place them across infront and behind your toys. Then you can adjust your tiedowns to where you need them. Like I said the experts will be posting soon I am sure.

Have fun.
__________________
Jim (SSG US Army Ret.) and Cheri (TSG Phx ANG Ret.) Mesa, AZ
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 HD Mega Cab Diesel | 2005 Honda Goldwing | 2006 35' Dune Chaser 5th Wheel
Kablewizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2007, 11:36 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Jeff_in_The_Dalles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Dalles, Oregon
Posts: 544
Two suggestions:

First, I think that might be a little tight to get those things in there, and maybe you might want to consider a wide body trailer... Even if it works now, it sounds like all it would take is a little bigger ATV tires and it wouldn't.

Anyway, you can add ancor points where you would need to strap both down at 4 corners, and a wider garage would give you a bit more breathing room and keep the walls from getting beat up.

Myself, my quads are right at 4' wide, and the exterior of the trailer is 8', so I have to turn the 600+ pound machines sideways (not fun).

Second, if this is going to be your first toy hauler, I'd highly suggest going to a big RV show to look at all the available floor plans and quality levels, then start out used.

Just about everybody learns from their first one what they really want... New RV's depreciate hugely when they roll off the dealer's lot, so you would really take a beating if you start out with a new one and then trade up in a couple years.
__________________
Dodge Ram dually laramie 4x4 w/jake, B&W, Brakesmart.
Kit Patio Hauler 394F toyhauler 5th wheel
Camo 680 Rincon, Green 500 Foreman, Blk twincam Roadking
Jeff_in_The_Dalles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2007, 03:08 PM   #5
Moderator in Memoriam
 
Kablewizard's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Mesa, AZ, USA
Posts: 2,361
A thought on rigs, I don't know if its still part of the deal, but when my daughter got their first Weekend Warrior the deal said trade up with-in 2 years and they get the full value on their rig and they did it once, their thinking about it again. thats worth a thought and they do have wide bodies.
__________________
Jim (SSG US Army Ret.) and Cheri (TSG Phx ANG Ret.) Mesa, AZ
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 HD Mega Cab Diesel | 2005 Honda Goldwing | 2006 35' Dune Chaser 5th Wheel
Kablewizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tie Downs P3 guy Truck Camper Discussion 18 12-05-2013 01:42 PM
tie downs tktz Truck Camper Discussion 3 08-08-2007 01:31 PM
Tie wraps rmmpe Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 4 05-29-2007 10:03 AM
What are you using to tie tv down with? OB n Sue 5th Wheel Discussion 6 01-02-2006 05:25 PM
Tie Down Systems Gene Owens Truck Camper Discussion 8 11-12-2005 06:54 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.