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Old 06-22-2018, 08:22 AM   #1
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Load can am spyder

Has anyone successfully loaded a can am spyder into a 5th wheel toy hauler? We tried for hours using a aluminum s curved ramp and a 2x6 for the back center tire but the 2x6 isn't high enough for the bottom of the unit to clear the toy hacker's entry floor. Trying to load it for when I'm by myself with no help. Unsuccessful.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:17 AM   #2
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Use a longer 2x6 and raise the front up....
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Old 06-22-2018, 05:56 PM   #3
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You may need a couple shorter pieces of 2x6 in addition to the one you are using. If you used a longer one (which at first sounded good) you may not be able to get the nose of the Spyder over it. If you had a couple/few shorter pieces of 2x6, you could pull in as far as you can go, stop and add another piece of 2x6 in front of the rear wheel. Repeat as often as needed. As Bob mentioned, if you can raise the front end up, that would help. Or, if you can get the trailer tires lower that would help too.
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Old 06-23-2018, 06:50 PM   #4
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Its not really clear from your description but it sounds like the ramp is too steep and the bottom of the spyder drags on the threshold at the RV.

What you need to do it rais the back end of the ram and extend it by a foot or two.

You can do this by making a flip over hinged extension to the ramp and some blocks or stands for the ramp
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I did it 2 ways with my Can AM. Either raise the bottom of the ramp so it's not so steep, or stop right when you are about to bottom out on the threshold and place a 2x4 just forward of the rear wheel. That was usually just enough to get past the threshhold.
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:53 PM   #6
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Grand Design Momentum 394M

I have a Grand Design Momentum 394M and haul 2 Spyders in the garage. I drive in an F3S and back in an RT. The trick to getting the low front on the ramp is to go at an angle, get one front tire on the ramp, quickly turn the handle bars, and drive up the ramp. I am able to load when the trailer is level and hooked up to my truck. If you can't get up the ramp try to raise the front of the trailer to get the ramp at less of an angle.
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I have a Grand Design Momentum 394M and haul 2 Spyders in the garage. I drive in an F3S and back in an RT. The trick to getting the low front on the ramp is to go at an angle, get one front tire on the ramp, quickly turn the handle bars, and drive up the ramp. I am able to load when the trailer is level and hooked up to my truck. If you can't get up the ramp try to raise the front of the trailer to get the ramp at less of an angle.
Its a bitch when your trying to hurry and get the Spyder loaded.
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Just thinking out loud but can you pull onto ramp and then raise it to level? Would not work with manually dropped ramp I guess.
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