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Old 10-09-2016, 06:33 PM   #1
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Which Option May Be Better???

Will have a Harley Trike - Freewheeler to take along for touring.
We believe that we have 2 options open to us.
(1) small toy hauler, 25' long, 12'10" heigh, max weight 10.400
(2) small travel trailer, 23' long, 10' heigh, max weight 5700
Truck will be 2016 Ram 2500, 6.4 hemi. If option 2, would load trike in truck bed. Trike weighs approx 1100.

Plan on doing extensive camping / traveling in the mountains of KY, WVa, NC, TN, etc. Primary concern is with the height of the toy hauler. Many of the back roads we would travel have low under passes.

Which option would an experienced RVers choose? Any advice or feedback would be appreciated.

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Old 10-11-2016, 02:39 PM   #2
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Your trike will likely have low ground clearance, therefore the angles between the ground and the ramp, and the ramp and the truck bed will necessitate a pretty long ramp, like those found on toy haulers. Where you gonna haul this long, heavy ramp? Thankfully, a trike will not have the 'OMG region' where the rider cannot touch the ground, this area is when the bike's front wheel is on the ramp and the back wheel is still on the ground, with the rider above the apex.

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Old 10-15-2016, 08:30 AM   #3
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3.73 gears or 4.10
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:50 AM   #4
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Recommend test loading trike before making final decision. Even toy hauler ramps can have weird angles that can cause pipes to hit.
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It would be 4.10.
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trike fit

Good advice, will do before making final decision.

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