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Old 07-03-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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Does anyone haul a Harley?

Hi all,

We're wanting to get a toad set up for our motorhome. We don't want to do our Tundra or AWD car, so we're thinking of getting a utility trailer of some sort and hauling our Harley on it. It's an Ultra Classic, so has plenty of storage for a quick trip to the store and is super comfortable for a afternoon ride around the area. A trailer with a built in ramp should do the trick just fine and I'm searching craigslist daily for the right one.

It'll be a fairly short trailer and I'm wondering how a short trailer might handle behind a 33' motor home. Anyone got any experience they want to share?
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:08 PM   #2
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No Harley, but I do haul a 'Wing or two. Trailer follows nice, can't feel the weight.
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:17 PM   #3
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I haul mine in a 7 x 14 box trailer. works great.
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:22 PM   #4
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We also can take our two cayaks with us inside the trailer if need be.
trailer pulls fine . ours is two axle trailer with electric brakes. no sway at all.
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:24 PM   #5
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I pulled a 14' Chariot trailer behind a 22', 33' & 34' MH from 1991 until 2009 when I started to pull my toad.

They don't make it any longer but have a shorter one Shuttle 11-0
It pulled 2 different Yamaha Venture Royals for 11 years and a HD FXSTI the last 7.

From 2000 to 2009 trips were all 5 months long.

I sold the 20 year old trailer this May and gave the bike to my Son.
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:53 PM   #6
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I used a Haulmark enclosed Trailer to carry my Road King behind my 26' GMC Motorhome. Went to Sturgis a few times with it. Worked like a Dream, no problems at all. I still have it and the Road King but I have not hauled the Bike for a couple of years. I purchased it New from a dealer on the Internet and was able to pick it up at the Factory in PA. I ordered it with the ramp and I drive right in and roll it out.
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:02 PM   #7
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Just sold my small (5' x 8') trailer and 2008 Winnebago Access to get the Newmar Toy Hauler.

No problem towing but backing up was a PITA !! Found it really limited me as to where I would go.
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:09 PM   #8
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I have a custom made 3 bike trailer which I haul my custom made Harley on. It's 8.5 foot wide and 15 foot long. I could also load a small boat on it but I don't. The MoHo is more stable with it on. The most important thing is to get a trailer with 15 inch wheels which will take all the miles. The smaller trailers with 12 - 14 inch wheels won't do it. I also put in a front tire rack which holds the front tire down when loading and you only need 2 straps. Makes a BIG difference. Never leave home without it...
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We bought a folding trailer that can be stored easily in our side yard. It was short so I added a 3' piece of square tubing to the tongue. It's now 13' long and tows much better. It handles well with our 1200 pound Honda VTX on it.
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Hi all,

We're wanting to get a toad set up for our motorhome. We don't want to do our Tundra or AWD car, so we're thinking of getting a utility trailer of some sort and hauling our Harley on it. It's an Ultra Classic, so has plenty of storage for a quick trip to the store and is super comfortable for a afternoon ride around the area. A trailer with a built in ramp should do the trick just fine and I'm searching craigslist daily for the right one.

It'll be a fairly short trailer and I'm wondering how a short trailer might handle behind a 33' motor home. Anyone got any experience they want to share?
Wolfpack,
You probably don't want to do this but we have hauled our harley ultra classic on the back of our silverado 1/2 ton and pulled it behind our MH for years now. We have a hauler loader on the back of the truck, so loading and unloading is a dream. If you want to know about it let me know.
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:44 AM   #11
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Be sure if you buy an enclosed trailer to get the ramp door, they are a little higher than the barn door but you don't have to deal with loose ramps. I have a 6x10 Haulmark with ramp door but it is really too heavy to move around by hand unless the ground is paved and level. I recently purchased a 6x10 aluminum flat bed with ramp which is light enough to manhandle around so I can hand park it just about anywhere. The only drawback is that the bike gets dirty. I am thinking about getting one of the wind deflectors that you see bolted to semi roofs and mounting it to the from of the trailer to block road spray and rocks. There is a semi junk yard nearby so I figure I could get one for 100.00 or less?also, if I ever buy another enclosed trailer, I will buy one tall enough to stand up in through the door, can't tell you how many times I have bumped my head going up and down that ramp!
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One more thing to think about! Buy the tire chock that holds the bike upright by itself, it make strapping it down alone much easier. Bought mine at Harbor Freight , on sale now for 29.99 according to the circular that cam in the mail yesterday.
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Wolfpack,
You probably don't want to do this but we have hauled our harley ultra classic on the back of our silverado 1/2 ton and pulled it behind our MH for years now. We have a hauler loader on the back of the truck, so loading and unloading is a dream. If you want to know about it let me know.
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Bill what is a hauler loader? I want to load my harley ultra classic in the bed of my gmc and run down the road. I have looked at lots of options, including super ramps.
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Just got a 7x12 Cargo Mate, made by Forest river, its a Low rider and pulls great, 4 wheel brake, and room for 2 HDs and luggage. It was 2 yrs old and like new, off of Craigs list. Harleys going to AZ this winter.
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