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Old 11-14-2006, 06:01 AM   #1
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I am going to be adding a carrier for my Harley on the back of my MH, and have looked at the Sportlift I by Blu Ox. The Harley is about #850 pounds, and I want a lift that is built well, works smoothly, and is easy to load.

Is anyone using this model, and what are your impressions? Would you buy the same one again if you were replacing it? Any input is appreciated.

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I am going to be adding a carrier for my Harley on the back of my MH, and have looked at the Sportlift I by Blu Ox. The Harley is about #850 pounds, and I want a lift that is built well, works smoothly, and is easy to load.

Is anyone using this model, and what are your impressions? Would you buy the same one again if you were replacing it? Any input is appreciated.

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Old 11-15-2006, 12:42 PM   #3
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That lift is made for Blue Ox by Overbilt Lifts of Lake Katrine, NY. I have been using the Overbilt Lift for 3 years. I use it to carry a HD Electra Glide. It works very well and I'm satisfied. I'd buy the same one again, in fact I just had Overbilt transfer the lift from a Monaco to an Essex.
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Old 11-15-2006, 06:39 PM   #4
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Yes, I looked at Overbuilt a while back. What kind of lift system are you using?

Did placing the Harley on the back of the rig make a noticible difference in the ride of the coach?

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I have used the Overbilt lift on two coachs. This is the lift that Blue Ox sells. In fact it is made by Overbilt for Blue Ox.

On our 40' Monaco Diplomat, I could tell the HD was on the back at high speeds. The bike adds weight to the rear axle and removes it from the from axle. I believe Blue Ox has the formulas for figuring out exactly what these weights are, on their web site.

On our 45' Essex, with a tag axle, I don't even know it's there.

In both cases the ride is excellent. I would look very closely at the weight calculations, particularly if you're going to hang a heavy bike on the back of the 32T. The weight added to the rear axle is greater then the combined weight of the bike and the lift. Also what will be the handling characteristics with that much weight removed from the front axle?
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