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Old 06-03-2016, 09:18 AM   #1
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Towing a motorcycle on a lift and a horse trailer

Currently in the market for a diesel pusher to move up from our toy hauler.

DW has a horse and we have a single horse trailer that weighs 2100lbs, horse is about 900lbs, so lets call it a 3000lb load with approx 300lb tongue weight.

I also want to take a motorcycle along on some sort of lift, Hydralift or similar.

The issue I am running into is Hydralift is not rated for ANY tongue weight.

Does anyone know of a system out there that will allow me to do what I want?

The motorcycle will always come with, the horse will only be on certain trips. An option is have her drive a truck and pull the trailer but I'd like to eliminate or minimize that if we can.

If it matters, we are full timers as well so I don't want to get tied up with too much equipment.

Any ideas?
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Old 06-03-2016, 10:59 AM   #2
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What i read about Hydralift was that it had 500lb tongue weight capacity. I just looked and have to take that back, it says 0 which makes it useless.
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Exactly.

I will be flat towing a car or truck at some point so it would work for that. I don't want to have to drive 2 vehicles when the DW wants to take her horse with us tho. However that may be the only solution.
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Old 06-08-2016, 04:49 PM   #4
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I have a Cruiserlift but it is the same. Basically NO tongue weight allowed. They only specify flat tow capability.
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OK, thanks for the info. Won't be going out with everything often but looks like a separate tow vehicle will be required.
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I owned a gp (gas puller) and towed horses behind it. 454 exhaust was in front of rear wheels, and radiators way up front of course. Got out of the horse hobby after 9/11 sent me off to wonderful places for extended periods, and sold the gp as well. But I always wondered how hot it got behind a dp with the engine, radiator and exhaust 6 feet upwind of the horses. If we ever got a dp to pull the ponies, I planned to get the walkie-talkies out, set my lawn chair in the horse trailer, and have the wife take me for a ride to evaluate conditions behind the dp. Just me, I wonder about stuff like that. Course, now you can get backup cameras to watch the horses do their trailer shenanigans. We had a Welsh Cob who would untie himself and get into trouble. We'd pull in, drop the ramp, and out he'd come, all by himself.
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Well, that's something to consider for sure. Like I said, won't be an everyday occurrence but would be nice to just have the one tow vehicle for this occasions.
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Get a bigger horse trailer and put bike and horse in there.
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Towing a motorcycle on a lift and a horse trailer

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Get a bigger horse trailer and put bike and horse in there.

My thought as well as I was reading down the thread.

Also how about one of the platform that attach to the coach and has one or two wheels supporting. Maybe they are tongue weight / tow capable.
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My thought as well as I was reading down the thread.

Also how about one of the platform that attach to the coach and has one or two wheels supporting. Maybe they are tongue weight / tow capable.
I sent an email to them and no response yet.

I considered putting the bike in the horse trailer but decided I didn't want to load and or unload it through horse poop and urine
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I sent an email to them and no response yet.

I considered putting the bike in the horse trailer but decided I didn't want to load and or unload it through horse poop and urine
Side loading horse trailer maybe?
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Maybe one of these ? The ultimate single wheel trailer system.
But with the dual wheels. You could put a receiver on the back of the horse trailer and hook it to that when you take the horse, when you don't hook it directly to the MH
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Maybe one of these ? The ultimate single wheel trailer system.
But with the dual wheels. You could put a receiver on the back of the horse trailer and hook it to that when you take the horse, when you don't hook it directly to the MH
I sent a message to them and got no reply. I guess I should just call them and get a definitive answer since Ive been told no tongue weight on these either.

Oh, I see what you're saying now. Put the horse before the cart. LOL I didn't think of that. Something to think about.
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We have a slant load horse trailer and load a 2 wheel horse cart in the rear position. The trailer was built with a longer rear compartment to accommodate the cart. I've also seen horse trailers built with an open uncovered area for a horse cart in front of the main trailer. Something like that might work for you, especially if you have one built with a fiberglass or aluminum cover for the bike. Unfortunately this puts you into a custom trailer build and a potentially high tongue weight. You want to avoid hay dust in the bike and gas fumes in the horse. If I find a photo of this trailer I'll post it.
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