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Old 06-10-2020, 12:31 PM   #1
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Travel Trailer and Motorcycle

Been thinking eventually about getting a toy hauler, but we don't like the layout of the smaller ones (or larger ones for that matter).

So I got to thinking, it should be possible to get a smaller travel trailer which has a nice set up for full-timing (looking at something with a GVWR of about 7k - 8k) and then putting a motorcycle with a lift / winch type system in the bed of a 1-ton long bed pickup.

Our goal is to full-time, but we want the flexibility of having a smaller trailer that can get into more spots and is a bit easier to maneuver.

Is this a crazy idea or workable?
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Old 06-10-2020, 01:01 PM   #2
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I've see a setup like this one - Had close clearance between his trailer nose jack and the rear wheel but that was also a short bed truck.
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Old 06-10-2020, 02:00 PM   #3
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What size/weight of a motorcycle are you talking about? I have a big cruiser bike, 900 pounds. I haven't found a way I'm comfortable with hauling it and my little TT. It will not go into the back of my truck and I would not want to try to ramp that thing in there. One slip and I'd have a big mess happening. All of the toy haulers I've looked at have to be giants before you get a garage with a decent layout.
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Old 06-10-2020, 03:36 PM   #4
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With the right system, I've seen lots of different big bikes loaded and hauled in the back of pickups. They all travelled well. Even with a long bed PU, not all could close the tailgate.
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Old 06-10-2020, 05:42 PM   #5
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There are several companies make ramp systems for loading big bikes. Like Rampage and load all I have seen others at bike events but I canít think of them right now
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Old 06-10-2020, 05:53 PM   #6
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With a long bed truck, a lot of bikes will for with the tailgate on and closed. Some you may have to take the tailgate off. We camped next to a couple that had a Ram dually with a Harley Road Glide on the bed, on a Rampage lift, and he was towing one of the large Airstreams. He said it worked great.
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Old 06-11-2020, 05:45 AM   #7
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Awesome. I figured there was already a solution for it out there. I really like the big toy haulers with the dedicated garage, but it feels like those would limit places where we can camp/park.
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