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Old 07-24-2014, 07:35 PM   #46
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Another reason to love my little utility trailer ! The deck is maybe a foot off the road - I can load my WeeStrom without even using a ramp - just a little throttle burp while standing alongside and it's done.
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:43 PM   #47
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:03 PM   #48
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Our local Harley dealer has a loading dock, so did the one in Birmingham. It may be mandatory?

I usually have to find a drop off, ditch, whatever is closest to level to the bed of the truck. Probably just gonna get rid of the travel trailer, and get a toy hauler one of these days. I'm getting to old to do this by myself, and we don't have a tree, or come-a-long stout enough...

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Old 08-29-2014, 09:08 AM   #49
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Our local Harley dealer has a loading dock, so did the one in Birmingham. It may be mandatory?
I don't know about "loading dock", but the dealer I've been to (Latus, in Portland- also a Triumph dealer and races a couple of 675s) has a platform lift. Back up to it, they match the height of your truck exactly, then roll off or on as required.

Such a simple thing, it surprises me not every dealer has one.

The other day I saw an RV going down the interstate with an HD of some sort on one of those hitch motorcycle carrier arrangements designed for dirtbikes. The big ol' Hawg up there was see-sawing back and forth like the kiddie ride outside the supermarket.

And then pulling a boat. Because what could go wrong?
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:56 AM   #50
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The other day I saw an RV going down the interstate with an HD of some sort on one of those hitch motorcycle carrier arrangements designed for dirtbikes.
I've only seen those for bicycles.. they make them for dirtbikes?

Either way.. I don't think I'd stay behind this person for long.
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:58 AM   #51
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:39 PM   #52
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My girlfriend drives a lifted old chevy truck on 35's. She just recently started a co-op job in Tennessee, and obviously wanted to take her bikes with her. I've loaded bikes into regular 2wd trucks before, but looking at that bed at chest height was pretty menacing.

I ended up putting each bike on a pallet and lifting it with the forklift at work.

By far the easiest way to load a bike.
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:04 PM   #53
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I just ride to wherever I want to go
We ride everywhere we want to ride. We simply get to those places in comfort, and take our bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, and four legged children with us too.





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