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Old 11-22-2012, 12:20 AM   #31
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Go the tray, it's the best IMHO had one for 5 yrs, WB :0)
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:02 PM   #32
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Mine is for sale

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Old 11-22-2012, 06:53 PM   #33
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:31 PM   #34
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Got a 12v winch from Supacheap years ago ($99) and reckon it has potential for loading solo bikes too -DONE CAREFULLY
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:11 AM   #35
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Can't fit an outfit in a ute unless it's one of them huge US things. .....so I would get a tray.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:00 AM   #36
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has this method been ruled out?



My answer is always buy 1 more bike
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:56 AM   #37
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Ray,
Stick with a bike trailer. All the utes or tray backs will be to high and difficult to get a bike up there. I have a 4 x 4 BT50 dual cab ute and you would not even fit a postie in there and would need a crane to lift it that high. I love my dual cab it does all I want and much more, when bike transport is required I just use the old trailer. Well that's an exaggeration I once transported my brother in laws old R90S.

Utes are like sheds, every man needs one. My next ute will still be a dual cab diesel but with a steel tray body for a specially built canopy. The little 3L diesels are worth gold in difficult terrain and around the city driving at max torque and power all the time. Go the Ford ranger XLT dual cab if you can wrestle one off a dealer, they're only 52K or so - faaark me they're expensive now, but I have to have one I simply must get one..... sorry Ray just a little carried away now, any ute will do.

I always like to see posts from you Ray. I lived in Tumut and worked in the Wagga office for three years or so and always think very fondly of the place, Tumut being the best little town in the world.


Cheers and have fun shopping.

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Old 11-23-2012, 05:14 AM   #38
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My choice between the two would be the dropside tray.

http://peka.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/...Hf3RM&lb=1&s=A

Though having it on a lifted 4WD with oversize tyres doesn't make it easier to get the bikes on! Mine is a dual cab with 1800mm square tray, so a full size dirt bike just fits on with the tailgate removed and the front wheel turned into the front corner of the tray. Anything bigger wouldn't fit. I let the engine do the work when putting the bikes on the tray, and walk up next to it.

A bigger trailer would probably be your best option though.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:53 PM   #39
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I`ve long thought that something along the lines of the below link would be ideal. It wouldn`t be hard to pick up a used aluminium drop sides tray w /- headboard, plonk it on a chassis and you would never have to buy beer again, you would have so many friends. Smaller wheels would keep the tray height low and easier to load whatever it was you want to load.


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Old 11-23-2012, 04:47 PM   #40
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get a transit and be done with it ,awsome fuel economy and big
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:51 PM   #41
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Not hard to load a bike in the back of a dual cab at all, my little bike fits easy, no help required

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Old 11-23-2012, 10:06 PM   #42
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What about a Troopy?

Does anyone know if you can fit a bike in one? My google search tells me yes and no and everything inbetween
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:11 PM   #43
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bike trailer, i brought an all stainless and aluminium gyrocopter trailer that was 12 months old, designed for beach landings, although its got 3 channels, ive gota mod it to fit only 2 road bikes, as road bikes dont seem to fit, on the outside channels as the wheel guards interfear with fairings. nakeds alrite.

best 300 bucks i spent on ebay to date...
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:54 AM   #44
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had a troopy and ,no ,unless you lay it down
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:01 PM   #45
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That's what was in my mind.

4WD, with the possible exception of older Rodeo, all seem to be far too tall for safety. ie mine.
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