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Old 03-27-2015, 10:50 AM   #43
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It's getting the bike into the bed that is hard, up the ramps. Jim
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:55 AM   #44
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It's getting the bike into the bed that is hard, up the ramps. Jim
I used a modified ATV winch.....even with my 200 lb scooter with no clutch and with variators. Sooner or later, I will trip while loading and unloading...just a matter of time. The winch keeps everything slow and easy and I can stop half way up or down and adjust stuff if needed.
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Good idea, but the winch just adds more weight. I may try a winch next tine we take the Vespas. Peace,jim
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:05 AM   #46
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Yup, more weight, but running it up started to give me the same feeling as I get when I am one rung too high up at the end of a ladder.....if that makes sense.
Mine is a cheap 2000lb ATV winch from Farm and Fleet. I fabbed a wooden platform for the winch that fits down into the front bed rail corner pocket. The opposite pocket has a quick mount pocket tie down. I have a soft strap on the bike and a snatch pulley, so the line is in a vee from the bike to the pockets.
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Old 03-27-2015, 12:35 PM   #47
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The idea of loading a Harley into a pickup bed is a accident waiting to happen, likely a bad one. I suggest skipping the Airstream and buying a toy hauler.
I differ as to mc in bed of pick up. When my 2 sons pro. motorcycle raced we put 1 750 harley 1 600 single cyl. race bike & 1 500 single cyl. yamaha race bike plus tools, gear, tires etc. in bed of pu. w/no prob. also sandwiched mini bike in to. Pulled 31 AS with 4 door chev. 3500 w/454 gas eng. not dually and never prob. except gas mileage. Yes they will fit in 8 ft. bed. only items placed in AS were race clothing plus usual camping stuff etc. At that time they raced all over US on dirt tracks.
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How much are you going to move around? How far each leg? Time to spare? I would get a 250 something. In fact I pull a 25' with a diesel. gets 20 empty and 15 pulling. But if you would rather have the 150 you could make two trips each time you move the whole outfit. Maybe pull the bike on a trailer so you could still have a bed cover. Probably be a lot cheaper in the long run to do it that way.
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Old 03-27-2015, 05:18 PM   #49
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Why is that????? Assuming proper tie downs and proper CA dimension....and payload capacity.
Getting a 600 lb bike up and down a steep ramp on tailgate without it tipping over. Expecially if alone. My guess it would be too heavy to push so (1) ride it up or (2) stand next to it while slipping the clutch and walking it up. Both options scare me.
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:20 PM   #50
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Getting a 600 lb bike up and down a steep ramp on tailgate without it tipping over. Expecially if alone. My guess it would be too heavy to push so (1) ride it up or (2) stand next to it while slipping the clutch and walking it up. Both options scare me.
That's what the small winch is for!
(But I really thought you meant it is unsafe to drive with a bike in the bed)
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That's what the small winch is for!
(But I really thought you meant it is unsafe to drive with a bike in the bed)
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http://www.motorcycletrailer.com/rampage/
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Regarding "overloading... Here is one instance you can read about.

05 F350 + 14K trailer = $3,400 fine in PA - Page 2 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Now, if someone has access to actual court databases, I bet you will find instances... Perhaps not widespread, where officers "enforce" at discretion... They are usually very good at it. But they, too, are flawed human beings.

I have heard that our society is quite "litigious"... It is one reason we have almost run General Aviation out of the country. It is why Ford had issues with the "Explorers" and "pinto".. Not to pick on Ford, GM had their "Corvair" and others....

The point being, the engineers and LAWYERS set the limits.... If we operate outside the design limits, we own it.
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Regarding "overloading... Here is one instance you can read about.

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Not an RV. They were fined because they were a commercial business using their F350 and horse trailer to attend horse shows.

A far cry from an F150 or F250 towing an Airstream with a motorcycle in the bed for personal recreation.
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I have loaded my Harley plenty. That is not a worry. I have a fat bob. Full wet weight 706. I will be moving unloading and staying for a couple weeks per location. Then driving all over. I drive about 40k a year. There may only be a few trips with the Harley. Not every time will I have that. I know it complicates things.
I don't want a toy hauler with a nasty graphics on the side. I like clean.
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No question,, Ruler, but OP states "Harley". That beckons other "stuff" comes along.
First, is it really 700#s? He doesn't say what model, but 700#s seems light.
Ramps?
Wheel fixture hold down device?
Accessories, leathers, helmets. stuff in MC trunks?

Other camping gear loaded in truck? He also states a 3/4 time lifestyle. That beckons weight gain as well.

My ONLY point, is to demonstrate the sneaky behavior of TV weight gain.
Borrow a truck, load it and scale it, is the only accurate answer here.
Rich is GMC fact. rep so he should no 3500 chev. is 1 ton not 3/4 model also Harley 750 is XR750 that Harley made for pro. racing not wght. of bike plus no camping gear in truck, so read carefully before you find fault. My sons very capable of loading bikes w/out ramps plus no saddle bags on race bikes.Ther are many things we do as to loading, to many to list here. My intention of post was you do not need fancy dually or other to haul bikes w/AS but spec truck for useage .......Bill
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Go for a 3/4 ton if your gonna haul all that weight in the bed. Will have all the capacity you need plus the heavier duty brakes, transmission, driveline etc. Better than running at max capacity of a 1/2 ton all the time. I've been using a 2012 F-250 CC 4x4 6.2L with an 05 25' Classic. Always load the truck to the max because I take too much junk every time. Pulls and stops great. Very comfortable ride.


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