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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jurgen, Mar 2, 2010.
I could probably do that. Lower the battery tray. Move the propane tanks forward or back. Hmmm
I'm going to move my tanks altogether. I don't need two so I'm going to carry one in the truck and just connect it up at the site. Could make a place for it inside I guess. But I want to move them to lighten the tongue so the bike won't make it tooo heavy.
I actually have a plan for my pick-up. To be posted once implemented. Not cheap, but I think I'll like it.
Jackknife the combo like this...
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He just needs to address the trailer jack so he can fully lower the tailgate.
To the OP, can you carry the bikes without the tailgate on?
Get a stinger extension...
verify your tounge weight and head the warnings and be sure to get the solid one, mine was around $80-$90.
Works great for my RV and my truck.
I used one with my last RV to get my bike carrier past the spare tire.
Ah...I remember a time when this was about little/light camping trailers....
Be careful how you load your trailer, though-- that added leverage can bring out any tendency in the trailer to sway, and then magnify it.
That's what I was thinking
Just had my first weekend of camping in the new TT and I had forgotten how much fun and how relaxing sitting around a camp fire can be. Good times this past weekend
I would agree... nothing like time spent camping...
$80-90, creates a lot of leverage against tow vehicle. This is probably fine for a bike hitch clearing the spare tire though.
$20 and 10 minutes to install.
That style jack was already mentioned and responded to. Look at my picture again and tell where you would mount it?
Don't forget to keep those jack threads lubed if you're going to do that....it builds a lot of heat if they're not. I usually sprayed on a light coat of white lithium grease every other trip or so.
Yes and yes
If order to remove the arms you have to jack up the trailer (with the jack) and then swing the arms straight out so the jack can't mount outside of the arms :-(
I saw a tongue jack on one of my dads trailers that was a horizontal screw type with a carrier to push down an angled foot. I googled but couldn't find any pics. My dad added a wheelchair electric motor to power it. That might work.
Not a trailer but the Ford Transit Connect qualifies as small and light. I bring my bike to track days with one, and also bring a sleeping pad, heater, coffee maker, lamp and cooler. Works great.
Our "big" van but I use the same setup. Most race tracks have electrical power and bathrooms nearby so it's a place to sleep. But it's pretty nice to wake up next to the coffee maker, with no morning "commute" to the track.