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Old 01-28-2019, 02:28 PM   #1
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Adding a Motorcycle lift to my 22RR toy hauler

Any good/bad thoughts on installing a motorcycle lift to the rear of my Grey Wolf 22RR toy hauler? Don't wanna use the toy hauler for toys, rather dining or sleeping. its a pain to take the bike in and out daily when traveling.
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Old 01-28-2019, 03:32 PM   #2
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Seriously?

How much weight were you planning on hanging out the back end of a unit that
clearly was not designed with that purpose?

They’re marketed as a toy hauler......inside not outside.

Just sayin’
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Old 01-28-2019, 03:53 PM   #3
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Just leave it at home and go camping, if you want to go riding stay home. I had a friend that could never figure this out . He had a Harley and a boat. Always had to take both. He never had much fun camping. I guess because every night he would have to take the bike out to make room for the family to sleep, then the next morning had to put it back in because a chance of rain . And the boat, he drove one truck with the camper and his wife drove the other truck with the boat. Total chaos. He now has one truck with camper, leaves the bike home and finally enjoys camping
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Old 01-28-2019, 04:24 PM   #4
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Any good/bad thoughts on installing a motorcycle lift to the rear of my Grey Wolf 22RR toy hauler? Don't wanna use the toy hauler for toys, rather dining or sleeping. its a pain to take the bike in and out daily when traveling.
maybe it would work with a mini bike . but not a motorcycle . when you get to camp unload the bike and don't load it up till you leave . get a bike cover in case it rains . if your just doing one nighters then maybe don't bring the bike . why would you buy a toy hauler and then not use it for it's intended purpose
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we recently did a 5 month trip to the Arctic Circle and did a lot of riding in Alaska, NOW we're heading up to Nova Scotia for a 3 month trip. the riding is supposed to be awesome so the bike IS coming along. we own a road king. I did write Forest River for a "professional" answer to my question. We do take the bike out when we arrive and doesn't go back in until we leave the campground. I'm looking at options.. nothing more.If it can't be done, it wont be done.
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Old 01-28-2019, 04:50 PM   #6
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I did write Forest River for a "professional" answer to my question.
Any response from FR will be a "legal" response.
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First,

Second, i have the smaller version and i think it *could* be done. If i remember correctly, it is an I beam frame that extends to the ramp door. not much to bolt a hitch on directly, but might be able to take it to a competent welding shop and have braced and mounted. A custom removable TWO point attachment might work a whole lot better.

you are adding a lot of weight well behind the rear axles, this will take a fair amount of weight off of the tongue of your camper. depending on if the bike is in the trailer or behind it, you may have to adjust your hitch with each setup.
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:03 AM   #8
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You have several problems with hanging a Road King off the end of the trailer. First, the frame of your trailer will not handle any hitch that would even support that weight without a lot of additional support welded on. Then you have that 800 lbs hanging off the end, which would be something like a -10% hitch weight on you TV.

Don't know what you are using to pull the trailer, but if it is a pickup that is enough, put the motorcycle in it. You could get one of those motorized lifts that you just need to push buttons to put the bike in it.

Don't think I have ever seen a bike as big as a Road King on a lift behind anything less then a big class "A".
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A Road King and lift is too much weight on the rear of the trailer. I haul my Goldwing in the back of my truck. I have a Cruiser Caddie ramp/loading system that make loading and unloading easy. Before I had the Cruiser Caddie, I would call ahead to motorcycle shops in the area to see if they had a ramp setup that I could use.
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Thanks for the input, I guess it won't happen.I'll stick with the old fashion way and use the toy hauler garage
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