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Old 02-11-2013, 08:56 PM   #11
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We used unmounted condor chocks in our toy hauler for the first year. We did a 4 point tie down. My wife's BMW was fine and never moved. My 760 lb. Honda ST 1100 kept shifting and tipping. On our model the 100 gallon fresh water tank was where we wanted to mount our tie down plates. We paid an independent RV tech approximately $240 to mount the Condor tie down plates. He had to drop the tank to do it. The chocks secured do a much better job securing the bikes. Since it depends on the bike, you might want to do a test run to see how unsecured chocks work for you before doing anything else.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:27 PM   #12
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We used unmounted condor chocks in our toy hauler for the first year. We did a 4 point tie down. My wife's BMW was fine and never moved. My 760 lb. Honda ST 1100 kept shifting and tipping. On our model the 100 gallon fresh water tank was where we wanted to mount our tie down plates. We paid an independent RV tech approximately $240 to mount the Condor tie down plates. He had to drop the tank to do it. The chocks secured do a much better job securing the bikes. Since it depends on the bike, you might want to do a test run to see how unsecured chocks work for you before doing anything else.
Couldn't you have used lag bolts screwed into the plywood floor? The factory hold down plates of the trailer are screwed down, not bolted thru with nuts.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:07 PM   #13
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10x The factory uses a self tapping screw to mount the tie down hook plates. They are screwed throught the tie down hook plate, plywood and a metal plate that is welded to the frame cross members. I have not tried it, but yes you could just use a large wood screw or lag to hold it. However I don't think they would hold very well over time, if you were removing them frequenty to take the chocks out. There is an inital strong forward force when putting the motorcycle into a chock that has a cam over rear pivot like a condor. I am a big guy and even sitting on the floor with my feet against a cam over chock the force of the motorcycle will sometimes push me backwards. Maybe the rubber floor covering in the toy hauler would help some.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:13 PM   #14
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We added a metal plate under the plywood floor so we had metal plates below and above the floor. This helps insure force is distributed across a larger area. Better to be safe since there is a lot of weight you're securing.
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Linnemj, is right. I'd rather over engineer it then find a bike had come loose. Damage is not cheap to repair, motorcycle or tt.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:31 PM   #16
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Thanks guys, this why we have this forum. The advice here is awesome, I have learned so much.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:20 PM   #17
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Thanks everyone. I got some really good info. I'll try a couple different things recommended. 1 thing if anyone has the answer. My RV has the under bellie covered with a heavy plastic/insulation. Has anyone ever removed it and reinstalled it. Is it hard to do?
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:47 PM   #18
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My XLR 35x12 has 6 5,000 lb tie down points in the garage. I use 4 of them to tie the bike down. I would prefer to install a wheel chock but then again, I don't want it in the way all the time either. When I was researching, I saw some wheel chocks that you just drive your front tire into and the weight of the nose tire holds it down. Then you still have to use tie downs of course. But be sure you get a wheel chock sized for your bike's tire. The wrong size may hit your brake discs or worse.

I use these quicklinks to make sure my tie downs don't fall off during bumps in the road. That way I don't over-rachet the bike down and do damage to the suspension.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:20 PM   #19
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I use 2 of these with the trailer mounting bracked bolted to the floor.
Pit Stop / Trailer Stop

When not in use I use them in the gargae at home. allows you to drive into it and leave the bike upright in the garage.

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Old 02-18-2013, 07:38 PM   #20
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I use 2 of these with the trailer mounting bracked bolted to the floor.
Pit Stop / Trailer Stop

When not in use I use them in the gargae at home. allows you to drive into it and leave the bike upright in the garage.

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I am leaning toward the condors too.
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