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Old 08-03-2015, 10:26 PM   #31
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Pardon my ignorance. I understand maxing out the tongue jack but I'm not sure why the rear stabilizers matter. Also, I was hoping to not have to do that after setting up on the site for the week.

You have to retract your rear stabilizers before you extend the front jack. Otherwise, you will have issues and could bend you frame or brake the stabilizers.
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Old 08-04-2015, 06:03 AM   #32
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I don't usually max out the jack. This all depends on how level front to rear the site.

If fairly level 30-40 full turns might work (for me).

You either leave it tongue high or leave the bike out, Or get a way to extend or lessen the angle. I'll have my truck ramps next time.
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Old 08-04-2015, 07:54 AM   #33
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Oh I misunderstood when you said put down the jacks. Thanks.
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Old 08-04-2015, 07:59 AM   #34
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Hate leaving the bike out but that may have to be. I do have a cover.
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Old 08-04-2015, 02:24 PM   #35
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Also, I have a 2-ton portable winch. I guess I could always pull it in that way if necessary.
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:25 PM   #36
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Build a winch system to lift the ramp from ground to level with remote control. Bring the bike on to the ramp run the ramp to level and pull on in. I could spend lots of your money. Or how about air lift suspension on the bike? How about I stop drinking so much coffee?
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:49 PM   #37
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Build a winch system to lift the ramp from ground to level with remote control. Bring the bike on to the ramp run the ramp to level and pull on in. I could spend lots of your money. Or how about air lift suspension on the bike? How about I stop drinking so much coffee?

GREAT ideas! Actually the winch leveling the ramp is easy, but the problem is getting the trike on and off the ramp. Once on its fine to pull it in. The boards seemed to work OK but I'll know more when we pull the trike in to go to Goshen.

However, WW we could certainly sit down with a bourbon and cigar and discuss how I can spend my kid's inheritance!
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:52 AM   #38
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Pardon my ignorance. I understand maxing out the tongue jack but I'm not sure why the rear stabilizers matter. Also, I was hoping to not have to do that after setting up on the site for the week.
I put them down after the nose is in the air to stabilize the trailer when loading 1500# of motorcycles...whether you do it or not is up to you but it makes me feel more comfortable.
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I put them down after the nose is in the air to stabilize the trailer when loading 1500# of motorcycles...whether you do it or not is up to you but it makes me feel more comfortable.

Makes sense. Thanks.
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:13 AM   #40
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Just reporting back...the stacked 2x8x10' boards are working fine when needed. In and out with no problems.


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