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Old 01-06-2015, 08:38 AM   #81
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Nice! Are you Amish by chance? (That would be odd, considering your regular postings on the Internet, but maybe your "Modern Amish.")
I respect those, but no; Mennonite, perhaps

I forgot with your 30 the beaver tail, that makes loading a cruiser better, for sure. I noticed in your photos of the ramp flap your plaid kilt is showing. Is ann den aon chlÚ an cathdath.
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Old 01-07-2015, 11:50 PM   #82
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I respect those, but no; Mennonite, perhaps

I forgot with your 30 the beaver tail, that makes loading a cruiser better, for sure. I noticed in your photos of the ramp flap your plaid kilt is showing. Is ann den aon chlÚ an cathdath.
OMG, I'm sitting here laughing hysterically--the "plaid kilt" in those pics is actually a folded blanket sitting on top of a 20# propane tank that I'm letting the door/ramp rest on while I installed the flap. When I realized what you were talking about, I almost fell out of my chair!

Is ann den aon chlÚ an cathdath. Yes. Yes it is. I guess.
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Too funny!!! Success on my part is measured to the degree that people lose their sense of balance! Blessing!
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Old 01-11-2015, 09:32 AM   #84
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Taranwanderer,

Do you have a sealed underbelly?

I want to put the Harbor Freight wheel chocks in mine but I will have to pull down the sealed underbelly and navigate the fuel tanks mounted in the back.

In my 7x12 cargo trailer I have a similar setup with dual chocks and E-track down the sides, middle and top and bottom.

Chocks have a metal plate underneath to support. Very solid.

I want to do the same to my Toy Hauler, dont want 1k lb bikes moving around.
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:47 AM   #85
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Taranwanderer,

Do you have a sealed underbelly?

I want to put the Harbor Freight wheel chocks in mine but I will have to pull down the sealed underbelly and navigate the fuel tanks mounted in the back.

In my 7x12 cargo trailer I have a similar setup with dual chocks and E-track down the sides, middle and top and bottom.

Chocks have a metal plate underneath to support. Very solid.

I want to do the same to my Toy Hauler, dont want 1k lb bikes moving around.
Yes, I do have the sealed underbelly, and yes, the fuel tank is in the way for mounting the HF wheel chocks. So here's my workaround.

I took a thin piece of steel, about 8-9" wide, 24" long, and 1/8" thick. I oriented it on the floor so that the rear of the plate was behind the tank below and the front of the plate (where the chock goes) was over the tank. Then I welded 4 large nuts to the top of the tank and used very short (but stout) bolts to mount the chock to the plate, and drilled 4 holes in the rear of the plate to bolt it through the floor, thus missing the tank. If yours is like mine, the insulation and underbelly covering stops after the tank, so you can reach that spot to bolt the plate. Added bonus is that if you want to remove the chocks, you just unbolt the 4 large bolts from the top, and then just the plate stays there permanently.

I think I had pics of it around here somewhere, let me look. If not I'll go take some and post again.
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My XLR has two gas tanks under the garage floor.
We went with the freestanding wheel chock and strapped the front tire to the stand.
Then strapped the cycles to the floor D rings.
This work out great, no unbolting needed. Just move them out of your way and roll out the carpet.

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I put some diamond sheets on my ramp but even that wasn't enough traction sometimes. I have an inexpensive 12-V winch with battery clamps I used to pull hay bales up to the hayloft door. It now resides in the front outside storage bay. When I need it I use a chain to connect it to a tie down and a set of jumpers to connect to the house battery. Pulls the 800# Spyder right up.
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Somehow I neglected to post pics of the chocks before, so I took some today. The first pic is the rear of the chock, you can see the 4 bolts that go through the floor holding the plate down. The second pic is the chock, you can see the 4 larger bolts that hold the chock to the plate. I only had one gas tank to deal with, so if you guys have two, you could still do this, you just have to figure out where you have an open spot underneath.
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Taranwanderer,

Thanks for the pics and info.
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I won't think diamond plate would be better than the rubber
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