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Old 05-09-2014, 07:54 AM   #51
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Made it back home without any fuss.

Over all I was very happy with the way the unit towed. I was concerned I may get some of that dreaded "chucking / bucking" that I've read about. But I had none of it. I was getting some crosswinds on the way north, and headwinds when I came back south. All in all, it pulled great.

I did have buy a new battery in Big Rapids. I was holding off doing that, thinking I may upgrade it to (2) 6v batteries, but the thougth of a cold night with out the furnace, quickly changed my mind.I can always add the (2) 6v's later if need be.



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Old 05-09-2014, 08:44 PM   #52
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Glad you had a good run! The combo looks good!
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:01 PM   #53
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We ordered our rig with a goosneck hitch, love the way it tows! We have a regular cab truck, so there is room for a transfer tank and tool box, and our truck does not have that ugly 5th wheel hitch in it! Just upgraded our tires to 17.5 rims and load range J, upgrading our truck from a 2500 Diesel 4x4 to a 3500 Diesel 4x4 Dually....our 2500 pulled our 34.5 FK fine, but we want the safety margin for the mountains
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:39 AM   #54
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We ordered our rig with a goosneck hitch, love the way it tows! We have a regular cab truck, so there is room for a transfer tank and tool box, and our truck does not have that ugly 5th wheel hitch in it! Just upgraded our tires to 17.5 rims and load range J, upgrading our truck from a 2500 Diesel 4x4 to a 3500 Diesel 4x4 Dually....our 2500 pulled our 34.5 FK fine, but we want the safety margin for the mountains

I think I'm fine with my truck, the wieght ticket shows I have some room to spare.

My W&P does have a mismatched set of tires on it. I believe some blow outs are in it's history. Truck and W&P both have 16" load range "E"s on them. I need to drop the spare on the truck, and see if it fits the W&P, because I do no have a spare for that. With my old trailer, I carried two spares. I'm going to need to source spares for this.

This thing pulls very well, I am happy with the gooseneck. I bought this to race dirt bikes out of. My truck becomes a chase vehicle during the races. On several occasions throughout the season, my wife will haul a broken bike, back to the pits in the bed of my truck (my bike or another compettitor's). Not having a fifth wheel hitch in the bed makes that much easier.
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:05 PM   #55
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I was getting ready to drill about (80) holes in the floor of the garage, to mount (40) ft of E-Track. Then I got cold feet. I did some research and decided to just relocate the anchor points that the previous owner installed. (3) along the front, (3) along the rear. This will allow the wheel chock to be anchored from the rear, bike tie downs in front. (12) holes instead of (80).Click image for larger version

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Old 05-31-2014, 07:09 PM   #56
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Then my wife came home with a $100.00 gennie.
2250watts. Runs like a champ, powers up the A/C.

It's loud, but most of my camping is at the pits of motorcycle races. One more engine will get lost in the din.Click image for larger version

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Old 05-31-2014, 07:24 PM   #57
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Then I went back and used some grey chalk to fill the holes where the PO had the anchors.

I would have left them and added more, but there was no logic to where he had them.
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:50 PM   #58
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Yo Turbo, your rig is looking good. Glad to hear it is working out for you.

Regarding the "E"-Track thing I had the same delima. In my previous toy hauler I went through a lot of trouble mounting new anchor points using the "Sunk-in" loops (I think there were trap door latches), anyway once in place they were flush with floor but I spent a ton of time and effort to use a router to make the holes for the patches to fit, then custom made mounts for the tire hoops.

Anyway after all that effort to fit all the bikes just right, then my boys out grow their bikes and the bigger ones didn't fit the same. So this time I did the "E"-Track thing.
Only I took the easy route and just used some #12 sheet metal screws. That made mounting a breeze.









Also instead of mounting a front tire hoop now I use a tie down run between 2 tracks to hold the rear tire. It accomplishes 2 things that way, stops the bike from forward motion and holds the rear in place from side to side travel. Now I don't use a tire hoop in front. If I haul 3 bikes I put the middle one on the center e-track (with a small strap around the rear tire and back to the same point on the track and I have floor anchors a little further up in front for those tie downs.

All in all I like the e-track thing.
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:57 PM   #59
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Turbo, regarding your rig polishing. I now have to do the same thing. my work and play graphics are splitting. these have to be the cheapest graphics I have ever seen. I am in the process of removing them now and will have to polish the gel-coat then wax it.



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Old 06-01-2014, 10:04 AM   #60
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I love your E Track and that is pretty close to what I was planning. (4) 10' sections of track, (100) 5/16-18 x 2" bolts with nuts and fender washers.
I had my lovely bride on ETrailer, ordering the end caps for the tracks.

That's where things began to turn!

She had reservations a about the grand kids and stubbed toes and the tooth fairy and the yeti! And all kinds of "reasonable" concerns!

But in her defense, I was having second thoughts about punching that many holes in it. The odds are better than even that one of my full dress Harley's may take a ride back there and I wanted the security of the nuts and fender washers on the underside of the floor.
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