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Old 02-23-2014, 07:28 PM   #1
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25RR Motorcycle Loading Question

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First time poster, site looks great.

My wife and I are considering a 25RR just for her and I and our Victory Motorcycle. I have not seen one first hand yet but I had a question on the ramp. In the pictures I can find so far it looks a bit steep. Does anyone else have experience loading a large bike in this trailer?

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Old 02-24-2014, 02:16 PM   #2
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Hi ericv, i have a 25rr and a honda vtx 1800c. My driveway has a slight slope to it. I load the bike with the th (toy hauler) tires at the lowest point. No problem loading the bike that way. At camp if its all level, ill stagger a couple 2 by s under the edge of the ramp, and raise the tongue up to get better clearance at the top of the ramp.without doing that, my bike will bottom out slightly on level surfaces.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:57 PM   #3
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Thanks R1, that is exactly what I thought just looking at a video I found. My Vic has the oil plug right on the bottom lower than the frame so I would need to be very careful.

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Old 02-25-2014, 07:25 AM   #4
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Some people buy/make ramp extensions. I was considering that, but may not be necessary for me. Maybe do a search for toy hauler ramp extensions.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:03 AM   #5
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It was a huge problem for my wolfpack 27TH . Tore up the floor going into the camper. Plus scared the bejesus outta me going up the steep ramp on our Harleys. After much trial and error i bought 3 steel folding ramps at home depot. I raise the ramp about 15 inches with 3vjackstands and pin the ramps to the TH door.. easy as can be now except i since saw a much better aux ramp set up at Tractor Supply

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Old 02-25-2014, 06:03 PM   #6
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Thanks for the great info. Other than that how do you guys like the camper? Would you recommend one?

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Old 02-25-2014, 08:11 PM   #7
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we bought ours new last spring, we really like it. It is easy to pull with my f250, and easier with the bike in it, less sway.We looked at the 19rr also, but it just seemed too small on the inside. When comparing the 19rr and 25rr, I was thinking of inside room mostly. I never realized how little cabinet space it had till we loaded it to go camping.

I took the tv off the cabinet panel and mounted an extending swing arm on the wall for it. then opened up that cabinet space, (theres nothing behind that black panel on my 25rr). I also put a shelf in there. We really like the big window and put the table in front of it when camping. The table is heavy and mine is wobbly, but it's ok till I come up with a better table.

Our camper did not come with a spare, so I bought one right after getting the camper. I should have checked the tires closely before buying it. After 2 trips, maybe 500 miles, one tire had some splits in the sidewall, and all had like a welt around the sidewalls about an inch from the rim edge. The tires were trail express, and were less than 6 months old. tires have a date on them, first number is the week of the year, and the second number is the year, keep them at max cold pressure. I replaced mine with Goodyear Marathon radials. So check them tires good if you havent bought one yet. Maybe even get the dealer to put better tires on it?

I would recommend buying a 25rr, especially for the money. Some other toy haulers are crazy expensive. We really like ours, just wish we had time to take it out more, hopefully this year we will. We have also met others at campgrounds that have 25rr's and they were also happy with theirs. But I think everyone does modifications to them.
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I would certainly recommend the wolfpack 27th or some variation of it. Stay away from the rr models unless you're not going to carry much thats why the tires tear up - it's overloaded! My 27th cany carry 4600 lbs of cargo. I run out of room long before i get close to that. Im gonna post some pics shortly. Check back soon

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As someone who tore my kickstand spring off the bottom of my 02 Electra Glide when I attempted to load it before reading this forum, I can tell you it's steep and the angle going in to the garage is acute. I put the nose of the trailer up as high as I can to lessen the angle then put an extension ramp at the end of the ramp that I have supported with wheel chock so its about 4" off the ground. Works like a charm. Haven't lost a kickstand spring since.

This is on a 2012 19rr by the way.

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Loading my Harley dresser

When I first got 19wp I thought the ramp was pretty steep. What I did was use my electric tongue jack and raise it so the ramp was flatter, I also lowered my back stabilizer jack as a precaution. The bike went right in without a problem, I still don't trust the tie downs because I can't see how they are bolted to the frame or floor
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