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Old 03-17-2013, 04:47 PM   #31
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New Stuff

Well it was nice enuff to play in the pup today although winter is still here. I finally got the proper papers and since I am back on 4 days and 4 day weekends I got the title paperwork going and the plate . If I knew that Michigan wasnt going to go after the dealer in Indiana for the tax money they refunded me I could have walked out of the License bureau 570.00 richer. The lady there told me I was a very honest man when I told her to ignore the tax I was charged as I got it back !.. Ive been searching the forum for ideas and found a few. Heres some Pics. The first 2 are the hinged storage compartment under the front bunk. The next pics are of an extension I made for the sink/stove cabinet for extra space. I got 2 folding shelf brackets from Menards and a piece of 3/4 plywood (it still needs to be stained and urethane d) and I cut it 20 1/2 wide by 24 long and rounded the corners. I then needed some extra support with the 2ft length so I cut another square of the 3/4 and drilled a hole in it wih a hole saw and screwed it to the bottom of the extension. The orange pvc pipe you see will be replaced with another color or painted black but it really adds support. Last but not least is mu under cabinet coffee maker a friend gave me and the 2 add a drawers . Next is the spare tire on the ramp door. I will post pics when I get that done. I also want to add an external shower for us guys when we go to the race track and there are no facilities other than porta johns so we can at least wash our hair and get a sponge bath and not have to do it inside..
Dave
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:43 AM   #32
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Yesterdays Project Spare tire mount

I had yesterday off work and it was pretty nice out so I decided to go ahead and make the spare tire mount for the ramp door. I had purchased a chunk of polished aluminum diamond plate from the local metals store and I had them shear it 12 inches wide and it came 48 inches long. I have searched the threads on the board here and found a couple real good posts on doing the rear door mount and I followed one such post pretty close. I marked about 18 1/2 inches up from the inside of the door then converted that measurement from the top of the outside of the door down to where I wanted to mount the tire. I did this because I saw on the other post the guy went 18 3/4 from the inside and I wanted to drill from the outside in. After completing the project I could have lowered it another 1 to 1 1/2 but it will work fine. I cut a 12 x 12 piece off the plate for the outside of the ramp door and drilled it for a 3/8 bolt on 5 1/2 centers . I did the same with the remaining 36 inch piece for the inside. The inside piece could have been narrower but I decide to use the whole piece. I drilled in 3 steps the holes in the door and my final drill size was 5/8 of an inch. At work I made 2 spacers from 5/8 round stock and drilled 3/8 inch holes thru them. I put them thru the inside of the door jts so there wasnt any possibility of tightening the bolts too tight and pulling the inside and outside panels together and damaging the door. I cut my spacers about 1 1/2 inch long . I then put the 2 3/8 x 8 carriage bolts thru the inner plate and the door with the spacers in it and using nylock nuts and a couple washers I snugged it all down to the outer plate. Oh ya I did run a bunch of silicone sealer around the holes (inner and outer)before putting every thing together. After making sure everything was straight and looked good I tightened the nuts down good and tight. I then ran a bead of silicone around the edges of the outer plate and mounted the tire. I set the tire on the bolts and used 2 regular nuts and washers tightening it until it felt good and here was no movement of the tire on the door. I then put a couple holes in a piece of 1/8 x 1 1/2 aluminum plate 7 inches long and slipped that over the bolts to use as a plate to keep the bolts from moving . I again used a couple washers and nylock nuts to tighten the plate to the first set of nuts. Now I am sure it wont come loose. Now all i need is a tire cover. One with harley davidson on it would be cool .
Heres some pics ..
Happy Easter.
Dave
Jackson,Michigan

PS: I realized I didnt take a pic with the tire mounted I will get one later today
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:10 PM   #33
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Still need to get that pic with the spare mounted and I still need a cover for it .. Ive made a couple other changes since I last posted. I added an exterior shower and it came out really nice. I put it on the drivers side between the water heater and the water fill. On our break in outing memorial weekend to Anderson Speedway in Indiana It worked out great. Just what we needed for a couple nights with no morning full showers. Got the head washed and a little sponge bath and good to go.
I didnt like the mileage from my silverado though but I will try different things next time I tow. I made up a 12volt cord for the TV so I could power it without the wall wart and also run it off a battery booster box. We ran the TV all weekend off the box with no problems. Next is I am adding a dual LP tank mount and I bought a hard cover for it also. That stuff should be here this week and I hope to mount it sometime this weekend . I will take pics of the mounting brackets I am making as to not have to cut the existing single tank mount off to remove it. Only thing left to purchase I think is the ramp door screen . I found one online made to fit for like 130.00 shipped. That and the spare tire cover..
I also bought a 66 inch rv ladder for the top bunk. My oldest had a hell of a time trying to get up there after a few cases of beer
Happy Camping..........
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:13 PM   #34
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PS: I still havent put the harley in this thing. We dont have any trips planned this summer with the bike so I havent got excited about doing that yet. As long as I know it will fit its not a problem and I do want to add a chock but how and when is another day ..
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Old 04-27-2016, 08:40 PM   #35
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What year is your Road Glide, I want to load a 2016 Street Glide?I know the bags are different l think the length is the same. The fairing should be okay.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:57 PM   #36
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I originally owned a 2006 RG when I purchased the Pup. I have since bought a 2012 RG. The 2012 is 5" longer (same wheelbase) and fits in fine. There is plenty of room in the back. As for the bags, no worry there. I load a 15 gal. portable dump tank in the rear on one side between my sidebag and the wall. Same amount of room on the other side. According to the HD specs, your wheelbase is a half-inch longer but your bike is 2.2" shorter on overall length Click the link below to see a pic of my bike loaded in ready to leave Florida last month.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:32 AM   #37
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What year is your Road Glide, I want to load a 2016 Street Glide?I know the bags are different l think the length is the same. The fairing should be okay.
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I am riding a 2006 glide classic and it fits with no problem . My bike is actually sitting in my 17rp right now due to needing a little extra garage space for a few days and its sitting on the side stand !.
Dave

ps: If anyone out here is looking for a mint 17rp with lots of extras mine is for sale. The wife is retiring next year and we want to try a class C motor home and I will buy a small enclosed trailer for the Harley .
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:42 AM   #38
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Latest additions.. I finally got around to ordering to more stabilizing jacks for the front of the 17RP. They were easy to mount and I am looking forward to having a more stable set up on my yearly trip to Indiana in a few weeks. I never liked the way the from moved around a bit setting on the tongue jack. I also never liked the mattresses in this thing and after some searching I found thru Ryder truck parts a solution . They had a 6 1/2 inch sleeper cab mattress thats 80 inches long by 42 inches wide and fits perfect in the front lower bunk. Ryder also had the best price and I bought the although kind of pricey the mattress cover for it also. Again I have not actually slept on it yet but if sure feels nice laying on it. They have one that should fit the top bunk also but I am holding off on ordering one for that .

I will report on both the front jacks and the mattress after my trip memorial week/weekend.
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:21 AM   #39
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I originally owned a 2006 RG when I purchased the Pup. I have since bought a 2012 RG. The 2012 is 5" longer (same wheelbase) and fits in fine. There is plenty of room in the back. As for the bags, no worry there. I load a 15 gal. portable dump tank in the rear on one side between my sidebag and the wall. Same amount of room on the other side. According to the HD specs, your wheelbase is a half-inch longer but your bike is 2.2" shorter on overall length Click the link below to see a pic of my bike loaded in ready to leave Florida last month.
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Thanks!
I hate to be a pest, but one more question. Once the bike is loaded can you squeeze by the front to get at stuff in the front of the trailer. I'm thinking about getting a Pup next week. Again thanks.
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:38 AM   #40
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You can get by the bike and to the front of the trailer. The only thing is you cant open the refer door very far but say you were traveling somewhere and wanted to stop for the night and either the weather was bad or you just didnt want to unload you can get to the front and you could sleep in the bunk with out a problem . I dont remember if you can get to the bathroom but I think at least with my bike I could get the door open.
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