Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-25-2014, 07:52 AM   #1
Member
 
Ricochet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Ortonville,Michigan
Posts: 40
Loading Procedure Question

Our 30WRS is our first toy hauler. I'm going to load a Harley trike in the rear. The trike weighs about 1200 pounds. Should I load the trike with the trailer rear stabilizers down? Should the trailer be on the truck hitch? Safety is paramount, so any help is much appreciated.
__________________

__________________
Rick
2015 Work and Play 30WRS
2011 Ram 2500 I-6
Ricochet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2014, 01:23 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
HarrynSally's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Houma
Posts: 189
I do both i hook it to my truck and i use my tongue jack to lift the front as high as i can then i put the rear stabilizer jacks down tight and secure then i put the door down and drive the trike in and strap it down tight.
__________________

__________________
HarrynSally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2014, 02:08 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 9
I load my wife's Goldwing Trike with the trailer hooked to the truck and the ramp down...no stabilizers. Works fine. We have a Cherokee Wolfpack 27WP. I put my two wheeled Goldwing in front of her Trike.
__________________
Roger WJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2014, 02:41 PM   #4
Member
 
Ricochet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Ortonville,Michigan
Posts: 40
Thank you for the responses. I have enough trouble with mishaps without creating any of my own...

Two fellow trikers respond! How cool is that! Do either of you hang out over at TrikeTalk.com?
__________________
Rick
2015 Work and Play 30WRS
2011 Ram 2500 I-6
Ricochet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2014, 07:31 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 26
Valkyrie trike here and no support jacks. But keep in mind its in a different trailer.
Just have it hooked up at least. If not, Support jacks AND chock Blocks!
__________________
1990Desert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2014, 11:33 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
HarrynSally's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Houma
Posts: 189
I don't but will go and check it out.


Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
__________________
HarrynSally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2014, 11:56 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
HarrynSally's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Houma
Posts: 189
Registered as Harry-O


Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
__________________
HarrynSally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2014, 12:12 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
1l243's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 465
I have a 30WR and I will either have the trailer hooked to the truck or if it's not hooked up I would have the stabilizer jacks down when I load my Ultra Classic... I have the trailer level when I load my bikel. Your trike might run lower so the first time you load up, I would go easy over the threshold from the ramp to the garage and have someone watch to check your ground clearance.
__________________
1l243 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2014, 10:26 AM   #9
Member
 
Ricochet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Ortonville,Michigan
Posts: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by DESERTVET1990 View Post
Valkyrie trike here and no support jacks. But keep in mind its in a different trailer.
Just have it hooked up at least. If not, Support jacks AND chock Blocks!
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1l243 View Post
I have a 30WR and I will either have the trailer hooked to the truck or if it's not hooked up I would have the stabilizer jacks down when I load my Ultra Classic... I have the trailer level when I load my bikel. Your trike might run lower so the first time you load up, I would go easy over the threshold from the ramp to the garage and have someone watch to check your ground clearance.
Thanks for the advice. I think for safety's sake, I'll have the trailer on the hitch and the rear stabilizers down. I will start with the trailer level, and go very slowly loading up the first time, and have the wife watch the situation. I can adjust the trailer height if I have clearance issues.
__________________
Rick
2015 Work and Play 30WRS
2011 Ram 2500 I-6
Ricochet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2014, 10:27 AM   #10
Member
 
Ricochet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Ortonville,Michigan
Posts: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarrynSally View Post
Registered as Harry-O


Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
Just said hello to you! I'm registered as Rick Kay
__________________

__________________
Rick
2015 Work and Play 30WRS
2011 Ram 2500 I-6
Ricochet is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:05 PM.