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Old 01-11-2019, 08:41 AM   #1
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Motorcycle tie downs

I have a 18ft Blast 150 toy hauler - I want to haul my Street Glide so only have 2 tie downs up front nothing in the rear, and I need to a chock or the bike bar. Question is - I think I will have to drop on of the bladders to install the chock or bike bar and depending on which wheel chock will have to add 2 rear tie downs?? Anyone done this add on? TIA
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:55 AM   #2
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If you are going to install a wheel chock or the biker bar to the floor (best method), at the same time I would also install tie downs at the rear of the hauler. The wheel chock I use is not mounted/secured to the floor. Bike sits in it, and front is secured with tie down straps to the upper tree of the bike. I have rear tie downs, and using those with straps to the rear of my bike (600 lbs) has worked for over 10K miles.

Not sure I would tow without somehow securing the rear of the bike. 800+ lbs is a lot of bike when the road is not smooth.

Just make sure whatever you do, it is secured to the frame cross member, or a big flat metal plate underneath to secure and disperse the load. I would do the same for tie downs in the rear to keep the rear of the bike moving.
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:39 AM   #3
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check out these tie downs and chock. i used harbour freight's chock with these straps and they work great.

https://www.amazon.com/Lock-Load-BK1...7D6Y9HXTTX7M3E
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:49 AM   #4
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When I set up my bike trailer ( 3 large bikes). I used recessed tie downs secured to the floor. Under the floor I used an 8" 2 x 8 and a 4" x 4" piece of 1/4'" steel plate to secure each tie down. I would not count on a wheel check to prevent forward motion you need to have rear tie downs. If the garage is not visible form the cab, add a remote camera or baby monitor. Really nice to have visibility and not have to stop to check after every good bump.
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If the garage is not visible form the cab, add a remote camera or baby monitor. Really nice to have visibility and not have to stop to check after every good bump.

I use a camera that plugs into my charging plug on the motorcycle and hang the camera on the TV mount. The wife just uses her phone wifi to connect to the camera when she starts to worry about anything inside.


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Old 04-27-2019, 06:54 PM   #6
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My 2019 only came with 4 tie downs....2 on each side, front and back. I haul 2 motorcycles and I want to add 2 more tiedowns, front and back in the center. What is the framing configuration?? How thick is floor. Can I just use 1/4 in lag bolts or is a frame support going down the center? Where? How should i handle this. I haul Suzuki 650 vstroms adventure bikes. Only 425lb each. How big is that framing member if there is one. I really do not want to cut into the bottom fabric if I don't have to but I want safe! How did Forest river intall their tiedowns? contact me at : vagabondslr42@aol.com
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Old 04-27-2019, 07:28 PM   #7
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I use this for my dirt bikes..they have a Harley set up also..2 j hooks into 2 d rings and I can fit 3 bikes...The rack takes 2 minutes to install and uninstall..

https://beastracks.com/store/
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so you get two bikes in a 22rr? I'm looking at getting this TH & I have a HD Street Glide (825 lbs) & the wife's Honda rebel 300 (370 lbs) & didn't know if they'd fit. do you put your two side by side or one up towards the front of the trailer & one behind?


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Make sure u put the heaviest towrd the front due to not enough weight on tongue. If u dont the trailer wil be very squirley. Then load the other back behind. All should be good then. Why Forest River didnt set wheels back farther for a toy hauler, i will never know. My 2 bikes combo weight is only 900 lbs so what is a golf cart?. Forget asking FR for they dont know themselves nor do they care!. So now i do 1 forward and 1 back near door
Very inconvenient ! Danm FOREST RIVER
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