Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-16-2014, 08:35 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 192
And they further state:
Replacement Parts for LCI Patio Railing Kits for Toy Haulers. Note that LCI can not sell a complete kit. Complete kits are sold to OEM's only. These kits CAN NOT be retrofit to existing toy hailer ramp doors. They are sold as original equipment only.

LCI will not accept returns for any retrofit attempts.
__________________

__________________
Ultraboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 05:58 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Taranwanderer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NEPA
Posts: 1,446
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ultraboy View Post
We have two full-size Harley Trikes we load into the 39R12. To load them, first un-latch the sliding screen door from the inside and open them (they only go half way) Then open the rear ramp door. It comes down level with the cargo bay floor and stops on cables. Then remove the two pins (one on each side) and lower the 8x10 ramp door to the ground. Next pull 4 pins (two on each side) for the railings and stand them up and re-pin the 4 pins. Next, pull the two sliding door pins, so they will open outward. There is nothing to hold them from closing on you, so we will put some latches on later. Then, you are ready to load. After the trikes are loaded, you have to close and re-pin the sliding door from the outside, then crawl over the loaded trikes to latch the sliding door from the inside, or just let them bang around, then reverse the railing process and cable process, and you can finally close the ramp, that is if you have put the pins in correctly, so the ramp door will actually latch and close.
All this, to say nothing of the supersized length campsite you need to actually use the ramp door as a patio.
If this was an option, I would think twice about it.
Wow, that sounds like a lot of extra work to load the bikes. Glad we skipped this option when we ordered our XLR. Now if it would only arrive at the dealer...
__________________

__________________
2015 XLR Hyperlite 30HFS5 (mods being performed regularly)
2009 Salem LA 292fkds (gone)
Nights- ('12)23 ('13)23 ('14)15 ('15)31 ('16)27 ('17) 20
2016 Ford Fusion Titanium (gulping gas again, camping support vehicle)
2014 Harley Davidson FLHX (XLR cargo)
2011 Ram 2500 CC 4X4 CTD, B&W Companion (toy hauler hauler)
Taranwanderer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 06:06 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 192
Yup, we would have skipped it too, but it was on there when we bought it. We did our 'walk thru' outside on a cold windy day, so we never got a chance to see just how much trouble it was until we loaded up for our first trip. We are going on several trips this summer, the longest of which is to Grand Junction Co. For three weeks, and we'll have an 80' site, so we'll see if we can find a use for it.
__________________
Ultraboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 08:13 AM   #14
Moderator Emeritus
 
RVChick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: In the Country
Posts: 6,339
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ultraboy View Post
Yup, we would have skipped it too, but it was on there when we bought it. We did our 'walk thru' outside on a cold windy day, so we never got a chance to see just how much trouble it was until we loaded up for our first trip. We are going on several trips this summer, the longest of which is to Grand Junction Co. For three weeks, and we'll have an 80' site, so we'll see if we can find a use for it.

Oh my gosh that will be fun! You will love the party deck, as far as extra space to hang out!! Our XLR didn't have the party deck. DH didn't want it, but I did. We have two small poodles and they live being in the garage when we have it open and the screen down. We had extra magnets put in to hold the screen down, because it kept popping up. Now it's very secure. An XLR rep in Goshen told me how we can make the deck, by using Jack stands. Problem was, no railing to secure them inside.
It does sound like a royal pain as far as loading and unloading, but I see it as part of setting up the campsite! We do love our XLR, with the ramp down, the screen in place, and the walk thru dinette! It makes for a beautiful spot to have coffee in the morning, or eating dinner! Love it!
__________________
Kenny n Karen
TV: 2007 Chevy Silverado 3500 DRW - named Alice
RV: 2012 XLR Thunderbolt 35x12 - named Thor
RVChick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 08:28 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Taranwanderer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NEPA
Posts: 1,446
RV Chick: what do you haul in your garage? Or do you just use it as extra living space? We thought about the pass through dinette but we both felt it would be in the way of loading and unloading the Harleys...?
__________________
2015 XLR Hyperlite 30HFS5 (mods being performed regularly)
2009 Salem LA 292fkds (gone)
Nights- ('12)23 ('13)23 ('14)15 ('15)31 ('16)27 ('17) 20
2016 Ford Fusion Titanium (gulping gas again, camping support vehicle)
2014 Harley Davidson FLHX (XLR cargo)
2011 Ram 2500 CC 4X4 CTD, B&W Companion (toy hauler hauler)
Taranwanderer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 08:34 AM   #16
Moderator Emeritus
 
RVChick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: In the Country
Posts: 6,339
We take our Harley Road King Classic along! The dinette has been no problem really. When we get ready to load the bike, we take the table apart, stow the legs under the bed, fold down the dinette seating and strap the dinette table to the couch with a ratchet strap! Done! Then raise the couch up! Works great! It is raised up right under the queen bed, and out of the way so riding the Harley up into the garage is no problem!
__________________
Kenny n Karen
TV: 2007 Chevy Silverado 3500 DRW - named Alice
RV: 2012 XLR Thunderbolt 35x12 - named Thor
RVChick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 06:02 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Taranwanderer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NEPA
Posts: 1,446
I was afraid the dinette would cut down on the garage width, as we'll be hauling 2 bikes--my FLHX and her 883 Sporty. So I figured we'd need that extra width instead of the dinette. I wanted it, but after looking at the garage and the width of 2 bikes, I talked myself out of it...
__________________
2015 XLR Hyperlite 30HFS5 (mods being performed regularly)
2009 Salem LA 292fkds (gone)
Nights- ('12)23 ('13)23 ('14)15 ('15)31 ('16)27 ('17) 20
2016 Ford Fusion Titanium (gulping gas again, camping support vehicle)
2014 Harley Davidson FLHX (XLR cargo)
2011 Ram 2500 CC 4X4 CTD, B&W Companion (toy hauler hauler)
Taranwanderer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2014, 07:56 AM   #18
Moderator Emeritus
 
RVChick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: In the Country
Posts: 6,339
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taranwanderer View Post
I was afraid the dinette would cut down on the garage width, as we'll be hauling 2 bikes--my FLHX and her 883 Sporty. So I figured we'd need that extra width instead of the dinette. I wanted it, but after looking at the garage and the width of 2 bikes, I talked myself out of it...

Oh so your dinette would have folded and stored to the sides? I understand what you mean then! Oh, and I love that your DW rifpdes! I sooooo want to learn to ride, but I LOVE sitting on the back!
__________________
Kenny n Karen
TV: 2007 Chevy Silverado 3500 DRW - named Alice
RV: 2012 XLR Thunderbolt 35x12 - named Thor
RVChick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2014, 09:22 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Taranwanderer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NEPA
Posts: 1,446
Quote:
Originally Posted by RVChick View Post
Oh so your dinette would have folded and stored to the sides? I understand what you mean then! Oh, and I love that your DW rifpdes! I sooooo want to learn to ride, but I LOVE sitting on the back!
Yep, that how the dinette would have worked. I'm thinking I'm just going to find a dinette table with the round brackets that bolt to the floor and aluminum tubes for legs--then just bolt the brackets to the floor in the center and set up the table when the bikes aren't in there.

As for riding-go take a MSF course first, get comfortable with the idea, and then go bike shopping! There's lots of non-Harley bikes out there that are suitable for beginner riders (as long as your DH isn't a riding snob!). DW rode a Suzuki Boulevard S40 (650cc) for 6 years before buying her 883. Lots of options out there. But the course is the first step. Have fun!
__________________
2015 XLR Hyperlite 30HFS5 (mods being performed regularly)
2009 Salem LA 292fkds (gone)
Nights- ('12)23 ('13)23 ('14)15 ('15)31 ('16)27 ('17) 20
2016 Ford Fusion Titanium (gulping gas again, camping support vehicle)
2014 Harley Davidson FLHX (XLR cargo)
2011 Ram 2500 CC 4X4 CTD, B&W Companion (toy hauler hauler)
Taranwanderer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2014, 11:06 AM   #20
Livin' the Dream
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Saint Cloud,FL
Posts: 77
our 2014 came with the party deck
the first thing we did when we got home was to dismantle the system and cables and store it in the attic.
I have no use for it here in the hot Florida sun
__________________

__________________
vquad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
awning

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 10:29 AM.