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campnqueen 01-19-2011 04:01 PM

Calling all Cherokee Gray Wold 19RR owners
 
Greetings Campers!

We purchased a 2010 Cherokee Gray Wolf 19RR in October 2009. Have use our toy hauler several times and just love it! Works well for us and our two dogs.

We take one of my hubby's Triumph motorcycles when we go. (1968 Bonneville and 2009 Bonneville T-100).

Anyone out there have one? Have any stories, mods or info you want to share?

We have a few mods we have done.. put in a pull down screen on our ramp door and just love it!

Looking forward to hearing y'all!
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HDCliff 02-17-2011 07:45 PM

Greetings Campnqueen.

Purchased my 2011 19RR late October 2010 and managed to make 2 trips before winter set in.
Really nice, the perfect size for just the dog and I.
No mods yet, but would be interested in hearing about yours.

The only problem I have with it, is the ramp.
I have an 08 Harley Road King and the ramp is just too short and too steep.
That will be my first mod this spring. Other than that, it fits my needs pretty well.

Happy camping and ride safe.
Cliff

retiredguy 02-17-2011 10:58 PM

Hi, purchase our 2011 19rr in Nov. 2010, picked it up mid Jan. 2011, minus 20 degrees and headed south. So far we are still camping and enjoying. We are hauling a Polaris Sportsman 400 ATV. Ramp is no problem.
Wife made a screen for cargo door, I added a 3 shelf butch block stand across from stove and a shelf in bedroom area for clock etc.
Will downsize the table and add a small computer stand when we get back to Canada.
currently enjoying the corner of Nevada, California and Arizona. doug

campnqueen 02-18-2011 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HDCliff (Post 83689)
Greetings Campnqueen.

Purchased my 2011 19RR late October 2010 and managed to make 2 trips before winter set in.
Really nice, the perfect size for just the dog and I.
No mods yet, but would be interested in hearing about yours.

The only problem I have with it, is the ramp.
I have an 08 Harley Road King and the ramp is just too short and too steep.
That will be my first mod this spring. Other than that, it fits my needs pretty well.

Happy camping and ride safe.
Cliff

Hello cliff,
Yep my hubby said the same thing about the ramp. He has a 2010 Triumph Bonneville T-100 AND a 1968 Bonneville. Easy fix not really a big deal.

We do want to do a few more mods..some slide outs int he pantry closet..and add a small cabinet for more storage. But this this trailer is perfect for us..in size and price. Hard to find mid-size toy haulers.

we may one day get a LARGER, MORE expensive rig one day....but for now we are very happy with the 19RR.

Happy Camping...and lookign forward to chatting with y'all

campnqueen 02-18-2011 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by retiredguy (Post 83723)
Hi, purchase our 2011 19rr in Nov. 2010, picked it up mid Jan. 2011, minus 20 degrees and headed south. So far we are still camping and enjoying. We are hauling a Polaris Sportsman 400 ATV. Ramp is no problem.
Wife made a screen for cargo door, I added a 3 shelf butch block stand across from stove and a shelf in bedroom area for clock etc.
Will downsize the table and add a small computer stand when we get back to Canada.
currently enjoying the corner of Nevada, California and Arizona. doug

Hello Doug,
I am happy to know you can get a ATV in the 19RR...My hubby rides motorcycles but I prefer the ATV route...I may get one....one day!

Be safe and happy camping!

heytomgraywolf 03-09-2011 08:19 PM

Gray Wolf 19RR - Ramp to short?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by campnqueen (Post 83770)
Hello cliff,
Yep my hubby said the same thing about the ramp. He has a 2010 Triumph Bonneville T-100 AND a 1968 Bonneville. Easy fix not really a big deal.

We do want to do a few more mods..some slide outs int he pantry closet..and add a small cabinet for more storage. But this this trailer is perfect for us..in size and price. Hard to find mid-size toy haulers.

we may one day get a LARGER, MORE expensive rig one day....but for now we are very happy with the 19RR.

Happy Camping...and lookign forward to chatting with y'all

Hi - My wife and I are considering the Gray Wolf 19RR to haul our Road Star (Yamaha) 1700 Warrior. I was wanting to better understand why the two of you state the ramp door is too short and steep? Do you mean that when you bring a big street motorcycle in the trailer that after the front wheel enters the trailer and the back wheel is still part way up the ramp, does your motorcycle "bottom" out on the hindge point of the ramp?

I guess the solution would be to elevate the end of the ramp (top of door when on ground) and make a slightly longer ramp? I understand the 2011 has a slightly wider and longer ramp than the 2010's. What is the manufacture date on your trailer? It is always hard to determine the true model year of RV's since most RV stores list the year as the year they are titled even if they have a manufacture date of 1 or 2 years prior.

HDCliff 03-09-2011 11:08 PM

Hey Tom
First and foremost, I like my 19rr and would recommend it.
I just have an issue with the ramp and I'll try to answer your questions, based on my experience.
Quote:

Originally Posted by heytomgraywolf (Post 87652)
Do you mean that when you bring a big street motorcycle in the trailer that after the front wheel enters the trailer and the back wheel is still part way up the ramp, does your motorcycle "bottom" out on the hindge point of the ramp?

Loading, you are correct. However, that is the second problem. My Road King is only 5" clearance and will bottom on the hindge if I am sitting on the bike. I have to get to that exact point and stand up in order to clear it. The first problem is the transition from ground onto the ramp. At the half way point, the angle is too steep to touch the ground and maintain control of the bike.
Quote:

Originally Posted by heytomgraywolf (Post 87652)
I guess the solution would be to elevate the end of the ramp (top of door when on ground) and make a slightly longer ramp?

This solves the first problem, ground onto the ramp. I usually find an elevate berm to backup to and lower the ramp onto. Problem here is wet grass and slick tires. Also does nothing for the second problem, bottoming out on the hindge.
Quote:

Originally Posted by heytomgraywolf (Post 87652)
I understand the 2011 has a slightly wider and longer ramp than the 2010's.

Yes, you are correct.
My issues are
1: There are two transition points that I can easily drop an 800lb bike.
2: I don't want to be dependent on finding a berm when I get there.
According to this website's ramp calculator, I need at least a 9' ramp (based on axle length, bottom clearance and trailer height). The ramp on this model is less than 6'. Motorcycle Ramps & Ramp Systems As Low As $59.99
I would label it an issue and not a problem. Easily solved.
Other than that, I really like this TH, especially for the price.
Best of luck
Cliff

heytomgraywolf 03-10-2011 06:02 AM

Thanks Cliff. I appreciate your detailed explanation and links to ramp solutions. My wife and I are approaching the point where we are going to make our travel trailer purchase and we like how the 19RR is a more like a "finished" travel trailer and has toy hauling abilities versus the many TH that are primarily toy haulers and in this light weight size they end up having your main sleeping quarters near the back ramp on an elevated queen bunk.

We think the 19RR is more for a couple that wants to bring one street bike with them, versus most TH are more family oriented that will hold several dirt bikes or ATV's and offer sleeping for more than two. Our last kid leaves for college this summer, so we are looking forward to the next chapter in our lives where we can vacation WITHOUT them!:trink39:

HDCliff 03-10-2011 08:34 PM

The dedicated bedroom was a big factor in my decision as well.
Also, the TV views better on a swing arm vs mounted directly to the wall.
When the time comes, have your dealer install another TV mount in the bedroom. The wall comes from the factory ready for it, but mine did not come with the mount.

Stargazerandu 03-12-2011 03:40 AM

Just ordered my 19RR
 
Hi Everyone!!

After a few years of searching for the right TH to meet our needs, we decided that the 19RR was the best choice for us. I too like the fact that it actually has a bedroom!! I also like this year's model where the sofa actually has the armrests. My only concern is we will be hauling a HD Touring Bike and with my spouse being a bit vertically challenged, he may not be able to keep his feet on the ground as he takes the bike up the ramp. Any suggestions? I have read some of the posts that hint at the issue but would like clear directions as to how to 'getter' done. I appreciate this forum as I will be providing my feedback as well.

We are not new to trailering but have been off the market for over 10 years and are very excited to get back into it.

See you on the road!!


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