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Old 11-20-2020, 05:40 PM   #1
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Recently purchased a 2021 Grey Wolf 26RR. First time I tried to load my Street Glide I bottomed out . Did some minor damage to the entrance of camper and broke the kick stand spring on the bike. I obviously need to raise the ramp some to decrease the angle. Any ideas would be great fully appreciated. Pictures would be fantastic.

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Old 11-20-2020, 05:48 PM   #2
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Recently purchased a 2021 Grey Wolf 26RR. First time I tried to load my Street Glide I bottomed out . Did some minor damage to the entrance of camper and broke the kick stand spring on the bike. I obviously need to raise the ramp some to decrease the angle. Any ideas would be great fully appreciated. Pictures would be fantastic.

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Sorry about your damage to both machines. This is not the first time this topic has been raised.

The quick and dirty solution.......
In order to minimize the angle of approach from the ground to ramp, and ramp to interior floor.....do your loading/unloading with the hitch raised as high as possible. This can be even safer, if you can find a spot where you’re still hitched to the truck to minimize or eliminate any chance of the trailer rocking forward or backwards.

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Old 11-20-2020, 06:05 PM   #3
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X2 raising the front of the trailer has worked great in the past .
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Old 11-22-2020, 09:31 AM   #4
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I raise the hitch all the way to load my Electra Glide, then put a 2X4 in the channel where the door and trailer meet, then another 2X4 under the lip of the door (ramp) just to decrease the angle a little more. Like KenandTerry -- "been there done that"
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Old 11-22-2020, 10:53 AM   #5
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i load my can am 3 wheel spyder in my puma . toy hauler trailer nose up .i have 2,, 2× 8s to bring up nose at bottom..Sometimes i have to put 2× 8s 12 inches long to keep exhaust from hitting plate at door hinge area.
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Old 11-22-2020, 11:41 AM   #6
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Thought I was the only one! Exact thing happened to me with my gray wolf 29. Trying to load first tim and beat la thunderstorm. There I sat jiffy stand down half in half out, and no one around getting soaked.

My fix was to remove the aluminum angle on the floor lip and modify it by 45 the floor and flatting the angle. I then raised the front until I could clear. Measured the rear of ,the trailer and took notice of height (24 inches).
Then each time before loading checked the height.
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When raising the nose is it necessary to unhitch from the truck? If you unhitch do you need to put down rear stabilizer jacks?
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Old 11-22-2020, 11:45 AM   #8
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i dont put rear stablizers down. my spyder comesin at 1000 lbs.
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Old 11-22-2020, 01:47 PM   #9
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No unhitching. I leave it coupled.
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Old 11-22-2020, 03:18 PM   #10
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To get the max height you should unhitch. I would think there would be a lot of extra weight lifting the back of your tow vehicle if left hitched.
No stabilizing needed just get the front as high as possible and ramp angle will get reduced
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Old 11-23-2020, 10:01 AM   #11
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Another person been there done that... ended up dropping my bike and putting a hole in the ramp door. Little great stuff, and new grip tape she’s good as new. The folks who cover that gap, between the ramp door, and floor of the trailer must have had something stuck in it. Like me.

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If you unhitch, I would recommend chocking the wheels.
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Old 11-23-2020, 04:17 PM   #13
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When raising the nose is it necessary to unhitch from the truck? If you unhitch do you need to put down rear stabilizer jacks?

NO rear stabs. That would defeat the purpose of allowing the weight of vehicle being loaded to additionally compress the suspension of the trailer which in turn would decrease the angle of the ramp to trailer floor.

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Old 11-25-2020, 08:15 AM   #14
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With the trailer floor being at such a steep angle, is there any chance of the motorcycle sliding backwards?
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With the trailer floor being at such a steep angle, is there any chance of the motorcycle sliding backwards?

Not if you leave it in gear until you get it strapped down. If you want to be safer, you could also throw a chock down behind the rear wheel while you are arranging your tie down straps.
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Old 11-27-2020, 04:59 PM   #16
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I decided to build an extension ramp to prevent this on my road glide. It also make me feel safer loading it up
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Or you could just get an Indian ..... couldn't resist.

I have noticed that hitting the ramp with a little speed will cause the bike suspension to compress just enough to scrape vs creeping up the ramp doesn't. Or like everyone else the quick and easy way is to raise the nose of the trailer or block up the ramp.
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Or you could just get an Indian ..... couldn't resist.
The OP lives in New York. Not many Indians live up there. They prefer warmer weather like Arizona, Nevada, etc

....couldn't resist.
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The OP lives in New York. Not many Indians live up there. They prefer warmer weather like Arizona, Nevada, etc

....couldn't resist.
....oddly enough my fiancé is part Canadian Cree
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Old 12-02-2020, 08:30 PM   #20
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I decided to build an extension ramp to prevent this on my road glide. It also make me feel safer loading it up
I love it .. I did something like that but no HINGE.. so I have to move it to the truck bed when not in use ... Really makes it EZ to load my Goldwing .. I may have to think about the hinge addition... BTW I had some old Rustoleum black paint in a quart can ... I put some SAND in it and it makes for good traction.
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