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Posted: 11/04/17 09:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

4x4ord wrote:

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800 lb plus the mechanism to lift it? You need one of those caster wheel totes and good reinforcement or double tow a trailer for the bike.


If only BC would allow double towing.


The caster wheel design may not be double towing? It's been talked about on here and you may find it when searchig

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4x4ord wrote:

rjxj wrote:

800 lb plus the mechanism to lift it? You need one of those caster wheel totes and good reinforcement or double tow a trailer for the bike.


If only BC would allow double towing.


Don't you have a CDL?

Have a friend with a nice Idaho Tote for sale. You would have to travel to SoCal!


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Posted: 11/04/17 10:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm not 100% certain but I think BC considers the Idaho Tote as second trailer.


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Posted: 11/04/17 10:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

R12RTee wrote:

I have the HydraLift on my fiver carrying a 700 lb. bike.

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I had a third axle installed to shorten the distance from the wheels to the rear of the camper and to carry the excess weight. The camper frame is 15 inches of 2x6 square tubing with sidewalls of 1/4". Most campers will not be able to support a lift and bike on the rear without modifications.

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That looks like a very nice set up. The frame of my Citation is 16" deep C channel. I would probably reinforce it around the axles. I like the idea of adding a third axle. Do all three of your axles have electric over hydraulic disc brakes?

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4x4ord wrote:

rjxj wrote:

800 lb plus the mechanism to lift it? You need one of those caster wheel totes and good reinforcement or double tow a trailer for the bike.


If only BC would allow double towing.

Good thing they don't. I don't want to think about a combination like that on some of our grades.

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romore wrote:

4x4ord wrote:

rjxj wrote:

800 lb plus the mechanism to lift it? You need one of those caster wheel totes and good reinforcement or double tow a trailer for the bike.


If only BC would allow double towing.

Good thing they don't. I don't want to think about a combination like that on some of our grades.


I see 5th wheel double tow out here in CO all the time and it doesn't seem to be a safety issue.


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4x4ord wrote:

rjxj wrote:

800 lb plus the mechanism to lift it? You need one of those caster wheel totes and good reinforcement or double tow a trailer for the bike.


If only BC would allow double towing.


If the Idaho Tote or other similar swivel wheel platform is installed without ball couplers or lunette coupling -it should be considered an axle extension, not a trailer. This is one of the ways hd trucking uses lift axles for increasing carrying capacity that meets bridge laws while keeping the truck or trailer as short as possible.

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Reinforcing the frame around the axles would be a very good idea; ask me how I know! [emoticon]

From what I have discovered, our trailers have 8k lb axles (they are listed in the brochure as 7k lbs but it doesn’t appear that Dexter made the Never Lube axles with disc brakes at that rating) so the third axle may not be necessary. Getting it to look good will also require a lot of cosmetic fibreglass skirt work which would likely end up being very pricey.

I would think you would want to add several heavy crossmembers between the frame rails behind the axles too. As much as the c channel frame is large, it is quite thin material that is prone to a lot of flex.


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Here's my Hydralift setup that was installed by the factory when the trailer was built. Lots more examples out there with a search.
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srosa wrote:

Here's my Hydralift setup that was installed by the factory when the trailer was built. Lots more examples out there with a search.
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Thanks for posting the picture. I'm guessing my trailer might be similar to yours in length. How heavy is the motorcycle you carry? How far from the centre of the rear axle to the rear of your trailer? If you're happy with it with only two axles maybe I could get by without adding a third axle.

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