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    Senior Member dshogman's Avatar
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    Default Hauling my Spyder

    Behind my motorhome, that is. Complete transformation from 9 years of carrying a BMW R1200 on a lift on the back of the motorhome and towing a Subaru behind that to this: Spyder on a TandemTow trailer and Honda FIT on the rear car dolly part of the trailer. Did the first loading today. Even though the deck is only 13" high, still had to prop up the outer two ramps as the front plastic would have hit the center ramp. (Used 3 ramps instead of a big one as the big one when raised would lean inward and cut down on width needed for the Spyder's length across-wise.) Backing off was ok except for a nut like thingy on the lowest point of the exhaust pipe just barely missing the edge of the center ramp. Will have to keep an eye on that and maybe prop up the center ramp for unloading.
    So completes the Summer of Spending My Kids' Inheritance project. Click image for larger version. 

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    David Horn, Ashland, OR
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    2005 Alpine Coach 40ft w/TandemTow trailer
    2014 Mazda CX5 (Soul Red)
    2013 Can-Am Spyder RT-S SE (Viper Red)
    Ringo, the travelin' canine (just black and tan)

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    That's a heck of rig! You may want to take your load test one step further and ratchet strap the Spyder wheels to the trailer to make sure all works well before you head out.
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    Yes, yes, yes. I took the pics before I worked on the various ways of tieing down the Spyder. The trailer has 12 different places to attach tiedowns. Front wheels of the FIT have their own tiedown straps.
    David Horn, Ashland, OR
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    2005 Alpine Coach 40ft w/TandemTow trailer
    2014 Mazda CX5 (Soul Red)
    2013 Can-Am Spyder RT-S SE (Viper Red)
    Ringo, the travelin' canine (just black and tan)

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    Slick rig! Where there's a will, there's a way.
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    I see a motorhome with a garage and lift in your future

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    Senior Member dshogman's Avatar
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    Don't think so Doug. The one motorhome with a garage I've seen is a mid-engine. This means in spite of the "garage" storage, you loose all sorts of basement storage and as a fulltimer, I need all the space below the floor that I can get. Doubt if the garage would make up for the loss of basement.
    David Horn, Ashland, OR
    Fulltime RVer
    2005 Alpine Coach 40ft w/TandemTow trailer
    2014 Mazda CX5 (Soul Red)
    2013 Can-Am Spyder RT-S SE (Viper Red)
    Ringo, the travelin' canine (just black and tan)

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    Very cool set up. How does it tow compared to your old set up?

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