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    Default My Spyder hauler

    Just a few pics to show my trailer set-up for hauling the Spyder. Just a regular 6x10 landscape trailer with a standard 4 foot gate. Of course, the 4 foot gate and its angle did pose a problem for the Spyder to navigate.
    Using some scrap plywood and 2x8 boards, I made these simple ramps which go under the lip of the trailer ramp. The center ramp has a slot cut into it so it locks under the lip of the ramp so the rear wheel cannot accidentally kick it out of place when loading. It is also has anti slip tape on it for traction.
    The front of the trailer has two wheel “chocks” and a center piece which both stop the front wheels and also keep the front front shifting right or left. The wheels are simply strapped in place and all is good. All that is left to do is put some straps on the rear wheel and tighten them down.
    Just thought I would post this as I have heard of a few instances where people were having issues on figuring out how to successfully load a Spyder on a smaller trailer.

    PS. Yes, I did go overboard on the extra LED lighting and the reflector tapes, but it does light up in the dark quite well.
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    Hmm interesting. I have a Tacoma as well and was looking at ideas for hauling my RT and still be able to use the trailer for other projects. I take it the Tacoma tows this set up easily.

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    We towed our son-in-law's trailer to New York to pick up our Spyder. Similar trailer but used 8 foot long 2x8's that I screwed in place to the deck to hold in place while loading. Used the tongue jack to raise the front of the trailer while it was still attached to my truck. That made a straight shot onto the trailer, then removed the ramps, screwed down a 6 inch piece of 2x4 on the outside of front wheels and on each side the rear wheel. Used heavy duty ratchet straps from Horrible Freight through the wheels per BRP instructions and then it was off to the races! Towed like a dream behind our Nissan Frontier 4L V6 back home to Illinois.

    What you have for hauling your Spyder should work very well. Really nice job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoilerAnimal View Post
    We towed our son-in-law's trailer to New York to pick up our Spyder. Similar trailer but used 8 foot long 2x8's that I screwed in place to the deck to hold in place while loading. Used the tongue jack to raise the front of the trailer while it was still attached to my truck. That made a straight shot onto the trailer, then removed the ramps, screwed down a 6 inch piece of 2x4 on the outside of front wheels and on each side the rear wheel. Used heavy duty ratchet straps from Horrible Freight through the wheels per BRP instructions and then it was off to the races! Towed like a dream behind our Nissan Frontier 4L V6 back home to Illinois.

    What you have for hauling your Spyder should work very well. Really nice job!
    It does well. Used it 3 times in 18 months to round trip to Florida and back and towed, loaded, and unloaded well. Getting ready to leave next week for FL to deal with some parental medical issues and will be taking it again. Probably be down there a month or more.
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    Great job!! You can never be seen enough. Is the box up front for the ramps? Did you already have the trailer or did you purchase it new, and if so, what was the cost? Any chance you will posting pics of your ryde on the trailer or a video of the loading?
    Again, nice work!
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    Verrry Nice Arnie!

    The ramps & chocks really look the goods too; got any pics or details of how you actually made them? I'm sure that I'm not alone in wanting a bit of a closer look at all those... I mean, a trailer is a trailer, isn't it?! All the skill & innovation here is in the ramps & chocks, tie-downs, etc, but even from the limited detail & pics you've put up so far, they look absobloodylutely impressive! Well done! More detail please?!
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    I like that. Personally I have a 6 x 10 Aluma with the bifold ramp, which has a natural arch built in
    so I added nothing to the ramp and works like a champ
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    Default Well done....

    Very nicely done and great solution to the ramp issue. Congrats..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Great job!! You can never be seen enough. Is the box up front for the ramps? Did you already have the trailer or did you purchase it new, and if so, what was the cost? Any chance you will posting pics of your ryde on the trailer or a video of the loading?
    Again, nice work!
    Before I bought my used trailer, I took a good look at this one from Sam's Club in Amarillo, Tx. It seems to be well constructed and versatile. I found only two things that might be lacking: 1. The tail gate might need a little more strength for a Spyder. 2. The tailgate does not fold up. (I learned from experience, a tall mesh tailgate makes for a huge drag factor.)

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    Nice! When you get tired of it--------------------I've got space in my driveway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navydad View Post
    Hmm interesting. I have a Tacoma as well and was looking at ideas for hauling my RT and still be able to use the trailer for other projects. I take it the Tacoma tows this set up easily.
    As long as you have the V6....wouldn’t try it with the 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Great job!! You can never be seen enough. Is the box up front for the ramps? Did you already have the trailer or did you purchase it new, and if so, what was the cost? Any chance you will posting pics of your ryde on the trailer or a video of the loading?
    Again, nice work!
    Bought the Bri-Mar trailer new at $1300. The box up front holds trailer chocks, tie-downs, jacks and other misc junk. The ramps get put into the bed of the truck when traveling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Aawen View Post
    Verrry Nice Arnie!

    The ramps & chocks really look the goods too; got any pics or details of how you actually made them? I'm sure that I'm not alone in wanting a bit of a closer look at all those... I mean, a trailer is a trailer, isn't it?! All the skill & innovation here is in the ramps & chocks, tie-downs, etc, but even from the limited detail & pics you've put up so far, they look absobloodylutely impressive! Well done! More detail please?!
    No real details on the ramps construction. As a woodworker and handy with tools, I threw them together in about and hour. Sanding, painting, and water-sealing them took longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Navydad View Post
    Hmm interesting. I have a Tacoma as well and was looking at ideas for hauling my RT and still be able to use the trailer for other projects. I take it the Tacoma tows this set up easily.
    Not bad so far. I am used to my older F350 with the V10 engine and 4.30 rear axle which could tow anything without breaking a sweat. The new Tacoma does well so far except for a little more downshifting on the uphill grades which is to be expected. Going to FL next week to visit my parents and help take care of some medical issues. Once I escape I95 south of Richmond, most of the highways are fairly flat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARNIE R View Post
    Not bad so far. I am used to my older F350 with the V10 engine and 4.30 rear axle which could tow anything without breaking a sweat. The new Tacoma does well so far except for a little more downshifting on the uphill grades which is to be expected. Going to FL next week to visit my parents and help take care of some medical issues. Once I escape I95 south of Richmond, most of the highways are fairly flat.
    I have been told to use the ECT button and keep it out of 6th gear. I have the V6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navydad View Post
    I have been told to use the ECT button and keep it out of 6th gear. I have the V6.
    Yes, same info here. Too much up and down shifting between 5 and 6.
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    I have a 6' X 12' aluminum landscape trailer from Northern Tool with a 4' endgate and have absolutely NO issues on driving my 2018 Spyder RT Limited onto the bed. I do not have to have other supports to the endgate. Just merely fold the endgate down and drive my Spyder on.
    I think you will find out if you raise your receiver hitch an inch or two will solve all issues of getting the low front end of a Spyder on board. there are all kinds of receiver hitches on the market - some straight out, some curved down and others curved up.
    I also bolted two chocks onto the trailer bed. strap the Spdyer down and away we go.. I've got thousands of miles with this set up and no problems. It is also advisable to locate the two chocks back from the front and get most of the weight over the axles and not on the tongue.. Just an FYI..
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    turn the switch, trailer drops to street level, drive on, secure straps, turn switch, trailer raise back to tow level. DONE LOL

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    Above quote = Me, being a wise guy.

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    Great job.
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