How do you haul???

blackhawk468

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When I go to the track their are a range of ways I see people hauling their bikes and equipment. I see things from Semi's, to box vans, to trailers, and trucks. I even saw a 1952 vw bug pull a trailer with 2 bikes on it. So what do you use to haul your stuff? and if its a truck, what kind (and do you like it)?

Right now I don't have anything to haul my bike, but I'm getting a truck this week if things go well and wanted to know what the dirtbike community uses as far as trucks and hauling goes...

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I carry my bike in the back of my 1988 Ford F250 (reg. cab, long bed, 4x4, 300ci. I-6 mated to a ZF five speed). I like my truck just fine. Not the fastest thing on four wheels, but its in really nice shape, and gets me where I wanna go. :)
 

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Pickups are great if it's just one person/bike. Things get cramped in a hurry if you take someone with you though.

I like my 2001 S-10 Ex-cab, but I'm wishing I had my three-rail trailer back.
 

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No wonder it gets cramped with more than one person.....you're using one of those little toy trucks! ;)
 

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97 ford f-150 extended cab lariat. 6x12 enclosed trailer. i've probably had 10 trucks. this one is my first ford and it's probably the best truck i've ever had. if i happen to get rich soon, i will buy a super crew truck.
 
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I've gat a 83 C-10 Chevy with an 8 foot bed. If you plan on hauling with a truck and not getting a trailer get a truck with an 8 foot bed (and a V-8). After loading up the bikes you can close the gate with no problem. You don't have to be as worried about how well you tied things up. Just throw all the crap in the back and your set. My only complaint is that I don't have an extended cab.
 

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Ranger extra cab

It is pretty tight but I can fit a RM250, YZ80, XR100 and a PW80. I also use the bed extender.
 
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1981 Toyota Hilux single cab 4x4. The only problem with this ute is its a bit high off the ground....makes getting the bikes up there some fun with a ramp :eek:


Steve
 

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For short trips, I use this rig which is a 99 3/4 ton GMC suburban 4x4, 454 with a 2000 8.5'x19' V nose TNT trailer:


On longer trips we pull that same trailer with a '95 29' Coachman Class C motorhome.
 
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I own a 97 GMC Sonoma(s-10) regular cab, sport bed Z-Q-8 (SS) and man is it tight. He hual a xr400 and a pw80. I bought the truck before I had the bikes so needless to say I want a trailer. Its not to bad for now but when my son get into a bigger bike it will be tuff, and the gear, gas can is where things get tight. I love the truck and it paid for, so traiding it on a bigger one is not an option. A trailer would be the better way to go:)
 
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I have a 99 4Runner and tow a 4x8 utility trailer. I have a wife and my dog to take to the races so I need the extra room. Plus the trialer is nice for carrying my tent and Easy-Up shelter along with my fuel and other essentials. I have been looking at the new Chevy Avalance and like what I see. ..... hmmm.....
 
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I had a Ranger extra-cab. Tight fit for two guys and two bikes. Then this spring I got a loaded Ford F150 extra-cab. I put a CCR Motorsports bed-buddy in the box. To top it off a riding buddy just got a purpose-built three-rail bike trailer. We are now in hauling heaven! The bed on the truck's a little high, but I have a sturdy ramp so I ride up to get loaded and I coast out backwards to unload--which looks scary but is safer than taking that huge step with the bike!
 
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#15
I use 1999 4Runner pulling 7'x14' United Expressline enclose trailer.It
holds the xr family 250,100,70 and 50.All gear and food.Next week a
small fridge thats elec./bat.On long halls I use full size van.both work great
and the trailer is the best thing around for us.Keeps the wife happy no gear in the house.