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Old 10-16-2013, 12:08 PM   #1
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HD Ultra Classic in TV bed ????

Would love to take the HD Ultra on camping trips out west next year. Anyone ever haul one in the bed of a p/u while towing a TT ??
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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HD Ultra Classic in TV bed ????

No. But I will eventually. Have a road king and it should just fit on an angle with the gate off

Without a toy hauler it's gonna be a pita
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:57 PM   #3
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Absolutely! We take our cycle with us almost every camping trip! I did have to make a special slide in unit because my truck is a shortbed but it works great.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:14 PM   #4
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The obvious thing to consider is the added weight of a full dresser and the impact on the available TV payload capacity (don't forget TT loaded tongue weight is subtracted from TV payload capacity as well).

I looked into putting my Road King Classic in the bed of my truck while towing my TT a couple of years ago. I didn't see myself riding my HD up a basic ramp into the bed of my TV (like I did dirt bikes), so I also considered the weight of various electric ramp systems.

The sum total of all the loaded weights in my situation (traveling solo) max'd out my 2500HD's GVWR, leaving me with no GVWR weight wiggle room which I like to have. It should be noted that my loaded TT tongue weight is 1,300lbs.

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Knowing what you are towing with and what you are towing would make a lot of difference.
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I guess I need to figure out some numbers. It would just be awesome to camp and ride is all...I would need some long ramps to keep the angle down for sure unless I had about 4 guys there to help me wheel her up and down the ramp..lol
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it will never be an issue for me....I ride a 2013 Ultra Classic TG...
great Fall Colors time, great time for both HD riding and or camping...have fun!
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Prolly won't be long and I will be on a trike. Just came back from the Smokies a few weeks back. Every year try to get down there..Love the scenery, the mountain riding. We went down last year in October to check out the leaves. Only prob was at the time in higher elevations ran into some frost and flurries...and oh yeah the bear hunters trying to get the bears near the road to shoot them..strange to come around a corner to have a bunch of guys along the guardrail with rifles in hand. In Ohio we can't have guns loaded on the road ..period.. Enjoy your rides
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Prolly won't be long and I will be on a trike. Just came back from the Smokies a few weeks back. Every year try to get down there..Love the scenery, the mountain riding. We went down last year in October to check out the leaves. Only prob was at the time in higher elevations ran into some frost and flurries...and oh yeah the bear hunters trying to get the bears near the road to shoot them..strange to come around a corner to have a bunch of guys along the guardrail with rifles in hand. In Ohio we can't have guns loaded on the road ..period.. Enjoy your rides
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I guess I need to figure out some numbers....snip
I think that's the best next step at this point because 1/2 ton's can use up their limited payload capacity pretty fast when you have a TT in tow.

If you really want to know how much TV payload capacity you have to work with...., take your loaded TV (fuel full, passengers,etc.) to a CAT scale and weigh it... simple process. Subtract the CAT scale weight from the GVWR noted on your TV's driver's door. The remaining weight is what you have for your TT's loaded tongue weight, WDH, Harley, and any other TV cargo not accounted for at the CAT scale. That's where I started.

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