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Gonna ride this weekend in the Sierras, but can only fit 2 bikes in my trailer. The third rider has a ramp, but the bed of his pick up is so high, he doesn't think he can get it up there. Any ideas? thanks
 

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Hook the trailer to the truck, run the ramp from the truck to the trailer. Then load the other bikes on the trailer.
 

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Getting him to find a ditch seems the best so far. He's not too near us, so we'd have to drive a while to get there....something that he could accomplish on his own is preferred.
 

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Sounds like it's his problem. That's what he gets for driving a macho truck.




Any businesses nearby with loading docks who don't lock gates across the driveway.
 

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Go to a place that has a loading dock, like behind some super markets and use it. Or you back you truck up to some stairs and he comes down the stairs (some nice concret ones) I've used both and they work great.
 

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Make a longer ramp, like have him use two 2x12's 12' long, and he should be able to walk it up a more gradual incline.
 

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chock thr front wheels, have him put a floor jack under the rear differential, jack it up, remove rear tires, lower it.........
 

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I have stock Dodge 1ton and the box is high. I back up to a curb if nothing else is available - a hill or ditch works good. Kinda hard to find a loading dock out in the field.
 

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You could do it like this
My linkor you can walk it up. It's more of a slight running start once the front tire and engine clear the top of the bed it's cake from there. Put down the kick stand climb into the truck finish the job. Now getting it out is alot more exciting. Depending on angle of the truck to the ground it can really come flyin out. Have some help.

If I had a van I'd do it like in the video.
 

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How far are you going? If not to far you can always ride the bike there.
 

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go to walmart (or hunting store) get a big game hoist, the one with blocktackle rated for 700-1000 pounds, secure it to a large tree branch, lift the bike, back your truck under, lower and secure the bike...



or use 2 ramps, first ramp is tailgate to ground and the second ramp goes midway of the first ramp to ground.



really depends on how hillbilly you want to get...
 
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