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Old 06-12-2014, 08:49 PM   #1
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Ft. tie downs in garage are useless

My V3605 has three tie downs in the rear part of the garage. One in each front corner of the front part. If using those front ones you can't get into the 1/2 bath or the main living area of the 5th wheel. This vacation I'll be taking my sons Victory Vision 8ball & my Suzuki Burgman along. I need to add two more tie downs for the front of mine. etrailer.com has some nice ones with backing plates that should work. What have others that carry motorcycles in the garage use. ?
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:59 PM   #2
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Forgot my son's ride
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:11 PM   #3
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The Condor is a popular cycle chock. It's removable leaving only a small base plate.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:26 PM   #4
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Have two of these as motorcycle chocks. Motorcycle Stand / Wheel Chock

Don't have the room for the cross bar to tie to for my ride so that's why I'm looking at 2 extra floor tie-downs.
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:35 PM   #5
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Baxley makes the best one I have ever seen, in terms of quality. Baxley Sport Chock. Worth a google.
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:16 AM   #6
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B&W Hitch has a real nice support for bikes. http://www.turnoverball.com/sites/de.../biker_bar.jpg
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Here is a youtube video on the biker bar

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Old 06-13-2014, 02:43 PM   #8
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B&W Hitch has a real nice support for bikes. http://www.turnoverball.com/sites/de.../biker_bar.jpg
Sure wouldn't work on my Burgman, looks like a Harley thing
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:37 PM   #9
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I use the condor cuz I can remove them and I had to add a tie down as well . That's because my wife's washer and dryer covers one up lol . I have two 800 lb Harley's and it works great
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You can remove the biker bar also and you dont need tie downs.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:56 PM   #11
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I just didn't like the way it bolts down . Wouldn't work on my toy hauler . Way to much work to remove all the panels on the underside to get at the bolts.
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:57 AM   #12
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I also didn't want to have to drill those big holes in the floor of my toy hauler!!
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:46 PM   #13
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I just didn't want to put that big of holes in my floor lol
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Using Condor chocks for my '03 RK and the wifes '10 Super Glide in our V3605 ... They aren't bolted to the floor at all. Front tire is tied to the upright on the chock, two ties on each bike going forward and one on each bike pulling backward. Not an inch of movement over Michigan frost-heaves and slab joints.
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The primary function of the a chock when traveling is to keep the bike upright. If you use a chock and then four points of tie down the bike is going no where. I have done this many times. The tie function just becomes to prevent lateral movement. The chock does almost all the work keeping the bike vertical. There are others by a company called Pitbull as well that work great in terms of a permanent two piece installation with one piece that removes. They even tout that no tie downs are needed with theirs but if memory serves that application is primarily for sport bikes with hollow front and rear axles.
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