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Old 06-11-2018, 12:53 PM   #1
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Winch in toyhauler

Loading my motorcycle in my toyhauler has always been an adventure if it is raining. Its virtually impossible to ride it by up because the rear wheel always spins out forcing me to try to find help loading it. My solution was to mount a winch in the floor my Endurance 3556. It works perfectly leading me to wonder why winches don't come standard in toyhaulers?
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Loading my motorcycle in my toyhauler has always been an adventure if it is raining. Its virtually impossible to ride it by up because the rear wheel always spins out forcing me to try to find help loading it. My solution was to mount a winch in the floor my Endurance 3556. It works perfectly leading me to wonder why winches don't come standard in toyhaulers?

Does the Endurance have the beaver tail? Where di you attach the wench to the bike?
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Having a winch as a dealer option would likely cost way more than just buying a portable for a 100 bucks or so. Easy to get a portable winch, and break it out if and when needed. I keep a portable winch in the dovetail storage in my Voltage, and rarely use it, but it is there if needed. I installed a winch on my sand rail makes loading a breeze if for some reason I cant drive her in, and also helps if stuck in the dunes.
I put a strap between two floor tie downs and connect the winch to the strap to disperse the load to two tie downs. EZ.
Try HF if looking for a cheap winch that gets the job done occasionally.


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I can see where a winch/wench would work in your instance because of the lower connection points on the sand rail.


But, the geometry doesn't look right for a motorcycle. The strap can't be hooked to the bars because as the bike rises into the garage the bars will be pulled down, same if hooked to the forks.
The winch/wench would have to be mounted at a higher level in order to maintain some semblance of a level application as the bike comes in.

With the sand rail you have more control and could do it one handed whereas with a bike it would be as much pucker factor as going up the ramp.
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