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I'm sure there are lots of threads about this, but I'm starting over. I live in southern Idaho and in spite of the great rides in this region have a hard time getting away for the time needed to get to some of them. Also want take my wife and she is not really up for multi-day rides so I am looking for a trailer to get the bike to the sweet stuff. I need one that is easy to load (bike is heavy and I am not young anymore). easy to pull and folds for storage. any recommendations?
 

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I have the two bike version of the Kendon. Loading is super easy. They make the ramp wide enough you just ride onto it. They are built with big cruisers in mind so anything smaller is a piece of cake.
 

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I'm a frequent user of a 3 rail Kendon - great product.
 

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How is the loading?
It's a bit involved as the loading ramp is three sections that must be assembled but if you have some help It's not bad. I recently did it multiple times hauling, unloading, and loading a friend's GS because he was just learning again after a 30 year hiatus in riding. I was riding and another friend was driving a support vehicle with the trailer. An integral ramp would be much more convenient but you can only do so much with a trailer that you can fold then stand up and roll around on casters.
 

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How is the loading?
Compared to loading my GS into the back of my F-150 4x4 pickup truck, the Kendon is about as easy as it gets.

 

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I'm sure there are lots of threads about this, but I'm starting over. I live in southern Idaho and in spite of the great rides in this region have a hard time getting away for the time needed to get to some of them. Also want take my wife and she is not really up for multi-day rides so I am looking for a trailer to get the bike to the sweet stuff. I need one that is easy to load (bike is heavy and I am not young anymore). easy to pull and folds for storage. any recommendations?
UHAUL has motorcycle specific trailers for rent... about $15 a day. They are VERY sturdy. I'm renting one to cart my GS to a dealer in Eugene for service....
 

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How to you get them up? Viagra?
I dig a hole as big as the truck 30" deep with tapered ledges on the front and back edges. Then I drive the truck into the hole and the tailgate is level with the ground. Then its just a matter riding the bike into the bed of the truck. Lash it down and drive it out the other side Lone Wolf McQuaid style.

If there is no dirt around to dig a hole into I methodically disassemble the bike on the ground then rebuild it in the bed of the truck.

Then sometimes when there is no dirt and time is of the essence so disassembly/reassembly is not an option I just use a ramp and push the bike into the bed of the truck.
 

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I dig a hole as big as the truck 30" deep with tapered ledges on the front and back edges. Then I drive the truck into the hole and the tailgate is level with the ground. Then its just a matter riding the bike into the bed of the truck. Lash it down and drive it out the other side Lone Wolf McQuaid style.

If there is no dirt around to dig a hole into I methodically disassemble the bike on the ground then rebuild it in the bed of the truck.

Then sometimes when there is no dirt and time is of the essence so disassembly/reassembly is not an option I just use a ramp and push the bike into the bed of the truck.

Dude, you're a riot!

Take a video pushing it up a ramp sometime. Like to see how it's properly done.
 

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Dude, you're a riot!

Take a video pushing it up a ramp sometime. Like to see how it's properly done.
Not really much to see. Put the ramp on the tailgate and push it on. It does take two people. I gotten good at looking for dip in the pavement (to put the rear wheels in), little hills or curbs (to back up to) to help soften the angle of the ramp. I have 6 foot ramps and hate them. I'd love to get some 9 footers but when folded up they take up a ton of room.

Another dogsend is a wheel chock that is in the bed of the truck and works lie an extra set of hands at holding the bike while I secure it.
 
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