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Old 09-17-2017, 04:04 PM   #11
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NavyNuke nice lifted EB van! Looking forward to seeing what all you do with the build. I'm also planning to transport motorcycles inside mine rather than on a hitch carrier or a trailer. I'm not opposed to using either -- it'll probably be necessary if I decide to give a few buddies a ride to the mountains. But for solo trips I would prefer to put the bike inside so I don't have to worry about stuff being exposed during pit stops on the drive. Without someone to stay with the bikes and gear on lookout while I run into the Stockton Walmart for ice and beer, I'd prefer keeping everything stealthy.
That's why I searched for a passenger van with 2 captains chairs. Room for 4 adults and 2 bikes inside/2 on my small trailer or a combination. Also gonna limit my internal modifications to limit compromise to bikes inside.

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Old 09-17-2017, 09:57 PM   #12
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Can you post some additional photos of your hitch setup?
I'm out of town,but defineately will soon
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:01 PM   #13
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One on the right is mine.

Stupid photobucket change in use policy sourcing alternate hosting still.



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Thx for pics bud,looks good.you know I just remembered of this contraption trailer that I think blue ox makes for rvs it basically has a huge castor wheel/tire so when you back up wheel just swivels around no jack knifing
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:12 AM   #14
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FWIW, here's what I came up with as an alternative to a Joe Hauler.....

It's way lighter and doesn't rock, really happy with it.

http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...age-17860.html

I just haul dirt bikes (see my sig below)...but this could be scaled up to haul heavier bikes.
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Old 09-23-2017, 02:05 PM   #15
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XR650R fit with no problems, bigger bike will take a bit of work to get inside.

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Sweet I like the Baja designs headlight I have the bd xlpro puts out 9500 lumens set up with a two stage dim switch so I don't drain the battery on slow trails
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Sweet I like the Baja designs headlight I have the bd xlpro puts out 9500 lumens set up with a two stage dim switch so I don't drain the battery on slow trails
Started converting the van to be more desert friendly. Found a factory rubber mat that was like new and swapped it out for the carpet plus some insulation in the sides

The XR doesn't have a battery, so the Baja Designs light is all it can handle.

The Big bike has the brighter LED setup.



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Old 09-24-2017, 12:27 AM   #18
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Yup I hear you,hey check this bad azz lift up my two buddies fabricated so that he could haul X'r and still tow his 4x4 jeep
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Navy Nuke, I saw the pic of how you're using a D-ring tie down. Just thought I'd throw out this recommendation for some that I've been using.

(4 pack) Surface Mount Zinc Plated Rope Ring Tie Down

These use one screw to mount and are as close to flush mount as you can get without cutting a hole in the floor. I can still slide things over them easily and sleep on top of them with my 2" foam pad without feeling them.
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Navy Nuke, I saw the pic of how you're using a D-ring tie down. Just thought I'd throw out this recommendation for some that I've been using.

(4 pack) Surface Mount Zinc Plated Rope Ring Tie Down

These use one screw to mount and are as close to flush mount as you can get without cutting a hole in the floor. I can still slide things over them easily and sleep on top of them with my 2" foam pad without feeling them.
Thanks, those were temporary for hauling the bike home. Was planning to put them in the corners, but I like your link better.

Made progress, gotta find some panels for the interior at a junkyard and figure out how or if I will add insulation to the window frames.

Added insulation behind panels, OEM rubber floor, hopefully this week I will get the pingle attached and bike tie downs/cargo tie downs for gear. Figure an air mattress on any of the tie downs should be fine with a wool blanket under it.

Also added an inverter under the drivers side and wires for a powerport by the back door.

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