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Hello all.

First time poster here. Looks like a great site.

We just purchased our 2007 GW last year. We love it, but never enough time to ride.

My wife and I would like to take a trip, but want to take the bike and golf clubs with us.

Does anyone have some recomendations for a ramp I can load the bike in and out of my Silverado 4wd with?

Thanks all for your Input.

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I use these...

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=90018

But wait till they are on sale. I got mine for $80.




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Forgive my being a big chicken, but those don't seem very long, and would be pretty scary for me to back the bike down? How did you get up enough never to try it?

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Of course you could always ride the bike and haul the truck:
http://www.ama-cycle.org/features/20...erbargning.jpg


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Whatever you do.... put a Tulsa Bell Pan on before you do any loading.... I punctured the overfllow on my 2008 taking it off a trailer....

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I use these...

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=90018

But wait till they are on sale. I got mine for $80.
Those are strong enough for your 1500?


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I use these...

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=90018

But wait till they are on sale. I got mine for $80.
Those are strong enough for your 1500?
Yep. I do use a small plywood board strip to share the load down the center. And it bows some but it works fine.

It's rated at 1500 lbs. overall.





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Why not put the golf clubs in the trailer that you pull behind the bike?

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I use these...

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=90018

But wait till they are on sale. I got mine for $80.
Those are strong enough for your 1500?
Yep. I do use a small plywood board strip to share the load down the center. And it bows some but it works fine.

It's rated at 1500 lbs. overall.
Do you ride it up, or walk it up, under it's own power, of course.


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