How To RV With Your Motorcycle: Lifts, Trailers and Toy Haulers

By: Guaranty RV
Posted On: September 28, 2017
When we think of RVing, we think of adventure. For some people, adventuring means hauling a quad, motorcycle or jet ski. Here at Guaranty RV Super Centers in Junction City, we want you to travel with ease. This month, we’ve put together our top picks by style and model, to get you and your motorcycle on the road with ease.

Trailers, Toy Haulers, and Lifts, Which Is Best?


We often get asked which option is best for hauling your quad, motorcycle, or even golf cart. The first step to buying the perfect motorcycle hauler is to decide what kind you want. Between trailers, toy haulers and lifts, there are many different options for bringing your adventure vehicle on your next trip.

Trailers: Shoppers love trailers because of their versatility. Trailers can be pulled behind your RV or car, which to most RVers means there are more opportunities to use the trailer. There are plenty of options for those interested in a motorcycle trailer, from flat bed trailers to enclosed trailers to collapsible single track trailers.

Toy Haulers: Toy haulers are a great choice for RVers who want to haul multiple motorcycles, quads or dune buggies. If you choose a Toy Hauler, you’ll get the residential feel of a bigger trailer or Class A, combined with the convenience of a trailer. The other thing we love about Toy Haulers is their ability to provide an extra closed off room for a guest, or you can keep the large garage door open, and throw out some lawn chairs for additional camping space.

Lifts: Shoppers here at Guaranty love motorcycle lifts, because they are easy to attach to any RV, can be stored easily, and there are so many kinds that shoppers can buy exactly what they are looking for. Similar to trailers, lifts can be attached to long tongue trailers, or most cars. The other great part about buying a lift compared to other types of motorcycle haulers, is the ability to still tow a trailer behind you. This means more toys, or more storage for more fun!

Now that we’ve covered the different ways you can haul a motorcycle, quad or more with your RV, let’s cover what types and brands are best within each category.

The Best Brands For Motorcycle Trailers


Just like RV shopping, there are lots of great options when searching for the best way to haul your favorite toy on your adventure with you.

Enclosed Motorcycle Trailers: Enclosed motorcycle trailers have many perks. You can pull then behind your RV when you want to travel with your family in the main cabin. When you choose an enclosed motorcycle trailer, you have the ability to take your motorcycle in inclement weather, and you can pack multiple motorcycles, quads or dune buggies in one trailer. The other great part about owning an enclosed motorcycle trailer is the ability to bring extra supplies along with your motorcycle. If you need more packing space than what’s in your Class A or Class C, a motorcycle trailer might be a great addition to your family.
Featherlite trailers are great because they are lightweight, and provide plenty of space. Plus, these trailers have an easy-to-use ramp, which makes loading and unloading easier. Pace American is another favorite brand for motorcycle shoppers. This brand is well-loved by motorcycle enthusiasts, because they are equipped with features that these thrill-seekers love, including a beavertail, motorcycle wheel chocks, optional flame decals and more! Plus, this brand offers three different models which will help you find the perfect option for your lifestyle. Wells Cargo is another well-known and loved trailer because it is known for great gas mileage, and it’s easily to maneuver. These motorcycle trailers are also built with quality, and reviews say this trailer lasts years.

Flatbed Trailers: Flatbed trailers are great because they can be used to haul a variety of things for home improvement projects, or your camping and fishing accessories. Flatbed trailers are relatively easier to maintain than fully enclosed motorcycle trailers, which means less to maintain, and less to store! Here are some of the best flatbed trailers: Carson Trailers offer a wide range of different flatbed trailers, including single axle, two axle, quad side-load, RV special, and motorcycle trailers. H&H Trailers provide steel open trailers, aluminum open trailers and steel enclosed trailers. This way, you can decided if you want a more lightweight aluminum trailer or a timeless, full steel constructed trailer.

Collapsible Trailers: It’s all in the name, collapsible trailers are nice because they are collapsible! There’s nothing better than being able to store your trailer easily in your home garage, or even in your RV itself. Stinger makes some of the best collapsible motorcycle trailers in the business. They are powder coated for long lasting use, and they rate well for freeway use. These trailers are well known for easily towing behind your RV, or even your car for day use. The downside to a collapsible trailer is that you are limited to what you can tow on the trailer. Most all collapsible trailers are specifically designed for motorcycles only, and not for ATV’s, dune buggies, and others.

Toy Haulers: The All In One Option


As
we’ve said before, toy haulers are so much more than just a basic storage space for your toys. In fact, there are plenty of options of different toy haulers, there are basic toy haulers, with just enough to help you enjoy a camping or adventure trip. But, if you want a little more, check out our full selection of luxury toy haulers. So what’s the best of the best in the toy hauler industry? Here are some suggestions from our team at Guaranty RV Forest River is extremely popular with our shoppers because they offer a wide variety of floor plans, and are built with high-quality construction. The Eclipse Attitude also offers several different options for their toy haulers.

If you’re looking for a luxury feel in your toy hauler, look no further than the Heartland Cyclone, a powerhouse of a toy hauler, with a residential feel on the inside. Most of these large toy haulers have plenty of storage for your belongings, and space for up to eight people! One of our favorite parts about toy haulers is the ability to use the garage space as a workshop room, a guest room, or even an extra outdoor play space for the kiddos.

The Best Motorcycle Lifts


Motorcycle lifts are a popular choice for adventure enthusiasts because of their effortless and compact design and its ability to still haul a trailer behind the RV if needed.There are several things to consider before buying a motorcycle lift. Will you be towing an extra vehicle with you? How much does your RV usually weigh? Your RV tires have a maximum weight capacity, which is why it is so important to think about how much the RV weighs. Plus, when you use a motorcycle lift, it is generally safer than using a ramp. Our parts and services department receives orders for several different kinds of lifts, but now we are going to talk about our two favorite brands, Hydralift and Tow Dolly Cruiserlift.

One of the most popular motorcycle lifts that we frequently order for our customers is the
Hydralift. They have several different models, and are capable of carrying ATV’s, side-by-side ATV’s, trikes, Can Am Spyders, cargo and motorcycles. The lift makes it easy to bring your motorcycle with you, and can be operated by one person. And of course, our service team at Guaranty will install the Hydralift for you.

The Tow Dolly Cruiserlift is built to last. Most of these models have a wheel at the end to provide stability, and decrease the chances of your vehicle fishtailing while towing.

There are lots of options to take your quad, dune buggy, motorcycle or golf cart on your next RVing adventure. Whether you decide to pull your adventure-mobile behind you in a trailer or put it on a lift, we would love to talk with you to discuss options. If you’re in the market for a new solution, please contact us today!

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