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Old 05-26-2012, 12:31 PM   #1
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I am thinking about putting a drom box on a Class 8 to carry a motorcycle or two.

What sort of lifts do folks use to load your bikes?

And had anyone used a Rampage lift? I have seen them used with pickups but not sure how well they will handle the extra loading height of a Class 8 chassis.
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My truck came with a Wilco lift gate.
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My truck came with a Wilco lift gate.
Interesting. Does it load from the back or side?
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load from back garage door. then folds under body. Its a normal run of the mill lift gate, but I've loaded (besides audio gear) bikes, lawn tractors, carts, etc.
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Interesting. Thanks!
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There's a few guys on the hdt section of Escapees that have something like what you're thinking. I've seen them use a winch drawn frame thingy that they put the front tire into a bracket and the whole thing then gets pulled up into the box. I've also seen a beam up top of the box that slides out and a winch then lifts the bike straight up. Then the whole thing slides back in.

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Yes, I've seen the I-beam with hoist thing..... out the side. Guy needed that as it was a 5th wheel....
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