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Old 03-18-2016, 06:44 AM   #1
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Hydralift

Anyone install one of these on a redwood?Not sure if its doable/ safe.
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:12 AM   #2
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had it done on a MH with a tag axle. Used it for a harley. Total weight was 1000 lbs. Most 5ers can't take that type of load on the rear frame. i was told from RW the back storage can take 300lbs and the rear hitch can take another 300 lbs. And that was that max on the rear end. Just the lift I'm sure weighs close to 300lbs
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Old 03-18-2016, 02:52 PM   #3
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That's a sure fire avenue to having your frame warranty voided due to being overweight.
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Old 03-18-2016, 03:36 PM   #4
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It certainly can be done - not an easy task, but do-able. The frame warranty disappears, but it was written with disappearing ink anyway Technically if the lift company installs the lift, they would warranty their work and any damage to the frame caused by their product.

INSTALLING A HYDRALIFT ON A 5TH WHEEL TRAILER

The Hydralift can be mounted on some, not all 5th wheels trailers. Every 5th wheel application is a custom fit application to your 5th wheel’s body and chassis. Further information will be required to determine the fit of application including information required to reinforce the trailer’s frame prior to installing a Hydralift.The Hydralift’s lifting capacity is restricted to the 5th wheel’s GVWR as to the available chassis carrying capacity (just because Hydralift will pick it up does not mean your chassis can carry it). If in doubt email or call Hydralift Tech Support on each specific application support@hydralift-usa.com.

EXCESSIVE REAR OVERHANG / SAMPLE OF ADDING A 3RD AXLE


Some 5th wheels may have an excessive rear overhang that would prevent the addition of a rear motorcycle lift. The 5th wheel trailer pictured above originally was a double axle trailer and had more than the allowed rear overhang to install a Hydralift motorcycle lift for a 5th wheel trailer. This installer added a rear TAG type axle see below.


Adding a 3rd axle to a 5th wheel is really not that difficult. This can simply be a trailing axle that is connected behind the tandem axle set and in most all installs does not require brakes.
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that extra axle must have been a good $$$$$
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Looks like only 5th wheel is new horizons that will handle it without mods.Did not want to go toy hauler but may have to.
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Old 03-19-2016, 12:19 AM   #7
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We saw a Momentum TH at a show that had the lr up front, kitchen/dining in the center, & bedroom in the rear above the garage. It was one of the only TH we've ever seen that didnt totally screw up the whole living area, it had enough room in the garage for 1 atv/golf cart & possibly 2 motorcycles. You couldn't access the garage from the living area, nice floor plan.
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:10 AM   #8
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Looks like only 5th wheel is new horizons that will handle it without mods.Did not want to go toy hauler but may have to.
They have other, lighter weight 5ers on their home page. You would just have to call them to discuss if they could Engineer it or not. Doesn't sound like they want to publish a list.
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Have you looked at the Idaho tote
It has a set of its own wheels that takes the weight off the back end
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Swivel wheel is another option!
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Idaho Toe

The Idaho Tote is a great way to go. I have had mine for 18 months with a Loadall ramp installed on it. Works great for my Harley. I am selling my Redwood so the Idaho Tote will be for sale. Let me know if you are interested and I will email pics and more info.
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Hauling larger items is always a problem with RVs. With the Redwood I seriously considered the Idaho Tote for my 2 bikes. Then with the MH I've considered an enclosed car hauler but many places I've been to would have been troublsum with it. Pulling the truck behind the MH allows me to use the bed of the truck for storage and for now works for us. It's a shame most of the toy haulers aren't more convent.
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The Idaho Tote is a great way to go. I have had mine for 18 months with a Loadall ramp installed on it. Works great for my Harley. I am selling my Redwood so the Idaho Tote will be for sale. Let me know if you are interested and I will email pics and more info.
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Going to look at a drv jx450 ,comes offline 4-13.Never seen one in person,has a 10 ft. garage.
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And a really good size truck to pull it.......... If memory serves , empty weight is over 20k lbs and GVWR is somewhere around 24k
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DRV says average empty weight 20k, 3116 on the pin,24k gross.For dealers they come with generator ,beds and table in garage 2 30 gallon gas tanks with pumps.If I bought one I would opt out of above as I don't want or need those items.Should bring empty weight down some also.
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Looked at a you tube video they look really nice might even make me switch to a TH some day.


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Im going to look at that model 4-13 when it comes off the line. Guided tour of factory included.
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Hope you have something more to tow it with than what the video had!! They'll have to put tractor weights on the front bumper to keep the wheels on the ground.
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I was thinking the same thing. I was even thinking it was little big for my F450 that's a heavy trailer. Then you go and load some toys and wow the weight will go up fast.
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