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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-02-2009, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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My New Toy Hauler

This my new Toy Hauler I picked up on Ebay. I am trying to figure how to make my Teryx fit on it side ways. The platform in front is 8' X 8', my first thought was to have it setting at an angle. I have been talking to Grizz who has a really trick setup which may work! Any other ideas?

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I believe the legal limit for width is 102". The Teryx is already longer than that, so if you have a front bumper or cooler rack you are going to be way out of compliance. I have seen people get hitch extenders and put their bikes in the truck with the tailgate down, but that is going to have to be one heck of a heavy duty hitch extender. You have an interesting dilemma.

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Yep it is a problem, however take a look a Grizz's solution.................

IMG_0446 pictures from trucks photos on webshots

He has figured a way to hing the bed up the up and away. which brings the length to 105".

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You could back it on the truck first (I am assuming you have a pickup), hook up the trailer, and pull the Teryx forward onto the hauler with some purpose built ramps. Having it backwards may give you a little more room to hang out over the edge but I still think you would be coming up short as is. IDK.

Those pics of grizz's setup were cool.

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I would think it should fit parked backwards with the bed overhanging the propane tanks. You would have to load from a front corner with modified ramps.

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That is kind of where I was going with my last post. At 8 feet he might still be short without some customization.

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I see that front bar gone too.
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I have been toying with the idea of letting the bed hang over the front also. The problem is how to get it up there! I fabricated a system to haul my Teryx in my 3/4 GMC short bed, but it would stick out way to far for turning radius and combined with the increased tung weight I don't see putting it in the bed of my truck. The ideal thing would be to drive it up sideways and have it pivot 90 degrees!

I really do appreciate you thoughts!

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Get custom ramps made so you can load from the front corner. 45s at the top of the ramp with pins that pop into rings welded on the front and side of your trailer.
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Get custom ramps made so you can load from the front corner. 45s at the top of the ramp with pins that pop into rings welded on the front and side of your trailer.
Good Idea! Thanks!

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im really sorry,,, not to be a dick,,,,,, but if u already had the rex,,, y didnt you buy the proper equipment???? i baught a garage model cause i had quads....then i got the rex,,,, im a dumbass!!! but i cramned it all in,, let it hang over!!!
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If you have any kind of aftermarket wheels it wont fit in your truck. I have less than 1 inch on each side, at the tailgate, on my dodge. You could angle it up, put your ft tires up in the air about 6 ft.
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If you have any kind of aftermarket wheels it wont fit in your truck. I have less than 1 inch on each side, at the tailgate, on my dodge. You could angle it up, put your ft tires up in the air about 6 ft.
I have 1/2 clearance in my truck bed. I guess I need to post some pic's of my short bed extenders, which is nothing more than a tailgate suspension system.


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last fall we rented a toy hauler and spent 6 weeks living with my Teryx in my living room. That was six weeks and 6750 miles. The toy hauler is the only one I will ever need. My toys outside shower and my bed is inside.It also has 30 gal fuel station, an outside shower and a queen size bed that we can walk around on three sides. My wife loves it and is ready to go hit the dunes again in the spring! Let's face it if the wife is happy, what more do you need!

Trust me the Teryx will fit one way or the other. I have 4 and 1/2 decades of fabricating and it going up there!

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The last line of your last post pretty much seals it up.
If you have that much fab experience, its going to take all of it to do it. plus time and money. It can be done. My first thoughts were if it came to my shop it would need slides that extend out the side then a hydraulc ram that would articulate the slides down to be driven on and haul her back up side ways. Or remove the railings and drive up from the side using ramps onto a turntable that could be turned by a ratchet device then pinned in place.
take a look at the turntable on a ladder truck. Good luck.
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OK, you have 8 ft at least of width. I would move the propane tanks to the front corners of the bed. I would remove the front fence and replace the trailer jack with a swing away jack and unhook from the tow vehicle and load from the front. You will need two jack stands to support the trailer when you turn the swing away jack out of the way. Or, For me, I would just get an alum nascar jack from sams club and use it for the trailer jack all the time then the need for a swing away jack and jack stand would not be necessary.
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These are all good ideas, but way to much work. Measure front of front tire to back of back tire. It is 101" with stock tires. If your worried about Johnny law giving you trouble over the 105" issue remove the front bumper when you travel and that takes it down to 102" with the bed standing straight up like I did. Yes the straps make it more than 102" but safety equipment (straps) are allowed as long as they are not over 110". Semi truck mirrors for example, are way beyond the 102" width.

In all the states I have taken my Terxy sideways WITH the front bumper still attached, I have never been bothered by the law man, except the ones that come up to me at stops and want to have a closer look at my set-up.

With the double hinge bed system, it takes only a couple mins to lock it up for loading. Way to easy. Just my opinion.
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These are all good ideas, but way to much work. Measure front of front tire to back of back tire. It is 101" with stock tires. If your worried about Johnny law giving you trouble over the 105" issue remove the front bumper when you travel and that takes it down to 102" with the bed standing straight up like I did. Yes the straps make it more than 102" but safety equipment (straps) are allowed as long as they are not over 110". Semi truck mirrors for example, are way beyond the 102" width.

In all the states I have taken my Terxy sideways WITH the front bumper still attached, I have never been bothered by the law man, except the ones that come up to me at stops and want to have a closer look at my set-up.

With the double hinge bed system, it takes only a couple mins to lock it up for loading. Way to easy. Just my opinion.
Thanks Grizz!
I hope you have time sometime soon to post some close ups of you hinge system. I have till spring break to get get it all figured out. I am retired an my wife teaches at the local community college and we plan to hit Glamis spring break mid March 2010!

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Photos of the bed hinge system

Ok old dirt, here are the pics of the bed hinge I promised you.
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Thanks Grizz! I will study them!

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Thanks Grizz! I will study them!
Glad I could help, let me know if you need more details.
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Loading solved!

Here are some pic's of how I load and unload my Teryx.

If you have questions just ask...................

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Looks like a good set up.
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The fun part is to pull into the dune rv area and let people guess how you get it up and down!

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I almost went with this setup so I have given it some thought. My problem was loading it. They have ramps on the side, right? You will have to remove the front railing (maybe relocate the propane). Now don't laugh but they've got these little round disks made for moving furniture. In the commercial they moved a small car in circles (get the idea?). Drive it up from the side onto these disks (1 under each wheel) and then you can pivot the Teryx by yourself without much effort. Just my .02
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I thought about those also, however at 8' wide when you drive it up sideways the wheels are out over the side during the rotation. I installed an 3 X 4 foot 1/4' diamond plate over the area that the jacks sits on and lift the Teryx with 2 3X3 inch aluminum channels bolted together with a solid aluminum block in the middle. The block has a 3/4 hole in the middle that the jack adapter fits into to do the rotation. I guess I should I should take some pictures of the fabricated lift-spin system I came up with to make it all work.

BTW - No need to remount the propane tanks! As you can see in the pic's I remove the tank cover for loading and unloading.

The hardest thing is finding CG so it stays level while the spin process. I also built a over run system so I don't drive over the edge while loading.

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