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Versa Haul? - March 10, 2009, 07:01 PM

Does anyone have any experience with haulers like this? I am thinking of getting one although would like to hear some feedback.

http://www.versahaul.com/vhsportro.php


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I know they say it's fine for a sport bike but it looks so sketchy I'd hesitate to use it, no first hand experience though
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I know they say it's fine for a sport bike but it looks so sketchy I'd hesitate to use it, no first hand experience though
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Yeah... I think I am going to can this idea. I did find another hauler that looks pretty good. If you have no place to keep a hauler, like me. Pretty cool, but pretty pricey. I don't know...

http://www.trailerinabag.com/index.html


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few ppl have told me its only good for taking your bike a short distance
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The versa is dangerous because all of the load is on the tongue of the hitch, and unless your hitch can handle that weight (most cant) its asking for disaster, Ive heard they are ok for dirtbikes though.

The trailer in a bag is expensive, but works well. I had a friend drive up from FL to Deals Gap with one behind a taurus and he said it worked great.

If you have any space look in to the fold able trailers from Harbor Freight and Norther Tool.

Im in the same boat as you though, Dont have space for a trailer, only a 1 car garage which already holds the bike and a car.


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Anyone use the elevated carrier for their bike?

It's been discussed before. Birdman pretty much killed any chance that I would get one with his crazy black magic he calls physics.

I believe loosetooth got in on it too further killing my dreams of simple towing

I just picked up a Kendon folding trailer and called it a day.


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that hitch one would be great for a mini moto bike


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The versa is dangerous because all of the load is on the tongue of the hitch, and unless your hitch can handle that weight (most cant) its asking for disaster, Ive heard they are ok for dirtbikes though.

The trailer in a bag is expensive, but works well. I had a friend drive up from FL to Deals Gap with one behind a taurus and he said it worked great.

If you have any space look in to the fold able trailers from Harbor Freight and Norther Tool.

Im in the same boat as you though, Dont have space for a trailer, only a 1 car garage which already holds the bike and a car.
Yeah, my hitch is under by 100 lbs or so. I also picture the handle bar killing the window or door if loading the bike goes bad.

That is good to hear about the TIAB. I really like that although the price is the same as a nice flatbed.


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Anyone use the elevated carrier for their bike?

It's been discussed before. Birdman pretty much killed any chance that I would get one with his crazy black magic he calls physics.

I believe loosetooth got in on it too further killing my dreams of simple towing

I just picked up a Kendon folding trailer and called it a day.
Ahh...

The Kendon trailer looks pretty nice as well. Hmm...


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I have been using a VersaHauler for the past two years and have nothing bad to say about it. I am using it on a 2004 Chevy Tahoe w/Class III hitch so it meets the tongue weight requirements. I also opted for the optional turn/brake signal kit as the bike tends to block the tailights when loaded.

I have taken it as far as Beaver Run which is about a 4 hour drive, and had zero problems.

The main thing is to make sure that the rating on the hitch will support the weight. You can easily upgrade the hitch to a class III or better, and since these are frame mounted they easily can deal with the weight.

I haul a 2006 GSX-R600 back and forth to the track with this set-up and have really been pleasantly surprised at how easy it is.

Incidentally, I got the top of the line VersaHaul that is rated to 600 lbs of bike on it, it also comes with the ramp which stows on the hauler and has an anti-tilt collar on the hitch, it actually keeps the rig from tilting when you tighten everything up.

Unfortunately I do not have a picture showing the set-up, but if anyone is up at Summit on April 1 for Roger's track day, I will be there with my set-up and you can see for yourself.


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I have been using a VersaHauler for the past two years and have nothing bad to say about it. I am using it on a 2004 Chevy Tahoe w/Class III hitch so it meets the tongue weight requirements. I also opted for the optional turn/brake signal kit as the bike tends to block the tailights when loaded.

I have taken it as far as Beaver Run which is about a 4 hour drive, and had zero problems.

The main thing is to make sure that the rating on the hitch will support the weight. You can easily upgrade the hitch to a class III or better, and since these are frame mounted they easily can deal with the weight.

I haul a 2006 GSX-R600 back and forth to the track with this set-up and have really been pleasantly surprised at how easy it is.

Incidentally, I got the top of the line VersaHaul that is rated to 600 lbs of bike on it, it also comes with the ramp which stows on the hauler and has an anti-tilt collar on the hitch, it actually keeps the rig from tilting when you tighten everything up.

Unfortunately I do not have a picture showing the set-up, but if anyone is up at Summit on April 1 for Roger's track day, I will be there with my set-up and you can see for yourself.
Good to know, thanks.


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