My DW & I are traveling to John Pennekamp for spring break this year the first week of April. We've never traveled to the keys and would appreciate any suggeted must-do activities and/or must-see attractions. We're in our mid-40s, some-what active/adventurous, and have no medical limitations.
I will be carrying the motorcycle along and plan to get some riding in. My DW will spend time on the beach in the sun. I'll carry along my snorkel/mask/fins. We also plan to take the glass-bottom boat ride offered.
I've reviewed the site information/ammenities and it looks pretty standard for SPs we frequent... it's kinda small, but has sewer hook-up at the site. Is there anything out of the ordinary we should plan to bring with us (or leave behind)?
Also, could someone provide a report of cell/4G coverage in the area for AT&T?
With your bike at an angle in the bed how much of the rear would hang over with no tailgate?
Remove the tailgate and get a 4x8x1/2" plywood cut appropriately to make it just long enough to hold the rear tire of the bike. Then are you able to tow your TT?
I would have to check the measurements... I think the rear tire will rest squarely on the opened tailgate.
I've not looked into loading the bike from corner to corner... that *might* work.
Greetings! I know this subject has been covered previously, but I can’t find the thread I've read on it.
I recently purchased a motorcycle and would like to bring it along while traveling/camping. We pull our camper with a 2006 Dodge 3500, dually, 5.9L, short wheel base (70” bed, approximately)… the combined weight is about 16K pounds. The truck has a GCVR of like 24K. I’m not sure what the cargo rating or weight of our current setup is. The camper weighs 8,000lbs… I expect the tongue weight to be in the neighborhood of 800-1200lbs. The motorcycle weighs about 800lbs.
I’ve looked into loading the motorcycle into the truck bed, but taking measurements of the bed and motorcycle, it seems the motorcycle’s rear tire would have to rest on the opened tailgate. I cannot tow our camper with the tailgate down… it only barely clears the camper’s jack and would not allow for turning.
Without buying a long bed pickup or a toy hauler, what are my options for bringing the motorcycle along?
Is there a receiver extension that would support the WDS hitch and allow me to tow with the tailgate down?
I’ve seen a motorcycle/boat lift that allowed a boat trailer or motorcycle to be loaded pointing up above the cab of the truck, but can’t find the site right now. I expect the cost is more than I’m willing to pay, but it may be less than a new truck or camper.
What have others in this predicament done?
I had a similar problem with our brake controller last fall. Check all the wires you can see for cracks and wear. If there is truly a short, it could be anywhere in the system... where the wires go into the axle tubes, inside the brake drums, at the connector, break-away switch, in the truck's wiring, etc.
For my situation... it was the controller. If you have another or a friend has one installed, try it out.
In my search, I tried isolating each axle/drum (by cutting the wires at the axle) and testing it out with my controller. Unfortunately, my short was intermittent and this test didn't get me anywhere. I didn't found a short at the axle tubes as others suggested. I pulled each drum to inspect the wires & magnet for wear... nada.
Finally, in frustration I bought another controller... problem solved.