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I want to haul both of my quads soon, but I don't have a trailer. So this is what I came up with. Thank goodness that the front quad is only a 2x4 250! The front end of that thing is super light, especially after trying to man-handle my 650!
Since taking the pictures, I was able to wedge in the 250 (front one) quite a bit better. I now have two ratchet straps holding it in and I am able to stand in the bed of the truck and shake the crap out of the quad and all it does is shake the truck. I'm very confident that the 250 is in good shape.
What I'm a little worried about is the 650 on the back. I took it right off after taking the pictures. I'm going to see about getting two 2x8's (or bigger) long enough to sit under the front and back tires on each side. I'm thinking that it will relieve some stress from the tailgate. The 2x8's would be on each side of the machine, running front to back under the tires.
What do you all think of this? Am I crazy? Should I leave the 650 home? Either way, the 250 is riding as it is!
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Thanks for the feedback guys. gneal, that looks pretty cool. I only have two problems with that setup: 1) where to store it when not in use and 2) I bet the price tag is slightly more than $ Free.99 lol.
Seriously though, I do think that is a really cool setup. I've seen similar setups before but they didn't keep the box dry like that does. I'm just a little too poor for that setup, so this is what I'm trying.
Yeah they will do that, there made to take splashing not total immersion. Drain some fuel or take it for a ride and burn some off. And since the 250 has a rear rack you can put the green machine's front tires on the back of the 250.
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just turn your gas off it will stop leakin out when the carb is empty
It was leaking out of the gas cap. Besides, the 250 wasn't the one that I was worried about.
Jordan_Paul, that first picture makes me feel like I'm going to have both of my quads sitting in the front seat along with me, and their seatbelts on too!
I really do appreciate everyone's comments. If the cost of a trailer was the only thing for me to consider, I would be getting one. Probably the biggest thing for me to consider with a trailer is where to keep it the 364 days out of the year that I'm not using it.
The pictures that I posted were a trial run. I kept the 250 on the truck but took off the 650 because I didn't have any boards to put under it. Tonight on my way home from work I bought to 6' long 2x8's and put them under the tires of the 650. Before I put the ratchet straps on it, the boards weren't resting on the tailgate! EXACTLY what I was wanting!!! The ratchet straps do pull it down and make the boards touch the tailgate now, but it obviously doesn't have any real weight on it. Oh, and the 250 rode there like a champ on my 45 minute drive to and from work! I am very pleased at how the 650 is strapped down. It doesn't move.
Tomorrow I share a ride to work with a co-worker, but I'll be taking a test drive after I get home. Actually, I might just offer to drive in the morning. I would like to see this during the daylight.
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