Occasionally I come across a product that is not necessarily camping or RV related that I like to share. Today I came across an article advertising the new Tail-Gator carrier by Blue Ox. Blue-Ox is known for their high quality hitches and for some unique RV towing accessories. The Tail-Gator is just another unique addition to their line up of quality accessories.
Heading out on the road no longer has to be limited by what people can fit in their back seat. Instead, they have the opportunity to bring along their ATV, golf cart, or other over-sized objects without worrying about damaging their tailgate.
Blue Ox realizes that RVers want to maximize their fun while in the outdoors, and without breaking anything in the process. That’s why they’re introducing the Tail-Gator.
The Tail-Gator provides the needed protection to safely load and unload ATV’s, golf carts, and over-sized objects into a truck bed. It was built to prevent damage and add support for the tailgate cables from undue stress. The Blue Ox Tail-Gater is the ideal product when you want to haul over-sized objects in the bed of your truck and need to leave the tailgate down. With a 1,000lb capacity, the lightweight, steel constructed Tail-Gator™ pins directly into your standard 2″ receiver and allows you to load a golf cart, ATV or quad quickly and easily while supporting the tailgate and eliminating undue stress on your tailgate cables. Ideal for both short bed trucks and long beds with large toolboxes in the front of the bed, the Tail-Gator™ is a simple, yet durable, solution to taking your toys along for the ride without the hassle of hooking up a trailer.
For more information on the Tail-Gator and their complete line of towing and hitch systems, call 402.385.3051, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.blueox.com.
The Over-Bilt Sport-Loader provides a simple and effective method of
hauling a motorcycle while also providing the ability to tow a trailer,
camper, or travel trailer. The motorcycle will ride approximately
one inch off the bed of the pickup, providing a stable base for the ride.
To load, attach the channel extensions to the rear of the loader and
secure with the pin. Run the cradle to the base of the Sport-Loader
and roll the front tire of the motorcycle into the cradle, tighten the
bracket against the tire and strap the motorcycle to the cradle for
further stability while loading. The rear tire of the motorcycle will
track in the channel as the motorcycle is pulled into the bed of the
As the motorcycle is pulled up the channel, the unit pivots on a
tube attached between the tailgate mounting posts, lowering the
motorcycle to the bed of the pickup. When the motorcycle’s tire
reaches the front of the pickup box,the motorcycle is fully loaded
and ready to be strapped in for travel.The channel extensions are
secured in the bed of the pickup when not in use.
One person loading and unloading
Stable base for cycle (approximately .1” off the bed)
Removable ramp extensions store in pickup bed
Extension available for over-height pickups (SC9010)
Optional stand for changing oil or working on your bike (SC9012)
Additional Cargo Buckle (SC9011)
Cross tube required (see Blue Ox Application Guide)
No modifications to the pickup box or wiring required.
Once again the innovation is just over flowing at the Open Range RV Company in Shipshewana, Indiana.
The newest offering from Open Range is the triple slide-out, 31′, half ton towable – LIGHT. The all new LIGHT 5th wheel can be towed by a 1/2 ton, 5 1/2′ short bed pick up truck without needing any special slider hitch. The special pin box can be adapted from a king pin to a gooseneck in a matter of minutes.
Click here to see this great interior.
The introductory floor plan is equipped with triple slides, weighing in at a meager 7,260 lbs. This trailer is 31′ in length and only has a tongue weight of 1,260 lbs. Equipped with a true 42″ main slide-out and is 100″ in total width. Do not let the light weight fool you, this is a fully equipped trailer. With exciting features such as a full side aisle bath with corner wall shower and large rear living area, this product will not have you second guessing yourself. After the introductory LIGHT LF 297 RLS other floor plans are scheduled to follow.
The exterior has a high-gloss metallic automotive finish. Inside you will find a clean, rich look that feels elegant. From the large 86″ sleeper sofa to the portable island that converts to a large dinette table. The LIGHT is an exciting new option in light weight 5th wheels. Oh, before I forget, this fifth wheel RV also comes washer/dryer prepped and has a bedroom wardrobe slide.