Alternates for hauling the bike...
Having experienced several challenges getting my bike into a truck/trailer, I'm adding a convenience item to my truck. And I just became a distributor for AmeriDeck SuperDeck III !
My friend Skip out in OR is letting me sell for him and it's quite a useful tool!
You can get plenty of details from various websites about the AmeriDeck. It has two sizes, priced the same, for short or long-bed pickups. About the only thing to be cautious of is to make certain that your truck can handle the load... or potential load. The deck weighs about #600. Add to that the potential to carry two bikes (#1,600 additional?) and then try to make a panic stop at 65 MPH. A very light truck may not be the best application... but it's your call.
Priced at $3,640.00 plus freight from the factory in PA to your location or your installer. Installation takes about 3 hours and, other than lifting the device into place, it's just a matter of a few bolts and power from the vehicle battery.
Here's a link to the detail brochure P1. <<<
Here's the link to P2 with the product specs. <<<
Give me a call for details and to get your Amerideck on it's way to your truck! 717-620-9676 Jeff