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The Marlon Side X Side Loader


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What do you guys think?  I wonder what the max height would be on this type of setup?  I would be nervous going under any overpass! 

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https://www.marlonproducts.com/products/truck-decks/side-x-side-loader-sxs/

 

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Overpasses and the canopy at the gas station, which you would be visiting often with that much wind drag.

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Have a buddy who did this setup for his Polaris general 4. He loves it. Didn’t notice a big mpg difference with his power stroke. Says it stable and appreciated not having to buy a toy hauler. 

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I looked at it in 2019 and decided to go the trailer route, I have hauled sleds to the mountains for many years on a pickup deck with no problems with stability but they sit much lower and are secured on a flat surface. 

Pros: The unit would be much more compact for parking and mpg would be slightly better, but you are still hauling an additional 1500 to 2000 lbs. and have increased wind resistance.

Cons: One sxs is at least as heavy as two sleds or more and it raises the center of gravity of the load significantly so for me even though I had a dually at the time it was a no go. If you had a cross wind it would make for an interesting ride. I didn't price the Marlon option but you could probably buy an aluminum trailer like the Karavan Raptor for the same price but will need space to park the trailer.

I see one of the guys on Dirt Trax uses the Marlon hauler.🙂

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guys run setups like this all the time with 4 seaters and such without much for issues. 

the sxs and toy hauler pages on facebook are loaded with them.  the tough part with the defender is the height, like others have said, overpasses and such will be tougher.  

 

time for a cage chop!

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Here is mine, I love it, even load the bike with tracks

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On 12/22/2022 at 1:31 PM, Mossyoak said:

Here is mine, I love it, even load the bike with tracks

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how tall is that?  

 

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With the bike on tracks I’m at 13feet, tires about 12’7” 

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OK, excuse my ignorance, but how are you able to turn a corner/curve at more than 2mph without tipping this top heavy beast?

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it’s actually really not bad, when I had the original transforce tires with the wide side walls it would sway side to side, now with low pro side wall tires on the truck it really feels planted.  Otherwise my truck is stock ie. no suspension work or helper air bags and I “fallow“ the speed limit with no worries in the world.  Only time I actually fallow speed limit is on and off ramps as they are real tight curves, also dreading the day I have to swerve real quick cuz that’s gonna be scary.  
 

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