Picture of my trailer
Over the years I have on more than a couple of occasion used a small trailer to carry my motorcycles over long distances.
In 2003 I trailered my Suzuki Savage (S40) from Saskatoon to Asheville North Carolina. I used the same trailer to haul my Suzuki VS1400 from Saskatoon to Texas. And I used the same trailer to haul my BMW from Saskatoon to Calgary a couple of times.
I estimate that I have trailered about 14-15,000 kms.
The trailer I used for this cost me $175.00 brand new. It is a kit trailer like those sold at Harbour Freight. I added a second deck sheet of plywood after the first 20 years - I bought the trailer in 1978. I have replaced the tires twice and the bearings once. I have replaced the wiring and tail lights once. I added a wheel chock about 12 years ago. You can see the style of trailer at Heavy Duty Utility Trailer - 870 Lb. Capacity
Mine came with a larger deck area. and has a 1,000 lb capacity.
I mention all of this because many of us need to trailer occasionally and folks tend to underestimate what those simple utility trailers can do. I am careful to run the tire pressure at 80 psi. I run 55-65 mph when loaded. I have lubricated the wheel bearings about ever 3-5 years but always before a long trip.
All of this is by way of pointing out - what ever trailer you have available will likely do a whole not more than you anticipate by paying just a bit of attention to its maintenance.
Qwerty used to post about his HF trailer. Link post #6
Tirebiter has his own HF setup
I myself have a slightly more expensive trailer from northern tool..
13" wheels, rated to haul 1500lbs & the deck size is 56 1/2" x 99" Other then really bad oem paint that flaked off within 6 months. I've been beating the heck out of it for few years now.
My tw200, ct 70 and rv 90 all fit in it easy.
Last edited by rm_hm; 12-28-2013 at 09:22 PM.
I have a 5' / 8' 13" wheeled 1500lb. trailer that has been to the grand canyon and back from Mich.. 4,500 miles.. Still looks like new... Very easy to load with built in ramp. OMM.
I had one way back when with 8 inch wheels. The tires didn't last long at highway speeds. Went to 12 inch wheels and had no further problems. I now have an 8x5 that i cut down to 6x4 to pull behind a quad with either the TW or a Rokon on it. Why? So I can take Meka with me to the trail where she can keep up at trail speeds.
Ya gotta finish the loop, it's your only way out!
I am envious of you guys that don't have to pay tolls everywhere you go.
No tolls to the West of me, but if I want to go East towards towards Mt Rainier then.....
Number of Axles Good To Go! Pass Cash Pay By Mail Two (includes motorcycle) $4.25 $5.25 $6.25 Three $6.40 $7.90 $9.40 Four $8.50 $10.50 $12.50 Five $10.65 $13.15 $15.65 Six or more $12.75 $15.75 $18.75
I've got water to the North and South of me so I don't like taking the.........
Last edited by rm_hm; 02-15-2014 at 04:35 PM.
Ooooh, pretty expensive tolls. Good trailer pics, males me question integrity of my Harbor Frieght reciever carrier after seeing post of failed HF carrier.