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Old 02-10-2013, 07:32 PM   #1
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So for trackdays I wanna be able to drive down, I could borrow the parents 06' Nissan Pathfinder right.. Trailers look like theyre going to be at the cheapest 250-300 and like theyre mostly fixer uppers.

what about this thing?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TILT-RACK-MO...0&vxp=mtr#shId

Or do you guys have any other suggestions that are cheaper? Is this a bad idea? the weight capacity vs my bikes is far below this. and the price isnt bad and if anyone knows where I can get something like this cheaper let me know please
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Put it in the back of a pick up truck get a Baxley or condor wheel chock. If you have the money get a fully enclosed trailer so that you can put all of your gear inside.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:52 PM   #3
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Put it in the back of a pick up truck get a Baxley or condor wheel chock. If you have the money get a fully enclosed trailer so that you can put all of your gear inside.
HAHA fully enclosed trailer that would be amazing.. find me one for 300 . Yeah I could buy one right now but I really need to spend my money on other stuff right now. But actually i just found this and this looks much more safe and easier to load for sure.

http://www.harborfreight.com/870-lb-...res-42708.html
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49inches? 4ft?

Wheelbase is like mid-50s -ish. Then you've got 20inches over that for the length from front axle to front of tire. And that would leave the rear hanging off an edge.

I'd think you'd need ~6ft, which is 72inches (that's what most truck beds are)... leaves the rear tire IN the bed, but overhanging the tailgate. I THINK some guys use a 4ft bed on 4dr trucks, but they have a tailgate that the rear tire sits on.

Some guys have used old waverunner/jetski trailers, and tractor supply company also has some small/light trailers.
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I was about to put my 6x4 trailer for sale. I bought it from Northern tool and it has a few goodies on it. I was thinking 250 with all the goodies, definitely not a fixer upper. If interested, PM me or wait until I put the ad tomorrow.
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another one bites the dust.....welcome to the bottomless money pit..."track day"
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So for trackdays I wanna be able to drive down, I could borrow the parents 06' Nissan Pathfinder right.. Trailers look like theyre going to be at the cheapest 250-300 and like theyre mostly fixer uppers.

what about this thing?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TILT-RACK-MO...0&vxp=mtr#shId

Or do you guys have any other suggestions that are cheaper? Is this a bad idea? the weight capacity vs my bikes is far below this. and the price isnt bad and if anyone knows where I can get something like this cheaper let me know please
EDIT: Actually I like this option a lot more..
http://www.harborfreight.com/870-lb-...res-42708.html
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49inches? 4ft?
OH thanks for pointing that out but I think when I use some wood to cover the trailer I can probably extend it out a little by 10" ? Get a cheap wheel chock of cl or the classifieds maybe

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I was about to put my 6x4 trailer for sale. I bought it from Northern tool and it has a few goodies on it. I was thinking 250 with all the goodies, definitely not a fixer upper. If interested, PM me or wait until I put the ad tomorrow.
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another one bites the dust.....welcome to the bottomless money pit..."track day"
Youre not kidding man. Few more track days.. tires, generators, tire warmers, more tires, then if i have a slip up I dont have full insurance,

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Renting from UHAUL when you need it?
Well uhaul wasnt bad 25 a day. but if I go to lets say msrh and do both track days right, I have to pick up before saturday because they wont open on saturday morning until 745am for pick up. so i have to rent friday, saturday, sunday and im already at $75. almost half of a trailer cost. Then if my trailer is big enough I would love to also help other people get there as well if I can.
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LOL waking up at 430am and then riding there.. no way. idk how you did it
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Don't skimp on the tire warmers. First time in intermediate about my 4th track day I wrecked cause I was not using warmers. Tires I was using even said not needed. Use them no matter what.
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What track event you going to? If you live by two wheel toys. They have dual temps for around 200 or you can do one step up for suzutmas (however you spell it, made by the same company that make chicken hawks for around 250 for single temp. )
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What track event you going to? If you live by two wheel toys. They have dual temps for around 200 or you can do one step up for suzutmas (however you spell it, made by the same company that make chicken hawks for around 250 for single temp. )
Well I'll try to buy em used. I think I remember seeing some go for like 125 on here once

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Your a man. I'm beat after the 5-6 session. Would hate to ride home. Where you on the 600 pitted next to me at MSRH on the 3rd? I had the blue and white 750. You said the bike was going to your wife.
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Your a man. I'm beat after the 5-6 session. Would hate to ride home. Where you on the 600 pitted next to me at MSRH on the 3rd? I had the blue and white 750. You said the bike was going to your wife.
Yes, that was me, my wife completed her MSF this weekend. Time to start taking her on the roads to get comfortable, then the track.
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