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Old 06-20-2008, 03:58 PM   #1
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Good trailer size?

Whats a good size trailer for fitting on two bikes without having to worry about them being too close and tipping over into another?
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Old 06-20-2008, 03:59 PM   #2
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Open or Enclosed?

I say at least 6x10 enclosed for 2 bikes, but if you wanna go 3 bikes, then at least a 6x12 enclosed.
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If you're going open trailer....I have a 5 X 8 and it easily fits two bikes and gear.
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I am thinking small time here for a change. So a cheap, get the job done, utility trailer would probably be best.

Just not the Harbor Freight or something with 10" wheels that you can't go over 60 with. I will probably stop by The Trailer Man in a few days, but curious what size allows enough room to safely load up 2 bikes side by side.
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If you're going open trailer....I have a 5 X 8 and it easily fits two bikes and gear.
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I was thinking something 6 foot or so wide, but if 5 works then that might be better.
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:16 PM   #6
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That makes me think about just building one....
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We used to haul 2 full size race bikes and a pit bike, as well as all the tools/ spares/ gear to go with it for a track day or race weekend in a 5x8 enclosed.
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if u can afford it, i'd suggest a dual axle open or enclosed. my single axle enclosed loaded with two bikes, gear, tools, fan, etc. looks like its almost at its limit. i wouldn't even try to put three bikes in there. if you do get a single axle, try to position most of the weight above the axle.
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i got mine at webbers on telephone road... 5x10 open.. with 14 rims and tires.. pulls good... 600.00..
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I've got a 4x8 fold up, and you can "just" fit two bikes on it. They are close, but there is enough room.

I would go minimum 5 foot wide if you can.
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:37 PM   #11
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I'd recommend something like this. You can never have to much room.
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I've got a 4x8 fold up, and you can "just" fit two bikes on it. They are close, but there is enough room.

I would go minimum 5 foot wide if you can.
How fast do you get up to?
That trailer scares me!
I have an old boat trailer that was chopped down, slapped some wood on it I some guide rails for the tires. I'll try to find some pics to post.
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So i see your looking to finally start trailering your bike with the mustang now. lol
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So i see your looking to finally start trailering your bike with the mustang now. lol
Exactly what I was thinking!! LMAO!

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I'd recommend something like this. You can never have to much room.
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How fast do you get up to?
That trailer scares me!
I have an old boat trailer that was chopped down, slapped some wood on it I some guide rails for the tires. I'll try to find some pics to post.
It actually pulls just fine.. with one bike it has done 80+ on the way to San Antonio and MSRH
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