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Old 05-02-2009, 04:04 PM   #1
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Trailer question.

What's the typical size you guys use as a trailer to get 2 bikes plus fuel tank, etc. up to the track???

5x8?? bigger, smaller??

these any good???

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Old 05-02-2009, 04:05 PM   #2
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5x10 is big enough to pull 2 big bikes
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That 5x8 might work as well.
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:20 PM   #4
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5 ft wide at minimum; 4 is too close

1000 lbs is borderline, depending what your bikes and gear weigh.
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5x8 is enough
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:34 PM   #6
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go with largest tires if you can.. also the expanded wire floors tend to let rocks fly up from your car and ding your bike.. solid floor is my preferance.
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If you can swing an enclosed trailer you'll be happier for it. That way you don't have to worry about weather or stuff getting lifted so easily. Nor do you have tie every loose item down. Plus you don't have to find a place to change your clothes.
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If you can swing an enclosed trailer you'll be happier for it. That way you don't have to worry about weather or stuff getting lifted so easily. Nor do you have tie every loose item down. Plus you don't have to find a place to change your clothes.
yeah, i'd go this route.

there is a 5x8 one on craigslist for $900, it looks a bit dirty and the wood floors have oil spots on them...but its cheap for an enclosed.
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I have something very similar to the first one. I added plywood to the floor, and some tiedowns. Its been perfect for a whole season.
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yeah, i'd go this route.

there is a 5x8 one on craigslist for $900, it looks a bit dirty and the wood floors have oil spots on them...but its cheap for an enclosed.
That's very cheap. I'd grab it!!

I've got 2 6x10 Enclosed trailers, and I'm thinking about selling 1 of them. I just gotta figure out where to put all the stuff I'm storing in the 2nd one.
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I recently bought a 6 x 10 Wood Plank Floor open type tandum wheels
Ramp gate for $ 1394.74 out the door.

Holds two bikes easy.

I did need to have another $165 in modifications , added a bunch of tie down rings and added a center hinge to the metal mesh tail gate and beefed the
gate up with two more struts in the center.

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They have a lot of selection but did not see any enclosed,

Bought the Chaulks seperate.

Used is likely the best way to go but when I checked a couple they were pretty well thrashed.

This seemed like a good deal plus it is less drag being open as I am currenlty towing with a car.

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I recently bought a 6 x 10 Wood Plank Floor open type tandum wheels
Ramp gate for $ 1394.74 out the door.

Holds two bikes easy.

I did need to have another $165 in modifications , added a bunch of tie down rings and added a center hinge to the metal mesh tail gate and beefed the
gate up with two more struts in the center.

Frontier Trailer sales in Magnolia
18200 FM 1488
Magnolia TX 77354
281-259-6101

They have a lot of selection but did not see any enclosed,

Bought the Chaulks seperate.

Used is likely the best way to go but when I checked a couple they were pretty well thrashed.

This seemed like a good deal plus it is less drag being open as I am currenlty towing with a car.

Good Luck
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:36 PM   #13
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Not sure you have an apples to apples comparison

This is a tandum trailer it has 4 wheels weight 1000 pounds and is rated to carry 6000 pounds.
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I bought a 6x12, Ramp gate, from the Trailer Man for $850 OTD. Get farm plates and you don't pay tax

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I would look at a 6x10. that way you can set it up and stroe things on it with no problem. I had one and put a toolbox on the tounge, stored tools, chain lube, like that. Had angle iron put down for each gas container, wheel chocks for 2 bikes, everything had a place.
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