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thatboatguy 10-09-2012 06:03 AM

Posting Pics of Trailer Build?
 
Hi,

I'm new to the group and asking before I post. Is this just side cars or is it OK to post pictures of a trailer build in this sub-forum?

I ride a KLR and I have to get to the point where I can carry my paragliding equipment and all my camping gear. I built a cargo pod that goes on the back deck but loading that to the moon with all my stuff is not the solution I'm looking for.

I look forward to some feedback on the trailer build.

Thanks

George

gravityisnotmyfriend 10-09-2012 06:12 AM

I'm pretty sure hacks are just side cars. But, as far as trailers go - have you seen the MotoMule? There's a huge thread on it here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ight=moto+mule

thatboatguy 10-09-2012 06:33 AM

Thanks! That's a vendor forum though eh? Where do people post their projects?

Edit: Found it by poking around which is what I should have done more of to start with. Sorry for the off topic.

George

vortexau 10-09-2012 07:37 AM

The Forum Directory entry for Hacks adds- "Sidecars & other cooleo 2+ wheeled moto-contraptions." Its easy to consider trailers towed by motorcycles as just one type of cool contraption used in the motorcycle environment.

If you seek websites detailing trailer builds, try the following link which includes three more at the page end:

Home Made Motorcycle Cargo Trailer

I tow something similar in the form of an Easy Trailer 830TA; a 48" x 40" tiny car trailer, which was modified for lighter duty work behind a 650cc Suzuki.

Barnone 10-09-2012 02:57 PM

Be hard to build one for this price. Get a 20% off coupon for more savings.
http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ler-66771.html

ag_streak 10-09-2012 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barnone (Post 19782629)
Be hard to build one for this price. Get a 20% off coupon for more savings.
http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ler-66771.html

It would be hard to build one that HEAVY! :deal :lol3

Barnone 10-10-2012 03:37 AM

Shipping weight 151lbs.

vortexau 10-10-2012 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ag_streak (Post 19784760)
It would be hard to build one that HEAVY! :deal :lol3

. . . and find that it still could be towed by a scooter:

Trailer Signs Au

http://www.trailersigns.com.au/image...-mesurment.jpg

Quote:

Trailer 1 - 4x3.5



  • Light weight
  • Easily towed by scooter
  • Stands on end for storage
  • Quick release frame
  • Banners can be replaced

http://www.scooterpromotions.com.au/...b/DSCN4574.jpg

YOUNZ 10-10-2012 01:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barnone (Post 19782629)
Be hard to build one for this price. Get a 20% off coupon for more savings.
http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ler-66771.html

First, check with your state Motor Vehicle registrar about needing an inspection and the cost, to get a tag. Can be very expensive in some states!!:deal

Barnone 10-10-2012 08:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YOUNZ (Post 19789424)
First, check with your state Motor Vehicle registrar about needing an inspection and the cost, to get a tag. Can be very expensive in some states!!:deal

WTF? I bought one of the Harbor Freight trailers and took the bill of sale and the MSO to the tag office and got it registered and tagged in NC no problem. Cost was reasonable. No inspection required.

Did the same in FL on another HF trailer.

Just did the Maine five year trailer tag for the NC HF trailer $99.00 total. Don't have to fool with it for five years.
http://www.mainetrailerregistrations.com/

YOUNZ 10-11-2012 01:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barnone (Post 19792695)
WTF? I bought one of the Harbor Freight trailers and took the bill of sale and the MSO to the tag office and got it registered and tagged in NC no problem. Cost was reasonable. No inspection required.

Did the same in FL on another HF trailer.

Just did the Maine five year trailer tag for the NC HF trailer $99.00 total. Don't have to fool with it for five years.
http://www.mainetrailerregistrations.com/

In Pa. it is three times that, due to the enhanced inspection required on trailers that are home assembled. They want to discourage home built stuff on the highways. It's working.

Barnone 10-11-2012 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YOUNZ (Post 19793408)
In Pa. it is three times that, due to the enhanced inspection required on trailers that are home assembled. They want to discourage home built stuff on the highways. It's working.

Younz,
We are talking about the Harbor Freight trailer, right and not some home built trailer?
The Harbor Freight trailers are DOT certified and come with a manufacturer certificate of origin (MCO) and is not considered a home made trailer. Same documentation that you get on any trailer or vehicle that you purchase. Take that paperwork and the bill of sale and get the trailer registered.

YOUNZ 10-11-2012 10:55 AM

In Pa. the kicker is, "home assembled"! They say they need to know that it was assembled correctly, thus the need to take it to an ENHANSED state inspector, for the reason stated. $$$$$ Again, the high FEE'S are to discourage this practice.
It is another way to tax the middle class.........call it a FEE!

Barnone 10-11-2012 03:54 PM

Younz,
Never mind, I give up trying to explain the HF trailers to you. :norton

YOUNZ 10-11-2012 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barnone (Post 19797871)
Younz,
Never mind, I give up trying to explain the HF trailers to you. :norton

What have you explained about HF trailers in Pa? If a trailer requires assembly in Pa. it needs to be inspected before a title will be issued in Pa. Whats to explain?


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