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Old 10-09-2012, 06:03 AM   #1
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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

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Old 10-09-2012, 06:12 AM   #2
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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
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:33 AM   #3
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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.

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Old 10-09-2012, 07:37 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:57 PM   #5
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Be hard to build one for this price. Get a 20% off coupon for more savings.
http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...ler-66771.html
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:53 PM   #6
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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!
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:18 AM   #7
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It would be hard to build one that HEAVY!
. . . and find that it still could be towed by a scooter:

Trailer Signs Au



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Trailer 1 - 4x3.5



  • Light weight
  • Easily towed by scooter
  • Stands on end for storage
  • Quick release frame
  • Banners can be replaced
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:07 PM   #8
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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!!
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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!!
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/
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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.
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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.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:37 AM   #12
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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. $$$$$ Again, the high FEE'S are to discourage this practice.
It is another way to tax the middle class.........call it a FEE!
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:42 AM   #14
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In Pa. the kicker is, "home assembled"! They say they need to know that it was assembled correctly, thus the need to take it to an ENHANSED state inspector, for the reason stated. $$$$$ Again, the high FEE'S are to discourage this practice.
It is another way to tax the middle class.........call it a FEE!


What the hell is an "enhansed state inspector" ?

Or did you mean , enhanced ? ... in which case , in what way ? ... face lift , tit enlargement , suck the chrome off a ' 69 Cadillac kind of enhanced ?


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Old 10-12-2012, 09:44 AM   #15
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Younz,
Some of the things I have built are two houses, multiple cars, garages, barns, furniture, mini bikes, livestock trailer, computers, sailboats, power boats, canoes, motorcycle trailer, etc.

Send me some money and I will put together a HF trailer, register it, tag it, and ship it to you in PA, OK?

If you are hung up on a "mail order trailer" you can go by a Harbor Freight or Northern Tool store and pick up the trailer in a box. I won't tell the "state" that you bolted it together. It is quite simple to do.
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