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Old 04-29-2013, 03:27 AM   #15061
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:06 AM   #15062
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I am picking up a 7' x 14' tandem axle cargo trailer next week. It will be my future garage! I won't miss my house after it is sold, but I will miss the 28' x 34" garage. Anyway, I am going to mount two moto chocks in the rear of the trailer. It will need to hold a KTM 990ADV and a BMW R1100GS, both with rear trunks that are never taken off. In the future the R1100GS will probably get replaced by a R1200GSA. Obviously I can start measuring and drilling holes, but since this will be my first time at this, what are things I need to consider? BTW, the trailer, along with my truck will probably be parked in a yet to be determined storage facility in Laredo, TX. Any suggestions for a specific facility? Thanks!
The only self storage that I have found that could fit my trailer in the lot was Affordable Self Storage. Talk to Felix. 24 hour gate access. Being 24' trailer, it has been an issue that I have struggled with for 5 years. Mybe shorter is better? Lakeside has a couple spaces that work, but all but once they were already rented. Most of the self storage lots are in the same area of Laredo off McPherson. Google RV and Boat storage.

Your about to live one of my dreams. Thanks for taking the plunge.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:15 AM   #15063
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:28 AM   #15064
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:29 AM   #15065
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Hi Donnie, nope that belongs to a guy you rode with who also has a very interesting Harley he just put together.
Remember the Harley discussion that night at the bar at the Rivoli?
Now that was entertaining!
When you coming back through?
Fortunately I have since sold that bike. Unfortunately that means I cannot finish said conversation out on the road. But Donnie can always ask SOG about it if he wants the TRUTH. If he can handle the TRUTH.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:55 AM   #15066
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To hell with all this, I'm gonna hit that bar with Bato!
Chingao, que buen gusto tienes tu, cabron!
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:57 AM   #15067
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Hi Donnie, nope that belongs to a guy you rode with who also has a very interesting Harley he just put together.
Remember the Harley discussion that night at the bar at the Rivoli?
Now that was entertaining!
When you coming back through?

I remembered you talking about getting a larger moto, so I thought maybe you had changed. Is that the Mystery Man's moto with the gigantic saddlebags? Yes, I am very jealous! Yes, I remember "fast" and "Harley" being used in the same sentence! I still laugh about it when it crosses my mind! Of course, it crosses very very slowly! I probably won't be back till I sell my house and I don't know when that will be. But, for sure we will be able to ride together again at some point in the not too distance future! I still remember that great ride as well!
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:02 AM   #15068
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Fortunately I have since sold that bike. Unfortunately that means I cannot finish said conversation out on the road. But Donnie can always ask SOG about it if he wants the TRUTH. If he can handle the TRUTH.
Hey JD! That's the reason I like you, always good for a laugh!
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:05 AM   #15069
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:07 AM   #15070
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The only self storage that I have found that could fit my trailer in the lot was Affordable Self Storage. Talk to Felix. 24 hour gate access. Being 24' trailer, it has been an issue that I have struggled with for 5 years. Mybe shorter is better? Lakeside has a couple spaces that work, but all but once they were already rented. Most of the self storage lots are in the same area of Laredo off McPherson. Google RV and Boat storage.

Your about to live one of my dreams. Thanks for taking the plunge.

Thanks for the info! Actually, I will plan on most of the time, the truck and the trailer being in a storage facility. I visualize the truck and trailer sitting there near 100% of the time, maybe with a spare moto and most of my tools. When I travel into the US, I could changed motos, complete more in dept maintenance/repairs or maybe leave the trailer solo with the moto(s) and take the truck only. It is certainly subject to change, but that is what I have in mind.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:10 AM   #15071
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Hey JD! That's the reason I like you, always good for a laugh!
Yeah, if it's not about Harleys then it's about deep gravel, right? But you can always PM SOG when you think you can handle the TRUTH!

Get that house sold and let's head back to the Rivoli. Mike should have the new bartender trained by now.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:25 AM   #15072
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Bato, gracias, pero esta vez no, chilangolandia pueden esperar por ahora, pero cuando regreses tu?

Donnie, yep, that's our boy! He went and dropped a big incher in the Road Glide and the thing idles and sounds like a late '60s muscle car. She's a runner, long legs and torque out the wazoo. Might not be overly fast but will scare the bejeezus out of any nearby farm vehicle!
My daughter's piano and art classes ate my new moto! LOL! Just kidding.
Hopefully, there will be something new or used by the end of the year.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:58 AM   #15073
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Keep here in piano and art classes by all means! See photo above!
Yep! Mi vieja is gonna kill me! LOL!
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:10 PM   #15074
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Nice work Tomcat! Did you do the Gondola ride if so was it worthwhile?
Yes, we did the Ziplines and the way back was with the cablecar. The cablecar alone is $250 roundtrip, while the ziplines with the two bridges and the cablecar are $600. Since it is the 3rd longest in the world :, I think it is worth the money. The view is phenomenal
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:39 PM   #15075
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Yeah, if it's not about Harleys then it's about deep gravel, right? But you can always PM SOG when you think you can handle the TRUTH!

Get that house sold and let's head back to the Rivoli. Mike should have the new bartender trained by now.
That sounds like a plan! BTW, one of the moto sold was my maxed out KLX250S. But the 990ADV will get me there! The only problem is that mud and sand knows how heavy it is!
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