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Old 10-17-2012, 08:35 AM   #1141
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I'd use a 5x10 trailer. You'll never put two bikes in a 2' space. The box is fine. You won't have that much wind resistance as long as it's shorter than your tow vehicle. Now if you planned on towing this many thousands of miles, you might consider a more sophisticated design for the box, but for short hauls, who cares...

I have a 5x10 enclosed and it tows like a dream. Much better than the 5 x 8 utility trailer. The extra length really makes it track well and backs much easier.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:48 AM   #1142
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Hey ADV, I have an idea for a trailer set up that I would like some feedback on.

I sketched this up in paint, so I'm sure the scale is way off, but I was wondering if it was plausible.



The basic idea would be to use a small 5'x8' trailer, build a 5'x6' camper box on the back and use the remaining 2' of trailer and some of the tongue to haul a couple dirt bikes (KLX250s and TTR125). The bikes would be held in place by ratchet straps and sitting in/against u-channel.

I would be doing a box because I'm no woodworker and I think it would be easier and more efficient (for space, obviously not wind resistance).

What do you think?
I've put up links to this webpage before,,,,

If you go here,,,
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=52098

This guy has already started to build just what your looking for.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:46 AM   #1143
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get one of these.


Haul the bike, dont break the bank, and give her a warm comfortable nice place to sleep. It worked with my wife.

We camp all the time now and we can do it together and I can still bring a bike.

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Make? Model? Link?

Never mind, found it: http://www.microlitetrailer.com/MLThome11.htm

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Old 10-17-2012, 10:11 AM   #1144
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Always kind of wanted to buy a little trailer. But, my wife keeps pointing out the cost vs. comfortable nights in a Holiday Inn Express.......must admit, she has a valid point. After a long day in the car......a Holiday Inn etc., works pretty well.
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Yeah, pretty much can't cost justify them. But, pretty tough to cost justify lots of things in life that are fun.

For us, it is a matter of where we can park the trailer, vs a hotel. Comfort in the woods is pretty darn cool.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:10 PM   #1145
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Do Scottie trailers still exist? Anybody have one....always thought they looked kind of cool Old school
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:16 PM   #1146
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Do Scottie trailers still exist? Anybody have one....always thought they looked kind of cool Old school
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http://www.scottytrailers.com/

Yes, they still are made. If you search through all eighty pages () you may find an owner. I know they've come up before. But don't recall if we had an owner posting.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:24 PM   #1147
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First Scottie reference on Page 2.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=17
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:20 PM   #1148
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:30 PM   #1149
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Always kind of wanted to buy a little trailer. But, my wife keeps pointing out the cost vs. comfortable nights in a Holiday Inn Express.......must admit, she has a valid point. After a long day in the car......a Holiday Inn etc., works pretty well.
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Biggest problem I have found with hotels is your nearly always forced back to the hotel either too early at too late of an hour. You want to sit out in canyonlands and soak up the night sky but you dont want to have to drive 60 miles back to the hotel. I was at City of Rocks last week and would have hated to have to drive back to Deming. I was in a tent but wish I had taken the camper.

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Old 10-17-2012, 03:21 PM   #1150
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My wish list would be a small pop up where on the roof I could haul my KLX 250 and pull with my jeep TJ.
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:43 PM   #1151
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My wish list would be a small pop up where on the roof I could haul my KLX 250 and pull with my jeep TJ.
I'm thinking seriously of one of these. Sell my current pop up.





Lifetime also sells a version
http://www.buylifetime.com/products/...r/default.aspx#
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:55 PM   #1152
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Saw this one in Cycleworld.






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Old 10-17-2012, 03:57 PM   #1153
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I'm thinking seriously of one of these. Sell my current pop up.



Lifetime also sells a version
http://www.buylifetime.com/products/...r/default.aspx#

Check with D-Train, he had one for a while. Might be able to give you better answers than the advertisers can. Drop him a pm. He's a great guy.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:22 PM   #1154
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Check with D-Train, he had one for a while. Might be able to give you better answers than the advertisers can. Drop him a pm. He's a great guy.

Will do, I got to convince the wife first. She's wanting a hard shell, I'm trying to get lighter than our current 1300 lb pop up.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:31 PM   #1155
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Make? Model? Link?

Never mind, found it: http://www.microlitetrailer.com/MLThome11.htm
it is the cargo-lite Xtreme. would likely carry two smaller bikes or a adventure bike with no issues...

I love mine... it weights about 1k pounds empty and behind my Borrego it is hard to tell it is back there. After getting in the spot it takes me about 15 minutes to get it up and ready. 5 more minutes if I am going to bed and have to convert it from day configuration to sleeping.
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