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Old 08-31-2011, 07:18 PM   #16
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That's an interesting setup with the roof rack. Why did you change to the cargo box? Was it too much in the wind?

I'm thinking of doing the same on top for stuff that is long or awkward (like an EZ-UP, gear bags, spares...) but the cargo boxes hadn't occurred to me. On the face of it it seems brilliant for wind resistance.



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I have since sold the ARB rack and added a huge Yakima cargo box to the top instead....

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Old 08-31-2011, 09:34 PM   #17
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Do you just push them up or power them on?
Little ones I just walk up under power. For the Wing I use a bigger ramp and power up while on the bike. Actually the Wing sits lower than my other bikes so it is easier to keep my feet down/stable. Getting the bikes up is not a problem since the load HT is so low.

Like pickup loading, I just put the trailer wheels in the gutter and I almost can push it up from a driveway.

Frankly the best thing about this unit is........................ and the way it tows.


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Old 09-01-2011, 04:58 PM   #18
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That's an interesting setup with the roof rack. Why did you change to the cargo box? Was it too much in the wind?

I'm thinking of doing the same on top for stuff that is long or awkward (like an EZ-UP, gear bags, spares...) but the cargo boxes hadn't occurred to me. On the face of it it seems brilliant for wind resistance.
Original plan was to add a roof top tent to this trailer. I then bought a pop-up camper with a toy hauler deck on the front. Since then I only use this trailer for day rides and short one/two night trips. The Thule roof box lets me haul 2 riders worth of gear and whatever else we need while being waterproof and lockable. The panniers from my old bike are also lockable to the trailer and waterproof and work great as a beer cooler.
I think it may be just under 500lbs as it sits now....

This pic was my original inspiration...
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:18 PM   #19
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Just redecked ours with left over bleacher aluminum planking. Added the box on the front and some motorcycle chocks from Harbor Freight.



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Old 09-02-2011, 06:37 AM   #20
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Nice trailers......What is the average spacing (center to center) of your wheel chocks? I have a 48" wide trailer I setting up to carry two KLR's. I'm thinking 36-40" spacing.
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Nice trailers......What is the average spacing (center to center) of your wheel chocks? I have a 48" wide trailer I setting up to carry two KLR's. I'm thinking 36-40" spacing.
The Kendon dual rail setup is about 40 inches c to c. I would not locate the rails any closer as you need room for the bikes to move no matter how well you secure them.


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Old 09-02-2011, 03:06 PM   #22
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Just redecked ours with left over bleacher aluminum planking. Added the box on the front and some motorcycle chocks from Harbor Freight.


Steve - That is one gorgeous trailer! Axel seems quite far back. How is the tongue weight?
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:10 PM   #23
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Thanks, not too bad better when loaded with bikes. Most of the deck off the back is extra storage. I just added a tailgate to the back today and finished bolting the decking down.

I made sure the bikes were shifted further back to take some of the weight off the tongue.

Loaded 2 bikes and took it for a test today. It rides great. Towing with a 99 Subaru is not the fastest way to get any where. But the 05 XT Turbo Outback will do just fine.
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:15 PM   #24
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:24 PM   #25
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I've got a 5x8 Carry-On utility trailer like this one: http://www.carry-ontrailer.com/products/show/5X8G/
They sell them at Tractor Supply, Lowes, etc. for $550-700 depending if it's on sale. Put down 1/2 plywood over the mesh floor and you're good to go.

It's only 350 lbs., and has a fold down rear gate, loading doesn't get any easier than that. Easy to tow with any vehicle, including my Mazda 3 hatch.

Carry-On rates it as a 1650 lb. payload, more than enough for 2 heavy or 3 light bikes.

If you can live without a folding trailer these work great for the price, and can haul anything other than bikes too.
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:26 PM   #26
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Fine tuning my tailgate...



Tailgate ass view.



Edge angle used to hold the ramp in place.



Ready for some more track days.
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:37 PM   #27
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:00 PM   #28
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More Bleacher Planking?

Is that tailgate more bleacher aluminum?

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Fine tuning my tailgate...



Tailgate ass view.



Edge angle used to hold the ramp in place.



Ready for some more track days.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:20 PM   #29
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and where did you get that bleacher aluminum???? That looks like the perfect decking material, unless it takes a midnight trip to the HS football field....

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bleachers.net

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