Ramp or Trailer

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by frogy, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    Exactly!!

    I have been looking for a used Aluma MC10 forever and I finally picked one up this past weekend. It weighs only 380 pounds and my Civic pulls it with ease.
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    It's big enough to double as a utility trailer.
  2. BigBeam

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  3. Infracaninophile

    Infracaninophile Finding My Way..

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    Nice find. I originally was looking for a BC10 as well as an inmate here was guiding me in that direction. But the fact that it doesn't have stake pockets meant I could not add the Aluma metal or home-made wooden sides to the trailer which lessened it's value to me. The few that come up for sale around here are always around $1.5-2K which is a bit high. There was a nice BC210 (I think that's the model, the 2-bike trailer) that was 5 years old and the owner wanted $2400 for it. Really?

    If I may ask, how much did your BC10 set you back?

    Tom
  4. BigBeam

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    For those with no place to store a trailer try one of these:
    http://trailerinabag.com
    Pulled my brothers FJ on one for about a 1000 miles and worked without a hitch (no pun intended).

    Second option is unique as you get some accommodations or something to host the tailgate party after a ride:
    http://http://www.golittleguy.com/teardrops/models/6-wide-sport/

    Looks like there is enough room for 2 bikes on the front deck and you get a queen size bed also.
  5. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    I don't mind at all. The PO made a big deal about the fact that he had upgraded to Dexter axles and I don't know why he would do that or what was wrong with the original axles.

    I paid $1600. With all the upgrades and the fact that you can get a new one for about $2000 I think that I got an OK deal but not a great one. These don't become available that often and when they do, they are snatched up pretty quickly.

    For me, the bottom line is that I was able to get the trailer that I wanted for a decent price.
  6. frogy

    frogy Been here awhile

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    Love the hideaway large ramp.
  7. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    Me too. It makes all the difference in the world.

    I have used the skinny single track ramps and the fold-down mesh ramps that just kill your fuel mileage.

    Call me a happy camper.:rayof
  8. frogy

    frogy Been here awhile

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    If you move the wheel chock can you get 2 bikes on there?
  9. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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  10. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer

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    Nice find! That's a hell of a nice trailer.
  11. BillMoore

    BillMoore Been here awhile

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    Finally got some pics of mine loaded up:

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  13. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    That's a very nice rig, do you have any pics of the bikes strapped down and ready for transport?
  14. ausfahrt

    ausfahrt mach schnell

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    Thanks, I'm really happy with it.:rayof
  15. BillMoore

    BillMoore Been here awhile

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    Thanks!

    That is strapped down and ready for transport. :1drink

    I am using the MotoCinch system, which you can see in the second picture. It cinches the bikes down by the footpegs. It is a very nice system, and makes strapping the bikes down very fast and easy, and they are very secure.

    OR NOT SO SECURE!!!!
  16. BillMoore

    BillMoore Been here awhile

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    I've got to rescind my recommendation of MotoCinch after a failure today while trailering. Fortunately the failure happened after I was off the freeway, and it happened on the outside mount, so that the bike fell to the inside of the trailer, but I'm seriously disappointed in this system. The mounting pin just sheared off, and the bike fell over, into the adjacent bike, and dented the gas tank on that bike. I saw it all happen in my rear view mirror, and was able to quickly get off the road before the bike fell off the trailer. But this could have been a really bad situation had the failure been on the other side where the bike would have fallen off the trailer into traffic.
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    frogy Been here awhile

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    Sorry to hear that.
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  19. BillMoore

    BillMoore Been here awhile

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    Thanks! I submitted a complaint to the manufacturer, but haven't heard anything back yet (submitted yesterday)...