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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jurgen, Mar 2, 2010.
That thing is cool.
I'd snap that thing right up too!!
A little off topic, and I haven't read the whole thread (I peek in from time to time), but is there such a thing?
One of the AWD SUVs I am considering can only tow 1500 pounds with a tongue weight of 150 pounds. My dirt bikes won't fit inside the SUV, and a hitch carrier with bike(s) will weigh a lot more than 150 pounds, so I would need a trailer.
Open trailers are okay, but I would prefer an enclosed one to keep the bikes out of the public eye (one is expensive, the other kind of rare) so no one is tempted.
I was wondering if there was such a thing as a trailer that would weigh in well under 1500 pounds (with two dirt bikes that total 500 pounds) and was enclosed in some fashion. It doesn't have to be a a Wells Cargo type enclosure, just something that encloses the bikes - probably a plastic shell of some sort.
I saw this, which is the closest thing I came across:
Even though it says it is a one bike trailer, I bet I could get both my bikes in there.
"Smart Car Trailer"
Lets Go Aero
Its a cool trailer but then again it reminds me of J-john laying on its side.
Not sure if a full-sized dirtbike would fit without compressing the forks a bunch. Though pretty cool.
Check the UK and Australian sites for the same vehicle.
For example, the Outback 3.0R [6 cylinder] Outback we have is rated for 3500 lbs in the US, but the same vehicle was rated for 2,000 KG in Australia and Europe - more like 4,400 lbs. My WRX is not officially rated for towing in the US, but in Australia it's rated for 1,200kg (2,640) with trailer brakes or 650kg (1,430lbs) without trailer brakes.
Probably a bit big for little/light, but I really like this trailer I saw for sale
R-Vision Bantam Packer
It looks like it was originally a Trailerboat shell. There should be a boat on the roof!
Fuudddge that's awesome...
Agreed. It looks like it's for one "fully dressed" Harley or Goldwing.
I'll be damned. I saw one of them at a car show once. I didn't make the connection. That's gotta be saved by someone!!!
I own this thing... super light weight and with it's large tires and pointed nose makes it great for towing and tracks great. I have it for sale but if I still have it next spring I may modify it for camping. It's 4x8...
I would turn that into a tiny camper in a skinny minute. A couple of windows, a roof top vent, wire in some 110 and 12v and a 2 doors and you would have the perfect rigid tent...
What are you asking for it?
Kewl, and they are still sold. If I was closer I would look you up.
I was looking at the others - the ones that look like a porta-potty on its side, and they are not tall enough for a dirt bike. My dirt bikes are 48" at the handlebars and the trailer is 41" inside (at least at the opening anyway).
I also found this:
Between the need to either haul a trailer or put a bike in the vehicle, and the need for something a little better in the snow than a lightweight AWD version of a 2WD vehicle, I decided I would want either a Toyota compact pickup or a Jeep. I.E., something a bit more heavy duty.
I had six inches of snow when I got up this morning so I took the truck to work instead of the Bimmer. Would have never made it with the car. Driving a 1+ ton flatbed truck was exactly fun, but being a 4x4 it did well in the snow. Problem is that the snow only lasted for two miles until I got to the pavement and then the truck was just a slow old beast.
Need to get something smaller and more of a daily driver. I was hoping that I wouldn't have any snow and then I got it dumped on me. May get more tonight.
this guy made his own:
Thanks, I'm asking 1800, cost just over 3000 for a new one in Edmonton Alberta where they're still made. Link here
There common use is small rvs and mobile offices for the larger ones, I believe they go to 26ft.