weight of a vintage HiPOINT TRAILER???

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by dean-o, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. dean-o

    dean-o Dabs often

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    DOES ANYONE HERE OWN ONE? or has ever pulled one & happen to know the weight? i'm wondering about the compatabilty with my 2.7L tacoma & 2-3 250 size street/dual purpose bikes...
    thanks for your ideas!
    dean
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  2. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    No I don't but my son has a 2.7 Taco 2wd and he tows a 12' Cargo Pro box trailer with all his race gear and spares. The trailer is aluminum and comes in at 900lbs empty. The load is another 8-900 lbs of Supersport racebike and gear like fuel, tires, tools, paddock stuff etc.

    I drove with him to Barber last fall from Boston (1200 miles one way). I can say the truck did well, but rarely got out of 4th gear. Generally we ran it in 4th at about 70mph and 3000 rpm as I recall. 5th gear is an overdrive apparently.

    I think his box trailer rig is probably a tougher tow then an open trailer with 3 dirt bikes loaded. The rig:

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  3. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    I found this from a add online.

    For what it's worth.....I owned one for years and pulled it with a 1991 GMC P/U ,it was a 6 cylinder two wheel drive.
    The trailer was a HP -14 and was loaded with 2 dirt bikes and a lot of gear.
    Never had a problem pulling it... They are a great handling trailer.
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  4. Murdoch

    Murdoch ADD Rider

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    Dean, that's alot of weight for your taco. it'll pull it, but it ain't gonna like it. was yours an automatic? if so, a trans cooler should be installed.....

    you going riding without me? we need to hit the dirt devil!:freaky
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  5. dean-o

    dean-o Dabs often

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    leaving in a few minutes to hopefully bring it home. i may have to get more truck - i'll let yaall know how it goes.
    dean

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  6. dean-o

    dean-o Dabs often

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    i brought it home tonite & the single axle 12 footer pullls well.
    dean
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