Looking For A Cargo Trailer To Pull Behind My Shovelhead.

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by DGarman, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Malamute

    Malamute Low speed adventurer

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    The small basic H-F type trailers with a car top cargo box/carrier thing can work and be weathered in also. They come up for sale after a few uses and nobody wants to store them.

    Im keeping trailers in the back of my mind, Im starting with a sidecar, but if I end up camping I may want a trailer for more junk. Curious to see what you come up with.
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  2. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong? Supporter

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    Very true Malamute.....
    Just like RVs, folks buy trailers to use 1 or 2 times, then don't want them anymore.....
    I'll for sure post up what I end up with......
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  3. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    i have a 48" drop axle (4") with hubs, 2 15" wheels/tires, and a set of leaf springs from when i built my trailer left over.
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  4. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong? Supporter

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    Thanks Colby...... I'll keep that in mind!
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  5. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    its likely way too heavy duty, its a 3500lb axle/springs :lol3
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  6. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong? Supporter

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    Yikes!..... yeah, maybe a little bit more capacity than I need!
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  7. beemer chuck

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    Take a look at the Bushtec spartan utility trailer. Not in production now, but a lot available from dealers. 115#, 16” tires and air suspension. Box is about 44 x 23 inside. These pull like a dream with the large tires. These come with a swivel hitch standard.
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  8. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong? Supporter

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    Thanks Chuck!..... I was bummed when I looked at their website and saw it was discontinued..... it's the perfect size and style trailer I need.....
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  9. beemer chuck

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    Rod’s in Roca Ne, near Lincoln has several in stock.
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  10. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong? Supporter

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    Thanks!
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  11. Donkey Hotey

    Donkey Hotey De Jo Momma

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  12. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong? Supporter

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  13. StittWall

    StittWall Been here awhile

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    Before I bought my Neosho Starlight I used a HF trailer with a cartop carrier. It worked fine. Only big mod was a swivel coupler and extended the tongue. The tongue vs axle ratio I was told should be 1.5:1 . Stick the HF was close to 1:1 makes a wiggly trailer.
    Also the swivel isn't mandatory, you should only have issue if bike falls over.....then something is getting mangled.
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  14. marret

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  15. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong? Supporter

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    Thanks for the info!..... Good to hear from someone else that has done the same thing!

    Very nice! Thanks!

    Got a hitch ordered from HitchDoc..... Thank you Sleazy Rider!
    Should be here on Friday..... I thought it would be harder to get a hitch..... the trailer is the easy part!
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  16. sleazy rider

    sleazy rider przemądrzały dupek

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    :thumb

    Hitch Doc’s usually the go to place.
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  17. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong? Supporter

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    Hitch came in today..... Hitch Doc does a nice job!..... well made and nice chrome..... except it will get powdercoated black!

    Now I guess I should pull the trigger and go to HF and buy a trailer.....

    Wile E. got excited about the ACME trailer ball!.....

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  18. DGarman

    DGarman What could go wrong? Supporter

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    The hitch fits up perfectly..... the ball height is the same as the advertised tongue height of the HF trailer.
    Getting closer.....

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  19. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    my old man had a trailer hitch on the back of his shovelhead FLH when i was a kid. he got rear ended by a car, left a perfect trailer hitch in the bumper. bike was fine otherwise.

    my old man sucks, but that was funny.
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