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Old 07-05-2012, 07:12 PM
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OK Guys looks like I might be moving again and I am leaning towards buying a motorcycle trailer. I have a 2008 Harley Davidson Night Rod Special (VRSCDX) and I want something can tow it and have some room for other things. I am leaning towards an enclosed trailer but I am open to opinions. So tell me what you have/wish you had/like and dislike and what options you have that are must haves or wish you had.

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IT CAME FROM THE DARK SIDE OF WHEREVER YOUR MOTHER TOLD YOU NOT TO GO.Race-inspired detailing meets shades of black metal that would make night herself jealous.

If i had the room to park it & my trike wasn't 60" wide X 10' long, i would get something like this
Especially with the heavy duty hinges & locking levers

https://trailercountryinc.com/Motorcycle_Trailers.html

I wouldn't put any stickers on it, no need to attract undo attention when you stop for a meal or sleep
with dual axles, you would not be limited to what you haul
try to keep the height down to 7' or less, no need to buck the wind, if you don't have to

I had an open trailer & i saw people standing way too close to it one day, my trike was on it
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I use a 5 x 10 cargo trailer for my Ultra Classic. Not much room for a bunch of other things but I didn't need a bunch of room. I only used it one time to go on a trip because wife cannot ride long distance. I like the cargo trailer for several reasons. Tow bike out of the weather so it's nice and clean when I get to my destination. No body knows what's inside. Enough room for some extras and all out of sight. Had a nice place to store my bike when we went on our trip. Rolling garage. I wanted to get as small as possible for easy tow. I have a condor wheel chock(a must have) and 6-6K lbs d-rings mounted on the floor and I use 6 big daddy powertyes to strap it down. That thing never budged and I never had to adjust or tighten ratchets. If you are looking for more storage space just a size or two bigger than mine will work good. So I vote cargo. If you just need it to transport the bike from a to b then uhaul. Open trailers are nice and can be very usefull and cheaper than cargo but I would rather the protection of a cargo.
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If you want to start putting multiple things in it you'll be surprised how fast the room goes once you put a bike in there, especially if you want to keep stuff off the bike. I am military and move some of my stuff and my bike in a 16x7 enclosed trailer. I have e-track on the floor and use that to hook wheel chocks down so I can adjust where the bike sits in the trailer. It is a slick system. But that is a big commitment to go with an enclosed. If you just want an easy system an open trailer specifically for bikes would be the cheapest easiest way to go. But I do love having an enclosed so everything is protected.
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Mine is an open LilTex 6x8 with the locking chock, I don't mind it being open because it shows off my custom Saxon chopper. I get thumbs up all the time while pulling it and its not unusual for people to be gathered around it while stopping for gas, a break or to eat. I will say that I had to put off a trip by a day as rain was in the forecast and my bike has only been in the rain once. Its super light and I use it for all kind of hauling (1700# rated), but the downside is if a shower springs up I either have to stop and put my bike cover on or stop all together until the rain stops. I bought the 6x8 thinking I had more than enough room, I was wrong! My bike is 8'4" tire to tire so I had to put extended locking pins on the gate. Now that I have this trailer which I can use to haul with, I will probally buy an enclosed one next. My girlfriend has a Kendon bike hauler which holds two bikes and folds up for easy storage, but that thing was $3000!

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If you want to start putting multiple things in it you'll be surprised how fast the room goes once you put a bike in there, especially if you want to keep stuff off the bike. I am military and move some of my stuff and my bike in a 16x7 enclosed trailer. I have e-track on the floor and use that to hook wheel chocks down so I can adjust where the bike sits in the trailer. It is a slick system. But that is a big commitment to go with an enclosed. If you just want an easy system an open trailer specifically for bikes would be the cheapest easiest way to go. But I do love having an enclosed so everything is protected.
would I be able to put two bikes side by side in a 7' wide trailer? I may be purchasing a road glide and want to keep the night rod special
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7x14 you can. They are offset not side by side. Don't want that shark nose banging anything inside. Two wheel chocks and I would go with that E-Track tie down system for 2 bikes because it gives you more options in a tighter situation like that.
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Mine is an open LilTex 6x8 with the locking chock, I don't mind it being open because it shows off my custom Saxon chopper. I get thumbs up all the time while pulling it and its not unusual for people to be gathered around it while stopping for gas, a break or to eat. I will say that I had to put off a trip by a day as rain was in the forecast and my bike has only been in the rain once. Its super light and I use it for all kind of hauling (1700# rated), but the downside is if a shower springs up I either have to stop and put my bike cover on or stop all together until the rain stops. I bought the 6x8 thinking I had more than enough room, I was wrong! My bike is 8'4" tire to tire so I had to put extended locking pins on the gate. Now that I have this trailer which I can use to haul with, I will probally buy an enclosed one next. My girlfriend has a Kendon bike hauler which holds two bikes and folds up for easy storage, but that thing was $3000!

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