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Trailer picture thread

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:03 pm



I have looked around, and maybe I missed it, but I have not seen a thread for what people have BEHIND their 'Wings , so here goes.

Lets see your trailers ! I want to see the home made ones and the factory ones, cargo and camper.

When you post a picture, PLEASE tell us some about it too, size (cubic feet), tire size, ect, and most important, would you buy it again?


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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby themainviking » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:10 pm

I bought a Micro Lite Mojo, the larger one, and it is a great trailer. It has lots of cargo space, probably 22 Cubic, and weighs 160 pounds empty. It came with garbage tires that I wore right off, within about 3500 miles, so I put Carlisle radials on it, and it is wearing better. It pulls really good. It is here:



Would I buy it again? Well yes, but only if I could not get one that looks like mine with a lid like this one, as my lid can leak in the right rainstorm.

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:56 pm

I have had a few trailers...Not that nice though..But they serve the purpose well..
painted for the 4th of july 12" wheels made of house siding material [composite stuff]
painted for the 4th of july 12" wheels made of house siding material [composite stuff]
HF trailer 8" wheels sears top
HF trailer 8" wheels sears top
I sleep on top of mine..Ac on other side
I sleep on top of mine..Ac on other side
camping trailer, hello
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My fishing trailer buddy
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby zamboni920 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:54 pm

Have no idea of the maker.....if anyone knows, let me know please :) .
8" standard trailer wheels, powder coated rims, handpainted decorative scrolls on "wineberry" goldwing paint. Clear opening is app. 30" W X 36" L , and it is app. 16" deep. Replaced all lights with LED's , except lic.plate light. It is all steel, and pretty heavy, wich makes it less bouncy when empty, yet suspension enough for heavy cargo.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby zamboni920 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:56 pm

My first GW in USA......1981 GL1100 Loaded.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:07 pm

zamboni920 wrote:Have no idea of the maker.....if anyone knows, let me know please :) .
8" standard trailer wheels, powder coated rims, handpainted decorative scrolls on "wineberry" goldwing paint. Clear opening is app. 30" W X 36" L , and it is app. 16" deep. Replaced all lights with LED's , except lic.plate light. It is all steel, and pretty heavy, wich makes it less bouncy when empty, yet suspension enough for heavy cargo.


I do not know who makes it, but a very nice job on it ! It KIND of reminds me of some of the old SEARS trailers of the 70s,anyone got a better idea?

All of these trailers are very cool, but I have to admit, of the ones posted so far, I like the "home made" ones best as they have more PERSONAL stuff, made to do a specific job type of deal. . . . but as I said, they are all cool!
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby metalsmith » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:56 pm

This is our new (to us) Reese trailer. I had not seen anything about them until I looked at this one locally and decided it would work for us. I have been doing some work on it, led lights, bumper, longer tongue, bearing buddies and fenders, etc.





They were built in Canada from what I can read on them. It is 190 pounds and rated at 750 gross. Single leaf springs, solid axle, and 8" tires. The bottom-only can be towed and has a 17 cu. ft. capacity. With the top clam-shell on it is rated at 36 cu. ft.





We loaded 200 pounds of concrete in it and took it over highway 20 to Ione for a burger at The Cabin last night. First trip with it two-up. Pulled great up and down hills and in the twisties....this run has some switchbacks posted 15 mph. You can tell there is some weight back there, but that is about it. I expected more 'push' going down some of those grades but it handled great and the brakes on the bike didn't seem overly concerned, even slowing on the down-grades. I was impressed.

This winter I will look at building a tent set-up in the upper clam-shell and next summer hope to get it out on a couple of week-long trips. I still have more light work to do and a set of metal end plates to add to the ends of the bumper so I can stand it on end for storage.

I'm thinking we'll get some use out of this one!

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby redial » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:27 am

Have cruise through this site, http://www.ali-lite.com.au/ as they are coming in at around 60Kgs (about 130 pounds), as they are made from aluminium (or that other stuff that North Americans use that is similar), and I have seen them and they are really well finished - the best I have seen, by far.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby saltmar14 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:57 pm

this one came from the PO of my bike and appears to be the prediseser of the wags trailer. i have another i just purchased and will paint soon.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby st4r50 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:44 pm



Here's my old bike and my little wagon, it's an HF "tag along" kit trailer with a few mods. Not bad for under $500
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:02 pm

Heres mine closed.............

and opened up for comfort............ 8-)
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:39 pm

Hello......Now I like photo's like that man...Someone looks happy... :shock: :lol: I love seeing a trailer on location..so have you gotten you're monies worth yet Todd?

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:09 am

Hi Beave, I am still taking it out every 3rd weekend or so already wore out the tires that came with the bike, new E3 up front (not sure I like it) and a Darkside tire on the rear (love it).
I get alot of people wanting to talk about the trailer and when they see me set it up they come from a long ways away to check it out. Was it worth it? You bet your butt it was........... now I gotta go and get it ready for the next trip. I have over 25,000km on the bike so far this year, thats 16,000 miles for you non metric types since early April.I dragged the trailer around for more than 6000 miles so far this year.Im loving it....... 8-)
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:02 am

st4r50 wrote:


Here's my old bike and my little wagon, it's an HF "tag along" kit trailer with a few mods. Not bad for under $500

Hey does that BQ place have good Ribs? Beef or Pork or both...??? I wonder how the Potato salad is? Now I wanta ride to WV....I mean Va

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby st4r50 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:03 am

littlebeaver wrote:
st4r50 wrote:


Here's my old bike and my little wagon, it's an HF "tag along" kit trailer with a few mods. Not bad for under $500

Hey does that BQ place have good Ribs? Beef or Pork or both...??? I wonder how the Potato salad is? Now I wanta ride to WV....I mean Va



I don't think that place is in VA. I am sure it's somewhere between here and Daytona Beach, Fl.

I'm doing this thing called the BBQ chase or something like that. You have to take pix of a BBQ or smoke named restaurant with your registration sign and a bike all in the same pic. you get one point per pic. One point = one chance at a prize.

If you really wanna know I can go out to the bike and get my logbook and see exactly where it is.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby st4r50 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:53 am

I looked it up in my logbook...

Woody's BBQ is In Palm Coast, FL and I was there on May 18, 2012
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:17 pm

st4r50 wrote:I looked it up in my logbook...

Woody's BBQ is In Palm Coast, FL and I was there on May 18, 2012

Nice trick their fella.... :lol: :lol: Ok Florida here I come....always wanted to ride out to the Key's...

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby st4r50 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:27 pm

I wanted to ride the keys in May when I was down there but it didn't work out, I had to make a mad rush to NC to pick up my wife and ride all the stuff in the Smokeys. She hadn't ever been to that area. So that stopped me from going all the way down. Maybe next year I'll get down there.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:35 pm

Let's see...Smokey's or Key West...AAAh I would say the Smokey's win everytime, those hill's and the scenry is just breath taking sometimes...We better get back on trailers.... :shock:

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby st4r50 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:45 pm

Well for the record...

I did pull my trailer the whole way, lol and I have to say after I picked up my wife in NC it was full!

I was in Fl for work and she was in NC for work and she rode with someone else and brought her helmet along (and a couple weeks worth of clothes, make up, hair care stuff, kitchen sink, etc.). So I picked her up in Asheville and we rode the dragon, foothills, cherhola, fontana dam and stuff. Then we pulled our trailer up the BRP to Waynesboro VA then super slab I-81 home.

I did just have a thought last night about my trailer. Why not change out the cooler for one that's powered like truck drivers have and then I wouldn't have to buy ice while on the road. I'm gonna start looking for a small one for my trailer.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby tom84std » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:54 pm

Steel and welding expenses about $50
Sears Cartop Carrier about $150
Tires, wheels, axles and lights about $200
Primer and paint..cheap. It did load down the bike's electrical system so I installed a switch to disconnect the bike's factory rear lights for when I was pulling it at night. Seemed to be enough. We used it several tens of thousands of miles then I gave it to a man and his wife I met here on the boards a couple years ago. I hope it's still following a Goldwing making adventures somewhere.
We sure enjoyed it.








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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:10 pm

I really like the shock's on that trailer, nice little bugger... :D

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby tom84std » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:34 pm

Littlebeaver they were the old rear shocks off the Goldwing. I built a swinging structure and added elasticity for independent functionality. It worked well and served us without failure.

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:25 pm

Man that's just using you're head, i have never seen anyone use a set of Goldwing shocks like that on their trailer, that's brilliant...Creative and making an old part useful again.. Good deal... :D It looks really neat too..

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:59 pm

Here's mine, which has been put to very good use this summer (so far):







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