IDEAS FOR A LIGHT TRAILER?


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hap2
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IDEAS FOR A LIGHT TRAILER?

Postby hap2 » Tue May 14, 2013 10:13 am



My car will only pull about 1600 lbs. The 1500 SE is about 900. I'd appreciate some ideas on how I can devise a very light, but strong trailer to pull the bike behind the car. Obviously, I'd prefer to just use an existing trailer frame. Any ideas? Thank you



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Re: IDEAS FOR A LIGHT TRAILER?

Postby honda1982 » Tue May 14, 2013 2:01 pm

well this was where i had thought to start the dodge mini vans have a low slung rear axle an 14 inch wheels can be found for them pretty easy since most of them came with 15 inch wheels. an you could either use trailer springs an make a deck or go ridged since the axle drops down from the spindle. this would give you a low deck. making it tilt would be pretty easy I'm sure there are lots of ways to do it but id want to go as low as i could since it would be for your bike. 4 inch c channel would be wide enough for the wheels an some sort of plat form for your feet then you would have to figure out how to set your tie down points up you can bridge the bottom of the c channel to give it strength.get a paper out an start drawing find a metal fabricator for other ideas hope this helps.you might want to set it up so the bike set on the center stand. the less metal u use the lighter it would be

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Re: IDEAS FOR A LIGHT TRAILER?

Postby WVJefo » Thu May 16, 2013 8:55 pm

a light weight trailer is easy to get. But you will need it to be 8 foot long. Harbor Freight has a 4X8 road legal trailer for $300 but some assembly required. Just check craiglist, the internet. You can get one for $300 to $800.

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Re: IDEAS FOR A LIGHT TRAILER?

Postby redial » Sun May 19, 2013 2:20 am

To cut down on some weight, you could use an 'expanded' mesh for the floor - like you see on some walk ways and footpaths.
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Re: IDEAS FOR A LIGHT TRAILER?

Postby Sally » Sun May 19, 2013 6:42 pm

An old boat trailer works great nice V front for wheel chock about 4 feet wide in rear very light.I'm talking like a 14 to 16 foot row boat trailer.Prolly find one for 100 bucks if you look. I had one give to me last year made a yard trailer for behind mower. Sally :lol:

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Re: IDEAS FOR A LIGHT TRAILER?

Postby redial » Mon May 20, 2013 5:37 am

Have a look at these, as they are shipped as a flat pack (some assembly required).

http://easytrailer.com.au/easy_trailer_features.html

It may give you some ideas at least.


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