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Pull Behind Trailers

Postby Arwingrdr » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:11 pm



I have been researching pull behind trailers for a GL 1800 and would like to hear from members that currently own and use one. We live in Arkansas, typically take 2 to 3 week trips (2 up) and I take 1 to 2 trips one up.

Besides the obvious fuel mileage differences what feedback can anyone provide on best trailer hitch, axle type and how much effect does trailering have on the overall riding experience?

Also, one of the considerations is motorcycle pull behind campers. The only one that I have seen is the Solace brand, the camper looks good but the trailer is not the best looking on the market.

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Re: Pull Behind Trailers

Postby themainviking » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:16 pm

I had a pull behind tent camper many years ago, before they refined them and made them easier and quicker to put up. Mine was Trav Lite and it was ugly for sure, lol... Now I use a cargo trailer from Microlitetrailers, and carry a tent and a bunch of gear. Another manufacturer of my type of trailer is americasbesttrailers, who also make one of the best hitches for goldwings at probably the best price. The trailers are pricey tho. Lots of folks have used a small Harbour Freight style trailer and put car top cargo boxes on them. This is a much less expensive way to go and still fulfills the purpose. Others with this type of setup will probably weigh in on the benefits.

Your fuel mileage will suffer towing a trailer. The more streamlined and lighter the trailer, the less it will suffer. The best appearing tent trailers seem to come in the boxiest looking trailers, and the prettiest most streamlined trailers are also the most expensive. Time out and leisurelite both make real nice tents that are easy up, easy down, but like the Solace, come in a rectangular box. I do not know of any tent trailer that doesn't. Bushtec probably makes the nicest cargo trailer, but the wheels are very expensive if you wreck one.

That is about all I know, :lol:
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Re: Pull Behind Trailers

Postby Steve F » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:41 am

Every time I see "pull behind" trailers, I wonder "what other kind is there"? It's easier to pull them than push them isn't it?
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Re: Pull Behind Trailers

Postby themainviking » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:51 am

Steve F wrote:Every time I see "pull behind" trailers, I wonder "what other kind is there"? It's easier to pull them than push them isn't it?


there are also load onto trailers for hauling your bike to rallies if you are not really a rider
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Re: Pull Behind Trailers

Postby Steve F » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:40 am

I'm surprised that Harley isn't making those kind of trailers... ;)
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Re: Pull Behind Trailers

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:17 am

Steve F wrote:I'm surprised that Harley isn't making those kind of trailers... ;)


There's enough manufacturers making them for the Harley folk already. :)
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Re: Pull Behind Trailers

Postby Steve F » Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:44 pm

Like this one...........
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Re: Pull Behind Trailers

Postby Sally » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:41 pm

I bought an 85 eagle trailer along the side of the road for 50 bucks.I did a frame off restore paint it to match my wing got about another 600 in it.I mainly use it to go shopping my first trip I weighted every thing that was in it just to see. I had 147lb plus the two of us. All I seen was was mileage decrease by about 2-3 mpg. Hell you won't even know it was behind you NO PROBLEMS towing. Sally
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Re: Pull Behind Trailers

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Re: Pull Behind Trailers

Postby 06blackwing » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:42 pm

Whatever type of trailer your looking for stay away from a company called America's Best Trailers/Aluma Lite Trailers in Greenville, SC. I purchased a trailer from him in March of 2011 and still trying to get a title that the State of Pennsylvania will accept to register. He has seen me three vin numbers and three separate Certificate of Origins that have been rejected from PA and he still don't get it right. I am not in the process of filing legal proceedings with my local State Represenative's office and the PA Attorney General's office to get a full refund and send him his trailer back at his expense. In addition to the title problems when it was shipped to my residence the lid was damaged, he then sent me a new one which was also scratched and dented, The trailer has aluminum deckplate on it and it all has scratches as well. Very displeased with quality and his lack of concern to correct the title problem.
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Re: Pull Behind Trailers

Postby cld41449 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:22 pm

Hello !!! Wondering just how hard it would be to build one. A guy could just about find all the parts needed. For the one that I've seen on this post it looks like one of the roof mount car carriers. Have high hope on finding or building one...Maybe, someone out there have the dimensions on. You are right the prices I've seen are HIGH. Hope everyone had a good ho. ho. ho...and a very good New Year. Thanks.....! cld41449@aol.com
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Re: Pull Behind Trailers

Postby RexAubrey » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:00 am

It would be easy to build you can pick up a Harbor Freight 4x4 trailer for a couple hundred dollars and mount a cartop carrier on it. paint the cartop carrier and trailer to match your bike and you are ready to go after registration. In PA i just go to the local quick tag shop and give them the info and get the tag on the spot.
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Re: Pull Behind Trailers

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