Trailer picture thread


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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by wilco » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:42 pm



FM-USA wrote:I picked up a Besco Trailer few years ago. My plan was to mount it up front on the main trailer, where the cooler usually goes. That way the main trailer can stay set up while we go riding with Bailey in his box on that Besco or out on a grocery run.
But alas... that little Besco's deck turned out to be to high and tires were near non existent.
I found that scooter tires fit the trailer and exceeded the 360# load rating.
I am afraid that Bailey does not weigh enough to compress the suspension so it would be a rough ride for Bailey in his box.



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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by FM-USA » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:10 pm

wilco wrote:
FM-USA wrote:I picked up a Besco Trailer few years ago. My plan was to mount it up front on the main trailer, where the cooler usually goes. That way the main trailer can stay set up while we go riding with Bailey in his box on that Besco or out on a grocery run.
But alas... that little Besco's deck turned out to be to high and tires were near non existent.
I found that scooter tires fit the trailer and exceeded the 360# load rating.
I am afraid that Bailey does not weigh enough to compress the suspension so it would be a rough ride for Bailey in his box.
Never thought about Skoot tires. OH well, sold it 5 years ago, guy in Toronto Cn. had 2 and wanted one for parts. Problem was, mine was in great shape, so he used his as parts.
I picked it up for $80 and sold it for (LOL - ungodly amount) more.
I have a cube, 50 LB test weight I use as ballast. Also if needed I could have slid inside the frame my railroad "rail bar" that weighs around 40 LBs.
(head shaking) The stuff I accumulated over the decades. SHEEEeeeesh.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by mybaybe » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:19 pm

I got the idea from Hobo conversions. the most expensive part was the torsion axels. The frig was free. old ones are easy to find, people just want to get rid of them. I took my time building it over this past summer and I cant tell that is behind the bike. The freezer part is the cooler.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by FM-USA » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:01 pm

Frige'r'Trailer are slowly becoming a thing to do. Water tight and air almost impervious.
Mount it, paint it and GO. Almost too simple.
Haven't seen a commercial Frige'r'Trailer yet. Or is it Trailer'ator?
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by brenniac » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:42 pm

Here are a few pics of my Time Out XL1800 cargo trailer. I opted for cargo so I can put camping gear in for camping or travel gear for trips or use the trailer for shopping trips around home. It's on my 'Wing at least 1/2 the time all summer. I have 130k miles on the 'Wing so I will give the trailer about 75k. Would I buy another one? Most definitely.
Time Out XL1800 cargo trailer: 24 cu. ft., enclosed cooler, color matched to my '06 Goldwing, 12" chrome wheels, swivel hitch, torsion suspension. This was a one in a lifetime purchase so I got all I could. No regrets. It pulls easily and tracks true even when packed.

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by wheeljam » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:39 pm

mybaybe wrote:I got the idea from Hobo conversions. the most expensive part was the torsion axels. The frig was free. old ones are easy to find, people just want to get rid of them. I took my time building it over this past summer and I cant tell that is behind the bike. The freezer part is the cooler.
Is there a latch on the doors?? How does it stay closed??

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Fr33d0mF1ght3r » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:46 pm

Hello. I just signed up to this forum and this is the first thread i clicked on so i figured i would post a pic of my bike and trailer.

I picked this package up a couple months ago for $4,000.

I couldn't pass up this deal. It's a 1997 GL1500SE loaded with a ton of extras.

The deal included: the bike with 67,000 miles, Zumo gps, motorcycle cover, LED accent lighting (ring of fire), trailer hitch luggage rack, the trailer (which i know nothing about other than it was sitting for a couple years, hence the dirtyness), helmet with the integrated audio, boots, riding pants, rain pants, riding jacket, couple pairs of gloves, another full set of rain gear (upper and lower), and my favorite--Gerbing heated socks, pants, jacket, and gloves.

I think i am even forgetting a few things that came with this deal.

As far as the trailer, i only pulled it a short ride back to my house after purchase so i don't know how it really feels yet. The trailer has a little Goldwing mural on the back and it has LED strip light bars across the top, and it is probably 6-7 feet long (I think i can probably sleep in it if i wanted). It is a cargo trailer. The only thing the title says for this trailer is that it is a 1981. If anyone has any info on this trailer i would appreciate it.

Also, does anyone know if there is an app for this forum?
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This is the day i picked this package up--trailer is dirty from sitting for a couple years.
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Post by FM-USA » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:06 pm

Looks like a Cycle Camp, LA California... now defunct.
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Post by FM-USA » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:09 pm

Looks like a Cycle Camp, LA California... now defunct.
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Post by Fr33d0mF1ght3r » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:35 pm

FM-USA wrote:Looks like a Cycle Camp, LA California... now defunct.
It does look similar. Maybe someone gutted the tent equipment that it would have originally had.
Thanks.
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Post by FM-USA » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:37 pm

Fr33d0mF1ght3r wrote:
FM-USA wrote:Looks like a Cycle Camp, LA California... now defunct.
It does look similar. Maybe someone gutted the tent equipment that it would have originally had.
Thanks.
As far as I know CC is the only one that made that style and size. In the early 80s I went out to hopefully hire in, I liked that (trailer a lot. I got the job and got time to get my stuff (i was on vacation). When I called before returning the owner said the economics fell out and everything was on hold.
AAAAAAAND here we are.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by mybaybe » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:20 pm

The doors on the fridge, are closed by magnets in the gaskets around the door, I used a 2" cylinder locks, to lock and keep them shut while I am driving. HINT, you should use a A door that opens from the right, and swings to the left, so any traffic that might pass you will not open the door in a strong wind.

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by roadwanderer2 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:52 pm

mybaybe wrote: HINT, you should use a A door that opens from the right, and swings to the left, so any traffic that might pass you will not open the door in a strong wind.
in most of the newer refrigerators, the doors are made to be able to be switched from left to right.

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by redial » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:04 pm

And if you ride on the correct side, you should take advantage of the doors being hinged on the starboard side (right), so that while you are accessing your tools, drinks, food, etc on the left, you do not get impaled on an 18-wheeler or larger passing by.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by FM-USA » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:12 pm

redial wrote:And if you ride on the correct side, you should take advantage of the doors being hinged on the starboard side (right), so that while you are accessing your tools, drinks, food, etc on the left, you do not get impaled on an 18-wheeler or larger passing by.
Where would those hinges be best located if your at the North or South Poles? :shock:
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by redial » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:21 pm

In the scenario I raised, it would not matter if you were at 90 degrees north or south, or anywhere in between! Starboard is on the right, and Port is on the left, and still will be the same even if you travel east-west, west-east, north-south, south-north, or any combination. :roll:
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by fargofour » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:34 am

Here's a trailer I made. I've towed it from North Dakota to Washington state behind my GL1000. Now it's behind my GL1500 and when I get my GL1200 back together it will go behind that.





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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by steve84 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:56 pm

very nice trailer. looks like a lot of work.

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by FM-USA » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:03 pm

fargofour wrote:Here's a trailer I made.
Do you call it a Woodie or ?
Nice use of the 1500 trunk rack, hopefully it's always it's enough for all your needs.
As for the WING shape on the body and fenders, does it begin to FLY at a certain speed? :D

Your trailer is touching on my trailer design, tho mine is still way different.
I always liked natural wood. SHARP TRAILER! :P
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Hazmeat » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:51 am

Not sure of the year, make or model but, heres the one I tow behind my green machine...
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by offcenter » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:33 pm

fargofour wrote:Here's a trailer I made. I've towed it from North Dakota to Washington state behind my GL1000. Now it's behind my GL1500 and when I get my GL1200 back together it will go behind that.

1500 and trailer.JPG

trailer and 1500.JPG
Wow! I thought you were copying me for a moment!
I built one like that waaaaay back in 1974, when you hardly
ever saw a bike pulling a trailer. Same curved over design.
Same grab handle on the back to open it!!
Mine is made of thin wood covered with a layer of fiberglass.
It has stood the years well. I should get it out and take some
pictures of it.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by smiley7504 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:36 pm

Here is my homemade "Camper/Cargo trailer. pulled it behind my 83 1100 and my 95 1500 with no problems at all. Started with a 40" x 48" trailer.. like the one from HF. Built walls..about 15" high, and put a full hinged lid on it opening over the 48" side..Then put trim all around the inside about 1/2" down inside and put plywood ( cut into 2 pieces so i can remove one and actually stand up inside.) inside supported on trim to give me a full 48" x 80" platform when flipped over and open. I actually sleep on the bigger 25" wide piece. I sleep on a therm a rest which is small and comfortable with a pillow and sleeping bag. All my gear is in the box, and is accessible at all times..
My wife sewed the tent after i made the frame from plastic tubing (All connections are color coded with electrical tape.) and a lot of help from connectors I found at Lee Valley here in Canada. You can see in the pictures how i did it. Works well for a weekend or a long weekend for one person.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by FM-USA » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:45 pm

Quaint trailer there smiley. I like the blue Add-A-Room. ;)
What Denier did you use on the tent?
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by smiley7504 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:52 pm

Went with a lighter color outside "Water resistant" material from a fabric store.. The kind they use on patio chairs. Light in color because it is cooler in the sun. If it is going to rain, i throw a tarp over it..
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by FM-USA » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:58 pm

AHhhh, the kind that lets all the farm smells waif right through. LOL


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