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ISO camping trailer

Post by tongy66086 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:05 am



I am searching for an inexpensive camping trailer to pull behind my Goldwing.
It doesn't have to be perfect, as I don't mind doing some repair/maintenance on it.
Not too concerned of the brand, but I would like for it to have 12" tires on it.
I live in the Kansas City area, and check craigslist cities in about a 150 mile radius almost daily.
Feel free to message me.
Thanks for reading my post.



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Re: ISO camping trailer

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:26 pm

I used Search Tempest to look for you

https://www.searchtempest.com/search?st ... or+sale%22

you can restrict it down to regions if you want, but personally, that is not worth the trouble.
I just leave it wide open for all of the USA and my eyes can ignore the stuff that is irrelevant much faster.

www.searchtempest.com
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Re: ISO camping trailer

Post by tongy66086 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:11 am

Thank you for that web site.
I knew there had to be a way to search all of craigslist.

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Re: ISO camping trailer

Post by brian.peters » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:14 am

Yes thank-you. Found one in AZ that might be convertible with a roof top tent. :)

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Re: ISO camping trailer

Post by welmack » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:55 pm

I don't know if you have found a trailer or not but I wouldn't let 8" wheels be a deal breaker because you can always move up to 12" wheels at Walmart pretty cheaply. I had a home-made trailer with 8" wheels on it and I got a deal on a pair of 12's so I changed out. It seemed to pull a little harder with the 12's on it. I would have gone back to the 8's if they hadn't been worn out. I sold the trailer before the 12's wore out. It was good they were on it because the buyer was looking for bigger tires. It might be my imagination but to me the 8" wheels seemed to pull easier. JMHO. A heavier camping trailer might build up too much heat in the small tires because of the increased weight.

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Re: ISO camping trailer

Post by themainviking » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:48 pm

8" tires on one of these camping trailers do not build up enough heat to be bothersome at all. I have had four different brands of camper that pulled behind my motorcycles, and three of the four had 8" wheels. Two had radial tires, one of which were quite wide. The warmest temps I got, by feel, as I never used a temperature gauge on them, was the one with 12 inch bias ply tires. The coolest running was the real wide 8" radials. I also have an aluminum cargo trailer that had bias ply tires when I bought it brand new, and due to the heat generated, it wore the tires out in about 3000 kms, and this trailer empty weighs only about 140 pounds. I replaced them with Cooper ST Radial trailer tires and the heat problem disappeared. I do have to admit that due to our highways up here, not being fully stocked with Interstates, I have never pulled one of these small trailers at 80+ miles per hour. I think that could also contribute to excessive heat and early tire or bearing failure in an 8" rim and tire.
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Re: ISO camping trailer

Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:54 pm

welmack wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:55 pm
I don't know if you have found a trailer or not but I wouldn't let 8" wheels be a deal breaker because you can always move up to 12" wheels at Walmart pretty cheaply.
IF, like my trailer, I bought the 12" wheels and the fenders were too close....

so, I went back and bought the speed rated 5.70 x 8 tires and wheels.
works like a champ, over 5,000 miles at any speed I want to run..
the GPS told a lie on me, said that I went over 110 mph passing two semi trucks in a row :evil:


still never had a problem.... other than looking at the GPS history :geek:


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