TRAILER FOR TOWING WING


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William Lugg
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TRAILER FOR TOWING WING

Postby William Lugg » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:44 am



Hi,

Was wondering if you folks could guide me in purchasing a trailer to low my wing on and tow. I'd be interested in single and double bike trailers.

thanks

vin


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themainviking
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Re: TRAILER FOR TOWING WING

Postby themainviking » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:43 pm

Hey Vin... How about one like this? It has 19' of living space in front and a 12' Garage in the back with a loading ramp. Works great - :lol:



Okay, I will get serious now. Are you looking for enclosed, or open?
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Re: TRAILER FOR TOWING WING

Postby William Lugg » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:02 pm

viking,

Hahahahaha, nice, a toy hauler. Don't tempt me. Be interested in open.

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vin
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Re: TRAILER FOR TOWING WING

Postby themainviking » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:59 pm

Guy I know had one for sale here at the end of last summer. He started out pretty high, but came down to about half what he was originally asking. It was a real nice single with car sized tires and low bed so a bike was easy to load. It was quite heavy so it tracked real well. I think the best single bike trailers for our wings are those that are either home made out of good steel so are really heavy, or are manufactured in that manner. Most now, however, are aluminum. Kendon and Triton are two companies that make the aluminum ones.

http://www.kendonusa.com/index.html

http://www.tritontrailers.com/

Lots more out there with a little googling
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Re: TRAILER FOR TOWING WING

Postby Steve L » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:28 pm

Check out Droptail Trailers, I have had one for a few years and put about 11,000 miles on mine. I tow from Canada down to the sunbelt for the winters. I wouldn't use anything else, it is so convenient and easy to use. Here is link - take a look. ://www.droptailtrailers.com

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Re: TRAILER FOR TOWING WING

Postby tfdeputydawg » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:04 am

Probably over protective but, back when I towed, it was a enclosed trailer. More security for the bike and was my traveling garage! Bike was not exposed to the elements.
7X12 and you can load 2 Wings.
If you go this way, got to make sure the tow vehicle is big enough!!!!
If you go w/an open trailer, get one w/a large front deflector that spans the width of the trailer and is tall enough to protect the bike(s) from road debri.
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Re: TRAILER FOR TOWING WING

Postby William Lugg » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:07 am

thanks for all the information guys.

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Re: TRAILER FOR TOWING WING

Postby klbj1961 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:49 pm

Bought this trailer for $500 on craigslist. Welded in additional braces under floor to handle weight of wing and bolted in a wheel chock. The aluminum box was originally mounted inside the trailer, so I made some brackets and moved it up and forward so that the wing will fit on the trailer. I have about an inch from the front of the wheel to the aluminum box and about 5 inches from the rear of the bike to the tail gate. The gate is split and folds out to drive the bike on or off the trailer. I have about 2 inch clearance underneath the bike when driving the bike on or off. I added an electric 2500 lb winch and mounted an old motorcycle battery inside the aluminum box. If I ever need to help a friend with a disabled bike.. no prob.. just winch it up. works great. Trailer size is 10ft x 4ft-2inches. Total cost $700. Tows great. :D

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