Trailer picture thread


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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by captdecker » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:15 am



thanks for looking into info

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Uncle Fester » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:18 am

That add a room is really cool, and I bet a huge help when trying to get dressed in the AM or what ever, plus adding more covered, secure storage at camp too. Very nice.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Ravyn » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:33 pm

captdecker wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:15 am
thanks for looking into info

Verne
Ok, this is what I could find about the add a room. i do not know how old it is or when the PO bought it or if it is still available. I hope this helps you. Let me know what you find out if you look into it. :-)

It came from, Bass Pro Shops, Springfield, Mo. 65807, 1935 South Campbell.
It's called, Big Piney 2 Tent, 11'x10'
Item # 654-010

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Ravyn » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:45 pm

Uncle Fester wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:18 am
That add a room is really cool, and I bet a huge help when trying to get dressed in the AM or what ever, plus adding more covered, secure storage at camp too. Very nice.
Yup uncle fester it works pretty good although I don't use it all that much. If I'm going to base camp for a while then it gets used. I have a few throw rugs so I can set up my portable tables and chairs and cook in there to get out of any inclement weather.

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by captdecker » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:33 pm

Thanks Rayvn..Gives me a place to see about getting one.. enjoy.

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by echinus1988 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:51 pm

First trip with a 1998 Bunkhouse trailer behind my 1982 GL1100 Aspencade (Up for sale now). This was our third attempt to take this trip and we got half of it done.

In Richardson Texas we got clobbered with high wind, heavy rain, lightning and thunder. We slept warm and dry and loved every minute of it. Only problem was towing in a headwind. The GL1100 was not powerful enough to go past 60 mph with a strong headwind. But the comfort of the trailer was wonderful.

Would I buy anew one? Absolutely I would! It's a well made trailer and works really well.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by 823JIM » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:11 pm

Home assembled trailer, Harbor Freight trailer, two alum pick-up tool boxes (TSC). Alum. diamond plate deck and aerodynamics around cooler mount area. This trailer has been pulled at highway speeds 25,000 miles over the last half dozen years and does a great job with out to large of investment. All LED lighting.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Uncle Fester » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:49 am

823JIM wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:11 pm
Home assembled trailer, Harbor Freight trailer, two alum pick-up tool boxes (TSC). Alum. diamond plate deck and aerodynamics around cooler mount area. This trailer has been pulled at highway speeds 25,000 miles over the last half dozen years and does a great job with out to large of investment. All LED lighting.

That’s a great looking trailer !
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by smiley7504 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:20 pm

Just a few pics of how it has evolved..started with 83 gl1100 and towing camping equipment.. Lake George.. Americade, then Wharf Rat Rally 2016 with my gl1500...then pics of rebuilding trailer into a camper.. Note the led lights and charge controller. Solar panel is on top of cooler, and there is a 12 volt socket next to back door to charge phone. Finally..An example of my packed trailer..all the comforts of home...
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Re: Bushtec

Post by Gus Riley » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:03 pm

I had never towed a trailer let alone owned one before. This Bushtec Quantum is my first. We love it! It towed straight and stable during our entire 5,000 mile trip with camping. Out west when the speed limit was way up there this trailer tracked stable at higher speeds. I forgot it was back there and zoomed up to 90 plus for a short stretch, it never clued me in that it was back there! It has a bunch of space...we brought our four person tent and two camp cots! Never before were we so comfortable! I checked these trailers out to purchase new...way too much! The cool thing about this trailer is I bought it used. It is very lightly used, and I got it for under a grand. It is winter now, but we are chomping at the bit for riding season to start again. Next long ride is for membership into the Iron Butt Association.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by mybaybe » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:51 pm

Here's mine that I built last year
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Uncle Fester » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:17 pm

mybaybe wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:51 pm
Here's mine that I built last year
I LOVE that trailer, and have been watching Craigslist for a fridge like it to build myself one.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by mybaybe » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:28 am

I got this one from a trailer park manager for free, most are free, people don't want to spend $200 - $300 fixing old ones when basic ones a the same price maybe a little more. with old ones you might be able to get one from a dump or recycle center for nothing. I got the idea from hobo conversions.

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Honda Hobo » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:48 pm

Howdy, Sorry for the late reply, I'm recovering from a wreck on my trike. Having a heart attack when you are going down the highway isn't a good thing. To answer a couple of your questions about my trailer; Yes, I gutted it, including taking out the molded door shelves and replacing that panel with aluminum, also put a drain in both compartments, and used one of the shelves to make a grid type floor in the cooler so nothing would be standing in water. Over all weight with the spare wheel and tire, about 225 pounds, with no camping gear etc in it.
Ride safe,
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Metal Mangler » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:32 pm

Sorry to hear. Hope you all right now.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by redial » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:56 pm

Hope you are doing wel lagain, Hobo. Warm thoughts have been sent.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Uncle Fester » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:48 pm

Honda Hobo wrote:
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Howdy, Sorry for the late reply, I'm recovering from a wreck on my trike. Having a heart attack when you are going down the highway isn't a good thing.
Ride safe,
Hobo
Hey Hobo, Very glad you are still with us to reply, late or not ! Having a heart attack is not a good thing at home, work OR riding down the road...
I appreciate the info on the trailer,Thanks for that.
Now to start looking for a “little fridge” to build me one.....
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Uncle Fester » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:48 pm

With the demise of the Tag A Long trailers from Harbor Freight, I can across this and thought I would share it here Incase someone else did not know about it. . .

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools ... _200692633
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:07 pm

My trailer started out as a HF, which frame I don't know, the PO cut it down narrower, and chopped the tongue :x It is in my Avatar as well.

I liked the box he made, but his mods to the axle did not fair out so well, I had a custom built axle with new hubs and 5.70x8 wheels/tires made up for it. Used the same suspension, but took all but one leaf out of the springs. Before it was a choppy ride. Now it is dead smooth.

I lengthened the tongue, added a swivel hitch ( help make it longer the easy way ).

Replace all the light wiring, used LED lights, 6 wire so that it has separate brake lights from the turn signals.

I have pulled it more than 5,000 miles in the last 18 months.... I love the freedom it gives me by having whatever I want with me. Extra spares, clothes, food, tools, etc.

The bike and trailer



Brakes Lights



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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Uncle Fester » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:17 am

AZgl1800 wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:07 pm
My trailer started out as a HF, which frame I don't know, the PO cut it down narrower, and chopped the tongue :x It is in my Avatar as well.

I liked the box he made, but his mods to the axle did not fair out so well, I had a custom built axle with new hubs and 5.70x8 wheels/tires made up for it. Used the same suspension, but took all but one leaf out of the springs. Before it was a choppy ride. Now it is dead smooth.

I lengthened the tongue, added a swivel hitch ( help make it longer the easy way ).

Replace all the light wiring, used LED lights, 6 wire so that it has separate brake lights from the turn signals.

I have pulled it more than 5,000 miles in the last 18 months.... I love the freedom it gives me by having whatever I want with me. Extra spares, clothes, food, tools, etc.

The bike and trailer

Bike and Trailer in grass-2.png


Brakes Lights



As far as I can tell, ALL the HF trailers with are on recall, as there is not one trailer on their website now, except the riding mower yard trailer.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore,
Dream,
Discover!

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by sonntagberg » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:35 pm

Hello;

Here are pictures of my trailer.

Since I do not speak English I let Google translate.
Please excuse mistakes in the text.
















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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by AZgl1800 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:19 pm

Very nice, el grande remolque senor
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Uncle Fester » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:55 pm

I love the trailer, and am curious where you found the lights under the rack ?
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Discover!

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Ravyn » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:42 pm

Very nice. I like the trailer. :-)

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by DenverWinger » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:28 am

Very nice, I like the LED lighting under the trailer, good extra visibility at night.

I think I'll do that to mine......


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