Trailer picture thread


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Uncle Fester
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Uncle Fester » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:08 am



Well, we got the newest edition to our bike, a home made ”Aluma-lite” style trailer I found on the Facebook Market Place. I need to do a small bit of rewiring , adding a few lights it does not currently have, side marker lights for one, and a few other personal touches, but over all, it tows great and has more than ample room.

Some plans include the before mentioned marker lights, a pair of interior USB charging ports, at some point a series of pockets on the interior of the lid for camera, cell, tablet, hygiene stuff, etc. I also think I will remove the prop rod and add a lift shock that will open the lid higher, giving slightly more interior access. I am also considering painting the side and front panels the same blue as the bike, just to jazz it up a bit, but that idea is farther down the list of possible changes I might make as it looks good now.

Any way, here she is
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Robertlaura » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:32 pm

I built this tear drop about 5 yrs ago sleeps two has 12v lights fan radio/cd/dvd player holders for fishing rods on top cooler grill and lawn chairs on front screened sunroof with cover and awwning



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Trailer

Post by Big Blue UK » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:00 am

I recently purchased this trailer for my trike Big Blue.






Pic were taken when I picked it up.
9'4" long
4'10" wide
3'8" high
It was commented that it could be made in the US because the front looks like the back of a big old Amercan car with the spare wheel shape on the boot lid.
So far the only information I have, although not 100% certain, is it was thought to be manufactured in Norfolk UK, and was some sort of commission or special order, only a few were made. I have never seen one, and only found one pic of this model trailer online.
I have yet to find any information about the trailer, any identification marks are not there. I can tell it has been re sprayed twice
I have emailed all trailer manufacturers in that part of the country, and they all said "Not us, never seen one before".
Caveats
The drawbar bolts are loose.
The tailgate was not refitted correctly.
A rear tail light lense is broken.
There is a wiring fault.
All this I reckon due to some sort of DIY respray,
The respray finish looks a bit like the skin of a blue orange.

Britax made the tail lights, looked though their substantial online catalogue and they are not there, Googled the part number and got gobbledeygook.
The trim rings around the tail light I thought were plastic, are actually billet alloy.
It has no lid as such, it opens from the rear, like the boot on a really big saloon car.

Going to take some serious time and dosh to get it looking like this,


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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Uncle Fester » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:13 pm

WOW! That is a nice looking trailer. . . .
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by fargofour » Thu May 10, 2018 10:02 am

This winter I built version 2 of my wooden trailer. The plywood on the sides of the old one started delaminating so I went with a all cedar strip version this time. I'm pretty much done, a few odds and ends left.

A few picts.

Bud.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Ravyn » Thu May 10, 2018 10:16 am

fargofour wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 10:02 am
This winter I built version 2 of my wooden trailer. The plywood on the sides of the old one started delaminating so I went with a all cedar strip version this time. I'm pretty much done, a few odds and ends left.

A few picts.

Bud.
Wow ! That is a really nice looking trailer. You are a craftsman :-)

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Re: Trailer picture thread

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Uncle Fester » Mon May 21, 2018 1:11 pm

Is it just me or does this one sir just a little higher than most ? I bet the little extra helps with loading and unloading. Very nice !
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by gford » Mon May 21, 2018 7:17 pm

It does sit a little higher, however, i had it up to 90 mph with no problems. Its very light and looking forward to our mid June trip to the north east states.

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by CrystalPistol » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:42 pm

Came with the trike, minor upgrades. I made my own 1.25 receiver type hitch, believe it's a cm 2000?
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Re: Trailer picture thread

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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Metal Mangler » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:28 am

That looks just like mine. A few design differences but basicly the same. I think it's a great bargin. It is very light pulls great.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Da98SE » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:47 am

This is a 1999 Motorvation trailer. It has about 20 cubic feet of space and handles my camping gear, spare and cooler. I have rigged a 15 watt solar panel on the top since these pictures. I hook it up to a motorcycle battery and have additional power for camping. It proved very beneficial when my altenator went out on a trip. I hooked the spare battery up to the bike system and kept the bike battery charged why solar charging the back up camping battery. I pull it behind a 1998 GL 1500 SE. It pulls extremely well!
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by Strodder » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:20 pm

I built my own trailer from scrap. Went to Salt Lake City one year and the next trip we went to Deadwood SD. No problems even up to 100mph.









I made a Harley Sportster side stand fit on it to hold it up.














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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by CWN » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:21 am

I bought my new Smitty's Eagle One trailer at Wing Ding 82 for $600. It has served me well behind 5 wings since.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

Post by jbaviera » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:44 pm

Uncle Fester wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:17 am

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.
Last November they started selling trailers again, the recall was for the tires that came with the trailers and their spares. At one of my area stores, I purchased the last Tag-a-long they had. Still need to assemble it, buy a hitch/etc for the bike.....

They have three listed now. One is a 40.5"x48" with 12" tires(something I want for my Tag-a-long) ( https://www.harborfreight.com/catalogse ... &q=trailer ).


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