Trailer size for hauling one to two GL1500's.


Information, ideas, experiences and help with camping, pulling a trailer and roughing it on your Goldwing
  • Sponsored Links
Post Reply
rahgl1500
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:11 pm
Location: Medford, Wisconsin
Motorcycle: 1993 Honda GL1500 Aspencade

Trailer size for hauling one to two GL1500's.

Post by rahgl1500 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:08 pm



Hi I am in the process of looking for a trailer for hauling my goldwing. I have decided on a enclosed cargo trailer. Any tips on what's size I would need to haul two Goldwings. I would also like the trailer to double as a place to sleep for two people with the bike or bikes parked outside. Either my wife and I with the one wing or my brother with two wings. I am not set on wether or not I will buy for one or two. The truck I will be pulling it with is a 2011 Nissan Frontier 6 cylinder so I don't want to go too big but also don't want to make the bigger mistake of going too small.
I am 5'10" in height so I figuired a 6' 6" inside height will do. I am going to go with an angled front for aerodynamics and a ramp style door. For one bike I was thinking a 6 or 7 foot wide by 12 foot long and for two I was thinking a 7' wide by 12 or 14 feet long. That would be with one bike forward and one backward. Any tips would br greatly appreciated.



User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 19309
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: Trailer size for hauling one to two GL1500's.

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:59 pm

I wonder, can you safely get two GL1500's side by side in an enclosed trailer? You might want one facing backward, or at least one more forward than the other - those fairings are mighty wide when you get in an enclosed space!

User avatar
Scooter363y
Posts: 148
Joined: Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:39 pm
Location: Marysville,ohio
Motorcycle: 2014 gl1800

Re: Trailer size for hauling one to two GL1500's.

Post by Scooter363y » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:14 pm

I just got a trailer to pull behind our motorhome for our wing. It is a 8x20 v-nose. It would have plenty of room for two wings and room to sleep.

Scooter
Attachments





User avatar
newday777
Posts: 864
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:21 pm
Location: Milford NH and Oceanside, CA (N San Diego)
Motorcycle: 2008 Cabernet Red. Level 4

1983 GL1100A Wineberry to sell 36,000 miles

1999A Restored and sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: Trailer size for hauling one to two GL1500's.

Post by newday777 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:59 pm

Going end to end they(1500) need 10' each.
You could put them in at an anglle, parallel to each other with a 14' x 7'-8' wide but check the weight of the trailer and wings total weight if the truck can handle the load.
Brakes would be best especially with 2 wings..

rick.sheeley
Posts: 24
Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:53 pm
Location: Sacramento
Motorcycle: 1995 Honda GL1500 SE

Re: Trailer size for hauling one to two GL1500's.

Post by rick.sheeley » Wed May 10, 2017 10:25 am

Most of the Small toy haulers will haul two bikes, and I think your truck will handle it, Honestly, a good used on only a little bit more expensive than a cargo trailer, and it probably will have beds, seats, etc.

KG



Post Reply