Soon to be trailer winger


Information, ideas, experiences and help with camping, pulling a trailer and roughing it on your Goldwing
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edaddy0
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Soon to be trailer winger

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So I have ordered a hitch and wiring harness for my 94 GL1500. My wife and I love to travel, and really want to camp along our adventures on our wing. We just cannot pack to accommodate the 2 of us for a week long trip on the bike alone, so I have decided to look at a trailer to pull our camping stuff in. I would ultimately like to get a camper but for now, i want to just try a trailer. I am looking at the Northern Tool Tag along trailer to buy. Anyone have long term use with this trailer, and if so, how has it performed for you? I realize for the money, you get what you pay for. I am looking for more room, a dry storage space and something that will travel safely with the two of us on the bike. I think this will be a good start for me until i can budget for something else. Thanks for any input you may have.


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I have seen that one advertised, but no personal experience.

Mine is a home built on a HF frame with a new Custom made axle and wheels.
many miles of enjoyment, always able to carry more than I need. :lol:
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I too (like AZgl1800) have a Harbor Freight trailer. Mine is an older one with the 8" wheels but is very similar to the Northern Tool trailers. Both the newer HF and NT trailers have 12" wheels which I believe to be better for high speeds(same trailer I think).
With that being said mine has given many years of dependable service with regular maintenance, packing wheel bearings and good tires properly inflated. A couple TSC tool boxes and good to go.
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That looks awesome, I like it. Thanks for your input.
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I can say in my opinion the Northern trailer is a good step above the Harbor, having had both, I still have the axle and frame assy, from my Northern with a custom built box on it and it is now 25 years old, I gave it to my B I L and he had it for almost 10 years then gave it back and I built the box that is on it today
just replace the bearings and go with it
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