Cool Trailer -seeking info


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ActionMatthew
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Cool Trailer -seeking info

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Picked this up tonight. Can not find a brand name on it but I’m thinking to restore it or use for hunting trailer. Classy look and has swivel hitch. It looks made for gold wings but I’ve no interest in trailering with mine.Anybody have info in this one?
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It might be an early California Side Car trailer, prior to the Escapade. Mid to Late 80s.
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Certainly looks inspired by CSC. Judging by the rivets and welding, piano type lid hinge, garage door type lid lock, light bar and lights, spray job, and the exposed angle iron A frame on the draw bar, it could be home made.
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ActionMatthew
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Thank you - it sure is solid, and if it is homemade, they did a hell of a job. It is probably too heavy as compared to what you can buy today for a motorcycle. It has the swivel hitch, so I think it was designed for towing behind a motorcycle. I only paid 300 for it, so I figured I'd take a chance, fix it up and re-sell it or sell it to someone who wants something a car can tow no problem or maybe even make a meat trailer for hunting out of it. Any thoughts on what something like this is worth?

Thanks again.
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ActionMatthew wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:49 am Thank you - it sure is solid, and if it is homemade, they did a hell of a job. It is probably too heavy as compared to what you can buy today for a motorcycle. It has the swivel hitch, so I think it was designed for towing behind a motorcycle. I only paid 300 for it, so I figured I'd take a chance, fix it up and re-sell it or sell it to someone who wants something a car can tow no problem or maybe even make a meat trailer for hunting out of it. Any thoughts on what something like this is worth?

Thanks again.
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I was looking at a 1997 rider magazine and saw a picture that, at the time looks just like yours. Right down to the roof rack. The fenders are a little different. The magazine picture does not show a picture of the tongue so not sure about that item. In the picture it APPEARS to be a front flip up like in your pictures.
I have had an up-close look at the early 1980 California Side car Trailer. They are also an excellent match, again some slight differences. Maybe manufactures changes, hard to say now a days.
Hope this may help.
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