Trailer picture thread


Information, ideas, experiences and help with camping, pulling a trailer and roughing it on your Goldwing
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Re: Trailer picture thread

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DenverWinger wrote:
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jbaviera wrote:
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DenverWinger wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:05 am

Tent sleeps two, FULL-size air mattress fits perfect, I'm 6' 6" and can stretch out with plenty extra leg room.PO Photo table.
The tent, bed, table and all folds up and stows on TOP of the main "bucket". the entire bucket below is open for gear storage, semi-accessible by little rear door when tent is stowed.
Free-stands on four adjustable legs to level it out.
I just purchased an 84 Travlite, with no instructions for setup/packing. The PO said it was his dads. It has been sitting for years, and he didn't know how to set it up either. Any chance you could help with a "digital" users manual? Can't seem to find it anywhere.
Okay - Got your setup instructions, pictures and all. New thread "TravLite Camper Setup". :D
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Re: Trailer picture thread

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My trailer that I pull behind the trike … if I pull a trailer … is a Cycle Mate CM2000 with a carpeted interior, extra lights, & some bit of trim.

Book says it weighs 145 pounds empty with 20 of that on the hitch ball. The box is 54" long x 38" wide, it has 19 cubic feet cargo capacity. It's 90" overall length. Load capacity is advertised as 270 pounds, so looks like GWR of about 415 pounds.

It came in the deal when I bought the trike in 2004, it's like it's not even there when towing. It had a swivel hitch when I got it but I took it off. I also have a cooler carrier & cover for an igloo cooler that goes on the tongue if desired. It has a spare under the rear floor. It has extra lights in a chrome bumper bar that wraps around the rear. I bought the chromed 8 inch wheels with new tires at a rally., The clear coat on the paint messed up on the top and peeled off … so I sanded to the fiberglass & cleaned it, sealed it, and then redid the top with a deeply textured black vinyl (I bought a roll of it off Ebay, used it for fender bras too, and some other projects like an under rear seat storage box for my PU).


It's a light & easy tow, but if I can get what we need in a "Action Packer" carrier, I prefer that as I can remove the carrier & leave it in the room instead of chaining a trailer for security at the motel.


I may update the lighting this year. I have wanted to have the whole top including it's lip coated with black Line-X but haven't yet. I have a gallon of brush / spray on bed liner from HF I might try on it (bought it for my older '77 PU but haven't used it for the bed) but looking at it in these pics, I might just leave as is? Of course I'd remove and re-install the tie down trim rail, mask the locks, etc. Add a high mount brake light or LED strip brake light too.


It ain't fancy, it ain't home built, but it's more than I've ever needed. It has a place in our "trike room" right behind the trike. We tend to keep extra jackets, helmets, etc in it for quick easy access when gearing up for a ride. It's a keeper. When I bought the trike & trailer, I had plans I had drawn up and most material to build my own behind the bike trailer and had even built a receiver on my GL1200A to pull it with, but then there was simply no need to do so after buying this "trike & trailer combo", so I removed the hitch receiver from the 1200 and have used most of the other materials otherwise. I let a buddy "have" (pretty cheap I'd say) the 12" wheels with tires I had planned to use ... for his then new utility trailer that had 8" tires on galvanized wheels. I have an axle though (LOL).
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Re: Trailer picture thread

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Not mine, but neat just the same! A person could sleep in the one.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

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I get asked quite often on how a one-wheeled trailer stays up.... :shock:
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Finally joined the club. I even like the color.


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Re: Trailer picture thread

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CrystalPistol wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:04 am
Not mine, but neat just the same! A person could sleep in the one.
Those things have to be HEAVY, especially the mailbox trailer!
Those mailboxes are made of heavy gauge steel!
That's severe overkill for a bike trailer.
The tanker is very creative. Might not be too bad if it's made
of aluminum.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

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offcenter wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 1:16 pm
CrystalPistol wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:04 am
Not mine, but neat just the same! A person could sleep in the one.
Those things have to be HEAVY, especially the mailbox trailer!
Those mailboxes are made of heavy gauge steel!
That's severe overkill for a bike trailer.
The tanker is very creative. Might not be too bad if it's made
of aluminum.
I think they were built more for the "Wow Factor", the tanker was polished aluminum or thin stainless as I recall, carpeted inside too. I was looking for a picture of NC-1707 shuttlecraft made from Drain PVC tubes & a cartop carrier, but no find.
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Re: Trailer picture thread

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Hey Blue Thunder,

My son has a Uni-Go trailer but is having problems with the trailer cracking. He had the frame beefed up but it is still cracking.

Have you had that problem and if so, how did you solve it?

Thanks.

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Re: Trailer picture thread

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echinus1988 wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 12:20 pm
Hey Blue Thunder,

My son has a Uni-Go trailer but is having problems with the trailer cracking. He had the frame beefed up but it is still cracking.

Have you had that problem and if so, how did you solve it?

Thanks.

Ride Safe!
The early UniGo's were made in New Zealand. The NZ ones suffered cracked frames and a host of other issues. Mine was made in the US when an American company bought the NZ company.

I have had no problems with the frame. I did replace the vinyl front with sheet metal. This added additional strength as well as provide better protection from road debris.

My buddy in Michigan has a NZ Unigo, which had a cracked frame. He just welded the damaged parts as well as welding small angle pieces on the vertical steel ladder. However, to be fair to the NZ manufacturer, the previous owner claimed the hitch broke and the trailer tumbled on the Intersate at 70 mph. :shock:

Its a great trailer and allows me to go on rides for 10-14 days. With saddlebags and a rear trunk really maked for an extended trip. Fix whatever problem you have as this really is a great trailer.

Send me a PM with pictures as I will be able to provide better answers to the frame cracking. I am assuming that the welding is done correctly. What bike is the Unigo pulled by? And what hitch are you using? Excesse vibration on the NZ models will cause frame cracking.
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Finally got her out.


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Re: Trailer picture thread

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Hello Mountain rider,
Man looks good and enjoy the heck out of it.

Carry On and stay safe

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guitarzan wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:04 pm
Hello Mountain rider,
Man looks good and enjoy the heck out of it.

Carry On and stay safe

Frank
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Show Trailer

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My new show trailer is finally ready.
Goldwing pulls chopper (small HD) :mrgreen:












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Just picked up this mini mate yesterday, good deal as the unit is like new. Also came with awning and add a room.

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Re: Show Trailer

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Thats a really nice looking trailer, pulls like a dream I bet.





sonntagberg wrote:
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My new show trailer is finally ready.
Goldwing pulls chopper (small HD) :mrgreen:

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