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Author Topic: Enclosed Trailer Advice  (Read 944 times)

Offline Hurco550

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Enclosed Trailer Advice
« on: Jun 12, 2017, 12:59:59 »
I have been having some thoughts on buying an enclosed trailer to haul and store bikes in. If I were just using it to haul bikes id just stick with an open trailer, since nothing I have is nice enough to be a trailer queen, but the prospect of dry storage for 3 or so bikes is a nice thought, since my garage is a single car attached and at the moment I have 5 bikes in there, a lathe, a lift work benches ect... anyhow

What im looking at right now is this one or something similar

http://www.wowcargotrailers.com/products.php?id=32

6x12 slant v nose.

tow vehicle will be 2001 chevy Silverado with the 4.8 liter v8

I have been advised to go with a tandem axle setup to make it pull nicer, but the price really starts to jump when you do that.

any advice welcome. Tandem a must? Trailer brakes a must?

planning on hauling 2 bikes and gear most of the time or possibly 3 dirtbikes shoehorned.

Thanks!
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Re: Enclosed Trailer Advice
« Reply #1 on: Jun 12, 2017, 13:19:32 »
Tandem and brakes are not a necessity, but a plus.

I'd hop on Craigslist. They're everywhere, and cheap.

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Re: Enclosed Trailer Advice
« Reply #2 on: Jun 12, 2017, 13:44:01 »
Tandem and brakes are not a necessity, but a plus.

I'd hop on Craigslist. They're everywhere, and cheap.

been cruising CL all morning. That place with the link I posted is cheaper than most of what im seeing used
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Re: Enclosed Trailer Advice
« Reply #3 on: Jun 12, 2017, 17:12:58 »
We pull a two wheeler with three bikes a hell of a lot but not enclosed, I think if enclosed you need to be able to stand up in it period end of story


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Re: Enclosed Trailer Advice
« Reply #4 on: Jun 12, 2017, 17:21:32 »
I'd put a shipping container in my yard for bike storage and stick with the open trailer.
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Re: Enclosed Trailer Advice
« Reply #6 on: Jun 12, 2017, 19:47:25 »
I guess that Harbor Freight jawn already shredded?

I'd put a shipping container in my yard for bike storage and stick with the open trailer.
Harbor freight jawn is holding strong, but it's full lol and Tim, shipping container is a no go. I live in a rental

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Re: Enclosed Trailer Advice
« Reply #7 on: Jun 12, 2017, 19:59:29 »
I'v used my 6X12 V front for quite a few years as racebike transport and storage. Single torsion axle no brakes ,I've pulled it with my '84 1/2 ton with no problems I just never get in a huge hurry.
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Re: Enclosed Trailer Advice
« Reply #8 on: Jun 12, 2017, 20:03:51 »
In my experience, EVERY enclosed trailer that started being used for storage became more or less unusable as a trailer.   The contents ended up being stored rather than stowed, so you had to take most everything out and repack it to make it ready to travel.  That and stuff getting packed around/against it renders it more of a building than a trailer.  If you can keep it in trailer mode even when storing your bikes than this obviously won't be an issue - just reporting my experiences.  You likely can get a little pre-fab storage building twice that size for less money which would be far better than the trailer for storage.  An open trailer stays ready to use, is easier to put bikes on and you still have the whole bed of the pickup to use for gear.  Put a topper on it if you need dry storage.  Plus, an open trailer is so much lighter and easier to pull.  The main benefit of the enclosed trailer for me is security, but if you can work around that as a requirement I suggest going light.  I tow trailers quite often - including my 13,000 lb boat - lighter is better!
« Last Edit: Jun 12, 2017, 20:09:33 by jpmobius »
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Re: Enclosed Trailer Advice
« Reply #9 on: Jun 12, 2017, 20:07:16 »
I'v used my 6X12 V front for quite a few years as racebike transport and storage. Single torsion axle no brakes ,I've pulled it with my '84 1/2 ton fuckin Box Chevy with no problems I just never get in a huge hurry.