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Author Topic: Enclosed Trailer Advice  (Read 833 times)

Offline clem

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Re: Enclosed Trailer Advice
« Reply #10 on: Jun 12, 2017, 22:54:30 »
I think that Irk likes the Chevy part. Lol
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Re: Enclosed Trailer Advice
« Reply #11 on: Jun 13, 2017, 17:53:56 »
The main perk to dual axles (if you don't need them due to load weight) is that over bumps, a dual axle will go "blump blump", but a single axle will go "boing". More axles make the ride smoother for the cargo. As long as you're aware of this and drive accordingly, you'll be ok. (the downside to dual axles is, you will go through tires quicker, as you're always dragging tires in tight turns)
Same with the brakes. They get necessary when the load weight goes up, but as long as you're aware and drive accordingly, you'll be ok.

For reference, I've pulled an open 16' steel tube frame, single axle trailer, sans brakes, with three bikes (CB750, CB550, and an RD350) from NOLA to Birmingham, with a 2003 4.8l Yukon. No problems and no worries whatsoever.
« Last Edit: Jun 13, 2017, 17:56:42 by Redbird »
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Re: Enclosed Trailer Advice
« Reply #12 on: Jun 13, 2017, 17:58:55 »
I pull trailers every day and I say brakes are a must. I hugely prefer not to pull one without.
Tandem is great as well but not necessary.
Get the highest weight capacity you can, because while bikes weight almost nothing, a trailer full of furniture and everything else you own when moving gets heavy.
Overkill FTW.

Check out searchtempest.com and find one on CL.

My enclosed is a 18x7 tandem with brakes on all 4 and I wouldn't want it any other way. I've pulled it without the brakes, and even with not much in it it's not fun or safe.
« Last Edit: Jun 13, 2017, 18:00:43 by SONIC. »

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Re: Enclosed Trailer Advice
« Reply #13 on: Jun 13, 2017, 18:09:20 »
I've warped some rotors having to stop to avoid some numb nuts in front of me.  Trailer brakes would've been nice.

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Re: Enclosed Trailer Advice
« Reply #14 on: Jun 13, 2017, 18:13:13 »
The used trailers I have seen retain their value to the point where it's better to buy new. They seem to only drop 30% in value over 10 years. That's crazy. You should just get a new one like you are planning. 10 years is a long time for stuff to wear out.

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Re: Enclosed Trailer Advice
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Re: Enclosed Trailer Advice
« Reply #16 on: Jun 13, 2017, 18:22:06 »
Thanks for all the feedback. I've been finding much of what Dave has said, up here at least... People are often asking more than what you can buy a new one for. If I can I'll try to get a tandem with brakes. I feel like it will be one of those things that I'll regret not spending the extra coin for later on

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Re: Enclosed Trailer Advice
« Reply #17 on: Jun 13, 2017, 18:28:06 »
Get the highest weight capacity you can, because while bikes weight almost nothing, a trailer full of furniture and everything else you own when moving gets heavy.
Overkill FTW.
My enclosed is a 18x7 tandem with brakes on all 4 and I wouldn't want it any other way. I've pulled it without the brakes, and even with not much in it it's not fun or safe.
All good points.

I guess I should note that I drive a Volvo D13 daycab pulling a loaded 53' trailer, all week long. Recreational trailers don't panic me I guess.
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Re: Enclosed Trailer Advice
« Reply #18 on: Jun 13, 2017, 18:50:29 »
All good points.

I guess I should note that I drive a Volvo D13 daycab pulling a loaded 53' trailer, all week long. Recreational trailers don't panic me I guess.

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Re: Enclosed Trailer Advice
« Reply #19 on: Jun 13, 2017, 18:58:15 »
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