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OldRadios

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Posted: 10/04/17 06:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Two Harleys, mountian bikes and other gear in the trailer. Canoe and kayaks on top of trailer. Plenty of storage in the camper for everything else.
Also use the trailer to haul antiques when I do shows and swap meets. Double duty.


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Here's my washer. Bucket can be use for other things. Laundromat is still easier but this works fine.


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Posted: 10/07/17 12:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How big is the trailer? Without the motorcycles, would a single axle be enough? Most of the stuff I'm carrying is not heavy, just bulky. Some toll roads charge by the axle so there might be an advantage there. Have to keep the weight below 3000/300 to not overload the hitch.


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Ours is 12 foot not including the V nose. On a decent trailer it's usually 3,500 Lbs. per axle but you need to check the limits on a particular trailer as there is some junk out there.

I had a 10' single axle trailer but when we added the second Harley it was too small and put us too close to it's max weight. I wanted a little more space for other things that would not fit on my compartments. I also wanted to go to two tires on each side in case one went flat. A small price to pay when it's carrying almost $40,000 in bikes.

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I bought a hitch carrier from Harbor Freight, a used aluminum truck box from Craigslist. I have a 24 foot Class C. Just got back from a trip to Yellowstone from Ohio. I had my chairs, fishing rods,waders for fishing, shoes, tools,jack, you name it. Worked like a dream .Did have to use an extension to go past spare tire.


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We have a Motor Home similar to yours and storage is limited. We do pull a trailer and its easy to forget its back there. Ours weights 900lbs. It is a lot more pleasant if the interior of the motorhome is not stuff to the gills. We do put things in the shower when necessary but prefer not to use it as a closet. If possible I prefer to put stuff in the trailer and provide more space in the MH.

Good luck on your trip.

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Trailers are great! They also double as storage for all your gear when at home. Keep your trailer loaded and organized, and getting ready to roll out on an adventure will be super easy.

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found a used Wells Cargo 6'x 10' for $2500 on craigslist. going to look at it tomorrow if it's still there. Only a single axle, but they charge less on toll roads, and with limited tow capacity on the RV I'm less tempted to load it up with heavy stuff. this way DW can bring more of her clothes and shoes and I don't have to trip over them. This way I can bring the EU2000 since the rv genset seems to only want to start every couple of times I use it.

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Ended up buying the trailer. needs some cleaning and new tires but should be good to go for having room for all my stuff.

(switching forums to ask general population about trailer questions)

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alliemac9 wrote:

photobug wrote:

A small trailer hardwired for the generator/solar/battery might be interesting. That way I'm not tripping over all that stuff when not in use.


Based on what you outlined, sounds like considering building out an event photo trailer would suit your business, your move and potentially your travel needs as well (setting it up in such a way to provide space for hauling other things when needed). Could be pretty slick!


http://www.cruiserlift.com/swivelwheel

This might work.


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I could very easily be wrong but seem to remember that swivel wheel units like those shown are not legal in every state. If someone knows for sure please jump in here. it would be a sad event to buy one only to find you were limited as to where you could go {not mention "why" it was not legal in a given state}.

Putting that Harley on the rear end of the pick up truck looks like a fool's errand to me but what the hell... opinions vary.

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