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Landscape trailer??? PICS??

I want to get a landscape trailer for hauling bikes and other stuff like mulch, rocks ets.. Anyone got any pointers on what to look for? I want the ability to haul up to 2 large bikes.
Anyone got any pics of their setup?
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6 x 12 landscape trailer, with Baxley chocks. The only difference from these pics is that I now have a 2009 LT, and the wife is on a VStar 1100 Custom. It hauls great! We are headed to VA over the 4th to do more of the BRP.

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the chocks come off with 4 allen screws, and I hauled 16 YDS of composted manure this spring (2 yds at a time!)
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that is sweet looking. I was thinking about a 6x10 but I like the extra room you have behind the bikes.

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that is sweet looking. I was thinking about a 6x10 but I like the extra room you have behind the bikes.
The price difference on the 10 to the 12 footer was only $100. It was well worth it for me for the extra space. I went to trailerpartssuperstore.com and bought tie downs that bolted through to the trailer frame.

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I also added some flush mount tie downs for the coolers and misc. stuff i put out back. everything is fairly flush to the deck so that I can still use the trailer without the chocks.

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what did you use to bolt the chocks down? I want to be able to quickly and easily remove them when needed WITHOUT CRAWLING UNDERNEATH if possible. Do you think you lose much mpg with the talgate up? I am wondering about building some kinda rock guard up front. Wondering if there would be a way to install the rear gate up front in a smiliar qyuick release fashion. Just thinking out loud.
Again SWEEET. I have found a 6X12 for $1095 + tax. Does the gate support the LT ok espoecially between the braces?

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what did you use to bolt the chocks down? I want to be able to quickly and easily remove them when needed WITHOUT CRAWLING UNDERNEATH if possible. Do you think you lose much mpg with the talgate up? I am wondering about building some kinda rock guard up front. Wondering if there would be a way to install the rear gate up front in a smiliar qyuick release fashion. Just thinking out loud.
Again SWEEET. I have found a 6X12 for $1095 + tax. Does the gate support the LT ok espoecially between the braces?

The Baxley has a plate that uses 2 flat head screws that permanently mounts to the deck. The chocks simply use one allen screw into the center hole to attach. (pic 1)

The tailgate makes less than 1-1.5 MPG on mileage, but heck, I really would never take it off. It is much more convenient to load stuff against it, and use the expanded metal to hook off to. The rear gate does slide off on 3 pins, but it is pretty heavy. It is not something that I would expect to take off and on on a regular basis.

The gate I have supports the LT no matter where I drive up. It is 1/4" expanded metal, and very rugged. This trailer is made in Maine, about 15 minutes from my house, so I know some of the welders that work there (I used to be a certified welder as well).

$1095 is a decent price, about what I paid. The chocks are $315 each, I have two. (Pic 2)

I just had my trailer serviced at the manufacturer (bearings and suspension). It cost me $75 dollars to get the bearings repacked, and that was after 25,000 miles on the trailer.

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The only thing you're missing...

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Sorry. I had to do it. You had it coming!

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Mark, Are you able to move your empty 6x12 around the driveway by hand?

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Mark, Are you able to move your empty 6x12 around the driveway by hand?
tecnically, yes, but it is much easier with 2 people.

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Mark,
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I COULD TELL THEY WERE BIKERS,
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Sorry. I had to do it. You had it coming!

lets see....
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1976 Yamaha 750 triple 144,000 miles
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2005 K1200LT 72,000 miles
2009 K1200LT 1,400 miles

yup, i guess i sure do spend a lot of time on a trailer don't I?

the trailer is so that I can get Chris's VStar 1100 to places where we want to ride. She hates turnpike driving, so to get from Maine to VA on back roads to do the BRP would be a chore.

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Hi , I had Montrose Trailer http://www.montrosetrailers.com/ make two trailers for me over the years . The first one was one of there 12' landscape trailer , with a cover kind of like this http://www.montrosetrailers.com/gall...xxSINGLE_PLACE .
We used it to take our '86 K100/EML GT2 behind our motorhome . When we got our '02 K1200LT/Hannigan 2+2 , it was around 6" wider than the trailer was .

So we had them make a trailer that was a12' Snowmobile Trailer http://www.montrosetrailers.com/gall...ilers/MVC_011F , but with a cover kind of like the old one .

They only build Aluminum trailers , & mine have been light enough that moving them around by my self is no problem at all . With the old K100/EML , I had a trailer hitch on the bike . I would take the bike off the trailer , then pull the trailer around the campground with the bike , so I could get the motorhome into our camp site .

I was just out there yesterday , I had them add some stuff to my cover . They are nice people to deal with . Hope this is of help .

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lets see....
1972 yamaha 650 24,000 miles
1976 Yamaha 750 triple 144,000 miles
1997 K1100LT 88,000 miles
2005 K1200LT 72,000 miles
2009 K1200LT 1,400 miles

yup, i guess i sure do spend a lot of time on a trailer don't I?

the trailer is so that I can get Chris's VStar 1100 to places where we want to ride. She hates turnpike driving, so to get from Maine to VA on back roads to do the BRP would be a chore.
Mark,
I tell everybody I know about your signature. It's a hoot. I understand about pulling someplace, so you aren't severely wrung out when you get there. Riding's hard work. Glad you took my jab as the joke it was intended to be.

Have a good time on the BuRP!

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Believe any Harley dealer should be able to help you out with that.

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