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post #1 of 7 Old Jan 19th, 2013, 8:28 am Thread Starter
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Cargo tray

I'm thinking of using a cargo tray of some sort that would hook on my dauntless trailer hitch to give me a little extra storage space. I have a trailer but I really don't need that much space by myself and it really effects my mpg.

Any concerns or recommendations???

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post #2 of 7 Old Jan 19th, 2013, 8:35 am
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I'm thinking of using a cargo tray of some sort that would hook on my dauntless trailer hitch to give me a little extra storage space. I have a trailer but I really don't need that much space by myself and it really effects my mpg.

Any concerns or recommendations???
Clicky here. Just be concerned about weight bias.
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Re: Cargo tray

To each his own, I've seen some of the cargo racks attached to the hitch on LT's and Goldwings
and they don't appeal to me at all,

I am surprised to hear you say the trailer affects your gas mileage,
I average 46 mpg two up and 42 two up with a full trailer,
riding style is probably a factor,

I prefer the back roads and avoid the interstate as much as possible,
but that doesn't mean I drive slow,
I usually exceed the limit by 8 or 9 mph
with the enforcement theory of 9 you're fine, 10 you're mine.

If you usually ride solo and don't need all of that cargo space
you might consider removing the top box,
I did that for a solo trip to Michigan,
it made the LT lighter sleeker and I still had all the space I needed and more.

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Re: Cargo tray

Thanks for the info, that is exactly what I want!! I guess I should have done a search here first.

Nice pics, I like the looks of the LT minus the top case!!

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Re: Cargo tray

I don't recall if it was at this site or elsewhere, but I recently saw photos that showed building/installing brackets which would allow the top case to be moved forward in place of the rear seat. The original top case location then had a rack on it. Maybe someone else recalls seeing this item and could post here.

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I don't recall if it was at this site or elsewhere, but I recently saw photos that showed building/installing brackets which would allow the top case to be moved forward in place of the rear seat. The original top case location then had a rack on it. Maybe someone else recalls seeing this item and could post here.
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Not the image I saw, but is the same concept.

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