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post #1 of 16 Old Feb 4th, 2007, 8:30 am Thread Starter
 
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K1200LT Bike Trailer

Any recommendations on a good solid bike trailer to transport (back of car)? Website links would be cool. Thx.
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post #2 of 16 Old Feb 4th, 2007, 8:44 am
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Just so happens . . .

Yesterday, I visited the Worthington plant in Muncy, PA.
I'm getting their open double bike trailer, and will install a frame over it, so it can be covered with a heavy-duty tarp. It will work perfectly when done.

For open trailers, I've researched:

cyclehauler from Canada,
Chariot trailer from Florida
EZ hauler from SC,
and decided to go with Worthington. They can make and customize anything you want. I gave up on enclosed trailers due to cost, and storage when not used. I will build a roof frame structure, and then cover the whole thing with a heavy duty tarp. Easily removable when not needed, yet very strong and economical. If you have more questions, write me off-line at [email protected].
To find their site, type: www.worthingtontrailers.com
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Check out Cyclehauler in Ontario

I just realized you're in Ontario. Check out Cyclehauler bike trailers. Do a google search for their site. They make the widest (between fenders) open trailer. Only thing is they don't have a brake option which you should have so as not to overload your tow vehicle's braking sytem. But any good trailer outfit should be able to add two electric drums brakes. Call them and ask? Otherwise, they were my second choice.
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Great advice. Thanks Les.
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I have a Classic Trailer. http://www.classicmfg.com/cvt85si-m.htm . I love it. It is great protection on long trips to a destination. I use it as a garage in the winter.

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Winter

Do you park the trailer outside in the winter?

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Your too far away or I would tell you check out New Alex tractor supply.
They cost a little more but are 5 times the trailer of any others I've seen.
Attention to detail, they weld the inside as well as the outside of the stake pockets, the light guards you can stand on etc.
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I have a "Pod" made by Phoenix trailers. It weighs 700 pounds empty and is fully enclosed. Pulled behind my truck, there is little effect on gas mileage. I noticed it has a Canadian patent stamped on the back, so you may be able to track down a local vendor. The link I used is http://www.customcyclecarrier.com/. I also have a wheeldock http://www.wheeldock.com/ installed in it, instead of the standard chock. Holds the LT very well so I only have to tie down at the back and run a safety strap through the front wheel. Hope this helps. Good luck.



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post #9 of 16 Old Feb 5th, 2007, 11:44 am
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Open Trailer

If you are interested in a open trailer. Right down the road from you in Guelph is Snowbear They sell an open 4x8 that hauls one motorcycle easily. $599 US at Home Depot. Install a removable wheel chock and your ready to go.

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I use this and love it http://www.ironhorsetrailers.com/
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winter parking

Yes, It is parked outside in the winter.

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I have a "Pod" made by Phoenix trailers. It weighs 700 pounds empty and is fully enclosed. Pulled behind my truck, there is little effect on gas mileage. I noticed it has a Canadian patent stamped on the back, so you may be able to track down a local vendor. The link I used is http://www.customcyclecarrier.com/. I also have a wheeldock http://www.wheeldock.com/ installed in it, instead of the standard chock. Holds the LT very well so I only have to tie down at the back and run a safety strap through the front wheel. Hope this helps. Good luck.


I guess, I could see some potential with that thing.
How much fire wood does it carry?
Seriously it would make an easy to heat bike house, just secure it to something.
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sorry guys, but the LT is made to be ridden, not trailered. Of course that is just my humble opinion.
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Trailer vs. Rideing is no contest

You are right about the riding vs trailering and I much prefer to ride. I bought an LT for comfort and I am not that comfortable in the rain or worse snows. So if I have 3 days of rain I do not want to spend it in a motel or looking like a drowned rat. If I want to ride this time of year I just load and go south. When it gets comfortable I ride. If I get caught in bad weather that is one thing but to plan on traveling in bad weather then I am a coward.

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You are right about the riding vs trailering and I much prefer to ride. I bought an LT for comfort and I am not that comfortable in the rain or worse snows. So if I have 3 days of rain I do not want to spend it in a motel or looking like a drowned rat. If I want to ride this time of year I just load and go south. When it gets comfortable I ride. If I get caught in bad weather that is one thing but to plan on traveling in bad weather then I am a coward.
Quite understandable for that kind of circunmstance, but when I see an LT or even a Wing being trailered to say Sturgis or Laconia, then I just shake my head and wonder why?
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sorry guys, but the LT is made to be ridden, not trailered. Of course that is just my humble opinion.
I can think another good reason I have trailered (and will again) my LT: So my wife can go with me and have a car to run around in once we get to the destination. For example: on the way to STC II we trailered the bike. I got to ride all the roads in the area, get stuff installed, etc.; she got to go visit interesting sites all over the place in the car (she doesn't ride -- LT passenger only). Everybody's happy.

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