Since Howard S. and I bought our Unigo's together and promised a dual review, here is my part 1. Based on an e-mail to Howard, so if it sounds a little strange you'll know why.
Picked up the trailer Friday and proceeded to drive it around for 1300 miles.
After hook-up, training, checkout, and payment - we hit the road for St. Louis. Right away I was thinking - "what nut says 'you don't even know it's back there'?"
The tail wagged the dog all the way to STL. I thought maybe high winds or tight u-joints. My wife was behind me most of the way and said it was weaving pretty bad. My mother-in-law called it a horse's tail swatting at flies. A Harley guy followed for a while and when we stopped at the rest area he asked how it tracked, said it was weaving about quite a bit.
Called Mark on Saturday. He said it shouldn't weave about. Suggested putting the bike on the center stand and eyeball the verticalness of the Unigo. Did that in my parent's garage and the trailer was leaning way left. Removed the body from the frame, loosened the draw bar attach bolts at the front of the frame and twisted the frame fully clockwise looking from the rear as far as I could, held the frame in place with a 2 x 4 and tightened the draw bar. Now the trailer looked vertical.
Riding that day and all the way home Monday was much, much better. Judy noticed no weaving and I only noticed a slight more buffeting than normal when coming up on and overtaking trucks.
Mark said he should have checked this before I left but he and I both forgot. So make sure you get trued up real good if you haven't already.
Otherwise the trailer is great. Just hooked up, plugged in and drove off. No other problems.
Things I notice -
Gotta plan stopping areas better, can't back out at all.
Getting leaned into a turn takes a slight more effort.
Staying consistent through any corner takes a slight more effort.
Speed bumps may catch the trailer frame - keep slow
Otherwise, it really does handle well and is very easy to ride with. Rain, traffic, winds, mountains, etc.
Get used to talking to people. Traveling caravan style with the MINI, LT, and Unigo draws lots of attention, comments, and questions. I think I sold 3 trailers!
Judy, an ex-fiberglass finishing specialist, was giving Mark fits pointing out defects and supposed defects. LOL However, for a pod shaped, hand layup unit, the finish smoothness is pretty good, not perfect, but very good. Paint match is also very good, not perfect, but very close. I only notice the depth of color difference in certain light, but as we discussed before, my color seems to change color with different light anyway. The lid isn't a perfect fit, but is waterproof, and the gaps look decent. This type of flush look is difficult to perfect. I like it just fine though.
Overall, love it. It is no less or more than I expected. Hope you feel the same. I am going to contact Mark to let him know that I am maxed out on frame adjustment and see if he has any other suggestions.
Looking forward to hearing about your Unigo pick up and first ride thoughts. See attached pics.
Also, I used no isolation relay pack and see no reason to, based on a well maintained electrical system on the trailer and bike.
I would say one reason some may have trouble with the ABS faults is that per Stick's wiring chart, supplied by Unigo, he mentions the black/gray vs gray/blue wire. The chart says either can be used for the taillight circuit. Don't do it, at least on 2002 and newer. The black/gray is the center taillight and is monitored by the ABS computer. Not sure exactly how, but just don't use the center bulb to tap into. I also haven't rechecked current with an ammeter, but will. If I remember correctly, the wires looked like 22 ga. Good for the 6 total amps the brake bulbs (trailer and bike) are rated at. Regardless, this circuit is protected by a 15 amp fuse, so there should be no normal overcurrent conditions. If current is marginally high, LED 1157 bulbs in the trailer will solve that problem.
Feel free to ask any questions if thinking about a Unigo -
OK, Howard - your turn.