Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Blairsville, GA, USA
Re: regarding towing a trailer
Have pulled trailers behind bikes for about 200k miles total. Started out with no swivel hitches and once I switched over to the swivel hitchs/couplers am much happier and I feel much safer. The biggest selling point for me on the swivel hitch is pulling a trailer in the twisties. When I pulled a trailer without a swivel hitch, the trailer would actually push and stand me up in the corners which severly changed the handling. The swivel hitch in this instance makes a huge difference. I've also seen twisted couplers from dropped bikes and I have experienced hard to disconnect trailers on the side stand.
I'm pulling a Bushtec at the present time, have pulled a Hannigan, Time Out Dart, Time Out Camper, Kwik Camp and a couple of low budget trailers. Personally I don't want to pull a trailer without the swivel, but that's just me.
CMA National Evangelist SE Region
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