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post #1 of 5 Old Nov 9th, 2011, 9:47 pm Thread Starter
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Evening Gents,

Just bought my first motorcycle trailer. Found it on craigslist for a killer deal. Funny thing is, the pictures made the trailer look a lot smaller than what it was. This thing is HUGE!. Tounge weight empty is about 20lbs. Just curious if anyone had any advice for me or if anyone has pulled one of these trailers before. Below is the link for the trailer that I purchased. It's a Trail-pro brand.

http://www.cyclematetrailers.com/sporttote.html
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Always make sure you have a bit of weight in it, handles much better than empty. Do not cut corners too sharp.

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post #3 of 5 Old Nov 9th, 2011, 11:29 pm
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Re: Trail Pro Trailer

When loading it ... try to put a little more weight to the rear .... I've found the optimum tongue weight to be 16# ... I use a Zebco fish scale to weigh the tongue every time I load my trailer and adjust load to get to 16# ... I pull a time out camper that weighs about 350# loaded and I can barely tell it's there ... i've even put a canoe on the trailer to go on short trips to the lake ... but always I strive for 16# tongue weight

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post #4 of 5 Old Nov 12th, 2011, 9:18 am Thread Starter
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Re: Trail Pro Trailer

The unloaded weight of the trailer has me a little worried. Unloaded it weighs 185lbs. Is this a good weight? I don't really have anything to compare to.
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Re: Trail Pro Trailer

Tongue weight of 10% -15% of loaded weight works well for me.
I use a spring balance before every trip and factor in the
hitch weight and tongue loading for total bike loading.
Empty weight around 135 lbs IIRC. Only long empty trip
we did, I loaded a concrete paver and tied it down.
Mainly to give the suspension something to work against.
Pulled our Bushtec Quantum now for 80,000 km and love it.
Allows us to do our European Odyssey in comfort.
Never load with the weight towards the back, you need
a positive ie downward load on the tongue.

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