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New Bushtec Trailer model

For the last several months I've been looking for a trailer. Much of my personal debate was between the Bushtec Turbo+2 and the Uni-go. The main issues being overall cost, packing space and handling. Because of the large size (home storage issues) and the "budget busting" cost of the Bushtec, I had pretty much made up my mind that I would purchase a Uni-go.

I recently saw the new Bushtec Sportstar trailer. The trailer is marketed as a smaller, "no frills" version, with all of the standard Bushtec technology. Although not the most "BMW compatable" in styling, it's comparably priced with the Uni-go, yet offers 15 cubic feet of storage space, versus the Uni-go's 5 cubic feet of storage. It also offers the trailer cooler option, which is a plus for me.

Downside...besides the looks...which I think I could grow accustomed to, it only comes in black or white. Not a deal breaker, l could get it painted on my own.

Question: does anyone have any background, info or thoughts on these....

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Re: New Bushtec Trailer model

I hadn't heard of the Sportstar trailer so I Googled it,
looks similar to another model they used to make aimed at the HD market,
once you put a cooler on the front you might have a pretty neat trailer.
Just keep in mind, buying a trailer is like building a shed/garage,
it doesn't take long before it's full and just a little too small.

I suggest you spend a little time over at the motorcycle trailer towing forum,
a lot of good information there,

here's another interesting link


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Have you thought about buying used?
SilverBuffalo is correct w/ his analogy of the packed garage.
I purchased a used ZZ trailer, and on our first trip I had that thing plumb full with all sorts of stuff I picked up along the way. While I've been trying for years to travel lighter, whether on a bike or taking a plane ride, the end result just would not fare well with something so small as the uni-go, especially considering the price of these new. I have suitcases larger than these. So, maybe this could be the deciding factor for you- What kind of traveller are you typically? Do you tend to take everything, including the kitchen sink, or is it more like needing a wee-bit more room in order to buy that unusual/rare find during your journeys?

Back to my suggestion of buying used. Obviously, logistics issues come into play as far as how to take delivery of it, as well as whether the additional related costs would still make it practical. In my case, it was still a good deal, even after the seller did a very professional job of crating it and Fed Exing it to my designated receiving point. Naturally, a little patience will be needed for the wait for a suitable one to come available, but it sounds like you already have that being you've been researching a few months now. I actually had a few choices pop up rather quickly, but the ZZ's styling and it's very helpful and friendly seller proved to be the one for me.

If you don't already know about it, check out www.searchtempest.com It's a search engine that allows one to look for anything sold thru CraigsList within a chosen radius, including nationwide searches. It also includes Amazon and Ebay results if desired.

Don't have an answer for your storage limitations of the trailer itself. Maybe it'd fit in the attic when not used?

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