Posted 2/2/2011 3:01 PM (#55911 - in reply to #55907) Subject: Re: hauling a rig
Posts: 4833 Location: Boise, Idaho
Here are two trailers I made just for hauling sidecar rigs. Both use 102.5" wide 3500# axles.
One has torsional suspension with a 13" deck for easy loading. Drive on ramp/tailgate.
The one with the 2 Harley Baggers aboard has conventional leaf springs, 13" deck and a folding drive on ramp/tailgate.
Posted 2/3/2011 9:42 PM (#55967 - in reply to #55907) Subject: Re: hauling a rig
Posts: 99 Location: Pearisburg, VA
I have a Featherlite trailer 6' 6" ft x10ft. My two Goldwings 1500 w/ Hannigan 2+2 fit easily on the trailer. The Harley Ultra with Hannigan 2+2 fit on it when I cun off the left fender to clear the bike.
Posted 2/5/2011 7:38 PM (#56029 - in reply to #55907) Subject: Re: hauling a rig
Sidecar Mike how about a brand name for that trailer please?. That folding ramp looks to be great and the short sides are also. Thanks Max.
I'm presently using a long single axle utility trailer. Removable side and head boards and tall loading ramp. Sidecar rig fits between the inner fenders OK but cannot use the tall sideboards as the tug foot peg hangs over the side. When we came to AZ last Fall I had the Savage solo rig crossways on the front of the trailer and a Kawasaki MULE 550 behind it and had to use longer metal stays for the tailgate. Load distribution was OK and the trailer has always towed well even with the Colorado PU we had before this RAM 1500. It is high off the ground with previous owner installed bigger tires that I've seen on similar units and the tailgate when up vertical is big drag when towing MT. I have sometimes removed it and screwed it down on the wood deck. Like the wood decks for securing wheel chocks and cribbage to help secure the load even when using HD tie downs. But would like a lightweight Alum one also. I guess anyway you can have the rig with you works the best. Plans are to take it back to WA this spring so we can use it there also. Been too cold in Phoenix this last week to ride but the weather persons promise better weather this week.
I'm presently using a long single axle utility trailer. Removable side and head boards and tall loading ramp. Sidecar rig fits between the inner fenders OK but cannot use the tall sideboards as the tug foot peg hangs over the side.
We had one of those too, but never actually hauled the bike. It was so heavy to move around the yard to mow, that I finally sold it to a friend who frequently borrowed it anyway. The aluminum one weighs about as much as a kid's coaster wagon, so I don't mind rolling it around. We can also pull it with my wife's Outback, which I could never do with the steel one.
Posted 2/7/2011 11:22 AM (#56051 - in reply to #55907) Subject: Re: hauling a rig
Posts: 1172 Location: Reardan, WA
My trailer is an Interstate 7X12 enclosed double axle. I went with the 7' wide to be a little narrower to see in my mirrors while going down the road. That was a bit of a mistake because the rig barely fits through the door opening. I built a tool to release the pressure on the door cables and drop them out of the way, then have to be lined up pretty exact to go through the door. Then there is little room left to move about inside while tying it down. If I was to do it again, I'd simply buy an 8' wide trailer and put extended mirrors on my truck.