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dcpeg1
Posted 2/2/2011 1:04 PM (#55907)
Subject: hauling a rig


Posts: 4
does anyone haul ther rigs. if so what kind of trailer do you use. pics please
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Hack'n
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.



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VLAD
Posted 2/2/2011 3:15 PM (#55914 - in reply to #55907)
Subject: RE: hauling a rig



Posts: 411
Location: DENVER, COLORADO
What bike/sidecar do you have? I use regular 3 rail trailer to pull gs850/velorex. don't know how to post pucture but can send you email if i know your email.
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HHShort
Posted 2/2/2011 3:44 PM (#55917 - in reply to #55907)
Subject: RE: hauling a rig


Posts: 114
Location: Rapid City SD
Don't Know where you are but if you are in the snow country a 2 sled snowmobile trailer might work. That is what I am using. Harold in kansas
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SidecarMike
Posted 2/2/2011 6:07 PM (#55923 - in reply to #55907)
Subject: RE: hauling a rig



Posts: 1710
Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin USA

I bought this for the sidecar bike, but have never actually hauled it.  80 inches wide and 10 feet long.  I'm hoping the new Goldwing Cal 3 combo will fit on it.

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dcpeg1
Posted 2/2/2011 6:16 PM (#55924 - in reply to #55907)
Subject: Re: hauling a rig


Posts: 4
that looks like the trailer i need i have a 1500 wing with a calf sidecar
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SidecarMike
Posted 2/2/2011 6:25 PM (#55926 - in reply to #55924)
Subject: Re: hauling a rig



Posts: 1710
Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin USA

dcpeg1 - 2/2/2011 5:16 PM that looks like the trailer i need i have a 1500 wing with a calf sidecar

I like it because it's really low to the ground.  I have a small electric winch for the front, but even an old guy can easily roll a disabled full sized bike onto it without breathing too hard.

 

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Hack'n
Posted 2/2/2011 6:34 PM (#55927 - in reply to #55907)
Subject: Re: hauling a rig



Posts: 4833
Location: Boise, Idaho
If it's 80" wide between the fenders and 10' from head to tailgate a GL1500 or later rig will fit just fine.
Even with a low 13" deck I need a come along or extra hand to load the big baggers.

L.
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grumpycrw
Posted 2/3/2011 2:29 PM (#55950 - in reply to #55907)
Subject: RE: hauling a rig


Posts: 59
Location: Griswold,ct
I have two enclosed trailers
1 is 7x16 with upright side supports (about 4" each side ) rig won't load have lest then a 1/4' to spare
no room for error
the other is a 8.5 x 20 (102 ) loads fine
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HOG
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.
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maxm
Posted 2/5/2011 7:38 PM (#56029 - in reply to #55907)
Subject: Re: hauling a rig


Posts: 63
Location: Moses Lake, WA summer, SanTanValley, AZ winter
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.

Edited by maxm 2/5/2011 7:40 PM
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SidecarMike
Posted 2/5/2011 9:17 PM (#56032 - in reply to #56029)
Subject: Re: hauling a rig



Posts: 1710
Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin USA

maxm - 2/5/2011 6:38 PM 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.

That one is an Aluma 7710H with an optional folding tailgate.  I didn't realize that I uploaded the wrong photo.  That one belongs to a friend. 7' 6 inches between fenders and 10 feet long.

 http://www.alumaklm.com/7710H-7712H_utility_trailer_models_3000_lb_axle.html

Mine is a Loadmaster from Marshfield, WI.  It is also available with the folding tailgate, but doesn't have the same sides.  Mine is like this;  80 inches wide and 10 feet long.

http://hsloadmaster.com/alumdetail.cfm?sm_pic=LB8010AF

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.

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VLAD
Posted 2/6/2011 5:18 PM (#56042 - in reply to #56032)
Subject: Re: hauling a rig



Posts: 411
Location: DENVER, COLORADO
SidecarMike. How can you use 80" trailer when my gl1500/frendship 3 is 87" whide?
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SidecarMike
Posted 2/6/2011 5:35 PM (#56044 - in reply to #56042)
Subject: Re: hauling a rig



Posts: 1710
Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin USA

VLAD - 2/6/2011 4:18 PM SidecarMike. How can you use 80" trailer when my gl1500/frendship 3 is 87" whide?

I don't know if I can.  My sidecar is not yet on the bike.  My son came down for the Packer Game tonight and said he has ten days off to help me put it together.

We plan to put timing belts on in the morning, then start on the install. 

Is that an overall width, or track width?   

 

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Hack'n
Posted 2/6/2011 9:01 PM (#56047 - in reply to #55907)
Subject: Re: hauling a rig



Posts: 4833
Location: Boise, Idaho
That would be some wide track if it is!

L.
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VLAD
Posted 2/7/2011 9:54 AM (#56050 - in reply to #56044)
Subject: Re: hauling a rig



Posts: 411
Location: DENVER, COLORADO
It is overall width.
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Reardan Tom
Posted 2/7/2011 11:22 AM (#56051 - in reply to #55907)
Subject: Re: hauling a rig



Posts: 1164
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.

Edited by Reardan Tom 2/7/2011 11:23 AM
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grumpycrw
Posted 2/7/2011 12:24 PM (#56052 - in reply to #55907)
Subject: RE: hauling a rig


Posts: 59
Location: Griswold,ct
I was out back this moring so i checked the inside opening of my trailer
It is a 8.5 x 20 car carrier. Ramp opening is 91".

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dcpeg1
Posted 2/7/2011 5:02 PM (#56054 - in reply to #55907)
Subject: Re: hauling a rig


Posts: 4
THEN A 7FT OPEN TRAILER WOULD WORK FOR MY 1500 AND SIDECAR
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Hack'n
Posted 2/7/2011 6:50 PM (#56058 - in reply to #55907)
Subject: Re: hauling a rig



Posts: 4833
Location: Boise, Idaho
That would be 7' between the fenders.

L.
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grumpycrw
Posted 2/7/2011 9:54 PM (#56064 - in reply to #55907)
Subject: RE: hauling a rig


Posts: 59
Location: Griswold,ct
I also have a 7 x 16 enclosed trailer

There is only 1/4" clearance with my kaw vn2000 with a velorex 565

Not much room when you can't see the fender on the car

Edited by grumpycrw 2/7/2011 9:56 PM
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