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I'm planning to tow my new bagger 500 miles each way on an upcoming trip. Reading the forum indicates not using a cover because it would likely cause damage due to flapping in the wind.

The posts also recommended the trailer have a "stone guard" protecting the front and sides. My trailer is open with 2-feet rails.

Question: Do you recommend using plywood or some other material to box in the bike? If so, should the front be a wedge or square configuration?

I plan to repack/replace wheel bearings, upgrade lights, and paint the trailer.

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Stone guard or mud flaps. It looks like the trailer has some kind of stone guard in front in the 3rd photo.… probably all you need. I would put a piece of plywood across the front and call it a day.

I love the patina and rust on the trailer. Good looking paint on a work trailer is for sissies. I would never waist my time or money on paint on a utility trailer… at least here in the desert. Service the wheel bearings and tires.
The trailer has a toolbox on the front.
 

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Plan to put a "stone guard" in front of my trailer. The top of the rails is 24". The first pole from the left is 30" (6" above rail). The second pole is 42" (18" above rail). The tape line marks 48" (24" above rail).

The width is 63". The thought is to purchase a sheet of treated plywood and affix it across the front only. The question is how high to make the wall: 24", 30", 42", 48", or some other height?

I appreciate any help you can provide.

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No real need to go any higher than the frame you have on the trailer now. You are just making a larger sail to give you wind resistance and lower gas milage. Other than bugs, any road debris will be hitting low on the trailer. No need for side panels.

I have used my snowmobile trailer to haul my bikes when I have moved. At least 7,000 miles and no damage to the bikes with the lower shield. When I used it for snowmobiles in the winter, the slush was always on the lower section of the shield.

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