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I am in the midst of trailer shopping for the bike and I would like to get some help...

....to keep it organized and so that I can summerize it in the end for everyone...if you could please answer the following questions I would appreciate it....

Thanks In Advance

Type of Trailer (Maunfacture & Model):

How Long Owned:

List One Pro (or like):

List One Con (or dislike):

Any Problems:
 

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Type of Trailer (Maunfacture & Model): Piggy Backer

How Long Owned: 2 years (have pulled over 7 thousand miles with no problems

List One Pro (or like): A lot of space 18 cf

List One Con (or dislike): If I have to, it won't win best in show.

Any Problems: None
 

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I am in the midst of trailer shopping for the bike and I would like to get some help...

....to keep it organized and so that I can summerize it in the end for everyone...if you could please answer the following questions I would appreciate it....

Thanks In Advance

Type of Trailer (Maunfacture & Model):

How Long Owned:

List One Pro (or like):

List One Con (or dislike):

Any Problems:


Time-out Dart trl

Owned for 2 yrs

mmm...one pro?..alot of pros...pulls great, you don't even know its back there.

Cons...exposed bolts on the inside, you have to make sure you dont load anything that may leak next to them. ( and yes, that is experience talking):22yikes:

Knock wood, no problems at all, very happy with it:thumbup:
 

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Shoreline Trailer.
31 yrs and a couple hundred thousand miles.
Pulls great and looks good
Can't get golf clubs in it
Can't get parts for it. I'd love to have a Tailwind, just can't afford it yet. If I had the money I'd order one today.:thumbup:
 

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Trailer - Tailwind
Owned - Two years
Pros - 24 cu ft, inboard compressor, suspension design, electrical system, lid and floor design, manufacturer Tom Finch, aerodynamic design, floor design to prevent partial load shifting.
Cons - really none
 

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I am in the midst of trailer shopping for the bike and I would like to get some help...

....to keep it organized and so that I can summerize it in the end for everyone...if you could please answer the following questions I would appreciate it....

Thanks In Advance

Type of Trailer (Maunfacture & Model):

How Long Owned:

List One Pro (or like):

List One Con (or dislike):

Any Problems:

Type: Bushtec Quantum GL

How Long: 4 years

Pro: Looks, (opinion). Easier to be seen from behind with third brake light in spoiler. Pulls great.

Con: Higher preventive maintainance than I like. (no big deal, takes no time, I would just rather not have to mess with it on a trip).

Any Problems: None
 

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Type of Trailer : Motovation (california sidecar)

How Long Owned: 6 years

List One Pro (or like): easy to load and pull

List One Con (or dislike): wheel size but they have changed it now

Any Problems: NONE



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Type of Trailer : Bushtec Turbo + 2

How Long Owned: about 4 years

List One Pro (or like): pulls great

List One Con (or dislike): you have to adjust the air shocks everytime the load changes

Any Problems: getting new tires





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Type of Trailer Tailwind XTC

How Long Owned: 4 years 113,000 miles

List One Pro (or like): If I can only pick one it would be the suspension.

List One Con (or dislike): None.

Any Problems: None.
 

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Type of trailer- Tailwind XTC

How long owned- Three years, pulled about 50,000 miles, although during the last year I've begun pulling it all the time.

Pros- Suspension, aerodynamics, and quality of design and construction were the main selling points

Cons- Can't think of any. It has now basically become an integral part of my bike.

List any problems- Damn short list of zero

Glen
 

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Type of Trailer (Maunfacture & Model): UNI-GO

How Long Owned: 2 years


List One Pro (or like): Small light weight and easy to move into hotel or tent as needed

List One Con (or dislike): Not stable enough behind the ST1300

Any Problems: People who make it are flakey to say least . hard to talk to unless you are spending money
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Type of Trailer (Maunfacture & Model): Roll-A-Home

How Long Owned: One year

List One Pro (or like): Way easy and fast set up

List One Con (or dislike): No AC vent yet !

Any Problems:
None pulls like a dream and not much different than having person ride with you
 

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Type of Trailer (Maunfacture & Model): America's Best (see eBay)

How Long Owned: 1 year, 3600+\- miles

List One Pro (or like): Price - $1300

List One Con (or dislike): Was a bit noisy on bumps goin down the road. Solved by adding some padding around lid and lip of box.

Any Problems: None, other than my mount of the spare tire. Currently mounted on lid... problem solved.

Comment:

It's a wonderful luxury to have a trailer on a trip.

I can't justify a $5000+ trailer when I use it once a year for a long trip. If I had that kind of money to invest in a trailer, and were to run 10,000 miles a year, Tailwind would be my purchase, hands-down. It'd be the only one I'd have to buy in my lifetime.
 

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BushTec roadstar

16 yrs well over 100K

Smaller size keeps loads lighter and has less effect on performance.

Tires have to be bought from BushTec.
 

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Trailer Bushtec Quantum GL

Owned 5 Years Approx 20,000 Miles

Pros Tows Great. Quality Fiberglass & Finish. Carpeted Interior.

Cons Air Shocks must be adjusted depending on load.

Problems None



 

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I really think it depends on what you want........you can spend a ton of money and get a top of the line color matched fiberglass trailer, or get something that does what you want it to do and spend a lot less.....I bought a used "Aluma" diamond plate aluminum trailer that is as good as any, as far as I'm concerned.. It looks decent and tows well,,,plenty of storage...probably not as pretty as some but again, it just depends what you want.........cost me $1000.00 vs XXXX.XX
 

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Type of Trailer (Maunfacture & Model): Bushtec Roadstar

How Long Owned: 3 yrs

List One Pro (or like): Rides so good I don't know it is there.
Got to also mention quality and run flat tires. (sorry) more than one like!

List One Con (or dislike): Cost, but it is worth it to me.

Any Problems:[/QUOTE] ZERO
 

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I am in the midst of trailer shopping for the bike and I would like to get some help...

....to keep it organized and so that I can summerize it in the end for everyone...if you could please answer the following questions I would appreciate it....

Thanks In Advance

Type of Trailer (Maunfacture & Model):

How Long Owned:

List One Pro (or like):

List One Con (or dislike):

Any Problems:

Type-Compac camp Route 66
How long-4 years
Pro-Great for travel,take a lot of stuff with you.
Con-None
Problems-No

Barry
 

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I am in the midst of trailer shopping for the bike and I would like to get some help...

....to keep it organized and so that I can summerize it in the end for everyone...if you could please answer the following questions I would appreciate it....

Thanks In Advance

Type of Trailer (Maunfacture & Model):Fibro Concept,,24cft

How Long Owned:18 months

List One Pro (or like):looks,large cap,easy to load,hanger rack in lid,light an 12v power supply,12" wheels with radial car tires,pulled it 9200 miles july 2010,,,all mills loaded heavy with o trouble from sea level to 14,110ft.

List One Con (or dislike):HMMM,,,none,,love it

Any Problems:NOPE!!!!!:coffee1:
 

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I just got a new trailer so I'll post that one first

Type of Trailer (Maunfacture & Model): 2012 ALUMA MCTXL


How Long Owned: 1 week~700 miles

List One Pro (or like): 12" wheels

List One Con (or dislike): None

Any Problems: None

Old trailer info

Type of Trailer (Maunfacture & Model): 2000 cycle Mate~3 yrs old when I bought it

How Long Owned: 8 Years~30K+ miles

List One Pro (or like): Cheep (cost)

List One Con (or dislike): Cheep (quality)

Any Problems: Ate a set of tires in 1000 miles because the torsion bar suspension went bad. Cost $280 to replace.
 
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