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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-25-2010, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone have any feedback or experience with these things?
Before beginning:
Yes, they are way over priced and a harbor freight $300 trailer can do much more. For these prices I could almost get a used enclosed trailer, I know.
I live in a condo and need something that can fit into a closet sized storage locker along with other crap I have in there already. They do lot let us store things in our parking spots. Will be pulling it with a Toyota Corolla 4 banger a few times per year for track days only.
Now that the disclaimers are out of the way. Here are some options I have seen on the web so far. Of course used would be nice and cheaper.
Trailer in a bag (most popular) Talked to two people at ACC that were really happy with theirs.
http://www.discount-trailers.com/trailer-in-a-bag.htm
Bikelug, looks like a copy of above but not cheaper??
http://www.bikelug.com/
Stowaway. too much $$ and probably too big to fit even folded up
http://www.discount-trailers.com/stoaway_trailer.htm
Ebay copy of above
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...#ht_3226wt_732
Any others you can think of?

Just toying with the idea right now, not sure if it is worth making the leap to get my own but the thought has crossed my mind. Just started last year and did about 3 or 4 track days. Still relying on the generosity of fellow riders with open spots in their trailers Thanks for last year.
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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-25-2010, 08:52 AM
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I was in the exact same situation and after months of trying to figure out the best approach, i sold my car and bought a pickup truck. I can park it at my townhome no problem, I can tow a larger trailer down the road if i buy one, and it holds a lot of trackday "stuff" besides the bike.

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Make friends with someone who has a trailer or get a trailer and a storage spot for everything out in the burbs. Those single rail foldable jobs look like an expensive disaster waiting to happen.
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Personally look for a cheap S10 almost indestructible and throw cheap liability and you're set. I would stay away from those things personally.

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I have heard many good things with the trailer in the bag. I would go that route if you don't want to buy or change vehicles.
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seriously, what happens to a 140 lb trailer when you hit a decent size pothole or bridge bump or something? That things better have wings on it because it will be flying

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seriously, what happens to a 140 lb trailer when you hit a decent size pothole or bridge bump or something? That things better have wings on it because it will be flying
Same thing that happens with the habor frieght trailers that many people on this board and every other board have used.


Some people don't have the space as others who live out in bum fuck egypt so they have to comprimise.


I know how it feels to feel dependent on others to haul ur stuff. Its sucks. I hate doing it also. There are alot of people who use the trailer in the bag and other knock off trailers.
As long aas the bike is tightly secure to the trailer you will be fine. Granted i would not be doing 95 mph with it but 70 mph hitting a bump pothole or anything to that nature and you will be totally fine.
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my buddy has a kendon and it works out pretty well
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Damn Kendons are $$$$. Better to get that S10 and have more uses


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Better than HF cheaper than Kendon

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Maybe you guys didn't understand what he said. He cannot store the trailer in his parking spot. It has to breakdown and be stored into a storage cage.
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If it was past the first 3 sentences then no they didn't.


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Thanks for all the replies. Think I will sit on this one for the time being. I really do not do enough track days yet to really warrant a trailer right now. Guess that frees me up to start saving for a track bike though

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Just charge it since ya got some shady stuff going on right now


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Damn Kendons are $$$$. Better to get that S10 and have more uses
Are you a used S10 salesman?
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Are you a used S10 salesman?
i was thinkin the same thing

seriously what is so indestructible about them? ive seen u use that same comment in a few threads now.

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aren't all trailers portable?

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i was thinkin the same thing

seriously what is so indestructible about them? ive seen u use that same comment in a few threads now.
I've seen them last a long time and can be picked up for a good price for hauling bikes.

does that explain enough for you, If not to fucking bad


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I've seen them last a long time and can be picked up for a good price for hauling bikes.

does that explain enough for you, If not to fucking bad
well the reason i ask is that i own two. zr2 s-10 and a zr2 blazer. and they are notorious with fuel pumps, oil cooler lines and ball joints going bad. i have personally had to have those items replaced.....multiple times...on both.....$$$$$$$$$$

yeah they are okay but i would not go as far as to say they are indestructible...

maybe ive just been unlucky... although, i have talked to a few others that had the same issues with them over the years...

im not instigating....i was just curious...lol

yeah so "portable" trailers carry on....

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Hmmm never had a 4X4. I'm glad now.



Ok stay AWAy from a 4X4 S10


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Stop letting the tank get below 1/4 full and your fuel pumps will stop dying, Standard GM thing.
As for the trailer, can't help. But damn, I know my s-10sand have owned 5 of them (though I now own a ford super duty).

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Ok stay AWAy from a 4X4 S10
You are the worst used S10 salesman ever!!!!
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Have something in the works, stay posted...........

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