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2 bikes in a 5x8 trailer? Possible?

Can you fit two standard size sportbikes in a 5x8 trailer? I throught maybe if you faced them different directions they would fit? Any ideas? I want a smaller trailer cuz I have a smaller SUV, and I like 5x8's cuz they can fit into the garage, but I want to be able to put in 2 bikes.

Can anyone tell me if it can be done?

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WOW! it's gonna buy a tight fit if they fit at all. buy a 6x10 instead.




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I can barely fit two dirtbikes in my 5x9

it would be extremely tight with two full size bikes, but you could probably do it if you set up the wheel chocks just right
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If i were an open trailer yes you could do it, but enclosed will be a nightmare.




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I have a 5x8
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I have a 5x8
forget about it

I curse like a sailor trying to get a 125 and an 80 dirtbike in it
You need a trailer like mine.

hell next time we go dirtbikeing, bring your check book maybe you ll go home with it




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You can fit 2 bikes in a 5X8 easily. Also you can get some gear in there. I have done it. Don't guve out bad ifo if you have never tried it.
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You can fit 2 bikes in a 5X8 easily. Also you can get some gear in there. I have done it. Don't guve out bad ifo if you have never tried it.
I didnt give out bad info. sure you could probably put 3 in if you put one upside downa nd backwards.
Theres also VERY little room to pull straps-everything is almost straight down
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Check out this thread. All the info you need.

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G2G I'd rep you again but it won't let me. Where do you get these strapless wheel chocks?

90% of the time I'd only take my bike, so I'd love a configuration that I could have my chock in the middle, but when I have a buddy along we can move them to each far side and get two bikes in there. As long as the two bikes fit I'm not worried about the gear. I can put that in the back of the SUV or in a roof mounted Thule gearbox.

6x12 trailer is too big for my SUV as well. I have a small ute that can only tow 3500 lbs max. With 2 bikes that puts me at 1000 pounds roughly so I only have about 2500 lbs left for gear and crap.

I know what you guys are saying and yes if I did straps it probably would be impossible. I didn't give enough info.

Thanks for your help.

Now where do I find these stands? Will those pitbull rear trailer harness things work? Just need to buy a front one then?

I'm not worried about price of the stands either. I'll buy the best, but I don't want to buy a new SUV and have to keep a trailer outside my house just to be able to take a second bike along once in awhile. I plan on putting the trailer in the garage once in awhile.
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I can't see that picture on that site either of the 2 bikes inside can someone post it on here?
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yes Pitbull sells them also another company sells them. Drama on the board has bought them for his trailer. IMO the pitbull ones are the best out there period. You don't have to lift the bike you just roll up on them. I will find a link for you.
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Thanks!

So that's in huh? Just that single thing, or is it best to also put in a front wheel chock just the slide in type like this?

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...eel-Chock.aspx

I figure what happens if you get into a front collision if the front wheel chock is on there it will help take some of the load so it won't all be on that rear and hopefully keep the bike from moving.
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If i where you I would get the pit bull strapless stand and for the front just to keep the front wheel from moving i would toss a piece of 2X4 on each side of the tire. Just so it does not move around. If yo have the money get the wheel chock but remember you are limited on the room you have front to back so make sure you plan that out. If you are not going to make it fit meaning the whole set up wheel chock bike and strapless stand doesn't fit from front to back eliminate the front stand and use the 2X4 meathod. Once you but that pit bull strapless stand you will not need to use tiedowns.
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If i where you I would get the pit bull strapless stand and for the front just to keep the front wheel from moving i would toss a piece of 2X4 on each side of the tire. Just so it does not move around. If yo have the money get the wheel chock but remember you are limited on the room you have front to back so make sure you plan that out. If you are not going to make it fit meaning the whole set up wheel chock bike and strapless stand doesn't fit from front to back eliminate the front stand and use the 2X4 meathod. Once you but that pit bull strapless stand you will not need to use tiedowns.
Pitbull doesn't currently make a restraint for an 03 gixxer 600 so I have to wait to see if they will make one. I emailed them and they emailed me back. They need the dimensions of the bikes rear axle. I'm sure there are plenty of other people wanting this same thing so once spring hits I'll be able to hit them up again after I get the trailer. At least now I know it's possible to get the two bikes in there.

Thanks everyone and especially G2G I appreciate the help.

I'll keep my fingers crossed I guess.

I found another company that makes them though for the gix. I think they were making these before pitbull started making them. This is perfect. Thanks 5x8 trailer ftw!

http://www.ststands.com/main.cfm

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You can fit 2 bikes in a 5X8 easily. Also you can get some gear in there. I have done it. Don't guve out bad ifo if you have never tried it.
No problem.

I've put 2 bikes and TONS of gear in a Dakota pickup.

The problem is getting any angle with the tie downs to hold the bikes in place. If you have chocks or use stands, it works better.

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With the pitbull trailer restraints it wouldn't be a problem. They are a great investment! I highly recommend them. Call and ask if they have a model that will fit your bike, don't just go by what is said on the web page. When I got mine it wasn't listed on it's web page.

It is a little pricey, but it's a pitbull so it will last you forever and the resale value is always good.

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With the pitbull trailer restraints it wouldn't be a problem. They are a great investment! I highly recommend them. Call and ask if they have a model that will fit your bike, don't just go by what is said on the web page. When I got mine it wasn't listed on it's web page.

It is a little pricey, but it's a pitbull so it will last you forever and the resale value is always good.
Yup, Drama's pitbull restraint is worth more than his trailer.




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Yup, Drama's pitbull restraint is worth more than his trailer.
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lol that is funny guys. I'll check out the pitbulls as well as the st stands. Pricing seems to be the same for either. I emailed pitbull but the man wants measurements and the bike's in storage. We'll see what happens by the time spring hits and I've got the bike out and the trailer and all. I'll pick up those stands and forget about straps altogether. It will save tons of room even when I only have one bike in my trailer.
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i fit 2 bikes in my cheap harbor freight 4x8 trailer and $20 wheel chocks and still had room for a tool box to hold my spare tire trailer jack and waters
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