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Just got one from DGY. It's a two-place trailer. I needed something for short hauls and was easy to store. Has anyone managed to mount any sort of storage box to one? If so, any pictures? Thansk all!

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http://kendonusa.com/04dual.htm

Kendon makes one for it. I've seen them in person, looks very good. Don't have any pics though.

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Didn't know that. Thanks for the link.

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Just remember that the storage box is for light stuff only.
You don't want to excede 110 lbs toungue weight, and the kendon has a short tongue, so anything you put in there is almost direct weight.

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Just remember that the storage box is for light stuff only.
You don't want to excede 110 lbs toungue weight, and the kendon has a short tongue, so anything you put in there is almost direct weight.
It's mainly just the straps that I will use to hold down the bikes when transporting. Should be ok. Thanks for the heads-up.

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Just remember that the storage box is for light stuff only.
You don't want to excede 110 lbs toungue weight, and the kendon has a short tongue, so anything you put in there is almost direct weight.
wait... the trailer is only good to 110lbs tongue?

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How does a trailer have a tongue weight rating when its tongue is what produces the load and corresponding rating on a receiver of the tow vehicle?
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How does a trailer have a tongue weight rating when its tongue is what produces the load and corresponding rating on a receiver of the tow vehicle?
thats what i was wondering since there was no vehicle spec'd above that I saw. I would assume that a trailer could have a tongue rating as that beam can only hold so much

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wait... the trailer is only good to 110lbs tongue?

No, what you should be doing is have a tongue weight of the greater of 10% of trailer w/ cargo, or 110 lbs.

Running too little trailer weight causes the back end of the car to bounce, too much causes you to drag the tail.

Generally, ideal tongue weight is at least 110, and you should move the cargo forward or backward to accomplish this.

Also depends a lot on tow vehicle and receiver rating, but this is just a general recommendation.

Also a good idea to make sure the trailer is level when attached.

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I will probably be picking this used one up at the end of the week. Not sure yet. Tongue box included.
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I will probably be picking this used one up at the end of the week. Not sure yet. Tongue box included.
I'm jealous....will your bike fit with the box attached?

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Ya... quick measurements find 2 bikes will fit. That is the only reason I am looking at it. For the price I might be getting this for, I can remove the box and still be happy with the purchase.
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Ya... quick measurements find 2 bikes will fit. That is the only reason I am looking at it. For the price I might be getting this for, I can remove the box and still be happy with the purchase.
whats wrong with the toy hauler you have now?

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whats wrong with the toy hauler you have now?
Amby is workin fine. Not too many people in the southwest suburbs can offer rides to the track for those who do not want to ride or do not have a trailer. I figure my beast can pull 2 more bikes and not even know the trailer is back there. This way, three people can save on gas.

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Ahhh i understand now.. very thoughtful

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what kind of trailer is that dean?
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