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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-20-2014, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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What size enclosed trailer do you use?

I'm sick of standing around baking in the summer sun and heat. Tired of loading/unloading my bike on the hitch carrier. Done with loading and unloading gear in my truck every time I want to go ride. I'm ready to step up to an enclosed trailer. So what size are you guys using and what would you recommend?

I'm leaning towards a 6x10 or 6x12 single axle. Might consider a 7' wide but the extra foot in width usually jumps up the price. Most are 6' tall inside standard, but I would upgrade to 6'6" (I'm 6'1"). RV door would be nice for the 1 or 2 overnight trips per year but is it a must have?

So what would you get if you could do it again? What extra options are a must have?

Weight is not a real concern as my 7.3 PSD will pull anything. I would consider an all aluminum frame but mostly for corrosion, not so much for the weight. Aluminum also brings a premium price tag.

I'm flying solo now, but I plan to get my son into riding this season on his new 50cc. I'd be buying a trailer to grow in to it as he gets bigger.

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6x12 is a good size, mine has an arched roof for better headroom inside that is really nice, holds 3 full size dirtbikes no problem, and you can squeeze a 4th or 2 minis in as well, no regrets I love having the trailer, can load up a day or 2 before, can leave bikes in ther eif the garage is full, tows easy, go for it
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I have had a 6X12 V-nose and a 8X20. 6X12 is more practical. A trailer is nice but I was sick of seeing it in my driveway every day as it was an eye sore. I ended up just buying an E-250 extended van to be my race hauler.

If money was no object I would have the trailer prewired with electrical inside and out along with it insulated and a ramp door in the back with a v-nose and Aluiminum frame not steel. Bearing buddies installed also.
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Ya forgot to mention electrical. 2 switches and a fluorescent for sure. Would also like it wired for 110 with a couple of outlets. I'd consider getting a small generator for light duty electric power.

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Ya forgot to mention electrical. 2 switches and a fluorescent for sure. Would also like it wired for 110 with a couple of outlets. I'd consider getting a small generator for light duty electric power.
I did mention electrical.
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would never put fluorescent light in a trailer, you can get led's cheap these days, I got a bunch at IKEA and the strips are very small and unbreakable and don't use much power, you could run them off a small battery
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would never put fluorescent light in a trailer, you can get led's cheap these days, I got a bunch at IKEA and the strips are very small and unbreakable and don't use much power, you could run them off a small battery
Can they be run on 12v power from the tow vehicle?

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Ford e150.

Fuck a trailer. Destroys fuel mileage, and you have a giant eyesore sitting around 98% of the time.


Oh, and bitches love the van. Total panty dropper. I call mine The Stuffett Inn.
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Ford e150.

Fuck a trailer. Destroys fuel mileage, and you have a giant eyesore sitting around 98% of the time.


Oh, and bitches love the van. Total panty dropper. I call mine The Stuffett Inn.
Cargo van isnt a good option for me.

Costs more to buy, maintain, register, insure. Less room for seating than my suv. Less storage space. Harder to load and unload for one person.

I did consider a van or s-10 pickup but in the end im still leaning towards a trailer.

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Can they be run on 12v power from the tow vehicle?
you can order a 16 ft strip of LED's for 20 bucks that are water proof and put them where you want in the trailer from ebay and run them off 12v power easy and they put out far better even light then anything ikea sells.

if you go this route make to get the 5050 and not the 3535

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .

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I will have a 6 * 10 v nose Alum R & R trailer for sale soon as I do not use anymore...

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Can they be run on 12v power from the tow vehicle?
all day, for 30$ they come w 4 strips and a 110v transformer, to 12Vdc , so you would wire them up without the transformer
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not super bright but having light from multiple angles doesn't blind you and less shadows
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not super bright but having light from multiple angles doesn't blind you and less shadows
You trying to set the mood for ur pedo trailer???



Wiring up real lighting is worth the hassle, don't skimp out on it and its not that exspensive.
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