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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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Trailer thoughts...

Ive been lurking around various trailer websites and was wondering if anyone has any experience with Triton or Aluma trailers? Im looking for an open utility trailer that is light, easy to move, and will fit in a garage.

Aluminum would nice, but not a necessity. Id like to keep it under $1500, closer to $1000 actually.

I need to fit anything from a full sized Harley, to a couple sportbikes, large appliances, maybe even a half dozen yards of mulch.

I like these 2 Tritons...
http://www.tritontrailers.com/models1.asp?ModelID=42
http://www.tritontrailers.com/models1.asp?ModelID=46

Anyone use the tilting feature on a motorcycle? Is there clearance?

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http://www.alumaklm.com/sections/pro...uct_category=5
http://www.alumaklm.com/sections/pro...uct_category=5
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Don't get the tilting ones if you can avoid it. They can be a real pain in the ass. Once when unloading the bike it tilted sooner than I thought. They can tilt pretty quick. So I lost my balance and over the bike went. If the deck is wet at all just forget it. It't like a slip and slide.

The ones with the built in ramps look nice.

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The aluma trailers are very nice. I am looking at one of those as well. they are about 1500 bucks for a 5x8 if I remember correctly. marlenes uncle has one and carry's two snowmobiles on it, or his two harleys.




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Hmmm...intersting about the tilt Jon...thanks.

That built in ramp does look nice, but that just looks like it is not very aerodynamic even with the slots.
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Actually the trialer is soo light that the aerodynamics of the ramp help hold it on the ground when empty, and help it tow straighter with less sway.

Also the ramp can be flatend out or taken off just by pulling the clips out. Marlene's uncle does this so he can store it under his deck in the back yard. the ramp is soo much easier for loading, the tilt trailers are a major pain in the ass.




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I bought mine for 800 bucks brand new. It has full size truck 15" rims/tires on it and a steel frame. The thing tilts but I never use it, usually just use the ramp. Holds 3 sportbikes but I have it set up for 2. You can do better than 1500 bucks if you shop around a little more.

I bought mine at Johnson's Greenhouse in Peotone Il. 708-258-3244. Ask for Bob, he sells the trailers.

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Too much of a PITA moving crap around...it was nice though.

No room for it at the new place.
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Thanks Nick...Ill check them out.
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