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How do you guys get your bike to the track. I am considering putting a tow hitch on my wife's suv and buying a trailer or buying a cheap pickup truck that I would also use for winter driving (my current car is a difficult drive in the snow, even with snow tires). If trailer, which would you recommend.

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I trailer my bike to the track. (behind my pick up )

You can store things in the trailer....You can lock the bike up at night...You can change in the trailer.....I sleep in mine. Flat screen...Season 1 of deadwood and a coffie maker with a large generator. Good to go.

.......Put non- skid strips on the trailer ramp. Ramps get very slippery in the wet.

There are 5,000 trailer makers. Get one with head room.
here's a pic of mine.

http://mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1097
 

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Ytak said:
I trailer my bike to the track. (behind my pick up )

You can store things in the trailer....You can lock the bike up at night...You can change in the trailer.....I sleep in mine. Flat screen...Season 1 of deadwood and a coffie maker with a large generator. Good to go.

.......Put non- skid strips on the trailer ramp. Ramps get very slippery in the wet.

There are 5,000 trailer makers. Get one with head room.
here's a pic of mine.

http://mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1097

WOW!!!
I was thinking more like a single/double bike trailer. But that thing is incredible.
 

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Wow!!! I was with annucci on that..... was thinking one of those folding trailers from Home Depot!!!! LOL!!

But yours is way better....nice!

Big Tex are good quality trailers!!!!

http://www.bigtextrailers.com/
 

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Ytak, like I said in the other link, incredible rig you have there... :guitarist :drummer: :guitarist I would love to have one like it but I don't have the extra money for it and the room to park a big unit like that, also no pickup truck to tow it, only a Honda minivan, so here are some links I have found for myself, hopefully it would be useful for you Anucci...

http://www.gc-carriers.com/

http://www.joehauler.com/

http://www.motorcyclecarrier.net/

http://www.ourlocalguide.com/motorcyclecarrier/

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-trailer/

http://www.mototote.com/default.aspx?ProductID=44
 

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Thanks. We go to a couple of race weekends per month. All the tracks these days have showers. I paid 10k for that trailer. It has Air and we bring along a space heater for the cold ones. Hotels were really adding up. I figured this thing has almost paid for itself in the past two years.

Another thing to think about. If your going to get a trailer, get one with the duel tires on each side. We have had several blowouts over the years, It would have been a real handful without the duel axel.
 

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trailer is nice. and the way to go if you have the money and the space.

but for my value, i have a pickup. it's useful beyond just a bike hauler. i do lots of home improvement projects and the truck is indispensable in that regard.

and then there is this:
in CA - if you haul a trailer, your speed limit is 55mph!
just about everyone i know who has a trailer has gotten a ticket

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That's an awesome trailer for sure, Ytak but not everyone can get one of those (or need one of those). :bawling:

As for the old pickup / single (or double) trailer question i guess it depends on how much do you plan to use it.

If you plan to use it a lot and need lots of space i guess the pickup may be a better option.
If you plan to use it on occasion, like doing a handfull of track days a year and you don't need to cary that much equipment around with you (i guess this is the use most of us do), i say go with the trailer as it's easyer to store and don't have the running costs (insurance, maintainance, tax, etc....) of a pickup.
 

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I love my pickup also. After having a PU truck. Its very hard to think about buying anything else. I mean...whats the point? :)
 

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altoon said:
and then there is this:
in CA - if you haul a trailer, your speed limit is 55mph!
just about everyone i know who has a trailer has gotten a ticket

alex
Yep, that was the main reason I got rid of my trailer. The cop let me off from speeding but wrote me up for not being over in the right hand lane with the tractor trailers. At first I missed the extra room of the trailer, but I bought one of the Ready Ramps that double as a ramp and a bed extender and now I seem to have plenty of room. The truck is a little high which makes it tougher to load the bike, but I also feel it is a lot more secure up there than down on an open trailer. Like everything, there are tradeoffs but I love my truck almost as much as my MV :love:
 

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JamesC said:
Kendon trailer folds and is fairly high-ish quality:



Larger 20' holds more bikes or a car easily



That double bike trailer in the first picture looks perfect for my needs.
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Bike trailer

You may also want to give the following a try.
www.stingertrailer.com

I bought one and I love it. you can load and unload the bike without any help, It stores easily when folded, hauls without any problems at 75-80 MPH behind my Cayenne, and it is actually small enough to fit in the cargo area of the SUV (SAV as Porsche calls it).

Good luck with your search! :)
 

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Thanks for all the help guys. I am going with either the kendell or the stinger. I am going to attach a tow hitch to my wife's LR3.
 

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anucci said:
Thanks for all the help guys. I am going with either the kendell or the stinger. I am going to attach a tow hitch to my wife's LR3.
Once you have a hitch, there is no telling what you will eventually hook up to it.....
since it is an add on, make sure that you go ahead and make sure your wiring harness will support trailer brakes (7 pin, then you use a converter to either 5 or 4 pin) and add a transmission cooler too.
anything beyond a small trailer with two bikes will need trailer brakes if you want any real level of safety.
And since its your wifes suv, throw on a brush guard and winch for good measure...she will appreciate that.
 

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anucci said:
Thanks for all the help guys. I am going with either the kendell or the stinger. I am going to attach a tow hitch to my wife's LR3.
Check out Baxley's trailer as well. Much easier to load than the kendell though it doesn't fold. The kendell's weakest point, if it has one, is it's load ramp. Not the most stable but fine if the trailer is level and you take your time.

http://www.baxleycompanies.com/GT2000.html
 
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