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Old 04-16-2011, 05:37 PM   #15
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I guess on a trailer site I should have guessed that the overwhelming sentiment would be pro trailer. What can I say? I won't compromise my safety by pulling one. Maybe invoke brand loyalty and note that all pro trailer messages involve Hondas- Gold wings no less. If you must please be careful and watch out for the draft behind big trucks and what ever you do don't let a trailer wheel slip off the pavement in a corner. I can pack a tent, sleeping bag, air mattress, collapsible cooler and cook kit w/ single burner stove and clothes etc. w/ out a trailer. What more do you need?
I think that you already compromise your safety by riding a motorcycle, so I don't know that that argument holds much water.
After 30 years of motorcycling & yes we did the 2 up touring, camping thing, we feel we need a good nights sleep which for me doesn't happen on a pad on the ground & to have more than a can of chili or beans every night, cooking on a one burner stove. We travel in all kinds of weather, not just in the warm summer & that entails rain gear, a bit larger tent for all your wet things at night, a lantern, 2 burner stove, COFFEE POT (the single most important item) etc... good luck getting all that on even a Gold wing!
Sorry you feel that it's unsafe but if we only did things that were guaranteed safe you would never step out of your house. Pulling a trailer has allowed us to travel across the US & Canada in relative comfort & we have never felt unsafe in cornering, nor do we allow ourselves to follow trucks close enough to back draft.
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:31 PM   #16
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You could always get one of those bassakwards Can Am trikes.
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I guess on a trailer site I should have guessed that the overwhelming sentiment would be pro trailer. What can I say? I won't compromise my safety by pulling one. Maybe invoke brand loyalty and note that all pro trailer messages involve Hondas- Gold wings no less. If you must please be careful and watch out for the draft behind big trucks and what ever you do don't let a trailer wheel slip off the pavement in a corner. I can pack a tent, sleeping bag, air mattress, collapsible cooler and cook kit w/ single burner stove and clothes etc. w/ out a trailer. What more do you need?
I'm leaning against pulling a trailer on the Harley. And yeah, many of the pro-towing are Goldwings which is basically a car with two wheels. You can go 100,000 miles on a bike with no issues, but it only takes one to change your life. Now I'm looking into how I can have a platform fabricated and welded to the frame of my 5th Wheel and just carry the bike along. Nevertheless, I really do appreciate everyone's input on this...
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:07 PM   #18
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Hi Dave

Maybe you made up your mind too soon...
This belongs to new member "Dennis In Texas", According to his Avatar

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Hi Dave

Maybe you made up your mind too soon...
This belongs to new member "Dennis In Texas", According to his Avatar

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BaaHaahhaahahhaahhaa. I love it !!! Maybe if I were just 40 years younger :-)
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Hello again, Dave

I did inquire of Dennis in Texas re. details, especially as to whether or not it came with the one-Texan-horsepower propulsion system as pictured.
I haven't heard back, as yet.
If it does come so equipped, maybe you and your motorcycle could just ride along inside...
You did entitle this thread "Motorcycle-towing VEHICLE", after all. And here it is!
It does look as if it's practically got your name- well, at least your screen name- on it.
Given your apparent interest in 5th wheel technology, I mean.
I think you'd have to look a l-o-o-o-ng time to find a better example of placing "the payload" as nicely between the axles...

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Old 05-15-2011, 12:30 AM   #21
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My 2 cents, ........

We used to tow a cargo trailer on our trips from Kentucky to Arizona to visit friends and family, and camp at Grand Canyon.

Clothes, tent, Chairs, stove and other camping gear, including a loaded cooler.

Always good trips, .... no problems.

Ya just must remember you're towing a trailer and drive accordingly.
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:45 AM   #22
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Had you considered something like this? Not sure if anyone else suggested these types of pop ups. Didn't see where if so, but having seen these in person I would recommend them. Hard to find pictures of what I was looking for, but just google and you will find several manufactures, prices seem fair on most I saw.


When Dh and I owned a Big Rig park we had some guest come in both towing these or similar, sorry don't have a pic of their set up. (they traveled together a lot, cause theirs zipped together making a huge tent.) But found a pic that kinda show's a motorcycle pop up. Worth looking into, super cool and at least your off the ground.
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:01 PM   #25
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Hi Folks -

I already have a travel trailer, but love to travel on my Harley Davidson. With these molded fiberglass trailers getting lighter every generation, I'm wondering if anyone on here might be able to recommend a manufacturer that is making a good quality unit that can safely be towed with a 1450cc Harley-Davidson Wide Glide.

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I don't do motorcycles but I have a friend with a Voyager conversion.
Ya think this would be the thing for towing? It is removable with just a couple of bolts....
http://www.mtcvoyager.com/images/sto...chure_2010.pdf
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If you are a member of the CasitaClub, check out this topic, complete with pictures!!
Hauling a Harley Behind my Casita Casitoy Hauler
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