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Old 11-07-2018, 12:10 AM   #1
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Pulling with a motorcycle.

I have seen several pop-up type trailers that can be pulled with a motorcycle. Are there any FG trailers that can be pulled by a bike since they are so lightweight? We are planning a trip to Alaska in 2020 and would prefer hard walls if available.
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What's the tow and tongue weight capacity of your motorcycle? Just because it's fiberglass does not mean it is lightweight.
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We just had this conversation. Short answer is probably not. The lightest molded fiberglass trailers with stand-up headroom weigh in around 1300# loaded for travel. There is a 600# (dry) fiberglass teardrop, the myPod. Road weight is probably around 750#.

Here's the recent thread. It has some good, detailed answers from folks with extensive motorcycle experience.

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Old 11-07-2018, 07:19 AM   #4
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I have seen several pop-up type trailers that can be pulled with a motorcycle. Are there any FG trailers that can be pulled by a bike since they are so lightweight? We are planning a trip to Alaska in 2020 and would prefer hard walls if available.
Well if you go teardrop, you might be OK. Really depends on the motorcycle. I wouldn't do it. But others do.

Techincally, the Bunkhouse popup motorcycle camper would qualify as a fiberglass trailer as the main tub is fiberglass. No hard walls.

I pulled a Bunkhouse with my Goldwing GL1800, one of the biggest and heaviest motorcycles out there. Towing it was a chore, stopping took a long time, handling was not very good.

When I took my motorcycle to Alaska, I pulled my Escapade (small, light, narrow, motorcycle cargo trailer). No way I would have taken the Bunkhouse that far. I got where I hated towing the Bunkhouse trailer.

Most motorcycle trailers do not have brakes. In an emergency situation they can be scary. Realize you are pulling with a two wheel vehicle that has inherent stability issues, and pulling a trailer makes it much worse. The push you get pulling a motorcycle trailer downhill can be unnerving.



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http://californiasidecar.com/index.p...kes/show/elite


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https://www.bunkhousecamper.com
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Did I miss the size of the motorcycle?
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Old 11-07-2018, 01:57 PM   #6
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No need to go further. At this point, I will just defer to the shared link so we don't rehash how not to tow the Titanic with a scooter. The MyPod and Helio both are along what I was thinking. Thanks for the link.
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Saw a small pop-up two person sleeper this past summer towed by a Gold Wing. Driver told me it had electric brakes. California plates. Headed for the Stampede, then Alaska. Can't recall the name.
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