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Old 12-30-2012, 08:07 AM   #15
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If you want to see what you can haul inside a stock Lil Snoozy, go to this thread, and then click on the blog there is an interior picture where it is loaded for a long trip, 2 bikes and exercise equipment!!
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:30 AM   #16
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Thanks all for the replies. I appreciate it.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:10 AM   #17
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Welcome to the club. I know that Lil Snoozy mentions that they have a toy hauler version, but I have not seen any pictures nor have I yet spoken with them about this layout. I would like to take along a Honda Goldwing after we retire, and this is they way I was leaning, as we do a lot of off-roading with our wrangler, and did not want to change over to a pick-up truck as a TV. I was thinking that if a shower curtain were used in place of the hard wall, then a motorcycle would have enough room to enter the trailer and be secured.
Just a thought.

A Goldwing weights 850 pounds the axle won't handle it.
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not only that, your tongue weight would be -0
almost better to get a 8x14 cargo van and convert inside for camping- the bike is about 8' long if I recall my motorcycle trailer days. doubt a 4 cyl jeep wrangler can pull that also, maybe a Liberty or bigger Cherokee models.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:07 PM   #19
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The problem with this set up is (1) you will need a hitch extender that will reduce your hitch capacity. In addition (2)Remember you only have a 500# capacity back there, with a 400# bike only leaves 100# for the tongue weight
Dual sport bikes of the size described by the O.P. don't weigh 400 pounds, which weight would grossly exceed the carrying capacity of the carrier posted anyway.

We've used this setup more than once, and at least with our Trillium, no hitch extender is necessary. The regular ball mount inserted in the dual receiver works just fine, clearance-wise.

As for total weight, I believe I addressed that issue in my previous post by advising that around 500 pounds of capacity at the tug's hitch is required. The bike we carry is in the size range described by the O.P., and weighs less than 200 pounds...the whole shootin' match including the double receiver comes to less than 300 pounds when fully loaded.

There's a comfortable margin left for the <200 pound tongue weight of our Trillium, but of course a heavier trailer/tongue would need more capacity at the tug.

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Old 12-30-2012, 01:55 PM   #20
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I saved these photos from this forum many years ago but this would seem to be the ideal answer. I have a feint memory that these are mythical beats and that this may actually be a one-off. It's certainly highly modified.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:00 PM   #21
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Andrew, it's called a Trillium Sportsman. We have the info in the Document Center: Trillium Sportsman Brochure
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A member here recently bought one of those and has promised to post a reno thread...



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A member here recently bought one of those and has promised to post a reno thread...
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The owner was Ryan Parsons, he's being around fairly recently: Last Activity: 12-15-2012 01:09 PM. This is the post where he said he was the owner: Can anyone identify this trailer, sort of Trillium looking?
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:09 PM   #24
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I wonder if perhaps something like this would work better. Its not fiberglass, but it would work.

Little Guy Little Guy 6-Wide Sport Teardrop Camper Trailer

To get a fiberglass trailer to work, you may need heavy modification. Perhaps you could build a custom frame similar in shape to the "Little Guy" frame in the link above. You can put a higher capacity axle on your new frame to support the weight of both trailer and motorcycle.
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Interesting link, Derek! That concept is being used by bigger rigs, too...

Thing is:
I notice that the dry tongue weight of the "little guy" at the link is 150 pounds. A couple of d.s. bikes, a battery, and a propane tank would probably put it right back up in the 500 pound range. And you can't stand up in the trailer!

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A Goldwing weights 850 pounds the axle won't handle it.
We do build them custom for larger bikes like yours. I would need for you to tell us what all you wanted added or deleted on the interior so we can give you an accurate price. Also the width at the handle bars and the overlenght of the bike.

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Why not tow a teardrop with a Goldwing or Harley type motorcycle! I just saw one lugging down the highway the other day! I had to do a double take because the trailer was quite large.
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We do build them custom for larger bikes like yours. I would need for you to tell us what all you wanted added or deleted on the interior so we can give you an accurate price. Also the width at the handle bars and the overlenght of the bike.

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Gotta love a manufacturer of an all molded towable that WANTS to work with a buyer to create a trailer that works!
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