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Old 11-16-2011, 04:12 PM   #1
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Swivel wheel trailer

Does anyone have experience using one of these Swivel Wheel Trailers that will not Jack Knife for Motorcycles ATVs Scooters behind there toad? I'm looking at a Triumph Bonneville MC with a sidecar to drag behind my Grand Cherokee and Discovery. Any thoughts? It seems less problematic to store at our site.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:36 PM   #2
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Wow! A lot of money for not much trailer. I guess whatever flicks your Bick.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:53 PM   #3
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Wow! A lot of money for not much trailer. I guess whatever flicks your Bick.
It's a minimum $5G for an open trailer to carry the bike and GC, plus you have to store the trailer. Looking for options, do you have any?
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Take a look at www.doublehitch.com . You do have to get the parts and build it your self. I did and it is awsome.
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A friend had a single swivel behind a 5er. He bought it to be able to take his Gold Wing with him. His report was that it just felt too heavy behind the 5er and seemd to want to make the 5er fishtail. His latest thoughts are that a double wheel swivel would be a better choice for hauling something as heavy as his GoldWing. Hope this helps.
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Take a look at www.doublehitch.com . You do have to get the parts and build it your self. I did and it is awsome.
Thanks, I have a friend with a welding shop I'll see what he says.
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Have you considered these?

Stand-Up Motorcycle Trailers - Folding Motorcycle Trailer, Dirt Bike and Utility Trailers
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My friend full times and has one mounted behind his 36' 5th wheel and carries his ATV on it. It has 2 recievers and a single wheel and he has put over 12 K miles on it with no problem. He does carrie a spare tire for it just in case.
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Does anyone know if this is considered a trailer for triple tow purposes? Anyone know of a MH towing a toad with this attached?
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Bilt it yourself and save a lot of $$

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Take a look at www.doublehitch.com . You do have to get the parts and build it your self. I did and it is awsome.
That is the way to go. I'm getting mine built now. I'm making it 8' wide by 5' long with 2 wheels to haul my Harley and a gen in a alum. toolbox up front. It will be a lowboy type frame so getting the bike on and off will be easy. My total cost will be around $1,800 and it will be built like a tank.

I will post pics when I pick it up. Got the parts from doublehitch and Northern Tools. Top quality and real heavy duty.

If you want to tow a car and the bike take a good quality tow dolly and add 3' to the front of it for the bike. Pretty simple set up.
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Does anyone know if this is considered a trailer for triple tow purposes? Anyone know of a MH towing a toad with this attached?
On another thread someone reported that in OR it was considered a trailer and was illegal if you lived there, and legal if it was legal in your home state. But that's wrong, if it's illegal in the state you're in (not from) it's illegal. There's no reciprocity on equipment like there is on drivers licenses. You have to be legal in the state you're in.
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I called the Fl DMV and after talking to a few people was told if it bolts on to the frame, doesn't turn or sway like a ball hook up it's considered a frame extension. If it sticks out more than 4' from the main unit it needs lights and chains and must be registered as a trailer but it's not considered double towing.
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