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  1. lonsdale

    lonsdale Read Only Funster

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    Can anyone tell me if there are any problems in towing a bike trailer with a motor home please.
     
  2. highwayman

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    Only that you won't be able to see-it and if you have to reverse it'll whip round damn quick.
    We towed ours to barcelona and apart from the extra £100 on the ferry :Angry: no problems whatsoever :thumb:



    cheers.....nige
     
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    bobandjanie Funster Life Member

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    Hi, we tow a Smart on a trailer no problem, :BigGrin: what problem are you looking for ?

    The biggest problem we have is when they want to charge extra for the car.:Wink::Rofl1::Rofl1: Bob.
     
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    legally, no problems at all.

    practicality, it'll drive you nuts reversing.

    short and relatively narrow trailers are the hardest to reverse....they soon appear in your door morror and they are even quicker at hitting the rear corner of the van.

    i could reverse my 14ft twin axle Ifor Williams trailer all day long but the little 6ft bike trailer is a real ba**ard, even behind the car. :Sad:
     
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    The old story if you can't see it theres a dam good chance you can't reverse it.

    All the best Rick.
     
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    If you can see it in your reversing camera you have a chance of reversing it, though it will still be difficult.
     
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    A friend of mine allowed me to try out towing a bike trailer and it was ok but I wouldn't like to try reversing.

    Still trying to work out why they removed their bike off the trailer before letting me have a go....:RollEyes:

    Joy
     
  8. dotsontour

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    take a look at this
    you tube de la bi jockey looks ok
     
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    damn sight easier than reversing a regular bike trailer but i dont have much faith in those wheelbarrow wheels and tyres :Laughing:
     
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    I have seen twin axle bike trailers, which would be more stable at speed, and safer for the load if you get a puncture. These may be worth looking at. A reverse camera would help aid reversing, once you get used to it.
     
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    Why should there be? What is the difference between a bike trailer and any other type of trailer? Apart from it being more difficult to see when reversing with it being narrower than a conventional trailer.
     
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