Box Trailers

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  1. Autoquest

    Autoquest Read Only Funster

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    I am interested in getting a box trailer with a ramp to carry my motorbike around - I thought it might be useful for other storage as well, chairs, water, etc

    Does anyone use one? Is it a worthwhile proposition or are they just too expensive to justify?
     
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    Excellent idea, I tow 2 bikes around on a bike trailer but would have a box trailer tommorow if I could afford it. Keeps the bikes from view , keeps them clean, can,t fall off, store your bike gear ect in the trailer and you have a trailer to use for general use . Go for it .
     
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    Box trailer


    Best thing i have bought used for our Vespa 125, 2 pushbikes inflatable sailing dinghy with folding launching trolley we have trailed it all over Europe no problems better than the scooter rack we used for the Vespa for a while
     
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    also better for the camper as a rack can /almost loads the back axle over its limits. usefull for bringing a bit of quality life back from abroad in bottles n cartons. lol.
     
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    Our friends took a box trailer, which housed a brand new Triumph, plus other things with them to Portugal/Spain in February. Coming back through France their 'A' frame broke, they rang their breakdown insurance and found that they were not covered as the trailer was not of a recognised manufacture and was worth less than £1,000.00, so were told by the insurance company to dump it, but what would they have done with their brand new motorbike???. Still can't understand why they spent over £42,000 on a brand new campervan and towed a heap of a trailer. So it's just a word of warning, make sure you buy one that is manufactured professionally and not forgetting that it must have a 50mm ball as well.

    By the way, they got the trailer to a campsite and repaired the 'A' frame with some angle and bolts.

    Since their return, unfortunately, he wrote off his brand new Triumph.

    Nigel and Pamala
     
  6. Autoquest

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    Thanks for the replies - Much as I thought. They are horrendously expensive though!

    It would be perfect for my small van as my rear axle load is all too easily reached and the twin axle trailers would more than compensate for that.

    We shall see.... Best get the motorbike first, my new Burgman 650 should arrive next week:BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    I looked into buying a box trailer but was put off by the price of anything decent new and the secondhand price for junk on Ebay is ridiculous.

    Ended up buying a really good m/bike trailer instead, also much easier to push around than a box trailer, for extra space consider a roof storage box.
     
  8. TheTwoOfUs

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    We use an Excalibur trailer which will take our Goldwing or BMW outfit. It could also take two sports bikes or a trike. In theory it will also take a Smart car, but you have to have a cabriolet and climb out through the roof.
    Excalibur are a US trailer made under license in Germany on an Alko chassis. I fitted an electric mover to mine as they are VERY difficult to move when loaded, especially on some of the tight continental sites.
     
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    If I've done it right, there should be a photo of our setup on here.
    I pay extra to have the trailer insured. I think it's about £45 with SAGA. When towing a bike on a trailer, you also need to check with your insurer(s) as to whether or not your bike's covered in the event of an accident or theft. Not all companies will cover you.
     
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  10. Autoquest

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    Looks good.... Where did you get it from?
     
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    I bought mine s/hand from a chap in England. I am now on my second one which is the S2 which takes 2 sports bikes. The one in the photo is the S1 single bike trailer.
    The only place I know where you can buy them new is Germany.
    Try excalibureurope.com
    But I warn you, they're not cheap!
     
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