Scooter trailers

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  1. HEARSEMAN

    HEARSEMAN Read Only Funster

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    Hi, my first thread as new member ! Just had towbar fitted to MH, now the trailer for my scooter,but which one ? I visited easy-lifter at Loughborough last week, impressive,expensive, but so many different stories on forums. Help what should i go for.
     
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    There was a mega disaster of a bike trailer on here a few weeks ago, if you pick a name do a search on here just in case. However the firm had called in the receivers.
     
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    Hi and welcome.

    I am going through the same process, complicated by my scooter having three wheels and being 260kg.

    Looked at second hand 2 bike trailers on ebay from around £300 up to transverse trailers at £1000+. On balance I prefer the transverse type as they take up much less room on site and at home, but not sure I want to spend that much.

    Another option I have looked at is a conventional box trailer with a rear drop down so you at least have a conventional trailer to use for going to tip etc.

    Decisions, decisions......

    Steve
     
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    Hi and welcome can't help with trailer though.
    Steve how are you enjoying the bike
     
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    I used an early easylifter to carry a 225kg Kawasaki Versys on the back of an RV for years and carried the bike at least 20'000 miles with no problems at all great bit of kit. It even got smashed into ferry ramps on several occasions but never failed although occasionally had to be hammered straight.

    I also have one of the new type easylifters with 2 swivel wheels for easy reversing but have only used it once but worked perfectly. I changed the RV to a C class so could'nt carry the Kawasaki so bought the new type easylifter. However I did'nt keep that RV long 7mpg:cry::cry:.

    Now have a Hymer tagaxle which carries the Kawasaki on board in the garage so have'nt used the easylifter since.
     
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    Enjoying it Gerry, only done 250 local miles so far. A bit of a learning curve having never ridden anything without pedals before.

    Stalled on me today for the first time, not sure why, started again without a problem so need to keep an eye on that. Nice bit of kit.

    Steve
     
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    Scooter trailer

    Thanks guys for your advice, bike trailer nightmare ! Don,t want to waste hard earned money on wrong kit. I,m sold on transverse trailer and easilifter model ( thanks forestboy) but no rush till next year. Got a reversing camera on board, but transverse trailer would soon come round on me.:Doh:p.S chopped my 1998 showroom Honda Firestorm in for Honda PCX 125 scoot:cry:. But now :BigGrin: because i,m on the scoot every day as a commuter. thanks
     
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    I do not think these are available in the UK any more.

    I ended up buying a RoRo trailer adapted for my 3 wheels. Only used it once and seemed fine. Not taken it behind MH yet where I won`t be able to see or feel it, just have to hope it`s still there when we stop......:BigGrin:

    Steve
     
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    I bought mine secondhand you are probably right,would recommend you get a camera and screen I use mine all the time when towing gives me pice of mind and makes reversing easier I bought similiar to the link works great. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CAR-REAR-...4?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item1c299277a0 the one I bought is slightly different stays on all the time if you want
     
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    I have a reversing camera but it only works when in reverse, could take a peek when at traffic lights etc but whoever is behind wouldn`t be too impressed.
     
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    Just bought a Phoenix "big bike" trailer. Good bit of kit and easy to load your scoot as it has a wide ramp and a solid floor. It is long though at 13 feet or thereabouts. Single axle and payload of 500kg. Google Phoenix Trailers.
     
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    Yes, looked at those and they are only about 35 miles from me, decided on the RoRo as it can be tipped on its side and taken apart in about 20 mins for storage.
     
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    Hi i have had the same dilemma about a bike trailer. I put a deposit down on the trailer that Hilldweller is on about and then they went bust:Doh: .Lost my deposit but that is another story. So got to thinking about a box Trailer,Whilst out on my travels the other day i went past the dealer where i bought my van from and called in for a coffee ,[only for a look] and somebody had part ex,d there van and a lovely little box trailer. So i ended up buying the trailer, nice thing with 2 side doors and a motor mover on it ramp on the back to load either Bandit or scooter or even both and still loads of room for my other stuff that i dont use:Laughing:.Moral of the story is if you got to tow a trailer why not get one that holds all your junk:Rofl1: P.S. i have got a motor mover for sale:Laughing:
     
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    I bought a general purpose trailer from Richardson Rice near York and had them make a solid removeable top for it, and fit a loading ramp instead of a tail gate.
    I can remove the solid, secure top and use it as a general purpose trailer, or leave the top on for the same thing.
    They also made me a removeable centre channel to run my bike into, with a front wheel hoop for support.
    The top was made to the dimensions that I gave so the bike is a snug fit. I still have loads of room for "stuff" when the bike is in.
    It's amazing how many "mates" want to borrow it just to take a few things to the tip/move some furniture/collect some wood from B&Q. :BigGrin:

    www.richardsonrice.co.uk
     

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