Strange Trailer

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  1. Nik

    Nik Funster

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    Whilst in France a couple of weeks ago I saw attached to the rear of a motorhome what I can only describe as a wheeled platform with a motor bike mounted width wise thereon.

    It didn't look like there was a pivot or towball and I assume it was fixed directly to the towbar/chassis, I can only think that there were two points of attachment, with vertical movement, then there was a short length of 'platform' with two road wheels underneath at the rear.

    Didn't have the opportunity to stop and have a good look but it looked interesting.
    Any ideas please.
    Best regards
    Nik
     
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    Flamenca Funster Life Member

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    I seem to recall seeing an advert for these a couple of years ago. Were the wheels rather like castors and swivel?
     
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    I have one, it's a easy lifter Hydratrail, rigid mount with 2 wheels that castor when you reverse, so no need for opposite lock like a trailer, 250kg capacity so you can carry a big bike, they are made in Loughborough and cost £1200, there is a French version, it's 3000 euro
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    One of these I expect... lot of them on the continent..(y)

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  5. Nik

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    Good question Flamenca.
    Logically I would think there should be some sort of passive steering but unfortunately I whizzed past and only had time for a quick glance.
     
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    That could be it Old Mo. Thanks
    Wonder if you can get one big enough for a smart car?
     
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    Just had a look at their site..very interesting, thanks markh and all.
     
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    The one on the back of the RV fits by two tow balls this makes it totally rigid and steers on the castors., much stronger than the Hyratrail.
    But you do need to get the bike on board to start with!
    I have not been able to find the manufacturer for them so have bought a covered single axle Phoenix trailer 1100kg plate, to carry my Goldwing.
    Cost £900.00 flea bay.
     
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    surely if they are rigid they are no longer a trailer and you could be classed as having too much overhang behind the rear wheels
     
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    They're still a trailer. The weight is shared between the trailer wheels and the hitch(es).
     
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    The hydra trailer looks fantastic and on their site it say 85% of the weight is borne by the trailer so I imagine the 'overhang element' is minimised. Mental note to self - look into buying one in the near future. Bit of a no-brainer really; £1200 on the trailer and £1200 on a 125 scooter = local freedom for around two and a half grand . If you YouTube it the video is impressive regarding setting it up and the handling during driving. Particularly like the reversing - it doesn't do ther ****ing annoying jackknife thing i can never get my head around.

    Paul
     
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    The YouTube video is accurate, It really is that easy to set up Paul, I put a BMW800GT on mine, with a wee scooter it'd be even easier
     
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