Trikes........

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    How many members tow a trike behind their M.Homes...

    And what system do you use... ?
     
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    Not towed it yet but have everything ready.

    Mine is a Piaggio MP3, but only a `Trike`(as in can`t fall over), when it`s standing still. Quirk in the law, means you can ride it on a car license, which is ideal for me.

    Steve
     
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  3. Peter & Elaine

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    lift frame for front wheel but does not steer though head stock just articulates though tow ball and just drag it along no problem

    should have it on for Newark weather permitting

    and in bits in garage Yamaha XJ1100 midnight maxim with relient back axel

    I will see if I can find some pics if I manage to home this weekend :thumb:
     
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    Hi Peter, I have an FX5, which I usually put in a "Pod" trailer..

    But because my new to me RV is heavier than my last, I have a weight issue with the car and Trike in the trailer, hence my question...

    Dont really want to drag it on the wheels but it`s the only way...

    Be good to see some photo`s of your set up. Thanks.. :thumb:
     
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    Forgot to say I have a RoRo trailer.

    Looked at a few but chose the RoRo because it can be tipped on it`s side and it breaks down to 6 parts for winter storage.

    You can also ride it on. had to have two extra channels added to the standard set-up.

    Steve
     
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    Rearrange these words into a well know phrase or saying:

    Bollock A There Dropped
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    "No"........... we knew we would be close to the mark on weight...

    But it is do-able even with a trailer for the trike.... just... :RollEyes:
     
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    This could spark an "A" frame type debate about brakes working, towing with a recovery type "ambulance" etc. :hardhat:

    :getmecoat:
     
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    Wont, will it... ?:Wink::Rofl1:
     
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    Billy Connelly had one behind a Land Rover,on one of his docs. It held the front wheel,I think it was made by a Bristol firm,I don't know who.
     
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    weight under 500 kg less than 50% weight of van no brakes not needed
    bar sticky one home brew no ce markings or type approval (dam got me )
     
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    That trailer of yours is magnificent but getting under half the weight surely can't be hard. Much better than giving the trike a hard time towing on the road I would have thought.

    Or....................

    Or you nip out and get a bigger RV with a proper garage, you know it makes sense. And so coooooooooowelllll when you turn up on site and out pops the transport. We saw a euro MH in Rome with little FIAT in the back. Were we jealous, of course not..............



    MUCH :Angry:
     
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    Tis a fine trailer Brian...... But way to heavy, comes out at an all up of 2,600 KG.... Off the top of my head, you can put a car of around 1.6 tons in it...

    Iv`e got about 800 KG to play with... I can get a trailer built from a firm in Barnstable... Which brings me just on my limit,,, but its getting it built and the time factor at the moment...:Sad:

    My "Pod" would look nice on the back of your M/Home.... :Wink::thumb:
     
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    My MH would fit in your pod !
     
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    O I do hope so I love a good laugh
    Wait till you see pics of what I use should bring out all the critics

    image.jpg

    The boss
     
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    Trike

    Hi Mo as you know i have a harley trike and for me the only way to transport it is on a box trailer:Wink:for me it would get to knocked about being towed,with all the rain and dirt and debris being thrown up from the towing vechicle.you know Mo that trikes are not cheap and they need to be looked after so for me it definately a covered trailer:thumb:
    brian
     
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    this should raise a laugh
    Yamaha XJ 1100 trike and Comanche brisa trailer tent
    Elaine and I did miles with this outfit festivals gigs and holidays all over uk
    trailer weighs more than trike and no brakes never had a problem
    if plod had pulled us I would have got locked up but hi ho who cares we have some fond memory's and made some good friends
    trike is still in garage and who know I might just put it back on road
    bloody things too fast I bottled out at 120

    and down Avon park drag strip in 12 seconds mind you I was drunk I think It would do 10.5 sober but never had bottle to try
    • no brakes no ce over weight over length over width over everything
    • tested legal though with VOSA inspection
    and yes I did build my self when I get home I will put some more of my daft ideas on
     

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    Brian is right VeryOldMoMan. When I "A" framed our little car and the weather was bad, it would get into a very serious state. So much so, that you could not see out of the windscreen for the muck, which had loads of tiny stones stuck to it, so no using the wash/wiper. Once, No.2 son had to guide me to a hose pipe as the only way was to drive it slowly, I might add, with my head stuck out of a side window. :Eeek:

    Imagine that all over your beautiful trike. :shout:
     
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    You should have seen Elaine when I got it all bogged down at rock and blues fest she was covered from head to toe in mud she never stopped laughing and that was getting in to event
    rained for 3 full days and we never sobered up for 4 Days
    3 days at home to clean it all off
    But life's what you make of we had a ball do it again
     
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    :thumb:to stop any crap on you following vehicle do as i have and fit a long mudflap across the rear also get reliefe on council tax foe cleaning the roads
    /////////QUOTE=PeterTame;738021]You should have seen Elaine when I got it all bogged down at rock and blues fest she was covered from head to toe in mud she never stopped laughing and that was getting in to event
    rained for 3 full days and we never sobered up for 4 Days
    3 days at home to clean it all off
    But life's what you make of we had a ball do it again[/QUOTE]
     

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