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Old 06-03-2013, 16:14   #1 (permalink)
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Question Motorbike trailer - decision time

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The time has come to decide on whether to go for an articulated m/bike trailer or one of the transverse types.
The more i look into it the more undecided i get. Transverse seems great but i am not convinced about the sturdiness and longterm capabilities of them. Reversing seems to be a major problem.
I am pointing towards playing it safe and going the traditional longitudinal route.
We plan to long-term tour in Europe and buying something unconventional may bring annoying problems.
Will anyone push me into the decision please?
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Old 06-03-2013, 16:19   #2 (permalink)
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No problems reversing one of these.

But there are mixed reviews on the hydra trail.

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Thanks Mike.
Is this the one with only 1 wheel and which looks like the weight of the bike is on the motorhome chassis until you fix the wheel?
(Does'nt fill me with total confidence!)
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No they have two wheels now.

John745 has one and done a couple of trips abroad and had no problems.



I have just bought one but can't comment on it as I have not used it yet.
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Very interesting.. Thanks.
Are the wheels permanently on or do i have to pump the motorbike up and let the overhang on my camper take the strain ntil i fit the wheels?
I must admit, looking at the piccy it looks tempting (if the wheels are permanent!)
I assume that the wheels swivel to allow easy (?) reversing!
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I had the same problem when deciding which trailer a couple of years ago. I ended up purchasing a crossover from Armitage Trailers at Ferrybridge, Yorks.
Having covered over 4500 miles carrying a 220 kg scooter I have had no concerns. It tows well, is stable, reverses ok and the C&CC only charge for the actual trailer length on ferry bookings. One slight problem is tyre wear, I will need new tyres this year. I must say that those small wheels certainly do some revolutions so tyres will always be an issue, but they are cheap enough.
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I use one of these,think it depend how big and heavy the bike is may last bike Harley vrod would never have gone up the ramp on that side loading trailer.
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I had the same problem when deciding which trailer a couple of years ago. I ended up purchasing a crossover from Armitage Trailers at Ferrybridge, Yorks.
Having covered over 4500 miles carrying a 220 kg scooter I have had no concerns. It tows well, is stable, reverses ok and the C&CC only charge for the actual trailer length on ferry bookings. One slight problem is tyre wear, I will need new tyres this year. I must say that those small wheels certainly do some revolutions so tyres will always be an issue, but they are cheap enough.
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Wow thats one heavy scooter!
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