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Cheers but it’ll be too heavy to mount on van - it’s a small trailer or transverse wheeled carrier I’m looking for
 

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bobnick

hes got a good un recently

 
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Lots but slow learner.
The operative word in the op's thread, cheap.
My fix to the tow bar one was a Dave Cooper one. The rack was very well made. It just did nor suit my van (to low)
I now have a mid weight, upto 350 Kgs Motolug single bike trailer.
Just brought my much heaver bike to Spain it it.
Cannot praise it enough. Suits my needs to a T.
However, cheap it was not................but how do you define cheap.
I paid i think £1,450 with upsize wheels, a spare wheel and something else i forgot. To me worth every penny.

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The operative word in the op's thread, cheap.
My fix to the tow bar one was a Dave Cooper one. The rack was very well made. It just did nor suit my van (to low)
I now have a mid weight, upto 350 Kgs Motolug single bike trailer.
Just brought my much heaver bike to Spain it it.
Cannot praise it enough. Suits my needs to a T.
However, cheap it was not................but how do you define cheap.
I paid i think £1,450 with upsize wheels, a spare wheel and something else i forgot. To me worth every penny.
Have you tried reversing with it yet?😂😂
I use to probably do 10k a year towing trailers behind my work van and car, trailers up to 30ft long that I could reverse onto a penny on the floor but the worst ones I have ever had was motorbike trailers, time you see it your in trouble😂😂
 
Oct 25, 2016
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Lots but slow learner.
Have you tried reversing with it yet?😂😂
I use to probably do 10k a year towing trailers behind my work van and car, trailers up to 30ft long that I could reverse onto a penny on the floor but the worst ones I have ever had was motorbike trailers, time you see it your in trouble😂😂
Funny you should say that. Like you i have driven artics, countless vehcles with normal trailers and absolutly no issues. With this Motolug, can i get it right can i buggery. Don't help when you can't see it (the reversing screen in the cab is usless). I'm thinking of making 2 quick fit temporary arms that i can see from the cab.................and a lot more practice.
Oh BTW, i did notice the outrigger things on the trailer go under the van if i oversteer (thankfully)
 
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Motobike trailers do seem quite "special" for reversing. Big trailers are fine for me too (though never driven an artic). Just before the first time I used a bike trailer on our van in anger, I went to my work on a Sunday afternoon towing the trailer. There's a big, empty car park with different angle approach roads. I spent a good hour driving around it backwards, getting dizzy watching the reversing camera, to be able to put the trailer where I wanted it to go. Definitely time well spent as I needed those skills in a tight car park on the first day of our trip.
Having said that, at worst you can unhitch a bike trailer; they aren't that heavy to push around, it's just the embarrassment and loss of man-card if you end up doing that with people watching.
 
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Lots but slow learner.
Motobike trailers do seem quite "special" for reversing. Big trailers are fine for me too (though never driven an artic). Just before the first time I used a bike trailer on our van in anger, I went to my work on a Sunday afternoon towing the trailer. There's a big, empty car park with different angle approach roads. I spent a good hour driving around it backwards, getting dizzy watching the reversing camera, to be able to put the trailer where I wanted it to go. Definitely time well spent as I needed those skills in a tight car park on the first day of our trip.
Having said that, at worst you can unhitch a bike trailer; they aren't that heavy to push around, it's just the embarrassment and loss of man-card if you end up doing that with people watching.
How true

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The other things that are horrible to reverse are compressors and generators for the same reason, you can't see them until they've already gone to far, I had a trailer sailor that i towed with a Range Rover which was fine but couldn't reverse compressors or generators with a Sprinter pick-up.
 
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I've often seen them on the back of highways maintenance vehicles and wondered how on earth they manoeuvre them - especially the tiny ones that I'd be surprised if you can see in mirrors even if fully jacknifed. Obviously from your comment the answer is "with great difficulty" :)
 

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