Originally Posted by rfespinosa
OK, thanks for the info. I believe you when you say it's not easy single handedly.
I owned the Kendon for two seasons. It's inexpensive. Stores easily and I can tell you that the trailer tows extremely well, when going forward. It's light and is located close to the towing vehicle. But because of this, backing up is a more difficult task. When there is no bike on the trailer forget it all together. The trailer jacknifes too easily backing up.
The worst feature of this trailer is the loading. You may convince yourself it isn't dangerous, but it's very dangerous. One man may be able to do it sometimes, but even with two it's a struggle. My advice is, don't buy the Kendon. Get something that can be loaded safely by one person.
After experimenting with a variety of trailers I bought a Charriot trailer made in FL. It's much larger than the average trailer but the quality is best in the field. You can install a chock on the front and load with zero problems. Simply ride the bike on the trailer, directly onto the chock. Get off. Tie it down and drive into the sunset.
The other option is the Baxely trailer with their chock pre-installed. Actually the trailer and chock are desinged around each other. For a smaller trailer the Baxely would be my choice.
I reularly trailer my bikes between MA and VT, towed behing an SUV. I also haul a large boat trailer towed by a 1 ton truck.
Have you considered whether you want a single or double trailer? Good luck. Hope this helps.