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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 2006, 1:28 pm Thread Starter
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I need a trailer for hauling my KRS. Single bike, open type, easy loading a plus, needs to be compact to allow storage. No 'baby' size wheels/tires accepted ('cause I want some reassurance I'm going to make it to my destination). Would only be used a few times a year to get to faraway rallies.

Deep South Trailers < deepsouthtrailers.com > has a small trailer that appears to meet most of my specs. It sits up on its butt for storage and is reasonably priced at about $1,500. It's only a day-trip away if I want to pick it up at the factory as well.

What do you guys think? Anybody got another good candidate they might suggest?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 2006, 3:24 pm
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That trailer looks like it puts alot of weight on the tongue. May be OK if you have a heavy tow vehicle. Seems like they're close enough for you to check it out in person.
These folks set the standard for a simple to store trailer:
http://www.kendontrailers.com/
I've used one (borrowed) and they tow great!

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Thanks for the tip Bob. For some reason I hadn't seen the brand before. Like the looks except I'm not sure if the tongue weight is any less (from looking at photos on their website). I like the idea of the castors on the butt which allow rolling it around even after it's upright.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 2006, 8:13 pm
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Bill, have you considered putting a wheel chock on a landscaper type trailer? Very handy to have around. Not so easy to store though.
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I work for one of the largest trailer dealerships in the U.S. We're in Toms River NJ (75 years) Please feel free to PM me or post. www.hechttrailers.com

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Chose The Trailer!

Thanks to all of you for your suggestions, even you Mike. As it turned out I decided in the end that the Kendon-built single-bike trailer was the one that seemed to fit my requirements best, so I picked one up from a local dealer today. It's compact and (in accordance with their advertising), turned out to be easy to store when I got it home.

Seems soild enough, and I'm hoping too that because it's a well-known brand I can get a reasonable dollar return for it when the time comes to sell.
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Kendon's a good choice for what you need/do. Just give the trailer and wheels (the chrome ones I presume) frequent coats of wax and try not to leave it outside exposed to the eliments for long periods of time. AND, make sure you keep those damn threads on the loading ramp studs (the ones that hold the ramp to the trailer for storing) greased or the wing nuts get to be a major pain in the ass when ya try ta get'em off....Cool? Make sure that you really squish down the bikes shocks when strapping it also.....2t2f

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