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I am heading to Arizona, for 6 months, this weekend for work. I decided that I had to take my wife and my goldwing. I think my wife is going and I ordered an enclosed 6 x 10 trailer to haul the GL1800.

I have looking to get a trailer for a couple years. We have talked about getting one to eliminate riding the freeway miles on the bike. (We love to ride the scenic roads, but don’t care for freeway miles.):action::action:

Load it up ride down the interstate in the truck until we get to the motorcycle promised land. Park the truck, pull out the wing, load it up with gear and ride the great roads. Ride, ride, ride. Load the goldwing in the trailer and head home. Get home without being trashed from boring freeway miles.:cooldj:


Anybody else thinking bout this?



 

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Not quite the same thing, but I am looking at putting my bike on a trailer behind my 5th wheel for retirement travel.

Drive a while, park our "home", and ride around looking at the foliage, etc... :)
 

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Not really - we got the wing to ride. Love long distance trips. Don't take expressways unless we have to, or need to be there in a certain time frame. Sometimes it takes a little longer to get therre, but the journey is half the adventure.
 

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What ever floats your boat:DJust enjoy the ride:action:We hate the interstates too but I'd rather ride the wing than in a cage any day. Enjoy your new trailer:waving:
 

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I feel the same way you do clpete, when it comes to riding,some love quantity, some love quality, some love both,I really don't care what anyones riding preferences are! My wife and I were just talking about getting a trailer, we were just at Wisconsin Dells, beautiful scenery, did not see any gravel roads? 7 hour drive on I94, would hate a long ride like that, not to mention the fact I don't think the kids would fit in the saddlebags!:dude:. It would be nice to trailer the bike with, wife and the boys could take turns going on rides with me.
 

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Trailers are for harleys.....:clapper:.....:cheeky1:
 

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I’d rather ride the wing also, but due to weather conditions and time constraints I think the trailer will be of value. We try to get in at least two tours a year and like to get the most out of them. We actually ride our bike.



The riding season in northern Utah restricts us from touring in the late fall, winter and early spring. With a trailer we can pull it to Vegas of Phoenix when the weather is ideal in those areas without getting caught in a snow storm leaving or coming back from the wasatch front.



The other thing we may use it for is for touring somewhere that requires a few days to get to the destination. I can put on twice as many miles in the pickup going the freeway than on the bike. Also have 2 drivers. We are talking about going to Tennessee and Arkansas. I estimate I would save 4 days of getting there and back. That makes the trip doable.


 

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I have a small aluminum enclosed trailer I can tow behind my pickup or my wife’s minivan. When time constraints, weather conditions or other needs make it impractical to ride, I use my trailer to haul the Goldwing.

Three times we have left the Minnesota winter behind to ride in South Texas. I also used the trailer to haul the Wing to Central Montana. By towing the bike, I was able to have both the ATV and the Goldwing, so I could tour the mountains both on and off road.

I would recommend adding a drive-in wheel chock to any enclosed trailer you’re using to haul a bike. The job of loading and unloading is easier and much less nerve racking when you can just drive into the wheel chock and no one needs to hold the bike upright while it’s being strapped down. I use a Condor wheel chock.
 

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AZgl1500 wrote:
Not quite the same thing, but I am looking at putting my bike on a trailer behind my 5th wheel for retirement travel.

Drive a while, park our "home", and ride around looking at the foliage, etc... :)
Me too. Either that or a toy hauler. I detest motels anyway.
 

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When your RV gets only 9-10 mpg, but you want a place to lay your head at night; then you get a trailer no matter what you ride.
 

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I have a small aluminum enclosed trailer I can tow behind my pickup or my wife’s minivan. When time constraints, weather conditions or other needs make it impractical to ride, I use my trailer to haul the Goldwing.

Three times we have left the Minnesota winter behind to ride in South Texas. I also used the trailer to haul the Wing to Central Montana. By towing the bike, I was able to have both the ATV and the Goldwing, so I could tour the mountains both on and off road.

I would recommend adding a drive-in wheel chock to any enclosed trailer you’re using to haul a bike. The job of loading and unloading is easier and much less nerve racking when you can just drive into the wheel chock and no one needs to hold the bike upright while it’s being strapped down. I use a Condor wheel chock.
Here's the wheel chock I use on my trailer, bolted down. It can also be used on an open floor in the shop if you need it to be. It holds the bike up pretty good allowing just myself the ability to strap it down without the bike wanting to fall over. As you can see I removed the front cross support to install it on the trailer as it's only needed for use on an open floor area.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=97841



 

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Thanks for posting that, Bagmaster. That's a super price. I've seen others identicle to that for around $200.
 

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Yea, they put it on sale quite often, usually around 10 bucks off.

The only thing I don't like about it is that they put the adjustment holes on for the front nose piece instead of the rear piece. I've been thinking about re-drilling the rear for adjustment but haven't done it as yet because I don't haul small bikes that would need that type of adjustment.


I do like the ability to remove the rear piece in order to load and haul my riding lawn mower when I go to cut my sister's grass for her. Just raise the deck all the way and it clears the chock just fine.

For the price of 1 Condor chock you can buy 2 of these, 1 for the trailer and 1 for the shop.
 

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knute: My wife and I were just talking about getting a trailer, we were just at Wisconsin Dells, beautiful scenery, did not see any gravel roads?


We don't have many dirt raods in Wisconsin! Higher taxes maybe but not much dirt!!!
 

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That Harbor Freight model is $59.99 today, just checked the link and there it be....$59.99
 
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