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Was considering an inexpensive utility trailer from Harbor Freight - just to put tent and camping gear on. I have a limited social security retirement budget so can't afford the fancy stuff. Considering the model with about 1,700 pound capacity to haul my bike behind truck or tow the trailer behind bike as well.

Any kind suggestions will be welcome - yes I am a dummy - that is why I am asking for suggestions...
 

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[align=center]I pull a trailer behind my wing[/align]
[align=center]Keep total weight between 2-3 hundred[/align]
[align=center]pounds and you will be OK[/align]
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[align=center]you. Always remember to leave adequate[/align]
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:waving::waving: Welcome, perhaps one of the Mod's could move this to another forum & introduce yourself here.

"85 Aspencade towing with no problem

Ride like you are always expecting to have to stop.
Ride Safe :action::action:



 

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welcome:waving::waving::waving:
 

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Thanks - trailer weighs 162 pounds so I need to keep things on it to a minimum and put heavier things on the back seat. Lightweight tent and camp gear coming up! Having driven many heavy trucks I am accustomed to needing extra stopping distance.

Now to fabricate a hitch - they are sooo expensive to buy! Good thing I have a small wire feed welder. Will be using 1/4 inch thick metal as I have had this recommendation - not to use lightweight tubing. Hope I got good info there. :waving:
 

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Welcome to the Forum rev.grimsley! :waving:

I ride about 75% of the time pulling a trailer.........I agree with Sethan12. You do that, and you'll be fine! ;)
 

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Oh - Hi there... I am Al, retired and always had smaller bikes - up to 500 cc - just got an 82 Gold Wing Aspencade and anxious to ride a road bike. It will go on trailer behind my diesel truck to AZ end of Oct. where it will then go everywhere the front wheel leads me safely - southwest U.S. and likely down into Mexico south of Puerto Vallarta in due time. Big celebration in Sedona, AZ on 11-11-11 that I want to experience... Why not - free from jobs, free from wife and love my ride! :july4th:
 

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Welcome, WelcomeTo Steve Saunders Goldwing Forum.If you have any questions no matter how trivial they may seem this forum is the place to ask them. What I have noticed is that some of the people here were :15red:'sin their previous lives and can answer any question you have. Theforums that I get the most from are::

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rev.grimsley wrote:
Thanks - trailer weighs 162 pounds so I need to keep things on it to a minimum and put heavier things on the back seat. Lightweight tent and camp gear coming up! Having driven many heavy trucks I am accustomed to needing extra stopping distance.

The first time I took a major ride with the trailer I thought the same thing, but then I decided that faced with the choice of100 lbs on the bike or 100 pounds over the trailer's axle,I thought it was better off on the trailer. So I moved everything heavy from the bike to the trailer.



I recommend you post your question over in the General Motorcycle Discussion section. Most of the gurus won't see it over here, and a lot more people frequent over there. Just a few of us greeters hang out over here on a regular basis.



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Hello from Virginia,

Welcome Aboard!!!!!


Glad to have you with us!



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Welcome from Oklahoma :waving: Enjoy the wing :cheesygrin:
 

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:action:Welcome to the greatestforum on the net:action:
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:action:Welcome from the "Hoosier State":action:
 
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