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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-14-2018, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Borrowed an enclosed trailer to expand my riding territory

Since my back injury I have not been able to tolerate a lot of miles in the saddle so I am looking at options to bring my Road Glide with me on work trips and eventually other trips.

Borrowed a 5x8 V nose with a 5' interior height from a friend.



There was just enough room for the bike and me squeezing around it to tie it down. He lowered the suspension so I had to use a 6" drop hitch to haul it close to level.

Got the bike ready to ride.



It hauled pretty well behind the truck. Average MPG were just above 15 and I did feel bumps a little more with the trailer in tow. Worth it to have the bike with me.

It did take up 4 parking spaces because the hotel didn't have any pull through parking. I wanted to be able to load the bike nightly but pulling it out of the wheel chock was more challenging that I thought it would be so the bike got parked under the hotel overhang.



I rode to work every day and that was great, but I also got to explore the area a little.

Saw a little water





and stopped by the Air Force Armament Museum





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That's awesome! Nothing wrong with trailering if you have to. I'll use my trailer if I'm worried about bad weather messing with my travel dates. When I do ride to my destinations I like to have time to take back roads and enjoy the trip instead of just chugging down the highway with the trucks and cagers. I once took 12 hours to take a 5.5 hr trip on my bike. My goal was not to take the interstate at all. It was an awesome trip.
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That's awesome. I'm glad to see you're getting out there. Now I'm jealous. Weather went shitty here again. 37 and raining. Was 75 yesterday.
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It did take up 4 parking spaces because the hotel didn't have any pull through parking. I wanted to be able to load the bike nightly but pulling it out of the wheel chock was more challenging that I thought it would be so the bike got parked under the hotel overhang.


Hey twowheeladdict, It looks like i have the same chock and also a bum leg. What i did was cut myself a pc of 1/2 inch plywood and laid it on the chock rails right in front of the aft swivel part of the chock, that sits right below the front tire. Kind of prevents the bike from going down in there quite as much but it will still hold it solid. Might give it a try, sure helped me, Comes right out of the chock easier now.
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That's awesome. I'm glad to see you're getting out there. Now I'm jealous. Weather went shitty here again. 37 and raining. Was 75 yesterday.
Nice you had good weather yesterday. Here on the Tundra we haven't hardly hit 50 yet this year and a blizzard warning now. Looking at a foot of snow overnight.

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That’s awesome. Been thinking of getting a trailer myself. Riding doesn’t bother me but most times i travel with my wife and kids and wish i had the bike there to ride a little.


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I'm sure that you've figured out that if you decide to buy a trailer, you might want to look at a 6-foot interior. There's a plant in GA that makes nice units. Colony Cargo - Trailers and More - Serving the Southeast US
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I use a 6x12 enclosed Haulmark , mpg drops from poor to awful .. I avg 16 mpg on the highway with cruise set on 70 . Pulling the trailer with the bike to the mountains we got 11.5 mpg ..

Wasn't about mpg tho' , was abt getting wifey out after a major surgery ..

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Nothing wrong with trailering the bike if you have too. I have a 6x10 enclosed trailer and it works great but I'm thinking of upgrading to a 8 ft wide trailer so I have more room.


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two wheel , Ft Walton/Eglin AFB ??

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