Uni Go Trailers Quality questions
I think I have read about everything that went wrong but "has it been corrected"? That's why I posting this thread, hoping some Uni-Go owners will chime in and speak for the current model condition/suitability/quality. I'm worried about buying a used one until I know which years, model numbers have had all the problems. I doubt if problem model serial numbers are published but I can ask.
Because of the unknown issues regarding past models/serial numbers and hitches I will probably have to buy a new or near new Uni-Go hoping to bypass the problems BUT I'm not sure if all the problems have been corrected, thus the reason for my post.
Uni Go Trailers Quality questions
I purchased my Uni Go in July of 2004. At that time it was being made in New Zealand. I've pulled it for aprox.15,000 miles behind both an 04RT & 05LT. The only problem I had was with the original wheel bearings which failed within 2000 miles. I replaced them with American made bearings and have had no problems since. The hitch I used on both bikes is a Dauntless hitch made for the Uni Go. In checking the Dauntless site I can't find one for the Uni Go any more. Too bad, It's a great removable hitch. The trailer pulls so easily that I can hardly tell that the trailer is on the bike.
Bushtec doesn't make hitch for 1998 K1200RS
See below: Bushtec Trailer is out for me!
Robert, I apologize that I meant to say Bushtec offers BMW hitches for the LT & RT, not the RS.
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Uni Go quality questions still?
Thanks for the responses. It appears that nobody knows if the quality control problems have been corrected? And it seems the problems were/are serious and problematic through out the entire manufacturing processes, both in NZ and USA. So that definitely rules out just buying a used one and hoping it is a 'good' one. And until something can be said for the current production/manufacturing processes it appears that I'm out of the Uni Go search.
Can anybody speak for the other mono wheel trailers, some look like they would tip over if something shifted, etc?
Any recommendations regarding a mono-wheel or a small/light two wheeler would be appreciated?
Response from UniGo trailer US manufacture
Hello Robert, We don't give out any customer info (Privacy Laws). The internet is a great source of information but it tends to mislead people very easily. We are aware of a number of early problems like wobble, bearing failures, leaking and fender wearing. These problems, most of which occured nearly 5 years ago when the trailers were made in New Zealand, were adddressed long before we even bought the company and moved it to the US. There are also a number of debates raging on the internet about wheel alignment and uneven tire wear. The wheel is at a 6 degree tilt to drive the trailer to one side as it travels down the road, this prevents the "swimming" effect that can cause wobbling. Several customers have attempted to "fix" this "mialignment problem" and created poor handling characteristics with their re-engineering. We have only had 2 warranty issues this year out of 496 trailers. We also support and maintain parts for all of the models manufactured by the previous manufacturer.
Regards, Mark Huffman
Best description of the problems I have heard yet. I will talk to Mark and ask when the problems were corrected so a used trailer maybe an option.