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    Will we be able to find a trailer at the Rally?

    Greetings
    Jet and I are thinking of buying a trailer to haul our camping gear. Most likely a Unigo due to its small size and style but we are open to other types of trailers.
    We are planning on looking over trailer setups at the rally and making our decision at the rally. We would like to buy the trailer and have it setup for the RT at the rally. (We are touring the Great Lakes after the rally.)
    We have contacted Unigo and they have not decided if they will attend the rally. Unigo has not updated their event page since 2009. I have been looking for used Unigo for awhile.(no luck)

    Will we be able to find a trailer at the Rally?

    Tony
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    I have no way of knowing - each rally is a bit different vendor wise - but I don't recall ever seeing a vendor actually selling trailers and installing hitches since maybe the late 1980s.
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    Best Trailer

    I have been towing a Bushtec Trailer since 1991.

    What I did was look around at the rally and talk to owners of trailers that you find you like. The experience of these owners should help you make your mind up.

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    .... and we will be at the rally (look for the Salty Fog Riders banner) and can tell you a bit about the Uni-Go (we were the Canadian distributors a while ago). We called it the 'un-trailer' because it just did not look like the bike was pulling one.
    Anyway, as much as we like the Uni-Go we really like the Bushtec very much as well. Darn thing is you know, the more space you have the more you pack in there. Next it's a motorhome with a trailer and on the trailer....... - Bob

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    At the Rally in Tennessee there was a large display of side cars and trailers (Hannigan I believe). I recently purchased a Bushtec and really like the trailer. You can carry just about everthing but the proverbial kitchen sink. The weight is carried low and the suspension of the trailer allows it to track with no wobble and no bounce.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motocamper View Post
    Greetings
    Jet and I are thinking of buying a trailer to haul our camping gear. Most likely a Unigo due to its small size and style but we are open to other types of trailers.
    We are planning on looking over trailer setups at the rally and making our decision at the rally. We would like to buy the trailer and have it setup for the RT at the rally. (We are touring the Great Lakes after the rally.)
    We have contacted Unigo and they have not decided if they will attend the rally. Unigo has not updated their event page since 2009. I have been looking for used Unigo for awhile.(no luck)

    Will we be able to find a trailer at the Rally?

    Tony
    If I were you I would buy a hitch and trailer before hand. Even if there was a dealer at the Rally that would be a time consuming process that would not be fun. I have installed hitches on three bikes and while not really complicated it sure is better to do it in your own garage or shop where you can take your time with the wiring especially if your RT is a late model you need the remote fuse panel plus the lighting isolator. In my opinion the Bushtec is the best for quality, reliability and capacity. Especially if you are two up. And it's made in the USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdubick View Post
    If I were you I would buy a hitch and trailer before hand. Even if there was a dealer at the Rally that would be a time consuming process that would not be fun. I have installed hitches on three bikes and while not really complicated it sure is better to do it in your own garage or shop where you can take your time with the wiring especially if your RT is a late model you need the remote fuse panel plus the lighting isolator. In my opinion the Bushtec is the best for quality, reliability and capacity. Especially if you are two up. And it's made in the USA
    I totally agree. There will most likely be a couple of pesky hitch challenges that, personally, I would not want to be managing in the July heat..... out in the open..... while everyone else is off to the beer tent . You might also want to have some 'get acquainted' time with a loaded trailer before you ride off two up. Also, while am not entirely endorsing them, Uni-Go is also made in the USA with parts also made in the USA. Not sure if that makes them any better but it sure is best to support local whenever possible. - Bob
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    There is a unigo trailer just listed in the Flea Market on this website.
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    Greetings
    Thanks for the replies.
    jdubick and tourunigo are wise with trailer knowledge. I do not want to miss beer.
    The used flea market unigo is not a bargin for me. I do not need the hitch and the asking price is has much has a new one. The unigo factory is a one day ride and this sounds like a good reason to take a over night trip.
    Thanks Again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motocamper View Post
    Greetings
    Thanks for the replies.
    jdubick and tourunigo are wise with trailer knowledge. I do not want to miss beer.
    The used flea market unigo is not a bargin for me. I do not need the hitch and the asking price is has much has a new one. The unigo factory is a one day ride and this sounds like a good reason to take a over night trip.
    Thanks Again
    I would be very interested in your findings at the factory. We knew Mark Huffman way back when we both were distributors for the NZ Uni-Go and then Mary and I went on to work with Mark (in the early days of his factory development). I would say that he is the most knowledgeable person that I know regarding this trailer. Seeing the whole package first hand from the builder is a great way to make your final decisions. If you do buy and have any handling/performance questions please feel free to PM me. Load distribution is critical. One more thing that I notice in your note: "already have the hitch". A Uni-Go hitch is made to withstand the twisting forces present with a one wheel. A hitch which does not have the capacity for this will lead to a wobble effect in most cases - Bob
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    Greetings
    What a nice setup brewmeister.
    We am looking forward to investigating trailer rigs. We are hoping to find a bushtec rig at the Georgia Mountain Rally.
    Brewed 20 gallon of American wheat last week and kegging it this week. Next will be a little belgian session beer. Then a Wit for the RALLY
    Tony
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