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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficerImpersonator View Post
    I like the ladder - I need to add the exact same thing to mine. I have a 12v deep cycle battery on my trailer tongue A-frame, so the ladder will have to work around that, but it seems like the front/tongue is the ideal location for the ladder (as opposed to affixed to a rear door).

    I also think I want to install some sort of "catwalk" on the roof rack so I can walk along the roof to help load and tie down the 21' sea kayak I'm planning on transporting on top of the trailer.
    Actually it's a full walk on roof with ladder (or whatever) racks. I put a deep cycle battery inside to run the lights and the battery break-a-way system.
    I hope the OP hasn't been too confused with all this extra info. Hopefully the OP sees the possibilities of having a trailer around. OM
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    Here it hauls the bike. Nice to have a capable friend. to build/modify something like this. Started out as a Harbor Freight unit.
    As far as that "slick wheelie" in the original post, It's my understanding that this mode of carry will likely damage the transmission on some bikes due to improper oil circulation when the gears are spun from the rear wheel in neutral. If you check the manual for your car it will discourage towing it with the drive wheels on the ground except for very short distances as well. Disconnecting a chain/belt/shaft would cure that, but what a pain.
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    Here is the trailer's other personality:
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    Op

    The OP is much smarter as a result of these posts!

    Storage of an enclosed trailer is a huge problem in an urban area, so that's out. 'Sounds like installing a hitch and occasionally borrowing a trailer is the right solution!

    Thanks everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Actually it's a full walk on roof with ladder (or whatever) racks. I put a deep cycle battery inside to run the lights and the battery break-a-way system.
    I hope the OP hasn't been too confused with all this extra info. Hopefully the OP sees the possibilities of having a trailer around. OM
    Speaking of possibilities, I find these photos nothing short of inspirational...

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    Kendon Trailer

    I bought a used Kendon trailer of ebay. Have only used it to pull a KLR, have not neede to try my GSA on it yet. With the KLR did not even know it was back there! Was easy to back up. It also will stand up when not using it. I love mine! Also it has torsion suspension which is a smoother ride.
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    Aluma MC10

    I don't use it much but it is a fabulous trailer and worth the price of admission.


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    Not to hijack, but with a proper ramp, is using a pickup truck a fairly sustainable way of hauling a larger bike, such as a R1150RT? I dang near killed myself unloading my R75, but I wasn't doing it properly or with a purpose-made ramp either.

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