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Posted: 10 May 2015, 07:22
When I am not fishing in the spring/summer/fall I can often be found riding my Harley Trike. For events that require us to camp we have a 7X16 v-nose that has Air, fridge, microwave and lights in it. Folding beds and tables makes for a real comfortable week in a campground.
For events that we stay in motels we just pile our stuff on the bikes and away we go. But recently we purchased a trailer to pull behind my trike. Used. The bare Aluminum was stained, The shinny diamond plate was too shinny for my liking. So I used what I have learned right here on Tin Boats and painted it black!
Used self etching primer and rattle can. Might paint the white parts a dark orange later on. Not sure if the lid top will get painted or not.
Posted: 10 May 2015, 10:16
Looks good, pretty big. I have a cycle and know how expensive trailers can be.
Posted: 10 May 2015, 11:59
17 cubic feet of cargo space. Not as large as some, but plenty large. The Aluma trailers are on the lower side price wise. Some of the glass trailers get ridicules price wise. The carbon fiber ones are way out there.
Posted: 10 May 2015, 12:03
Been riding bikes for most of the last 50 years and I've never ridden on or driven a trike and I've never pulled a trailer. Looks like it would hold a lot of stuff though.
Posted: 10 May 2015, 14:53
very good choice in the trailer !!!
the best feature is those BIG LIGHTS !!! BE SEEN !!! WATCH FOR MOTORCYCLES !!!
Michael, I am with you - - - Been riding bikes for most of the last 45 years myself.
My brother converted his Gold Wing to a Trike and loved it.
a year later, he gives the Wing to his wife and he gets a new Harley Trike (Lehman).
He let me use it for 3 months and WOW it is simply awesome !!!
But, I think I would be VERY uncomfortable pulling a trailer (of any size) with a bike.
Posted: 10 May 2015, 15:01
I pulled a smaller Aluma back in 07/08 with my Ultra. Believe it or not you do not really feel the trailer if you load it properly. Swivel hitch on the two wheel bikes takes any binding from the hitch away. Run the tires at 25-35 psi. Very little weight on them. Just have to give yourself a bit of extra room for stopping, but not much.
Posted: 11 May 2015, 06:01
I pulled a Bushtec trailer with my RK for a few years, lots of room and fairly easy to deal with except for backing into a spot
. The only time I ever noticed the trailer was when slowing down, I could feel the trailer "pushing" the bike a bit but still very manageable.
Good paint job on the trailer. Enjoy.
Posted: 14 May 2015, 10:19
That is awesome!
Posted: 15 May 2015, 13:01
that is cool. i want to see pics of the interior.
Posted: 15 May 2015, 16:23
lovedr79 wrote:that is cool. i want to see pics of the interior.
Just a plain bare aluminum box right now. Carpet kit is in it's future.