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Old 04-28-2013, 11:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking into this as an option and wanted to know if anyone has built one themselves or seen one built etc.

Bottom line is that I'd add the flooring, sides, front and ramp but I just want to know if you all would consider this a good transport for the Stryker over hundreds of miles. Price is nice but want to be sure it'll be safe and transport the bike without issues for a number of years.

Assume I'd use high quality stuff and replace/upgrade hardware as needed.

http://www.harborfreight.com/1720-lb...res-94564.html
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If that is too much you could always find a beat up pop-up camper and tear the top off. Sometimes you can find them for a few hundred bucks.
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I bought one for my dirt bikes, built it out and immediately returned it. I put just my XR400 on it, and if I pushed the dirt bike a little the whole trailer would flex like crazy. The axle and wheels aren't very impressive. The fenders are a joke. Didn't come with enough wire to wire up the lights. Plus it was too small for my needs - I ended up buying a 6.5x12 trailer.

So, you could probably get by with that but in general I say nay. Sketchy at best.
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Actually now that I look closer, I bought the next cheaper one:

http://www.harborfreight.com/1195-lb...els-90154.html

But they seem pretty much identical to me. I still wouldn't buy one.
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Triton makes a all aluminum 4x8, weighs 200 lbs. I've owned one for years now ..real handy and fuel efficient...plus it holds it's value.
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http://www.rvtrader.com/listing/1979...raft-110201071

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My experiance with Harbor Freight is their stuff junk. Cheap price for lousy quality
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If you are not in a hurry, search Craigslist. You will find a good one.
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The other problem with the HF trailers is the tiny tires. At anything over 45mph, the tires will be spinning like crazy and are likely to heat up. Then the cheap tires that are on there will end up blowing out on you.
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What about this.
http://www.portachopper.com
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