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Searched here to see if anyone has discussed trailers - and only saw the setup that @amoslws has - which looks great - but is more than I need - as I am only looking to tow 1 bike!

Reaching out to the group to see if anyone has a single bike trailer they recommend. Appreciate any advice you all have to share.
 

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I don't own a trailer, I've been shopping for one as well.

Stinger trailers are super cool, but have no provisions for anything but the bike - use a pick-up to tow it to the track and carry the tent, tools, etc. Tri-folding for super compact storage
https://www.stingertrailer.com/

I also like the Kendon trailers and their easy-load suspension trick. Like the Stinger, it's built for hauling bike only with no provision for cargo. Looks to be better built than the Stinger, folds for storage, but doesn't fold up as compact as the Stinger.
https://www.kendonusa.com/

After that, the wildly popular choice are the generic "utility trailers" from Harbor Freight. Cost reigns supreme with these, $300 is WAY less than $2500 of the previous two! $450 will get you the folding version. and they will have room to load on extra stuff for the track or camping or whatever. Another $50 gets you lights, and $50 more for the bolt in motorcycle front wheel chock. $20 in hardware for lag bolt style eye-hooks for tying down. And it can also be used for hauling stuff to the dump, buying large furniture, etc.
 

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If you own a house or property why not just use a box trailer? Infinitely more useful than a dedicated motorcycle trailer, I'm forever using my box trailer for something.

My box trailer is a standard 6' X 4' with folding both front and rear 'sides'. The front needs to be down to get my bike in with the rear up. The front 'side' just sits flat on the draw-bar rails. I just bought a cheap front wheel chock 'thingy' (which sits on the folded down front 'side', a folding aluminium ramp, and strap tie downs (both front and back). Easy to load single handed, particularly if you can find a slight downward slop. Opposite way for ease of unloading. Used it a few times to recover the bike (torn back tire, failed battery).

If you can afford it pay the extra for a fully galvanized trailer, no matter what type. Should last a life time, especially if exposed to the weather.
 

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If you own a house or property why not just use a box trailer? Infinitely more useful than a dedicated motorcycle trailer, I'm forever using my box trailer for something.

My box trailer is a standard 6' X 4' with folding both front and rear 'sides'. The front needs to be down to get my bike in with the rear up. The front 'side' just sits flat on the draw-bar rails. I just bought a cheap front wheel chock 'thingy' (which sits on the folded down front 'side', a folding aluminium ramp, and strap tie downs (both front and back). Easy to load single handed, particularly if you can find a slight downward slop. Opposite way for ease of unloading. Used it a few times to recover the bike (torn back tire, failed battery).

If you can afford it pay the extra for a fully galvanized trailer, no matter what type. Should last a life time, especially if exposed to the weather.
I live in an urban condo complex, so do not have the luxury for space; I'm willing to spend a few hundred bucks for a one-trick solution. Thanks for the feedback though.
 

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I have a Harbor Freight fold up trailer myself. I can use it with or without plywood walls which makes it very versatile and useful in moving things other than the motorcycles. These are great because they are fairly inexspensive to buy brand new, but they are not moto friendly straight out of the box. Initial assembly can be a pain and it comes as a frame on wheels only. You would need to add plywood or diamond cut sheet flooring, tie down anchors, and a brake light turn signal kit. Many people recommend upgrading the wheels and axles to something beefier for safety and durability, but it's not required. And the walls need to be frabicated on your own if you want them. Lucky for me, all of those things were done by the previous owner who I bought it from. I ended up paying $425 for it I think. Brand new they were about $300 plus tax with coupon. The only thing I had to add was a wheel chock since the last owner used it to tow his golf cart around. It folds up nicely and rolls around on small wheels easily while folded. Overall a great trailer for a great price, just takes a little elbow grease to get it going.
 

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A two or three biketrailer is handy, that way if someone breaks downs you can readily assist your mate. Also, if the two of you are heading far to get to some twisties, it's worth towing you and your mates bike, when you get there you roll the bikes off at the hotel and are both fresh for a good spin.
 

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ha ha....I laughed reading this as I just picked up my trailer yesterday :)

I went with a utility trailer. 5x10. I also was originally looking for a single bike trailer but was unhappy with what was out there. I think this one will be better and can carry our 4wheeler, a canoe, camping gear, etc. I want something to hold it steady so I ordered two of the below to mount on it (it has a wooden deck). 5 feet wide isn't really enough room for two side by side, but I figure with that extra length I can stagger them a bit. And, with the wheel chock/boot I won't worry that the tie-downs aren't angled out to far.

Still a project in the making. I might give up and proclaim it to only have room for one bike...which is OK because that is all I have. I just wanted a second one if there is room so I could throw a friend's ride on were we to head off somewhere together in search of twisty canyons.

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I have a utility trailer with a ramp that I simply added a wheel chock to. I also added recessed heavy-duty secure points for straps which I backed with 6 mm stainless steel for stability. It's super handy because the base stays in the trailer but the majority of the wheel chock pops off, and is kept in the garage so I can still use my trailer for utility purposes. I don't tow enough to necessitate an enclosed trailer.
 
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