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Let's see your trailer...

OK...I am in the process of converting a small trailer to be dual purpose...boat and bike. I never really had or needed a trailer, but it would be nice to have the ability in case of an emergency....or to support other riders.

I have an old Sears 10' "A"frame boat trailer that I use to haul my John boat to the local lake. I recently welded new leaf springs onto it and welded in some steel cross members to it. I plan on buying a rail kit and possibly welding it or bolting it onto the trailer and still be able to load the boat right over the top of it.
It's a work in progress at the moment. Photos to come later........

I am curious what trailers you guys are using and would like to see some photos if possible.
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I have a trailer for my 18' Nitro, but for my bike I believe: "If you see my bike on a trailer, call the police. It's being stolen."

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OK...I am in the process of converting a small trailer to be dual purpose...boat and bike. I never really had or needed a trailer, but it would be nice to have the ability in case of an emergency....or to support other riders.

I have an old Sears 10' "A"frame boat trailer that I use to haul my John boat to the local lake. I recently welded new leaf springs onto it and welded in some steel cross members to it. I plan on buying a rail kit and possibly welding it or bolting it onto the trailer and still be able to load the boat right over the top of it.
It's a work in progress at the moment. Photos to come later........

I am curious what trailers you guys are using and would like to see some photos if possible.
I gotta check out your progress...

this is the one I got (you have seen it, just supporting your thread) And yeah mine is silver.... But I got E track and wheel chocks, fits my drifter and dads classic np.

http://www.performancetrailersnj.com...MHNH712SAE.jpg

if I can do it all over I would get an aluminum frame one, the steel frame ones are heavy as hell.

I also have some lighting issues I need to figure out, yeah, on top of everything else.

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Still don't know how to post a photo????


I had a three rail motorcycle trailer. Used it twice... Then sold it. Nice to have but it just takes up room.

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Still don't know how to post a photo????


I had a three rail motorcycle trailer. Used it twice... Then sold it. Nice to have but it just takes up room.
is that the img src thingy?

I like having the trailer, it does take up room, but it is like a garage extension on wheels, most of the time, only used it once for the bikes, other times for ATV

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I have a 9 ft Starlite utility trailer. Pull a pin and it tilts to the ground. Given a piece of channel and 1 ft of 1 in pipe, it could be a convertible motorcycle trailer quick.

I could take pictures if you like.
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I've got about $950 tied up in this trailer counting the new tires and rims. It was a boat trailer with an 8 foot tongue shorten down. Pulls great. The 2x12's on the floor line on for my dune buggy and the buggies tires rest good on the bar behind the tool box. The tool box sits where the frame tapered to the tongue. Has the greaseable hubs too. Tail gate can come off in less than 3 minutes. Flat bottom boat would work good with it.


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