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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Lightweight trailer solution?

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I'm looking for a solution for hauling a bike using a vehicle thats not typically used for towing. I have a nissan sentra and a nissan rogue. Both are I4s and don't have an abundance of torque. What are my options for hauling a bike a few hours to hit the track?


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a small 4*8 or 5*10 open trailer would work just great as long as you dont need to go up a steep hill. I've seen Ford Focus' pull trailers just fine. An enclosed trailer would be a harder task.

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Re: Lightweight trailer solution?

get one of them fold up joints, im thinking about getting one if i ever put this damnhitch on my car.
They have some uber lightweight aluminium ones out there too, but theye pricey.

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get one of them fold up joints, im thinking about getting one if i ever put this damnhitch on my car.
They have some uber lightweight aluminium ones out there too, but theye pricey.
cheaper is better for me. TDs are already expensive enough.


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cheaper is better for me. TDs are already expensive enough.


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check on your local craigslist or check out harbor freight tools for their trailer thats great, small and affordable.

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^ what he said. i can never remember the name of the brand, but they pop up on CL from time to time.

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HF trailer.. I have a build thread on one somewhere. THey get the job done and I built mine for under 400.


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Re: Lightweight trailer solution?

You can pick up a used flatbed 4x8 for next to nothing. I was given one that just needed a little tlc and some new wheels. Ive put about 6000mi on it without a single issue. Bike, gear and trailer weighs about 1000lbs.


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Yes, you can find used trailers on CL for fairly cheap. So if you have the space you can search for a deal.

My main reason for the HF is I could fold it in the garage.


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Yes, you can find used trailers on CL for fairly cheap. So if you have the space you can search for a deal.

My main reason for the HF is I could fold it in the garage.
Yeah thats a pretty big concern for me, but I was curious as to whether my cars or cars like mine are able to tow a bike... I'll look for your build thread

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