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hi all,

Thinking of getting a trailer to tow behind the camper for the Alp etc- the misses dont like camping.

what do you use ? would need to be galanised with a ramp and tie down points plus carry around 300kg.

Anyone used those fancy low loading types with Air suspension? saw one at Bergerac with a 1200gs adventurer on and thought wow :confused:.

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hi all,

Thinking of getting a trailer to tow behind the camper for the Alp etc- the misses dont like camping.

what do you use ? would need to be galanised with a ramp and tie down points plus carry around 300kg.

Anyone used those fancy low loading types with Air suspension? saw one at Bergerac with a 1200gs adventurer on and thought wow :confused:.

cheers
Always dubious about bike trailers as they can only be used for that purpose. I was given an old trailer tent a while ago that needed a new awning and some stiching wouldn't have took much to repair.





Which then led to this





then in to the garage for welding to stiffen up the chasis









Since these were taken i had some sheets of ali chequer plate given to me from work so i cut them dow to fit the floor and have screwed several eye bolts through the chasis so i can ratchet strap everything down securly and can now carry 2 offroaders side by side or 1 bike in the centre. I have screwed peices of 4inch x 4 icng wood on the floor to keep the wheels straight but the advantange is it can also be used a normal trailer. The whole thing cost me about £150 for materials wood, screws metal tubing for chasis, paint etc



My loading ramp is a peice of 8ich x 2 inch to ride up
 

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Thinking of getting a trailer to tow behind the camper for the Alp etc- the misses dont like camping.s

we've been having similar thoughts for a while now, we've got a garage on our motorhome but it's only big enough for a 125 scooter and my daughter wont let me take hers away :(

so we too are thinking trailer, I quite fancy one of the fold up ones as I can stow this in the motorhome garage when not in use.
 

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we've been having similar thoughts for a while now, we've got a garage on our motorhome but it's only big enough for a 125 scooter and my daughter wont let me take hers away :(

so we too are thinking trailer, I quite fancy one of the fold up ones as I can stow this in the motorhome garage when not in use.
be carefull with the fold up ones the cheap ones on ebay do just that fold up while towing
 

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cheers all,
should have taken that coarse on welding at colledge:( will look on ebay for a suitable base trailer then modify it , would get some army ammo boxes for the tools and other junk we carry unless I can find a box somewhere.

agree jason, bike trailers are a waste as a small flat trailer has dual use but finding something light thats strong is hard. would really love a twin axel trailer as they ride better but the "travellers" steal them unless the wheels are removed round here:mad:.
 

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I've made three trailers ,1 for go-carts,1 for scramblers and 1 for a racing grass track car and tyres.
As long as you can source the bits needed and can buy the right size steel (easily done) just think it through ,make your plans ,remembering balance and get a welder to bung it together for you .
You can even make it telescopic for storage.
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I dont think i would want too tow a 300kg bke on that trailer tent conversion, supension units very likely only 250kg units so add the wood /frame etc and you have a payload of under 200kg i reckon
 

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I dont think i would want too tow a 300kg bke on that trailer tent conversion, supension units very likely only 250kg units so add the wood /frame etc and you have a payload of under 200kg i reckon
weight plate on mine said 450kg before i stiffened it up so pulling 300kgsw ouldn't be an issue, only issue ifor me is wheelbase on some bikes is touch and go, trailer could do with being a foot longer
 

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I knew you would be on top of it Jason , just what went through my mind when i saw it, and worth anyone thinking about if they where to do a similar conversion
 

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ive just sold an Erde single bike trailer light easy to stow away and could carry a big bike like the GS with ease:thumbup:
 

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Hi Tramp,

Here are my trailers. The one below is based on a military sankey trailer, I can take the trailer body off and swap it for the bike carrier in about 10 minutes and back again when it's time to go to the tip. I built it so that it can rescue a bike anywhere the Land Rover can get to. Being based on a sankey trailer means it's built like the proverbial you know what and can carry pretty much any bike, but getting the bike up there is a pain, so for normal use, enter the other trailer I bought a few weeks ago. Axle gross weight is 600kg but the trailer is rated to carry a 400kg load. In reality this means one big Beemer GS fully loaded or two smaller Transalp type bikes.

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If I was going to have just the one trailer though for one bike then I would probably get a normal trailer with a drop down rear tail gate that you could use for everything, like this one I borrowed off a mate a few years back; it's based on a caravan chassis, but no need nowadays to chop a caravan up as there are loads of good trailers out there.

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If you want to build/adapt your own, you can buy the galvanised wheel channels on ebay for about £45. They have a steel hoop at the end at the end to hold the front wheel upright and are the same ones the trailer manufacturers use on their trailers. You can bolt them to any flat-bed or chassis, add some tie-downs and you're off.
 
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