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Last week I bought a little trailer to haul my bike around. It does a great job of hauling my bike and all my gear and doubles as a dressing room when I get to the track. It weighs between 1400 and 1500lbs when fully loaded and my Jeep pulls it around like it is hardly there. Great little trailer.



 

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yea, i used to have one, doesnt look like you do, unless it mounted inside. but get yourself a spare. when the wind comes and it starts to rock back and forth, mine tore two sidewalls because of it. i never left home without a spare after the second time!!

gtood luck with it, looks like a sweet mobile dressing room!!
 

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Looks like it's a 5x8 - is that correct?

I had a 6x10. Towed it with the Jeep a bunch this past spring.
 

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emarlowe39 said:
yea, i used to have one, doesnt look like you do, unless it mounted inside. but get yourself a spare. when the wind comes and it starts to rock back and forth, mine tore two sidewalls because of it. i never left home without a spare after the second time!!

gtood luck with it, looks like a sweet mobile dressing room!!
Yep, it came with a spare. I've been in the wind and it seems to stay planted. I'm wondering if there wasn't something wrong with your trailer.
 

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Looks like a great little trailer. Keep thinking one would be nice to have something like that from time to time. Good looking Jeep too.

I have to agree with above-never seen a trailer tear sidewalls from driving in wind that didn't have something else "wrong" with it. Either setup, placement, too large a tire, bad tires, any one of many variables-something doesn't sound right.

Best of Luck,

Mike
 

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Looks like it's a 5x8 - is that correct?

I had a 6x10. Towed it with the Jeep a bunch this past spring.
Yep, it's a 5x8. I first bought a 6x12 but after the first trip of about 500 miles I could tell it was a little too big. The Jeep seemed to handle it ok but I was just working the poor motor to death (too much wind resistance I think). I was going to trade it in for a 6x10 but I was afraid it might be a little too challenging for my Jeep also, so I went with the 5x8. It follows the Jeep around like it isn't even there and it is almost the exact same size so it isn’t sticking out, as much, catching a bunch of wind. In February I’m heading to Arizona for the start of the “Old-Timers International” MX series, which will be about a 2500-mile round trip, and I thought this trailer would be a lot more fun to drag along :) .
 

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i forget exactly what size mine was, but i want to say that it was definitly taller. so the only thing that i can think of is top heavy. i pulled it behind my 1500 chevy, so the tow vehicle wasnt too light. axles were straight, and there was no dog tracking at all as far as the trailer is concerned.
 
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