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Trailer suggestions for towing CVO roadglide
« on: August 06, 2020, 01:25:15 PM »

Hello all,

We are purchasing an Class C motorhome 23ft, with a I5 turbo diesel with 5K tow limit.

Trying to figure out if I should use my existing PJ T1 tilt trailer or replace it with an enclosed trailer.

81" x 16', trailer weights about 1900lbs with a metal deck, I could always purchase a rock shield to mount in front of the bike to protect against objects, or a mud flap option to the trailer hitch.

https://pjtrailers.com/videos/pj-single-axle-hd-tilt-t1-introduction

I dont use the PJ T1 trailer much, but if I purchased a new box trailer it would need to be large (3500 lbs) enough to tow my John Deere 1023e.

Cheers!
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Re: Trailer suggestions for towing CVO roadglide
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2020, 09:52:25 PM »

I'm a huge fan of the Aluma MC10 trailer coupled with the Wheeldock system. I bought the mounting bar that turns the wheeldock into a quick release setup and have it permanently (well, It's bolted on and I'll never take it off) on the trailer. My quad sits on the trailer in the summer time and that QR bar is not in the way at all.

https://www.alumaklm.com/recreational/motorcycle/mc10-motorcycle-trailer

https://wheeldock.com/products/wheeldock?variant=26294025411
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Re: Trailer suggestions for towing CVO roadglide
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2020, 09:14:18 AM »

I'm a huge fan of the Aluma MC10 trailer coupled with the Wheeldock system. I bought the mounting bar that turns the wheeldock into a quick release setup and have it permanently (well, It's bolted on and I'll never take it off) on the trailer. My quad sits on the trailer in the summer time and that QR bar is not in the way at all.

https://www.alumaklm.com/recreational/motorcycle/mc10-motorcycle-trailer

https://wheeldock.com/products/wheeldock?variant=26294025411

I totally agree!
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Re: Trailer suggestions for towing CVO roadglide
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2020, 10:32:00 AM »

While the Aluma open trailers are great (I own a MC 10), if you plan to tow in the winter you will get a lot of salt on the m/c. I towed f/ AB to AZ in a blizzard 3 yrs ago and have been fighting electrical issues ever since. An enclosed trailer is always better if you can handle the weight.
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Re: Trailer suggestions for towing CVO roadglide
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2020, 11:13:03 AM »

Solution: Let the wife drive the Motorhome and you ride the bike! TADA!

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Re: Trailer suggestions for towing CVO roadglide
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2020, 12:37:31 PM »

I really think if you bought a decent enclosed trailer in the end you would not regret it.

I haven't used it that much for the bike, less then a dozen trips, but when I did it was nice to have. For one thing, the bike was parked in the garage every night.

I use aircraft aluminum track on the floor and Condor chocks, which I stopped bolting down years ago.
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Re: Trailer suggestions for towing CVO roadglide
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2020, 10:44:52 AM »

Buy an Ironhorse enclosed I love Mine put about 8000 miles on it.
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Re: Trailer suggestions for towing CVO roadglide
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2020, 09:38:18 PM »

Buy an Ironhorse enclosed I love Mine put about 8000 miles on it.

+1, me also...
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Re: Trailer suggestions for towing CVO roadglide
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2020, 10:20:41 AM »

I have an ultimate trailer. Dont use it much but i can load bike alone in a minute or two. It tows great
https://www.theultimatetrailers.com
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Re: Trailer suggestions for towing CVO roadglide
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2020, 11:29:01 AM »

Buy an Ironhorse enclosed I love Mine put about 8000 miles on it.

I looked at the Ironhorse before I bought my Aluma, those things are stupid expensive!
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Re: Trailer suggestions for towing CVO roadglide
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2020, 09:43:18 AM »

I looked at the Ironhorse before I bought my Aluma, those things are stupid expensive!

Yes, and have excellent resale value and minimal drag on fuel economy, so the total cost of ownership pretty low.
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Re: Trailer suggestions for towing CVO roadglide
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2020, 07:03:49 PM »

Thanks all!

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Re: Trailer suggestions for towing CVO roadglide
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2020, 12:45:22 AM »

I bought a new trailer this year. It is an enclosed Legend brand. 7’x14’  ramp rear door, side rv style door and it is all aluminum. It has a 3’ V nose and is aerodynamic. The trailer weighs 1950 pounds . Less than some flatbeds. During the pandemic they are making bargains. I got mine for 6700 out the door. It pulls great.

Installed a biker bar and now loading takes about 5 minutes to open the ramp, ride it in and lock the door.
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Re: Trailer suggestions for towing CVO roadglide
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2020, 10:26:34 AM »

Forget open trailers- you spend lots of cash and time making your bike look pretty and then tow it on an open trailer through the rain, dust, snow etc. No way! Buy an enclosed aluminum trailer and you'll never look back. You'll have piece of mind that your bike is safe. The extra space to carry gear and your tools is priceless.
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Re: Trailer suggestions for towing CVO roadglide
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2020, 10:47:25 AM »

Forget open trailers- you spend lots of cash and time making your bike look pretty and then tow it on an open trailer through the rain, dust, snow etc. No way! Buy an enclosed aluminum trailer and you'll never look back. You'll have piece of mind that your bike is safe. The extra space to carry gear and your tools is priceless.

If you are worried about keeping the bike clean, buy a Geza Gear cover, protects 100%. I like the open trailer as it makes observing/checking the tie downs much easier and quicker. I towed two baggers f/ AB to AZ in a 7x14 enclosed trailer and unbeknownst to me the tie downs on one became loose and damaged both bikes.
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Re: Trailer suggestions for towing CVO roadglide
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2020, 12:00:39 PM »

I have a 7x14 enclosed trailer made by stealth. It holds two bikes no problem and like stated before, it's like having a traveling garage. Done riding for the day and they get put on the trailer every night. Keeps them protected from any storms that might roll through over night and keeps people from messing with them. Not only that but when driving down the road if you get caught in bad weather they are protected from any potential damage.
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Re: Trailer suggestions for towing CVO roadglide
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2020, 01:32:31 PM »

Iron horse  is the way to go. Very light and goes thru the wind great. Great people. i have been to CA then FL 3 times no problems. i added a camera to the back to see what is going on . Billy
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Re: Trailer suggestions for towing CVO roadglide
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2020, 08:42:17 PM »

I just received a quote from a Texas dealer and yes the are pricey.

Twice what an aluminum trailer would be.

Sure are nice though.

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« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2020, 07:11:24 AM »

More important than the brand are the features as most of these trailer manufactures get their parts from the same places. For me must haves on an enclosed trailer are : V Nose, dual axle, electric brakes, venting system, rubberized floor coating, mounted spare tire to name a few things.  I’ve had a bendron titan for 10 years and have put 40k miles on it doing some long trips all over the country with my wife. If you shop around for a 7x14, you can probably find one with all those features for about $5k.
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Re: Trailer suggestions for towing CVO roadglide
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2020, 09:14:43 AM »

Two cents here...for the first time ever, we trailered to Sturgis this year (actually, first time trailering, ever).  With the heat being an issue for me as I'm aging (and recent but fixed health issues) and all the COVID BS, it only made sense to trailer if we wanted to go.

I love the Aluma two bike trailers.  Light weight but sturdy buggers...however, they are not enclosed.  The Aluma enclosed trailers are just out of our price range.

Enclosed really was the only answer.  Mainly because of the reasons mentioned previously about keeping the bikes clean and having a garage space at our destination.  I searched for about 3 months before finding a real bargain at a place in Bowling Green, KY (Trailer World...ask for Steve).  We ended up with a larger trailer than we wanted but it was used, had about 100 miles total on it and was a 2019 model.  7X16, fully finished inside (aluminum walls/ceiling, rubber floor and on ramp, e-trac down the center).  This thing set us back $6,000 out the door.  If you don't get in a hurry and purchase smartly, you can find a bargain.  This thing new, priced with the options was around $8,500.

Iron Horse is just down the road from us in TN.  Those things are VERY nice but VERY pricey, resale value or not.  While you can use them for hauling more than just a bike, that's what they are set up for.

We have a trailer now that can work for all kinds of things and didn't cost us a fortune.  With my Chieftain, I can't use the B&W biker bar (dang it) but second choice was the Wheel Dock Chock...best chock bar none.  Easy to load and, following their instructions, much better to tie down without compressing the front forks.  We used the bar mount like mentioned above so when we have other things in the trailer, the chocks are easy to remove.  We got two, one for my Chieftain and the second for Rick's Skunk.  We got model 4's and they worked like a charm, no spacers needed.

With this first experience of trailering and after 3,200 miles, these are the choices I'd make if we had to do it again, too. 
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