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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2019, 5:12 pm
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Glad it worked out for you, those guy make a great product.
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All last night I was wondering if the 7x12 would be a better choice for me. I wonder if I really need the 14 foot/double axle. Hmmm...

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I got the single axle and added brakes, mostly because my truck has the brake actuator already installed.
It hauled an ST2, ST4s and a BMW f800st with no problems from VT to NC and back. 3 bikes is a little tight but manageable in the 80"X12'.
I used 3 Condor wheel chocks that worked well with the in floor tracks.
I think trailers are kind of like garages, you can never get them big enough...(if you have the right truck!)double-duty enclosed trailer-img_20190430_191156695_1557933725297.jpgClick image for larger version

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Congratulations on the new trailer, it sounds very nice. Now you will spend money on goodies to personalize the inside if the trailer.

FWIW, I am big fan of dual axle trailers. I had a tire lose it's tread going down a mountain in WV at a pretty good rate of speed in I-70. The second wheel on that side made it mostly a non-issue, but if it had been a single axle trailer, it could have been very ugly. It was partly my fault for not replacing the tire sooner, but I was glad that I had a dual axle trailer at that time. They are a bit harder to maneuver, but that's a small price to pay, for me anyway.

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FWIW, I am big fan of dual axle trailers. I had a tire lose it's tread going down a mountain in WV at a pretty good rate of speed in I-70. The second wheel on that side made it mostly a non-issue, but if it had been a single axle trailer, it could have been very ugly. It was partly my fault for not replacing the tire sooner, but I was glad that I had a dual axle trailer at that time. They are a bit harder to maneuver, but that's a small price to pay, for me anyway.
Good point for having dual axles...
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A 7 x 14 dual axle is the best bet for a multiple of uses. A dual axle tows/tracks better and has better resale down the road.

A 7x14 single axle is not a good option as it is wiggly at best when loaded. A 6x12 required me to put one bike in backwards due to width. An open trailer eliminates alot of space/tie down issues.

An enclosed trailer is great as you can use it for secure storage when you get to your destination. I keep my gear in it when I go on camp/ride trips.
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Thanks for all the feedback. I think I am going to stick with the 7 x 14 (tandem axle). It is a bit bigger than I need, but I do have the space for it in my driveway. I was thinking of an instance were if I took a bike up to Americade (my buddy owns a house on Lake George) it might get a bit tight in his driveway, but that's probably the only circumstance that comes immediately to mind. I'm used to hauling a 16' two-horse trailer with my Duramax, so I imagine it will be similar to that.
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