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Old 02-10-2014, 02:34 PM   #142 (permalink)
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BZP T-100 (2010) - '98 Toyota T-100 ext cab - 3.4L/auto SR5
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Originally Posted by American Viking View Post
Bam, Just a question.
You still intend to use this trailer as a cargo hauler right?

I've been looking at a few single wheel trailers to construct a two motorcycle hauler from, and naturally have been having thoughts about reducing the drag.
The first issue I keep running across, is how high the trailer deck is. That might not be an issue for you with your truck, but that seems to be going the wrong direction for someone working with a normal car.
Have you (or anyone else here) thought about building a lowboy frame version, where the center of the trailer is nothing but a backbone frame, suspension and the cargo space is split and hung to either side?
I will eventually move back to a useable cargo space (max 300lbs) but right now I'm just playing with the trailer to see how viable it is to build a tail cone/boat tail from this single wheel trailer platform. I'm currently at a standstill due to the weather and not wanting to go outside to play with the trailer. I'll eventually git the motivation to git back out there.

The issue I see with going with a low frame setup fer a single wheel trailer is the pivoting wheel. The length of the trailing wheel to the pivot point is the radius and will need enough clearance fer it to swing around. You'll also need to factor in the height of the wheel setup plus the load carrying capability. If yer rear wheel/hub setup is large enough to support the weight of both motorcycles, you would only have to worry about the pivot diameter of the wheel set.

I found this piccie of a single wheel low boy from Swivelwheel.com when they made it. I don't think they make it anymore...but I would've loved to have played with this one instead.


Swivelwheel.com does make a dual swivel wheel setup but it's pretty pricey, isn't recommended to be towed by anything less than 10,000lb dry weight/30' in length, and doesn't come in a low boy version. It does have up to a 1200lb load carrying capacity.
http://www.cruiserlift.com/swivelwheel58.html
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