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Old 10-01-2013, 03:38 PM   #261 (permalink)
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You lost me there.
6 trips to get 1500-2000 lbs of wood ?
That's only 250-333 lbs per trip.

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Old 10-01-2013, 04:24 PM   #262 (permalink)
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It's about half a cord each trip.
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In the old continent not everyone would know what a cord is. Or firewood. Can't burn it in my gas-burning central heating system. When I chop a tree it goes out with the other garden mulch.

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I have a trailer design for the beetle now. Something multi purpose, 2000 pound capacity.
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It's about half a cord each trip.
Oops. I seem to have misread that.

Half a cord in one go is much more like it
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"Anyway I have done about 6 trips so far carrying about half a cord."
could have been written a little less ambiguously.
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skyking -- Seriously? That's about 4 times what I'd be comfortable with, or twice what the factory doesn't recommend.

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Non Trailer options

You know roof racks and bins, and / or hitch rack and bins may have more weight limitations but are a lot more economical that dragging a trailer.

Still not enough posts to show trailer substitute.

Oh, there is a more aerodynamic configuration for the green step stools. But we did this instead of pulling a trailer. We got 21.3 mpg on the trip, and went a lot faster than when we averaged 17.3 the year before. (10 to 20 mph faster) But the trailer was a 5x8 enclosed with 4' walls. I think we would have got 18 to 19 had we used the trailer with lower walls. (and the higher speed profile) The trips were somewhat different as well. (chicago to colorado vs chicago to wyoming)
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I had a single wheeled motorbike trailer which looked like a great idea at the time, small, made of aluminium, easy to store, fit inside a car with seat down, made like a long board with a hump for the wheel, light easy to tow, and a clever hitch design but after trying it out there was no suspension to speak of on it so it bounced around a lot was too light, at speed and I found out later was illegal because of the lack of suspension. I also thought that the one small wheel it had would need bearings often. It also shifted from side to side in an unnerving way when the bike was on it. click, click on the hitch, but mostly I think they don't catch on because of the suspension issue. Just my experience with a one wheel trailer.
I wouldn't use a trailer in a motorcycle, but the ones I saw in my most recent trip to Pelotas (a city halfway from my hometown to the Uruguayan border) had 2 wheels.
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It will have an aero shell on it that will hinge either forward or to either side as needed.
Ideally I will make some sides for it so I can lift the top up and camp under it.

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