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Old 01-13-2014, 05:13 PM   #331 (permalink)
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That MGB trailer represents the best use for those piles of compressed rust known as British sports cars.

That blue trailer with the pillows and the netting- looks great for those under 4' tall.
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:29 PM   #334 (permalink)
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Yesterday I saw a '06-'11 Civic towing a small open trailer.
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Today I went at the BRP dealer in my hometown, and got quite disappointed to know that the Can-Am Spyder can't legally tow a trailer back here, altough even an entry-level 125cc can do so
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I am going to buy one of these next week:
Utility Trailer 4'x8' - Heavy Duty Folding Utility Trailer
$290, so how can I go wrong? It even folds up and stores upright on caster wheels.

The reviews say to expect Chinese in a bad way but with some tinkering it is alright. I plan to pull the motorcycle up to the cabin all summer with the Matrix.
I have this exact trailer for 6 years with no problems. I pull my 06 warrior with ease. I tow it with my S-10 but wouldn't try it with my Prius C. (edit) i'm sorry i have the 1740# trailer. Looks the same.

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These are a 2nd-generation Volkswagen Gol and a 2nd-generation Volkswagen Parati, basically the same old Fox with a different body. Altough it was supposed to have an all-new platform when they were introduced in '94, it's basically the same old BX platform, itself a simplified version of the B1 platform used in the Dasher...



Oh, how could I forget this liquid-cooled '06-'13 Kombi with a trailer?
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:28 AM   #339 (permalink)
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My take-

I do a lot of various hauling (property management and repair, you would not believe how many tube tvs ive had to get rid of as an example).

I started out with a truck, but trucks are specific use ,and like said early in the thread, while good for some things, come up short in others. After going through a lot of different pickups small and large, i started switching over to vans, which has more versatility as far as load and security and much more efficient load space layout, but then i lost the high load capability.
Thats when i bought a small trailer to handle things like an upright fridge, and so on. However, sometimes that trailer was too small, i was eating through tires and replacing bearigs a lot, and when you are not using it, it needs to be stashed as its easily stolen.

My advice is find out where the closest uhaul is. I on average rent a trailer for 10 to 20 bucks once a month for single use applications. I choose trailer size and type for each application, open or closed. Uhaul maintains them, and i have not found a single private owned trailer that comes close to the HD way uhaul trailers are constructed, they are incredibly durable.

This way i dont have to worry about maintenance, registration, storage, or not having just the right trailer for the job. All i have to worry about is availability, which i havent had much of a problem with on the smaller trailers.

If you are near a uhaul, i say dont even bother buying a trailer, renting is easier
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:12 AM   #340 (permalink)
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Trailer rental is not so usual in my country.

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