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    Default Building a motorcycle trailer

    I will be building a trailer to haul my 3 hogs on, i have many ideas on how to plan this thing out, any one know of where to find plans, i never use plans on stuff like this but with tounge weight, ect, plans could come in handy, also any one have any tips on how they would tackle this. I have built a few trailers in the past, with good succes, i am curious as to what you guys have to say. Thanks kevin

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    I'm also curious. I'd like to build a trailer to put my TB302 on. Even though I don't need dual axles, I want them for a better ride. I also want shocks on it to smooth it out even further.
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    yea, i gotta bone up on where to buy all this stuff, i know tractor supply sells axles, ect. but i know that there are companies who specialize in selling trailer parts, any clue where to start, i can google it, but i like to get info from people who have hands on experience. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    yea, i gotta bone up on where to buy all this stuff, i know tractor supply sells axles, ect. but i know that there are companies who specialize in selling trailer parts, any clue where to start, i can google it, but i like to get info from people who have hands on experience. thanks
    No clue. I have a trailer mfg and supply place in town so I haven't researched it yet. I'm still in the stage of finding a trailer I really like and talking to the owner about it.
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    I'm a Rigid hitch dealer, Call them to find out where their closest dealer is.

    When building a motorcycle trailer ( There will never be enouph tie downs )

    If your going to build a fold down ramp dont forget to factor the ramp in on the tongue weight and make sure 10%- 15% of the trailer gross weight is on the tongue with the bikes on it.

    So lets say the trailer weighs 900 lbs. and each bike weighs 800 lbs. on a single axle trailer that is 3300lbs total.

    If your tonge weight is 330 lbs it will tow like a dream.

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    good point, is there any formula,s for where to place the axle, i was thinking of using only one axle, would two axles be a better set up, the trailer will not be very long, most likely about teen feet, for the deck, the bikes measure around 8 feet long, thanks, kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    I will be building a trailer to haul my 3 hogs on, i have many ideas on how to plan this thing out, any one know of where to find plans, i never use plans on stuff like this but with tounge weight, ect, plans could come in handy, also any one have any tips on how they would tackle this. I have built a few trailers in the past, with good succes, i am curious as to what you guys have to say. Thanks kevin
    Kevin,

    You ride the Bikes so probably not new to you but those bikes like to scrape bottom going up and down ramps- just a reminder when building the deck height and ramp length.

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    Ed's got a good point here,,,,, it is much easier and cheaper to take an existing trailer, and move the load around, until it's right, and bolt it down.

    Just in case anybody's interested, I've been buying all my trailer axles and parts from Southwest Wheel the last few years. http://www.trailerpart.com/

    No free shipping, as far as I know, but more important to me is the correct part, in a timely fashion.
    Obviously, I'm just a hack-artist, you shouldn't be listening to anything I say .....

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    yea, ed, i know about the hassle of using ramps, its the same thing with motorcycle jacks, i am looking for some thing used that i can cut, fit then weld together to make what i need, most people around here think that their trailers are made out of gold, the other post have shared some good web sites to check out, thanks for every ones help

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    Your supposed to ride motorcycles not haul them.
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