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Old 11-23-2012, 11:22 PM   #76
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Here's my setup. Hauling just the bikes:


Hauling 2 ATVs, 2 kayaks and 2 bikes:


Love the quality of the trailer. Light weight, and yet well built. Trailers very nicely behind the Nissan Frontier, even with the heavier load.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:23 PM   #77
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After the trailer came home, I took some time to mock up the rack. It's a little short for the bikes to be under it, unless the handlebars could be pointing out the back of the trailer...out from under the rack. I need to research other strapping techniques.

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Old 11-25-2012, 06:16 AM   #78
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Custom built out of "marine aluminum" to fit the rig.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:42 AM   #79
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The trailer deck is made of newer treated lumber. I pulled the screws out of it and where the screws were contacting the wood, they are rusting. So to protect my trailer from the treated lumber, I decided to paint the top/bottom/sides. I think I'm going to go get some counter sunk stainless screws to screw down the decking. No sense in letting the steel ones rust and break at some inopportune moment when trailering some precious cargo.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:56 AM   #80
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your screws may be rusting due to the chemicals used in the marine or pressure treated wood. spend the money and use galvanized, or stainless steel carriage bolts if you have the space to reach under the deck.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:14 PM   #81
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Hey BM, it looks like you have the bikes secured with some sort of fixed mounts? What is the product name and are they sufficient or do you supplement with straps? Thanks!

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Here's my setup. Hauling just the bikes:


Hauling 2 ATVs, 2 kayaks and 2 bikes:


Love the quality of the trailer. Light weight, and yet well built. Trailers very nicely behind the Nissan Frontier, even with the heavier load.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:03 PM   #82
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Just redecked ours with left over bleacher aluminum planking. Added the box on the front and some motorcycle chocks from Harbor Freight.


Blast from the past, but I've been looking everywhere for aluminum bleacher planks but an coming up snake eyes. Ebay? Craigslist?

Where did you find this decking? New? Used? Spendy? PM me please if you don't want to get into too much detail, but I just removed the pressure treated 2x8x10' boards....all 240 lbs worth. There's gotta be a lighter way.

Good looking trailer!

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Old 12-26-2012, 03:29 PM   #83
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Hey BM, it looks like you have the bikes secured with some sort of fixed mounts? What is the product name and are they sufficient or do you supplement with straps? Thanks!
I'm using the moto-cinch (motocinch.com) setup. No straps, secures the bikes by the foot pegs. Also has a Velcro strap to hold the front brake on. Takes less than 5 minutes to load the trailer. I am very happy with the system.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:50 PM   #84
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Great, thank you for the response. This may be the key to getting the KLR650 and two KLR 250's on the dual Kendon with optional 3rd rail - no strap angles to worry abbout. Been searching everywhere for a pic of a similar setup but no luck so far - Thnaks again!
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Great, thank you for the response. This may be the key to getting the KLR650 and two KLR 250's on the dual Kendon with optional 3rd rail - no strap angles to worry abbout. Been searching everywhere for a pic of a similar setup but no luck so far - Thnaks again!
Yeah, they are great for being able to stack bikes closer together. They use the same track as the airline l-track, so if you run a couple 4 ft strips of that, it gives you lots of loading options. If you order a set, check the height of your pegs and make sure you order the correct size. The first set I got were to long and I had to return them and get the smaller ones.
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:51 PM   #86
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El-cheapo harbor freight trailer, welded instead of bolted. Diamond tread deck and LED lights. Towed it all over the south east and out to New Mexico and never had a problem, not even a flat tire.

(truck has different rims now...lol)



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Old 12-27-2012, 03:07 AM   #87
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Here's my setup. Hauling just the bikes:


Hauling 2 ATVs, 2 kayaks and 2 bikes:


Love the quality of the trailer. Light weight, and yet well built. Trailers very nicely behind the Nissan Frontier, even with the heavier load.
Tell me about those "tie downs" please.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:49 PM   #88
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Tell me about those "tie downs" please.
motocinch.com See the discussion a few posts above on this page for more info...
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:27 AM   #89
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I became bored in the garage, so I turned my tilt trailer/overhead rack into a convertible shelter last month:

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Old 12-28-2012, 08:32 AM   #90
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what is the yellow material you used to cover it?
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