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Offline VMAN

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Loading a double trailer with one bike
« on: November 19, 2009, 03:31:17 pm »
I will be using a mate's double bike trailer, with railings and stuff for two bikes.
I only want to load the GS on it. Do I need to put it in the center, or is it fine on one side?

Else I need to move the guide railings (in which the weels go) and the L-piece in front where the front wheel fastens into.
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Re: Loading a double trailer with one bike
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2009, 03:32:25 pm »
round the block no problem , more than that i would load it in the centre of the trailer

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Re: Loading a double trailer with one bike
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2009, 03:36:14 pm »
Take another bike with.....or move the rails.
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Re: Loading a double trailer with one bike
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2009, 03:37:10 pm »
Get a box and fit it to the other side.
Store all the kit in there,

I'm waiting for my trailer to arrive setup like this.
 

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Re: Loading a double trailer with one bike
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2009, 06:34:14 pm »
If you use the trailer as is, balance as best as you can with weight, but keep the heaviest to the right (behind the driver).  I towed horses often and when loading only one, loaded to right, and the trailer "behaves" better, especially when cornering and when roads have a heavy camber.
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Re: Loading a double trailer with one bike
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2009, 08:09:34 pm »
Front wheel in the righthand rail, backwheel in the left rail.
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Re: Loading a double trailer with one bike
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2009, 08:10:25 pm »
The Bm weighs enough for 2 bikes!  :imaposer:  :pot:
Why not just lie it down and spread out the load?
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Re: Loading a double trailer with one bike
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2009, 09:00:12 pm »
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Re: Loading a double trailer with one bike
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2009, 09:43:35 pm »
Put the car on the trailer and tow it with the bike......
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Re: Loading a double trailer with one bike
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2009, 09:55:17 pm »
Are you coming down to Cape Town ? If so you can bring my newly acquired X-Challenge down from Jhb. No seriously- I'll be happy to pay for the favour. PM me
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Re: Loading a double trailer with one bike
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2009, 09:44:52 am »
I will also be trailering down to CT around the 19th. December. Might have space for your bike, let me know if you dont come right.   - HighJack off! Sorry. :D
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Re: Loading a double trailer with one bike
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2009, 05:05:25 pm »
Thanx Catchy- preferably I'd like it earlier, but if not organised within a week I'll contact you. :thumleft:
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