Trinity MT3 Motorcycle Trailer

The Trinity MT3 Three Rail Motorcycle Trailer Review

The Trinity MT3 Three Rail Motorcycle Trailer Review

Moving a motorcycle from one location to another takes some planning – moving two or more requires a complete transport solution which can safely carry them on the road. A big truck is one of these, but not everyone has one of those, and even fewer have the money to pay for the massive amounts of fuel they consume. A good tow vehicle, however, is not that hard to find – even the modern family sedan can tow enough weight to carry a motorcycle or two. What you need is a trailer, and The USA Trailer Store has that: The Trinity MT3 Three Rail Motorcycle Trailer.

Trinity MT3 Three Rail Motorcycle Trailer

The Trinity MT3 three rail motorcycle trailer is an ideal platform for transporting three bikes at once, or two bagger-style cruisers, to any destination which the road travels. The MT3 is built of a tubular steel frame for incredible strength and light weight. On top of that frame resides a five by seven foot (1.5 by 2.1 meters) diamond-plate deck which is designed for multipurpose use; all the user must do is remove the included wheel chocks and rails. Those wheel supports, when combined with the numerous tie-down points, allow each of the bikes to be held firmly in place. Thirteen inch (33 cm) chrome wheels connect to a torsion axle which both provide for a smooth ride and protect the bikes on board from bearing the bumps and jolts of the local or foreign tarmac. The Trinity MT3 is more than just a trailer, it is a workhorse.

As for portability, the Trinity MT3 Three Rail does not fold and stand up like the many popular folding trailers, but it is much less expensive and more flexible. With the ramp at back being wide and easily deployable and combined with the individual wheel chocks, loading the MT3 is very easy and can be done with only one person, saving you time and trouble. The entire unit only weighs in at 425 pounds (193 kg), but is strong enough to hold any group of two or three motorcycles you can fit upon it. Even with three full-sized bikes (non-cruisers) loaded up, the Trinity MT3 Three Rail motorcycle trailer can be pulled from any vehicle that can handle a Class II or above hitch.

Taking out the Trinity MT3 Three Rail is as simple as any well-made trailer. Hook the trailer up to your tow vehicle, deploy the back ramp, push the bike up onto one of the three rails (be careful to load it evenly), tie it down, move on to the next bike, and the next (if necessary), and then slide the ramp into place and you are ready to move out. On the road the trailer is well-behaved and rides very smoothly thanks to its integrated suspension. Of course, you must remember that you are pulling what amounts to a second, un-powered vehicle behind you, so take care. Unloading is just as easy as putting a bike on board and, when you are done, simply fold in the rear section and it will fit into a small parking space. (Again it is not as compact as some folding models, but it is also nearly US$1000 less.) Carrying bikes should be this easy every time, and the Trinity MT3 Three Rail motorcycle trailer stands as one of the best choices on the market today.Suggested retail for the Trinity MT3 Three Rail motorcycle trailer is supposed to be US$2650, but its average is around $1700, less on eBay. Finding this unit is not very difficult, so ask around, you may end up finding a local shop where you can get great service and a low price.

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Ultra Tow Single Rail Motorcycle Trailer

Ultra-Tow Single-Rail Folding Motorcycle Trailer Review

Ultra-Tow Single-Rail Folding Motorcycle Trailer Review

Numerous folding motorcycle trailer models are available to the interested motorcycle owner in need of a towing solution. Along with the quantity of choices, the quality of trailers has also improved over time…but you often pay dearly for the top tier models. The Ultra-Tow Single-Rail Folding Motorcycle Trailer is one from the higher end of the quality scale, is a worthwhile and widely available choice for transporting a motorcycle, and is actually rather inexpensive.

Finding a place to purchase the Ultra-Tow single-rail motorcycle trailer is as simple as finding an Internet connection, but try your local dealer first – you might find a good deal there. Once you do get a good look at one, the idea behind why these are so popular becomes very obvious – the Ultra-Tow folds up into a tidy, tiny package and will store easily against almost any wall; it will collapse into a space about five by five by two feet in size. When you need the Ultra-Two single-rail, you simply unfold it, lock everything in place, and you are ready to go.

Constructed with a frame of steel and a rail and deck of aluminum, the Ultra-Tow single-rail motorcycle trailer can haul up to 700 pounds (317.5 kg) – suitable for most production motorcycles sold today, though not all. The deck is a full six feet long and just under a foot wide, again accommodating a wide variety of bikes. The two wheels are 12 inches (30.5 cm) in diameter and nearly five inches wide for solid tracking on the road and decent bump-absorption. Those wheels come equipped with both fenders and proper lighting on the top of each. There is also a built-in ramp and an anchor bar across the trailer tongue with burly loops on each end; these work to hold your motorcycle firmly into the built-in front wheel ‘pocket’, which acts like a chock, when tie-downs are employed. The Ultra-Tow Single-Rail motorcycle trailer has a rich feature list.

The predominant attributes of the Ultra-Tow Single-Rail seem to be strength and light weight – the unit weighs only 290 pounds (132 kg) – and those are the two most desired in a motorcycle trailer. The ramp, which doubles as a rear ‘gate’ of sorts, makes loading very easy, and once the motorcycle is secured in place and the trailer hooked-up to the tow vehicle, it makes for a reliable mode of transport. The whole trailer is well-made and durable, though some state highway systems may put this to the test. The coupler is a very common 1 7/8 inch and should fit any hitch within the market where it is sold; safety chains are shipped with the unit. Unloading the Ultra-Tow single-rail trailer is just as simple as the first part: drop the ramp and roll the bike down to the tarmac, and you can make use of the rugged sideboards. Folding things back up for storage is simple, but does take some coordination.

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Looking for the Ultra-Tow single-rail motorcycle trailer is as simple as looking through your favorite search engine or contacting your local dealer. The suggested retail price is US$800, and that is where it is most often priced; however, free shipping is often included. That is a fair bit, but much less than many in this class – and the Ultra-Tow single-rail motorcycle trailer comes with a limited 12 month warranty on parts. This is the transportation your motorcycle will enjoy taking advantage of and what you spend can easily be factored over the many years of service one will likely get from the Ultra-Tow single-rail.

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Ace Single Motorcycle Trailer

Ace Single Rail Folding Motorcycle Trailer Review

Ace Single Rail Folding Motorcycle Trailer Review

The One Single Rail Folding Motorcycle TrailerThe market for folding motorcycle trailers has constantly grown over the last few decades; it started with one good idea and it took off right after customers learned just how handy these appendages can be for the rider who needs to haul a bike. Once the job is done, these trailers will fold up and usually fit into a small space against a garage wall or under a bench. What may be the simplest and most functional form of this innovation is now available: Ace Single Rail Folding Motorcycle Trailer.

The USA Trailer Store manufactures Ace Single Rail folding motorcycle trailer along with many other popular models, and that status was earned as a direct result of quality construction. The One is made of high-grade steel which is specifically designed to be strong where needed and lightweight everywhere else. That weight is right around 264 pounds (120 kg), which puts it at the low end of the scale; that saves fuel and your tow vehicle some stress. And, when you are done, it takes just minutes to fold The One Single Rail folding trailer into a very small package which should fit in a small corner of your garage.

The steel rail and ramp run right down the middle of Ace Single Rail trailer and both are designed to guide the motorcycle right onto the unit with no chance of veering off and going “crunch.” At the front of this rail is a chock-type stop for the front tire, and a cross-bar mounted to the trailer’s tongue has a loop on each end for affixing tie-downs. The wheels are a full twelve inches (30.5 cm) in diameter and are shod with trailer-specific tires. Each of those wheels has a fender and a tail/brake light which is connected to the tow vehicle’s electrical system. The entire unit is powdercoated in black for long-lasting durability. The One Single Rail has only what it needs for a safe and secure transport of your motorbike and nothing it doesn’t need – economy is the focus here.

Moving one sportbike or cruiser on The Ace Single Rail motorcycle trailer is very simple, as it is with many of these units. Simply affix the trailer to your tow vehicle, slide out the ramp, push the bike onto the trailer, and then secure it in place using quality tie-downs. After that, all that is left is to slide the ramp back into its cubby, lock it there, and then you can drive to wherever you need to be. Unloading is the opposite of the above, and the low height makes it an all one person affair. Collapsing the trailer for storage will take about five minutes once you are well-versed in the process, and all you have to do is stick it somewhere until you need it again. The Ace Single Rail motorcycle trailer is one of the simplest motorcycle trailers on the market – and it is among the lightest and most durable as well.

Suggested retail price for The Ace Single Rail motorcycle trailer is around US$1170, but it can be found for less – check with your local dealer as you may find a good discount. This piece of equipment is designed to last for your lifetime, so all you need do is take good care of it and you will have an easy-to-store and simple-to-use single motorcycle transport solution for the rest of your riding life.

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Droptail Motorcycle Trailer

Drop-Tail Two-Up Motorcycle Trailer Review

The Drop-Tail Two-Up Motorcycle Trailer

The Drop-Tail Two-Up Cruiser / Sport Bike Trailer is the ultimate in un-covered motorcycle transportation, and likely the most expensive as well. Luxurious is an applicable description of this design, along with flexible and capable, but those are standard with Drop-Tail. The only thing which keeps people away is the cost of entry, but these units can be found used in some areas; do some searching and an old Internet auction site could get you one reasonably quick.A surprising feature of the Drop-Tail line is that they are foldable for very easy storage, though they do weigh in at 660 pounds without a load, so you need some strength to move it around. The total weight can increase quickly, though, and this thing can take it easily with a maximum load of 2100 pounds. Certain accessories will allow that number to be reached ever more quickly if you bring along a substantial amount of gear, fuel or your friend’s bike.

Made of high quality steel and aluminum with an integrated deck, which polishes up rather nicely, the Drop-Tail unit is a capable Class II trailer. The extra space is immensely useful for a motorcyclist on a long trip, or one who regularly transports bikes for shows or for shop work. It also means that this trailer can carry an ATV, or two, or a golf cart, or UTV or you can just use it to haul a ton of your stuff – plenty of flexibility is included.

Even when the Drop-Tail is folded, it has a useful storage shelf for keeping your towing accessories all in one place while taking up less space. The integrated lighting is then safely tucked away and a powder-coated finish means that it is durable enough to be opened and closed often.

The innovative part of this trailer is its namesake, a rear half which can be hydraulically lowered to make loading very simple and safe – a drop-tail. And, obviously, there is not a need for any ramps, though there is a tailgate which serves as a small extension. Plus, the Two-Up Drop-Tail model comes equipped with two motorcycle front wheel chocks already installed; yet another safety and comfort feature to add to this one’s list.

Your tow vehicle must be able to handle the weight and the two-inch hitch – a ball hitch is needed – and the Drop-Tail is relatively large with a maximum length and width being 126 and 91 inches, respectively. With the proper tug up front, this thing will be stable at above-legal speeds due mostly to the fact that it rides on 13 inch wheels which are held to the chassis using high-spec torsion axle.

It must be said of this trailer that it is well-made and very well-constructed; the Drop-Tail is a professional grade trailer. Being so, though, also means that it is heavy, but it can also carry more than your average pick-up truck and yet fold away into a corner of your garage. Taking time to get used to its design is highly recommended. Once you do, and you take the Drop-Tail out on the road with your motorcycle loaded, it feels amazingly safe and rides very smoothly even across unkempt byroads around this area.

It will cost you a significant amount at a retail price of US$2,850, plus the cost of a spare wheel and other likely accessories, you will need to have a reason to justify it – hedge fund managers need not worry. However, this Drop-Tail Two-Up trailer is a vehicle which will actually get you as much attention as what you have on it. You get what you pay for, and the Drop-Tail is a prime-time ready motorcycle carrier which will serve many more purposes in its long lifetime.

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Trailer-IN-A-Bag Motorcycle Hauler

The Trailer in a Bag Review

The Trailer in a Bag Review

If ever a product lived up to its name, the Trailer in a Bag would be about as perfectly descriptive as you can get – it aptly says what it is. The unit would appear to be about as basic as possible for being considered legal on the road; in fact, the most heard comment seems to be that the wheels look as if they belong on a child’s tricycle. However, the many people who have taken the jump and made use of the Trailer in a Bag have been rather complimentary of how it performs – honestly, do your own search and you will find the same thing. Its main claim to fame is the primary reason for making the purchase, and that is its portability. That means that if it only performs adequately as a trailer, its ability to break down and be carried in a car’s trunk would make this carrier worth looking into seriously. So, what is the Trailer in a Bag?

The Trailer in a Bag is made in the state of Florida by a company whose sole focus appears to be this product. This is often a good thing since you have to make something well to continue existing in the market. The Trailer in a Bag is made of structural-grade steel (the kind used to build your average skyscraper) that is 1/4 inch in thickness, yet it still remains light; it only weighs 140 pounds, with the heaviest single part tilting the scales at only 33 pounds. The coupler is the standard 2 inch with a 3500 pound rating, and the spindles on each axle are rated at 1000 pounds each. Attached to that are eight-ply tires coupled to bearings rated for 7500 RPM, and designed for regular use. The upside of the light weight also includes a tongue weight of between 120 and 160 pounds, which means it will work with virtually all hitch types.

The length of the trailer, when assembled, is nearly 6 feet long (71 inches), and even that can be extended with an optional accessory kit. That is only one of the many possible changes you can make to the unit in order to suit your taste, needs or local regulations. On-road conspicuity is handled with a proper lighting setup; though it is rather simple, it does work. The wheels sit around 60 inches apart for added stability and it will work very well on the highway according to many owners. The newer models have been designed to use a condor wheel chock which increases the overall stability of the bike and trailer combination, and gives you some peace of mind.

Probably the most important part is that you can carry a motorcycle weighing up to 2000 pounds at any legal speed, you can load a bike onto the Trailer in a Bag alone, it works very well with virtually any configuration of towing vehicle, and it collapses down to fit within a 48 inch long duffel bag included with the purchase. And, assembly is said by the manufacturer to take around five minutes or so once you are experienced with the process.

Trailer in a Bag is an honest revelation in convenience as far as motorcycle trailers are concerned; it will suit almost any motorcycle in production today, though some will require the extension. The highway manners of the carrier are very respectable, and it handles fine behind a medium sized sedan. It’s rather small size actually helps here, but you should practice with it before setting off on a long trip with no experience. If you live in an apartment or you have limited space at either your home or your destination, the Trailer in a Bag will fit in a space similar to that of large suitcase.

All in all, the Trailer in a Bag outperformed expectations and it can be recommended without worry, but be sure to take care good care of it. The base model will set you back US$1195, but there are probably some accessories you will want to purchase. And, there is a double-rail version for pulling two motorcycles which sells for $1000 more, with the same accessories applying here as well. The Trailer in a Bag is a great solution for transporting your ride.

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Stinger Motorcycle Trailer

The Stinger Folding Motorcycle Trailer Review

The Stinger Folding Motorcycle Trailer

Stinger trailer The number one problem with a trailer of any type is storing the thing; even if you must use one every single day, finding a good place to park can be tough if you do not have our own house or simply have limited space. This is an oft-repeated complaint on just about any motorcycle forum as there are plenty of people who would rather trailer their motocross or race bike behind their family vehicle, and yet be able to easily store the thing when not in use. There are several carriers out there meeting this requirement, but many are pricey. For the low entry price of US$1400, the Stinger folding motorcycle trailer appears to be a real bargain. Maybe it is…

 

Coming out of Richmond, California, created and made by Rod Haskins is the Stinger, a rather cleaver yet simple folding motorcycle trailer. To be honest, this trailer is actually over-engineered, but in a way which benefits the user to a large extent. Much of the unit is made of high-grade steel which is powder coated for long-lasting durability. Where other trailers might have a bulky frame, the Stinger is simplistic and hooked directly to a heavy-duty 3500-pound axle which runs similarly durable submersible-grade (meaning from boat trailers) bearings. Those are connected to some rather smallish eight inch diameter wheels wearing six-ply tires which are rated for sustained speeds of 70 MPH.

For holding the bike to the Stinger trailer, a high-strength Condor front wheel chock is standard equipment and there are four tie-down points. The loading ramp actually does double duty as a sort of tail-gate adding more stability to a mounted bike, not to mention making loading very easy. Fenders are included, and the taillights are protected by metal guards and appear durable enough to handle their duty worthily. The hitch is specifically engineered to keep the trailer form flipping over in any way and is of standard type and size for most all applications.

Overall width of the trailer, from wheel to wheel, is right at 48 inches and the unit, sans motorcycle, weighs in at 180 pounds. The Stinger can carry just about any production motorcycle with wheelbase up to around 80” or so, but it folds down to 48 by 30 by 30 inches square – not exactly tiny, but small enough to fit in the back of many minivans, SUVs, and certainly most garages.

At first glance, the Stinger is very well-built – it looks tough as the steel it is made from. Each and every piece is solidly constructed and fit and finish are industrial-strength. Taking it from its storage mode to fully ready to haul is actually quiet smooth, though it can take some time to get used to the process. Loading a motorcycle is easy enough for one person, mostly due to its low stance, and there is a sidestand plate which can be mounted and a chock to hold the trailer level if it is not hooked up to a tow vehicle. When the Stinger is loaded up and under way, it is smooth and easy to control; it was very useful when hooked to a small car. One thing to consider, though, is that it is a short trailer and some larger vehicles may see it nearly disappear behind their tow vehicle – don’t forget it’s there!

The Stinger folding motorcycle trailer is rugged, well-built, easy to use, and will work well with virtually any motorcycle you can own. It is worth considering when you need to haul your bike anywhere you need to be.

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Port-A-Chopper Motorcycle Trailer

The Port-A-Chopper Motorcycle Transporter Review

The Port-A-Chopper Motorcycle Transporter

Port-A-Chopper Motorcycle TransporterThere are times during the life of a motorcyclist when it is necessary to get a bike from one point to another without being able to actually ride it between them. Doing so often requires a pickup truck, van or, if you have neither of those, a trailer. Of course, when you bring a trailer along, you must also find some place to store the thing when you reach your destination. That can be a real hassle when arriving at a hotel near a crowded event, or simply when you get home and need to put everything away. For this job, something light and which stores in a rather small space is that which you seek. Start that search with a look at the Port-A-Chopper Motorcycle Transporter from QC Metal Fab, Inc.

Out of Elkhart, Indiana, QC produces the Port-A-Chopper out of lightweight and very strong aluminum with channels in the rails 6.5 inches wide, thus fitting a very wide array of motorcycle tires. A smoother ride is provided by using a torsion axle suspension and hooking that into 8 inch high-speed trailer wheels and tires, which also feature six-ply construction. When hooking the Port-A-Chopper up to your tow vehicle, a handy adjustable wheel stop is standard which allows for 16 inches of adjustment to sort out the ideal tongue weight. For easy loading of your bike when you only have yourself there to do so, a rugged, stainless-steel kickstand pad is located in the perfect spot on the trailer to hold up your bike while you hook up and adjust the tie-down straps.

Port-A-Chopper Motorcycle Transporter

Now, to the important feature of the Port-A-Chopper; it can be assembled or disassembled in less than 15 minutes without the need for tools and by one person. The process is made easy by the use of high-tensile bent hitch pins and simple, easy to understand instructions. And, none of the individual parts weight more than 44 pounds. Once taken down, the unit will easily fit in a standard car trunk or in the back of an SUV. Given that capability, imagine how easy it will be to store in a garage and you have a good idea why this design is so handy.

What adds even more value to the Port-A-Chopper is how flexible it can be. There are numerous upgrades which can be purchased through QC Metal Fab, including larger trailer wheels, fenders (as they are legally required in some states), two wider versions of the tire rail channels for larger motorcycle tires, tie-down straps and even spare trailer wheels. You can even convert it so that it will work as a transport for your personal watercraft or simply turn it into a utility trailer.

When looking for a trailer which can be used at a moment’s notice for that important trip to wherever the riding is phenomenal, the QC Port-A-Chopper is the perfect tool. However, you could also use it for moving around a full-dress show bike. The total weight of the trailer itself is only a scant 275 pounds without options, but it can carry up to 925 pounds on its back in that form.

The basic, you-can-use-it-immediately Port-A-Chopper trailer version sells for US$1460 plus freight charges, with the additional options ranging in price from $39 to $405 depending on what you are buying (obviously). There are upgraded ‘packages’ which can save you some money and get you everything you need without much need for thought; this even includes a dual-rail version. The QC Metal Fab Port-A-Chopper is a wonderfully flexible tool for transporting your motorcycle wherever you need to take it.

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Kendon Dual Rail Motorcycle Trailer

Kendon Dual Stand Up Motorcycle Trailer Review

Kendon Dual Stand-Up Trailer Review

Kendon Dual Rail TrailerOwnership of a trailer requires that you have some place where you can store that auto appendage when it is not in use. Home ownership was once on the increase in the U.S. and in other parts of the world, but the recent trend has been towards condominiums and apartments as long-term living solutions; for them, space is a premium. Even home owners, though, are in situations now where saving space is a welcome thing in the household. Efficiency is exceedingly important to all of us as our collective resources become significantly less available. For the ultimate in quality, space-saving utility and flexibility, you are presented here with the Kendon Dual Stand-Up Trailer: a top of the line carrier for just about anything you need to tow.

The Kendon Dual Stand-Up Trailer is actually part of a series of trailer configurations. There are several different platforms upon essentially the same chassis; Kendon even makes an automotive carrier. The key difference between it and your normal trailer would be that, when not in use, the Stand-Up will stand up. It will fold up into a shape which only takes up a space 24 inches deep by 84 inches wide and 77 inches high – not bad, and well within a parking space at most complexes provided the sharing auto is not overly long. And, when folded, it has heavy-duty casters with which to roll the trailer into and out of storage position.
Kendon manufactures the Dual Stand-Up using a triangulated, round-tube steel frame – go ahead, think ‘trellis’ – which they powder coat for rust-resistant durability. The numerous configurations do differ somewhat from one another, but the Dual Stand-Up used here has two removable rails with moveable, integrated front wheel chocks. Setting the Kendon apart in the market are the independent torsion bar axles which ride on rubber cushioning and are connected to 13 inch wheels wearing radial buns.

Kendon Dual Rail TrailerThe Dual Stand-Up’s adjustable and removable rails allow for several configuration adjustments. In fact, this carrier can handle two cruisers, or two sportbikes, or one large, full-dress ultra-tourer or even an ATV. Kendon’s diamond-plate platform is low for easy loading, but it also allows you to use it as a basic utility hauler. Loading is a snap with the included ramps, the front wheel chocks are adjustable and locking, and it has several strategically placed tie-down points.

A simple four-pronged plug which runs right next to the standard two-inch ball hitch provides for all the necessary lighting, so make sure your tow vehicle is properly equipped. The Dual Stand-Up unit can carry 2000 pounds, and only weighs 400 pounds. And, the entire package feels very solid and well constructed; it will probably last longer than you if properly maintained.

The Kendon Dual will easily ride behind everything from a sport-wagon to a full-sized, heavy-duty pickup truck with ease. It does get loud when it is empty, so try to counter-weight it if you have to take it out unloaded. When the trailer is either half or fully loaded, it rides very smoothly and proves its brilliant design and quality build – rock solid stable.

The only negatives with the Kendon Dual would have to be the weight when you must stand it up alone; it can be a beast and even moving it around can challenging on a rough surface. The biggest complaint has to be the cost, though – it retails for US$2650! There are some used examples but not as many as you might think – Kendon builds them to last.

If you can afford the cost, it is very tough to find a trailer this versatile, this durable and this easy to store anywhere from anyone else. The Kendon Dual Stand-Up Trailer is a luxury ride for any, maybe all, of your motorcycles – present and future.

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