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Sheriffdoug

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Posted: 06/22/12 07:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What Brand, size, axels, openings, ramps, windows, vents, lights inside/outside. What options do you have, on your Cargo Trailer. Pictures please? What do you store? Can you see trailer with your mirrors? Parking? Hitch & Extension.
I would like your suggestions.


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Posted: 06/22/12 07:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't have an enclosed trailer, but I like Dexter and Quality brand axles with the Easy Lube set up. Many times you can get the next size larger axles at a small additional cost; say 5,000 lb axles instead of 3,500 lb axles. Also, make sure you get brakes on both axles. How much cargo weight will you be hauling?

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Posted: 06/22/12 08:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As above, depends on what you plan to haul. We haul wifes BIG handicap scooter, or 4x8 sheetrock or plywood, or use it for dump runs.

What Brand, Mirage Xtera

size, called a 4x8 but BE CAREFUL. I found most manufacturers cheat, and you could not put a 4x8 sheet of plywood flat on floor. With ours you can. Check BEFORE you buy that what you wish to carry will fit.

axels, one

openings, door on LEFT side, done as an option

ramps, yes

windows, no

vents, no

lights inside/outside. inside

What options do you have, on your Cargo Trailer. otion height so I can stand up inside. Also makes ramp longer so easier to load. Also spare is on wall INSIDE trailer so harder to "borrow".

Pictures please? What do you store? nope, nothing "stored" in it.

Can you see trailer with your mirrors? yes


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Hi we have a 16 foot V-nose inclosed cargo trailer, a no name brand. It has dual axles, electric brakes,
a large ramp back door, a side door, interior lights, and 2 side air vents for gas fumes to disapate.
It was made to haul motorcycles. We have D rings through out on floor. It came with a cheap linolium over the plywood floor. Also sides and ceiling are finished off with white aluminum. I have put cabinets into the front V nose for gear. Also racks for our kayaks above the motorcycles. It works great to give us the extra storage with the truck camper plus everything is looked up and out of site. I put a torque lift super hitch -24"hitch on the truck which handles it well. Sorry no pictures

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Our camper/truck (Lance 992 and Dodge 1 ton) with our motorcycle trailer a couple of years ago.
Sold the camper and truck. This combination worked very well.
Big touring bike fits very well in this trailer, plus tool box, jerry cans, and motorcycle clothing.
We still use the trailer, no plans on selling it. Put new tires on it this spring.

We own a Triple E Grand Touring (C Class) right now.

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Posted: 06/23/12 09:52am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Paoli wrote:



Our camper/truck (Lance 992 and Dodge 1 ton) with our motorcycle trailer a couple of years ago.
Sold the camper and truck. This combination worked very well.
Big touring bike fits very well in this trailer, plus tool box, jerry cans, and motorcycle clothing.
We still use the trailer, no plans on selling it. Put new tires on it this spring.

We own a Triple E Grand Touring (C Class) right now.


Not to be picky but that sure don't look look a Dodge .


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Thanks everyone, give me some great ideas.

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Just got a CarMate double Dexter axle 7x14 cargo trailer. Using for a touring motorcycle ,2 bycycles, 2 kayaks, assorted stuff. Installed a 14x14 vent the other day. On deck for installation, a 12w solar panel with controller, battery, alarm with 2way remote, 2 small steel cabinets, kayak mounting hardware. No pics yet, this was already an upgrade from the original choice of 6x10. The space dissappears quickly. I havnt crammed everything in yet but it looks like everything planned will fit.





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