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  • Still on a trailer quest

    I've been searching for budget trailer options since Harbor Freight recalled their trailers. I've even considered building my own, but the price of all of the parts really added up.

    So now I'm looking at an Irontron 40in. x 48in. kit from Northern Tool for $367 shipped. Just a blank trailer waiting for a bed or whatever. I'm thinking about adding a custom diamond plate box to it. 40x60x18. It would look like this. More than enough storage for long trips.



    I got a quote for the box from a place in Michigan. $780 shipped to me. Almost $300 of that is shipping.

    But I found another manufacturer in White City OR called Highway Products. They're 280 miles from Spray OR. I was thinking I could get the trailer and tow it empty to NW Starfest. Then trip down to White City and get the box. Install it there then ride home. I'm still waiting for a quote so I don't know what their box will cost or what shipping would be.

    Still need to do the RSV hitch too. I have an extra cross bar for my RSV bag frames. I think I could use that to make my own hitch.
    Last edited by Tykes_Place; 02-18-2018, 06:36 PM.
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  • #2
    If I went down that direction more often I'd offer to pick it up for you but its about a 4 hr drive. If you find another place within 100 or so miles of 97361 let me know
    2000 Roadstar 1600 - BAK, Pumpless, Curt's manifold, Mikuni HSR42 Freedom Combat Pipes Jumbo Strong bags, PPG 'HellFire' Paint.

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    • #3
      I just found Advanced Northwest Welding in Bend. Only 117 from Spray.
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      • #4
        Heard good things about that. Probably not cheap though.
        2000 Roadstar 1600 - BAK, Pumpless, Curt's manifold, Mikuni HSR42 Freedom Combat Pipes Jumbo Strong bags, PPG 'HellFire' Paint.

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        • Tykes_Place
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          Man, you got that right. Just received the quote for $1100. It must have real diamonds in it.

      • #5
        Darrel, just bolt a couple three nostalgic suit cases or a steamer trunk to the trailer frame! That would look unique!

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        • #6
          Good old CraigsList...hard to say what shape its in,but not far from me...

          https://spokane.craigslist.org/mcy/d...495881366.html
          or
          https://spokane.craigslist.org/mcy/d...483766897.html

          a little paint and voila!, Just looking around...

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          • #7
            The first one looks lighter but the 2nd one has bigger wheels. Nice finds!
            2000 Roadstar 1600 - BAK, Pumpless, Curt's manifold, Mikuni HSR42 Freedom Combat Pipes Jumbo Strong bags, PPG 'HellFire' Paint.

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            • #8
              Originally posted by Motorcycler View Post
              Good old CraigsList...hard to say what shape its in,but not far from me...

              https://spokane.craigslist.org/mcy/d...495881366.html
              or
              https://spokane.craigslist.org/mcy/d...483766897.html

              a little paint and voila!, Just looking around...
              Thanks for those links. I saw those while I was hunting around. Prices are right. The red one looks a little rough. But the blue one might clean up nice.
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              • Jaybo
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                That blue one has some life left in it, maybe a little bit of polishing, fresh weatherstrip and new rubber and it could look pretty nice. It has the pivoting hitch, cooler cover, rock guard, etc. Pretty hard to beat for the price.

              • Jaybo
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                The red one is now gone, but the blue one is still there .. Seems it could be worth the $$ Maybe motorcycler would go look at it if you asked nice?

            • #9
              I'm negotiating with the owner of the blue one. He's telling me that the only fix is to re-adhere the weather-stripping. But it's a 600 mile round trip so I"m a bit unsure. I've asked him to send me more pics but he hasn't yet.
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              • #10
                I bet an aluminum trailer tongue box would wok just fine, light & not very expensive. I picked a BIG one up used on CL that a guy was using for camping for only $40. Needs a new lock but that's it.

                Looks like this one:
                https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....NL._SY463_.jpg

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                • #11
                  I’ve been shopping for those too. Haven’t found any used. Found a few new ones that were big enough but after adding the cost of the trailer it’s expensive again. And custom diamond plate boxes are really pricy.
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                  • #12
                    Looks like we’ve settled on $700 for the blue trailer. I’m hoping I can go get it next week.
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                    • #13
                      Originally posted by Tykes_Place View Post
                      Looks like we’ve settled on $700 for the blue trailer. I’m hoping I can go get it next week.
                      Awesome! Looks like it will cleanup real nice and you know it was made to tow behind a bike instead of adapted. Good find!
                      2000 Roadstar 1600 - BAK, Pumpless, Curt's manifold, Mikuni HSR42 Freedom Combat Pipes Jumbo Strong bags, PPG 'HellFire' Paint.

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                      • #14
                        I want to get a hitch on my bike, and a trailer to pull as well. I was going to do the harbor freight kit, and just use a yakima bolted to a plywood floor. It will be a while though, right now, itching to just get out and ride.
                        2013 V-star 1300 Deluxe
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                        • #15
                          Been asleep on this thread! That is awesome! Has to be close to me, any address? Love to help out in any way.

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                          • #16
                            Thanks man. No address yet. Spokane is all I know.
                            im hoping to make it over this week. Maybe next. Depends on the weather.
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                            • #17
                              Originally posted by Tykes_Place View Post
                              Thanks man. No address yet. Spokane is all I know.
                              im hoping to make it over this week. Maybe next. Depends on the weather.
                              Great, look up my son Logan at Gonzaga and take him out for a beer!

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                              • #18
                                GO Zags!!!

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                                • #19
                                  Just saw this ad from Moscow, ID.... if the other trailer tanks, or ....older CL ad...way closer paint, very nice condition

                                  https://pullman.craigslist.org/tro/d...457498325.html

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                                  • #20
                                    Originally posted by Motorcycler View Post
                                    Just saw this ad from Moscow, ID.... if the other trailer tanks, or ....older CL ad...way closer paint, very nice condition

                                    https://pullman.craigslist.org/tro/d...457498325.html
                                    Matches your paint doesn’t it Tykes?

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                                    • Motorcycler
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                                      It's the longer edition, too., new tires? Egads!

                                    • Jaybo
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                                      Air ride! but no swivel hitch...

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