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Hey guys! So I'm in the market for a utility trailer to tow my bike too and from local track days, but I don't really know how to recognize a good deal. This is the best trailer I've found for the most reasonable price:

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/sno/4436299474.html

Problem is, I don't know how much to offer. Up until today, I've never been in the market for a trailer. If it's worth going for, how much would you guys offer (fair price)?
 

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for that kind of money you can get a super nice aluminum MC trailer -
I paid $450 for a real nice 3 rail MC trailer with spare tire with a large aluminum tool box-

MANY people get the 8 foot Harbor freight trailers --
The HF trailers are good and cost Much less- the only thing you have to do is make sure to put new grease on the wheel bearings-
the grease they come with installed is shit and will make the bearings fail for sure - -
 

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Thanks guys. The nearly identical tractorsupply trailer didn't look that much more expensive than this one. Should I pass this one up and wait or make an offer?
 

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Thanks guys. The nearly identical tractorsupply trailer didn't look that much more expensive than this one. Should I pass this one up and wait or make an offer?
I meant to link this one,http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/sto...-single-axle-trailer-1500-lb-payload-capacity

Price on the craigslist trailer is ok, if you're giing to get that one offer $800, maybe $900 tops. The point I was trying to make is a 5x10 trailer is way bigger than you need for hauling a bike. A 5x8 is plenty big enough and those are $550 new. I have a tractor supply 4x8 and I can fit 3 bikes on it!!
http://www.supermotojunkie.com/showthread.php?137622-Pro-Tips-Welding&highlight=welding
 

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Thanks exit90 for the clarification. So I turned that trailer down (didn't even make an offer) and less than an hour later, this one came up for sale.

http://tucson.craigslist.org/sno/4438694101.html

I'm going to see it in less than two hours! I had asked him if the price is negotiable and he said no not too much because it's only been listed since yesterday afternoon.

Is an offer of $700 reasonable? FYI new the same trailer sells for $1095 before taxes and without that odd ball jib crane.
 

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trailers with the wide ramp cause a lot of wind drag /cross wind problems
for no reason unless you need it for a 4 wheeler - or moving furniture/ stuff-

with flat bed you still want to have U channel to hold front wheel in place but it can be made removable -

the hoist is very cool -- modify to make bike lift by adding L shaped arm or something to it -
 

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Harbor freight folding 4x8 trailer does the job. I believe I paid $270 for it? I know it was under 300 bucks for sure. I still had to pay for the two pieces of plywood. It sure does like to flex, but hey, it never failed on me :thumbup: You do have to put it together though.

Coming back from a 500 mile round trip. 2 bikes, 2 riders, all gear, etc. That's probably 700lbs of just motorcycle weight on the trailer right here:



Coming back from a 700 mile round trip.



I have since upgraded to a truck, and sold off the trailer for $275.
 
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