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Post  Ironman on Sat 09 Apr 2016, 4:41 pm

I recently moved house and I needed a trailer to move such things a motorcycles but I now have 3 tenths of bugger all room where I am now, so a full size trailer was an impossibility with regards to storage when its not being used.
I found a folding trailer called an easytrailer from carlex in melbourne. It folds up and can fit through a standard doorway.
I bought the 8x4 version. It will carry two Bandits at once. I optioned it up with two locking wheel chocks, 4 additional tiedown points and a spare wheel/tyre combo. It is delivered to your door in a kit form which with two or three hand tools can be assembled in about 12 hours non stop.
Obviously you need a break and beer slows things down a bit. I built mine over a two week period with no issues at all with fit or quality.
Its light, it carried my bikes with ease, tows easily you forget its there. And best of all its easily changed to take one bike or two, or as a flat top, option up again and it has detatchable roof rack style bars, or sides to make it a box trailer.

Anyways its waiting for my track day and I cannot say a bad thing about it really. If you need a bike trailer and have no storage for a standard fixed trailer, take a look at one of these little beauties. I get really positive comments about it whenever I take it out.

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Post  Bosco15 on Sat 09 Apr 2016, 7:47 pm

Always good to hear reviews of products. 
Would you have any pics? 
How much did it cost? 
Link to supplier site?

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Post  2wheelsagain on Sat 09 Apr 2016, 8:17 pm

How sturdy are the tyres, wheels and hubs?
They look like they're not up to sustained highway speeds.

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Post  barry_mcki on Sat 09 Apr 2016, 8:36 pm

I checked out this crew a couple of years ago when looking for a small trailer to pull behind my Bandit, lots of accessories to customise it, I'm still thinking about buying their side wall kit to turn my little thing into a box trailer.  However as I was after a very small unit, it was actually cheaper to have it made than use the Easy Trailer kit, the bigger 6x4 and 8x4 might work out more economical.  

It was from the photo's of their site I got the idea for the cargo top box:




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Post  Ironman on Sat 09 Apr 2016, 8:53 pm

its as sturdy as required. you can only go 110 legally and towing anything I think you are limited to 100. hubs and wheels are as durable as any trailer. tyres are 12 inch x 4. really its fine. I travelled 400km with 450kg payload and tyres are fine and hubs didnt get hot nothing flexed or came loose. google search carlex and they have customer pictures etc. im uber happy with mine. Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  Chook on Sun 10 Apr 2016, 11:00 am

@Ironman wrote:you can only go 110 legally and towing anything I think you are limited to 100. 
that depends which state you're driving/riding in
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Post  madmax on Sun 10 Apr 2016, 3:49 pm

@Ironman wrote: towing anything I think you are limited to 100. 


Jeez, I hope not Shocked

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Post  Chook on Sun 10 Apr 2016, 5:06 pm

From "Without a Hitch"  

http://withoutahitch.com.au/caravan/state-state-tow-vehicle-trailer-speed-limits/



Trailer speed limits
In most cases, the law states that the maximum speed limit for a tow vehicle with a trailer in Australia is as per the signposted speed. However, there are some subtle variations to this rule across the states.

New South Wales
The maximum allowable speed of a tow vehicle towing a trailer in New South Wales is 100km per hour if the tow vehicle and trailer have a combined weight in excess of 4,500kg. [Understanding maximum trailer mass] Note that the maximum allowable speed on motorways and highways in New South Wales is 110km per hour.

Tasmania
There’s more of a blanket rule in Tasmania. The maximum speed limit when towing a trailer or caravan in Tasmania is 90km per hour, regardless of trailer weight. Note that the maximum allowable speed limit on motorways and highways in Tasmania is 100km per hour.

Western Australia
Like New South Wales, Western Australia has a maximum of 100km per hour for a vehicle towing a trailer. However, there is no specified vehicle and trailer weight. Note that the maximum allowable speed on motorways and highways in Western Australia is 110km per hour.

South Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, Queensland and Victoria
The remaining states and territories have no trailer speed limits for towing. Instead, they recommend that drivers travel at a speed that is suitable to the prevailing conditions on the open road.
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Post  madmax on Sun 10 Apr 2016, 5:36 pm

@Chook wrote:From "Without a Hitch"  

http://withoutahitch.com.au/caravan/state-state-tow-vehicle-trailer-speed-limits/



Trailer speed limits
In most cases, the law states that the maximum speed limit for a tow vehicle with a trailer in Australia is as per the signposted speed. However, there are some subtle variations to this rule across the states.

New South Wales
The maximum allowable speed of a tow vehicle towing a trailer in New South Wales is 100km per hour if the tow vehicle and trailer have a combined weight in excess of 4,500kg. [Understanding maximum trailer mass] Note that the maximum allowable speed on motorways and highways in New South Wales is 110km per hour.

Tasmania
There’s more of a blanket rule in Tasmania. The maximum speed limit when towing a trailer or caravan in Tasmania is 90km per hour, regardless of trailer weight. Note that the maximum allowable speed limit on motorways and highways in Tasmania is 100km per hour.

Western Australia
Like New South Wales, Western Australia has a maximum of 100km per hour for a vehicle towing a trailer. However, there is no specified vehicle and trailer weight. Note that the maximum allowable speed on motorways and highways in Western Australia is 110km per hour.

South Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, Queensland and Victoria
The remaining states and territories have no trailer speed limits for towing. Instead, they recommend that drivers travel at a speed that is suitable to the prevailing conditions on the open road.

Phew! that's a relief Smile

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Post  Ironman on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 5:27 pm

Well my ëasy trailer" successfully carried my vstrom and b12 some 1200km from the Gold Coast to ACT without any issue at all.
Nothing, nada, zero or zip issues. Really boring. Just the way you want it.
Performed well. Hubs barely got any temperature in them the whole way. Tyres were fine.
I would recommend anyone who needs a bike trailer but has bugger all room to store it to look at these.
Google Easy Trailer. Distributed by carlex.

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