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Offline nomad

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Building the Lightest Teardrop - Tu Compact Trailer
« on: April 08, 2013, 11:47:12 PM »
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    After buying and pulling many different kinds of camping trailers, I have learned that they are all built "too heavy" for motorcycle.  I have meant that's not all cruiser can pull a camping trailer, except some big bikes, like Goldwing, Venture, Electra Glide.  Even so, pulling a heavy trailer will cost more (much lower gas mileage) and take the fun out of the trip (slower speed), in most case. It is impossible to pull a pop-up camper trailer with a Honda Shadow, or a HD Sporter.
    With that in mind, I am in the process to build the lightest teardrop trailer that I hope its weight will be less than 200 lbs, and I've named it, Tu Compact Teardrop Trailer.

    Here is the first step that I did yesterday.

    Prepare an old trailer



    The first cut

    2010 Electra Glide Ultra Limited

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    Re: Building the Lightest Teardrop - Tu Compact Trailer
    « Reply #1 on: April 09, 2013, 06:25:07 AM »
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  • Now this is something I would like to see ;D My buddy wants a light weight trailer for his 750 Shadow.
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    Re: Building the Lightest Teardrop - Tu Compact Trailer
    « Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 07:31:15 AM »
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  • If you missed it there is also another thread Nomad started about building your own trailer on the site.
    http://www.ridingacrossusa.com/forum/1019/home-made-trailers/
    Makes me wanna start pulling a trailer:-)
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    Re: Building the Lightest Teardrop - Tu Compact Trailer
    « Reply #3 on: April 27, 2013, 03:43:04 PM »
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  • My wife doesn't like the original shape, so here is the reshapened version. :)
    BTW. This is trailer is for me alone, why should she care?

    2010 Electra Glide Ultra Limited

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    Re: Building the Lightest Teardrop - Tu Compact Trailer
    « Reply #4 on: April 28, 2013, 07:06:55 AM »
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  • Actually I do like the second one better :)
    Why should she care? She just wants you to look good hauling azz down the road ;D
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    The third cut/modification
    « Reply #5 on: April 29, 2013, 09:22:29 PM »
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  • Thanks Bill.
    Here is the third cut, as I want to look over the trailer while I am sitting on the bike. :)
    I think this is the final version, in terms of size and shape for this trailer.


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