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Towbars, Hitches and Braking Systems for your Toads, etc. Questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding what equipment to use to tow your Toad with are discussed here.

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Old 04-20-2010
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Nice Gallery Mike. But, why aren't there any pics of the building of the rack for the Wing? I know you have some?
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I have a friend who is thinking about using one of these to haul his Harley on, has anybody had any experience with using one of these http://www.cruiserlift.com/swivelwheel78.html


He is interested in using it behind his travel trailer, not a 'Bird but I told him I ask for some feedback here on the forum. His other concern is how many states could he use this in hauled behind his trailer and pickup and where could he find this information?

One of the things I would be concerned with is the tail swing when the back of the trailer comes around a turn, since it doesn't pivot on the end of the trailer even though it is somewhat of a V shape, it still has added an extra 8 feet to the overall length, back behind the trailers axles.
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I am not sure but I would think that it would be a double tow. BC, Washington, Oregon and I think California it is not legal to "train". There may be other states as well. He should look into that before he buys anything.
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He is interested in using it behind his travel trailer, not a 'Bird but I told him I ask for some feedback here on the forum.
Has he seen this?

"Other than the Hensley Arrow equipped system, we do not recommend the use of the Swivelwheel system behind travel trailers."

"The Swivelwheel-78, Swivelwheel-58, and Swivelwheel-58DW systems should not be used on fifth wheel travel trailers with a length less than 30 feet, and under 10,000 pound dry weight."

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WOW! Don't think I have seen one of those one wheeled trailers since the early 1950's. They were pretty popular in the late 1940's early 50's.
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WOW! Don't think I have seen one of those one wheeled trailers since the early 1950's. They were pretty popular in the late 1940's early 50's.
Exactly , Our Dad had this trailer, remember most cars had heavy chrome bumpers to bolt the hitch.
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If it is narrower than the vehicle tail swing should be minimal, I would be more concerned with the tire, or carry several spares.
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somebody is making those trailers again,I have seen them at Q a fe times
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I went the trailer route as well, Jeep golf clubs, ladder, air compressor welder, golf cart, and lots more,and the compartment under the coach is all hers, it' all stays clean and secure, makes a great work areas. I had to give this a lot of thought and I could never go back.
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I like the stinger tow system on this one, but might be a little challenging to bolt that onto a pusher ;-)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2005-...aef98653#v4-31

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somebody is making those trailers again,I have seen them at Q a fe times
Randy,
At the Laughlin, NV motorcycle event a guy from Lake Havasu City, AZ was there and was building them in Lake Havasu City. I'm trying to locate his business and will post if I find it. His trailers had the dual swivel wheels. He claimed the trailer mounting to toad kept the trailer from being considered another unit.
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