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Re: Towing a dirtbike with a car
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2018, 09:58:50 pm »
That bri mar trailer looks nice.  Disappointed in the used trailer market.  Lots of crap.  Wish i had my old job and its access to fab. equipment.

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Re: Towing a dirtbike with a car
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2018, 11:45:42 am »
That bri mar trailer looks nice.  Disappointed in the used trailer market.  Lots of crap.  Wish i had my old job and its access to fab. equipment.

Yeah I agree with that.  Lots of, even mostly, junk for sale.  Was that way last time I bought one also.

I eventually found a fully assembled, used, brand new HF trailer for like $200 though.
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Re: Towing a dirtbike with a car
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2018, 02:22:56 pm »
A buddy of mine has a harbor freight unit hes going to sell me for 150. 

Do you guys bolt your wheel chock right to the plywood?

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Re: Towing a dirtbike with a car
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2018, 03:49:39 pm »
A buddy of mine has a harbor freight unit hes going to sell me for 150. 

Do you guys bolt your wheel chock right to the plywood?

Good call, and yes that is how I have mine set up
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Re: Towing a dirtbike with a car
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2018, 05:15:57 pm »
I ordered one of those fancy clampy wheel chocks.  I also re-read this thread an saw Chris's suggestion of putting angle iron under the plywood and bolting through that.  I will prob. do something like that for extra strength.

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Re: Towing a dirtbike with a car
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2018, 02:51:17 pm »
A buddy of mine has a harbor freight unit hes going to sell me for 150. 

If you can, repaint the metal with some of that roll-on, do-it-yourself bedliner stuff (probably $20 at the auto parts store).  That should make is last and look decent for a while.

I ordered one of those fancy clampy wheel chocks.

They are pretty sweet and reliable 99% of the time; just be sure to add provisions for tie down attachment points.  Belts and suspenders for sure, but for that 1% time you will be glad you also have tie downs on.
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Re: Towing a dirtbike with a car
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2018, 07:57:47 pm »
The paint is pretty bad and i want to recoat it.  I will look into that bed liner paint.