Recommendations on foldable one-rail motorcycle trailer?

Jo Rhett jorhett at
Fri Feb 22 11:43:28 PST 2008

I'd like to offer my advice on small bike trailers behind sedans ...  
just say no.  I pulled my bikes behind a Mitsubishi Eclipse for 3  
years before I bought the minivan.  I still have the trailer in my  
garage.  Functionally, it worked great.

However, nobody on the road sees them.  I had to swerve when people  
tried to merge into them numerous times.  I had people bump into the  
trailer.  I was always driving fearful when I had the bikes on back.

Finally I was sideswiped on 580 in Oakland, and it broke the hinge,  
lock, chains and sent both bikes careening across 4 lanes of  
traffic.  Thank god the bikes weighed enough to hold the trailer  
down, and the bikes escaped unscathed.  But that was the end for me,  
and I bought a minivan as the bike transport.

Given that the Odyssey gets 26mpg with two 650s in the back on the  
highway, it's the best compromise for a single car solution.

Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
#553 WERA / AFM

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