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Need recommendation. I'm looking for a enclosed trailer for my 4 MX family. I want something versatile that can serve as shelter and maybe we can sleep in for the trip further. I want a 7ft wide but I hesitate between single axles 12ft long or 14 with a double. I planned to do the storage and workshop in the V nose and attach the bikes to 45deg to optimize space and keep room to get to the bottom. I also wonder if the aluminum is really worth the extra cost?

About height I measure 5'10, should I take higher than 6 feet?

 I tow it with a little Frontier pickup, the engine is powerful but its still a v6 greedy especially when towing. Currently we have 2 mx full size and a mini but the youngest will surely get in the buzz one day and child is growing fast.

 

If you have any other recommendations go for it

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I'm pulling a 7x12 single axle with my Honda Ridgeline.   It will do it but it's definitely not ideal, the truck works hard and highway speeds are limited to under 70.

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My brother in law tows a 5500 lb travel trailer with his Frontier. No issue! Have seen lots of them on highway towing all sorts of trailers. 

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4 minutes ago, Piney Woods said:

What you can do and what you should do are two different things. Entirely.

Future classified ad:

For sale. Nissan Frontier. Runs great needs trans. Best offer. 

Some guys just dont get it....

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I am a fan of turbo diesel pwer, 8 lug nuts on the truck and trailer axles. 

For scale , this is a 7x14 v-nose and is about right for 4 dirt bikes.

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Don't be the guy on I-40 going 30 mph up the pass in a head wind.

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4 hours ago, MVI said:

I am a fan of turbo diesel pwer, 8 lug nuts on the truck and trailer axles. 

For scale , this is a 7x14 v-nose and is about right for 4 dirt bikes.

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Don't be the guy on I-40 going 30 mph up the pass in a head wind.

Is that a Canyonero ?

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On 9/14/2020 at 6:52 AM, willie said:

My brother in law tows a 5500 lb travel trailer with his Frontier. No issue! Have seen lots of them on highway towing all sorts of

18 hours ago, everlastneverfast said:

Future classified ad:

For sale. Nissan Frontier. Runs great needs trans. Best offer. 

Some guys just dont get it....

Seriously i work in a dealership since 2010 and I never saw a toast Frontier transmission due to overhauling. This truck is a beast for is size, know a lot of customer towing more than 6500lbs spec without any issue except terrible mpg. Im not affraid about my truck and with my background I know this truck more than anyone else here...

 

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On 9/13/2020 at 4:55 PM, naeve44 said:

You need a bigger truck to be towing a 7x14. 

Very true.

Believe what you want to believe but if you're gonna haul 4 dirtbikes plus gear, gas, camping supplies and people you do not want to find out your truck cannot handle that load in the wrong place - tail wagging the dog - Which can be deadly.

Juz zayin

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Buying a slightly lighter trailer may help a minuscule amount, but pulling a flat nose trailer taller than the underpowered truck is going to kill it. Air is harder to drag than weight. 

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I like the wide body cargo’s that extend over the tires. Even though you have fenders sticking out slightly on the inside, I can get 4 bikes in front with room to spare. 3 bikes in front and one on the side with a huge UTV taking up the rest of the space. This is a 16’ cargo.  With the wider body you can put the bikes in sideways. VERY compact. V Nose also helps with strong winds.  I carry moto gear for 4, 2 gas cans, honda genset, full set of tools, compressor,  tire changer, chairs and tables and who knows what else might be in there.  

 

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On 12/15/2020 at 5:52 PM, Moto-cinch said:

I like the wide body cargo’s that extend over the tires. Even though you have fenders sticking out slightly on the inside, I can get 4 bikes in front with room to spare. 3 bikes in front and one on the side with a huge UTV taking up the rest of the space. This is a 16’ cargo.  With the wider body you can put the bikes in sideways. VERY compact. V Nose also helps with strong winds.  I carry moto gear for 4, 2 gas cans, honda genset, full set of tools, compressor,  tire changer, chairs and tables and who knows what else might be in there.  

 

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This is a very nice setup.  Switch out the compressor for bottled nitrogen.  A large tank lasts forever and only like $35 to refill.   Pneumatic tools love it and no need for electric so you can use it anywhere. 

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