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How many Vics can you fit on a trailer??

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  1. Gamewarden

    Gamewarden Active Member

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    3 or 4 of us not so hardy Canadians are planning a trip to Daytona Bike Week in March. Starting in the Kingston, Ontario area drive 21 hours to Daytona. Any advice on trailer size to move 3 or 4 vics in an enclosed trailer. I looked at U hauls largest enclosed trailer which is 6 feet wide and 12 feet long but don't think you could even get 2 bikes in there. Any real world experience would be greatly appreciated. Anybody suggest a wheel chock for a Cross Country will only use it once so do not want to pay too much.
     
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    We fit three, (two HD Street Glides and my Vic) in a 16ft enclosed trailer. First SG, center in the front. My XC to the right side, front tire about an inch from the back tire of the first bike. Then the last SG to the left, front tire just ahead of my front tire. Sorta like the picture below. With the fairings lightly off center of the back two bikes. I don't know how you could get four in there unless the trailer was at least 18 - 20 ft. My XC almost touches the back door in this configuration, with about 4-5 inches to spare. the SG's are a couple inches shorter.

    If you took the bags off, you might be able to squeeze a fourth in if it was a steel framed bike with no fairing?
     

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    Depending on the model, I'd think you'd need at least 15 feet and put them in a little staggered so that the handlebars aren't lined up right next to each other. I've transported two in my toyhauler, side by side. It was about 7.5 feet wide and 10 feet long. Plenty of space. A lot of it will come down to USABLE space; that is, how many tie-down points are there, and where are they located.

    I know I could easily get 6 bikes or more on my open flatbed (20 foot), but that's a lot different than an enclosed.

    I'd suggest perhaps looking at places that sell enclosed trailers and seeing if they rent them out, or if they have a used one that they'll rent you. U-hauls are super heavy and generally have surge brakes, which are a good stopgap for the occasional user, but not real fun to actually pull.

    You might also try craigslist if you're in a populated area. I've seen in my area that there are private parties that rent out equipment such as trailers for reasonable prices.

    Whatever you use, make sure any tiedowns you use are attached to a frame member or reinforced section, not just the floor panel. Had a bad situation in my trailer because of that. Turned out, OK, but could have been a lot worse. The tie down pulled out of the floor, and the bike crashed down. Luckily it was on a pile of duffel bags and soft stuff that broke the fall, and it was a short trip.
     
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    Would they fit side by side with one facing forward and one facing back? Would four maybe fit that way? I'm kind of a geek for packing stuff in a space that no one thinks will work. I got four full size quads in my trailer once (described above). Had a dozen guys standing around saying there's no way it would work. Haha
     
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    I would do it with quads, not my bike! Like you said, it's pretty tough to strap them down real good with them side by side.
     
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    Translation. Try Kijiji.
     
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    I have a 16 ft trailer and I know I can fit probably 4 victory bikes depending on models. However I had 5 bikes in it before without them rubbing up against each other but that was because 3 of them were crotch rockets.
     
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    Trailers, don't need no stinking trailers... Wait Canada, never mind, carry on, Canada, now that will be a road trip!
     
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    Appreciate all of the replies. For the record it would be 2 Cross Country's, Kawi Voyaguer and a BMW off/on road. so 4 bikes. Surely there are folks out there willing to rent a trailer that is sitting in their lane over winter. Renter beware though.
     
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    You mean Daytona Trailer Week?
     
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    We've had 4 motorcycle on a regular car hauler trailer.

    16 ft. and legal width

    3 touring bikes and a bobber fit easy on a car hauler

    Strap em down and go!!!!!
     
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    Will you have a spot at Daytona?
     
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    See post #11. That is KevinX.
     
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    see how much it would cost to ship them there and back.
     

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