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Old Dec 30th 2016, 08:02 PM   #1
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Question Looking for a good Track-day Trailer

I am looking for a high-quality, closed, track-day trailer to transport two-to-three bikes.
Ideally, something that is 12' (preferred) to 16' (max), made of aluminum to keep it light, perhaps 6' tall and with two axles to keep the tongue-load low.
Can anybody recommend a good manufacturer?
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Old Dec 30th 2016, 09:43 PM   #2
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Old Dec 30th 2016, 10:44 PM   #3
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I have a Haulmark 22' enclosed trailer, they are made VERY well. They offer deluxe models with somewhat finished walls, larger side door, etc...

Get the 16' definitely, get the tall roof definitely, don't forget rear door with RAMP. All those items will help resale value big time. Haulmark are a little more expensive than other more common trailers such as Interstate, Look, etc..BUT they make up for it.

I would buy used (I did) they retain their value pretty well.
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Old Dec 31st 2016, 09:05 AM   #4
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I had a Ameri-Lite aluminum 12ft with a v-nose which made it about 14ft.
I agree, aluminum with 16ft length, 6ft interior ht. with a rear ramp and side service door. The service door is extremely nice when u need access and your trailer is loaded. If I were to do it again I'd add supports in the roof for future a/c unit and RV style service doors with screens.
The convenience of these items is worth a few hundred extra dollars.
In some cases you can find a used toy hauler for a steal. People buys them, don't use them and will dump them at very reasonable prices. Good luck.
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Yes vnose is a good idea depending what your pulling it with. Should help with mpg and if your vehicle is undersized, mine is standard 8.5' wide and I THINK 6'7" ceiling. I'd go with a taller than 6'. you want to be able to stand up in it with riding gear, get your suit on etc....

What are you pulling with? If you have the tongue weight support get a steel frame (most are) they support more cargo capacity, if not the aluminum frame ones will work too.

DEFINITLY pay to have the roof bracing put in at the factory for a roof AC. Haulmark
comes with it some other brands do not.
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Keep an eye out on Racingjunk. You can usually find pretty good deals on trailers already set up for track duty. Only other advice I can add is go 2 feet longer than you think you need and if you are pulling it with a gasser it's going to suck if you get one that's 8.5 feet wide. Yet that extra 1.5 feet feels awesome at the track.
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From what I've seen Interstates don't even compare to Haulmark.
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Thanks for all of the advice guys; keep it coming.
I'm pulling it with a 2013 VW Touareg TDI; it's a twin turbo diesel with 7,600 lbs pulling capacity and 410 ft-lbs of torque. The real constraint comes from leaving my spread in AR and moving to the west coast -- storage for the trailer in the big city. I'm moving to Oakland, CA and so I have to try and get something as compact as my needs will allow.
I was checking out H&H Trailers as well as those that you guys have noted. They make some sweet aluminum framed units with lots of customization; however, used would be nice (preferred) if I could find the right set-up.
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I initially had a 5' x 8' open landscape trailer that I could haul two bikes on.

I had the bug for an enclosed trailer and I bought a 7' x 16' Haulmark enclosed trailer with a ramp door. I decked it out for hauling 4 bikes.

Biggest problem, gas went from about a $1.60 to $4 and at 8mpg, the cost of gas hauling to track days became the biggest expense, so I got rid of it.

I had just moved into a gated community and I could not park a trailer on my property, well at least not in view, so I bought a Kendo 3 rail trailer, which stood up and I wheeled into my garage when not in use. I've had this Kendo trailer for 10 years and it's been brilliant. I lock my bikes on it when I do an overnight and park at a motel.

Best part, I only lose about 1mpg pulling this trailer with two bike on it. I've actually hauled three bikes on it several times.

(A recent trip to COTA)




I've just moved from TX to TN and purchased another 7' x 16' trailer. It's Wells Cargo ($4800) and tows very nicely behind my GMC Sierra pickup, but I'm back down in the 9-10mpg range, but I've just moved a 5000 sqft housen worth furniture in several trips.

I have one more house trip left to do, but when that's done, I'm selling the enclosed trailer.

My Son needs a motorcycle trailer, so I'll probably give him my Kendon and go back to an open flatbed aluminum trailer for utility hauling and toting my bikes to track days.

I've done the enclosed trailer thing and just don't see the benefits for the added cost of purchase and use.
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Old Dec 31st 2016, 10:07 PM   #10
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So I had a similar progression, mine was:

1) Mototote (hitch carrier motorcycle holder with 450 lbs of capacity)

2) Open heavy duty dual axle trailer, about 12 foot bed.

3) Haulmark 22' enclosed dual axle trailer /w 10k lbs axles, put an AC on the roof, AC /w heat pump, power outlets, LED lighting, folding bed/couch, tool chest in the front, gear hanging, pit bull stand wall mounts, pit bull trailer restraint system for 3 bikes.

I do track days at Thunderhill, Sonoma, and Laguna Seca. I usually do 2 or 3 days back to back so I like to sleep at the track rather than a hotel, its not a cost savings thing its more about convenience. I was camping in my suburban which was fine, but when Upgraded to the enclosed trailer it made it A LOT better. ESPECIALLY when its 115 degrees during the day @ Thunderhill, that AC REALLY helps.

Today I am actually looking to do 1 more season with my enclosed trailer and then getting a 36-42' toy hauler /w garage.
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