View Full Version : Hauling your Atlantic
09-15-2002, 08:41 AM
We are snowbirds and head south with the birds for the winter.
Yesterday I was looking at enclosed trailers made by Interstate West.
The 5'x8' seems perfect for the scoot and a bunch of clothes etc It's about $2400 new with a ramp door.With the scoot inside the whole thing is well under 2000 lbs.
09-15-2002, 08:24 PM
Brought my scooter home over 100 miles from the dealership about three weeks ago. I used a trailer that I bought from Lowes a couple years ago to haul my lawn mower. The dealer helped me secure the bike with a locking nylon tie wrapped around the front wheel and an iron upright on the trailer. Then I used a canyon dancer handle bar harness and secured my nylon tie downs to that. Worked very nice. No damage to the scooter and it felt very secure towing behind my suburban.
12-07-2002, 10:22 PM
The dealer delivered my 500 as I hadn't finished my trailer. It's now completed. It's one of those 4'X8' light duty rigs that Harbor Freight sells. I did all the woodwork. That rig from Canyon Dancer works real slick, in combination with "cinchable" nylon straps. I bought the 12" wheels for the trailer, but changed back to the standard 8" wheels. The extra 2 inches of height had made it difficult to load from the side. I can now "walk" (under power) the 500 up my wide ramp. Ask anybody--- two inches does make a difference. :rolleyes:
12-07-2002, 10:28 PM
I should add that this trailer; with the small wheels, has a suggested top speed of 55 MPH. Those bearings can only turn so fast; then they'll heat up... I figure that I'll really only be using this trailer when an overnighter at the shop is required on the 500. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/embarassed.gif ALT=":o">
12-08-2002, 04:18 PM
It seems to me that if you own a tow dolly, it would be a relatively simple modification to haul your Atlantic.
Simply buy a piece of channel iron which would bolt on to the center section to make a ramp.
Then when you drop the dolly down to load up a car, you simply drive the scoot up the ramp and tie it down.
12-08-2002, 07:56 PM
"Trailer in a Bag" www.trailerinabag.com is a neat concept albeit pricey!! Figure about $1200. I felt that this was too much when I could (as previously mentioned) get a 4X8' from Harbor Freight for a bit less than $300 with the jack and spare.
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