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    OK! in a couple years or so im gonna retire I wanna bike hauler.Should I get a Pickup or a trailer.Friends at work are sayin a trailer cause its easier to load.Im thinkin a pickup should give me more piece of mind travellin down the road.I plan on goin to north carolina and occasional trips to virginia and chicago.I dont have a lot of experience haulin bikes other than the occasional u-haul rental so any help would be appreciated.

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    I have trucks and bought a trailer.

    the trailer is easier to load and allows me to run a cap so if I go to the track with a bke, I can camp in my truck.

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    Trailer for me as well. What are your concerns as far as piece of mind, with the trailer?

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    trailer hands down
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thruxtonbill View Post
    Trailer for me as well. What are your concerns as far as piece of mind, with the trailer?
    The last time I trailered a bike back from ohio the thing rattled the whole way.I just thought the bike would be more secure in a truck.BUT! i have never trucked a bike before.

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    Get an enclosed trailer. You can get a nice one for a couple grand plus can hall extras and if you end up going to a bike week or something i will stay enclosed and locked up. I have a truck but when i travel i end up putting all my luggage in the bed with the toneau cover over it to keep everything dry and wouldnt want to give up that space. You can find an awesome used trailer set up for everything you want fairly cheap.

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    for you, buy a nice little trailer.

    i do both but prefer truck for anything under 600 pounds

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    Enclosed trailer... NO QUESTION!!
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    Trailer, if you must choose. However, I have always been of the mind that trailers are for boats. motorcycles are meant to be ridden where ever they are going. Every time I see a bike in the bed of a truck or on a trailer it always looks so sad and disappointed. and when I get up by the driver of the truck he looks out of the window enviably at me and gives the, "what can ya do?" shrug.
    that being said if you are planning on lots of trips all over the place during all times of the year when you can't be riding a motorcycle for safety, I would go with an enclosed trailer with the nice drop down ramp style door. can usually bolt a mid sized tool box into one the of the walls or in the nose of the trailer and then if you don't want to spring for a hotel you can hang a hammock inside corner to corner and get some sleep.
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    enclosed trailer = shitty gas mileage though
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