Today’s goal, get a trailer to carry our motorcycles. Ideally I would like to find a trailer that can haul three bikes: my Harley-Davidson Fat Bob and Ducati 800 Monster, and Dad’s Honda Shadow Spirit. This way we can meet up with my brother Aaron in Raleigh, NC, and all three of us can ride down the east coast to Florida together. After searching Craigslist and Google for options, it turned out the best solution was right in our backyard at Factory Direct Trailers in Ontario, NY. They had several different shapes and sizes too choose from. However, the decision was too difficult without more research. Dad and I returned to the house, layed the bikes out in the barn in several different configurations to try to achieve the smallest trailer possible. This is when I realized just how big the bikes really are. We determined that we will need a 6′ x 12′ enclosed trailer. Unfortunately, there is no way we can fit three bikes; the Ducati will get left behind, and the three of us will share two bikes. We returned to the trailer store, and now Mom and Dad are officially the proud owner’s of an American Hauler “Nighthawk”. Thanks Dad!!
This was a difficult task, and unfortunately it’s not finished. We now have to sketch out a diagram of how the bikes will be laid out so Monday they can install wheel chocks and tie-downs to hold the bikes in place. We also have to get a hitch installed on the car. I fear that this will likely delay our trip by one day??