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FIBERGLASS VS. METAL TRAILER BODIES

Ironhorse Motorcycle Trailers fiberglass walls respond differently from metal box trailer walls to the same kinds of road hazards, accidents, malicious mischief, and cumulative use. That’s because Ironhorse Trailers fiberglass walls consist of a thick, extremely resilient, substrate layer of glass fibers embedded in plastic and a thin, less resilient, ...

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November 18, 2013

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Ten Things to Think about when Choosing Wheel Chock(s) for Your Motorcycle Trailer

1. Independence Will you be able to ride your bike into your motorcycle trailer and step off, or will you have to put it on the kickstand and get somebody to hold it while you tie it down? 2. Put In Ease Will your bike roll straight into your motorcycle trailer or will ...

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August 20, 2012

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The Apples to Apples Trap

What do apples have to do with trailers?  Not a whole lot, but a comparison of ripe red apples to green apples prematurely picked from the tree is a good place to start thinking about what kind of motorcycle trailer you need and which one is likely to give you ...

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December 13, 2011

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Want to personalize your Ironhorse Motorcycle Trailer?

White is the standard color but if you want to personalize your motorcycle trailer, you have two options—color and graphics which you can do together or either one alone. COLOR Gel Coat Pros—You get a nice shiny tough as nails finish which is much cheaper than automotive paint. Cons—Darker colors, especially black, sometimes fade.  ...

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September 30, 2011

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Getting ready to tow your Ironhorse

GETTING READY TO TOW YOUR IRONHORSE HITCH Already have a hitch on your vehicle? You’ll need a draw bar with a 2” ball and the correct drop or rise to get the top of the ball to 16” above the ground for the most level towing. A locking hitch pin is a ...

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July 17, 2011

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Dead Breakaway Battery? Maybe, Maybe Not

Dead Breakaway Battery?  Maybe, Maybe Not Over the last eight years we’ve had a lot of calls about breakaway batteries on Ironhorse Motorcycle Trailers.  Many of them start with “the wires on my breakaway battery are too short”, to which my inevitable reaction was “what are you doing taking the lid ...

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July 12, 2011

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Tow-Ready Factory Tow Package?

Tow-Ready Factory Tow Package? Not hardly!  As far as we can tell, after nine years of building and selling Ironhorse Motorcycle Trailers, there is no such thing. .  The problem, you see, is that manufacturers seem to be the only ones who realize that the words factory tow package don’t mean ...

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July 12, 2011

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The buck stops here

What’s involved in building an Ironhorse motorcycle  trailer? Clearly it takes a frame and several fiberglass parts as well as the hardware and electrical parts necessary to assemble the final product. When we started building motorcycle trailers in 2002, both our frames and fiberglass were produced by outside suppliers.  That sounds ...

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April 8, 2011

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Changes Since 2005 that Make Ironhorse Trailers Easier to Maintain

Rear I.D. Lights—The three single function LED marker lights on the rear of the top have been replaced by a single LED light bar with three functions.  It provides the three D.O.T. marker lights any time the other marker lights are on, it signals left and right turns along with ...

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November 5, 2010

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Changes Since 2005 that Make Ironhorse Trailers Last Longer

Chassis—The metal parts of the newer flip top trailers are much more rust resistant than the metal parts of the older ones.  That’s because starting with the 2009 models, we powder coat all metal parts instead of painting them. Floor—The floors in the newer flip tops are much more durable than ...

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October 15, 2010