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Is that your house? Pretty cool, quite a shock for us cityboys that live in the concrete jungle. I would probaly have to drive 50 miles to find a dirt road
 

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G-Force Junkie : Is that your house?  Pretty cool, quite a shock for us cityboys that live in the concrete jungle. I would probaly have to drive 50 miles to find a dirt road
I'm surrounded by horse farms. You city boys know what horses are, right?
 
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Sorry to hijack this thread, but I gotta ask Flasher what's inside that trailer? Any tiedowns already there, or do you have to do some, er...remodeling for Uhaul?
 

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hi-jack the thread?  i think that was done earlier .

cc is right.  thats not where i live, but where i work.  its the family farm where i grew up.

maxib,as you can see from this pic the trailer has two tie-down points at the front at floor level.  the sides have these wooden rails with small slots cut behind them that are the perfect size for soft-straps to fit through.  i made a wooden chock to keep my front wheel secure and i think its gonna travel just fine.

i'll know later today as i'm heading to VIR South to watch/help/lend my tent to TraumaOne.  there will be some other ORG members there too.  my trackday isnt until monday on the North Course.

this Uhaul is of the 5x8 variety, btw.
 
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Thanks for that info. I've a trackday coming up on the 31st and was planning to rent an open trailer. I like this a lot better.
 
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That's sweet!  Doing a little sniffing around, I found this, which also looks good at $14.95/day, but without the security of the enclosed 5x8.  Great for those of us that don't have anywhere to store a trailer.

Edit note: Nice truck, BTW.
 

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Oz : Edit note:  Nice truck, BTW.
thanx, oz, i'm loving the Ram.

a note on the trailer ... if you rent a Uhaul BE SURE TO CHECK THE TIRES.  i had a (slow) blow out on the way back from VIR.  i didnt notice a problem with the tire until i had the trailer loaded.  i could see that the driver's side tire was low - it only had ~8lbs of air.  i pumped it up and it was down to ~22lbs by the next morning.  i kept a close eye on it (and kept air in it), but it went down ~ half way home.  a couple of phone calls later and Uhaul had a mechanic on the way with a new wheel/tire.  i'm planning on using a 5x8 for my Jennings trip next month and you can bet i will do a better job of inspecting the tires BEFORE i take it off the lot.
 
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Oz : That's sweet!  Doing a little sniffing around, I found this, which also looks good at $14.95/day, but without the security of the enclosed 5x8.  Great for those of us that don't have anywhere to store a trailer.

Edit note:  Nice truck, BTW.
Hey Oz,

That's the same trailer I used to take my 'blade to the track day.  It's cheap, tows well, and is easy to up/download (the bike...this isn't computer talk&#33

I have found two essential products that make my trailering the 'blade very easy, for peace of mind and actually getting the job done.  The following product evaluations are my thoughts and mine alone.  The product recommendation I give has no connection to FireBlades.org, its owner, moderators or list members whatsoever.  Even I deny that I wrote this post.

Okay, with that bs out of the way, I use a Canyon Dancer [this is a must have item if you trailer your bike] along with Ancra tie downs.

Okay, those are the essentials, but I cannot fail to recommend this:  http://www.bike-lift.com/  [Cut and paste, I am being screamed at by the family who wants to go out to dinner, so I cannot provide a link]

The bike grab wheel chock is the finishing touch for the U-Haul trailer, and it works well at home in the garage too!  John Brown,  [email protected] was extremely helpful and pleasant to work with regarding my order.  The product does what it is supposed to do.  Yes, it isn't inexpensive, but what it is is quality, ingenuity and tooltime.  *(tooltime means it does the intended job well)  This is one of those things that hurt the wallet to buy initially, but lasts a lifetime and pays for itself over and over.

I have no interest in this product other than as a satisfied customer, and I only want to tell my friends about my experience with this product and the people behind it. Something worth consideration.
 
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