Downsizing the tow vehicle... in a BIG way
I just thought I'd post here because some people might be interested in hearing about it. I do most of my fishing out of my kayak, and also have a little jon boat. Both are lightweight, and are just hauled around in the bed of my pickup truck when I'm taking them to the lake. This year, I'm trying something different. I'm going to start using my motorcycle as a tow vehicle. First of all, gas prices are high and still headed up. Secondly, I love riding my motorcycle when the weather permits... which is usually when I also like to go fishing/boating... so why should the 2 activities be mutually exclusive? And lastly, it will just be cool to have the ONLY 2-wheeled tow vehicle in the boat trailer parking lot.
I'm in the process of building a lightweight trailer, with aluminum frame and torsion spring axles. I'm building it such that it can be used as a cargo trailer (maybe take the motorcycle on a camping trip and be able to take all the gear) or kayak trailer, or a boat trailer. No, I will not be backing the bike down the launch ramp... both the kayak and the jon are lightweight "hand-launch" boats. I don't know if any of you have every seen anything like this before, but I'll be posting photos on here when I'm done. I'm sure many heads will turn as I drive this rig down the road... after all, the trailered boat will exceed the length of the tow vehicle by 50%.