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... this time however, I'll beg borrow or steel to get my bike out there. I don't think I'll have a new car by then but I think I'm just going to get a hitch and trailer. The other option is my dad's truck (wanted to do this last year but it needed tires) which finally has new tires on it. A trailer is probably the best bet. Unfortunately I'll miss the rally, again, because I'm gone from 14 May to 29 June.
 

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Good luck man. I pull a 4x8 behind my wife's 03 Elantra, it works well hauling a bike. I bought it at Tractor Supply for $299 and then bought deck boards at Lowe's for the floor. I had some old angle iron I welded up to make a front rail, but you can get wheel chocks fairly cheap at places like Harbor freight.
 

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+1. Any car can pull a light trailer and one SV. Make sure you get at least 12" wheels.

PS. I really like Utah. In my cross country off road trip I did in 2007, it was my favorite of states. I really hope to get back there this year (on my Sportster this time). There's an old mine I'd like to explore again and I'd like to camp in Great Basin National Park. Great Basin claims to have the best view of the night sky in the hemisphere.
 

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Yeah, I have an '04 Nissan Sentra and the manual says I can tow 1000 lbs. I didn't do it last year because I didn't plan well enough and I spent my tax return on the Traxxion drop in kit and springs. I defineitely don't want to go a month and a half without the SV this time, especially given the awesome roads of UT (I'll be up near Ogden/Salt Lake City). I will have to find a way to alarm the trailer for the three nights I'll be staying in hotels during the trip out and then the trip back.

Thanks for the quick info on Great Basin, donniej. I wanted to get some good Milky Way shots last year while I was at Arches National Park but I left during sunset. I'll probably be hitting up Arches again and then I'll make time for Canyonlands which is in the same general area. Great Basin might have to be another weekend. I won't have a whole lot of free time since I'm going for my AF Reserve duty so I'll have to make the most out of where I can visit.
 

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There are some good roads around Ogden and SLC but the really good roads are in the south. One of the best is Hwy 12 (I think) from Torrey to Escalante. There are other fantastic places all around the National Monuments. Going to World Superbike?
 

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Harbor Freight trailer or Tractor Supply Co trailer. Best 2 options for a small vehicle. And I would just put a hitch on your car vs. a truck, way better gas mileage.
 

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There are some good roads around Ogden and SLC but the really good roads are in the south. One of the best is Hwy 12 (I think) from Torrey to Escalante. There are other fantastic places all around the National Monuments. Going to World Superbike?
Yes it's Hwy 12. That road is incredible.
 

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Harbor Freight trailer or Tractor Supply Co trailer. Best 2 options for a small vehicle. And I would just put a hitch on your car vs. a truck, way better gas mileage.
I think that's going to be the route I go. I think the Tractor Supply trailer is good for HWY speeds; it at least has a 990 lb/tire load limit. $350 for it, then I need a floor, registration and a hitch for the car. I should be able to make out for around $600.
 

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You've got plenty of time, just watch for a sale. The floor on mine is 3/4" OSB, cheap from Home depot.
 

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There are some good roads around Ogden and SLC but the really good roads are in the south. One of the best is Hwy 12 (I think) from Torrey to Escalante. There are other fantastic places all around the National Monuments. Going to World Superbike?
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You've got plenty of time, just watch for a sale. The floor on mine is 3/4" OSB, cheap from Home depot.
I used treated deck boards for mine with a small gap between each one, then when I washed the bike water/dirt could drain through (I used to haul my dirt bike on it all the time and would hit the car wash on my way home). I used self tapping screws to attach it to the trailer frame.
 
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