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    uni-go trailer hitch and wiring for 05 r1200rt

    Hum, guy has a used 07 uni-go trailer for sale. Uncertain what cost would be to setup a hitch and wiring on my 05 r1200rt bike. The idea of having more storage for trips seems nice plus that one trailer wheel. Then again, a used gold wing might have a easier time pulling one maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motor4 View Post
    Hum, guy has a used 07 uni-go trailer for sale. Uncertain what cost would be to setup a hitch and wiring on my 05 r1200rt bike. The idea of having more storage for trips seems nice plus that one trailer wheel. Then again, a used gold wing might have a easier time pulling one maybe.
    Your bike will have no difficulty pulling a Unigo.

    Welcome to joining the trailer trash society.

    A one wheel trailer will allow you take a few more items on your trips and for the most part, you won't even notice it behind you.
    Paul F. Ruffell
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    I have a Unigo I pull with my 2018 RT. Like the other post, you won't notice it back there and it about doubles your stage capacity. A Gold Wing will not get you more storage that an RT with a trunk.

    hitches are available, from Unigo and elsewhere. Hitch and wiring will run about $500.
    From the only real Fargo, ND!

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    Anyone know of any other Unigo trailers for sale ?

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    Moto4, to be truthful, when I say you won't notice it behind you, that is pretty much true with regards to riding and braking. I do not have a Unigo but rather a Quebec made, Amoric, one wheel trailer, which is lower and two cubic feet larger than a Unigo. The only time that I do notice it is when crossing the great plains during a strong crosswind. Of course even without the trailer, a bike can be pushed around with those winds. In that situation, you may notice the trailer but it does not make handling the bike difficult.

    All the best with your new riding experience!
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    Cool R1250RT trailers and hitches

    Folks at the dealership told me the 1250 and 1200 from the engine back are the same. With that in mind I would be interested in what models others have been using behind their bikes. I have been looking at the uni-go but have still not made up my mind on what I will buy. I just recently purchased a new 2019 1250 RT and will pick it up this Saturday. The bike will be a daily driver for me and a vacation vehicle of choice for me and my wife. I am also looking to use the trailer behind the car on occasion or if we do a road trip in the cage.

    Thanks in advance for sharing your information about your trailers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fog820 View Post
    Folks at the dealership told me the 1250 and 1200 from the engine back are the same.
    Except minor stuff, like the final drive on the complete opposite side...
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    Quote Originally Posted by drneo66 View Post
    Except minor stuff, like the final drive on the complete opposite side...
    Um.....You better take another look.

    The only real difference between the 2018 R1200RT and the 2019 R1250RT is the engine, and that difference is mostly just the heads.

    Are you thinking the 2013 to 2014 change?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorUB View Post
    Um.....You better take another look.

    The only real difference between the 2018 R1200RT and the 2019 R1250RT is the engine, and that difference is mostly just the heads.

    Are you thinking the 2013 to 2014 change?
    Sorry - I was thinking of the OP's 2005 R1200RT and the R1250RT
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    Quote Originally Posted by fog820 View Post
    Folks at the dealership told me the 1250 and 1200 from the engine back are the same. With that in mind I would be interested in what models others have been using behind their bikes. I have been looking at the uni-go but have still not made up my mind on what I will buy. I just recently purchased a new 2019 1250 RT and will pick it up this Saturday. The bike will be a daily driver for me and a vacation vehicle of choice for me and my wife. I am also looking to use the trailer behind the car on occasion or if we do a road trip in the cage.

    Thanks in advance for sharing your information about your trailers.
    Ultimately I went with a single wheeled trailer from 3rd Wheel Trailers https://thirdwheeltrailers.com. They have two sizes that are larger than the Unigo which was perfect for us. I hated strapping bags to the bikes when we took off on trips. My SO has arthritic joints and while riding her GT doesn't bother her too much, mounting the bike with bags strapped on it was not ideal for her. If we hotel along the way we can leave the majority of the gear in the trailer and just take our clothing bags in for the night. TBH, I hardly notice the thing behind the RT. Fuel economy is marginally worse by 1-2 mpg, but WAY better than when I towed the pop-up Kwik Kamp.
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