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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-15-2019, 09:35 AM
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Two years ago, I was in to buying a 'tub' with sol tail lights, but finally didn't.
Bought me a Bushtec motorcycle trailer instead and to me, it fits the best the looks of the Solstice.
Butas Rob said : "beauty is in the eye...."

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What kind of draw bar do you use in your receiver to pull the trailer? Does it have a rise to it and if so how much rise?

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drawbar for motorcycle trailer

I have a curt 1 1/4 inch hitch on my 06 Solstice. This looks like a nice trailer https://theusatrailerstore.com/disco...cycle-trailer/. Specs say that the hitch height is 12 inches. It looks almost identical to the Bushtec trailer. I assume you would need to measure the height of the receiver from the ground and add however many inches you need to add up to 12 then purchase a drawbar that gets you up to 12 inches so the trailer would be level. The drawbar would also have to be long enough to clear the back of the car. Anybody have experience with this and can suggest a drawbar?

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What kind of draw bar do you use in your receiver to pull the trailer? Does it have a rise to it and if so how much rise?
I have the Draw Tite hitch reciever for the GXP .

To ensure proper rise, you would need to take a couple measurements :

1. Measure from the ground to top of hitch receiver.
2. Measure from the ground to top of coupler on trailer.
3. Subtract the 2 and that will give you rise/drop needed.

To level the Bushtec trailer I had to go for the Curt Class II Drawbar - 5" Rise - 11-5/8" Long.
https://www.etrailer.com/partlist.as...5025&csrid=682
To level my other trailer, I have the Curt Class 2 Eurostyle drawbar with 2" Ball - 3/4" rise


As the Bushtec doesn't have the ballhead coupler, I had to order this item :
https://store.bushtec.com/product-p/98900000.htm

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