I have a 2005 manual Toyota Matrix (regular model, not XR or AWD). I have a 5x8 trailer and tow every weekend 1 bike and sometimes 2 bikes.
350 lbs for the trailer
500lbs for the 2 bikes and mud on it
850lbs with no problem.
The Toyota Matrix can tow 1500lbs.
I want an enclosed trailer.
I went to a dealer and checkek for the SnoPro Cargopro Stealth 2.0 2010.
The weight for 5x8 with V-Nose and all alumimum construction is 570lbs with 13 inches wheels.
The weight for 5x10 with V-Nose and all alumimum construction is 695lbs with 15 inches wheels.
The 5x8 will just be useful to tow my bike in security (you lock the door and no one can see or touch your bike) and put my riding gear on it (no more odour in the car). But, I know it will be just a trailer with no space to walk (the indoor lenght is the lenght of the bike) or put a lot of shelves, tools boxes, cabinet, trailers accessories, etc.
The 5x10 is awesome with the side door and can be a «little garage» with a lot of space to put tools, spaire parts, tires, in the 2 feets extra lenght.
The 5x8 and 5x10 weights are OK to be under the 1500lbs Matrix capacity.
I never tow an Enclosed...
Someone talks about the «parachute effect» but with a V-Nose, it will better I think???
But, will I be in security with a 5x10 behind a Matrix???
Will I destroy my car (transmission, car)???
Well, should I buy the little 5x8 or the 5x10????????
SnoPro Cargopro Stealth website:
Edited by plb, 04 December 2009 - 11:52 AM.