What is the difference between a HighRider and a LowRider?
The difference in the HighRider and a LowRider is the position of the axle on the trailer. Which trailer you choose, LowRider or HighRider, should be determined by the height of the hitch on your tow vehicle. The LowRider or HighRider doesn’t give you any extra clearance one way or the other, it only raises or lowers the tongue height from the ground. Only by increasing the wheel size 13” to 15” can one increase clearance. Refer to the height of your hitch and the height of the trailer tongue. The trailer tongue should be as level as possible when attached to your vehicle.
Do you offer trailer modifications?
What you see on our website is what we offer. No additional trailer or accessory modifications are available. Substitutions? Sorry but there are no substitutes for the tires, wheels, axles, or anything else you may be wondering about.
Do we sell trailers without canopies?
The canopy is part of our brand and makes the trailer unique. Hauling bikes, kayaks, tents, and gear all depend on the canopy and the SPACE Bars. It also helps keep gear inside the box safe from Mother Nature! Each trailer is sold with a canopy, no exceptions.
Can I put a hitch on the back of the SPACE Trailer?
The lightweight trailer frame is not designed to have a hitch installed on the back for a bike rack or anything else. We suggest a dual hitch on the vehicle’s frame if you want to haul more gear.
Will my Yakima bike rack fit on top of the SPACE Bars?
The 1 1/8” round space bars on the trailer were modeled after Yakima cross bars, so the Yakima products fit the best. However, any bike rack that has an adapter to attach to a round bar will work just find. Also, since the SPACE Bars can be adjusted to however close or far apart you would like, this means just about any length of rack will work.
How do I know what length tongue I should get?
This largely depends on what you plan on putting on top of your SPACE Bars. If you plan to put long kayaks or canoes, you will need a longer tongue. Visit the specs page for more information on dimensions.
What size wheel is better, the 13” or the 15”?
Both are great options! All of our wheels are highway-rated to 80 MPH. There is no difference in performance between them besides size. So, if you are wanting one over the other, it is based on your personal preference! Trailers with 15” wheels will sit 2” higher than those with 13” wheels.
What is the load capacity of a SPACE Trailer?
Your trailer can hold up to 1,000 lbs. Including the weight of the trailer, you have a 1650 lbs. total load capacity. For more information, you can check out the specs sheet!
What will I need to get on my trailer if I plan to use a rooftop tent?
What size lock should I get to lock the latches in the back of the trailer?
A 9/32” lock. It is best to get a rubber-coated lock so it doesn’t scratch up the latches.
I purchased a SPACE Trailer but didn’t get the heavy-duty gas cylinders, and now I want to upgrade. Is this possible?
Yes, it is possible, but you will need some additional hardware as well as another person to help you lift the canopy of the trailer while you replace them. This process will require additional drilling and installation of longer support beams on the inside of the trailer.
How much weight can I put on top of the SPACE Bars?
You can put up to 225 lbs. while your vehicle is moving, or up to 625 lbs. if your trailer is static (not moving). You can find more information on our specs sheet.
What is the canopy made out of?
Our trailer canopies are made of UV Protectant .25” thick HDPE with an aluminum frame.
I am coming to pick up my trailer. Do I need to get any documents ahead of time to transport it?
Nope! We will provide you with all the documents you need in order to register your trailer and transport it back to your home state.
How many times a year do I need to grease the wheels?
Once a year. When you first receive your trailer from us, we have already greased the wheels for you so you are set to go for your first year of adventures!
I live far from Minnesota and am wondering if there are any dealer locations?
Currently, we do not have any dealer locations. If driving to Minnesota is out of the option for you, we do have a shipping option made available for you!
Both the 13” and 15” have a 5 on 4 ½” pattern, yes?
Yes, they are the same.
Can I change the wheels from the 13” to 15” wheels?
The axles and the fenders are different so changing after the trailer is built requires the entire axle assembly to be removed and swapped out. The 13” fenders would have to be removed and holes drilled to install the 15” fenders. It is a bit of work and obviously extra cost.
Can I put an even larger wheel on an existing 15” trailer?
If the tires are wider than the existing 15” tire, they will rub on the side of the trailer. In addition, the fenders would have to be removed completely.
What are the torque specs of the wheels?
13” steel 85-90 lbs
13” alum 85-90lbs
15” steel 85-120lbs
15” alum 85-120lbs
What are the weights of the wheels?
The Aluminum 15” – Weight 35lbs
The Steel 15” – Weight 38lbs
The Aluminum 13” – Weight 28lbs
The Steel 13” – Weight 29lbs
What do I need to know about Minnesota Sales Tax and Registration?
When you go to register your trailer at the DVS office, you will need to bring your certificate of origin and your bill of sale. In Minnesota, your bill of sale shows that you have paid sales tax. You will not need to pay sales tax again to register your trailer in Minnesota. You will need to complete the form, Application to Title/Reg. a Vehicle form at the DVS office. Each state has different registration requirements. Be sure to refer to your state’s guidelines and regulations.