Frequently Asked Questions
- Is this really only ONE trailer that can be used for all sorts of uses? Yes that is correct. As of 2015 all models of the Bulldog will be available for multi purpose use. The trailer can be used to carry dinghies, inflatable boats, kayak’s (up to 6), motorcycles, and also used as an every day conventional trailer for domestic use around the home, garden and business. There are different accessories for each set up. Give us a call or send us an email and we will be more than happy to send through some info on the set up or set ups you need.
- What makes Bulldog Folding Trailers different than other folding trailers?
Bulldog Folding Trailers fold on multiple axes, so it really does fold up without requiring disassembly or removing the tires. Other folding trailers require complete disassembly or merely stand upright at a shortened length. The unique design of Bulldog Folding Trailers allows you to fold or unfold your trailer in minutes — and less time fussing with your trailer means more time having fun!
- Why is the wheel alignment and draw bar alignment so important? The wheel alignment is very important on these trailers. If the alignment is out on either side then you will have excessive tyre wear within the first few hundred km’s travelled. There are two videos in the photo and video gallery that walk you through how this needs to be done. The operation manual also explains how to check and measure the alignment and then what to do to ensure its “true” – Go off and use the trailer if its brand new and let it settle into itself. Come back and re check it. If it hasn’t moved then its all good. You need to also check the tension on the lock nut and ensure its very firm. If its not firm, tighten the lock nut. If when you get back from your first test run you find the alignment has moved a little, re adjust it, measure it, load up and head off. This process DOES NOT need to be done every time you use the trailer. It should be done every few months depending on how often you are using the trailer. If you are heading off on a long haul journey we do suggest to check it and re align if necessary.
- What is the maximum capacity for Bulldog Folding Trailers?
Bulldog Folding Trailers have a Gross Trailer Mass (GTM) of 450kg. Gross Trailer Mass is the mass transmitted to the ground by the axles of the trailer when coupled to a towing vehicle and carrying its maximum load uniformly distributed. The maximum load for the single track motorcycle trailer is 390kg, or 365kg combined weight for the double track trailer, when its configured for two motorcycles. For utility use, when configured with the flat top, the max load is 365kg and when configured with the box top sides its max load is 350kg. The Boat Trailer can carry a maximum of 385kg.
- What motorcycle models are compatible with Bulldog Folding Trailers?
Bulldog Folding Trailers are compatible with virtually all road bikes and dirt bikes, even low-clearance Harleys. The trailer is equipped with a hinged chassis that drops to the ground for easy loading and unloading. Note that wide tyre bikes may require a rubber insert for the tracks.
- How do Bulldog Folding Trailers compare to conventional rigid trailers? A Bulldog FOLDING trailer is smaller than a conventional trailer, however when set up correctly it can withstand towing speeds and distances equal to that of traditional rigid trailers, without taking up the space of an extra car in your garage or driveway. It must be noted, that the tyres are 8″ – 4.8-8 – 6 ply tyres, and the overall weight of the trailer is much lighter than the conventional trailer and therefore must be treated as such. It must be loaded CORRECTLY by using the break back mechanism, and the operational manual should always be studied BEFORE you go and use your folding trailer.
- How long does it take to assemble?
Bulldog Folding Trailers can be assembled in approximately 10-15 minutes. Tools and an operation manual are included and we also have loading and unloading videos on our website.
- How long does it take to set up?
Bulldog Folding Trailers fold and unfold in about 10 seconds. Once the trailer is unfolded, it’s a matter of connecting the lights and attaching the trailer to your car or truck — all of which can be accomplished in less than 5 minutes.
- What are the freight costs?
Click here to view freight costs based on a suburb or postcode in Australia. Generally freight STARTS from $140.00.For up to date freight costs, please send us an email with your suburb and postcode and we will get you a current freight quote for the set up you need.
- Do I need to register my trailer?
Every trailer includes LED lights, manufacturers VIN plate and VIN number ready for registration. This complies with all state and territory regulations. Every state is different in regards to registration of trailers. Refer to our Licensing page for detailed information.
- What kind of Guarantee do you have?
If the product is found to be defective, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee within 30 days of purchase. The return freight is paid for by the customer and the goods MUST be repacked into the original box or will need to be re packaged to ensure the items arrive back to Bulldog Folding Trailers in the same condition they were received.
- Operation / Product Manuals – I have lost my operation manual – where can I get another one from? Scroll down to the bottom of the webpage and under “Customer help” the 2nd point is “Product Manuals” Click on this, and it will take you to the product manuals page. Scroll over the top of the manual you need, click on it and it will open the manual. Save it to your computer or print directly from our site.
- What kind of bearings does the Bulldog use? The Bulldog FBT uses Set 14 bearings. These bearings can be purchased from any trailer retailer and or trailer parts store. They are available anywhere in Australia. If you need bearing buddies, send us an email and we will point you in the right direction.
- I cant get the wheels off? They seem stuck? When the trailers are assembled the bearings are pressed onto the axle. After quite a lot of use and the bearings heating up and cooling they become looser on the axle. If there is a need to get them off having not used the trailer much you will need to tap them off with a hammer and a piece of wood on the rim. If they are still tight and not budging then remove the wheel assembly from the swing arms and tap the axle out with a hammer and a piece of wood on the axle.