Looking For A Motorcycle Trailer or Accessories? McFarlane’s Has Got You Covered!

Looking for A Motorcycle Trailer or Accessories? McFarlanes Has Got You Covered!

If you're a motorcycle enthusiast, you know that transporting your bike can be a challenge. You need a motorcycle cargo trailer that's sturdy enough to handle the weight of your bike, yet easy to tow. You also need a trailer that's equipped with the right features to keep your bike safe and secure during transport.

What We Do 

That's where McFarlane Trailer Sales comes in. We are a leading dealer of motorcycle trailers and accessories, and we have everything you need to transport your bike safely and easily. We carry a wide variety of trailers to choose from, including enclosed trailers, open trailers, and tilt-deck trailers. We also have a wide selection of accessories available, such as wheel chocks, tie-down straps, and loading ramps.

High-Quality Materials

Our trailers are typically made with aluminum or steel and are built to last. We offer a variety of warranty options to protect your investment. We also have a team of experienced professionals who can help you choose the right trailer for your needs and answer any questions you have.


Motorcycle trailers keep your bike safe and secure during transport. They're equipped with tie-down points that keep your bike from moving around, and they have ramps that make it easy to load and unload your bike.


Motorcycle trailers are a great way to protect your bike from theft. An enclosed motorcycle trailer is especially effective because it keeps your bike out of sight from potential thieves. Most people will not take the risk of breaking into a locked, closed trailer if they cannot see what's inside. This allows you to park in plain sight, overnight, and rest easy.

Ease of Use 

Motorcycle trailers make it easy to transport your bike to and from events, such as races, shows, and track days. You don't have to worry about lifting and unloading your bike onto a truck or SUV, and your bike doesn't need a special parking spot.

Types of Motorcycle Trailers

There are many different types of motorcycle trailers available, each with its own set of features and benefits. Some of the most popular types of motorcycle trailers include:

  • Enclosed trailers: Enclosed trailers are the most secure type of motorcycle trailer. They're enclosed on all six sides, so your bike is protected from not only thieves, but also sun, rain, dust, and insects.
  • Open trailers: Open trailers are less secure than enclosed trailers, but they're more affordable. They're a good option if you need to transport your bike on a budget.
  • Tilt-deck trailers: Tilt-deck trailers make it easy to load and unload your bike. The hydraulic deck of the trailer can be angled appropriately, so you can easily roll your bike onto the trailer.

Accessories for Your Motorcycle Cargo Trailer

There are a variety of accessories available for motorcycle trailers, such as:

  • Wheel chocks: Wheel chocks keep your bike from rolling around during transport.
  • Tie-down straps: Tie-down straps secure your bike to the trailer.
  • Loading ramps: Loading ramps make it easy to load and unload your bike.

Excellent Customer Service 

In addition to our high-quality products and services, we're also committed to providing memorable and professional customer service. We understand that buying a trailer is a big investment, and we want to make sure you're happy with your purchase. That's why we offer a variety of financing options and a satisfaction guarantee.

If you're looking for a motorcycle trailer, trusting McFarlane Trailer Sales is a choice you won't regret. We have a wide variety of trailers to choose from, and we can help you choose the right trailer for your needs. Contact us today to get started.

Tips To Safely Secure a Motorcycle on a Trailer

Tips To Safely Secure a Motorcycle on a TrailerSummer is coming in hot, so it's time to whip out the motorcycle. Ideally, you'll be riding your motorcycle everywhere you go. However, in the event that you need to transport your bike, a trailer will be your best friend. Always follow these tips to safely and adequately secure your motorcycle on a trailer.

Start by Choosing Your Trailer

The trailer you choose to use is a tool in itself. There are many options to consider when looking into a new trailer. For example, open trailers use fewer materials, so they'll be more affordable, but enclosed trailers add an extra level of security. If you don't already have a trailer, we recommend checking out McFarlane's selection of aluminum trailers for sale.

Use a Ramp 

With any luck, you have purchased a trailer with a ramp; most trailers include one that folds down. If your trailer does not have a ramp, try to acquire one that does. If you aren't ready to buy a whole new trailer, we offer a variety of add-on ramps that would make a great addition to your setup. Wrangling a motorcycle can be intimidating enough as is, and a ramp will most definitely help make the process smoother. 

Don't Rely on Brute Strength

Once your trailer is hooked up and the ramp is down, it's time to wheel her up there. Motorcycles typically weigh between 400 and 700 pounds, so you won't be able to push them up the ramp safely without help. Ideally, you'd put your bike into a lower gear and ride it up slowly. If you're genuinely worried about driving off the ramp or, even worse, into the vehicle you're using to tow, it's a wise idea to recruit a friend and have them help you push your bike into place. If they're more comfortable riding it up, have them do that for you. Once the bike is on the trailer, leave it in gear to keep it from rolling around if the ties get dislodged. 

Use Tie-Down Straps

Once your bike is on the trailer, you need to strap it down using tie-downs. Tie-downs are a must-have for securing your motorcycle and should not be replaced with rope or bungee cords. Use ties with thick straps and durable hardware, such as cam buckle straps. While using ratchet straps may be a bit excessive for smaller motorcycles, if that's all you have, they'll work just fine.

Use 4 Tie-Down Points

For the best security, you should use at least four tie-down points: two in the front and two in the back. Attach them higher on the bike rather than lower for added safety. When you begin tying down your straps, use the motorcycle's kickstand to keep it from toppling, and once you've tightened one side, stand your bike up so it's entirely upright before cinching up the other side. Avoid strapping down your handlebars, as doing so has the potential to bend or break them. If your motorcycle's handlebars are rubber-mounted, they may compress during transit and cause your tie-downs to slip. 

Compress the Suspension

Don't forget to compress the suspension to give the bike some resistance against the straps, which reduces wobbling and keeps the motorcycle secure. Do not overdo it because too much additional pressure can ruin your shocks over time. Use roughly half the suspension capacity to avoid injuring your bike. Regardless of the type of motorcycle trailer you use, you can safely transport your vehicle by following these tips. Check out McFarlane Trailer Sales today to get more information on our trailer selection or talk to a professional about other ways to keep your goods safe in transit.