Covered trailers are awesome - keep bike clean, more secure, keep all your stuff in it, but they are buggers to pull - a LOT of wind resistance - cut your gas mileage by 40-50%. I have gone to using a snowmobile type trailer - if I ride the bike it's outside anyway, & it's a lot easier on the tow vehicle & gas mileage, as well as handling of the tower/trailer setup.
Hey Serp take it easy, not everybody has the iron a$$ yet. Besides if the 1000 miles was through IL,IA,IN,KS or any of the other staight line states, it's really the only sane option.
It's not about having an iron a$$ (BTW mine's not iron just numb) it's about living the experience.
I've trailered before. There's a certain security in knowing you can pop the bike on a trailer if you go down or break something but it also nullifies the adventure of the unexpected wondering if you'll have the G-2 to handle any situation that comes up.
Straight line travel is a great time for random thoughts.
If you see my bike on a trailer call 911 'cause it's stolen./images/icons/smile.gif
Remember that with the Moto-Tote you need a class IV receiver hitch and at least a 1/2 ton, preferably 3/4 ton full size pickup/van/SUV. With a sportbike on the 'tote you have 500-600 pounds on the hitch sticking out a foot behind your vehicle. A passenger car or mini truck will not handle it safely.