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Trailers

Post by i10fwy » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:44 pm

I am thinking about purchasing a open trailer, don't think I can fit a nice enclosed one in the budget. My biggest concern is loading/unloading with cars that have very low ride height. Any thoughts on what works the best. So far I have found Jim-Glo they are very cool. http://www.jimglo.com/

The the std Featherlites and other higher line trailers look like it could be a problem loading a Vette?

Idea's?

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Re: Trailers

Post by jonstr » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:44 pm

I looked at the Jim Glo enclosed trailer at a show a while back. It looked to be well constructed, but I was concerned about the weight added by the tilt mechanism, but I was near my load limit on my truck. With an open trailer you would not have that worry.

The tilt mechanism looked like it would solve the loading problem, but it's an expensive solution. I solved it on my old trailer by putting a 2 x 6 under each side of the ramp. That extra 2 inches was all I needed for clearance, even with the Speedster.

Another alternative to explore with a non-tilt trailer is whether they have an option for longer ramps. A longer ramp might be enough to allow the nose and frame to clear.
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Re: Trailers

Post by Callaway Chris » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:26 pm

Trailer Mates from Race Ramps will solve most clearance issues :thumbs

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Re: Trailers

Post by i10fwy » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:04 am

So far this is the best trailer I have found for the money by R & R
All aluminum, notice how the ramps store up front as a rock gaurd rather than under the trailer.
Nice alu wheels, LED lighting, removable fender $4500 :cool

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Re: Trailers

Post by BIGJOHN » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:20 pm

You know what; I have been trying to make up my mind on which trailer to buy since 2001.
Right now; I kind of like the Texas Roll back Trailers.
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Re: Trailers

Post by i10fwy » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:25 pm

BIGJOHN wrote:You know what; I have been trying to make up my mind on which trailer to buy since 2001.
Right now; I kind of like the Texas Roll back Trailers.
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John, I checked them out, nice! the steel models 18" is about $4k reasonable, the aluminum version is expensive $8k+.. I watched their video but a little puzzled. When you unload and the deck is down how do you get it back up without the weight of the car on it? :conf

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Re: Trailers

Post by BIGJOHN » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:29 pm

i10fwy wrote:
BIGJOHN wrote:You know what; I have been trying to make up my mind on which trailer to buy since 2001.
Right now; I kind of like the Texas Roll back Trailers.
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John, I checked them out, nice! the steel models 18" is about $4k reasonable, the aluminum version is expensive $8k+.. I watched their video but a little puzzled. When you unload and the deck is down how do you get it back up without the weight of the car on it? :conf

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Re: Trailers

Post by i10fwy » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:43 pm

I settled on the all aluminum trailer from R&R 18' $4225 f.o.b. Three Rivers MI :conf
Guess I'm going on a road trip :wtf

I went trailer shopping on Sat, Two dealers told me I would be stupid not to buy it for the price their comparable trailers cost them $1000 more than the R&R

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Re: Trailers

Post by BIGJOHN » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:44 pm

i10fwy wrote:I settled on the all aluminum trailer from R&R 18' $4225 f.o.b. Three Rivers MI :conf
Guess I'm going on a road trip :wtf

I went trailer shopping on Sat, Two dealers told me I would be stupid not to buy it for the price their comparable trailers cost them $1000 more than the R&R

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I heard that before!!
If you buy two more; I'll knock off an other $1000!!!

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