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Last Post 23 Feb 2001 01:36 AM by  Davard
trailer advice
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22 Feb 2001 07:35 AM
    I'm casually looking at 5th wheel enclosed trailers in the 34 to 36' range and would like any information others have on specific brands, things to look out for, options that you can't live without, other considerations, etc.

    I'm currently using an open trailer, so this will be a big move up and I would like to purchase a trailer that will last a long time, tow well, and be happy with long after my purchase. That said, I'm not willing to spend more on the trailer than I have in the racecar, so Featherlite, Gold Rush and other "Cadillac-of-trailers" are probably out.

    Thanks for any insights.

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    22 Feb 2001 12:06 PM
    I have a 24' United Expressline Racers Special. I'm happy with the construction and quality, and it tows well.

    The options I'd definately recommend are:
    102" Widebody
    Double doors on the driver side to allow you to open the car door when you load or unload. Most people just get a single 48" door there, but it becomes a problem if you need to move the car fore or aft for balance, the door no longer lines up.
    Extra ceiling lights, and loading lights along the floor.
    Ramp door extention for low clearance cars.
    Heavy duty axles and brakes.

    You can go on from there, they'll build in anything you want.

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    23 Feb 2001 01:36 AM
    Here are a few trailer links for you. Not all of them are enclosed car trailers, but they will give you an idea what's out there, and others may find it useful.

    Classic Mfg. is one of the few sites that lists prices on trailers and options.

    One of the things to look for are torsion bar axles (Tor-Flex or an equivalent). They'll pay off is smoother ride and longer trailer life.

    Doing as much wiring as possible during construction is worthwhile.

    If you think that you might at some point want an AC, having the extra structure and wiring put in when the trailer is built is a good idea.

    David Avard


























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