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Old 06-02-2015, 04:50 PM   #561 (permalink)
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Thanks. There's clutch work and a hitch between me and having a trailer; but, what I lean toward right now would be a single wheel Gothic arch flatbed. If I ignore the width through the fenders and start at the B-pillar I only need an additional three feet. At that length it could hinge up with a folding wheel I don't know if you've seen this in a while:




The top could be basalt twill over bows or overlapping plates, like the fingers in a suit of armor. The pivots would be tie-rod ends and the suspension and axle would be from a Vespa motor scooter.

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Old 06-02-2015, 04:53 PM   #562 (permalink)
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I've been wanting to visit some of the VW events here in Texas (http://www.thesamba.com/vw/shows/) so I can find out from anyone there who has a single wheel trailer what issues they have while towing their trailer. I'm sure none of them will want to modify their classic trailer fer a better towing experience but I'm sure they wouldn't mind to know what they can do.
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:34 PM   #563 (permalink)
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You mean like this guy?




We talked a bit.

What are the questions(?), because the season is just starting. The next event is on Father's Day.

**I see four telescoping fiberglass rods from the rear corners of the trailer to the end of the bumper and top's corners. With a big stretchy semi-permeable sock pulled over it.**
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......**I see four telescoping fiberglass rods from the rear corners of the trailer to the end of the bumper and top's corners. With a big stretchy semi-permeable sock pulled over it.**
where is this? i don't see it.
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In a cloud around my head? Read it as "see [it as [being comprised of]]" in response to this:
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I'm sure none of them will want to modify their classic trailer fer a better towing experience but I'm sure they wouldn't mind to know what they can do.
Did I mention fishing rods? Putting one through the eyelets of the other would be all it would take, with a hinge joint at each of the eight ends.

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What are the questions(?), because the season is just starting. The next event is on Father's Day.
Well...

Distance from the bumper pivot point to the swivel point is?
Overall length of the vehicle and trailer is?
Does he notices that the trailer oscillates/bumps more (compared to a ball hitch trailer) since it's a short wheel base?
What does he do to suppress the oscillation? Load the trailer up? Slow down?
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Seems easy enough. If I remember.

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where is this? i don't see it.
OK, you called me on it. Here's this. I only had a Kubelwagen with the top down to base it on.

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Old 06-04-2015, 10:52 AM   #568 (permalink)
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90 day: 20.78 mpg (US)

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I might have an opportunity to run to Houston and back without the aero cap on and dragging Dark Aero along. The removal of the aero cap will mean that I end up losing the support system fer the upper and side gap covers but I will still have the lower gap cover installed from the rear diffuser to Dark Aero's chin pan. This will be interesting on how it turns out if it comes to fruition.

The truck bed will be carrying a full size bed, frame, and headboard. I'll keep it all in place with a cargo net and straps.
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If that were to happen, then my Kubelwagen would have become prophetic.

About your questions, I consulted the pictures of the Thing. Overall length to the hitch probably 150". The proportions and size of the box is very similar to my Westfalia utility trailer's, 4'. The hitch length is similar to the width of the gas tan, so 12". I'd estimate 210" overall, or 17.5', and 3.5' hitch to axle.

Obviously there is no dampening on the hitch. So what's left is tire pressure and does it pitch at all. Now all I have to do is find someone with a trailer.
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BZP gets 5-wind tunnels

Looks like Texas A & M University has five world-class wind tunnels as part of the aerospace engineering and engineering schools.
They also have A CNC model shop.
They do 'commercial' work.
And they're involved in 'Truck' aerodynamics.
A phone call might tell us how much it would cost to underwrite some graduate work in their 7'X10' tunnel.
Testing a model of Dark Aero ought to be of interest to engineering students and may explain some of the camera activity around town.

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