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Old 04-13-2014, 10:23 AM   #341 (permalink)
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I plan to rent a UH trailer if I ever have the need.. Most small loads can be carried
in the back of my old Ford Escape.
During the winter, I had to haul some extra long loads back there..
Overly long hotwater heater box hung out the back a bit..
Just tied straps around the back of the box, to the side seat clips (strong points)
to keep it from slipping out on steep hills.
And clipped a steel ring into the hatch lock.. Used the ring to tie down the hatch.

If I have to move firewood or other heavy dirty stuff.. I also have the little cargo deck.. Like Mifunego's..
No lights, taxes, registration or other BS needed..

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Old 04-13-2014, 07:00 PM   #342 (permalink)
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Have rented uhaul trailers before with great success. Low price, no storage, rugged trailers available in all sizes. I have thought about buying a trailer maybe 5X7 foot deck? Only issue is in the winter in Vermont, I expect it will be a pain keeping it out of the way during snow removal, or keeping it accessible over winter. Odds are it will wind up frozen in til spring every year as I will get tired of cleaning it off and moving it for plowing. I do like the fold up trailers though! What a great idea. Can be stashed in your garage and chained up against the wall when not needed, and just big enough to haul a riding mower or even trash to the dump! For like $500 or less they are a great buy for an occasional user. For the price I expect they aren't overly rugged but for homeowner use or lugging a 4 wheeler around they should be perfect. I knew a guy who hauled 2 snowmobiles around with a dodge neon. Granted, worked the heck out of the car on the hills, but the other 355+/- days a year he didn't pull the snowmobiles he was getting 30+ MPGs, while the rest of us got 14-16 MPGs all year. And we all thought he was nuts!?
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Old 04-14-2014, 02:29 AM   #343 (permalink)
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I plan to rent a UH trailer if I ever have the need.. Most small loads can be carried
in the back of my old Ford Escape.
During the winter, I had to haul some extra long loads back there..
Overly long hotwater heater box hung out the back a bit..
Just tied straps around the back of the box, to the side seat clips (strong points)
to keep it from slipping out on steep hills.
And clipped a steel ring into the hatch lock.. Used the ring to tie down the hatch.

If I have to move firewood or other heavy dirty stuff.. I also have the little cargo deck.. Like Mifunego's..
No lights, taxes, registration or other BS needed..
I made one of those too.
I can put it on the back of a hitch or the back of a trailer.
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:39 AM   #344 (permalink)
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I think mine is rated for 400 pounds.. It plugs into my 2" hitch 'socket'..
I never got the ball assembly..

Got it as a gift a couple years ago.. Might be this one..
Hitch Haul 1.25 in. x 2 in. 500 lb. Cargo Carrier with Receivers-30110208 at The Home Depot
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:08 PM   #345 (permalink)
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SIA Flashback – Diminutive Delcar and Packin’ It All In | Hemmings Daily


Scroll down past the diminutive Delmar and you get the origin story of the passenger car trailer. The Golden Age ended when they started putting trunks on cars.
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:38 AM   #346 (permalink)
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Scroll down past the diminutive Delmar and you get the origin story of the passenger car trailer. The Golden Age ended when they started putting trunks on cars.
Overall, I would rather have a trunk than haul a mini trailer.
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:45 AM   #347 (permalink)
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A trunk eliminates the rumble seat, cutting into the number of passengers you can carry on the outside of the car.
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Mini trailers could make a come back for people with ultra tiny cars with no cargo room.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:56 PM   #350 (permalink)
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I plan to rent a UH trailer if I ever have the need.. Most small loads can be carried
in the back of my old Ford Escape.
During the winter, I had to haul some extra long loads back there..
Overly long hotwater heater box hung out the back a bit..
Just tied straps around the back of the box, to the side seat clips (strong points)
to keep it from slipping out on steep hills.
And clipped a steel ring into the hatch lock.. Used the ring to tie down the hatch.

If I have to move firewood or other heavy dirty stuff.. I also have the little cargo deck.. Like Mifunego's..
No lights, taxes, registration or other BS needed..

I have hauled a few couches in my Cherokee! Works well, actually. Even going up and down hills. Just don't do it until the cat converter heats up ... pulls in some interesting fumes.




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