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Old 05-04-2014, 12:15 AM   #371 (permalink)
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I have the gutter screw on type from VW that are easy on easy off(I keep them off) The ones pictured are easy on/ off as well, some of the more elaborate ones bolt to the body or people have bolted them to the body.

Those mirrors, I am not so fond of them (fussy mf) they are made for a large truck and trailer not so much a 4"6 wide trailer

- it does have that retro Mexican look that some desire.

When I bought my car the Lady had left the roof racks on for 10 years.. straight.

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Old 05-04-2014, 11:43 AM   #372 (permalink)
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I actually liked how that mirrors looked in the Beetle, but they really don't seem to belong there...
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So, it might not be the best idea for everyone to get a trailer.
To me, the important parts of the trailer seemed just too difficult to screw up.
Problem is idiots are becoming better equipped, as seen here:

Trailer fail pics

Its not anti trailer, just think of it as a guide to what not to do.
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I haven't seen so many unsafe trailers back here...
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This seems like the appropriate thread for this:

http://http://hooniverse.com/2014/05/07/brock-yates-tribute-fund-ariel-atom-in-one-lap-of-america/#more-166607


There's more detail on the car, but not much on that trailer.
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No one ever cares about the trailers.
Back in the day Trailers won the west and even today everything we buy gets put on a trailer at some point.
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I don't believe I've posted these yet. I took them in a used car lot right across the street a few days ago.

Basically a dedicated camp/tailgater kitchen. But US$5K each.
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Nice little tailgater, not $5000 nice but inspirational.

I have to find a picture I have on a disk somewhere of Me and my Beetle towing my 17ft. boat trailer with a small deck built on it. Which I packed home a 500lb partly assembled 6.6 ft tall" 4 station 250lbs weight universal gym on.

I drove that about 100 miles on the highway, my beetle never looked so proud yet stupid since

I will find that picture and post it in the next few days.
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So, it might not be the best idea for everyone to get a trailer.
To me, the important parts of the trailer seemed just too difficult to screw up.
Problem is idiots are becoming better equipped, as seen here:

Trailer fail pics

Its not anti trailer, just think of it as a guide to what not to do.
Yeah, stuff like that makes me appreciate the ban on new home-built trailers we got here ...
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Yeah, stuff like that makes me appreciate the ban on new home-built trailers we got here ...
Its not the trailer builders its the police.
In this state they absolutely do not care. No tag, no lights, falling apart, no problem.
Here its accepted practice to weld the spindle nuts on and run the trailer until wheels start falling off.

In the police state of Virginia, where I previously lived for 20 years you never see anything like that.
In the state of Virginia if you home build a trailer a state policeman (untrained in welding inspection or any kind of structural inspection) has to come out and inspect your trailer befor you can register it. That at least insures some one isnt trying to weld a pile of scrap to an axle and run it on the road.
Then if your trailer has the load capacity to require a single brake axle (anything over 3500lb) has to be safety inspected by a state vehicle safely inspection place every 2 years.

In New Mexico I have no second thoughts about building a trailer, putting lights on it (most people don't even bother with lights around here), and putting it on the road with out registering it.
I would never think about doing that in virginia.

I used to like deregulation like what New Mexico has, but I didnt realize how stupid, cheap, lazy and complacent people could be.

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