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Old 05-27-2016, 05:29 PM   #631 (permalink)
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Some more econobox trailer action..


Delivered 17 sheets of 10ft x 2ft x 1/2" drywall sheets, and had to get the big trailer because the smaller one didn't fit the sheets length-wise.

All went well, the little car doesn't mind towing stuff at all.

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Old 05-27-2016, 05:44 PM   #632 (permalink)
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Diamond tread is very expensive but it's what I have on my HF trailer. I am sure it cost as much or more than the trailer it's self.
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Old 05-28-2016, 11:33 AM   #633 (permalink)
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It's far from being reasonable, but actually looks somewhat cool.
Those semi-tractor and 5th wheel combinations are surprisingly popular. Most owners remove one of the axles of the truck to get around some regulations. People like to carry a smart fortwo on a deck behind the cab as well. Few pics of that setup: Smart Car Hauler Aluminum Ramp System | Car Loading Ramps | DiscountRamps.com

Makes more sense to me than one of those gigantic motorhome buses, at least if you're full-timing.
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The only problem I see with this whole thread is that if you are caught exceeding gvwr of your vehicle minus your weight as well, you are technically illegal.
I'm sure they don't care where you live or what not, but I have had lots of friends who attend track days with an F-150 and a trailer with the car loaded up and stuff they need for the weekend, get pulled over, taken to the weight station, and given a ticket for being over gvwr. Sizeable tickets too.
So for my 96 Honda civic I'm able to carry 850 pounds minus my 180 pound body weight, that leaves 670 pounds for the entire trailer. That doesn't really affect me too much though since i MIGHT carry a lawn mower, or a piece of furniture, but... thats not much weight for a traditional trailer like some of you guys have pictured.
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That is why I got a 3/4ton suburban with 9,500 tow rating. I tow cars and stuff so I cant use a car for that.
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That is why I got a 3/4ton suburban with 9,500 tow rating. I tow cars and stuff so I cant use a car for that.
Oh yeah. Just meant a full size trailer and construction materials can be very heavy for a sub compact!
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The only problem I see with this whole thread is that if you are caught exceeding gvwr of your vehicle minus your weight as well, you are technically illegal.
Technically illegal—the best kind:


http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-desire-to-build-vehicle-people-have.html

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This just showed up on JACG in a story about Scott somebody's shop


http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2016/05/scotts-shop-is-more-like-open-faced.html

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Technically illegal—the best kind:


http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-desire-to-build-vehicle-people-have.html

Gross Vehicle What?
With that year model thats 100% legal haha
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Apparently someone has cloned that Beetle 5th-wheel from the 1960s.

That trailer axle looks undersized to me. I found it on Just A Car Guy. A few days ago he had posted a [mid-engine] bobber/5th-wheel combination that is more aerodynamic.


https://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2016/06/matching-truck-and-trailer-for-rat-rod.html

This —Beetle-sized— with optional clip-on fold-down bunks to make it a tent trailer on demand a fold-out rear porch/ramp and a Basecamp-like toy hauler interior.

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