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Old 12-19-2017, 02:53 AM   #761 (permalink)
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4x8 feet is as big as a house.

Looks interesting to say the least. I wonder how it would affect the performance of a dual-carb Beetle.

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Old 12-19-2017, 03:57 AM   #762 (permalink)
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That's Wally Byam, the airstream guy. Back in the 1930s he sold plans. Here's one made from them:


http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2016/02/1935-airstream-torpedo-oldest-existing.html
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There was a big sticker that said pending DOT investigation of tires sold on the trailers no longer for sale until further notice at the harbor freight closest to me so I was curious what more recent users had experienced. I only have the short bed and its not fun but the truck was 99.9% of what I needed and wanted and a 1999 f250 diesel with only 120k and totally stock for under $12k was a STEAL to say the least. But my wife is looking for a new car soon. Her 06 corolla has 226k on it and runs like a top but she drives 100 miles a day so im gonna make it my daily driver and find her a new one and we'll test a small trailer on her new car. She buys tables, benches, shelves from thrift stores and makes them into pinterest design stuff and does really well to say the least esp considering the cost of time, materials, and all. so a trailer would just make it easier on her cost of operation etc.

I normally move 1-2 vehicles, gooseneck, and 5th wheel trailers so all I can do is bring up the mpg with aeromods for now on the truck
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I put 1,350lb, 12 inch load range E radial tires on my small trailer. I had a harbor freight 8 inch wheel fail the day I got it, about a year ago.
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Yesterday afternoon while I was travelling with my dad, I fell asleep and he woke me up so I could see a cub-type motorcycle towing a small trailer. And that trailer was proportionally quite big for such a small motorcycle, even though it was loaded only with cardboard (and most likely the trailer itself was heavier than the load it was holding).
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My volvo can tow 1600kg, 1800kg if i can find the rare heavyweight towing hook, thus having a combined load taking capacity of almost 1.5 tons. I think most hauling needs are satisfied instead of a pickup
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My volvo can tow 1600kg, 1800kg if i can find the rare heavyweight towing hook, thus having a combined load taking capacity of almost 1.5 tons. I think most hauling needs are satisfied instead of a pickup
Even if you discount the dead weight of a trailer, it might still have a better load capacity than some pickups.
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I put 1,350lb, 12 inch load range E radial tires on my small trailer. I had a harbor freight 8 inch wheel fail the day I got it, about a year ago.
Wheel, or bearing?
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Even if you discount the dead weight of a trailer, it might still have a better load capacity than some pickups.
i discounted the weight.

you can basically tow with the volvo a trailer, which also has a volvo

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