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Old 04-18-2012, 08:39 PM   #1
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Car trailers any ideas?

So we move alot.. And im thinking about purchasing a trailer for the car. I thinking about an 18 foot dovetail trailer with the rock shield on the front and tie downs in the floor. Any body have one and have opions on steel deck vs treated wood? Or another arrangement that may work better. Plz dont tell me enclosed just not possible for me at this time. Also what size axles do i go with i know that two 3500 lbs axles shud carry the car just fine and i think would be more forgiving ride for the car but shud i go with 5k axles instead? Just looking for other opinions and input.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:50 PM   #2
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I have owned several open & closed trailers. the best open trailer I had was all steel with an open center. It could double as a lift for access to areas under the car. The steel trailers will outlast the wooden ones, but will require periodic touch ups so as not to rust....
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:09 PM   #3
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I'd add a winch to the tongue of the trailer. It will make it useful for towing inop vehicles too. Also, check door clearance of the trailer fenders. It's a pain if to can't open the doors to get in and out when loading and unloading the car. I, also prefer ones that have ramps that slide under the frame, over ones that fold up in the air.

A complete enclosed trailer would be the best. If it's big enough, you can use it to haul the car, as a toy hauler, and storage/moving trailer.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:16 PM   #4
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save up some and make it aluminum, you'll never be sorry. It's more $$ up front but a better trailer in the long run. Besides, whatever you're pulling it with will thank you. I've owned enclosed (42' fifth wheel) and 2 open trailers, steel and alum. For an open trailer, you can't go wrong.
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If you are going with a Open trailer, then steel is the way to go...Also, if they have the fenders that fold down for door clearance even better...3500 lb axels are fine.
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If you are going with a Open trailer, then steel is the way to go...Also, if they have the fenders that fold down for door clearance even better...3500 lb axels are fine.
With steel, the trailer is heavy to tow and rust will attack at ANY chance. Aluminum? Well, you know the rest......
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:35 PM   #7
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I would love an alumn trailer just cause they look nice it will be towed with an f-450 so i care less about weight the truck wont even know it pullin any thing 488 gears in the rear no worries there. I do really like the open in the middle thing forbuse at events and home as good for under car access and what not. Deff will have a winch on it and either folding or removable fenders. Good what else? I was thinking about usimg the straps that basket the tires dor tie downs anyone use those on their car do they work well?
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:00 PM   #8
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:33 PM   #9
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Why would you not consider a enclosed? You stated you move alot. A enclosed is great to move with. Load your snowmoblies in, car ect.

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Old 04-18-2012, 10:38 PM   #10
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Why would you not consider a enclosed? You stated you move alot. A enclosed is great to move with. Load your snowmoblies in, car ect.

What he said.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:44 PM   #11
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Why would you not consider a enclosed? You stated you move alot. A enclosed is great to move with. Load your snowmoblies in, car ect.

nice cummins i want one lol.

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I have a Sloan Kwik Load. It's the best open trailer I've ever used. The bed of the trailer rolls back and allows very low cars to drive on the trailer without scraping. Very easy to load up my lowered Camaro or lowered Trans Am. It has the front fairing, removeable fenders, a winch, two built in tool boxes, and deck lights.

Here's a quick video I made a little while back showing how it works.

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Old 04-19-2012, 12:31 AM   #13
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I have a Sloan Kwik Load.

And a couple of pics.

This is AWESOME!!!! Makes me want to have a reason (and the truck&money) to have a trailer!
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:56 AM   #14
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:19 AM   #15
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I have a Sloan Kwik Load. It's the best open trailer I've ever used. The bed of the trailer rolls back and allows very low cars to drive on the trailer without scraping.


I just wanted to mention, but Yota already beat me to it.

Because of the Camaro's lower ground clearance (than a standard automobile), you should consider a "tilt-bed" trailer of some kind. The one posted by Yota is slick and the way to go in my book. Depending upon the loading angle, ramps might be a problem. The vehicle could possibly scrape bottom going up over the hump.
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[QUOTE=yotaman96;4829539]I have a Sloan Kwik Load. It's the best open trailer I've ever used. The bed of the trailer rolls back and allows very low cars to drive on the trailer without scraping. Very easy to load up my lowered Camaro or lowered Trans Am. It has the front fairing, removeable fenders, a winch, two built in tool boxes, and deck lights.

I owned a Sloan also and in my opinion was one of the best trailers on the market for the money.
Used it to tow my 1970 Corvette.
If I needed one at the moment Sloan Kwik Load is what I would buy.
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Here is my Camaro being loaded on an aluminum trailer and headed down to Illinois for my supercharger install.
On this particualr trailer,the fenders were low enough for the doors to clear but it barely made it up the ramps without scraping.
Again,tilt bed is the way to go.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:31 PM   #20
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Well thanks lots of good info. Id love an enclosed trlr but i feel for me ill get more use fr the open. I really like the sloans. I also love the aluminum trailers. Well now its just look till i find the right deal.
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It's built by Ironworks, and marketed by the Texas Trailer Man...

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Car trailers any ideas?

I love mine but you would have to pick up a used one as they were only made two years............2003 and 2004. They were made in three lengths...........16', 18' and 20' by H & H Trailer Company. The model numbers are a STE-16, and STE-18 or a STE-20. The bed tilts and the ramps extend by remote control. I've had several guys who have seen mine that want to buy it from me but it isn't for sale. My trailer is the STE-18 (18' deck - trailer is 23' overall length).










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I love mine but you would have to pick up a used one as they were only made two years............2003 and 2004. They were made in three lengths...........16', 18' and 20' by H & H Trailer Company. The model numbers are a STE-16, and STE-18 or a STE-20. The bed tilts and the ramps extend by remote control. I've had several guys who have seen mine that want to buy it from me but it isn't for sale. My trailer is the STE-18 (18' deck - trailer is 23' overall length).











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YEah that is an awesome alum trailer!!

I just bought a used 28' Pace American Shadow enclosed, came with a 5500 watt generator, 6 new tires (2 are spares that mount under the floor) 4k winch, 50 amp service with 4 - 4' flouresent lights, 6 outlets on the walls, and cabinets along with finished walls and floors.
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