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Old 06-24-2013, 06:28 AM   #26
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I have a Sloan Kwik Load. You pull a few pins, set the brake, and back up to allow the entire bed of the trailer to roll back. No ramps are needed. The angle allows for very low vehicles to be loaded without scraping. The Camaro and Trans Am both pull right up on it and they're both lowered. I looked for one of these off and on for a long time. I absolutely love this trailer. Car doors can easily open while the trailer is in the load position because the bed is past the fenders. Otherwise, four wing nuts can be unscrewed to remove the fender to allow the door to open. The winch and wind fairing were a factory option.




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Old 06-24-2013, 07:30 AM   #27
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I towed my brothers beast from Atlanta, through the mountains, to Pittsburgh and my Ram 1500 never missed a beat!...... trailer was borrowed, lol.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:06 AM   #28
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Here is mine. its an old one but in really good shape.
1998 Pace Shadow
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:35 PM   #29
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Here is mine. its an old one but in really good shape.
1998 Pace Shadow
28'
white finished walls and ceiling
overhead lighting
50 amp service
5500 Generator
6 - 110 outlets
Wired and framed for A/C unit
2 underfloor tire compartments to hold 2 spare tires
18' awning (not installed yet)
48" side door
2500 # winch
Cabinets
5200 lb axles
NICE, do you winch it in or drive it in? Is it possible to get out of the car if you drive it in.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:41 PM   #30
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NICE, do you winch it in or drive it in? Is it possible to get out of the car if you drive it in.
We drive both cars in. The winch takes to long. Because of our trailer length the cars land in either side of the wheel wells. Which allows the doors to open wide enough to get out. On the shorter trailers its dukes if hazard style to get out. Unless you have a drivers side escape door. Which, if I was having one built, would be a no brainier.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:36 PM   #31
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Nice setup guys. I've now got trailer envy.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:46 PM   #32
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Nice trailer Jamie, here is my buddy's trailer, roof raised, AC, awning, has cabinets, shower... We tow his 7 second LSX Series car in it:



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Old 06-24-2013, 03:50 PM   #33
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Nice trailer Jamie, here is my buddy's trailer, roof raised, AC, awning, has cabinets, shower... We tow his 7 second LSX Series car in it:



Very sweet John. If I was into racing that much I'd def have to look into something that blinged out. I've only seen the track twice this year so I'd be suicidal I had that nice of a trailer and didn't use it. Pretty much how I felt last year with the boat sitting all year.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:54 PM   #34
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Yeah he went all out expect it does not have living quarters would have cost a ton more. AC is nice for sleeping.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:57 PM   #35
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Yeah he went all out expect it does not have living quarters would have cost a ton more. AC is nice for sleeping.
The lights and the awnings are awesome. I wish I had the lights but I plan on getting 2 awnings. That's the only way to go if you are racing out of it a lot. Some people have out of this world setups. The amount of money sitting parked in the pits is insane.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:37 PM   #36
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No kidding. Does make it trickier for gas, pretty much can only do truck stops.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:41 PM   #37
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No kidding. Does make it trickier for gas, pretty much can only do truck stops.
I don't even want to start that discussion.


Navigating is a mother f'er. Not to mention having a short bed diesel truck with a 26 gallon tank sucks balls. At 200 miles you better start looking for truck stops.

If I don't get a new truck ill have to put a transfer tank in the back.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:05 PM   #38
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:17 PM   #39
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We drive both cars in. The winch takes to long. Because of our trailer length the cars land in either side of the wheel wells. Which allows the doors to open wide enough to get out. On the shorter trailers its dukes if hazard style to get out. Unless you have a drivers side escape door. Which, if I was having one built, would be a no brainier.

you should try crawling out of a car with a 25.5 cage in it. while your in the trailer...ugh.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:20 PM   #40
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no pics but here is my rig in the start of the video

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Old 06-24-2013, 07:53 PM   #41
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you should try crawling out of a car with a 25.5 cage in it. while your in the trailer...ugh.

I think at that point I'd be using the winch to get it in the trailer!!!!!!
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:54 PM   #42
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Aaaa the joys-
I stop every 2.5 hrs of driving for a 'gas and go' in the Big rig truck stops-guaranteed to have diesel, FAST fill spouts, DEF if I run out, and never get pinned in.
It seems like I always end up on the hwy dead stopped/crawling for an hour every time I tow- good to always have enough fuel for such occasion-Greatly relieves some of the frustration and the 'I told you we should have stopped for gas' glaring looks from the passenger seat (you know it-she doesnt even have to say it)

And oh- the wasted time finding hotels that will fit the trailer-AND not get pinned in. Got burned last year- aerial map was great, but elevation useless- was an inclinded driveway. I even asked them ahead of time- 'no problem' they said. they got a chewing after I scraped my back underside jack base when got wedge trying.
End up parking in adjacent restaurants alot and eat there, post the receipt on my window. I lock it down good- it isnt going anywhere. Havent gotten a ticket, but if so-just another pay to play item.
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Finding a spot at the hotels is awful. If it's possible I try to just get the trailer to the track and lock it down. That has def been my best option.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:00 PM   #43
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OMG Damn I like it I'm so Jealous
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:04 PM   #44
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:24 PM   #46
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Not sure why they posted sideways but if you turn your computer sideways you can see them just perfect
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