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Old 06-24-2013, 09:09 PM   #51
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Do you still own a camaro?
I think I still do Last I heard it was on the dyno and thru a belt and broke the radiator inlet New all aluminum upgraded radiator will be there in the morning and its back to tuning as this was the first time we were going to hit the nitrous. Im pretty sure there is nothing left on this car to upgrade. It is fully painted and looks awesome with lots of new tweaks. Should be on track this weekend.
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I think I still do Last I heard it was on the dyno and thru a belt and broke the radiator inlet New all aluminum upgraded radiator will be there in the morning and its back to tuning as this was the first time we were going to hit the nitrous. Im pretty sure there is nothing left on this car to upgrade. It is fully painted and looks awesome with lots of new tweaks. Should be on track this weekend.
Hopefully you're luck turns around. I can't wait to see that thing in person again. I bet it looks sweet all painted up!!

If you started with a body in white you prob would have saved $100k.
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Heres my setup
What brand, length and weight is that trailer? Does your door hit the fender when you use the side door? This is the set up I am envisioning.
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What brand, length and weight is that trailer? Does your door hit the fender when you use the side door? This is the set up I am envisioning.
More info on Jason's trailer. I don't remember using the side door at all when we were at the track so that one he'll have to answer.

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Sorry for the off topic post, but Jaime...

Will this fit the bill... now my trailer is lacking but I'll get it there... even if the wheels fall off and I have to drag it...

Picked this bad boy toy up today... Love it love it love it....
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I think I still do Last I heard it was on the dyno and thru a belt and broke the radiator inlet New all aluminum upgraded radiator will be there in the morning and its back to tuning as this was the first time we were going to hit the nitrous. Im pretty sure there is nothing left on this car to upgrade. It is fully painted and looks awesome with lots of new tweaks. Should be on track this weekend.
Have you upgraded the window crank motors, that's about all I have left to do...
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Here's a pic of my most used and most useful trailer. It was built by my grandfather about 40yrs ago and survived a hay fire. I will have to get a pic up of my sprint car trailer when I get a chance.
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Here's a pic of my most used and most useful trailer. It was built by my grandfather about 40yrs ago and survived a hay fire. I will have to get a pic up of my sprint car trailer when I get a chance.
Love it, useful, no worries.... put tires on it and something to pull it... cool....
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I had to raise the floor so my door opens through the escape door (not sure why) as even my stock ride height 2010 door wouldn't open. 24' Storm with v-nose 5200lb torsion axles. Wanting to add some cabinets, floor and wall covering.
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Sorry for the off topic post, but Jaime...

Will this fit the bill... now my trailer is lacking but I'll get it there... even if the wheels fall off and I have to drag it...

Picked this bad boy toy up today... Love it love it love it....
Very, very nice. That's a little tank. You won't even realize that the car is in tow. Should be a night and day difference from the Dodge. Couldn't have been cheap.
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When I towed my 4th gens, I had a used 19" open Maclander and towed it with a '99 Tahoe and then 2006 TBSS... Not sure I have pics.
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I was about to put money down on an INTECH custom order trailer when I found an all aluminum Continental Cargo trailer with only a couple of trips on it. I know Forest River makes it so it is likely slapped together pretty quick. It looks good from the pictures and the price is half of the Intech. Anybody have an opinion on this brand?
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I was about to put money down on an INTECH custom order trailer when I found an all aluminum Continental Cargo trailer with only a couple of trips on it. I know Forest River makes it so it is likely slapped together pretty quick. It looks good from the pictures and the price is half of the Intech. Anybody have an opinion on this brand?
From all the research I did seems like it'll be ok. The main issue with factory direct trailers is getting warranty work done. They had multiple complaints in the BBB with folks getting dicked around trying to get warranty work done since you need to go back to the factory and trailer places hate working on them.

You get what you pay for. Will it work for a few times a year. Yes. But don't expect a Cadillax of trailers. It has cheap parts so regular maintainace is a must.
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From all the research I did seems like it'll be ok. The main issue with factory direct trailers is getting warranty work done. They had multiple complaints in the BBB with folks getting dicked around trying to get warranty work done since you need to go back to the factory and trailer places hate working on them.

You get what you pay for. Will it work for a few times a year. Yes. But don't expect a Cadillax of trailers. It has cheap parts so regular maintainace is a must.
Regular maintenance is the trick, upgrade parts when you have to replace them like Sss said for a few times a year.
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Regular maintenance is the trick, upgrade parts when you have to replace them like Sss said for a few times a year.
All the complaints with the factory direct stuff were mostly leaky seams and screws. The axles aren't terrible but the bearings are shit. Huge difference when you tow a trailer with torsion axles. Smooth as butter.


For a weekender they are a decent bang for the buck. I wouldn't drag it all over the country.

They can't be total shit because they are still in business.
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Ok, I'm out. I like to buy things once and not have to mess with them much. I suspected as much on the quality as we have a Forest River holiday trailer. It looks awesome and is set up nice but shit is always breaking or needs adjusting.
So it is down to ATC and Intech. They seem to both have very good quality.Not sure I can tell them apart. Intech has them beat by a couple G on a custom build so likely go with them.
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Ok, I'm out. I like to buy things once and not have to mess with them much. I suspected as much on the quality as we have a Forest River holiday trailer. It looks awesome and is set up nice but shit is always breaking or needs adjusting.
So it is down to ATC and Intech. They seem to both have very good quality.Not sure I can tell them apart. Intech has them beat by a couple G on a custom build so likely go with them.
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I have a 24' now, that's all I can do but im happy better than my open..... Got a winch plan on steering her in with the remote will have to stay tight to the wall. Will post some pics.... Damn the things you will do to haul a car
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I have a 46' ATC Quest all aluminum. The goose nose is tapered for best wind efficiency with spread triple's -she pulls like a dream. It's my third trailer, and after a near crash 2 winters ago in a massive snow storm with my prior ATC aluminum 32' bumper pull triple axle, is why I went goose! (plus could go longer for the 2 cars)

She was custom spec'ed by me to haul my 2 Camaro's, a 67 and 10. Both Camaros are highly modded, and lowered. I have custom ramps running entire inside for ease of strapping down and so I can open car doors over the trailer fenders. (can even crawl under the cars if had too) Still tweaking the door ramp after I installed Phadt's coil over kit. With the GFX, I was close to scrapping at pivot point of the ramps. Anyway...also has hidden floor mounted winch, carpeted half sides, e-trac along walls, rubber coin flooring, full length floor e-trac, and specific located d-rings, the goose section walled off w/access door and cabinets mounted on that front wall and steps inside.

Sorry, I'm kinda behind in the picture posting so would gladly post if I knew how, (so don't hammer me) but for those going to C5Fest.... I'm bringing the 67 this year since a class in the Saturday show for 1st Gen's

Ya can't miss it. Its behind a lifted Dodge mega cab dually with big American Force 22's

The mention on prior post of - Cummins? A torque monster! Mine is the 6.7 so to not harsh up warranty issues, I have Gale Banks CAI and muffler with dual tail pipes. With both Camaro's loaded, I get 10.5 to 12.5 mpg (lower mpg is on bio-diesel)
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I have a 46' ATC Quest all aluminum. The goose nose is tapered for best wind efficiency with spread triple's -she pulls like a dream. It's my third trailer, and after a near crash 2 winters ago in a massive snow storm with my prior ATC aluminum 32' bumper pull triple axle, is why I went goose! (plus could go longer for the 2 cars)

She was custom spec'ed by me to haul my 2 Camaro's, a 67 and 10. Both Camaros are highly modded, and lowered. I have custom ramps running entire inside for ease of strapping down and so I can open car doors over the trailer fenders. (can even crawl under the cars if had too) Still tweaking the door ramp after I installed Phadt's coil over kit. With the GFX, I was close to scrapping at pivot point of the ramps. Anyway...also has hidden floor mounted winch, carpeted half sides, e-trac along walls, rubber coin flooring, full length floor e-trac, and specific located d-rings, the goose section walled off w/access door and cabinets mounted on that front wall and steps inside.

Sorry, I'm kinda behind in the picture posting so would gladly post if I knew how, (so don't hammer me) but for those going to C5Fest.... I'm bringing the 67 this year since a class in the Saturday show for 1st Gen's

Ya can't miss it. Its behind a lifted Dodge mega cab dually with big American Force 22's

The mention on prior post of - Cummins? A torque monster! Mine is the 6.7 so to not harsh up warranty issues, I have Gale Banks CAI and muffler with dual tail pipes. With both Camaro's loaded, I get 10.5 to 12.5 mpg (lower mpg is on bio-diesel)
How are you pulling a 46' GN with a lifted truck? The tail of the trailer has to drag like crazy unless you flipped the axles or lifted them. Any type of grade and I'm riding on the tail wheels.


Sounds like a killer set up. Are you racing the modded '10?
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How far does that awning stick out from the trailer? I'm trying to get dual 20' awnings but I'd like them to actually cover the car. Seems most of them are short.
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How are you pulling a 46' GN with a lifted truck? The tail of the trailer has to drag like crazy unless you flipped the axles or lifted them. Any type of grade and I'm riding on the tail wheels.


Sounds like a killer set up. Are you racing the modded '10?

It's no different than stock, all in the set up of the hitch shaft to truck height (for which this trailer was spec'd too). For a mega cab trucks, need to use the off-set instead of the stock hitch, other wise the back window would be hit by corner of the trailer on a turn. (I also have a steep driveways used my bogy wheels at back of trailer)

I auto-x the 67 at Goodguys events, and have also the 10 on the Super Sundays I was planning to Camaro-Cross at C5
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It's no different than stock, all in the set up of the hitch shaft to truck height (for which this trailer was spec'd too). For a mega cab trucks, need to use the off-set instead of the stock hitch, other wise the back window would be hit by corner of the trailer on a turn. (I also have a steep driveways used my bogy wheels at back of trailer)

I auto-x the 67 at Goodguys events, and have also the 10 on the Super Sundays I was planning to Camaro-Cross at C5
I had to go with a 9" offset as well. On a tight turn its still close to the cab. If I use the trailer more than a few times a year Ill need to look into a bigger tow rig that dedicated to towing.
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