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Old 09-16-2008, 05:24 PM   #21
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Towing without brakes sucks. Drive both and you'll want the brakes really bad.
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:17 PM   #22
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Got myself a trailer today:
http://picasaweb.google.com/laurens....y=t-L0_xqRyGo#

It is a 1978 but fully rebuild and top notch. Has brakes and an electric winch.

Feel a lot better for my next track day. More relaxing drive (automatic, cruise control, air conditioning, Bose audio) and no worries if i get a little break down at the track.
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:18 PM   #23
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DAMN, nice trailer, nice tow vehicle to.
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:22 PM   #24
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That there is "uber" nice!!!!
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:35 PM   #26
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Thanks all. The car in front is a 07 Alfa Romeo 159 with a 2.4 5-cyl diesel engine. Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaice
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Very nice units, the trailer looks like it would carry a tank. LOOKS VERY STOUT. The PUller with Deisel power im sure loves the task.

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Old 10-31-2008, 05:59 PM   #28
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All packed!
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:41 PM   #29
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New car hauler: 2005 BMW 535d. Yes, twin turbo diesel, 200kW/272hp. Six speed autobox. 0-62 in 6.6 and 155mph limited top. WHAT A MACHINE?!
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Im sure you get what 28-30mpg? My tow vehicle is a 2008 F350 Deisel and I get about 11 towing and 14 normal. Good thing about mine though is that I can haul a Take 3 50' Trailer with 3 miatas on it with out even breaking a sweat.
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Im sure you get what 28-30mpg? My tow vehicle is a 2008 F350 Deisel and I get about 11 towing and 14 normal. Good thing about mine though is that I can haul a Take 3 50' Trailer with 3 miatas on it with out even breaking a sweat.
You can do 28-30 yes, but with my city driving and jams it's around 25.
Mine hauls 4500lbs, but it could probably pull double that but the rear would fall apart
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I have a roll back trailer. Best trailer I've ever used. no ramps and super low angle deck. Check'em out. http://www.rollbacktrailers.com/ Also a bonus is with a aluminum deck it's only around 1300lbs unloaded!
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Why, if it works fine?
Because people don't look behind them before checking their brakes at a barely yellow light. The results can be disastrous as the trailer pushes you and them right across the intersection. Animals also have a nasty habit of running out in front of trucks hauling trailers around here. Truck swerves while on the brakes but the trailer keeps the inertia going = instant jackknife
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