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Old 09-01-2011, 05:44 PM   #21
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lol at living in a 1-bedroom apartment with 3 cars. Two Miatas and an awesome van...I should probably get a truck or something, right?
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:08 PM   #22
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The real motivating factor is here is the rental place is about 1000' from my apartment and the storage place is 8-miles, lol.
This should be a major factor. For me it's the other way around so I have my own. It's too much trouble to travel through town, pick up trailer, drive back, pick up car, etc.
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lol at living in a 1-bedroom apartment with 3 cars. Two Miatas and an awesome van...I should probably get a truck or something, right?
Have you thought about getting a car dolly, or would it not work? Some (like this one) fold up and may even fit in the back of your van/truck. If your still looking for a tow van/truck those smallish Nissan trucks get good mileage and would probably tow your race car well enough.

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Forget about van/truck, take DD miata, swap in V8 in and tow with it.
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:30 PM   #24
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I could also potentially use my Dad's behemoth, 3000lb single car hauler. The problem is the MPG though, it's going to be brutal. We got 8mpg when pulling that trailer with a 6L Chevy gasoline truck. That is a no cost option, and I gave him a Subaru Outback a few years ago.
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Well, at your quoted yearly fees, that's ~200ish gallons of gas Hustler.

Will you use 200 extra gallons of gas in using it?
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:16 PM   #26
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You already renting a garage to house the track car correct? Is it possible the fit the track car on the trailer and fit both in the garage?
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I could also potentially use my Dad's behemoth, 3000lb single car hauler. The problem is the MPG though, it's going to be brutal. We got 8mpg when pulling that trailer with a 6L Chevy gasoline truck. That is a no cost option, and I gave him a Subaru Outback a few years ago.
If you get 12mpg towing a Penske vs 8mpg towing your dad's (presumably enclosed) flatbed, it's an extra $70 for every 500 miles you tow it. Plus you don't have to worry about whether they have one available, or returning it on time, etc etc etc.

I rented flatbeds for a while before I bought mine. It's such a bad idea.
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Slippery slope.....you are on it
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:43 AM   #29
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This just in:
Stepfather and mother will store small trailer for free. Now I'm on the search for a cheap trailer with brakes, possibly a single axle.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:57 AM   #30
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Mine actually plants the rear of the trailer into the ground when loading (the bed tilts), but on most you can add small leveling jacks on the rear sides of a trailer to help with loading. They can also enable loading without the need for a coupled tow vehicle.
I recently saw one of these trailers that "doesn't need to be hooked" recieve a GT2 withh GT Brembos. I also saw it roll quite a ways. I wouldn't do it.
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I bought a used tow dolly from a snowbird for $300 twelve years ago. Profit. I've pulled lots of projects home over the years and it saved me hiring a tow truck a couple of times as well.

And if you are a nancy about towing with drive wheels on the ground you can always put that end on the dolly.

A good trailer is always better, but a dolly is much lighter to tow and is often much cheaper and takes up less space.
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Although its a single axle trailer, this thing is BA... I hope the link works-

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater
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so cool. i want to know how that works. I will build one of those.
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I'd kill a man in the street with a claw hammer for that trailer.
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http://www.dfwmiata.com/showthread.p...l=1#post246204

The local board thinks I need a 7000 payload trailer to pull a 2200lb Miata. Like I said in my post, if I've pulled a 6000lb Superduty on the trailer, it's too big for a Miata pull. I also think it's funny that they want me to buy a used steel trailer for $2000 when I can get a new, from the factory, aluminum 700lb dual axle trailer with 7000lb payload for $2400 out the door.
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I also think it's funny that they want me to buy a used steel trailer for $2000 when I can get a new, from the factory, aluminum 700lb dual axle trailer with 7000lb payload for $2400 out the door.

Where are you getting an aluminum trailer for that price? All the ones I see are around $4-5000 for a basic one.
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The local board thinks I need a 7000 payload trailer to pull a 2200lb Miata. Like I said in my post, if I've pulled a 6000lb Superduty on the trailer, it's too big for a Miata pull. I also think it's funny that they want me to buy a used steel trailer for $2000 when I can get a new, from the factory, aluminum 700lb dual axle trailer with 7000lb payload for $2400 out the door.
You aren't exactly being fair in that comparison, Hustler.
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I'd kill a man in the street with a claw hammer for that trailer.
Well, you can read the SCCA calendar to find out where he'll be next. Go get him, Hustle-bunny!
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Old 09-03-2011, 02:29 PM   #39
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Where are you getting an aluminum trailer for that price? All the ones I see are around $4-5000 for a basic one.
I just texted him, $3100 for that trailer these days.
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I don't know how I'll get it a driveway, but I like it.
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