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Something Shiny Followed Me Home Today!

A new aluminum trailer to haul the Mustang to autocross events. I love racing the Mustang but it beats the hell out of me on the long drives to and from and from the tracks. I bought it purposely small, narrow, and only 3500# axles so no one can borrow it to haul a POS truck that mangled my last car hauler. My garage is 48' deep on the inside, so I can have the car loaded up and hitched to the truck the night before I leave early for an event the next morning. Only 1" on each side of the trailer fenders going out the garage doors!😟
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Can I borrow it? I need to haul a UTV.
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Can I borrow it? I need to haul a UTV.
NO! I've got to get used to saying that again. If you break at an autocross and I don't, I'll get you home. Thats how we roll in Indiana.
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Nice trailer. I have an Aluma 8218 and am very impressed with the build quality and design. They are a sound investment. I installed a front box and wench to mine. Makes loading and unloading project cars a breeze.
I bought the 7816R. I'm going to install a winch, but I want power in and out with a corded remote, and that only seems to be common on boat winches these days?

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Nice and I like the short rail too. I see too many car haulers that are just flat. That would make me a bit nervous.


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Nice and I like the short rail too. I see too many car haulers that are just flat. That would make me a bit nervous.
I would not have ordered one with the rail, but it does add a little layer of security if things get shifty.The rail will be a pain the first time I need a 4' by 4' pallet loaded from the side with a fork lift.

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I installed a front box and wench to mine.

Got any pictures of the wench? We like pictures here.
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Only 1" on each side of the trailer fenders going out the garage doors!😟
Have you gotten a price for a new, wider garage door? Might be less expensive before you do the inevitable (sorry).
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Have you gotten a price for a new, wider garage door? Might be less expensive before you do the inevitable (sorry).
I've been a carpenter for almost 40 years so I've got that covered. New 10' x 8' garage doors that I like are 2G a piece! I've been hauling trailers almost as long as I've been a carpenter so hopefully I'm still good enough not to take out a fender or door opening. At 4:30 in the morning though, who knows?
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Nice and I like the short rail too. I see too many car haulers that are just flat. That would make me a bit nervous.
My flat trailer has sturdy stake pockets so I can add a rail or full sides. But that is a VERY nice trailer you got there.

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welp Your now out of the race on Sunday drive it to work on Monday club ,But a good guy with an empty trailer at an autox and everyone is your friend


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welp Your now out of the race on Sunday drive it to work on Monday club ,But a good guy with an empty trailer at an autox and everyone is your friend
Was never going to drive to work on Monday anyway, wouldn't wish that commute on a Prius. But I'm sure I'll be saving a few racers a hefty towing bill as long as I don't break first.
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My flat trailer has sturdy stake pockets so I can add a rail or full sides. But that is a VERY nice trailer you got there.
Just looked and it's got stake pockets, not sure how sturdy? We've got big enclosed trucks at work that I can borrow on the weeekends. But those might come in handy in a few years when I retire!
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Good lord, how did you wind up with such a deep garage! I finally clipped a fender on my steel trailer on the protective posts I put beside the elec. junction box on the out side corner of the garage where I park it......I just knew that one day.....arrghh....Anyway, beautiful trailer...on my list of things for down the road..upgrade to a new ford truck and a nice aluminum trailer....10 years from now you can probably sell it for 2/3rds of what you paid.
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