Thursday, April 8, 2010

Enclosed Trailer

April 8, 2010

Part of our "fulltime" plan has been to buy a 24-26' enclosed trailer that would hold our 2002 Ford Thunderbird, plus our bikes, and have a little room for a work bench in the front. We really don't want to "flat tow" the T-Bird 4 down due to wear and tear, and pitting to the paint that would inevitably occur. We have 6 "bikes" that we will want with us on our journeys (a mountain bike for me, 2 road bikes, 2 tadpole trikes, and a tandem). I've been looking on and off for about a year. A few days ago I stumbled across what I think may be the trailer to hold all this stuff....LOL! It is 26' long, and has a "tilt" feature, which will make it easier to load the 'Bird, which has very low clearance. I have had difficulty in the past driving it on to trailers.

A good friend, who lives in the Phoenix, AZ area where the trailer is, will take a look at it this afternoon and let me know his thoughts.

As you can see it has a front side door on the drivers side, and what you can't see is that there is one on the right front side, too. In addition, there is a 4' X 4' door (visible) just above the tandem wheels on the driver's side that will enable me to comfortably enter and exit the car for loading and unloading purposes. It was previously owned by a guy with a race car, so it was built with that issue in mind.

If all goes well we will have moved one step closer to our dream with one more piece of the puzzle in place!

Not much else going on right now. No trip plans in the near future, but if we buy the trailer we'll be heading down to Phoenix to haul it back home the weekend of the 17th.

Thanks for checking in!

April 9, 2010 - Update!

My good friend was able to stop by and look at the trailer in Phoenix, AZ. It is a great deal, however, it turns out the actual length of the trailer is 28', plus the tongue of 4' for a total of 32'. This combined with my coach length of 36' would put me 3 feet over the maximum legal length in California, and many other states, of 65'. So, still looking....

I did find another killer deal right here in my "back yard".

No, the Lamborghini does not come with the trailer......hahaha.....this trailer is a Haulmark, which includes A/C, work bench, generator, and winch, is going for $3,900! Waiting for a reply from seller for more on the specs for the trailer (GVWR, length, width, etc.). I need at least 9,000 GVWR.

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