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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastg View Post
    I liked the look of these, a covered trailer without the expense, they also do cover options for existing trailers

    http://serpentexpress.com/

    Graham
    I had seen those, but didn't know they had a retrofit kit for existing trailers. Thanks for sharing.
    2003 Birkin

  2. #12
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    I have found a couple of videos of the Aluma tilt trailer in action.

    Power option

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVr4H-mvY58

    Manual

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBf92fzjf6c

    The tilt speed is controllable

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXgSlx7n8s0

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    Thanks for all the feedback.
    I have a place that has a 6812 on the lot and will be driving up to check it out
    The pivot point I had not thought about, the approach angle (if the nose hits first) I can solve with race ramps.

    I have a 12' utility trailer that serves purpose now but the wife hates it in the front of the house and in the garage takes up way to much space the loading and unloading is a PITA + it is heavy.




    So..... As I originally posted the Alumna 6812 looked like a good option but what are your thoughts on this concept

    https://www.kendonusa.com/product/sm...stand-trailer/

    I spoke to the rep and he looked up the Cats dimensions and said it will fit (again approche issues can be solved with Race Ramps)
    I like this as obviously it folds up = Happy Trouble an Strife

    or maybe this will work (remove the center track)

    https://www.stingertrailer.com/produ...cruiser-combo/

    https://www.stingertrailer.com/produ...pyder-trailer/

    I have not really looked at the Stingers but a possibility?

    The biggest issue is location everything is a long way from Fl so purchased in the hopes it will work and if it dont I will need to ship it back + restocking fees so any and all suggestions or comments are welcome
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    I don't know how active you are in other things, but I use my Alumina as a flat bed utility trailer as well as a car hauler. I added a pair of tie-down strips and the trailer is far more useful than a trailer without a flat deck. https://www.uscargocontrol.com/shop/...Tie-Down-Rails
    I've hauled furniture, a Bobcat, even a Bridgeport milling machine with 4X4s as a load spreader.
    Westfield SEiW
    Done building, now grinning

  5. #15
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    I used a Kendon motorcycle trailer for years, it did a lot of miles, worked great until it got hit in a fender bender then it want all catawampus, was never the same. Looking at the Kendon web site are you sure your cat will fit. Deck Area: 72” x 108” I don't think 108 is long enough. The Stinger shows 116, but that is the total length of the trailer, so I think that is closer, but still a little short.

    Graham

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    My local dealer is selling the 6812H-Tilt for only $3150, in you can fit on a 7712H it's $2895

    https://harrisoncartworks.com/2017-a...812h-tilt.html

    https://harrisoncartworks.com/2017-a...712h-tilt.html

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    Tried the Kendoin Smart Car trailer..... that did not work, the approach was to steep and the car bottomed out half way up (I also have lowered floors) and lifting the back while loading defeats the whole object of "simple"
    The are calling me today about a new model not in production yet don't know if you have seen this but it was an earlier model they produced

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQm-JS1F0oE

    The thing is storage, a folding trailer works for the wife I can store it in the garage
    The tilt works for me as iot is easy on and off, if the Aluma 6812 works for the car I think that is the best compromise (fits in the garage with the car on it).

    Thanks fastg but MD is a long way from Fl and that price would have sold me

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    Reading this whole thread makes me wonder: I'd like to trailer my car from MA to NJ for the Sevens get-together in June. Will I be able to rent a trailer at U-Haul or equivalent that will work for this? Pulling with our AWD minivan.

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    That new Kendon trailer looks expensive all those individuate tubes.

    I just found the MD supplier by putting my zip code into the Aluma web site, I am sure there are closer dealers.

    I would check with U-Haul they have a database of what can tow what, if your not in the database they will not rent you a trailer. I know someone that picked up a brand new diesel Chevy Colorado truck one of the first available. Drove straight to the U-Haul to pick up a trailer, he had long planned a trip to pick up a car, everything was planned out. U-Haul refused to rent him any trailer because the Colorado was not in there database. He has to rent a truck and trailer! So just go check with U-Haul so you don't get a surprise.

    Graham

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    If you can stand ramps, Harbor Freight has aluminum 6' ramps for about $100 (set, with coupon). I use them with my tilt trailer because it has a bed all the way across and the approach angle won't work.

    U Haul will want to know what car is going on the trailer. I rented from them twice with the Birkin. I gave them the weight, dimensions of tire contact patches (inside and out, etc). They had to call HQ to get the OK, but finally did. They have 2 sizes of car haulers. Make sure the person you talk to is not thinking you want a tow-dolly. The only way to know if they will approve the mini van is to ask them.

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