Race Car Trailer!

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Road Racing' started by McRib 1s Back, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    I'm beginning my search for a trailer. To start, I'm looking online at previously enjoyed, but high-end trailers! :)

    Carson Trailers come with good recommendations; I don't need anything custom.
    Surge or electric brakes? I'm leaning toward electric brakes.

    My tow rig is a VW T-REG TDI. I doubt it will much notice my little FiST back there. ;)

    Here's the Carson site:

    A single axle flat bed is probably what I'd get, but the smallest enclosed "Racer" catches my eye!

    Total load should easily be under 3500 pounds (figure 2700 pound FiST plus "stuff").

    What do you guys like?
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  3. was-an-M

    was-an-M Member

    Have you looked around on racingjunk.com? Might be able to score a deal there.
  4. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    I like my 24 foot enclosed for when the weather Turns yucki Mine is a Classic Trailer MFG dual axel with Brakes and my lil chevy truck hauls it just fine ...
    Have not trailered the FiST yet but have hauled my 2012 Challenger and my 2013 FRS and I liked the FRS better as it was eaier to load LOL ..
    Only drawback to a enclosed is the car doors won't be of much use once you are inside the trailer while loading and unloading.. Just gotta take off your shoes and dukeboys it out and in ;)

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  5. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Nice looking rig, RodMoe, but that's a bit bigger than I think I need at this point! :)

    Hrmm...what's the smallest enclosed setup that will accommodate our lil FiST?! I might be back to a simple flatbed. Remember, we don't get much weather out this way. ;)
  6. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Yup I understand Shop around should be able to hunt up some thyp of deal heck I even have seen folks show up with Uhaul trailers in tow LOL works for them and no issues storing it when down ... ;)
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  7. wash

    wash Active Member

    I'm sure you could find someone to add a strategically located side door to an enclosed trailer...

    Since I'm cheap, I would probably get a tandem axle flat bed and build a nice tool cabinet/tire rack near the tongue, pit bike storage and a place to stash a big easy-up or two.

    The possibly cheaper alternative is to find a beat up F-450 or something and make it a car hauler. Some of those are cheap, I'm just not sure on maintenance and fuel. With no trailer, there are no towing worries and it would be damn hard to overload.
  8. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Still can't get over the wheels on the drive in enclosed trailer so you still need to get out the window as doors on the car won't open (unless you have trailer over wheels like a Semi trailer) then see below about loading ramp angle.. As for the big truck then you need either a tilt bed or long ramps and a winch to load the car to the height of the rear wheels. I looked at all of those when I was shopping and to have a Truck with title and reg plus INS is not cost effective compared to a trailer that doubles as a yard barn in winter. Open trailers are nice untill you get anal about your car and don't like stone chips and road crud on it and yes you can cover it but then you have the wind to worry about as the cover tends to flutter and rubs the paint in weird places...
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  9. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    ...I scoured their site for weeks, but nada. I ended up buying a new one...
  10. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    ...I bought a new 2015 Carson Trailers 16' double axle trailer. It has an extended tongue, and plenty of room for wheel storage or tools, etc.

    I don't know what it's like in the rest of the country, but the trailer market here is very much a sellers market! It was a rare day to even see a suitable trailer, and then they wanted top dollar for it. When I saw this trailer, I jumped on it.

    The only downside was that it was white. They offered to repaint it for me for $300, and that sounded fair to me. Oh yeah, it's black now -- just like my tow rig and the FiST! :) It now has three coats of paint if you count the base primer. It should weather pretty well.
  11. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    On a related note, I bought a Tekonsha Prodigy RF wireless brake controller. It's been a bit of a pain to get paired, but it promises to be less fuss than a wired unit. My tow rig is a 2012 VW Touareg TDI -- apparently those are notoriously tough (no power without load).

    Anyone else run one of these?

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