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Old 2/3/13, 06:28 PM
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What exactly should I look for in buying a trailer to trailer my 04 GT to different events across the country. Help.?
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Open or closed?
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Open for now. Until i can save enough money for a closed one
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I don't own a trailer but I've borrowed this one twice to pick up cars I've purchased.

It's an all steel, tilting deck, car hauler that my local Ford dealer uses to transport everything from Mustangs to Super Duties.



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I don't own a trailer but I've borrowed this one twice to pick up cars I've purchased.

It's an all steel, tilting deck, car hauler that my local Ford dealer uses to transport everything from Mustangs to Super Duties.
I've never used the winch part. Just driven the car up on it when it's tilted.
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That looks like its worth looking into
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Steel is cheaper, but Alum is lighter.... I bought a 2001 open steel 18ft and love it. Just make sure it's a known brand.
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I rented one from U-haul once for a move and it was nice. I have seen them for sale on Craig's list for a couple of grand or so used.

Don't forget a REALLY heavy duty cover!
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I would go 20' over a 16 or 18' and also opt for 5,000 or 5,200 pound axles rather than the standard 3,500 pound axles. You need to figure the trailer wil weigh 1,300 to 1,800 pounds. By the time you add the weight of the Mustang you would have very little extra weight capacity remaining if you went with the standard 7,000 pound payload trailer. The extra length will allow you more bed area to load the car and keep it well balanced on the trailer for smooth towing as well as extra room is you want to mount a storage box toward the front of the trailer for equipment, tool and band aids when needed. The cost of adding the extra length and heavier axles is little money invested for benefits gained.
Also don't think that the metal deck is the only or better way to go. Yes it looks better and on the surface appears to be the way to go. But, it is heavy. It gets very slick when wet. If you drop any oil on it, it is even more slick than slick. Wood on the other hand does not look as nice, it is less expensive, it is lighter, it does provide a little better foot and tire traction, it is easy to replace any boards if needed many many years down the road. As for wood maintance just spray it down every year of so with a good Thompsons type protection. In days of old farmers and ranchers would put diesel or old motor oil in a yard type sprayer and coat the wood of their trailers and allow it to soak in deep for protection. Of course that would not be socially acceptable into days green enviromently friendly world.
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