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7/30/14 8:06am - Original Message: 'Advice on pull behind trailer for Corvette'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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With my trek to Eboland still fresh in my mind and with my upcoming trip to Carlisle, The NCM and trips that follow, I was wondering about getting a small trailer for the vette.  Something about the size of a motorcycle trailer.  Maybe I would make one out of a car carrier and small trailer from harbor freight.  My questions are:
Has anyone tried this and to what success?
What size tire would be best, is 8" good enough or should I go with 12"?
Trailer hitch advice as well which and who to install?
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7/30/14 10:36am - Reply: 'Re: Advice on pull behind trailer for Corvette'
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7/30/14 11:21am - Reply: 'Re: Advice on pull behind trailer for Corvette'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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Not gonna happen.

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7/30/14 11:38am - Reply: 'Re: Advice on pull behind trailer for Corvette'
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 Yeah Sarge....it's the wrong COLOR.....LOL LOL

Dave, LOTS of the Goldwing guys use the Harbor Freight trailers with  car-top carriers to tow behind the Goldwings. Just the right size. They ALL seem to agree that the small tires are NOT good enough. 12" or larger is best. Another thing to consider with the tire size is state laws. They restrict your speed to 55mph(or lower) depending on trailer tire size.
Another thing suggested on that trailer is to remove some of the leaf springs on it.....apparently, it's too stiff the way they come.
Trailer hitch? Not a clue. U-Haul might have some info on that. Thumbs Up


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7/30/14 1:09pm - Reply: 'Re: Advice on pull behind trailer for Corvette'
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I had a hitch on my '78 SA and towed a 16 ft Glastron with it.  (I also had to replace the half-shaft u-joints a couple years later Clown)

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7/30/14 6:41pm - Reply: 'Re: Advice on pull behind trailer for Corvette'
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Chevy offered an option on 77-81 Vettes, ZN1 , trailer hitch for $89 I would go with Joel, larger wheels for higher speed and stability. On the web, enter corvette trailer hitch , you will see plenty of posts from those who used a vette as a hauler . Keep us in the loop. Big Al

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7/31/14 12:02pm - Reply: 'Re: Advice on pull behind trailer for Corvette'
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How much underwear do you carry  ......maybe be won't need to know!
 
These guys know trailers!
 


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7/31/14 3:02pm - Reply: 'Re: Advice on pull behind trailer for Corvette'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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ok I picked up a used car carier (Sears X Cargo) off Craigslist for $20.  U-haul will install a hitch with electronics and pin for $233.  I thought that was pretty good considering buying it without install would be $190.  If I can spare my back the aggravation, great.



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8/1/14 8:05am - Reply: 'Re: Advice on pull behind trailer for Corvette'
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Nice............. when you guna paint the car?
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8/1/14 10:11am - Reply: 'Re: Advice on pull behind trailer for Corvette'
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Evil Smile  It will be Gray, and done with a 4 inch brush!  Second coat and clear coat not needed!LOL

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8/1/14 10:45am - Reply: 'Re: Advice on pull behind trailer for Corvette'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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1981 Red Interior White exterior

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manchestershark said: Evil Smile  It will be Gray, and done with a 4 inch brush!  Second coat and clear coat not needed!LOL


4" brush takes too long, I've got the rollers I used on the house.  

Ebo, I'm still doing prep work.  80 hr paint job is 79 hrs of prep, or so I'm told.


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In the words of Zora Arkus-Duntov "Is your seat belt fastened? Alright, Let's go"


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1/15/15 4:54pm - Reply: 'Re: Advice on pull behind trailer for Corvette'
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Sarge81 said:
You need something like this. LOL



Nice trailer but the trailer wheels are on the wrong side.?
I've saw a few of these at meets back in the 80-90's but not so much lately.

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1/17/15 2:23pm - Reply: 'Re: Advice on pull behind trailer for Corvette'
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Heres another option for a trailer.



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1/16/15 7:34pm - Reply: 'Re: Advice on pull behind trailer for Corvette'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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I could label It  "Mustang Wishes"

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In the words of Zora Arkus-Duntov "Is your seat belt fastened? Alright, Let's go"


Yeah, I know, Shut up Dave.
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