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I have need of an enclosed trailer, about 20', but with a inside height of 86". Most of the ones I have seen are 79" in height. Is anyone familiar with a trailer brand that has that height? I use a flat deck which is suitable now, but how do you protect the vehicle from bugs, flying grit, snow, rocks, etc... when it is being transported for any distances? Any ideas?

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I have need of an enclosed trailer, about 20', but with a inside height of 86". Most of the ones I have seen are 79" in height. Is anyone familiar with a trailer brand that has that height? I use a flat deck which is suitable now, but how do you protect the vehicle from bugs, flying grit, snow, rocks, etc... when it is being transported for any distances? Any ideas?
You might look at a raised roof sprint car trailer.
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I've seen some that have 8 feet of inside headroom, (portable workshops) but the door is still only "standard size", or about 80 inches

However, if you can't raise the roof, lower the car. Get a set of teeny wheels/tires to lower the overall height of the car, use them for ONLY inside the trailer. (They'll look really silly when the car is NOT being loaded/unloaded)

If you can take 9 inches out of the total measurement from ground to rooftop of the car - you're golden!
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Taller trailers = greater wind resistance which = horrible gas mileage and when a semi passes you depending on the type of hitch and wheelbase to the vehicle towing,sway.
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You are looking at a custom built trailer. Most manufacturers can make tall trailers, and the cost is not too bad. Talk to your local trailer dealers. Be sure you make it clear that you are wanting to be able to load a car of a specific height. Both door height AND the lost clearance with door closing springs can rob your max available loading height.
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I had a Haul Mark trailer built a few years ago and extra height was just a option I could pick. No big deal. Width also although with width you get fender well inside the trailer.

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Something else to think about

When buying an enclosed trailer also think about it's resale value because someday you will sell it.

I would not purchase a 20' trailer because it really limits your resale prospects.

Consider something like either a 24' foot or even a 28' that is 104" inches wide.

Reason for doing this is you have something a racer would purchase.

Everyday I see guys buying something 96" wide which is to narrow to get something like a late model into.

Don't purchase a trailer with barn doors on the back because once again it useless for a racer.

The ceiling height you need should not be a big problem if you are buying new.

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