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Old 08-21-2005, 03:18 PM
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Tie Downs

Thanks to all the hotrodders for your great advise. A special thanks to Mustangsaly who provided me with the links to order these straps. One thing I did not realize when buying this trailer was all the accessories I would need; tie downs, hitch receivers, casters, alignment tools, wiring adapters, brackets, etc. So take it from me, do your research first, all the intangible expenses may make a more expensive trailer a better choice.

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you get what you pay for...sometimes

Being Canadian it was more practical for me to buy a trailer from the US and pay the duties and taxes to bring it across the border.

Comparibly priced trailers Canada vs US;
US steel is cheaper than ours.
US trailer was rated at 6600 lbs instead of 5000 lbs.
Both have 4 electric brakes, ramps, stake beds, and C channel construction.
US trailer cost me $3400 Ca delivered instead of $3900 locally.
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not a problem, if you have any other questions just ask, bracketeer to save the green i would buy USA Also Too..............












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The trailer "low downs"

Well, today was my first time using the trailer. Upon loading my '72 Mustang, I encountered one small problem - the car sits so low that the doors will not clear the fenders on the trailer! I had to crawl out one of the windows and leave it cracked for reentry! Not an EZ task when you are 6'3. The tie downs Mustangsaly suggested worked great, but I ruined one of them trying to ratchet all the slack - I didnt know you were supposed to pull all the slack BEFORE ratcheting Anyway, I secured three tires down firmly and chained down the other side. I made it to the show and back OK. (I took 3rd in my class - damn RESTORED Mustangs beat my ORIGINAL one ) Was an eventful day to say the least. My other two hot rods sit high enough where this clearance won't be a problem. But this is my next dilemma - how do I raise the Mustang? Should I use air shocks? Or are there some safe "risers" that may work? I'm still kickin myself for buyin the "cheap" trailer. Help this crazy fool one more time fellow hotrodders!
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How much do you need to raise the car to clear the fenders?If only a couple of inches,just bolt down a couple of planks to run car onto.If that won't work,you could modify the fender mounts so that you can easily remove the fender.

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if it's a wood floor trailer, and your other cars doors clear the trailer fenders, you could take 4 pieces of 2 X 12 like 16" long and cut the ends to like a 45 or more and screw to trailer floor and drive up on them. or if you need more, take a 30" piece with end cut to a 45 and put a 2 X 12 16" long cut to a 45 degree angle and put on top of the 30". i just talked to someone having the same problem that cut the fenders off and cut them down (and after lowering them they still had wheel clearance) we haul some stuff thats so low it's hard to get on the trailer.

Kinda Like this one planke on top of the other
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ah man this is false advertisment! i thaught you ment mobile home tie down straps. i was like ok i finally get to educate someone (since thats what i do for a living)

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Hey I tore Down and Set Up Mobile Homes For a Couple Yrs, We Did Singles and Double Wides When I Was Prob 21yrs Old. it was a 2 Man Show, and We tore Em Down and Moved Em from all Over Nebraska to all Over TX. KS. WO. we had a Single Axel Cab Over Peterbuilt and a Step Van (Like a Bread Truck Van) That was the Flag Car And That Had Everything in it, Welder, Generator, Mobile Home Sheet Rock, Mobile Home Faucets Ect. We Also Did Repair and Had a Repair Contract With Champion Homes. Thats Hard Work !


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trailer help

darn fenders on the trailer, can't open the door it's in the way! go down to local u-haul and look at their trailers the fenders hinge out of the way and have simple strap system to keep them in upright position.they are plastic fenders but the metal ones will work. you can buy the strap system from u-haul. the advantage to buying from u-haul is if your out of town and one breaks the local agent usually has them,if not they will locate some locally. i use the car dolly hold downs on my cardolly and glad because they are cheap, less than 15 bucks and stocked by 99% of the agent even in the most remote places.we carry a spare they fit either side.
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