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Old 05-24-2015, 04:56 PM   #1
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Aluminum car trailer recommendations

I need an Aluminum trailer with max bed length of 14 ft. Towing with an E450 V10, 24ft Born Free. Cars to be towed are either 1400lbs or 3200lbs so should be fine with trailer at well under 5000 lbs. Don't need a tilt bed, just a good quality trailer. Who owns what and what features do you like best. I only need an open trailer and will use it for hauling other items as well when not hauling a car.
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We tow a Smart car and use an aluminum trailer that is 14' long. The bed is 72" wide by 10' long. We had narrowed our choices down between a custom made trailer and a trailer made by Almua trailers. I would look at the Aluma trailers, they have several configurations that will probably fit your needs. You will need 14/15" wheels to carry the load you mention IMHO. We ended going with a custom to save a few dollars. The difference in the two is the Aluma had an aluminum bed where ours is wood.

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We have a 14' ft deck Aluma Flatbed trailer. Really happy with it. Tows like a dream. Lightweight and can push it around by hand if needs be. If I had an improvement to make it would be to add 4 more tie down swivels in the deck in addition to the 4 already there to make securing the car by the wheels easier. Happy to send photos if needed.
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Featherlite Car Trailers - Bumper Pull Car Trailers - 3110 Car Trailer

We have used ours for 11 years. Not cheap, but very high quality. Also, very good resale value.

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I need an Aluminum trailer with max bed length of 14 ft. Towing with an E450 V10, 24ft Born Free. Cars to be towed are either 1400lbs or 3200lbs so should be fine with trailer at well under 5000 lbs. Don't need a tilt bed, just a good quality trailer. Who owns what and what features do you like best. I only need an open trailer and will use it for hauling other items as well when not hauling a car.
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Thanks to those that responded. I have looked the Aluma and Featherlite and to be honest they are both excellent. When looking at the Aluma it had the length and width I need. I just sold my pick up truck today and have decided on an Aluma 7814. It's 78 inches wide by 14 ft long. I have 3 cars I can fit on it. I concidering selling my Subaru for another car I could tow 4 down, but if you look at the expense of selling/trading that car for another plus the added expense of the tow bar and everything you need to make it work, it didn't add up for me. My Born Free is only 25 ft, and with an 18 ft overall for the trailer I can make this work. Max wieght with the trailer would only be 4200 lbs which is well within our limits for added tongue wieght and tow capacity. Besides I won't tow all the time, and depending on where we go and what we do I might want to trailer any one of our cars. Cars shows, Vintage racing events, or National Parks, will decide what I bring with me. None of our cars can be towed 4 down so an Aluminum trailer it is.
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Good decision. Also, unlike two of my older steel trailers, you never have to paint an aluminum trailer

Also, your new trailer may come with LED tail lights. If not, consider doing what I did and replace the old style incandescent lights with LED's. Much brighter, and more visible to anyone behind you. I did this to our motorhome, too, for the same reason.

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