Originally Posted by DCTENT
Hey DR, I have been Towing 26' Trailer With Mini Cooper inside, But I need to get smaller trailer that Will accomodate A Caddy DTS 17.3' Long, What Im attempting is 24' trailer that gives Me 18' inside so car will just fit, Im wondering how You tie Car down as I'm 6'3" & 255lbs So I do not fit in small areas, How then can I get Tires straps over front wheels other than having Two doors opposite each other In front as well as an escape door. , Also do You Drive Or Back Car in to get most of the weight over Trailer axles?.
Any suggestions For a Fat Boy would be appreciated.
The only way I see doing that easily is to have the access to each side as you said with additional doors.
To answer your question about car is forward or backward, I had to back the car in as the engine needed to be in the rear to offset the weight of my Victory motorcycle that is in the front. When I weighed the trailer loaded for the very first time, the tongue weight with the car pulled in forward was too high and reversing the car brought the tongue weight down to a manageable level.
I use the roadside escape door to get out of the car through the passenger side rear door. It's a chore to to that but it keeps me limber.
I don't use the tire strap configuration however, what I do use is frame hooks that attach to each corner of the front and rear of the carr. I use the tow base-plate in the front and the trailer hitch in the rear. I criss-cross the straps to the E-track on the floor. Never have had a problem since doing it that way. I check them every 1000 miles or so and tighten them up when needed.
Dr4Film ----- Richard.