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Old 01-11-2016, 11:43 AM   #15
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When we owned the '05 Adventurer, we used an Aluma 7712H aluminum tilt bed trailer for our Smart. This trailer can easily handle your load. The tilt bed feature is great to have since it eliminates the need for ramps and heavy tail gates.

Do a search for Aluma and you will find their dealers. We used a dealer in North Texas.
How do you get around the fact that the Aluma 7712H has NO brakes?
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:02 PM   #16
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Montrose Trailers in Michigan could do anything you'd like.

No connection or experience. Just see their stuff around here (Michigan) some.
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Old 01-11-2016, 03:08 PM   #17
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Car trailer

I am happy with the car trailer I got at Stateline trailers in Braddyville Ia , they have a smaller one than mine 16ft brakes both axles 1700.00 out the door , you buy direct from manufacturer
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Old 01-11-2016, 03:39 PM   #18
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Montrose makes really nice trailers. For our third car trailer for autocross use, we bought an Aluminum Featherlite but it's a 20 ft. bed and I added an enclosure box for additional tires & tools. While you are likely not looking for something like this, an Aluminum trailer is great. While not cheap, they have extremely good resale value. For occasionally hauling the TR7 as well as the Spitfire, maybe consider a small double axle trailer.

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Montrose Trailers in Michigan could do anything you'd like.

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Old 01-11-2016, 04:14 PM   #19
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Enclosed trailer

we are hauling a enclosed 7x14 tandem axle trailer now behind MH. We are hauling a 2008 Goldwing Trike my rear axle with is 62 1/2 inches wide and I clear doorway with fold down door by about 21/2 inches on each side. I purchased this trailer here in Maryland for about $4200. Have seen these for about $2600. in Georgia. I did set this trailer up for a one bike deal Rhino lined the floor added in side lights and battery back-up or 110V. Floor tie downs, has heat and air as well as a toilet and work bench and cabinets. When the bike comes out I have a canopy that covers the bike off the back end. It also seconds as a spare room for guest with a queen size aero bed. It always amazes me how many friends you have when you have a motorhome.
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:54 PM   #20
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I built one for my Brunton Stalker from plans that Brunton drew up.

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How do you get around the fact that the Aluma 7712H has NO brakes?
You can get a brake kit for the 7712H if you want one.
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I own a Caterham super 7 and had the same American dilemma. "Go big or go home" I found a great builder on Vancouver Island, BC. The company is called Express Custom Mfg. They custom built me an all aluminum trailer. It is a twin axle one as well and tows so nice because of that. It weighs around 650-700 Lbs. And best of all. With the CAD exchange rate the trailer only cost me $2,600 and the cost of the trip to Parksville, BC. It meets US DOT specs and has the papers to show this. No import duties either.
Here is a link to my flickr page so you can see what a nice trailer it is. https://www.flickr.com/photos/130801546@N06/
I like your trailer. Been looking around and wanted an Aluminum trailer a few months back, but have since been thinking Smart car 4 down. I may contact your trailer builder for my Lotus or SLK32.
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Old 01-24-2016, 12:03 AM   #23
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How do you get around the fact that the Aluma 7712H has NO brakes?
If one is under 3,000 Lbs gross no brakes are required.
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I like your trailer. Been looking around and wanted an Aluminum trailer a few months back, but have since been thinking Smart car 4 down. I may contact your trailer builder for my Lotus or SLK32.
My trailer is rated at 3K gross as it does not have brakes. The guys at Express can build exactly what you need for the heavier Merc.
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The Mercedes is 3200, but the Elan is less than 1500. I do want brakes, and if I can have a trailer that can handle either that's perfect. Since I have a max of 5000 to deal with then assuming the trailer is around a 1000 I'm in real good shape. Need to give this minimal thought and give them a call.
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I suggest that your 3200lb Mercedes will lead you to a double axle trailer. We originally used a single axle trailer to tow a 2200lb Alfa Spider and it worked well but I now carry a second set of wheels & tires, a jack and a big toolbox so went to the double axle trailer.

One thing, with a single axle trailer, you always know when you have a tire failure (ask me how I know).

And, Nice Lotus!

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The Mercedes is 3200, but the Elan is less than 1500. I do want brakes, and if I can have a trailer that can handle either that's perfect. Since I have a max of 5000 to deal with then assuming the trailer is around a 1000 I'm in real good shape. Need to give this minimal thought and give them a call.
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Under 3000 is not true in all states. There are several that require brakes at 1500.
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I have a 1959 Austin Healey that has a Ford 302 V8 and Automatic Transmission.

Because I cannot flat tow it without driveshaft removal (which I have done twice) I bought a 7,000 capacity car hauler and enclosed it with 1/2" plywood.

The trailer weighs 1,500# and the enclosure added 500#. The Healey weighs 2,400#.

I have towed it from Dallas to both coasts with the Chevy 350 Four Winds.

I could tell if the trailer was there or not, but NOT if the Healey was in it or not.

Your RV should pull it fine.

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