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Old 09-26-2009, 07:07 PM   #1
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Towing a Porsche in an enclosed trailer.

Does anybody know the best type trailer to tow a Porsche Boxster fully enclosed? Also, where is best place to buy in N. Cal East Bay?

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I use an enclosed 20' Featherlite trailer and i like it a lot. Featherlite has a very, very good reputation and my experience is consistent with this. All aluminum construction means a very light tow weight and more capacity for the load - although your car will be pretty light.

FYI: The best way to load a car (in my opinion and experience) is to equip your trailer with an electric winch with a wireless remote. Roll the window down in the car so you can make any steering corrections, and use the key fob to pull it on in. Really easy, really safe.

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Haulmark is another good brand. Check out eBay or Craig's List.
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Originally Posted by CoolTech View Post
FYI: The best way to load a car (in my opinion and experience) is to equip your trailer with an electric winch with a wireless remote. Roll the window down in the car so you can make any steering corrections, and use the key fob to pull it on in. Really easy, really safe..
So that's how they do it!
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:12 AM   #5
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So that's how they do it!
Doesn't have to be wireless, a long coiled extension for the regular control works wonders, while not as convienent makes life so easy, especially when it's time to get out of said car. Trailers are tight!

Funny, this exact question led ended with a threatening profanity laden PM sent to me on RV.net, after reporting it, literally nothing was done I decided to not go back. Got better things to do.
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:02 PM   #6
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also look at trailex.com for aluminum trailers that can handle low clearance cars.
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Get an extended trailer tongue to avoid crunching the back of the motorhome during sharp manuevering turns.

The winch is a good idea. I keep putting off getting one for my open car trailer.

The suggestion about low clearance cars is a good one. I don't know about the option mentioned above, but you will want to take clearance into consideration and be very careful the first time you load.

Also consider getting tie-down hooks in front and behind each tire and use over the tire tie-down straps.
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I have towed our 944 for the past 5 seasons using a Vintage/Millineum 24 ft., regular construction. 20 ft would be big enough, but very limiting in extra space for say a scooter, or extra wheels, cabinet or shelf. Aluminum is very nice and will hold it's value if taken care of, but initial cost is considerably higher. Get the extended frame/tongue, it will keep you out of trouble when backing up. Overall weight may be a consideration as well. We tow quite a bit of equipment, wheels, tires and tools, with our gasser with no problem though. Yes, a winch is helpful, but in reality, I use mine little. I have a big tire rack down the upper right side of my trailer, but still, with a little practice and maybe even an assistant up front, you can drive it in, There is plenty of room to squeeze out of the door. Low clearance is not an issue except on the front lower nose. A stock Boxster should be fine most of the time, as most trailers are beavertail in the rear. However, sometimes depending on the lay of the ground or the angle of the parked trailer, you may have to place boards in front of the front wheels when going on or off the ramp to prevent nose drag, but my car is very low, and I have had minimal problems. Also, in a pinch, if you have no boards, you can raise the front of the trailer (while hooked up) a little to change the angle. We tie down using axle straps through the wheels, avoiding the valves. Cross front tie down straps in an "X", and rear tie downs straight away. Leave car out of gear once tied down, but remember this when you release the straps!

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