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Author Topic: WTB NorCal 18-20 ft aluminum open car trailer  (Read 4048 times)

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Offline Slide

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WTB NorCal 18-20 ft aluminum open car trailer
« on: August 28, 2016, 12:41:40 AM »
I'm looking for an 18-20 ft aluminum open car trailer. I have been looking at ATC and Featherlite trailers and thought I'd see if someone has got one for sale
Or has a lead on a good dealer.

I'm going to need a winch, but would like a wheel rack, box and a stone guard. Those last 3 are "if I can swing it" in the price things. Id like them...but the winch is the only have to have at the moment.

Any leads? I'm in the east bay of the SF Bay Area.

Offline salt27

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Re: WTB NorCal 18-20 ft aluminum open car trailer
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2016, 09:24:42 AM »
Sorry, no lead here but you might want to consider a Sloan Qwik load Texas roll back trailer.
I bought one off of Craigslist and am quite happy not to be using ramps any more.   :cheers:

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Re: WTB NorCal 18-20 ft aluminum open car trailer
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2016, 10:42:51 AM »
I bought a new Wilson tilt trailer. Built in Winters. Not far from here. Bought it new in '93. Never missed ramps since.

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Re: WTB NorCal 18-20 ft aluminum open car trailer
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2016, 10:44:50 AM »
Possible to run a winch on a tilt...well anything is possible... But realistically possible?

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Re: WTB NorCal 18-20 ft aluminum open car trailer
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2016, 10:47:49 AM »
I don't think Wilson makes smaller trailers anymore. Just took a quick look at their website.

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Re: WTB NorCal 18-20 ft aluminum open car trailer
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2016, 02:21:03 PM »
i have a winch on mine. Works fine.

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Re: WTB NorCal 18-20 ft aluminum open car trailer
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2016, 09:42:02 PM »
We have a winch on our tilt and a power tilter.  We use a power trailer jack to do tilt duty.  :cheers:
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Re: WTB NorCal 18-20 ft aluminum open car trailer
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2016, 09:53:38 PM »
Dang! Are you hiring or want to adopt? I'm on a fixed income now so it's no power everything for me... :(

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Re: WTB NorCal 18-20 ft aluminum open car trailer
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2016, 09:15:19 AM »
Dang! Are you hiring or want to adopt? I'm on a fixed income now so it's no power everything for me... :(

Uhhh..... we built it from a stack of steel... probably less than a 1/4 the cost of an aluminum trailer... the trailer jack was used, donated by a guy that had replaced it with a larger one.  The winch is a HF portable... $39.95 about 10 years ago...
You might have noticed a lot of the LSR guys are living on fixed incomes... racing what  you can afford.
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MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.

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Re: WTB NorCal 18-20 ft aluminum open car trailer
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2016, 09:27:00 AM »
I got a power landing gear for the race trailer a couple of years ago.  $179/free freight at Northern Tools.  Hassle me about having such a luxury -- and then come watch how cool it is to NOT have to crank up and down each danged time.

I'm tired of busting knuckles on the trailer frame. :-D
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