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Old 03-20-2018, 09:03 PM   #1
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What else do you tow?

OK, you just spent twice as much on your TV as you did on the TT. What else do you tow?

I've just bought a new (to me) TIG welder and I have the plans for a small trailer that will go nicely behind on 4 banger Camry. I can carry 6 2x4s in my Fit (or a lama) but not a sheet of plywood.

What are you folks pulling?

(Yeah, TIG is overkill but it's a new toy)
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:19 PM   #2
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What else ?

Like most people probably, a utility trailer for logs, firewood, pine needles, motorcycles,and moving relatives. ( The most popular person in the family might be the one with the Pickup, or utility trailer, OR BOTH !.) Also a tiny utility / luggage trailer (3 x 4.5 ft aluminum box, which is FOR SALE ! ! $ 295.00. registered, licensed, with lights! Sonora CA.
David in Sonora and Fresno, and next week the Colorado River !
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:39 PM   #3
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now that I have a f250 diesel, a utility trailer strong/large enough to hold a car wouldn't be a bad thing... But as it is, I have no other trailers (not counting a 1000 lb gross HF kit trailer moldering in the lower acre, we used to use for hauling music festival gear when we just had a small station wagon and 2 kids).
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:46 PM   #4
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So the Campster is a 1970, classed as vintage. My utility would be considered an antique. It's licensed as a 1942, but who knows for sure. It gets used regularly for various projects such as tomorrow helping to move 15 pallets of food donated to the local food bank.
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:25 AM   #5
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OK, you just spent twice as much on your TV as you did on the TT. What else do you tow?
I've just bought a new (to me) TIG welder and I have the plans for a small trailer that will go nicely behind on 4 banger Camry. I can carry 6 2x4s in my Fit (or a lama) but not a sheet of plywood.
What are you folks pulling?
(Yeah, TIG is overkill but it's a new toy)
Interesting question Dillon and I totally understand the new toy . Other than using the TIG for learning to use it, you'd probably be better off ($ wise) buying the fold up 4 x 8' trailer from Harbor Freight, light weight and will handle sheets of plywood easy. I've always had trucks but finally found the cleanest Samurai tin top in SoCal. Whoops, no truck then so I picked up the HF trailer and it worked out fine for 5 years and your Camry has way more power. MMM, what else do you tow, 2 cargo's, 2 utilities, 2 TTs and a street legal dune buggy.....CA DMV loves me .
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Old 03-21-2018, 06:06 AM   #6
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We've towed a horse trailer for years, starting with a regular bumper hitch/tag-a-long. Then we migrated to a slant load gooseneck trailer because it provided the horses with better balance while riding. We still have one horse (retired) and I needed to be able to pull the horse trailer as well as the fifth wheel. That's why we chose the Anderson Ultimate Hitch configuration for our fifth wheel towing; it allows us to still pull the gooseneck horse trailer while being able to quickly and easily mount/un-mount the Anderson Ultimate Hitch for camping. It's been great so far and we're looking forward to this season. We haven't pulled the horse trailer yet, but we can, when needed.
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:46 AM   #7
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Fishing boat , pontoon boat, utility trailer, firewood trailer
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:54 AM   #8
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Besides the 3 campers, teardrop, Uhaul, and Casita, I have a boat trailer, Coleman Versa utility trailer, '46 Bantam trailer, and 3 other utility trailers, one of them made from an old Chevy pickup box with a '37 Ford front axle under it.
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:58 AM   #9
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I have a 10ft trailer but it hasn't been out of the yard in 10 years!! no need to haul anything I guess still have it licensed!!


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Old 03-21-2018, 07:59 AM   #10
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wow keeping up with all that gives me a headache!


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Old 03-21-2018, 08:44 AM   #11
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Love my 4x8x2 open utility trailer/ersazt pick-up truck!

Just big enough for plywood, rated for up to 2500# payload, easier to load than a truck, can pick up the tongue and drag it around by hand when empty.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:32 AM   #12
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:46 AM   #13
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Just a small utility trailer, nice to slip a sheet of plywood on, or a canoe. It is easy to move around, and store.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:51 AM   #14
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In addition to my 1986 13 foot Scamp, I tow my 1983 17 foot Boston Whaler Montauk. 1943 Bantam Military Trailer repatriated from Switzerland. And a small flat bed utility trailer.
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:07 AM   #15
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Other trailers

30' Aluma with 4' v-nose all aluminum enclosed. year 2005

14' Aluma-Lite with v-nose all aluminum enclosed, year don't remember

20' ATC aluminum enclosed, year 2015

14' aluminum enclosed that is only 6 1/2' wide with barn rear doors

H & H 24' enclosed with stainless steel frame and walk on diamond plate roof

28' enclosed steel frame made in Downey, Ca can't remember Mfg.

22' Dico tall steel frame year app 1995

28' with fiberglass corrigated panels made locally app year 2004 not made very well

20' homemade enclosed, a friend made a flat utility. I turned it into an enclosed, axle location wrong tows terribly, year 1989, put more money in it than I bought an used one for.

I sell foam, foam takes up a lot of room reason for so many trailers, plus I like trailers.
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:16 AM   #16
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On a related note, is the Harbor Freight utility trailer a good value, a good trailer, or both?
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:38 AM   #17
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I have a 5 foot by 6 foot Lifetime fold up utility trailer that I keep in my utility shed when I'm not using it. Great trailer but unfortunately they don't make them anymore.
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:47 AM   #18
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I not only tow the 17 ft Casita SD but I have a 5x10 utility trailer I mainly use for towing a 2008 Rhino 700 UTV, lots of trips to nevada prospecting, camping, exploring.
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:13 AM   #19
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On a related note, is the Harbor Freight utility trailer a good value, a good trailer, or both?
The Harbor Freight trailer is cheap for a reason. It should be considered lite duty, and if you only need a trailer for a few small loads it may work for you. You get what you pay for.
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On a related note, is the Harbor Freight utility trailer a good value, a good trailer, or both?
cheap, disposable trailer kit that can haul max 1000 lbs. ours was a 4x8' with 13" boat tires.
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