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Re: Auto Transport Trailers

To: Steven Trovato <>
Subject: Re: Auto Transport Trailers
From: Art Pfenninger <>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 13:06:32 -0400 (EDT)
        In the past I have rented large utility trailers, single axle, no
brakes, to haul both MG's and TR3's. You can get as fancy as you want but
as long as the trailer will hold the weight why spend the money?

On Thu, 8 Apr 1999, Steven Trovato wrote:

> I am considering acquiring an auto transport trailer.  Does anyone have any
> opinions on the things to look for?  I have read that it must have two
> axles with brakes on both for legal auto transport.  Any opinions on surge
> vs electric type brakes?  I have rented trailers with the surge type, and
> they seemed OK.  I am inclined to want a full deck, as opposed to just two
> tracks where the tires go.  I want to be able to move things besides cars,
> like a tractor, or other equipment.  Seems like the open center would be
> limiting.  I've seen aluminum trailers, steel trailers,  and even some with
> wood decks.  This is pretty much in order of decreasing price.  Aluminum
> doesn't rust and is lighter, but costs more and is harder to repair.  I've
> also seen some pretty slick looking tilt bed types, which don't need ramps
> and provide a very low angle for loading, which is a plus for low sports
> cars.  Of course, this is a trailer, and I don't want it to  cost more than
> what's on it!  I would certainly consider buying one used, but I have seen
> very few for sale.  Anyone have any wisdom on this subject?  Thanks.  BTW,
> I'm in New York, just in case someone was about to tell me a great source
> in Australia...
> -Steven Trovato

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