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Re: Auto Transport Trailers

To: "John T. Blair" <>
Subject: Re: Auto Transport Trailers
From: Art Pfenninger <>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 13:40:28 -0400 (EDT)
On Mon, 12 Apr 1999, John T. Blair wrote:

> At 01:06 PM 4/12/99 -0400, Art Pfenninger wrote:
> >
> >     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?
> It can be done, but if you going to get a trailer I really suggest that you
> get a tandom wheel with electric brakes.  I prefer the brake system that 
> is tied to your tow vechile vise the surge brakes.
> I used to have a single axle trailer year ago.  I was towing my
> brother-in-laws
> MGB home (he blew the clutch - about 100 mi from home).  About 1/2 way home
> for no apparent reason - that I could see - it started to wipe.  I was doing
> 60mph at the time!  Getting worse and worse.  When this happens you CAN'T 
> touch the brakes or you're history.  The tow car was a 67 Olds 98 LS.  I 
> punched it and at about 90mph finally managed to pull the trailer back
> inline.  
> About a year later I was towing a friends VW bug in town on at 45mph road
> when it started to wipe again.  There was a traffic light about a 1/2 mi.
> in front of me - it was green.  I turned on my headlights, layed on the horn
> and nailed it again.  Luckily the light stayed green!  This time I managed
> to pull it streight at about 65mph.
> No thanks - don't need another single axle no brake car trailer.
> John
> John T. Blair  WA4OHZ          email:
> Va. Beach, Va                  Phone:  (757) 495-8229
>               48 TR1800    65 Morgan 4/4 Series V
> 71 Saab Sonett III     75 Bricklin SV1     77 Spitfire
        Think about boat trailers, most only have one axle.

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