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Old 05-01-2002, 09:57 PM
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Old 05-02-2002, 01:28 AM
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Default Great photos Bolar!!

Hey, thanks for posting your trailer photos, you have a nice layout in there!

What is the make of your trailer????

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Old 05-02-2002, 10:14 PM
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It's a Wells Cargo 6X12. I had them build it with an additional 6" of height to make it 6' inside. This way I can stand up in it. Nice when it starts raining while I'm at the field. Other options are electric brakes, a spare tire and a roof vent. I leave my planes in the trailer all summer long. The night before I go flying I charge them inside the trailer and the next day just hook up and go fly. When I come home I park the trailer and I'm done. It's nice not to have to do all of the in-and-out bringing the planes in the house .
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Hey fellas & gals,

I was just having a talk with a buddy that owns a trailer similar to mine (6 x 12 Wells Cargo) and he told me of an unfortunate event.

Seems he and another fella were heading to an event in Redmond Oregon with their models in the trailer. One of the models was up on a shelf tied down with bungy cord.

At some point, it bounced and broke loose causing it to roll forward off the slelf. It broke the stringers on the bottom of the model and fortunately did not snap the model in half!!

So, after some hasty repairs, it was flown all weekend. But the lesson here is to be sure and have a back up restraint system. I will post a photo of my solution to this in the next day or so.

What I have done is incorporated the use of plastic cable ties to my system as a backup. I have installed eyebolts and now tie down the main gear and the tail. Plastic ties are cheap and for the cost of these models, it's worth the extra cost.

I may come up with a better, reusable method, but for now this works great.

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C&B,

I have a 7'x20' Wells Cargo that I haul all over the country to jet flys. Mine has 3'x7' shelves made up of 1x2 steel tubing. To that I havve attached a piece of 3/8" plywood, then a 2" thick piece of foam rubber. We tie our planes down with 2" wide velcro. There is a strip of it attached to the underside of the shelf and we simply loop the velcro over the top. I have NEVER had a model come loose using this system. And if you feel you must have a secondary restraint it can be in the form of one more piece of velcro looped over the top.

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Old 05-04-2002, 09:38 PM
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Dave,

Thanks for the post. Do you have any photos of your trailer inside and out???

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I will take a few tomorrow.
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Old 05-05-2002, 06:42 PM
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Great,

I like to see what others have set up for transport. I have a few others in my area that will post photos soon.

I sure wish the weather would cooperate!! I would love to get out and use some of these toys!!!

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OK I finely got the trailer and have a skeleton. So far all I have tied up in this $140 which includes trailer $50, angle iron $40, paint $50 and a good 10 hours in one day.

The trailer is a bolt together tilting trailer which comes with only 8" wheels I will try to upgrade these to 12" first chance I get.

One problem I am running across thus far is mounting a tongue jack for the trailer. The door I am sure is going to be a challenge as well.

This trailer measures at 4' X 8' X 5' 1/2" I was lucky enough that my dad had all of the welding and cutting equipment.

All it needs now is wood a couple coats of paint (white) and a configuration as to how I will carry the planes.



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Hey Blackie,

What do you plan to use for sidewalls and the roof?
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testfly, I will be using treated 1/2" ply sanded on one side for all surfaces.

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Default Looking great Blackie!!

Well, I will give you 100 points for ambition!!

Your trailer is coming along nicely. Keep us posted on your progress.

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To tell you the truth Crash I believe that trailer alone for $50 was well spent. Once I get it complete and upgraded with everything and lightning it will be well used and then maybe later on I will turn it around for a profit, and purchase a larger trailer.

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Hey trailer guys,

Don't forget a spare tire and a good jack. I live just of I- 75 and I get to see a lot of frowney faces for this reason!
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C&B,

I have a 7'x20' Wells Cargo that I haul all over the country to jet flys. Mine has 3'x7' shelves made up of 1x2 steel tubing. To that I havve attached a piece of 3/8" plywood, then a 2" thick piece of foam rubber. We tie our planes down with 2" wide velcro. There is a strip of it attached to the underside of the shelf and we simply loop the velcro over the top. I have NEVER had a model come loose using this system. And if you feel you must have a secondary restraint it can be in the form of one more piece of velcro looped over the top.

David Reid
David I would also like to see some photos. With such a large trailer, what do you tow it with?
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Hey trailer guys,

Don't forget a spare tire and a good jack. I live just of I- 75 and I get to see a lot of frowney faces for this reason!
YEP, I HAVE MINE!! I know all too well what it's like to be slowed up without a spare!

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Whats the secrete to weighting down these small spring suspension trailers so that planes are not hammered in the ride?

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Whats the secrete to weighting down these small spring suspension trailers so that planes are not hammered in the ride?

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Randy,
What has worked for me, first I took a small utility trailer from Canadian Tire Corp. (Wallmart has similar), removed one of the spring leaf, and built it using 3/4" plywood. Two reason for using such thick plywood, one is to weigh the trailer down so that it doesn't bounce around and the other, is to be able to easily screw things on the inside such as hooks or shelves etc.
The new trailer I am building is much bigger then the previous one, I will not remove any leafs from the spring. If I feel I need to down the road, I will remove a leaf.
So far the plywood box weighs 490 lbs The box is 12 feet long, 4 feet wide and 4 feet high.
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http://www.ofoto.com/I.jsp?m=58598611403&n=718251957
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Ok here's a few pics of my trailer.....finally. I pull it with a 3/4 Ton Ford pickup with a power stroke diesel. It pulls the trailer fine and I don't really think the trailer is all that heavy. We can carry about 12 jets an all of our support gear if loaded right. Here are some of the particulars.

7' X 20' Well Cargo
Drop ramp on back, 3' Side door
Electric Jack (what can I say I'm lazy)
(4)3' 12 Volt flourescent lights.
(4) 3' x 7' shelves (interior width of trailer is 7' outside is 7'6")

Shelves are mounted on 2"x2" angle iron that is bolted to the wall. Shelves are made out of 1"x2" tubing and covered with a sheet of 3/8" plywood, then a piece of 2" thick foam rubber. 2" wide velcro is attached under the shelf, and a couple of 2" wide strips are wrapped around the fuselage at the nose and tail. The velcro will not mar the finish on the airplane. (Use the "fuzzy" side on the plane not the hook part)

I have a board at the front with screw in hooks for holiding wings in wing bags. I have towed this trailer literally all over the country and have not had an airplane even shift yet. We have learned a lot in several years worth of travelling to jet events. Definetly make sure you have a spare tire and put bearing buddies on all your wheels!
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