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mniesen89 01-06-2013 04:48 PM

Trailer pics and ideas?
Does anyone have any pics or ideas of how to setup a simple low cost airplane transport trailer? Looking for a low budget if possible.

91zulu 01-06-2013 07:58 PM

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Me too..

vertical grimmace 01-07-2013 11:28 AM

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A good friend of mine's dad had a trailer he did not use and just wanted it hauled away. SO I got mine cheap. Maybe keep an eye peeled while driving around, and you might spot one. I am going to custom build the box to carry my plane, but I want it low profile, so hopefully I can pull it with my car.

mniesen89 01-07-2013 07:40 PM

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Yeah I keep my eye out.....haven't seen a winner yet.

rye 01-07-2013 07:42 PM

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http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_31..._2/key_/tm.htm post 33 http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...h-wheels-90154 this summer for me to build this

rye 01-07-2013 07:44 PM

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Red Raider 01-15-2013 09:49 AM

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Old pop-up trailers can be bought cheap and with a little work can be made to work very well. They're a little short but unless you're hauling a 40% it shouldn't be a problem. There's a thread under transportation that has a great build thread that I used for my enclosed trailer. Lots of pictures and good descriptions.

mniesen89 01-16-2013 03:56 AM

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Thanks for the advice red.

radamansx12 01-20-2013 09:57 PM

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71 Pages of pics and ideas. This is where I got the inspiration for my hauler.

I hope it helps.

a70eliminator 01-21-2013 02:57 AM

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I've got a couple trailers sitting around, both homemade one from a pop up camper and one is a converted pickup truck bed, these trailers are capable of 1000's lbs of payload.
When these trailera are empty they buck and bounce like they have no suspention at all and i would imagine my plane stuff would take a good beating in it, it would definately have to be secured well.
I guess what i'm getting at is if there were such a trailer that would have some nice bouncy light springs with matching shocks designed to haul lightweight fragile stuff then you would have a nice set up for hauling model planes.

Edwin 01-21-2013 06:30 AM

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I built this because I couldnt afford to drive my truck all the time anymore. I still get 27mpg towing with my honda civic, weighs under 500lbs fully loaded ready to go flying, about 40lbs tongue weight, and holds three .60 sized warbirds, or one giant scale warbird (86" to 100"). 10'Lx4'Wx3'H. Harbor freight 4x8 frame with home built box. About $600 finished. And I can easily man handle it to its parking spot. My build thread, http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_41...tm.htm#4175381
Still going strong after 6 years.

bbbair 01-23-2013 12:42 PM

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I just finished a real project trailer - I got it cheap and rebuilt it... TWICE! [&o]

By the time I was done I would have been further ahead to have bought a new trailer... [:'(]

Build a trailer... certainly! But be careful, some projects can get out of hand. [:o]

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