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Old 06-16-2008, 08:26 AM
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Default Dad's or Aero Express Trailer

Does anyone still make a Dad's or Aero Express Trailer style lightweight trailer long enough for a 40% anymore? If not, it would sure be a good time for someone to start! They would have a LOT of orders! I would like to find a new or used one myself!!!!
Old 06-16-2008, 09:47 AM
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Default RE: Dad's or Aero Express Trailer

Me too. I bought a suburban because I have a short drive to work and wanted to haul my planes with out messing with a trailer. 2 years later I can't afford to drive the suburban to contests. Getting something that will get 25-30 mph and pull a 500 lb trailer looks pretty dang good now. I may just have to break down and build my own.

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Old 06-16-2008, 11:07 AM
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Default RE: Dad's or Aero Express Trailer

I built my own trailer from a Harbor Freight 4' x 8' kit. I have decided just to stick with my toy-hauler (to much hassle switching planes between 2 trailers) so I have mine for sale. I doubt it weighs much more than 500 lbs, I think any car can pull it, but I am in California.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemID=405934

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Old 06-16-2008, 03:21 PM
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I'd trade a ziroli corsair or a ziroli B25 for an aero express...
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Default RE: Dad's or Aero Express Trailer

Gents,
Surf the net there are lots of good deals on used trailrs out there. I just purchased a 5 X 8 Well Cargo with a "V" nose, it will hold a 40% airplane right down the middle of the trailer. this is similar to the one I bought, except mine has a curb side door as well. Weight of the trailer is just a little over 700 pounds. I pull it with a Pontiac Grand Prix.
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Old 06-16-2008, 06:34 PM
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Default RE: Dad's or Aero Express Trailer

I have a nice 6X12 v nose... It works great but it's just way to big!! That's the idea behind the aero express.. Small but long, very light. You can bring your 40% to the field towed by a bug....
Old 10-15-2011, 09:38 AM
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I realize this is an old post but... I have a 1995 Aero Express trailer that I am thinking about selling. I am the second owner and it has been stored inside since it was new! It's hard to describe what great condition it is in, it still has the warning stickers on the doors. Paint still looks like new and the roof is spotless as you would expect from being stored inside. The guy I bought it from had cabinets built in the back for storage, it has four 12 volt receptacles and is wired for 110 volt as well and has four of those receptacles. Has the spare tire mounted on the front with the deep cycle battery. One of the best features is the entire ceiling has wing racks built in. You can easily haul a 42% plane, I generally haul and store three 35% planes in it. This is not the super light weight version, it is rather heavy but pulls great with no bouncing or swaying in the wind, I pull it with my 4 cylinder Toyota easily @ 55 mph so it's not extremely heavy either. It has "rings" built in over the entire floor so no matter where you put your planes they can be easily tied down. I am including the long & short tie down straps that came with it. Has built in lighting front and back. Even has some storage between the cabniets and the back of the trailer. Has loops on the sides inside to tie down your fuel jugs too. It makes getting to the field & home a breeze!
I just don't fly much anymore and it has only been out of the "shed" twice this year so do I really need it?? My question here is this: WHAT IS A FAIR PRICE FOR THIS TRAILER?? Like I said I have a guy interested in buying it BUT I can't give it away and don't want to ROB him either. What would it cost to get one like this built? WHAT IS FAIR TO BOTH OF US?? Just hoping someone had an idea of what was FAIR?? I have lots of pics, I brought it in the garage and cleaned it out. Has two small scratches and needs the carpet stereched. I broke a clearance light but have another one to install. The guy who had it built also put a sheet of aluminum installed on the front so the actual trailer wouldn't get dented and pitted. No expense was spared on this trailer. I just don't know what to ask, I will have to look but I THINK I paid $4000 for it or somewhere around there.
Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, John....
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:45 AM
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Default RE: Dad's or Aero Express Trailer

Here are some more pics. of the Aero Express THANKS! John...
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:49 AM
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A few more as 3 is all I can do?? John...
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:54 AM
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Default RE: Dad's or Aero Express Trailer

I just bought a little 5x8. I really like that Aero express. It looks user friendly.

Good luck with the sale.
Old 10-16-2011, 07:52 AM
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Thank You.
Old 10-16-2011, 07:55 AM
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Default RE: Dad's or Aero Express Trailer

I have a flying buddy that put his Aeroexpress trailer up for sale for $1000 about a month ago on F_L_Y_I_N_G G_I_A_N_T_S and didn't get a single offer. It's in excellent shape and will haul a 42% if you take on of the stabs off. He had a local guy finally make an offer and the sale is pending. You could pull this trailer with a smart car it's so light.

I guess most folks are going for the traditional trailers.

Old 10-16-2011, 09:06 AM
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I owned an Aeroxpress trailer for several years, it was 6 x 10 clamshell type with a folding wing rack. Had 5 IMAA legal planes in it at one time, took a lot of trail and error and some fuse stands but got it done. The car never even changed gas mileage when I towed it. Bought it for $1000 and sold it for $1600. I had upgraded the tires and lights, wheel bearings and leaf springs. Now have a 7 x12 V nose United Express motorcycle trailer with back racmp and side door. It holds 7 IMAA legal planes with a permanent shelf . The V nose has storage cambinets, spare, tent, assembly stand, table etc. Love both trailers but gas mileage is an issue with the larger one.

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