This year I really started loving open track day events and now have two sets of wheel tires for my track days along with more tools I would like to bring.
So now I am looking to either go the small tire/tool box trailer behind the Lotus or look to getting a small single car trailer.
I plan on about 10-15 max track days a year. 75% of the track events are a two and half hour drive each way. 85% of the use of my Lotus is the track events with limited weekend cruise fun. My Lotus is lowered 110mm front 120mm rear with Nitron Doubles. I also have a Katana SC and GUTs front spoiler. (OK I also have almost all the Sector 111 stuff available on my Elise
) My daily drive is a company car or truck that I rotate every 4mo. to test evailuations. So I never know if I will have something to tow with but with a weeks’ notice I can normaly trade with someone at work for something to pull a trailer.
If I go the single car trailer I would need to park the trailer in the garage with Lotus on the trailer. So would like to store if possible so that back of the trailer is to the garage door opening so I could drive Lotus on and off in the trailer in garage.
If this is even possible? This garage storage issue is what is leading me to the small tire trailer option. But I thought other might have done this trailer in garage under Lotus before me? Or I am I nut’s to think I could drive my Lotus on a trailer in the garage?
OK here are my pro cons that I have and looking for some advises.
BOE Lotus hitch and Harbor Fright trailer
Pro, Easy trailer storage
Pro, overall cost
Con, In a year’s time wish I had bought a full car trailer?
Con Un known on how my Lotus will drive on the highway with a tire trailer
Pro; Last minute track event opportunities (two events this year already where 2 day notice)
Pro Don’t have to ask the wife if I can purchase
14’ trailer- Featherlight type open trailer
Pro, Can bring more stuff to track
Pro, If something bad happens at track I can get Lotus home
Con Storage in garage. I am in Michigan so summer toys have to compete with snow blowers for garge space in winter
Con; about 4K-5k more expensive (Requires wife approval)