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04-16-2012 02:13 PM
EricH Finally also member of the club. Earlier this month I finished, "Operation LOTOW":

Part 1 was to make room: https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f218...ml#post1713013
Part 2 was to get a vehicle that the wife could drive daily that got ok MPG, wouldn't destroy the bank, was somewhat utilitarian, and COULD tow.
Part 3 was finally finished earlier this month - took delivery of the trailer.

I am very pleased, the 2012 Ford Edge tows the Exige/aluminum trailer combo like a champ!

I am not a fan of the bling wheels but it is what it is...

EDIT: It gets 14-16mpg avg towing trailer, Lotus, and gear.
01-19-2007 10:51 AM
Conan my Xterra works well with the Elise since the Elise only weighs 400 lbs more than the trailer.
01-19-2007 10:45 AM
kestrel74 You can't see the Elise in this picture, but this is what I use:
01-19-2007 10:43 AM
kestrel74 Auto Europe's :

http://auto-europe-sales.ebizautos.c...all-Vehicle///
01-19-2007 09:59 AM
JonL
Interested in buying a Trailex trailer?

I thought I would revive this thread for those of you who are looking at getting a trailer. Currently Trailex has $300 off plus a free upgrade to 13" aluminum wheels on their open bolted trailers.

I just spoke with Carl at Trailex and they are finishing up taking orders at Barrett-Jackson and will hopefully be shipping a bunch of trailers to the AZ/CA region soon. Perhaps we can take advantage of some bulk shipping??

Let me know if you're interested, or you can call Carl at Trailex directly.
08-14-2006 09:57 PM
sleepless
Quote:
Originally Posted by gobuffs
I wouldn't tow with anything but a diesel truck. Gas just doesn't make any sense IMO.
Given that for say a Ford, the diesel costs thousands more than the gas engines, I think one needs to do the math to determine which is better. For me, the gas engine F150 made much more sense; it would take quite a lot of towing to make up the price difference in the MPG difference.
08-14-2006 09:28 PM
Jack
Quote:
Originally Posted by macfly
Jack, I'll be needing one for my Circuit Car - and that one above looks perfect - my biggest issue is I want to be able to park my loaded car in my garage on the trailor, so I want the smallest one possible.
We need to do our purchase together -- shipping is the killer --$1900 is what Trailex quoted me for delivery from Ohio to LA. Same freight cost whether we do one or five, since they can stack the trailers.
08-14-2006 09:24 PM
macfly Jack, I'll be needing one for my Circuit Car - and that one above looks perfect - my biggest issue is I want to be able to park my loaded car in my garage on the trailor, so I want the smallest one possible.
08-14-2006 07:23 PM
Jason R
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyElise
You know, now that I see the ones you guys have I think my axles are located too far aft. The guy I bought it from was towing Corvairs. I have to put my car pretty far back to get the tongue weight right.

Could you please count how many axle mounting hole sets from the rear your rear most axle is fitted to (or the distance) and let me know.

Thanks.
Thanks for the Trailex info ConeFusion and MyElise.

Tough to see from the picture, but on my CT-7541, there is one axle mounting hole set to the rear and four to the front. I got the trailer new from Trailex and told them what I was towing with (Explorer) and what I was towing (993), and that's how they set it up. Tows great.

If in doubt, call Trailex, they've always been great for customer service.

Jason
08-14-2006 06:36 PM
Ram
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyElise
There's 300 pounds of tools and spares back there as well including several sets of brake pads.
Ouch, good point. Luckily the Porterfields came in so I won't be left scrambling again.
08-14-2006 06:16 PM
Rachel
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randy Chase
There is a guy in San Diego selling his enclosed lightweight transporter for a great price. It is only a few years old and has added a lot of money in cabinets, etc. $4999.00
Where was this trailer last week when I was looking for one to buy!!>?!
08-14-2006 05:47 PM
prbdave We made the trailer to suit the PRB (7 replica) and it weighs only 230kg. It has electric brakes.

The S1 with K20a is a fantasic car. I am the agent in Australia for the conversion which comes form England.
08-14-2006 05:12 PM
prbdave Here's my rig.

08-14-2006 05:03 PM
Ram
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyElise
You know, now that I see the ones you guys have I think my axles are located too far aft. The guy I bought it from was towing Corvairs. I have to put my car pretty far back to get the tongue weight right.

Could you please count how many axle mounting hole sets from the rear your rear most axle is fitted to (or the distance) and let me know.

Thanks.
Having seen the beating your poor Pilot's rear springs are taking I have to agree!
08-14-2006 04:43 PM
Jack
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patricko
Did your trailer come with the air dam?

I does look nice

Hey Patrick,

The rock shield was an option.

Given that our trailer is doing double duty between Ben's race car and mine and we very often do the same events, we may need to get another one -- maybe a Trailex.

Reemo, how about it? -- shipping from Ohio is the same whether it's one or four trailers. Anybody else want a Trailex?
08-14-2006 04:30 PM
tvacc I added some pictures to my original post above
08-14-2006 02:37 PM
ConeFusion I have the CT-7541. The width is perfect. It gives you a couple of inches on each side even with wide tires and spacers, so you don't have to be perfectly precise while loading the car. It's longer than necessary. I got mine with the axles set to the back position. If you currently use it for a Porsche, you might have that already. Otherwise, I think it's possible to move the axles because it's all bolted.

Here is a picture of my car on the trailer (before tying it down):
08-14-2006 02:01 PM
Buz I am not a fan of trucks or suvs. I use a Mercedes E300 turbodiesel with a small tilt trailer. Torque and mpg.
08-14-2006 12:49 PM
Jason R
Trailex Trailers

So, those of you with the Trailex trailers, what model do you guys have? I've got the 7541 that was built for my 993 and was wondering if there would be any problems fitting an Exige on there.
08-14-2006 12:10 PM
inetd The original pictures of my Auto Europe Trailer can be found here...
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