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Old 05-27-2011, 04:38 PM   #31
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Winch with a wireless remote makes it so easy and as Bob mentioned, a racing clutch (ie multiplate small diameter version) will not take the abuse of driving it into the trailer.
I also use ramps where I back up the tow vehicle onto the ramps to lift the front end of the trailer up so that the angle at which my car exits the trailer does not rip my spoiler off.

I have driven in once and it was not easy exiting my car due to the fender wells in my Classic 24' trailer.
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:40 PM   #32
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I also use ramps where I back up the tow vehicle onto the ramps to lift the front end of the trailer up so that the angle at which my car exits the trailer does not rip my spoiler off.

I have driven in once and it was not easy exiting my car due to the fender wells in my Classic 24' trailer.
I did the truck ramps a few times with my open Featherlite. Third time the F350 was ever so off center and ramp started to fold. Bent about 3" down in the middle.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:31 PM   #33
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I have a winch with remote but never used it yet, I just drive in and drive out. Give some one a beer to hold his hand between door and wall..

I don't think the clutch suffers too much.
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:52 PM   #34
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What's the consensus on tie downs and anchor points? I've tried ankle straps through my wheels but I'm concerned about alignment and suspension issues. Suggestions?
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:43 AM   #35
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Please look seriously at an Equalizer (brand E-qua-li-zer) hitch. I've been towing chit my entire life and am amazed at this hitch. Money well spent.
I think you mean Equal-i-zer brand.

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Old 05-28-2011, 01:36 PM   #36
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What's the consensus on tie downs and anchor points? I've tried ankle straps through my wheels but I'm concerned about alignment and suspension issues. Suggestions?
Ankle straps? Isn't that something you'd see in a gynecologist's office? I see you drive a Boxster.


Sorry. I use Macs tie downs and bought the 36" "axle straps with sleeve." This works for me when I have 255/17 wheels (Boxster) and a relatively short distance between my wheels and the tie down area. When I tow my 911 with 305/19 rubber, I need to use 40" straps to get around the wheel. I go all the way through the wheel (inside-outside) and not just a spoke.

I know there have been lots of threads about whether or not this is bad for the alignment. With the forces that the car experiences on the track, I just feel intuitively like the tie down forces shouldn't be a big deal. But who knows!?

I also have the Rennline jack point tie down bracket on my front but since I switched to an enclosed trailer I do not use them as they would be difficult to access. Now I just lasso the front wheels.

Should we get into the crossed versus uncrossed thing now?????

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Dave, I thought the new Buck Rogers trailer comes w/ a magnetic hold down feature powered by a warp drive in the battery box?
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Dave, I thought the new Buck Rogers trailer comes w/ a magnetic hold down feature powered by a warp drive in the battery box?
Only my trailer has that. I only tie the front wheels.
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Dave, I thought the new Buck Rogers trailer comes w/ a magnetic hold down feature powered by a warp drive in the battery box?
Shhhhhh.
And remember, you can't change the laws of physics, Captain.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:09 PM   #40
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so where do you mount the winch on your pcar???
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I did the truck ramps a few times with my open Featherlite. Third time the F350 was ever so off center and ramp started to fold. Bent about 3" down in the middle.
Also they do not work well on a rocky driveway! So far, mine have held up but I know what you mean.
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:33 PM   #42
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so where do you mount the winch on your pcar???
Passenger seat for best weight distribution.
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Passenger seat for best weight distribution.
He said "winch", not "wench"...
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He said "winch", not "wench"...
Hahaha.
Either way, sometimes you get pulled in no matter how hard you resist.
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Hahaha.
Either way, sometimes you get pulled in no matter how hard you resist.
LOL...that's what she said...when the bed broke
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