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Old 03-17-2018, 09:02 PM
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Any recommendations on a trailer to take car to DE events that could be pulled with a Cayenne or shorter SUV? For those who have enclosed, why did you go that route?

I was thinking about this: https://futuratrailers.com which does not appear to require ramps.
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Old 03-17-2018, 11:26 PM
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I bought the Trailex CT8045 https://www.trailex.com/products/pc/...?idCategory=17 . I have a Suburban, but have seen Cayennes as tow vehicles for 911's on these trailers. Seems to be the most popular brand as it's what I see at the paddocks during DE. Excellent resale value, too.

Have not seen any futura trailers, so can't critique. Seems interesting.

If I had the extra cash, I would go enclosed. It offers just so much more.
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I highly recommend a trailex. Very well made and towed well behind my VW Touareq.
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I have a Featherlike 3110 (open) aluminum car trailer (1500 lb) that I pull with my old Cayenne S. It is very smooth and stable (especially if you calibrating tongue weight). Obviously, wieght and wind resistance affect handling and acceleration, more so when towing with a smaller vehicle. It has been very reliable and looks like new after 8 years of use (stored in garage). The price is very reasonable, especially if you are only using it a few times a year. I do need a 4 ft long piece of 2x12 lumber to use with the pull out ramps as most newer 911s will scrape the plastic lip upon loading otherwise. The exposure to the elements and lack of storage does not bother me, as I travel light. A lot of others at DE events use the Trailex - it is even lighter weight in some configurations/sizes.
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Timely topic.... I just got and RS and was wondering if the Trailex will allow loading without high centering, or the nose hitting....? That my main concern, I would prefer not to have to carry some extra boards or whatever to make it work. Those low loader seem great... but wondering about getting in and out of the car to unload...
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Originally Posted by Antigravity View Post
Timely topic.... I just got and RS and was wondering if the Trailex will allow loading without high centering, or the nose hitting....? That my main concern, I would prefer not to have to carry some extra boards or whatever to make it work. Those low loader seem great... but wondering about getting in and out of the car to unload...
Here is a video of fellow RL'r loading his car on a Trailex, looks like plenty of clearance at ramps and at center point.
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Just took delivery of a fully enclosed all aluminum 20 ft Haulmark.
Look on the sub forum for trucks and trailers...another RL member has posted a bunch of pics of his 20 ft aluminum that he tows with his Cayenne. Its doable if you are careful with car placement and tongue weight.
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+1 for Trailex
I used a few pieces of wood to help load the ex-GT4, worked very well
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Trailex enclosed sports car trailer ! Super light, I tow with my Tahoe. As was mentioned above I see many guy's towing with a Cayenne.
https://video.search.yahoo.com/searc...a&action=click
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Another +1 for Trailex enclosed. Very light pull with SUV.

If you have axle lift you don't need ramps for 991 Gt3 or RS. If you don't have lift it takes 5 inch racer ramps. 997 requires ramps

Trailex covered trailer height fits in standard height garage.

As you will soon read, the options quickly escalate to a larger system which requires a new truck and rental places for storage and finished interior and ....

The smart move is to figure out what your needs will be three years from now when you think about the upgrade to the next level and try to buy that one first.

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Originally Posted by Antigravity View Post
Timely topic.... I just got and RS and was wondering if the Trailex will allow loading without high centering, or the nose hitting....? That my main concern, I would prefer not to have to carry some extra boards or whatever to make it work. Those low loader seem great... but wondering about getting in and out of the car to unload...
High centering is not a problem The CT8045 is the longer version, has longer ramps, and if your RS has FAL, shouldn't be a problem with the nose. If you don't have FAL, then get Race Ramps. They are lightweight and easily tuck beneath the car in the trailer. My 996 was significantly lowered, and it worked fine.
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I started with a Trailex 8045 and after several years went to the enclosed Trailex sports car trailer. Sold it a year ago and will go back to an 8045 as it hauls the car great and yet also gives me a serviceable utility trailer. Have over the past 10 years towed both an 8045 and the Trailex enclosed all over he country behind various Cayennes they are great mules the diesel being the best. Can't beat Trailex quality and service. Additionally they can easily be configured for different vehicles.
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I have a Sloan Qwikload and really like it. GT3 drives right up on the trailer with the front axle lift. Super easy.
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