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Old 03-21-2011, 06:10 PM   #1
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Tilt Trailor for Car

We are leaving Friday for Zion then Las Vegas and a few other stops and I think I need to bring the car. I found a single axle tilt trailor from RSC Rentals for $168 for the week. I looked into a car dolly but those run me about $300 for the week. The RSC stated that the single axle trailer is rated for 5,000 pounds. I'll put our Acura TL on there that has a curb weight of 3623 pounds and a gross weight of 4608 pounds. I saw a youtube video of a car being loaded on a tilt trailer and it does not seem to bad. I think this may be the way to go.

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Any opinions? Has anyone used a tilt trailer?

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Old 03-22-2011, 01:38 AM   #2
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my dad has one for his atv (huge side by side) and it pulls nice. rarely tilt it though. we just pull up somewhere to drive right on cause its so low.
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:41 AM   #3
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Don't forget that single axle weight of 5k includes the weight of the trailer itself. I personally would be hesitant to pull a car on a single axle trailer umm wait.. I would not put a car on a single axle trailer. You have no safety margin for a blow out or anything.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:17 AM   #4
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i remembered that we hauled a "davis trencher" on it once. didnt even feel it behind!



and single axle has less anti sway to.. might need an anti sway setup if you go single.
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:22 PM   #5
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I nixed the tilt trailer. Tried it and it tilts before the back wheels get on. So my quest is now for a roe dolly. 2 were on craigslist and sold in under a day. I need to move fast.
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:20 PM   #6
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what about renting a car?
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:04 PM   #7
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I found a car dolly on craigslist for $400. I called uhaul and they wanted $350 for a week. It use to belong to Penske. Some guy bought it painted it and sold it to me. I think it will work great.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:05 PM   #8
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sounds good. just remember not to leave the park brake on :P Only lady around here put the car on the dolly, did it up, left it in park. the class A pulled it around the block and down the road and dragged the poor tires right off of it!
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:29 PM   #9
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Thanks for the reminder. I'll make sure the brake is off.
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