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Old 03-28-2007, 08:50 AM
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Re: Show us your trailer setup pictures

Hey Steven, just make sure you get one that is big enough to begin with, they fill up fast and then your thinking I wish I would have gotten that one that was a lil bigger.

I am putting a finished ceiling in mine, as most of these trailers just have the roof bows in them and the bare roof is exposed inside and it gets hot inside, so I an insulating and finishing the ceiling in mine....will get some pics and post em of the progress and post later.
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:57 AM
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The smaller trailer would work fine initially. However, if you stay in the hobby you will eventually move to larger planes and the 5x8 won't be satisfactory. IMHO a 6x12 is a good compromise. Mine, at that size, carries a 40%, a 35% and all the other stuff in a locker I built across the front (sun tent, chairs, plane covers, etc....). Also, each step larger means lower gas mileage. Good luck with whatever you do.
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:54 PM
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Just had this though tonight and havnet completly thought it out (yet) as some of you know im a studfent and dont make that much $$ thus i tend to prefer cheaper items what would you think of an old horse trailler that had the vents blooked off with metal plate welded on (yes it would look like)
But it should work right? and how big a plane do you think i could carry in somthing like that..?

somthing like this- http://cgi.ebay.com/Two-Horse-Traile...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 03-28-2007, 05:45 PM
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20x8'6" Classic. Went on and got the big one the first time. Easy to run out of space. A/c ,50amp electrical panel/ shore cord , floresent lights, recepticals, built in cabinets, insulated walls and ceiling,12 volt lite system, white vinyl walls and ceiling,5 star aluminum wheels,18' awning and best of all , back-up lites. Makes a big diff at night.

97 Ford F350 crewcab to pull it. 7.3 diesel for a lot of grunt power.
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:12 PM
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That is one SHARP outfit there man, nice lookin trailer....and a good truck to pull it with, gotta love those powerstroke diesels !
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:23 PM
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i bought a 6 X 12 with a V-nose last year and love the way it works for me. 14' to the nose and 6' tall on the inside it will haul 2 40% planes and a couple smaller ones with all the needed stuff in the front storage trunk i built in the V. the V nose is worth the extra $$ due to the way it goes through the air. it pulls much better than the flat nosed one i had before. it cost around 3100.00 new.

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Old 03-28-2007, 10:47 PM
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Hey Randy, see your from Mayfield, another Ky boy here now
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:00 PM
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steven

that would work for ya at first, but that horse trailer is built heavy to haul a lot of wieght (horses) you won't get very good gas mileage with that trailer and it will pull hard. if you do not have a long way to go with it, should work but you may be able to find a used single axel trailer for around $1000 or less that would need a little work.
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:10 PM
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also you want a little manuviering space inside. You don't want to step on or bump into a stab or wing and break it.
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Old 03-29-2007, 05:12 AM
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good point about mooving around i was thinkinf of a set up wear i wouldnt realy walk around planes, 3 shfls that areopen in the back for planes obe slid in and out and are then secured with bujies and have all the tools and that uip front (id have to go in through the side door to get to it....)
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:26 AM
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:20 AM
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Geez I guess you "get by". I'm trying to figure out how to get two 40% in a 5x10 Wells Fargo and stuff like that just makes me sick!! Seriously, that is a sweet setup

Stupid neighberhood requirments...no trailers on driveways means my airplane rig has to fit in the garage!
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:12 AM
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Ok, here are some update pics....worked for a couple of days getting this done...my dad and my son Brendan did most all the work, I supervised from my wheelchair.....kinda agrevated me not being able to get up there and do it myself lol.....but we got it done, still have to trim out the sides, going to do some electrical work first before closing everything up.

Here is a pic of the furring strips we put up to have something to fasten the ceiling to and the first 3 pieces of insulation...
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all the insulation is up and a few pieces of tile board...
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Here is the finished insulated ceiling...going to wait to finish out the sides at the ceiling after i get some electrical outlets and stuff done, then will close everything up...
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Just as Walt having Boomer as his shop foreman, I have two, and from the looks of both of them they were glad it was all done and over with lol...
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Old 03-31-2007, 09:45 PM
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heres mine. just got home with it. after pics comming. 6x10 with ramp rear door with up asst. side door, 3/4 ply floor, 3/8 sides, roof vent, interior light, rear stabilizers for when unhooked.and not a rivet on it. all ss screws. i looked at every manufacture out there, and there are a lot. this was the best quality at the best price. 2300 out the door going to paint inside white and do the floor in checkerboard looks good. man no more braking the tailfeathers in and out of the van
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Old 04-06-2007, 05:26 PM
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update pic. started to work on the trailer. planes not mounted yet. so i threw a couple in for the pic cant seem to find channel stock
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