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Rum_Pirate
09-26-2018, 02:21 PM
Looking for a new aluminum trailer to transport a vehicle for short distances max +/-110 miles.

Overall Lengh: 3325 mm or 131"
Overall Width: 1660 mm or 66"
base curb weight: +/-1,450 lbs

Saw Aluma trailers https://www.alumaklm.com/7800-tandem-utility-trailer-models which I think would suit me perfectly.

https://www.alumaklm.com/components/com_redshop/assets/images/product/thumb/1450115981_7816-tandem-utility-trailer-models_w270_h148.jpg


Model
Weight
Bed Size
Tires


7812
1025#
77.5" x 144"
14"




However have tried to get a cost.

I phoned (two dealers), emailed and used their web site message facility.

Would probably purchase from a Florida based dealer (factory does not sell direct.) as it would have to be shipped from Miami.

To date nada, nothing, zilch.

Can anyone suggest a close alternative?

robm
09-26-2018, 02:25 PM
Is there no one on the island that can fabricate one for you? It might be a lot cheaper, given the taxes and duties you pay on imports.

Breakaway
09-26-2018, 03:01 PM
As an aside, I want to say that these trailer info requests seem to often come with the caveat of, " Only used twice a year, " or, " Only used for 100 miles at a time."

Makes no difference how far you go or how often you use it: the trailer needs to be up to the task of carrying the load. Period. The safety of those with whom we share the road depends upon it. We cannot decide for them that a lesser trailer will, " get us by."

End of rant. ( Not picking on you Rummy, just taking advantage of the opportunity)

Kevin

Garret
09-26-2018, 03:02 PM
Aluminum car trailers - while nice are plenty spendy. Around here one can get a steel trailer for 1/2 the price of aluminum.

Rum_Pirate
09-26-2018, 03:13 PM
Is there no one on the island that can fabricate one for you? It might be a lot cheaper, given the taxes and duties you pay on imports.

At +/-US$2500. Unfortunately no it can't. Would have to import wheels, axles, and suspension and towing coupler, winches etc etc.

Chris Smith porter maine
09-26-2018, 03:16 PM
Would a car dolly work, it would probably be half the money.

Rum_Pirate
09-26-2018, 03:17 PM
As an aside, I want to say that these trailer info requests seem to often come with the caveat of, " Only used twice a year, " or, " Only used for 100 miles at a time."

Makes no difference how far you go or how often you use it: the trailer needs to be up to the task of carrying the load. Period. The safety of those with whom we share the road depends upon it. We cannot decide for them that a lesser trailer will, " get us by."

End of rant. ( Not picking on you Rummy, just taking advantage of the opportunity)

Kevin
As per OP the vehicle to be carried specs are:
Overall Lengh: 3325 mm or 131"
Overall Width: 1660 mm or 66"
base curb weight: +/-1,450 lbs

The trailer would likely be used at least twice or more a week.

Prefer aluminum as steel seems to disappear as soon as the salt laden air here touches it. LOL

PeterSibley
09-26-2018, 07:32 PM
Or as mentioned above, build your own. A car trailer would be easy enough, no messy roller mountings to weld on.
My attempt.23564

Paul Pless
09-26-2018, 07:36 PM
Looking for a new aluminum trailer to transport a vehicle for short distances max +/-110 miles.where will one drive 110 miles on an island that is 18 miles long by 5 miles wide?

Garret
09-26-2018, 07:37 PM
Laps. Daytona is only 2.5 miles...

Rum_Pirate
09-26-2018, 07:38 PM
Oops a typo should be 10 miles. LOL

Art Haberland
09-26-2018, 07:45 PM
sad to say, when I was looking for somebody to repair my boat trailer.. I ran into the same problem. I called every welding shop in the area and left voice mail, I left emails, I sent inquires through their websites.. nada. Nobody even bothered to send an email back saying "not interested". I finally found one of the best welders in the area (who probably trained all the others) and he was not surprised. He is not sure how those folk stay in business, but it means more work for him.

PeterSibley
09-26-2018, 07:57 PM
Can you weld RP?

Rum_Pirate
09-26-2018, 08:32 PM
Can you weld RP? yes, but badly. LOL
ihave a good friend that welds well. :rolleyes:

PeterSibley
09-26-2018, 09:08 PM
Some scrap, a box of new electrodes and Youtube can do wonders for your skill level.

It did for mine.

hawkeye54
09-26-2018, 09:18 PM
RP, I also visit the Factory Five forum, on there they give good marks to "Serpent Express" trailers (I have no connection). There appear to be multiple configurations available.





Rick

katey
09-26-2018, 10:22 PM
I -love- my Aluma trailer. I have hauled tons of hay. Boats. A tractor. Untold mattresses for friends. Sheep. Two goats, all the way across the US (converted it to a covered wagon with stock panels, tarp, carpet, and welded wire).

Rum_Pirate
09-27-2018, 07:39 AM
I -love- my Aluma trailer. I have hauled tons of hay. Boats. A tractor. Untold mattresses for friends. Sheep. Two goats, all the way across the US (converted it to a covered wagon with stock panels, tarp, carpet, and welded wire).
Which model do you have?

Rum_Pirate
09-27-2018, 09:13 AM
First reply comes in :

$5095.00 pick-up FL.
$300.00 delivery.

Paul Pless
09-27-2018, 09:15 AM
Whatís the vehicle that you need to transport?

Rum_Pirate
09-27-2018, 09:30 AM
Would a car dolly work, it would probably be half the money. That might be a workable solution. Will investigate. Thanks Y>

Rum_Pirate
09-27-2018, 09:50 AM
What’s the vehicle that you need to transport? Vehicles - Mokes


https://drivy.imgix.net/uploads/originals/3c4efa6a3bbb491e26d3a0ef1dcd2753.jpeg?auto=format% 2Cenhance%2Ccompress&dpr=1&h=440

amish rob
09-27-2018, 09:53 AM
Laps. Daytona is only 2.5 miles...
You think you can turn left better than me?

Peace,
Robertman

Paul Pless
09-27-2018, 09:54 AM
towbar. . .

23592

amish rob
09-27-2018, 10:01 AM
Multiple towbars.

Make a Moke Train.

Moke That Train...

Peace,
Bob

Rum_Pirate
09-27-2018, 10:49 AM
towbar. . .

23592Gotta a link?

Would love to see more about that attachment and where it connects.

Rum_Pirate
09-27-2018, 10:50 AM
Multiple towbars.

Make a Moke Train.

Moke That Train...

Peace,
Bob My Mini Moke has a small tow bar on back bumper. A train would be interesting.

More so if one had to reverse for any reason. LOL

amish rob
09-27-2018, 10:52 AM
My Mini Moke has a small tow bar on back bumper. A train would be interesting.

More so if one had to reverse for any reason. LOL


We NEED video of the Moke train.

Peace,
Robert

P.S. Get enough Mokes, and you might could start a retirement business ferrying cruise ship passengers around your little chunk of heaven.

All aboard the Moke Train! :)

Paul Pless
09-27-2018, 11:01 AM
Stacked Mini Mike Train.

23604

Garret
09-27-2018, 11:06 AM
The lower deck is seriously lacking in headroom - but which end's the front?

amish rob
09-27-2018, 11:21 AM
Thatís it.

Rum Pirateís Double Decker Moke Train.

Peace,
Double Genius, Intensified

Rum_Pirate
09-27-2018, 12:08 PM
Stacked Mini Mike Train.

23604

LOL. I just sent that to somebody only yesterday showing how they could ship two mokes to St.Kitts.

Phil Y
09-27-2018, 04:35 PM
A frames for towing are very common. On a moke you could weld a couple of lugs on the front bumper. Job done.

Stiletto
09-27-2018, 08:56 PM
Gotta a link?

Would love to see more about that attachment and where it connects.

That pic that Paul put up is from a YouTube video which shows the connection to the suspension arms by chain and shackle at 46seconds in.


https://youtu.be/ZkTN_P7czhE