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 Mini Trailer

 Created by: RogerOtto
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Dec 2, 2022 03:06PM Willie_B  
Dec 2, 2022 02:55PM RogerOtto Edited: Dec 2, 2022 02:56PM 
Nov 17, 2022 10:02AM 6464s Edited: Nov 17, 2022 10:04AM 
Nov 16, 2022 05:00PM RogerOtto  
Nov 15, 2022 11:22AM Spitz  
Nov 15, 2022 05:06AM RogerOtto  
Nov 14, 2022 07:40PM Willie_B Edited: Nov 14, 2022 07:41PM 
Nov 14, 2022 03:21PM RogerOtto  
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 Posted: Dec 2, 2022 03:06PM
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For tire straps on the tow dolly you will not find any that will cradle the tire for our small tire sizes. I bought a regular size then picked apart the stitching for the cross parts and had them re-attached for 10" tires, sewn at a shoe repair place that had a machine that would do that. So all in a bit over $100 to buy and modify the straps. Now I think I would be ok with just a flat strap right over the center of the tire. That is how my trailer is set-up and it works fine. Just remember that after a couple of miles to stop and check the strap tightness after the car has moved a bit. First time I used a tow dolly I forgot to release the hand brake after loading. I found out one side rear brake was very good and the locked tire burned completely through a new tire in 10 miles. The only con is you cannot back up very far at all with one, you can a small distance but not far.

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: Dec 2, 2022 02:55PM
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I visited the Apogee dealer near me.

The folding feature is very easy and would easily fit in my garage.
i do not like the price!
The 6x10 unit is $6500.

email me if you want to see my full write-up.

i may need to check out the EZE-TOW tow dolly which can stand upright.
Any “cons” for a tow dolly for a classic mini?

Roger Williams
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 Posted: Nov 17, 2022 10:02AM
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I like it. Looks like a well thought out design and versatile trailer. Front on the tongue. Getting the canoe racks, you probably can make a light weight enclosure.

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Check this out - foldable trailer!  Perfect for a garage.

https://www.apogeetrailers.com

5x10, 6x10, 6x12   Carries ~ 2200 lbs.

there is a dealer near me.
I will check this out next week and provide an update.

Roger Williams
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Not sure if this is long enough:
https://ca.stingertrailer.com/product/can-am-combo/?gclid=CjwKCAiAjs2bBhACEiwALTBWZSbAmFLcuXiZQs_W8xxo_EwfgXwjIILmtl5aWVb_kftMT1xyUwRA4hoCqKYQAvD_BwE

 

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I did see this trailer on Kendonusa but was not sure it was suitable due to its 9’ length.  The price is ~$5K.  I will take a second look at it.  Thanks Willie_B.

Roger Williams
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 Posted: Nov 14, 2022 07:40PM
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https://www.kendonusa.com/collections/stand-up-folding-trailers/products/utility-trailer-folding-multi-purpose-utility-trailers.

I know someone that has one. Has towed his moke and mini on it.

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

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Looking for a trailer I can store in my garage.  No more than 15’ total length.
I only need it to haul my Mk1 mini.
you all know the dimensions.

Tilta Trailers out of Australia looks to be the best but they have no US distributors.

what options might I have?

Roger Williams
1966 Austin Cooper S
LHD, WET, Personal Export