open trailer for GT350 - what size?

Discussion in 'GT350 and S550 Technical Forum' started by JediRocker, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. JediRocker

    JediRocker TMO Beginner

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    This will be my first time to purchase a car haulin' trailer. What length of open trailer should I get?
     
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    18ft is most common for our cars.

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    billd5string TMO Beginner

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    I recently bought a 20 foot, it’s certainly bigger than needed for my Mustang, but I have other cars to use with it and I used the front 2 feet to mount storage boxes and a winch. So effectively it has 18 feet for the car and an extra 2 feet for support stuff.
     
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    billd5string TMO Beginner

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    That is so cool! And probably well worth the money. The biggest problem with my trailer is the ramp angle is too extreme so I had to buy longer ramps, an even with that, the car I loaded tonight was too close to the front spoiler, and my 18 GT has a lower front spoiler than that car has.
     
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    Are you using raceramps? Of you are you might need to add some wood for the extra lift you need.

    Another member here @honeybadger might have some pics and/or solution for you.
     
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    docs302 TMO Race

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    That's exactly what I was going to say. I have a 21' dove tail open trailer and with the long race ramps it's a piece of cake. I'm low with a splitter and no issues.
     
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    TymeSlayer Tramps like us, Baby we were born to run...

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    I use race ramps with my enclosed 25' Trisport trailer and would tear off the chin spoiler if I didn't. It was a worthwhile investment.
     
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    I know this has been covered before but what race ramps are people using?
     
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    TymeSlayer Tramps like us, Baby we were born to run...

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    Mine are the one piece RR-TR-7-FLP. I can't say enough good about them.

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    Something else to consider.... WIDTH. I had to modify my open trailer to get my GT350 to fit on it. The spare tire mount is on the side of the deck just in front of the right side wheels. I had to modify (trim/grind) the bracket as my front track width (outside of tires) is only one inch narrower than the deck.
    If I was shopping for one today, I'd look to see if there were any with more clearance between the fender wells and a couple more inches on the deck, if possible.
     
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    Featherlite 17’-6”. You’ll need race ramps to load and unload the car
     

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