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Re: Need Firebrier trailering advice
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: January 12, 2018 05:48AM

Ken, Good advice. I have a Ram 1500, which I believe should be sufficient.
Steve

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Re: Need Firebrier trailering advice
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: January 12, 2018 10:50AM

Warren Leveque has an interesting trailer. He made a clear enclosed trailer out of a regular car trailer, that keeps it protected while also showing it off while traveling.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: Need Firebrier trailering advice
Posted by: gmgmtl ()
Date: January 12, 2018 12:33PM

Here is a photo of Warren's transparent trailer. A trailer with a big arsed rock and wind deflector may be sufficient.
GMoore



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Re: Need Firebrier trailering advice
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: January 12, 2018 02:24PM

I'm thinking more seriously about an enclosed trailer. I spoke to a salesman from company called Pro-line who indicated the trailer would be need to be a custom build to accommodate the 83" height of the Firebrier; I would need to remove the side mirrors. Apparently, the standard lengths are 16' and 20', although an 18' is available. He pushed for a 20' length, though I thought 18' was adequate; any recommendations on the length?
Steve

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Re: Need Firebrier trailering advice
Posted by: Chris Lampe ()
Date: January 12, 2018 02:29PM

More's always better, gives you more options to adjust tongue weight for better trailering.

Chris
Rowlett, Tx
NTCA - North Texas Corvair Association
CORSA
'64 Monza 'vert

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Re: Need Firebrier trailering advice
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: January 12, 2018 02:30PM

Can you get by with a standard height if you somehow made the siren easily removable/reinstallable?

'29 Ford Model A Tudor
'61 700 Lakewood 110 4 speed
'69 Monza Convert. 140 Auto.
'70 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 4 speed

Been aircooled since 1973
Northwest Ohio

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Re: Need Firebrier trailering advice
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: January 12, 2018 02:53PM

The roof will carry a siren, beacon light and spotlight, Removal will not be a simple matter, especially the siren, which sits on a steel reinforcement plate, nor the unity spot light, which cannot be easily removed.
Steve

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Re: Need Firebrier trailering advice
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: January 12, 2018 03:43PM

An advantage of an enclosed trailer is that it is also a garage for storage out of the elements.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: Need Firebrier trailering advice
Posted by: eddieb ()
Date: January 12, 2018 04:07PM

Steve another thing with an enclosed trailer is the location of a side door. They are real tight inside and you can barely open the FB door to get out. I've seen this many many times at shows etc. EddieB Dade City,Fl

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Re: Need Firebrier trailering advice
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: January 12, 2018 04:16PM

Opt for the 20' the FC will have to be a little more forward than a car. Also make sure that the axles are NOT centered on the trailer and are biased to the rear. Make sure the trailer is a car trailer and not a utility trailer. The recessed D-ring tie downs are the greatest. E-track on the floor works also as long as it is tied into the frame, the same for the D-rings.

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: Need Firebrier trailering advice
Posted by: RKF ()
Date: January 12, 2018 04:27PM

My 1917 Overland is 6'6" tall so I too needed a trailer with a lot of interior height.

I found a 24' trailer with an 8' ceiling. It is made in Georgia by Anvil.

Hauling my Rampside in the trailer is a piece of cake. I just back the Rampy in to get the proper weight distribution.

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Re: Need Firebrier trailering advice
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: January 12, 2018 06:09PM

RKF Wrote:
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> My 1917 Overland is 6'6" tall so I too needed a
> trailer with a lot of interior height.
>
> I found a 24' trailer with an 8' ceiling. It is
> made in Georgia by Anvil.
>
> Hauling my Rampside in the trailer is a piece of
> cake. I just back the Rampy in to get the proper
> weight distribution.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

No need to back the Rampy in the trailer, know where your axles are on the trailer and put the the balance point of the Rampy just forward of the center of the two axles. What is the balance point of a Rampy? The balance point is about 12" in front of the rear WW. Placed in this manner you should have no issues. I don't back anything into my 24' trailer.

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: Need Firebrier trailering advice
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: January 12, 2018 07:39PM

What a great check list! My gut feeling is I'll have to buy one new, or get really lucky like RKF to find a tall used one. Thanks everyone for the feedback.
Steve

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