cannot load car onto my trailer, almost wrecked the car trying


Stephen Cooper
 

does anyone in Santa Cruz county have a proper car trailer with a full width ramp capable of loading my Reliant 3 wheeler to take this weekend to the Concour d'elegance in Ferndale?
Otherwise I have to drive it there and back 360 miles each way!
I'm 75 next month and the drive is not appealing to me.  I have my Chrysler Town and Country all fitted our for pulling a trailer with a GVW of 3500lb.  My car only weighs 960 lbs.


Lou
 

   
   
   
Hi Stephen,               
    Could you get a tow dolly for a motorcycle   
and hook it to the Reliant's front wheel?  That    
would save the Chrysler road cruiser the weight    
of the trailer.  Lower center of gravity.         
    Plan "B":  Remove the Chrysler's deck lid   
and back seat so the Reliant would fit in.  That   
would save bridge toll for more than 2 axles.   
[Please take plan "B" with a bit of levity.]             
    Want to borrow my cat trailer trailer to    
realize how small your Chrysler is?  Tail wags    
the Dog.        
        Lou           
   
   
       
   
   
   

On 9/8/2022 8:52 AM, Stephen Cooper wrote:
does anyone in Santa Cruz county have a proper car trailer with a full width ramp capable of loading my Reliant 3 wheeler to take this weekend to the Concour d'elegance in Ferndale?
Otherwise I have to drive it there and back 360 miles each way!
I'm 75 next month and the drive is not appealing to me.  I have my Chrysler Town and Country all fitted our for pulling a trailer with a GVW of 3500lb.  My car only weighs 960 lbs.


Lou
 

   
   
   
   
   
Hi Stephen,               
    I've seen two styles of bike totes in action and pictured them below.       
   
    The above attaches the front wheel to the tow vehicle.   
   
    The trailer below holds the front wheel upright.       
       
   
    If the Reliant can be towed at freeway speed    
with out damage, you might think about making    
a tow bar that attaches to your front wheel so    
the Reliant will follow in line.  The longer the tow    
bar the straighter the tow.  Make it just short    
enough to stow in the Chrysler trunk.              
   
    A tilt bed trailer is another option but be sure   
you have plenty of tongue weight.  
   
    In all cases be sure you cross link two safety chains.       
            
    Have fun at Ferndale!            Lou                     
       
   
       
   
   
   
   
   
   

On 9/8/2022 7:22 PM, Stephen Cooper wrote:
is there such a thing as a motorcycle tow dolly

On Thu, Sep 8, 2022 at 12:44 PM Lou <c1937@...> wrote:
   
   
   
Hi Stephen,               
    Could you get a tow dolly for a motorcycle   
and hook it to the Reliant's front wheel?  That    
would save the Chrysler road cruiser the weight    
of the trailer.  Lower center of gravity.         
    Plan "B":  Remove the Chrysler's deck lid   
and back seat so the Reliant would fit in.  That   
would save bridge toll for more than 2 axles.   
[Please take plan "B" with a bit of levity.]             
    Want to borrow my cat trailer trailer to    
realize how small your Chrysler is?  Tail wags    
the Dog.        
        Lou           
   
   
       
   
   
   
On 9/8/2022 8:52 AM, Stephen Cooper wrote:
does anyone in Santa Cruz county have a proper car trailer with a full width ramp capable of loading my Reliant 3 wheeler to take this weekend to the Concour d'elegance in Ferndale?
Otherwise I have to drive it there and back 360 miles each way!
I'm 75 next month and the drive is not appealing to me.  I have my Chrysler Town and Country all fitted our for pulling a trailer with a GVW of 3500lb.  My car only weighs 960 lbs.



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Byron Brill
 

I’d try some of the rental yards close to you.  I used to be able to rent a small flatbed trailer from a place in Redwood City.  Try the independents rather than UHaul.  If it’s only got a pair of ramps, you could just buy a premade wooden ramp for the central wheel from Home Depot.

 

Byron

 

 

 

From: ArcaneAutos@groups.io <ArcaneAutos@groups.io> On Behalf Of Stephen Cooper
Sent: Thursday, September 8, 2022 8:53 AM
To: ArcaneAutos@groups.io
Subject: [ArcaneAutos] cannot load car onto my trailer, almost wrecked the car trying

 

does anyone in Santa Cruz county have a proper car trailer with a full width ramp capable of loading my Reliant 3 wheeler to take this weekend to the Concour d'elegance in Ferndale?
Otherwise I have to drive it there and back 360 miles each way!
I'm 75 next month and the drive is not appealing to me.  I have my Chrysler Town and Country all fitted our for pulling a trailer with a GVW of 3500lb.  My car only weighs 960 lbs.