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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Snowmobile or cargo trailer

I did my research and narrowed it down to below options:

1- Snowmobile trailer Avalanche Trailers Snowmobile Trailers by Lightning
It's super light, but a bit wider than I like, and height is only 5'2". $3500 delivered.

2- Cargo Alum trailer Cargo Trailers Cargo Trailers by Lightning
They only have 6x12 in stock, I wanted 6x10 so my M3 won't struggle with it. For reference I'm currently hauling a 6x10 open steel trailer (curb weight ~900lbs). M3 handles it fine but would like to keep the weight and size reasonable. $3990 delivered. 6x10 is $200 cheaper but I need to wait for a month on one.


Any pros/cons on either option for an enclosed light trailer? Which one makes more sense for the track?

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6x10. You'll want the extra space.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 07:10 AM
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The snowmobile trailer uses those tiny donut wheels. Ugh. The 6x10 uses at least 14 inch wheels, a much better choice IMHO. And you'll really miss the height if you go the snowmobile route.
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Cargo trailer for sure.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, thank you guys!

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USED IRONHORSE TRAILER!!! I found it rides smoooooth, cuts through the wind, gives great gas mileage and I can haul it with 2 bikes and gear using a 6 cylinder car. GOOD LUCK YOU WILL LIKE IT!!!!
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Thoughts on using the Sprinter Van?
I wanted something light to haul with my M3. I prefer not to get a dedicated vehicle for just hauling my track bike. Math did not add up money wise (insurance, depreciation, etc...).

@frankrca I did find a used IRONHORSE 2h away for $5k (prob worth $3k), it weighs 855lbs (very close my options above), much less space than other options. And way more expensive.

It sucks that cargo trailer does not have a ramp. I'm trying to get one with a ramp made, but it will take months.
Snowmobile single sled comes with 15" wheels, dual sled comes with 10". Maybe @the_gooch knows this hobby too well, open MT3 light trailer seems like the best option. But it sucks when it rains and I cannot leave my stuff in it overnight.

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I wanted something light to haul with my M3. I prefer not to get a dedicated vehicle for just hauling my track bike. Math did not add up money wise (insurance, depreciation, etc...).

@frankrca I did find a used IRONHORSE 2h away for $5k (prob worth $3k), it weighs 855lbs (very close my options above), much less space than other options. And way more expensive.

It sucks that cargo trailer does not have a ramp. I'm trying to get one with a ramp made, but it will take months.
Snowmobile single sled comes with 15" wheels, dual sled comes with 10". Maybe @the_gooch knows this hobby too well, open MT3 light trailer seems like the best option. But it sucks when it rains and I cannot leave my stuff in it overnight.
You could rid yourself of your 4 wheeled hotrod, then you'll find a whole new set of economical options.

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You could rid yourself of your 4 wheeled hotrod, then you'll find a whole new set of economical options.
Not an option. I spent 2 days installing a euro hitch and wiring it. I can haul my MTB easily with bike hitch adapter. My M3 is way too practical and fun to replace it with anything else. Only alternative is X5M or Cayman, so I end up with $50k on top of my M3. I would rather spend few thousands on a trailer

I was considering replacing M3 with a Ford Raptor. But I did not like it as my daily driver coming from an M car. While I don't mod or as passionate about cars now, but I do appreciate a practical fun car as my DD.

The fiberglass trailer you found in Atlanta was perfect, too bad seller was inpatient and sold it to someone local.

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