2 car trailer question
Posted 05-01-2019 02:07 PM
I have a 28' V-Nose enclosed trailer and while I haven't technically had 2 SM's in it, 1 SM and a Polaris Ranger (about 2' shorter than a SM) is a very tight fit.
Not sure if 2 SM's would fit without touching and if they did it would be pretty difficult to strap. I would recommend something a few fit longer (especially if it is a V-Nose) if you plan on hauling 2 cars regularly.
Posted 05-01-2019 02:56 PM
Considering the Miata is about 13' in length, a 28' trailer is probably going to be the absolute minimum. Even then, you'll probably need to use wheel nets to secure the cars due to how little room you'll have - http://www.macscusto.../Tie-Down-Packs
You could also get a stacker but I know little about those...
Posted 05-01-2019 07:59 PM
Don't forget about the tools, tires, etc. Two cars means twice the race tires and wheels. Most two axle trailers are not going to have the payload capacity necessary to haul two miatas and gear. If you can swing it, a 24' stacker is much more ideal. Lots of room for cars and gear and a lift at the track. You are everyone's friend suddenly. My next choice would be a gooseneck. 40' or better. Either way a stout tow vehicle is a necessity. The logistics of moving multiple cars at once is substantial.
For tie downs in limited space - etrack on the floor with clip in tie downs works great. Strap either to the tow hooks or over the top wheels. Over the wheels can be a bear though as it is hard to get the straps over the top of the tire with such low cars and not much room to work with on the side of the car.
Iron Canyon Motorsports
Posted 05-01-2019 10:11 PM
- Tom Sager and callumhay like this
Posted 05-02-2019 07:08 AM
Posted 05-02-2019 08:46 AM
Back in the early days of SM, Tom Kraft used two open trailers in tandem. Yep, a regular tow hitch ball mounted on the rear of one trailer with a second trailer attached to that. Seemed to work fine but I never saw him trying to back that rig up very far!
Is there a DOT regulation on how many times you can hook trailer to trailer? You see some UPS trucks doing the same thing. Or is doing this just limited by man-balls or natural selection on the road?
Posted 05-05-2019 02:29 PM
Hey Kuch, check with Reed Kryder. He purchased an ATC and has hauled two cars for a number of events. I believe he bought a 40' triple axle gooseneck. I'm sure he'll be happy to share his insights. I have a 28' ATC tag and can't imagine putting two Miatas in it. I used to haul two Stuart Taylors in a 28' tag, but they were only about 11' long per car.
Raw Knuckles Racing
Neohio Region SCCA
Posted 05-06-2019 06:51 AM
Thanks guys,I have to figure out what I'm going to do. For this year we're just going to use two trucks and two trailers but would like to go to a single set up for next year.
Hauling two cars, you're gonna need more truck than that saggy Toyota 1/2 ton
2010 MX-5 T4
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