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Just wondering what's the smallest enclosed trailer size that 2 cars can fit into?
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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. 

 

 



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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...


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I've done two cars in my 24', need to use ramps to overlap the cars a little.


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Don’t overlook load ratings for axels and available wheels & tires. Even ignoring other issues from overloading, blowing tires is a very real problem.
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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. 


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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!
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Kuch, talk to Mike Novak. I think his trailer is a 30' and it's just enough to fit both cars and tires. They tow with the RV so that's where they keep most of the tools. Anyway, he should have some good insight.


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I have a 30' featherlite.  Two cars tied down by the wheels a scooter, trans, and some other items on the floor---tires and extra parts in racking works well. You can do the same with a 28" just even tighter---anything less would be VERY hard.


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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? :)

 

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"The 13 states that allow triple trailers are mostly in the West, where roads are flat and straight: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota and Utah." 


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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.
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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.


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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   :scratchchin:


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Hauling two cars, you're gonna need more truck than that saggy Toyota 1/2 ton   :scratchchin:

 

1/2 ton Toyota, made it to Road America and back without missing a beat.

 

 

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^How long is that trailer?  Would shorter work?

 

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^How long is that trailer?  Would shorter work?

 

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I still have a two car stacker open trailer available. Hauls two Miata's and has plenty of room for more stuff. $4,500.



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I still have a two car stacker open trailer available. Hauls two Miata's and has plenty of room for more stuff. $4,500.

 

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