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Cool My New Trailer!

I've been wanting one of these for over a year now. I found a good deal on a used one and we agreed on a price today. I pick it up next weekend. Can't wait!

I forgot to take pictures when I looked at it yesterday, but this one is very similar. It's going to be a blast at the track!!!







I found out yesterday the local dealer has an 03 RC in the crate. It would be a perfect Christmas if I could swing that! It would be nice, but low priority. The next missing piece is finding a scooter or dirt bike for a pit bike.
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Bastid!!! I want one of those now. Just a bit bigger though. Perhaps a 48' 5thwheel version.D

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WOW! Verrrry nice!! I've got the perfect parking spot at BHF for that puppy....

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Sweet. Tell me how it trailers. If it's a bit wobbly, I can set you up on weight distribution and dynamic sway control.

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Sweet. Tell me how it trailers. If it's a bit wobbly, I can set you up on weight distribution and dynamic sway control.
Thanks Dave! The trailer comes with a special hitch and torsion bars. But the owner mentioned that I should get an electronic brake actuator installed. Let me know if you have any tips on that. I'm going to need a special plug too, the plug for the lights is a very big round plug, he said it was standard but it looked pretty big. Do you guys have those at your shop?

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dude sweet trailer!!!!!!!!!!!

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The plug was most likely a 7 round plug. They come standard on some trucks/suv's these days. You can buy a 4flat >7 round convertor plug at any auto parts store.
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The plug was most likely a 7 round plug. They come standard on some trucks/suv's these days. You can buy a 4flat >7 round convertor plug at any auto parts store.
Thanks. It seemed larger than the other round plugs I've seen but you're probably right. Thanks.
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Thanks Dave! The trailer comes with a special hitch and torsion bars. But the owner mentioned that I should get an electronic brake actuator installed. Let me know if you have any tips on that. I'm going to need a special plug too, the plug for the lights is a very big round plug, he said it was standard but it looked pretty big. Do you guys have those at your shop?
Yeah, it probably uses a RV seven way. Brake controller. All of it no problem. He gave you the hitch and all too? That would be great. Saves you about $350. Hopefully, the hitch is adjustable for height. Vehicles are all a bit different as to how high each receiver is because of tires, etc. Regardless, a tandem axle trailer has a ball height of about 20 inches. So, when you put the special hitch in, the top of the ball needs to be about 20 inches high. If it's not adjustable, then you'll need to get one that does.

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Yeah, it probably uses a RV seven way. Brake controller. All of it no problem. He gave you the hitch and all too? That would be great. Saves you about $350. Hopefully, the hitch is adjustable for height. Vehicles are all a bit different as to how high each receiver is because of tires, etc. Regardless, a tandem axle trailer has a ball height of about 20 inches. So, when you put the special hitch in, the top of the ball needs to be about 20 inches high. If it's not adjustable, then you'll need to get one that does.
Yeah, I saw the hitch. It's big, slides into the receiver, has its own ball and then two bars that attach somewhere to the trailer. Didn't look like it adjusted though.

My poor Sub. It's suppose to have the towing package but I've already gone through two tranny's with it--but that's probably more because of my lead foot and having to be at top speed all the time. I'm going to check, but if it doesn't have an extra trans cooler I'm going to install one and a trans temp guage.

I'm stoked. Did I mention it comes with a nice Honda generator too?
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What year is the Sub? It might need more than the trans cooler. What you should do is call Kilpatrick Engine and Transmission in Waukesha. 549-1968. Tell 'em what you're gonna do, tell 'em I told you to call them about your trans. Don can tell you if there is a shift kit or something that should be done to make it live. Two Transmissions? My '89 Ford van is still going strong with 360k miles. Still has the stock trans. What's up with that?

You will not be using overdrive with the new trailer. And you might be limited to the speed limit.

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What year is the Sub? It might need more than the trans cooler. What you should do is call Kilpatrick Engine and Transmission in Waukesha. 549-1968. Tell 'em what you're gonna do, tell 'em I told you to call them about your trans. Don can tell you if there is a shift kit or something that should be done to make it live. Two Transmissions? My '89 Ford van is still going strong with 360k miles. Still has the stock trans. What's up with that?

You will not be using overdrive with the new trailer. And you might be limited to the speed limit.
Hehehe, I had Kilpatrick do the first one!

It's a 93 and yeah, in the past I've had it mashed to the floor for hours on end. I need to learn a little patience off the track.

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If they, did the first one, then you're just not going to keep a trans under her.

A 93 is a bit harder to put a brake controller on. Chevy did not supply any wiring, so we'll have to run the wiring ourselves. Still shouldn't be a big problem, it will just take longer.

With the trailer, you'll probably always have your foot into it. It's just not going to go very fast.

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Great Jack, now just swing by Algonquin and look for the guy standing next to his gixxer hitchhiking to the next trackday.

That looks awesome man!
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Nice trailer. You going to track days or RVing with that thing.

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