Which Trailer

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  1. Snitrats

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    Looking to buy a trailer for our new Panda, had an A frame on previous Panda but looking at this new one and talking to various A frame fitters I don't fancy the way they are going to butcher the front end, so new knowledge required !
    Which is best the tilt type or the ramp type ?:helpsos: any other information welcome.
     
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    I had a Brian James

    I had a Brian James.. they do several models that would be suitable subject to how much you can tow with your motorhome .. they have a good web site.

    I towed a Brian James twin wheel fully braked trailer with my RV and had a Hyundai Matrix on the trailer. Took me about 30 minutes to load it and secure the straps etc., once on it stayed put until I got to where I was going.... took it to France this year before I sold it.

    Bob
     
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    Not a difficult question but one that does need some consideration
    Tilt types are by far better in operation, and far dearer in purchase price
    due in the main to the hydraulics that usually go with them
    That brings on the question of simplicity, with a ramp trailer there is nothing to go wrong
    except perhaps loosing a ramp, but that would be simply overcome with a temporary plank of wood
    If the hydraulics fail either the car is staying on or staying off the trailer or you need two planks of wood
    Me, Id go Tilting any day of the week:Cool:

    Another very important thing that seems to be overlooked an awful lot, if buying new buy a trailer with GOOD re sale prospects:thumb:
    a purpose built one for your Panda or say Smart car is going to loose a min of 30% of its value on the way home:Doh::Doh:
    One that can be used for say motor sport or general car moving will command a much higher resale value and have a much bigger resale market

    You could however take advantage of the poor resale value of purpose built small car trailers and bag a bargain second hand, but I dont think you will have much to look at re a tilt one, the vast majority have ramps :thumb:
    Again for re saleability stick with the 4 or 5 big names in trailer manf:thumb:
    Geo
     
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    Thanks Goe, good advice, the preferred one at the moment is the Bantam city car trailer at £1395 +vat,although I've seen a tilt on ebay for £1300 all in, but ideally I am looking out for a used name brand bargain !
    I here what you say about devaluation, but if I consider a ' legal 'A frame quotes between £1400 & £1800 you can say goodbye to all of that when you trade your car in. Anyone want a Chris Cox a frame for a small donation ?
     
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    hi,
    sorry to swipe this thread but I'm looking at cars and trailers etc, this has properly been answered else where but can not find it. I'm right in thinking that if I tow a trailer with a car on it that the trailer must be able to carry the max gross weight of that car?.
     
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    in a word NO

    thats the same as saying you would need a trailer capable of carrying the motorhome if it were towed behind
     
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    Brian James AMAX :thumb:
     
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    Agree on Brian James, I have one for my Peugeot 107. The ramps just slide in and out from under the bed and locate without having to lift them off, excellent design.
    BUT, in UK I use my A Frame , far less hassle and it goes in the boot when on site :thumb:
     
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