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Old 01-12-2014, 06:41 PM   #376
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The 440cid in it mysteriously stayed with me though.
Hmm! Bet that was fun to get out.
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:14 PM   #377
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It's a yellow and white box van. Thought you might like it.
Not sure if it crosses a line regarding ins and regi, in your state?
I could bring the whole family in that!

To bad it wouldn't fit in the driveway.....
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:20 PM   #378
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Hmm! Bet that was fun to get out.
Yeah. I didn't have enough head room in my garage to lift it out. Ended up taking the front end of van off. With a grinder.
I took it out with the trans, too.
The rest of the van had pretty much rotted away. I bet 20% of the sheet metal was gone. Sure made it fast, though. It was only an E-block but it still wasted mustangs on the street.

I just noticed the turbines on the yamahauler. I have mine stacked in corner of garage, right in front of the 440.
I miss my old cargo vans. They were/are my favorite type of vehicle. Unfortunately the other half isn't so keen on them.
I'm having a good time with my cube van so I can't complain too much.
I'm excited to see the upcoming project.
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:23 PM   #379
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I could bring the whole family in that!

To bad it wouldn't fit in the driveway.....
Hmm, the whole family?
You're looking for a 4 door?

That'll be my next one as well.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:56 AM   #380
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With much trepidation I listed it for sale, took me a few days to do it

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Old 01-14-2014, 07:33 PM   #381
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This rig is made for the ultimate selfish bastard and his son. Just finished the whole report, your amazing.
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:03 PM   #382
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This rig is made for the ultimate selfish bastard and his son. Just finished the whole report, your amazing.
+1 excellent build can't wait to see the new build
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:39 PM   #383
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I could bring the whole family in that!

To bad it wouldn't fit in the driveway.....
Yeah- like to see the look on your wife's face when you start backing that in!

BEEP- BEEP- BEEP- BEEP
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:22 AM   #384
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I've always wanted to reprogram those back up alarms so they played the riff from "Ironman" by Sabbath.
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:20 PM   #385
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"This rig is made for the ultimate selfish bastard and his son."

I will take that as the highest compliment


"Yeah- like to see the look on your wife's face when you start backing that in!

BEEP- BEEP- BEEP- BEEP "


After 30 yrs married she has come to accept what comes in the driveway or garage...took awhile though!

I at one point had a 5th wheel camper that I had bought at a RV dealer, it was in this huge field and although seemed big I had no idea how big until I tried to back it into my driveway....didn't fit! I was able to get it in after some landscape improvements though
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:31 AM   #386
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This thread was a great read, thanks for posting so much good info ! Looking forward to your next project.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:49 AM   #387
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Just finished reading the thread myself, nice job!
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:48 AM   #388
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:07 PM   #389
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Sometimes bigger may actually be better ?????

Hi All, just want to put in my $0.02 on this topic.
First off we purchased and towed a 14 foot covered trailer all over the USA. It contained our R1200 Beemers and support stuff. With our 2006 crew cab F250 Ford this trailer proved to be a totally unmanageable rig when attempting to back up. By the time I saw the trailer was off center it was too late and I would have to pull forward to straighten it all out. Our Ford just couldn't out-turn that (short) 14 foot trailer.
Our 2009 Rig at Cape Hatteras


Maneuvering our 16 foot open trailer is a different story. This trailer is totally managable with any of our tow vehicles (long or short) due to the longer tongue length, etc. Live and learn, and if I had it to do over I would have gotten a 16 foot covered trailer, instead of that 14 foot.
Our 16 foot open trailer with load


I'm just saying that if you find you have to back in to narrow small spaces you might actually be better served by a trailer that has a longer tongue length.
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:16 PM   #390
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Hi All, just want to put in my $0.02 on this topic.
First off we purchased and towed a 14 foot covered trailer all over the USA. It contained our R1200 Beemers and support stuff. With our 2006 crew cab F250 Ford this trailer proved to be a totally unmanageable rig when attempting to back up. By the time I saw the trailer was off center it was too late and I would have to pull forward to straighten it all out. Our Ford just couldn't out-turn that (short) 14 foot trailer.
Our 2009 Rig at Cape Hatteras


Maneuvering our 16 foot open trailer is a different story. This trailer is totally managable with any of our tow vehicles (long or short) due to the longer tongue length, etc. Live and learn, and if I had it to do over I would have gotten a 16 foot covered trailer, instead of that 14 foot.
Our 16 foot open trailer with load


I'm just saying that if you find you have to back in to narrow small spaces you might actually be better served by a trailer that has a longer tongue length.
Cheers
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I had the exact same experience going from our snowmobile trailer, which was a breeze to backup...



to our 14' utility trailer, which was touchy to backup and jack knifed easily because of the short tongue...



if you look real close, you'll see there's no plastic end caps on my bumper, they've been busted off both sides from jack knifing the trailer, even though I tried to be super careful.

We also went your direction in the "bigger is better" and bought this...



backing up is easy now with the bikes in the garage, and even easier with the Edge hooked up. We don't backup.
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