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Old 01-30-2020, 02:33 PM
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Default Trailers for RV12

I have a question regarding trailers, since I have to keep my RV12 out on the ramp (hanger waiting list), I'll need to get it home to my garage so I can do the newest SB for NLG., fortunately I'm only 5 miles from airport. I have removed wheel pants and measured 82.5" outside to outside of main tires...all of the 7' wide trailers I've seen are only 81.5" wide. I have a welder and have thought about getting a Harbor Freight trailer and modifying it and putting 10" or 12" tires on it, this is the way it looks like I'm heading...I'd like to know if any of you have come up with a trailering solution. If they actually made the trailers 7' wide (84") it wouldn't be much of a problem except for making a wing rack....Thanks, Bob
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Old 01-30-2020, 05:56 PM
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You might be able to store your wings in someone's hanger. Wings don't take up much room...
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Old 01-30-2020, 09:49 PM
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I rented a trailer from Cat rental it was 81 inchs wide. worked great.

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Old 01-31-2020, 06:48 AM
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Those are the kind of trailers I was looking at, I'm thinking that with wings off the load is reduced on main gear so that 81" of width is good...I put a board against the outboard edge of my main wheels and measured 82.5"...thanks for the picture.
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