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Old 10-09-2010, 12:27 PM   #29
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If you are concerned that the trailer might be too hard to tow consider this. Shortening the trailer shell and frame might lighten it by 500 pounds which is negligible. The reduction in air drag will be practically nothing. So it will not make a significant difference to the ability of your car to tow it.

What will make a difference is what you add. Today's trailers weight at least twice as much, for the same length. But today's trailers are much more elaborately equipped.

If you rebuild your 1956 as it was originally, and resist the urge to add big water tanks, holding tanks, marble counter tops etc. it should tow just fine. Think of it as building an airplane where every ounce of weight counts.

Living in the trailer park of sense, looking out the window at a tornado of stupidity.
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:59 AM   #30
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It can be done...

Here's a recent listing on Knoxville, TN craigslist: DRASTICALLY reduced!!! AIRSTREAM custom built 20'
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:10 AM   #31
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I know what you mean about wanting a small trailer....
BUT You wouldn't think of short'in the Pontiac??
Good luck...I'd like to see pictures when it's done.

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