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I own a thing, or, racing is still expensive.

The real reason I went out to Tucson was to take delivery of the trailer I ordered about six weeks ago. As a result, after only 14 years I own a trailer that both has enough axles and isn’t primarily held together by rust. It took me awhile to find a manufacturer that made exactly what I wanted, but I’m a pretty happy camper that I finally did. I don’t miss my rusty-ass old trailer at all.

The trailer is basically Carson’s standard 16ft open-center car hauler with brakes on one axle, but six inches narrower. I checked the option boxes for the breakaway kit, spare tire and mount, and 4" drop axles. Combined with the dove tail at the rear, I think the drop axles will make easy work of loading low clearance things like racecars. I went with the white wheels on red to match the race car’s color scheme. For $2600, I think I’m pretty happy with it.

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While I’ve got a few planned improvements, I think it is going to work really well. As a bonus, the F150 got 24mpg from El Paso to Tucson with the cruise set at 82mph, and 18mpg towing on the way back with the cruise set at 80mph. While the trailer wasn’t loaded, I’ll take that fuel mileage. Most of the trucks I’ve owned in the past didn’t get 18mpg coasting downhill unloaded, much less towing anything.

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