Converting this “Single Show Truck” hauler back into a 5-6 car “stacker” will be fun and rewarding. Most van trailers have One or two rows of E-track slots running horizontally to attach cargo securing equipment. This 1989 Trailmobile 50 ft auto hauler has vertical rows of E-track slots every two feet along both walls. Adding a second level starts with adding a row of aluminum cargoi bars at the same height from wall to wall for the length of the trailer. Then ramps (decking, floor plate, etc) are secured to the new aluminum crossbars. Unlike auto haulers that use hydraulically positionable ramps to maximize storage efficiency these flat floors require much planning and measuring to ensure damage free vehicle placement. Our planning lead us to the conclusion that one hydraulically positionable 6-8 foot section at the rear entry of the trailer is necessary for us.
A quick video after the initial test fit of the .25 inch 6061 aluminum step plate.
Using some basic geometric shapes drawn to scale on a vinyl cutting program I able to “test fit” the cars into the 50 ft hauler
Hurry up and watch this quick video so I can get out if that hot trailer and wash off my dirty face! A basic introduction to an enclosed stacker trailer.
I used this shell of a 1973 Porsche 914 for the test of the liftgate and newly constructed ramps. With no engine, transaxle or interior it's the lightest vehicle I have. I have a great deal to learn about quick and safe loading. First on the list is,"Get an electrical winch to pull dead cars in."
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