I thought I'd post some pictures here of my new race trailer. I designed it and had most of it done for me, that is the welded stuff, while I handled all the paneling, electrical, and interior.
I wanted a small race trailer that would fit in my garage but offer most of the benefits of a full on enclosed race trailer. I wanted a lot of storage for parts, ways to keep tools at hand, power, and "ease of use", that is, a design that would make racing easy.
So what I came up with is built on an 18 ft open trailer with a 7000 lb capacity. It features
- 15 ft car loading area
- 4 water tight under deck storage compartments 6.5 ft x 2.2ft x 1 ft, lockable lids
- A 5 ft x 4 ft x 8 ft box with tools and sleep quarters
- 3000 W power inverter with three marine deep cycle batteries for "self-powering".
- 100 W solar panel for charging with charge controller
- Built in tool cabinet
- Built in stereo/MP3 player W 80W speakers
- Tire rack for 14 tires
- 30 gallon fuel tank with fuel hose for care fueling
- Walk on observation platform
- Hammock supports
- Bike rack for the pit bike
- Fold down aluminum ramps
- Two spare tires
- External 110V hookup
- Internal 12V fluorescent lighting
- Twin bed, full mattress and sheets, pillow
- AC unit, 110V for when trailer is hooked to 110V (inverter system wouldn't power it but for a few hours
- Small 110V 120 psi compressor and 50 ft hose
- Retractable 110V cord on reel, 40 ft
- Window and screen in sleeping quarters
- Electric winch
- Electric lift for tongue
And that is about it. It is an open trailer for the car, but I have plexiglas windows for travel. It gets a lot of looks in the paddock for sure. The best compliment came from Jeff who, while I slaved away on the trailer, said "Man, you need and enclosed trailer, you're going to hate this thing". But after he used it in the paddock he gave it high praise.
See what you think.