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Old 05-23-2012, 01:44 PM   #674
Badmunky
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Join Date: Mar 2007
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Michigan
Vehicle:
2007 WRX TR
R.I.P Colin! :(

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I did this a few weeks back.








500lb trailer with 3,00lb of gravel in it!!

I only had to pull it 1/2 a mile like that and never took it over 20mph.

Here is a pic of the trailer with about 700lb of tools in it and the top on it from about 2 years ago.

Verses 3,000lb of gravel.


I have pulled this trailer about 4,000 miles now since getting it with no problems.
Best fuel mileage I got pulling it was 27.5mpg running 55mph with the trailer empty and no top on it.
Lowest I got was 19mpg running 75-80mph with about a 1,000 load in it.
Normally I get around 23-25mpg running 60-65mph with about a 1,000 in it.

The car pulls it with no problems.

FYI the tongue was bent like that when I got it. But hey it was free so I can't really complain.

Since I have owned it I have replaced all the lights and wiring, replaced the tires and bout a new spare, built a top for it, added anchor points in side it, and painted it.
This year I plan to replace all the wood and the bent tongue. And repaint it so it is close to the color of the car.

Oh and the car has a Drawtight hitch on it with a GSM cattback and Kartboy long hangers on the axle back section. Fits perfectly.

Only thing I would like to change is I may cut the hitch up and weld in a 2" receiver section. This would make using a bike rack easier and would give me more options for the hitch.

And yes I know "That was stupid to over load it like that".

Noted.
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