MINI/Mini Trailers

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  1. Steve

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    #1 Steve, Sep 15, 2015
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    A bit of a literal twist here, just for fun. Look at the pics and you'll see what I mean.

    If you see / know of others, post up.

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    This one belongs to M/A member KK84:
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    Now if this was MINIs on a trailer I could add quite a few... heh.
     
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    I don't know how I feel about these trailers...

    Part of me questions killing a mini to make a trailer...

    Part of me thinks the donor might not have been salvageable...

    I'm sad/happy.....
     
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    I know this car (and it's owner), I was parked right across from him at the car show at MMEmW last summer. He drove it all the way from BC to Milwaukee to be at the show.
     
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    All the ones I'm aware of were made from good rear clips from salvage cars.
     
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    If anyone has a similar trailer for sale, let me know. I'm looking for a small one to carry my wife's mobility scooter. Thanks...
     
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  16. old81

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    I think I need one of these to tow behind my Park Lane. :ihih:

    Classic please!
     
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    I have found the trailer I am going to buy to tow my wife's mobility scooter

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    Any suggestions on mods or tips on towing a trailer will be greatly appreciated. I have a 2005 R52 S wit a 19 mm rear sway bar, 15% pulley, DDM cai, and a Jan tune. Car runs GREAT. As always, TIa...
     
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  19. Do have a concern about your choice of trailer to tow behind your MINI. It appears to be light construction, which is good. Additional weight will affect acceleration - more weight means longer times from 0 to cruising speed. But, weight is not the most critical issue, aerodynamics are.

    You should find the smallest, and more importantly, the shortest trailer that will fit the scooter. At highway speeds the air that the front of the trailer has to push out of the way creates a drag that will be the biggest factor in towing. The trailer should not be higher than the MINI's roof.

    Had a friend that was towing to the races with a VW Scirocco - a fast back design that dumped the air to the entire front of the 6' tall trailer he was towing. Top speed at full throttle was 55 mph. He needed all the space, so he could not shorten the trailer. Suggested that he construct a spoiler for the VW. He took my suggest to the extreme making a huge spoiler that ramped up much higher. Result - 70 mph towing speed at half throttle.

    Around town, that large trailer will work fine. Driving on the highway to the Dragon you will think that you are towing huge parachutes behind the MINI, driving at speeds lower than desired and burning copious amounts of gas.

    If you cannot find an appropriate small enclosed trailer, consider a small open trailer. Not aerodynamic, but small frontal area will create less drag.
     
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    This, is my Mini trailer. Yes, I'm looking to get out more a bit farther from home.
     

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