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1000 lbs behind a 2200 lbs car? Really slow.

Roadtrips, homedepot, and even moving to a new house. Little car gets it done!

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Nice.

I need to ask where you got the tape for the red stripe on the rims? I'm thinking of green for mine.

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The wheels came with the red stripe. I was going to paint the stripes body color, but decided I liked the red better.

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OUr Sparks actually have a sticker saying 0 towing capacity. If an accident happens and we are towing the insurance does not cover it and the warrenty is not covered either if we tow

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That is partially kind of true.

The insurance thing depends on the company and can be fought. Liability would not be affected, but collision/comprehensive could be.

The warranty is only invalidated if the dealership can prove direct causation. Engine/trans warranty would be in question, the A/C would not.

Another load today,

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I really like your little trailer! I really don't think you will do any harm to the car with this seemingly well balanced little trailer. As long as you don't do any fast accelerations and keep the loads to under 600lbs including the trailer you should be good to go. If those big tires are for the Spark, well, you may need some bigger rims. {];-(o)

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Which hitch did you go with? I just picked up a 15 LS I'd like to put a hitch on to pull behind a mower and such around town, nothing too far. I had a Curt I put on my last Cherokee I traded for this, and it was good, and had the t harness easy hook up which I'll get as well. I'll probably get a harbor freight trailer for it. I have a small trailer now,but it's pretty heavy duty and probably too much for it, so debating on the 3 1/2 x 5ft or 4x8 trailer

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Its the Curt hitch, with the euro style draw bar. I used a t-harness for the lights as well.

That trailer came from Lowe's. By the time you put a bottom and sides on a harbor freight trailer, they end up heavier and uglier than the little one I have.

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Ok cool, I'll probably go with that one. Still debating on trailers, I just think I need a littler bigger size to haul things I have. Don't need sides on it, just a floor

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I've found the little 3.5x5 very handy. Sheets of plywood go on top just fine. I was hauling 12' rolls of carpet the other day, centered on the trailer, 3' in front (about a foot from the hatch) and 4' hanging off the back. worked great.

I've picked up 12' 2x4 lumber, moved everything in my houses except the couch and appliances, and of course all those bad ideas posted in this thread.

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My riding mower is just a little longer then the lowes trailer. I could make the smaller harbor freight one work by just extending a little in the front and back. I have a pedal boat that would be nice to take to the lake, and its about 7 ft long is one thing. fits on my other trailer, I just think thats too heavy. I have a car dolly I did modify a bit to hold the pedal boat, but haven't tried it out yet

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Its the Curt hitch, with the euro style draw bar. I used a t-harness for the lights as well.

That trailer came from Lowe's. By the time you put a bottom and sides on a harbor freight trailer, they end up heavier and uglier than the little one I have.

My hitch should be in today. I went ahead and just got the regular trailer wiring kit rather then the plug and play t harness style, I figure it won't be that bad tapping into 4 wires and running the positive to the battery. How accessible are the wires to get to in the hatch?

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Ok I got it installed and wiring all hooked up. Now I wish I would've just got the t harness kit because it was a pain trying to test the wires to figure out which was which, lol I'll have to test it tomorrow, was getting to dark and late.

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I added another 'bad idea' achievement to my record.

16' lumber with my spark+ tiny trailer!

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Nothing wrong with that..just some good old American ingenuity! I don't think you can do any damage with that kinda stuff...Hauling a ton or so..well that's another story...

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If it'll pull that, it'll certainly pull one of these 

http://runawaycampers.com/models-prices

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