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Stalker Tilting Trailer

Post by XL22 on Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:48 pm

And this is why the Stalker tilting trailer is so wicked awesome!  With the supplied custom hitch that mounts to the wall & floor of the garage, it fits in our two-car garage!


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Re: Stalker Tilting Trailer

Post by stalkerboy on Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:44 pm

XL22...can you post some specific pictures of the hitch setup that secures to the wall and floor...thanks!

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Re: Stalker Tilting Trailer

Post by XL22 on Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:26 am

stalkerboy wrote:XL22...can you post some specific pictures of the hitch setup that secures to the wall and floor...thanks!

Absolutely:

I used (qty 4) 5/16" lag bolts (3" long) to attach the 2x8 to the wall studs, then (qty 2) 1/2" lag bolts (1" long) to attach the hitch flange to the 2x8.
The hitch base is mounted using 1/2" coarse bolts (1" long) into some concrete anchors, seen in the next photo.


Here are the concrete anchors I used.  Found 'em at the local HW store.  Drilling was easy with a regular 1/2" drill (I didn't use a hammer drill) and a masonry bit; took about 5 minutes per hole.  You'll also want a shop vac or little bike pump w/needle to empty the hole of concrete dust.  Drill a 5/8" hole about 2-1/4 deep, drop the anchor in and use the setting tool & a hammer to drive the plunger which expands the base of the insert, locking it in place.

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Re: Stalker Tilting Trailer

Post by XL22 on Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:27 pm

Passing on some info from Stalker HQ:

The wheels that came with my trailer are Bassett 57RF375 (~$55 on Summit), 15x7, 3.75" backspace, 5x4.5" bolt pattern.

Tires are Saffiro SF 3000 in a 215/75 R15

I bought a spare wheel & tire and will use a u-shaped spare tire carrier, Fulton ETC 0101. For grins, I bought a spare tire nut lock, Master Lock 262DAT. Will be installing them tonight, so I'll report back if something doesn't work.


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Re: Stalker Tilting Trailer

Post by XL22 on Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:48 am

The trailer is still working well for me.  In fact, having the car on the trailer in the garage is a huge time saver for doing track inspections, oil changes, and anything else that would normally require jack stands.  I also feel much safer under the trailer vs being under jack stands.

I've been trying to come up with a way to lift the car up while it's still on the trailer, and I think it can be done with some really tall jack stands (like ones made for off-road vehicles).  However, I think tire removal (removing all 4 at once) will require the car to be removed from the trailer since the outside rails of the trailer don't allow enough room to pull the tire off.  Maybe if I need to just remove the front or rear tires, I could roll the car all the way forward or all the backward so that the tires clear the side rails of the trailer.

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Re: Stalker Tilting Trailer

Post by JDH2550 on Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:42 pm

Awesome! Now I know where I can put my trailer... :-)

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