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Old 25 Apr 2004, 09:50 pm
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Hi All!
New (to me) Turbo owner as of yesterday!

Found a good deal on a Stone White GT with 27,700 miles on it and couldn't resist. Between 16 year old son and myself, we've burned 1/2 tank of gas in 24 hours. <g> This is a fun drive! I've been in a Dodge Durango for the last 4.5 years so going back to a smaller, quicker vehicle sure is fun.

On to the subject at hand: Looks like I'll need new tires in a few months. Any suggestions for decent ride and wear?

Anyone pull an ultralight trailer with their GT? I like to camp and take a lot of bulky stuff with me when I go. More room may be needed so I've been looking at ultralight trailers on the web. Some are okay, as far as I can tell; meaning expensive. Others seem to be marginal; meaning cheaply built. Any suggestions?

Thanks for any suggestions!
Bill in SA

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Old 25 Apr 2004, 11:57 pm
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I can't help on the trailer, but as far as tires go, the
Yokohama AVS ES100 seems to be one of the better tires
to go with. They run about $100 or so in the stock GT
tire size (205-50R17) on tirerack.com. Only bad thing
about them is that they're a summer/fair weather tire.
If you get lots of snow or rain, you should probably get
something else.


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Old 26 Apr 2004, 09:08 pm
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Thanks for the tire info Hardsuit! I'm in S TX so we don't get that much cold weather. Rain is another matter though. Some years (like this year) we get a lot. I'll look into the Yokohamas.
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BB,
Welcome, I have a Wells Cargo 5x8 enclosed that I pull every now and then, it was the lightest I could find, but NOT the cheapest. If you tow a trailer, get a light isolator, incase for some reason the lights pull high current, short or some other reason, it protects the PCM.
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One small correction on the Yokos. Even though they are rated as a performance tire, they are great in rain (rain siping), and the oversize 215/50 fits like a glove with a full inch more tread than the O.E. tire and only about a 1 mph diff in speedo error at 60 mph.[8)]

Have e'm, love e'm. Went through the desert rains with them and they were rock solid (no noticable hydroplaning).
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For light weight trailers (under 1,000 lbs.), check out either the Perfect Trailer from Canada http://www.tc-canada.com/tcmindex.html or a reproduction of the classic teardrop trailers from the 1940's (adds to the retro look). My favorite teardrop manufacturer is Camp-Inn in Minnesota http://www.tinycamper.com/.

The PT Perfect Trailer is a really nice match for the PT - even uses OEM or aftermarket PT tail lights and wheels. It doesn't have the galley features of the teardrops, but it does come with an optional tent insert for an occasional overnighter. Just depends on if your serious about camping, or need a trailer for hauling stuff that you can sleep in if you get stuck somewhere.
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BB,
Welcome, I have a Wells Cargo 5x8 enclosed that I pull every now and then, it was the lightest I could find, but NOT the cheapest. If you tow a trailer, get a light isolator, incase for some reason the lights pull high current, short or some other reason, it protects the PCM.
Tom
Tom: Thanks for the info. I'm really looking for something smaller than even the smallest Wells Cargo. Your point about the isolator is something I hadn't considered before. I'll make sure I have that on whatever I end up with. Thanks! BB
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Old 29 Apr 2004, 07:33 pm
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[quote]Originally posted by tom-t-rifik

For light weight trailers (under 1,000 lbs.), check out either the Perfect Trailer from Canada http://www.tc-canada.com/tcmindex.html or a reproduction of the classic teardrop trailers from the 1940's (adds to the retro look). My favorite teardrop manufacturer is Camp-Inn in Minnesota http://www.tinycamper.com/.

BB here: Tom: I'd seen the Perfect Trailers before and they would be my first choice if money was no object. I had also looked at a lot of teardrop trailers but had never seen the tinycamper ones. They are VERY nice! And VERY expensive. <g>

I carry a lot of stuff with me on my trips so I'm just looking for extra carry capacity. Something as small as a motorcycle trailer might do. I'll keep looking. Thanks for the info! BB

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If smaller is ok, you might try Bushtec (www.bushtec.com).
They make smaller trailers for cars and motorcycles.
OR
Surf 'N PT (http://www.surfnpt.com/pages/1/index.htm)
They make a nice little trailer which holds a coleman cooler on the front, and you can even use the Mopar luggage rack on the back for additional storage.

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