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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-20-2015, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Suitable trailers for Sling transport

I am not yet a Sling owner but am considering it. My regular home is in Texas but I spend my summers in Wisconsin. At 73 I doubt that I will want to do that commute in the Sling twice a year plus my wife will protest having to drive a separate vehicle. Therefore, I am looking into an appropriate trailer to transport it back and forth. There appear to be several alternatives: The Ultimate Trailers (Polaris Slingshot Trailer), an 81" wide utility trailer or car hauler and a snowmobile trailer. I currently own a 76" x 16' utility trailer that hauls the Spyder and occasionally a small crawler tractor but it is obviously too narrow. The Ultimate Trailers unit is very nice but premium priced. Trade into a wider utility trailer make the most sense economically and the snowmobile trailer has a lot to be said for it in weight (aluminum) and width (101").

Now comes the big question: loading the Sling. All but the TUT trailer require ramps -and long ones! I have looked extensively for the "approach angle" of the Sling without success. Does anyone out there know what the approach angle for the Sling is? This may help me and others in this quandary sort out our approach to Sling transport. Thanks from a Newbie.
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You may want to look at Kompact Kamp Trailers.com in Pa.
The Mini Mate Trailer for 3k looks nice.
I pulled one just like it with 1982 Goldwing .
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Check out Race Ramps.com.....they have a approach angle calculator that you just plug your numbers into and they give you the angle
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Discount Ramps also has a ramp length calculator.
Big Tex trailers makes a 14 ft dual axle car hauler that retails for as low as about $1800. It has a flat bed as opposed to a turned-down rear, so it needs longer ramps. According to the Discount ramps calculator, it needs a ramp at least 8 ft 3-3/4" long. Discount ramps currently sells their BW-10840-HD 9 ft ramp for $350 shipped and two would be needed for the Slingshot's width. I have been thinking about this approach, and carrying the folded ramps mounted vertically at the front of the trailer to act as a stone guard when towing. Over on the Slingshotforums, at least one member has had an aluminum trailer custom-built, but I don't remember what the cost was.
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Thanks for the response guys. Because I don't yet have a Sling in the driveway to measure I was hoping that someone might have the approach angle. The calculation is the easy part. I extended a set of 6' ramps by building 2' extensions out of wood for my existing trailer in order to load a Prius. They weigh about 25-30 lbs. each and are easy to handle. Worked well and should work for the Sling whatever route I take for a trailer.
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