Avid Trailer

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I've been thinking about enclosing the trailer I made for my Avid Flyer. I want to keep it light and easy to tow. I found this company that makes soft tops for trailers in all sizes. It may be feasible to adapt something like this to a basic Avid/Kitfox trailer. It gives you some protection from the weather and keeps your airplane safe going down the road. Link here to a basic cover review. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZqiWVHcQuc

Link here to the actual company. https://www.canvasworksincmn.com/snocaps-trailer-enclosures

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If the wing lock back braces are properly installed they wont come off.  I always tie the flaperons together as well as a just in case.  I use castle nuts and a safety pin on the wing tie backs.  Easy to put in and don't need tools but its secure.  

Every time I have seen the wings come unfolded when trailering was operator error by failing to secure them properly.  if not secured properly they are going to do damage no matter which way its towed.

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I've thought about making an enclosed trailer as well.  Thought about using 3/4" conduit for the framework, and the real heavy uncertified fabric aircraft spruce sells.  It's twice as heavy as the medium fabric and sells for about 5 bucks a yard.  That would make it easy to curve it in the front.  JImChuk

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For local and short trips a flexible covered trailer might work just fine. On an interstate doing 60-70 mph, I would be cautious especially when semi's pass doing 80. Those conditions will blow a factory built enclosed trailer around quite a bit and they are a lot heavier. Add a little bit of wind and you're looking at some tense moments. Same for single axel trailers. But then, not everybody drives a Ford pickup! (LOL)

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