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    Expo-Capable Airplane Hauler | Seeking Design Advice

    Bingo. Thanks for the video link @Teardropper. Upon further research I've found an Avid or Kitfox will fit inside a 20 - 22 foot V-Nose enclosed trailer. More specific, a 20-22 foot box plus the forward section of the V-Nose. The airplane's rudder & tail section extend into the v-section of the...
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    Expo-Capable Airplane Hauler | Seeking Design Advice

    Your message comes through loud and clear David. I've personally gone through an actual near-death experience after a snowboard related brain injury and I am extremely fortunate to be alive today on borrowed time. Yes I was wearing a helmet. Yes I was riding responsibly. I am intimately familiar...
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    Expo-Capable Airplane Hauler | Seeking Design Advice

    Correct. Some gear, 650lbs of plane, 250 odd lbs of 91 octane gasoline and enough fresh water to make boondocking more "comfortable" for a week. The secondary purpose of the trailer would be some reasonable degree of weather protection. If I go with a "V-Nose" 22 or 24 foot enclosed trailer...
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    GX 470, 460 suspension lift concerns

    A lot of people choose an excessively high front spring rate when they lift their rigs. Loading the rear axle with gear or hitch weight will exaggerate the front spring’s rebound rate and the nose will inevitably rise as weight shifts rearward, unloading weight from the front wheels. Momentary...
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    Expo-Capable Airplane Hauler | Seeking Design Advice

    Dang dude, that’s a beautiful plane. I especially love the classic rounded rudder & stabilizer on those. I saw a 1996 Avid online for $19,500 with 150 hours on a Subaru motor. Wow! Im sold on Kit Fox’s reputation for manufacture and community support. I believe Avid is out of business, so that...
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    Expo-Capable Airplane Hauler | Seeking Design Advice

    Any issues with FOD, towing in that configuration? I know prop wash during run up can fling rocks and debris into to airplane, probably at greater velocity than what might be encountered on a highway... Am I over-estimating the risk of damage ? My long term goal is to eventually home build. I'd...
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    Expo-Capable Airplane Hauler | Seeking Design Advice

    Indeed. Common wisdom is to never tow even a 4x8' 300lbs utility trailer with anything less than a Kenworth W900 Semi Truck. ;) I touched on the short wheelbase / long trailer concern earlier but only briefly. It is an important and probably limiting factor. Plenty of properly loaded travel...
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    Expo-Capable Airplane Hauler | Seeking Design Advice

    I can sort of understand the logic behind that regulation, but now I'm curious about how the RV industry gets their gasoline transfer tanks or diesel generator tanks approved for their 5th wheels. My brief experience with the controls of a 152, from taxi to take off on up to 3500msl and back...
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    Expo-Capable Airplane Hauler | Seeking Design Advice

    The Verieze looks like a wild toy! Which engine did it have? Im sure there are some deluxe flying clubs in my area, but dang those amenities are so far above my pay grade! Agreed, sharing space with Sea Fury and hanging out with the pilots who're experienced enough own and fly it would almost...
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    Expo-Capable Airplane Hauler | Seeking Design Advice

    True. Maxed on width as well. Im in Bellingham, WA. Hangar space near me is limited and is indeed more expensive than the airplane itself. I'll likely be in the $35-40k range for the plane... Storage cost seems excessive by comparison. And that if I don't get stuck on lengthy waiting list for...
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    Expo-Capable Airplane Hauler | Seeking Design Advice

    I've set in motion a plan to purchase a used Kitfox airplane. The Kitfox is classified as an "Experimental Light Sport" aircraft, seats 2 people + 100lbs of pets & gear and is designed primarily for "Bush Plane" operations out of tight unimproved back-country locations and can routinely take off...
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    Tundra vs F150

    As time progresses into the near future I do believe an increasing number of full size "Overland" truck owners will be jumping ship to domestic brands, namely Ford and Ram, for their long range expedition builds and daily driving needs. I think this thread - at 45 pages - is actually pretty darn...
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    2015 or 2016 Rav4

    Howdy, first I'll offer a contrasting perspective, then circle back to the Rav 4. Optioned up Rav 4's are priced well into Volkswagen AllTrack and Tiguan territory, and based on my ownership experience the Volkswagen product is without a doubt light years ahead in build quality, comfort, and...
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    Tundra vs F150

    It seems to me as though @nickw and @Jnich77 have reasonable and objective arguments. There is another valid position - held primarily by those who already own a Tundra - that don't care about the Tundra's maximum rated capabilities, its value proposition or its competitiveness in the...
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