DIY: Transporting Exotic Cars with Futura Trailers
It’s the age of doing it yourself, and this should apply to all aspects of your life including transporting exotic cars with Futura Trailers. Doing this yourself can ensure it’s done right. It can also be cheaper depending on how often you move your vehicle. But you’ll want to make sure you’ve got the right plan in place to make this easier on yourself, and that includes the right trailer.
First, when you’re thinking about the right trailer, you'll probably prefer to get something that has a low approach angle. Many exotic cars have low ground clearance, so you’ll need the lowest approach angle possible and Futura Trailers lower to a mere three degrees.
Why Futura Trailers are the right choice
Futura Trailers are lightweight and easy to use. They come specially designed with innovative lowering technology and key features that lower the trailer to the ground with the push of a button. No need for ramps or a tilting deck. They are built to last a lifetime. Every part is solid metal, bolted on to the aircraft structural-grade, anodized aluminum chassis with cleverly hidden, solid aircraft rivets rather than welds. This provides excellent corrosion resistance and prevents fatigue cracking.
Overall, the Futura Trailers ownership experience is engineered to be effortless.
Prepping the Loading Zone
When you’ve got the exotic car and now the exotic car trailer, it’s time to prepare for loading. Find a spot that’s flat and doesn’t add to the loading angle. Put your tow vehicle in park with the parking brake on, and turn on the trailer brakes, even adding chocks for extra security. Then, with the press of the button with the remote control, you'll engage the uniquely designed lowering system. Lower the trailer down to the ground until there is some give in the ropes.
Loading your exotic car shouldn’t be a one person job. You might consider having spotters help you out. Someone will need to be manage the loading strategy, whether you’re driving on or using a winch. You will also want someone to watch you drive on from the sides of the trailer, preferably one for each side. Make sure everyone understands a series of hand signals that will allow you to communicate over the noise of the engine.
Loading the vehicle
Now it’s time to get the exotic car onto the trailer. There are two approaches to this:
- Drive the car on the trailer. You’ll want a confident driver behind the wheel for this as one wrong move can throw off the alignment.
- Attach the winch and pull the vehicle on. This can be easier for many and also more accurate. Ask Futura Trailers or your authorized Futura dealer about adding a recovery winch as a premium accessory to order or add to your lowering trailer purchase.
Secure the car
Once the car is on the deck of the trailer, you’ll need to secure it. All Sport Range models of Futura lowering trailers are equipped with a continuous airline track to tie-down and secure your vehicle to the strongest points on the trailer. We recommend using Futura's tie-downs and airline track tie-down rings as they can be positioned anywhere on the airline track that lines the deck. Watch our Tie-Down video to ensure you are securing your load down properly with Futura's tie-downs.
You're ready to go!
Now you’re all set to raise the trailer with your remote control. If needed, you can cover your vehicle to keep debris and Mother Nature from damaging while transporting. Trust us when we say this whole process will be a lot easier if transport your exotic cars with Futura Trailers. To learn more about your options, browse our models on the website, and choose which Futura Trailer is right for your car. Once you're ready, get in contact with Futura Trailers and let us know how we can help you and your trailer dreams.
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