Gooseneck Trailer

– 2009 – 34’ CLASS ACT GOOSENECK TRAILER –

 

This trailer is the only practical way to transport the HydroCar safely and securely from one place to another – within the United States, or overseas.

One of the problems with having a vehicle that measures 96" wide is finding a safe and secure way to transport it. As I was nearing completion of the HydroCar project, I began searching for a trailer manufacturer that could build a quality trailer with an honest 100" interior width – including the rear door frame.

I was very relieved when I found everything I needed at Class Act Trailers. Their composite sides are only about 1" thick, so a 102" wide trailer actually does yield a full 100" inside. The trailer also features a one-piece custom-fit roof, so there are absolutely no problems with leaks anywhere on the trailer.

I wanted to make sure that the trailer was unique and well suited for the HydroCar, so I designed it with the three massive 90" wide concession-style doors on the left side and a 60" wide double-door on the right. There is extra steel bracing between the concession doors, so there are no issues with it flexing as you travel down the road.

The three concession-style doors are great. Once you have a trailer outfitted like this one, you’ll wonder how you lived without them. Not only do they give incredible access to the car, but it can be even be displayed without ever removing it from the trailer. Of course, the driver can easily get out of the car from the center trailer door, or even from the rear trailer door, while the car is still being winched in. Loading the trailer with other gear is also made easier by opening the front concession door along with the conventional double-door on the right side of the trailer.

The ramp-overs (the raised areas over the trailer’s inner fenders) are very solid and another area that makes the trailer very useful. Pulling a car inside the trailer for a quick inspection between races or routine maintenance on a vehicle is a lot easier with these ramp-overs. They are each 24" wide, have 52" between them and stand 13.5" high. There is still 71.5" from the tops of the ramp-overs to the ceiling.

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

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2009 Class Act Gooseneck Trailer with 1,569 miles on its Veeder-Root hubodometer.

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34 feet overall, with 26 feet on the floor and 8 feet on the raised section in the front.

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The outside height is about 9 feet, 8 inches overall.

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100" Interior Width – front to back – even through the door frame.

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85" Ceiling Height – with 71.5" over the ramp-overs.

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The two diamond plate ramp-overs measure 24" wide and 13.5" high.

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There are two removable wheel chocks on the ramp-overs, set up for the HydroCar.

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The front gooseneck mount is height adjustable and requires a 2-5/16" ball.

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Composite sides with no seams or screws on the exterior – truly a work of art.

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One-piece roof with no seams whatsoever.

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Polished stainless steel aerodynamic front trim package.

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Diamond plate under the front gooseneck section.

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A storage compartment under the front gooseneck section

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Three 6,000 pound Dexter torsion axles – with electric brakes on all the wheels.

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Six aluminum All-Star wheels.

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Six ST235/80R16 tires.

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A powered 10,000 pound front landing gear – double leg.

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A separate battery for the front legs, winch and breakaway braking system.

 

INTERIOR:

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Screwless, fully vinyl lined interior walls and ceiling.

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Two non-powered roof vents

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Four 12-volt LED ceiling lights.

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Six 110-volt 48" double fluorescent light fixtures with diffusers.

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Dual light switches for the 110-volt lights – for the right and left banks.

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One 110-volt outlet installed near the light switches.

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Two 12-volt outlets installed near the light switches.

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Ten D-rings installed in the trailer floor – four in the front and six in the rear.

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Advantech 5-year flooring with a black chip-resistant coating.

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An S-5000 Superwinch with a pulley-block for pulling a car into the trailer.

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Two extra heavy-duty ramp-overs made from plywood and aluminum diamond plate.

 

SIDE DOORS:

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Right side 60" x 72" double entry door with flush locks.

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Three left side 60" x 90" concession doors with 6" between them.

 

REAR DOOR:

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Heavy-duty ramp door with a winch assist and a pulley-block.

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Modified rear door for extra capacity – 2" box tubing covered with diamond plate.

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Diamond plate over the entire inside of the door.

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Stainless steel rear door trim with custom taillights.

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Aluminum cam bars and latches with keyed locks.

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A separate battery and remote switch for the rear door winch.

 

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT:

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Two 10’6" heavy-duty ramp extensions made from plywood and aluminum diamond plate.

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Polyester covered urethane foam pads and custom made mounts to protect the auxiliary sponsons while they are stored in the trailer.

 

 

 

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