Escapade trailer

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Escapade trailer

Postby Charlie Reilly » Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:39 am

Hello everyone:
 I am new to this forum I ordered an escapade from factory am looking for info on enclosed trailers.Does Can anyone recomend a specific brand most i have looked at do not have wide enough door in back.
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Postby KevinC » Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:44 am

You might want to talk to the dealer in LaGrande, Oregon.  I know they have used a trailer and have sold at least one to a Highlander owner.  Their website is http://www.aerocomppca.com/index.htm

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Postby DaveU » Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:12 am

Charlie,
I assume you mean a trailer to hold the completed airplane.  I am not sure about the size needed, but Jack at Cornell Aero has a trailer that he hauls his Highlander in.  He will give you the specifics.  I think it takes an 81/2' x 24' trailer that is over 7' tall at the door, for the taildragger.

There are more posts in the Experimental homebuilt section of Just Aircraft.  Lots of other builders who may have information for you.

When did you start your build?  how far along are you?
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Postby Johnny C! » Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:37 am

Jamie knows a guy that is building & selling some custom
trailers. Give him a call. He has one at the factory now.
Very nice!


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Postby ftcaruso » Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:10 am

Charlie -  I just found this site as a link from Tim's Highlander web page.  I started Highlander Ser #109 about 3 months ago, and am building same at the Just Aircraft factory in upstate SC (I live on the SC coast) under their "builders assist program".  Since I do much of my business travels with a bus style motor home, I wanted a trailer to pull the aircraft with, but was finding that none had doors that were wide enough to allow the plane to pass through without damaging the wing leading edges.  So I had Classic Trailers modify an existing powered parachute line to accomodate the Highlander with a full 98" wide door and a 91" height (plenty of room with an almost 8' interior ) as well as a heavier ramp (just in case I want to transport my VW Jetta someday).  This was not a cheap solution (cost was very close to $10k), but it will now double as my hanger when I am at my home field (which does not charge a monthly tie-down fee if you provide your own storage shed--so it may pay in the long run).  If you provide me your mailing address, I would be happy to send you one of their flyers for their "Aviator" line of trailer, or you can contact their dealer, Randy Bureck, at 209-435-9665 (Cell # 269-535-0002), who operates out of Constantine, MI.  I towed the trailer back from MI in September, and it tracked very well behind my 28,000 lb. motor home.  However the trailer weighs almost 4,500# so it is NOT a lightweight (with plane and fuel, and accessories it will probably weigh close to 5,500#)

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