This coupe is loaded and ready...
This coupe is loaded and ready to be tied down.
The JIMGLO TiltBed trailers feature aluminum tread plate and trim; offering good looks and light weight. The lighter weight aluminum decking adds to the payload capacity, giving you the confidence to haul heavier street rods. All of the trailers' steel components are painted, visible surface or not. This thorough painting adds to the durability and mechanical longevity of a JIMGLO trailer.
This sequence shows the hot...
This sequence shows the hot rod being loaded and how the bed serves two functions: initially as a ramp and then locks into position as a bed. With fenders removed you can hop out easily as Jimmy Norris demonstrates.
We could go on about any number of desirable characteristics of the JIMGLO trailers. There are three significant and industry-leading talking points; composite material for the box and the aircraft-grade aluminum frame. However, the third and possibly the single biggest plus according to the manufacturer (and the only trailer company to offer this) is the "easy exit" on the driver side, allowing no-hassle entrance and exit to and from the trailer. A real plus!
The patented design uses a "clean skin" via seamless single-piece sides, top, and floor. That means no rivets or joints, which makes for improved looks and enhanced strength. What does the use of the composite material mean to your towing experience? The trailer box is 25 percent lighter than conventional aluminum box trailers. The lighter weight will translate into easier towing characteristics, better fuel economy, and a great towing capacity.
And what about the aluminum frame? JIMGLO now offers all of their enclosed trailers with aluminum frames, which are made from rectangular tubing that measures 2 inches wide by 6 inches tall by 0.250 wall. (Higher rated GVW trailers use a 7-inch-tall aluminum rail.)
The previous generation JIMGLO enclosed trailer, such as a 10,000 GVW model, measuring overall at 22 feet with inside room of 6-feet 2 inches, weighs in at 4,150 pounds. Now the same trailer utilizing their newly designed and tested aluminum frame and composite box weighs in at 2,780 pounds. That's a 1,370-pound savings. The aluminum frame itself weighs approximately 1,250 pounds.
You can rest assured that's easily translated into better handling and braking characteristics, tire and brake wear, increased fuel economy, improved engine performance, and less wear on your tow vehicle's transmission. However, what may immediately jump to mind is that you now have effectively increased the weight of what you can tow. All are very important and worthwhile benefits.
Loaded with ample standard features, the JIMGLO enclosed trailer also offers accommodating options like a wireless remote that operates up to eight trailer functions, keyless entry, power-operated ramp door and tongue jack, and hidden winch.
Look closely, you are looking...
Look closely, you are looking through this enclosed JIMGLO trailer. If you want you can have both sides open up to allow easy egress and access to the trailer.
The standard enclosed trailer comes in an 18-foot length with a 6-feet, 2-inch inside height. (Optional lengths 20, 22, 24, 26, and custom lengths; optional heights are 6-feet 6 inches, 7 feet, 8 feet, and custom heights, and the trailers come in 10,000 and 12,000 GVW ratings.)
There are a myriad of accessories, axles and braking, doors, cabinets, colors, flooring, ramp door assist and/or extension, storage box, wheels/tires, winch, and numerous other options. You truly can customize your open or enclosed trailer to suit your towing and storage needs.
A trailer can only be an effective means to an end if used properly and a significant part of this equation is making sure your cargo is anchored-correctly. To get the low-down on the proper use of tie-downs we went to Colin McLemore of Mac's Custom Tie-Downs. To keep it simple, we asked McLemore for some tips on how to strap down our street rod for the long haul on the back of a trailer.
Here is a look inside the...
Here is a look inside the side opening trailer, maximizing ease of use.
The Federal Department of Transportation calls for securing a vehicle in all directions with a minimum of two tie-down points. When talking with Jeremy Smith of Mac's he tells us that they and most states agree there should be a four-point system; two front and two rear. That represents four separate rings on the trailer, and four separate straps.