Lotus Elan

Trailer for +2

PostPost by: fatal3rror » Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:35 pm

What's the smallest trailer for a Plus 2? Looking for something I can store in the garage with the car on it.

Would a Minno Max work? Bed size is 3.4m x 1.7m
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PostPost by: greg40green » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:04 pm

Yes the Mino is perfect for the job , light , easy to tow , I've had one for a number of years .
Can fit in my garage with a Elan on .
Sadly its not wide enough to transport my Elise.
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PostPost by: fatal3rror » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:28 pm

greg40green wrote:Yes the Mino is perfect for the job , light , easy to tow , I've had one for a number of years .
Can fit in my garage with a Elan on .
Sadly its not wide enough to transport my Elise.


Good to know Greg. Do you have the Minno or the Minno Max?
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:10 am

Here in France i have been using a "Lider" trailer 1300 kgs. The empty Trailer is 340 kgs + Elan +2 900 kgs = 1240 kgs total weight.
It's single Axle with a tilting Bed.
I've put a Ball Hitch in the Garage wall, hitch up Trailer then tilt and winch on the car.
When car on Trailer i can slide under to work on it.
The "Lider" Factory is near Laval in the Normandy region.
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PostPost by: mini90 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:32 am

I've got the same trailer and it works perfectly with a +2:

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:59 am

When i load the +2 onto the Lider i always use the Winch just till it tilts. At that point the balance/nose weight is perfect. I have driven many kms/miles and never had any zig zagging or problems.
I always use Rachet Straps to Wheels not Body.
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