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#14573 - 07/19/18 08:02 AM Bucket track travels
Firebird Offline

Registered: 02/07/11
Posts: 323
Looking to hit some far off tracks over the next few years. Since these are multi-day hauls each way we'd like to spend a week or two exploring the area around the tracks while there.
Anyone here do this? Wondering where the best place is to store the enclosed trailer. RV storage places do short term?
Install GPS tracker on the trailer, just in case?
Any other things to think about?
Gordon Slingerland

#14575 - 07/19/18 07:33 PM Re: Bucket track travels [Re: Firebird]
LRSMG Offline

Registered: 01/17/11
Posts: 33
Loc: Richmond, Virginia
Talk to the track manager in advance and see if they have a corner somewhere to leave your trailer. And chain the trailer wheels together or secure it another way that gives you some degree of comfort. That is what I did at Mosport this summer and it worked well for me.

Edited by LRSMG (07/19/18 07:33 PM)
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#14576 - 07/20/18 05:53 PM Re: Bucket track travels [Re: Firebird]
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Registered: 01/17/11
Posts: 111
Loc: Armonk, NY
Good advice. Talking to the track manager usually results in a good experince in my opinion (experience). They are usually very helpful and want you to have a good experience.

I usually park my trailer with the tailgate up against something so it can't be opened. Thought about chains, etc. but a good Home Depot pair of bolt cutters makes it all a waste of time.

Many years ago after racing at a Naval Air Station with SVRA I had to leave my trailer and race car. I told the Base Commander my problem. He said "Don't worry about it I'll put a Marine on it. Semper Fi.
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#14577 - 07/21/18 12:46 AM Re: Bucket track travels [Re: dynalead]
zuzulo56 Offline

Registered: 04/25/11
Posts: 2449
Loc: Hollywood

The nice thing 'bout this facility, is that, for the VARA events, there are always a great number of volunteer workers. And some of these 'interns' are delegated to roam the parking areas...to prevent thievery, wild-drunkenness and such.
(If you slip 'em a few bucks, & invite them to your after-race vittles, they will ESPECIALLY keep a keen eye on your wheels & campsite.)
I'm given to understand that this civilized arrangement is also offered at the other VARA venues as well.


Edited by zuzulo56 (07/21/18 02:46 AM)
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