All of the above.the trailer or the truck
with that assumption you are absolutely correct....my reading of it was OP did not want to do much work.....and figured it was for a short move.....also the post about the build your own trailer was why I put in the barely adequate trailer up...as a starting point if you were to build your own.....I personally hate to tow a trailer...I did think later "does the Cassutt have a solid wing"?.....in which case a 20-25 ft min. length trailer is needed unless one wanted to build a box on the passenger side of the pickup from the front to the rear bumper ....you would loose the use of the passenger door. You certainly have lots of experience towing around long trailers I would guess....just as an aside how often does towing trailer problems ruin gliders? Just trying to get gas must be fun.I am making an assumption that anyone wanting to put a Cassutt into a trailer is doing so because he or she is going racing with it.
The Cassutt 3M (stock) has a 15 or 17 foot span one-piece wing, however it relies o n the rear seat cross-tube to hold the rear spar attach fittings together. So without that steel fuselage tube attached, you can destroy a Cassutt wing by moving the wingtips fore and aft. There have been wingspans up to 23 feet for aftermarket composite wings on racing airplanes (mine was 20.5 feet).I did think later "does the Cassutt have a solid wing"?.....in which case a 20-25 ft min. length trailer is needed
You certainly have lots of experience towing around long trailers I would guess....just as an aside how often does towing trailer problems ruin gliders? Just trying to get gas must be fun.
That's the same mistake many novices make when hauling a car. You tie the wheels/axle down, not the vehicle. The suspensions of both the trailer and vehicle take the bumps and jolts, just like they're designed to. Knew a guy who lost both a trailer and a car when the trailer shook apart at high speed. His insurance company was very reluctant to pay because they said his method of securing the car was negligent and unsafe. They reached some sort of settlement, but he lost quite a bit of money, not to mention the razzing he got about it.Sorry to butt in (considering I do not have a trailer for sale), but Tom please understand you can use many different trailers.
The key is to NOT tie the airplane down hard to the trailer. ALL trailers flex (especially the light ones) and you do not want ANY of that flex to be transmitted into the airplane.
If you tie the airplane down hard to the trailer, the airplane structure becomes part of the trailer structure. No airplane is built for those kinds of cyclic loads...