Targa Miata
September 28, 2008 - A bit of excitement on the way home.
Coming off the Newfoundland ferry, I heard a few odd clunks from the trailer. At the next fuel stop, I kicked a wheel and it moved. That's not good. A peek underneath showed that a rear spring hanger had ripped off. Probably the road coming into Argentia.
Rural areas are where you want to have this kind of failure. A couple of quick inquiries sent us to Lloyd's fantastic shop in the woods, surrounded by forestry equipment and other industrial stuff. Perfect. They fixed up the broken hanger carefully and well, and found a similar crack on the other side. We lost a few hours of travel time, but no harm was done.
entry 615 - tags: post-race, trailer
August 30, 2011 - Today was spent in packing and prep time.
The trailer got a few stickers so we can find it in a parking lot. Both cars got washed. All of the spares were gathered up and packed in boxes and buckets, with clear labels on the top so we can quickly find something without unpacking everything. With a large service crew, this is important! We even put a license plate on the trailer.
Everything was packed up by the end of the day, and I pulled out of the lot at 6 pm to head home. We're hitting the road at around 7 am tomorrow. If you see the big while trailer on the road, honk and wave.
entry 931 - tags: trailer, packing, spares