H&H C-Series Trailer Experiences

Discussion in 'The Choo-Choo shop' started by Dan Gerber, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Dan Gerber

    Dan Gerber Platinum Level Contributor

    Has anyone had any experience with an aluminum or steel H&H C-Series Speedloader (tilt type) open trailer?

    I'm shopping for an aluminum open car hauler trailer and I kind of like the tilt-bed feature of this series of trailers. My "standard of excellance" for trailer shopping is the Featherlite 3100 and 3111, but I'm checking other less expensive aluminum car haulers, too.

    Since I'll be doing a lot of the loading and unloading by myself, I'm thinking that the tilt feature may simplify that process. Unfortunately, I have no idea of how the H&H stacks up against the Featherlite brand as far as towing characteristics, quality, strength, durability, etc. I do know that H&H trailers are a few hundred pounds lighter that comperable sized Featherlites.

    Thanks in advance for your responses.

    Regards,
     
  2. marxjunk

    marxjunk Well-Known Member

    I have an H&H speedloader...best money i ever spent!.Im gonna buy a new one this year and use the one i have for work. MInes steel, witha wood floor and has e-track lock plates. I have hauled 250 plus cars, and half where cripples, i just dragged them up with my winch.

    I am a one man show, never had a problem loading anythng, my real job i sell body shop equipment, and i use it all the time, I had a Chief ez liner II on it with no problems.

    I can pull up load and be gone in 5 minutes or less, way before the seller of a car has sellers remorse...lol

    I used to buy those cheap junk trailers...no more..no freakin ramps, no way older and work smarter.

    I have driven70 to 80 miles an hour fully loaded with a car, and parts everywhere, and yad never know the trailer was there! brag about it all the time...i dont think the aluminum trailer is worth the expense unless you wanna brag about it, or your using a truck too small to handle it.

    I bought mine, it was a year old, the guy i got it from hauled 60's tbirds on it, his level of car kept getting better, so he bought a bigger trailer that was nicer. I paid 3500 with the winch and mine elec over hydraulic tilt, dont waste your money on a manual operated tilt, it sucks and doesnt work well, the elec is the way to go. I have the orig paper work from mine and the guy paid 6000 for it.....E track you have to have the etrack...its the stuff, its a tie down, but i bought all kinds of adapters, and use it for more than a car hauler...

    People freak out about my trailer all the time, i hear cool, neat trailer wow cool trailer all the time. I bought an Impala out of a junk yard once, they
    bought scrap, and i got it before it crushed. when i tilted the trailer, to winch it up every pack rattin, junk scrappin dork in the place came running to see it work, i mean like 20 guys, and no exageration....ego boost that day, they wanted to know what it was and where did i get it....
     
  3. John Nichols

    John Nichols Well-Known Member

    Hi Dan
    when i was looking at the tilt bed open trailers, i looked at the H&H and it was a nice trailer but the draw backs that i did not like was. On the manual trailer you were depending on the floor jack to lift the bed,Electric then you had a battery to make sure was charged, also when in the raised position the bed rocked from side to side and that was just myself walking up the bed. i did not like the feel of that.I bought a steel 20ft Sloan Quick load out of Sherman Tx.I do car transporting on the side and i needed something where i did not have to use ramps and i have owned 2 of them so far. I call it a trailer
    for dummies,to tilt the bed you have a hitch pin in the tongue and a hand brake lever by the left fender,and 1 d ring lever you pull. then back up your tow vehicle and the beds tilts.load up your car,drive tow vehicle forward and
    the bed is back to normal.then reverse the d ring release- hand brake-hitch pin. Tie down load and your done.all you need is 18 inch clearance and it goes on, and when its tilted there is no rocking.Its a sweet trailer have had no problems at all with it. The first one i bought i used for a year and half and sold it for more money than i paid for it. Sorry did not mean to make this a commerical but it is the best trailer i have ever owned, Thanks John Nichols
     
  4. buicklawyer

    buicklawyer Well-Known Member

    I have a Sloan Quick Load and I love it. It is steel however. I used a friends manual tilt trailer to bring a car home from Charlotte Auto Fair yesterday and for the difference in price, I may go that way next time. About 1/2 the cost and worked great. Had to use elbow grease as it is manual but I need the exercise.
     
  5. Dan Gerber

    Dan Gerber Platinum Level Contributor

    Thanks for the input, you guys. I'll be driving through Arizona next week ao I plan on visiting at least one H&H dealer so I can personally check out the construction of an aluminum Speedloader. It should be interesting comparing it to the construction of the 400-pound heavier Featherlite.

    What a hassle, though: No H& H dealers in California.
     
  6. SmallHurst

    SmallHurst The Polyglas Pimp!

    I know it is apples to oranges, but I love my H&H 24' enclosed. Very well put together and I will have had it for 4 years this summer. Their build quality is top notch!!
     

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