Towing the Aerovault halfway across the country | Nicest trailer ever?

By J.G. Pasterjak
Sep 7, 2021 | SCCA, Corvette, Solo Nationals, Aerovault

Although we towed our Corvette Z06 down to Sebring International Raceway with the Aerovault trailer, the roads between our home base of Daytona Beach and Sebring are flatter than a middle school cafeteria cheese pizza. So we were curious how the truck and trailer would behave through the more rolling terrain and low-grade mountains between Florida and Nebraska.

The result so far? Darn good.

We have to back the speed down just a little bit compared to our open trailer. The Tundra will pull the loaded open trailer at 70mph in sixth gear on flat land, but we find that it prefers to tow the Aerovault a tick slower so that it’s not constantly hunting between fifth and sixth gears.

At those speeds, the Aerovault feels rock steady behind the Tundra. So steady, in fact, you forget it’s back there at times. The trailer actually has the effect of acting like a rudder, making the tow vehicle even more directionally stable.

We're averaging 11.3mpg with the Aerovault. The Tundra usually sees an even 12mpg towing an open trailer, but that’s across Florida’s flat terrain. Look for some real A-B testing once we’re back home.

A husky car like our Corvette is a tight fit but that’s the point of the Aerovault: Its smaller profile than the traditional enclosed trailer cuts a smaller hole through the air. The Aerovault also features a full belly pan.

If you’re at Solo Nats or LS Fest East and want a tour of the Aerovault, just hit us up. It’s worth the examination. Everywhere you look inside or out on the trailer you see things that have not been merely installed or assembled, but thoughtfully conceived, designed and implemented, down to LED lighting and speed-rated tires.

It’s a cool rig and a joy to pull.

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Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/7/21 2:43 p.m.

Looks tight - Do you winch the car in or do you drive in and winch yourself out?

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