29 November 2004
29 November 2004
Second Trunk Trailers Inc, have developed new “extra storage” fibreglass trailers custom matched to car models.
The company's literature for the trailers state that ""the all-new fibreglass trailers turn passenger cars into functional six-wheel automotive systems."" Available in custom designs to match the “first trunk” of any passenger sedan, Second Trunk’s compact trailers provide extra storage space as needed, while stowing upright in minimal garage space.
“Trunks of cars are getting smaller and smaller these days. That’s okay most of the time, but who hasn’t needed extra storage on occasion?” says Tom Barquinero, CEO of Second Trunk Trailers, Inc. “Our fibreglass trailers allow you to “morph” your sedan or sporty coupe into a much larger vehicle on a moment’s notice. You’re now equipped with an automotive system that allows you to transport more of your lifestyle and its cargo.”
Second Trunk Trailers are custom-matched to a specific make and model, and come equipped with identical rims, tyres and automotive paint.
The trailers also feature a dolly wheel on the tongue for easy-on/easy-off manoeuvrability.
The Second Trunk Trailer Company offer three models;
The Roadster Valet, available now, is designed for premium mid-sized sedans. This trailer delivers 25.0 cubic feet of interior cargo space – which is 50% bigger than the average mid-sized sedan boot.
The Coupe Limousine, designed for convertible sports cars and roadsters that typically have very limited storage space, is large enough to comfortably take your gear along on a road trip and available in the spring of 2005.
The Cargo Caboose, which will come in two size configurations to fit a variety of SUVs, will be available in the summer of 2005.
The available Roadster Valet measures 77.25” in length from hitch coupler to rear bumper, typically less than half the length of a mid-sized sedan. The company add that “in sum, its compact profile is nothing short of striking.”
The Roadster Valet’s trunk lid consists of double reinforced fibreglass composite and weighs in at a heavyweight 37 pounds and retails for USD$4800.00.
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