Fifth-Wheel Trailers usually hitch onto a pickup-truck cargo bed, but this new Shadow design from Harmon Industries, Warrensburg, Mo. tags onto a passenger-car rooftop. A removable steel plate, bolted to brackets along the roof gutters, take advantage of the roll-resistance built into modern roofs to firmly anchor the trailer hitch. Great maneuverability and easy tow handling are claimed for these rigs. Models of 18, 23, and 27 feet are being produced, and unfinished units are available for extra savings. Shell for the Shadow 18-foot Mini will start at about $1700; price is $6500 for the completed 27-footer fully equipped. Driver reports indicate the design is aerodynamically suitable and does not buffet at speed or in strong winds.
|Harmon Shadow Trailer Brochure|
|Harmon Shadow Trailer Manufacturing Plant, Warrensburg, Missouri|
Hi my name is Niki. I had a bright idea not too long ago and wow, I am not sure I knew what I was getting myself into. I happen to see a vintage trailer for sale on a storage lot and decided to buy it. My husband and I have restored classic cars for about the last 30 years and we have some experience at what it takes to re-create a classic but hmmm this is a real head scratcher. Where to start?????????
If you watch the you tube videos you will have an excellent idea of the unique trailer I have. It certainly is a one of a kind trailer. You may very well have seen these videos at some time in your life.
Now that I have bought it, I want to either restore it or sell it. Not sure until I get into the de-struction of it how much work I am in for. The trailer appears to have had some of it's life in a barn, as it is not as bad as it could be for the year it is. But it still needs a complete restoration to be the strange invention it was meant to be.
Is anyone out there familiar with this trailer? I have scoured the internet for information on them and there just isn't any.