Light weight, enclosed trailers for Sports Cars & Street Rods 

ORDER INFO

 Information to order a Serpent Express Trailer and Serpent Express Retro Kit

Protect your investment!
 


ADVANTAGES of Serpent Express
 

  • Enclosed car hauler
  • Car inside stays clean
  • Lightweight, smaller tow vehicle
  • Safe: easier to stop than "big box"
  • Smaller: easier to park and store
  • Aerodynamic: low wind drag 
  • Good fuel economy 
  • Reasonable capital investment
  • Custom built for your needs

  

To Order a Serpent Express Trailer

1. Determine if one of these locations for pickup will work for you:
- SE USA - Flowery Branch near Atlanta, GA
- NW USA - near Portland, OR
- UTAH - near Salt Lake City, UT
- SoCal - Encinitas near Carlsbad, CA
- SoCal - Simi Valley, Near LA
- NorCal - Elk Grove near Sacramento
- Arizona - Tucson, AZ
- Midwest - Three Rivers, MI
- NE USA - Norton, MA
- EAST USA - Greensboro, NC
- TEXAS - Grapevine Near Dallas

2. Decide which options

BASE OPTIONS

- Basic 14' Serpent Express: $4495
- Fully assembled: standard
- Flush mount Front & rear tie downs: standard
REQUIRED BASE OPTIONS
- 2018 Steel Surcharge (Steel SE only): $375
- Electric Brakes on second axle: $225
- Radial Tire Upgrade $25 each

- LED rear lights: $95
- Dual rib top frame for extra highway wind resistance: $100
- If applicable: CA, GA, OR, TX destination charge: $200

OTHER BASE OPTIONS
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Aluminum adder: $1955 (See Note G & J)
- 15' adder: $150
- 16' adder: $300
- 17' adder: $350
- 18' adder: $400
- 20' Adder: $500
- Powder Coat Frame where Available: $200
- Super Size: $300 (See note D)

TOP OPTIONS
- Dual Stripes: $165 (See Note C)
- Passenger door: $200: (See Note F)
- Front Side Doors for E-Track access & Front Door: $100
- Front Side Doors for E-Track access & No Front Door: $0
- Right Rear Side Door for E-Track access: $50
- Flat Top for lower garage door height access: $150

DECK OPTIONS (See Note G)
- Steel plate full deck: $300 + $50/ft. over 14 ft.
- E-Track partial length: $200 (front only)
- E-Track full length: $500

WHEEL OPTIONS
- Alloy rims w/ Radial Tires: $550 (See Note M)
- Radial tire upgrade $25 each; req'd option
- Spare alloy rim w tire loose: $200
- Spare matching wheel including matching alloy spoke rim, Radial tire, Hub w Bearings, and mounting bracket, curb side: $375 (FL only)
- Spare standard rim w tire: $130
- Spare mount, curb side: $55
- Chrome Center Caps: $35 set of 4
- Trim "Beauty" Rings: $85 set of 4
- Tire balance: $15 each

            NOTES:

A. Canopy color standard: Black with best UV protection
           
B. Medium Gray, White and Light Gray stain on the highway, less UV protection...no longer offered.
           
C. Dual stripes any available color, welded on choose 6.75" wide each with 1" space, or 10" wide with 3" space.
           
D. "Super Size" is taller for tall Street Rods, etc. (Corvettes, older British sports cars fit in a standard SE)  Newer Mustangs have non-folding mirrors and are therefore too wide for a standard SE. 60's muscle cars are typically too wide as well.  A standard SE is 78" wide clearance inside.  Porsche RS3 is too wide.
           
E. Broadway deck is not offered; gets too dirty from tires.
           
F. Passenger door for right hand drive or backing the car in SE.
           
G. All-aluminum reduces weight by approx 600-700 lbs, requires electric brakes on second axle option, available at Midwest, Texas, and Oregon locations only. (see note J) Total weight only 1200-1350 lbs. Includes Alloy frame, deck, fenders, and ramps.  Fender is approx. 8" above SE Deck for car door clearance.

           
H. Bolt-on steel or weld-on aluminum fittings required for aluminum trailers.

           
J. Oregon aluminum has standard wood deck standard; not quite as lightweight, but no rust!  Oregon optional Polished Diamond Plate Aluminum add $600.
 

L. SE typical inside clearance is 78"-79"; requiring more clearance will require special engineering and extra cost. Cars that have non-folding mirrors present a challenge (New Mustangs and Vipers).  Check overall width including mirrors. IMPORTANT.  See Note D.

M. Typical Alloy Wheel and Radial Tire Upgrade:
 
           

NOTICE
The SE is provided to your dimensions; you are responsible to see that your car fits inside. The SE frame is 2" thick, sides, top, and front.  So on an 82" deck for example, you lose 4" for 78" width clearance inside.  The hood clearance and top clearance depends on if you have specified a tall enough unit.  Check your car profile and send us those dimensions so we can propose a shape for you to approve.  Failure to fit is costly for you; new covers are not inexpensive.

                 

Aluminum saves tow weight! 

ORDERS

Serpent Express Trailers or Retro Kits sold or under construction as of Dec 1, 2016:

  1. GA Unique 65 427 S/C Roadster
  2. OH FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  3. NM SPF 65 427 S/C Roadster
  4. AZ SPF 65 427 S/C Roadster
  5. OR ERA 65 427 S/C Roadster
  6. IL SPF 65 427 S/C Roadster  --> PA
  7. ID ERA 65 427 S/C Roadster --> BC
  8. AZ SPF 65 427 S/C Roadster
  9. OR FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster --> CA
  10. N.CA FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster --> So Cal
  11. OR FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  12. NV FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  13. FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster & FFR Type 65 Coupe --> S.CA
  14. NC SPF 65 427 S/C Roadster -->  SC FFR Type 65 Coupe
  15. MI SPF 65 427 S/C Roadster
  16. VA SPF 65 427 S/C Roadster
  17. AX SPF 65 427 S/C Roadster
  18. AZ FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  19. S.CA BDR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  20. S.CA FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  21. AZ FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  22. AZ FFR 427 S/C Roadster 
  23. VA SPF 65 427 S/C Roadster
  24. MI FFR Spec Racer Roadster
  25. S.CA KMP 64 289 FIA Roadster --> UT FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster & 65 396 Corvette Sting Ray --> TX Lotus Evora
  26. TX FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  27. UT --> CFX 65 427 S/C Roadster
  28. NY ERA 64 289 FIA Roadster
  29. VA FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  30. FL FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  31. UT SVC 66 427 S/C Roadster
  32. WA FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  33. GA BDR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  34. N.CA ERA 65 427 S/C Roadster
  35. FL SPF 65 427 S/C Roadster
  36. MD EMM 65 427 S/C Roadster
  37. ID 03 Z06 Corvette Race Car
  38. IL SPF 65 427 S/C Roadster
  39. S.CA FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  40. MA FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  41. N.CA SVC 66 427 S/C Roadster
  42. FL FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  43. S.CA FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  44. N.CA FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster --> S.CA
  45. KY SPF 65 427 S/C Roadster
  46. N.CA M/B CLK 320 Coupe
  47. ID C5 Corvette Race Car
  48. CO FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  49. N.CA FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  50. S.CA FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  51. MI FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  52. UT SVC 66 427 S/C Roadster --> AZ 427 S/C
  53. UT FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  54. CT FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  55. IL KMP 65 427 S/C Roadster
  56. TX LSC 65 427 S/C Roadster
  57. TX FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster & 34 Ford Street Rod
  58. CT FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  59. IL EMM 65 427 S/C Roadster & 66 GT-40 Race Car
  60. AB FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  61. SD 66 GT-40
  62. PA FFR Type 65 Coupe
  63. IL Classic 65 427 S/C Roadster
  64. NY FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  65. FL SPF 65 427 S/C Roadster
  66. CA FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  67. TX LSC 65 427 S/C Roadster
  68. GA FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  69. WA FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  70. MO FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  71. SD 65 427 S/C Roadster & C5 Corvette
  72. TN FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  73. WA SPF 65 427 S/C Roadster
  74. TN FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  75. PA Zappa Racing
  76. WI FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  77. CO LSC 65 427 S/C Roadster
  78. PA 67 Jaguar XKE
  79. GA FFR Type 65 Coupe
  80. TX LSC 65 427 S/C Rdstr, 65 Daytona, 66 Fairlane GTA
  81. TN FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster & Mustang or Vette
  82. OR FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  83. PA FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  84. KA CSX-2321 289 Roadster & C2 Corvette Sting Ray
  85. MA FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  86. MI FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  87. NY DBR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  88. AR 78 Lotus Esprit & 61 Corvette --> PA FFR 427 S/C
  89. NY FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  90. TX FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster & FFR Type 65 Daytona Coupe
  91. TX FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  92. TX FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  93. S.CA SPF 65 427 S/C Roadster
  94. IL FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster & 67 Camaro
  95. AR FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster & 65 Mustang
  96. MN FFR Challenge Series Racer
  97. OH 30 Ford Street Rod
  98. SC CSX-2456 289 Roadster
  99. MI  FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  100. S.CA FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  101. FL FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  102. MA 60 Corvette & 56 Corvette
  103. NH 54 Aston Martin & Jaguar XK120
  104. IL FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  105. OH SPF Daytona Coupe
  106. MA FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  107. MI Sports Cars
  108. AR SPF 65 427 S/C Roadster Silver Anniversary
  109. AR SPF 65 Daytona & 33 Ford Vicky Street Rod
  110. GA FFR 427 S/C Roadster
  111. TX SPF 427 S/C Roadster
  112. OR BDR 427 S/C Roadster
  113. IL FFR 427 S/C Roadster & 69 Camaro
  114. IL BDR 427 S/C Roadster & Thunder Roadster
  115. CO 32 Ford Coupe Street Rod 
  116. TX SPF 427 S/C Roadster 
  117. TX SPF Daytona Coupe, Z06 Corvette
  118. IL FFR 427 S/C Roadster
  119. TN FFR Type 65 Daytona Coupe
  120. UT 32 Ford Roadster --> WA FFR Roadster & 33 Hot Rod
  121. OH FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  122. S.CA 72 Maserati Khamsin, 69 Lamborghini Espada, 72 Alfa Romeo Montreal, 92 Ferrari 512 Testarossa, GT40 Mk II, Ferrari 360 Modena
  123. CA 32 Ford Roadster Street Rod
  124. FL FFR 33 Ford Street Rod & FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  125. NY FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  126. AZ 69 AMX
  127. AR FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  128. MA FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  129. MA FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
  130. TX LSC 65 427 S/C Roadster
  131. TX LSC 65 427 S/C Roadster
  132. TX LSC 65 427 S/C Roadster
133. TN FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
134.
OH 2005 Lotus Elise & 64 Corvair Convert
135. TX KMS 427 S/C Roadster
136. FL Porsche 08 & 16 GT3 RS
137. FL FFR 427 S/C Roadster & 2008 Harley Ultra Classic

138. IL FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
139. SC FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
141. TX FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
142. TX KMS 65 427 S/C Roadster
143. FL EM 65 427 S/C Roadster
144. AZ FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
145. OH FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster & 57 T-Bird
146. WI Pontiac 68 GTO
147. TX FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
148. MD FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
149. TX 55 Porsche 550 Spyder
150. KS FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
151. TX FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster & 65 GT-40 "J-Car"
152. WI Porsche 64 356 C Cabriolet
153. MO FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
154. WI replacement for SE-146
155. OH FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
156. MO FFR 65 427 S/C Roadster
157. Could be
yours!
   
To Order a Serpent Express Retro Kit

SCOPE
- Custom cover to fit existing car hauler trailer
- Fittings for frame
- Plans, Diagrams, & Instructions
- Help Desk

RECOMMENDATIONS
- Deck width 82-83"
- Deck length 14', 15', 16', 17', or 18'
- Dovetail rear
- Full deck, not open center
- Tandem axle, not single
- Tilt Deck ok but are narrower

ASSEMBLY REQUIRED
- Owner or his agent
- Or certified "SE Assembler"
- Typically weld-on fittings but optional bolt-on
- Parts needed locally Lowes or Home Depot (budget $250)
- - Tubing 1" EMT conduit
- - Base Bar 1/2" conduit
- - Rear Door Slide Bar 1/2" Conduit
- - Insulation, screws, bolts, etc.

COSTS
- Basic Kit $1700 for 14' standard roadster height (See Note D)
--- 15' add $50
--- 15.5' add $75
--- 16' add $100
--- 17' add $125
--- 18' add $150
--- 20' add $175
- Shipping $95

OPTIONS
- Adder for "Super Size" tall vehicles: $300 (See Note D)
- Dual rib top frame for extra highway wind resistance: $100
- Dual stripes welded on cover: $165
- Second driver door: $200
- Front wheel-access side doors for E-Track: $100
- Right Rear Wheel E-track access: $50
- Bolt-on steel Fittings: $75
- Weld-on alloy base Fittings: $110 (See Note H)
- Wheel Trim ("Beauty") Rings: $85
- Assembly by SE Pro Assembler: $600 + $250 local parts
- Replacement Cover Only: Deduct $500
- Flat Top for lower garage door height clearance: $150

 ADVANTAGES of SE Retro Kit
  • Enclose existing car hauler
  • Car dry and clean
  • Lightweight, smaller tow vehicle
  • Safe, easier to stop than "big box"
  • Smaller, easier to park and store
  • Least capital investment
  • Delivery: 6-7 weeks at this time (Mar 2018) 
  • Custom fit to your trailer, exact fit
  • Ordinary tools to install

TOWING RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Follow all tow vehicle manufacturer recommendations
  • Do not exceed total weight limits
  • Midsize SUV or Pickup typical
  • V6 or V8 engine typical
  • 4-wheel brakes on trailer, inspect/service annually
  • Brake controller in tow vehicle, adjusted properly
  • Good tires on SE, check dates as they expire 9 years
  • Check electrical: lights, signals, brakes before each trip 
  • Proper inflation on trailer tires to sidewall pressure
  • Use extreme care in tie down...no short cuts 
  • Have a safe trip!

 

       
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