Looking for a couple of MTFCA decales maybe 12-18" in diameter that I could put on my new enclosed car trailer. I have searched the web site and if they are on there, I am missing them. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
My suggestion would be to copy/paste the standard MTFCA/horseless carriage club logo (make sure mtfca says it's ok to use). There are many local ma and pop decal places or places that do decals for trucking companies that I'm sure would be happy to do it for you. You probably have some nearby, do a google search. That's probably your best bet. I had a friend get the logo for the septic business they started done in this manner.
MTFCA Decals 3", 12", 24"
Thank you. I have two ordered. I went to the MTFCA store but could not find them. Now I would like to get one for the St Louis Chapter. I was given a name and phone number but when I called, she did not know anything about decals. She said her sister might and she is going to do some checking.
I am not out to poor cold water on your excitement about putting decals on your new enclosed trailer. However, not advertising what's possibly in your trailer may help on keeping it from being stolen.
Suggest putting a good tong lock on when it's stored.
I have thought just the opposite Les, Model T decals might let a thief know that the contents of the trailer aren't anything he knows much about, has any interest in, or can sell parts off of for quick cash.
It's the opposite of having NHRA decals on a trailer, which will almost certainly have expensive parts that are much easier to sell inside it, or contracting/plumbing logos that indicate tools and copper pipe inside.
It all depends on how smart the thief is.
Perhaps an MTFCA logo on one side and an NRA logo on the other....
I don't want anyone to think that I am paranoid but I chain the wheels on both sides of my trailer to the axles and have the tongue locked closed on the theory that thieves are lazy and will take the trailer that is easiest to steal. I was going to have my trailer lettered with the logo of the cars that I own but the guy who does the lettering talked me out of it because he said his experience was that trailers that identified what might be in them were the ones most likely to be stolen. We did however put a distinctive marking on the roof of the trailer so it could be spotted from the air if it was ever stolen.
None would be the best choice.
"City Morgue Support Vehicle" would be my choice.
"Hazardous Waste Material Inside"
Sperm bank Cryo truck logo We had a local guy who's business was collecting samples for horse and cow breeding. No one touched his truck
I would use a magnetic sign rather than a decal.
Ted, most trailers have aluminum siding on them.
for some reason, my magnetic signs won't stick to my aluminum skinned trailer.
This is O.T., but possibly amusing to the thread. I used to fly sailplanes - long-winged aircraft with no engines. We transport them, with the wings and stabilizers removed and held parallel to the fuselage, in LO_O_ONG, low trailers. One time a glider pilot hauling his trailer stopped for lunch. The cute waitress asked what was in his trailer, and he replied: "Championship alligators. I can haul six of them. They're asleep most of the time, but sometimes some idiot bangs on the side of the trailer and wakes them up. Then they start roaring and thrashing around, and it gets kind of interesting." The waitress looked a bit dubious, and asked: "Come on, what's really in there?" He said: "An airplane with no engine. I get it pulled up with a rope, and then I let go of the rope. Sometimes I can fly hundreds of miles, with no gas and no noise, and come back and land in the same place I took off." She thought a minute and said: "I liked your other story better."
Noel, you'll have to use sutures!
Noel, on This Old House just now I saw them paint a wall with a paint that a magnet will sick to. Maybe just a little dab will do you.
When I bought my enclosed trailer I asked about decals, and the consensus then was the more you made it easier to find, the less likely it was to get stolen. Also, with MTFCA and/or HCCA decals on it, thieves would realize it was not full of expensive tools which are easy to sell. How do you sell a Model T on the street? ;-) I also put the Model T Centennial decals on it. So whenever I stop, people start talking to me about my T. FWIW
Here is my trailer it also has a MTFCA club decal on the roof. I lean towards Steven's idea.
I have two friends who have had their enclosed trailers stolen with model T's stored inside. The trailers/model T's have not been recovered. One was a very nice 1911 touring in a new trailer which is probably in Mexico.
Sadly....it happens. Vehicles that are stolen here in southern California often end up in Mexico and never return.
Around here they do not care what is in the trailer. They steal trailers to make meth labs out of them. You just have to make it too hard so the thief goes somewhere else.
How about putting "Drinking Water FROM Flint Michigan" on it? I would not take it, only if my house was on fire!