I just read all your posts over the last 3 years and it’s obvious you love your ProLine. I purchased my Proline just a year ago so this has been my first winter with it. Coming from a clamshell, it’s a huge improvement but there are still things I’m learning regarding the loading and unloading. The amount of ice inside the trailer is something I did not have with the prior trailer and the ice/snow on the ramp door when closing is a constant cleaning.
Regarding tie-downs, I use Superclamps for the front and rear of both sleds (used them on my prior trailer). They are pricey but the icing issue in the floor rails does not affect them. Something to consider should you get tired of the current tie downs.
Another item i use is the MegaHitch to lock the tongue when the trailer is not connected to the truck. I have another for my camping trailer. Anything can be stolen if they want it bad enough and both trailers are insured but the hitch lock will slow them down.
We always ride NH trails. I’ll keep an eye out for your Cayenne and ProLine in the lots (not many Cayennes towing sleds).
I'm sure I have written it before but, never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I'd have some trailer that cost more than my first new 2004 500SS at $6,500. Now the SNO714 starts at $8,500. The thing is, it is so worth it for how well built the trailer is, never mind the ride in and ride-out with the V-nose door.
This past month has been different, at least where I am, and with what we've been doing which was;
1. It snowed, and snowed and stayed cold, like really-cold so that nothing inside of the trailer could ever thaw out properly, unlike other seasons where at least in northeast MA, it often gets above freezing enough so that the channels in the trailer stay clean. The other part, with so much powder to thankfully ride-in, I've never put the sleds into the trailer loaded up with so much stuff in the rear suspension and tunnel.
2. The trailer is insulated enough that it stays either warm enough or cold enough.
I also keep a small axe for all the ice buildup both in the floor channels and the doors-or the drop down doors won't close.
I chalk it up to it just being winter and the joy of needing to deal with snow and ice, from having so much fun. Winter is tough, but we are tougher.
The Cayenne is really just a truck/another SUV. Every top of the line full sized quarter ton pickup costs more, never mind a Raptor, and used, they are not all that much but a name/badge. That it is a diesel is perfect. There is a good reason VW had cheated wtih the emissions as their 3.0L diesel engines are phenomenal.