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I see lots of photos of cars sitting on the Play Pal trailer. This looks great in a photo but doesn't woork so good in actual play.

I'm looking for ideas on how to keep the car on the trailer. Not just Play Pals but Hot Wheels an clones.


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I guess you could glue a square dowel (kinda like a wheel chocks) or you could make a fold down ramp that hinges from the bottom kinda like a tail gate on a pickup.

Just ideas.

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The chocks are probably the simplest maybe the best solution.
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I have used coffee stir sticks for many things.  Seems it would work for this too.  You can get a box of 1000 for $5 or less.   They are extra thin and make it easy to do grate patterns on trailers, stop bumps on flatbeds, spacers if you accidently cut a fitted piece too wide.....  you get the idea.  I love them, Udie put the idea in my head a few years back.
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I like the stir stick idea.
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You could just cut grooves or indents across the flat deck where the wheels of the vehicles will fit so that it would take a bit more inertia for the vehicle to roll off the flat deck.
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on my car carriers i put a small powerfull magnet in the bottom of the car and a nailhead in the carrier works great
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on my car carriers i put a small powerfull magnet in the bottom of the car and a nailhead in the carrier works great



That would work very well.

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on my car carriers i put a small powerfull magnet in the bottom of the car and a nailhead in the carrier works great

How do you get the magnet to stay in car? Always been skeptical about coming loose
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That would work very well.
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I would counter bore for the magnet so it is flush with the bottom then epoxy the magnet into the hole. Same as they do for cabinet latches. I'm assuming we are talking about rare earth magnets.
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Tried some 1/8 inch high wood edges. Play Pal car goes right over them. Surprisingly, so did the hot wheels car I was testing with. 

A Play Pal car cut from a 2x4 will straddled the trailer with the wheels dangling over the side. The bottom of the car sits on the trailer. One would think it would stay put. Nope, slides right off at the slightest provocation. Shiny smooth paint and a curved bottom yields a small low friction contact patch.

Gluing on some side rails. The little harbor freight clamps work good for this as long as you don't mess with them. Bump them wrong and they will pop off and go flying across the room. I still haven found them all. I neet to find something sticky enough to hold bits of sandpaper on them.

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