What body style are you going to get? Getting flames or other trick paint? They're really cool trailers. I lived in GA when I bought mine. I went up to Donnie's to see them before I ordered mine - then went back in 4 weeks and picked it up.
Concerning cargo capacity, Donnie says they're around 25 cuft. My Elite was supposedly 25 cuft also. Comparing the two, the car replica is bigger by about 3-5 cuft.
I have a Dauntless hitch. It's a vertical receiver and can't be seen if the ball mount isn't in. Pretty strong hitch, too. It is a six point mount and does mount to the subframe - that's the cage that holds the saddlebags and trunk, to name a few pieces, on the bike.
There's a lot of talk about hitches that mount to the subframe - which almost all hitches do. You never hear of subframe problems because of these hitches. So, IMO, it's a non-issue.
Joey, Donnie does not make the car replica trailers, however, he does paint/carpet them, etc. They are actually made by a gentleman in Rossville, GA. The last time I checked you could purchase one unpainted and without carpet for around $1,700.
Waiting on my 40 Ford Coupe!! Waited 8 weeks as of august 15th. Went to pick up on August 17th. He rolled it out of his garage and it was absolutely GEORGOUS, but it was CANDY orange instead of PEARL orange darn it!!!!!!! I communcated with Donnie yesterday via email. He has hired a second painter. Hopefully this will help. Donnie is just a great guy to deal with and his trailers are FIRST class!!!!
I have pulled my trailer over 50K. I have run the Tail of the Dragon, Hellbender and many dozens of other twisty roads. My floor boards are rubbed well and I have never felt a bind. I figure if the bike can scrap without feeling the fully loaded trailer I don't see a need for the tongue to swivel.