Sometimes your cargo hold is too small.
You dont want to get out a hauler, because you only need a little bit more space, so what you need is a small trailer…
ALL stats subject to reconsideration…
My initial thoughts were
small trailer - towable by frigate and dessie, able to carry 250m3 - so for example, a venture could bring some extra mining crystals or a set of gas huffers.
medium trailer - towable by cruiser/battlecruiser - able to carry something like 500m3 or maybe 1000m3 - help with salvaging/looting
large trailer - maybe 3500 to 5000m3 able to carry a reasonable amount of gear, but not enough to negate the use of haulers.
there are some interesting opportunities here…
you might have fitting slots to improve capacity, or tank of the trailer
when under attak, you might drop the trailer to get away
clearly it would have adverse effects on agi, speed, acceleration etx.
you could also put a limit on the time a detached trailer exists
you might also make it impossilble to destry -but able to be hacked (picked?) with a data analyser, before opening.
very early days on this idea, feel free to pull it apart, put it together, and find a way to make it ba
lanced and useful…