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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted January 05, 2013 - 07:28 AM

Later this morning, Steve and I will be going to get the new toy hauler. I put the thread here as it needs a little love. The back 3 cross supports are bent and at least one axle has an issue. I plan to document what all we do to it here. I did get a new pair of tail lights (LED). I may have to replace some boards on it as well. And there are ramps to build. I also want to put a toolbox on the front for straps and such to live in. Here's the 2 pics I have so far:

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I am getting this from a friends Dad and will take it across town (Collinsville,OK, about 20 miles from here) to my friends house as he has the welding toys to make this a great hauler. He (Aaron) has a source for more metal if that is needed.
I'll have some more pics later today. Once we get it to Aaron's, we'll see about getting the wood floor out so we can attack the issues. Plus I can look over the boards and see what needs replaced.

 


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 07:35 AM

I'm a fan....looks like it will haul just bout anything you need it to.  Look fwd to the upcoming progress.


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 07:41 AM

Good Luck. Trailers make life alot easier. 40+ years ago I worked in a factory building trailers. Laying them out and assembling was easiest when they're upside down. My two trailers for picking up tractors have winches that help alot when loading. Have fun too.
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Posted January 05, 2013 - 07:41 AM

Looks  like it's a pretty HD trailer 7k or more ?  You'll be able to haul some big scores home with that !  Good luck , Al


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 07:50 AM

Kenny, when you are looking at the ramp situation, consider making a storage spot under the trailer. Our last one, we had to tote the ramps around separately, the new trailer has places in the back to slide them in & under. Single hitch pin hold each one in it's rack. If you need a pic, I'll get a snow shovel out tomorrow & take some for you.
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Posted January 05, 2013 - 07:53 AM

Good luck Kenny.That is a pretty good looking trailer.


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 08:04 AM

Good Luck. Trailers make life alot easier. 40+ years ago I worked in a factory building trailers. Laying them out and assembling was easiest when they're upside down. My two trailers for picking up tractors have winches that help alot when loading. Have fun too.

I only have a 3000# winch, but plan to make a spot for it to attach easily.

 

Looks  like it's a pretty HD trailer 7k or more ?  You'll be able to haul some big scores home with that !  Good luck , Al

Al, they are 3500# axles, so it's 7000#'s.

 

Kenny, when you are looking at the ramp situation, consider making a storage spot under the trailer. Our last one, we had to tote the ramps around separately, the new trailer has places in the back to slide them in & under. Single hitch pin hold each one in it's rack. If you need a pic, I'll get a snow shovel out tomorrow & take some for you.

I know what you are talking about, Alan. My old backhoe trailer had those. Until I get it hooked up and can see how long I can (or need to) make them, then see if I have enough room for that length to go under there. I may need at least 6' for mower decks to clear. Plus the rear angle iron is bent right now. It will get straightened out or replaced as needed.


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 08:28 AM

Has  anyone used this type of tilting hitches for loading onto trailers like Kenny is getting ? Al

http://www.discount-...ilt-a-hitch.htm

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Posted January 05, 2013 - 08:39 AM

Has  anyone used this type of tilting hitches for loading onto trailers like Kenny is getting ? Al

http://www.discount-...ilt-a-hitch.htm

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Too bad it's discontinued! Neat Idea.

I'm toying with the idea of a short dove tail that would swing up and latch (short tail gate affair). I'll talk that over with Aaron. We would have to add supports to be let down at the back of the trailer. First off is getting it useable. And the first thing to haul may be TD&H's Bush Hog from Kansas.


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 08:40 AM

Has  anyone used this type of tilting hitches for loading onto trailers like Kenny is getting ? Al

http://www.discount-...ilt-a-hitch.htm

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Pretty slick idea. I have a trailer project in the future and that would sure help-Thankx Al.



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Posted January 05, 2013 - 08:41 AM

Good looking trailer Kenny--Didn't know about this hitch being dis-continued


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 08:47 AM

That'll be a nice trailer, once you get it set up the way you want to, Kenny. :thumbs:

You could start trucking GT's all over the country.


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 08:59 AM

Looks like a great toy hauler.  I would guess that the final touch will be Ford blue pin stripes ??


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 09:00 AM

best ramp is the attached ones. and if done correctly don't rattle !!   I hate a trailer that rattles all the time..


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 09:21 AM

Looks good Kenny! I will be watching to see the mods you do.

 

 

 

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