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#46 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 06:59 PM

I came thru KY & W. Virginia. Came right through Lexington.


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Posted January 08, 2013 - 10:16 AM

I came thru KY & W. Virginia. Came right through Lexington.


You were 15 minutes from me. Nice trailer btw

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 12:19 PM

I have a very simliar trailer and the comment to leave top rails was correct. I can look in mirrors and watch the corners bounce from side to side, tons of flex when empty, so much, one of the corner welds broke. I couldn't imagine how bad without the top rails. If you want a side gate, make sure you put some extra support under the bed in that area.

 

 

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 05:16 PM

Marty, I probably won't do the side gate. But, if I do, I will make sure things are supported and braced very well. I go way overboard most of the time.



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Posted January 09, 2013 - 06:13 PM

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Posted January 12, 2013 - 05:54 AM

Well, I goofed up. I left the camera home yesterday. But, most every cross member is straightened out. The axles now have a bit of crown to them. All-in-all, a productive day. I had to take 2 cross members out, one between the axles so we could get the to the axles. The other was  behind the axles, too crooked to straighten in place. Aaron got home right at dark and we got out the rose bud and straightened them in the dark. I'll weld them back in today, And I will have the camera!

I will have to remove the cross pieces at the rear, but need to weld in the one forward before taking them out.

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Aaron has a new piece that I can put across the back for the one with the hitch on it. Then I can get the boards back in and start ramps for it.

 

I just ordered a new jack for it. 5000 lbs lift, 8000 static. 15" lift, drop leg.


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Posted January 12, 2013 - 08:35 AM

I didn't notice how bent those axle where until I looked close !   You have you work cut out on those I bet . Al


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Posted January 12, 2013 - 08:55 AM

They were a challenge, Al. I'll get a pic of the jack we used on them. I ran a chain around each end near the spindle and put a chunk of channel iron over it where the jack set. Took several tries on each one, but they came back. I'm not sure how much 'crown' they came with, but I have close to 1/2" right now.  I have a 2-Ton cable come-along, w/ 3/8" cable in it. That worked real well to pull things back to straight. It was really easier than I had figured on. I hope to have it ready today to put the floor back in.


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Posted January 12, 2013 - 09:15 AM

All in all,I'd say you got yourself a pretty good trailer.


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Posted January 12, 2013 - 12:48 PM

Kenny, I would seriously consider strengthening the axles that were straightened because now that have been bent twice, and that makes them weaker than they were new. I would take a piece of pipe with the same ID as the axle OD and cut it in half lengthwise and weld one half to each axle, on the top. It would add just enough additional strength to undo the weakness. Either that or just derate your trailer's capacity. I know you said hauling a car on it, but those trailers aren't really designed for that use, as that is more closely considered to be a landscape trailer, which is great for GT's, because they have a more distributed load across a trailer (4 points per unit, and mabey 4 units is 16 points). A car loads exactly 4 points, and that is it. Anyway, a car or equipment trailer is better for hauling cars. My rule of thumb on it it can haul a car or not is: If it has (and needs) railings it shouldn't haul a car, if it doesn't have (or need) railing it can haul a car. Just my two cents. Basicly, as for GT hauling, you have an excellent trailer for capacity vs. empty weight.


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Posted January 12, 2013 - 05:06 PM

If it did haul a car, it wouldn't be more than 20 miles and only once or twice. Normal usage is the GT's and long lumber. No where near rated capacity.


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Posted January 12, 2013 - 05:56 PM

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Posted January 12, 2013 - 06:08 PM

I would love to post some but my cell phone won't cough them up, so I no longer have one. It's TRASH. Gotta find one now that works. This thing was a piece of sh.. to start. Anybody have a decent cell phone for sale?



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Posted January 13, 2013 - 05:53 AM

I have all the under structure welded and straightened. I was hoping to get the boards installed, but the freezing rain hit and half the trailer was out side the garage. Plus the flooring was out there too. No pics, sorry for that but the phone is in pieces now. I'll be shopping for one again. I gotta remember to take the camera next trip.

I got the LED tail lights on it. They are very bright.



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Posted January 13, 2013 - 08:03 AM

Now why would the phone be in pieces ? Its not a Polaroid is it LOL !! I hate when that happens....
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