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Posted November 21, 2015 - 12:55 PM

Went to an auction today and came home with a trailer lol.
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Posted November 21, 2015 - 01:03 PM

Steel deck,,way to go!


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Posted November 21, 2015 - 01:09 PM

:thumbs: Nice..


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Posted November 21, 2015 - 01:19 PM

Nice looking trailer.  Are both tires on the right side the same size?  Front looks like a smaller tire & wheel.


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Posted November 21, 2015 - 01:41 PM

Steel deck, good. Rest of load in first pix, should have stayed! Brakes on it? Ramps somewhere under? Wait! Second look, trick picture, stuff in your yard, not trailer. Never Mind!

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Posted November 21, 2015 - 01:54 PM

More details on the trailer.
The tire size concern is an optical illusion, as the trailer hitch on the truck is about 3-4" too high for the trailer, and that front tire just started off the concrete.
All wheels and tires are good condition sized 225/75R-15 (I think). Three match, the forth is close match.
As you guys can see it has 6 lug wheels, which means 5200 pound each axles (no I will not load that much on it) but it does mean it should be able to stop it with four big brakes.
The fenders are junk, but I know where I can buy new ones cheap enough ($40 each). The jack has seen better days. Works but I plan to set it back so I can open the tailgate.
Ramps are non existent, just like the wiring Lol. I have three ideas, one of which is simple enough.
(a) loose ramps (no thanks) (b) make a rampgate for it. © just make it so I can use the ramps off the green trailer that I built since I can't pull two trailers at the same time.
Still need to add tie downs.
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Posted November 21, 2015 - 01:58 PM

When you rewire it run the wires in cheap 3/8" garden hose and they will last a lot longer.  Ice, mud snow etc. won't be pulling on them and won't catch on weeds, etc. to tear them loose.


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Posted November 21, 2015 - 02:13 PM

When you rewire it run the wires in cheap 3/8" garden hose and they will last a lot longer.  Ice, mud snow etc. won't be pulling on them and won't catch on weeds, etc. to tear them loose.


I usually run tray cable on my trailers into outdoor sealed electrical boxes with CGB connectors. I know it's overkill.

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Posted November 21, 2015 - 03:06 PM

I usually run tray cable on my trailers into outdoor sealed electrical boxes with CGB connectors. I know it's overkill.


I would not call it overkill if you only have to do it once. Every time my son or grandson borrow mine I have to replace a light or wires.
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Posted November 21, 2015 - 03:20 PM

I usually run tray cable on my trailers into outdoor sealed electrical boxes with CGB connectors. I know it's overkill.


Much better than trying to find the bad spot in the wire.
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Posted November 21, 2015 - 03:55 PM

OK, Splain' it!  Tray cable???  Sealed boxes? CGB connectors?  Have no idea on the overkill part not knowing what they are?

I've used just 1/2 conduit in pieces to run wires, hold them up with conduit clamps, one or two screw, but wires still hang out at some areas. I also use little corrugated tube like in cars for the ends going to the lights. Have to tape at ends and occasionally to keep them closed up. I think the lights that fit into the cut-outs like big trucks use are the way to go on my next project if ever is one.


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Posted November 21, 2015 - 05:08 PM

OK, Splain' it!  Tray cable???  Sealed boxes? CGB connectors?  Have no idea on the overkill part not knowing what they are?
I've used just 1/2 conduit in pieces to run wires, hold them up with conduit clamps, one or two screw, but wires still hang out at some areas. I also use little corrugated tube like in cars for the ends going to the lights. Have to tape at ends and occasionally to keep them closed up. I think the lights that fit into the cut-outs like big trucks use are the way to go on my next project if ever is one.


Tray cable is multi wire cabe with a tough outter, flexible sheath. Sealed boxes are what you would put an outdoor receptacle in to keep water out. CGB connectors allow one to have a watertight seal between box and wire sheath.
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Posted November 21, 2015 - 05:13 PM

Now, hold on Casey.  I went over your original post to see how much of the criteria was met.

New?  No.

Treated lumber floor?  Uh uh.

Side load?  Nope

Ramps? Nein

Can't tell on size but it certainly looks to be a beast of a trailer.  My guess is you couldn't say no since it was an auction and most guys are looking for small trailers to compensate for their 4 foot long truck beds.

 

Whatever the price, you did well my friend.  That trailer should last you a good long time.  I just thought it was a good opportunity to bust your chops a little.  Happy trailering!

 

Hey, I've done the same exact thing.


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Posted November 21, 2015 - 05:18 PM

Conrad's and I hope it serves you well. :thumbs:


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Posted November 21, 2015 - 05:27 PM

Nice rig looks like you could get into the hauling business with that


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