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Posted August 03, 2011 - 04:16 PM

Spent most of the day getting the trailer all loaded and ready for the show at Scottville, Michigan this weekend.
I can get 4 tractors loaded on but the Agricat crawler had to be turned sideways to do it.

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 04:25 PM

By golly, Ray, I think you have a load. Glad you could squeeze them all on there. That is an awesome looking rig, from front to rear. Thanks for the picks.
By the way, what have you got for power in the truck? It's pretty cool in itself.
Have a safe trip!
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Posted August 03, 2011 - 04:59 PM

Ray, I bet you are good at Tetris.

That a good load job.
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Posted August 03, 2011 - 05:04 PM

So fitting to pull the old iron WITH old iron! :thumbs:
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Posted August 03, 2011 - 05:21 PM

:wave:Great job now this is what it's was all for. Love it from front to rear.
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Posted August 03, 2011 - 05:37 PM

Good looking rig and tractors. I've been following your build thread and really like your work. I have made 2 different trailers close to this in the past. One was even pulled with a '58 Ford 1 ton. The only problem I ever had was wind drag, it was different than anything that I've ever pulled. My fifth-wheel camper and goose neck stock trailer, with overhead storage both pulled better than the camper/gooseneck combo. My diesel would pull O.K. but I really lost MPG. The old '58 really didn't like it untill I made a wind deflector that mounted to the front frame of the trailer. I had it fixed so I could unbolt it when the camper wasn't on. I feel that the problem was the distance that the overhang was back frome the truck cab. It would allow the air to get down under the camper and really try to lift. With the other trailers the front overhead was quite abit closer to the cab. Maybe your wind flow will be different than mine but the deflector is a easy fix if not.
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Posted August 03, 2011 - 05:44 PM

Bentwrench, good observation. I hadn't thought about that at all. Glad you brought it up.

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Posted August 03, 2011 - 06:18 PM

Bentwrench
I'm glad you brought that up as it is something that I had wondered about.
Tomorrow will be the first run with the revised trailer so it will be interesting to see how it handles.

I've thought about making "V" shape deflector that comes down to the point of the trailer tongue.
OR .. a deflector the would fasten to the front of the stake bed, just behind the cab ?
What do you think ?

That old Chevy has a tall windshield on it.
Maybe it will throw the air up enough that it will blend with the air movement around the camper ?
One way or another, we'll find out tomorrow.


By the way, what have you got for power in the truck?

The cab is mounted on an 85 chassis with a 6.2 diesel and turbo 400 automatic.

Edited by jdcrawler, August 03, 2011 - 06:32 PM.





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