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Old 09-02-2008, 02:09 AM
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Ideas on New Trailer Needed

Well got a bed to start a fairly heavy duty trailer. It is going to be 15' flat with a 4' dove tail. Putting three axles under it, two brake axles and one plain jane. It has tie downs all over. Oh ya it's getting a pintle hitch also. Just looking for some ideas from guys/girls that have built there own trailers, or bought and would change something about it now. Thanks for all the help.
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:46 PM
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seriously, no one has any ideas
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I would put tandem duals or two 7500# singles under it instead of a triple set up, especially on that short of a trailer.
I had a triple set up and when making turns it would eat up tires, and that was on a 35' dovetail gooseneck.
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:19 AM
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i'm not really worried about tires. more worried about the weight (stuff) that will be put on it. who knows what and how much will be loaded on it w/ my brothers and i.
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Dual tandems will hold more weight. Thats 8 tires on the ground instead of 6 and it turns better without eating up the tires.
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If your going to be using it with your truck thats pictured, a weight distributing hitch is more appropriate. For every 1000 pound of tongue weight,you will have a resulting lift force of 250-300 pounds on the front axel .When applying the brakes ,especially on a short trailer,the downward tongue force will be huge.
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:07 PM
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thanks for the info all. choctaw i didn't mean to sound like a dik - sorry man. but my dumba$$ forgot say to that i got the axles for free. got ya on the hitch. but it's hard to find a ball that can hold/haul the amount of weight that will probably go on it.
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