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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-25-2006, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Hi

Anyone care to share the specs of the trailer they use to pull their jeep?

Looking for lengths, widths, deck material, etc...

Please also include things you wish it had and why?

I'm primarily looking at bumper pull (receiver hitch) style trailers...

Thanks!
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Re: trailers

Here are some threads on this topic.
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Re: trailers

thanks for the links...

just one thing that wasn't mentioned in those threads (or I missed it...)

what kind of wood for deck?

can you go with pressure treated pine or do you need some sort of hardwood?

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Re: trailers

I just called the mfg of mine (Big Tex) and they said it was pine. Not pressure treated.
Don't know how long it will last. Applied water seal a year after I bought it.
Stays under a tarp during the winter. And when it's stowed there is enough of a slope for the water to run off.
Wood rots and diamond plate rusts. An all aluminum trailer is an option but more than twice the price.
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If all you are going to tow is a CJ, then all you need is a 15ft trailer. But you always end up towing all kinds of crap around. So go with a 18 ft. Get a long tongue also. They sell trailers with two different lengths tongues. I short and a long. If you get a long, it has to advantages. One you can jackknife the hell out of it. Two you can do this.



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Re: trailers

Hi

What do you guys think of this trailer as a deal?

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In emails with the owner...some statments that have been made are...

"Its old but in good shape only surface rust. yes the axles have brakes , electric but the need to be gonr through and hooked up . I beleive the deck is 16' . tires are ok got them on ebay last year ,one has a slow leak. the axles are either 3.5 or 5 ton.

The tire that leaks has a tube , and it the only one that has a tube . As for tread never really checked, the tires are 8 or 9 ply f rated . new they go for $54 I do have a spare but its a taller tire works in a pinch. gone through means I disconnected the wires , they did work at one time . but when I rewired I wasn't going to need brakes so a cut the wires and just put a standard light kit on."

What do you think?

Stay away?

Pursue but offer much less than the asking price?

Grab it now...its a deal?

Thanks for the feedback!
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Re: trailers

If you don't mind a drive you can buy one almost as cheap.

Look for places ion sikson MO or check out http://www.appalachianmfg.com/index.htm
Cost is a little more on the second one, but they are brand new to your specs.

Here is one in sikeson. http://www.jerryjamestrailersinc.com/
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Those look like house trailer axles and those sound like house trailer tires. Also, the deck sits too high and I have no idea what the structure looks like below it.

Id pass.
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Re: trailers

What Taz said. I'd be afraid that the frame is just two pieces of channel. That's not very strong by itself. A good sturdy trailer will have sides a foot high or more. Those add a lot of strength.

And where Rio is talking about is Sikeston in south east Missouri. There are several trailer manufacturers in the area, and they probably all build a good product.

Do ask about tires though; a friend picked up his new trailer and found that it came with four Bald Eagles. They told him that unless you specify different, they put used passenger car tires on it, just to get it home.
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Re: trailers

Wow, $800 (plus options) for a flat bed trailer. That isn't a bad deal.
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