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Re: Gooseneck Trailer
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2005, 03:15:01 PM »
While this really isn't a big deal...........
I've seen goose necks towed as a tag along on some taller trucks.

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Re: Gooseneck Trailer
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2005, 09:22:32 PM »
Here is an update on the trailer.When we dragged it home I followed behind in my truck and was horrified to see that it had a really bad dog-walk and the deck was flopping around with every bump in the road.
After I looked it over it was obvious that the 1 1/2 x 4" channel frame wasn't sturdy enough.





It must have sat for a long time in tall grass because there was a lot of rust all over the underside.Tore the plywood deck off and cleaned things up and traded a nieghbour for two 18' long 2x8 steel frame rails and fit them in and welded beside the old 1 1/2 x4" channel and then re-hung new shackles and bushings to hang the axles.Added new backing plates and E-brakes,then tore out every trace of old wiring and started from scratch.

My son Tom and another young fella named Tommy sanded and painted the whole tailer then we added the extra lights and reflectors that DOT requires then added a new deck with full sawn 2x6.Also welded in 3 sturdy stake pockets on each side of the trailer.
Took it in for inspection and it passed with flying colours and insured it on Monday.





Loaded these logs today and brought them home with no problems at all.I could have got another on there but it was the maiden voyage and didn't want to push it.In the next week we will be bringing a couple of loads like this home most every day until our old dry sort is cleaned out of the chunks,then we will get a log truck to bring the long ones home.

I want to thank everybody again for the help in this thread.I didn't know much about goosenecks until this thread was posted and you all hopped right in.

A third axle will be added before next Spring




Roxie,

I was thinking of you while welding the safety chains on.  ;)

eg  tregar  meste  på  Tulla, for  ho  var  krulla  i  ulla.

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Re: Gooseneck Trailer
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2005, 07:38:46 AM »
I sure feel better about you running around those back roads with the new improvements.  I was about to ask when you were going to place the third axel on the trailer and you answard  it righaway. 8)
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Re: Gooseneck Trailer
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2005, 03:00:50 PM »
http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10199/paul-trailer-logs-b.jpg

that trailer looks better with every photo


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Re: Gooseneck Trailer
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2005, 06:37:28 PM »
That's as good as it will get iain  ;)

Now it gets used and abused like everything else around here but it's handy to have and helps keep the truck from getting banged up.
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Re: Gooseneck Trailer
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2005, 09:28:51 PM »
That's a good looking trailer, and a real big improvement. ;D  Congratulations. 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Gooseneck Trailer
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2005, 07:01:43 PM »
ATTA BOY!!!  Looking good!   smiley_thumbsup
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Re: Gooseneck Trailer
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2005, 11:10:01 PM »
Ok I may be stupid here but why did you put safety chains on it?
Is canada differant? I havent seen one made here that has any. at laest the ones sold in Ohio and PA.
The 30 footer I bought in GA and sold  here didn't have them and SC DOT "tried" to inspect me  :D So it was a non issue there.

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Re: Gooseneck Trailer
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2005, 01:20:48 AM »
Quartlow,

I put the safety chains on mostly because Roxie and Cowboy Bob told me to  ;D

All the trailers i've seen around BC have chains,even the dinky little utility trailers.Not to sure about the other Provinces and States.

Glad you all are back from Sawlex cause it was really quiet around here. 
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Re: Gooseneck Trailer
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2005, 07:28:53 AM »
They are required in Pennsylvania on all trailers, I don't know about other states requirements, but they are a DanG good idea.  Pennsylvania requires you attach them in a cross over pattern on a Gooseneck. 
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Re: Gooseneck Trailer
« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2005, 09:25:26 AM »
The safety chains are mandatory here and in British Columbia. Some people put light ones on to please the cops reasoning that if the trailer breaks away they don't want to be attached to it. That is dangerous and will get them in a heap of trouble.
We had problems with the post and ball setup on a shop trailer. It was an all steel horse trailer conversion and by the time the dust settled it weighed 14000 lbs. It was miserable to tow until we discovered the post was flexing causing the truck, a single rear wheel Chev 1 ton (yeah, I know what you are thinking) to bounce. We gussetted the post and problem solved. I tried to get a bigger truck but management would not budge.
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« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2005, 10:12:05 PM »
Ok now I'm on a mission. I know of 3 factory built goosenecks that where bought in PA and reside there and there isn't any safety chains on them   :o  :o

Appalachian trailers are built just 20 minutes from here, I've been out there a couple times and I don't remeber ever seeing any chains on their trailers and they ship them all over the U.S.

Now I have to do some snooping  ;)
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« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2005, 11:39:20 PM »
Maybe you don't have to have chaines to sell em just to pull them . :D :D Most truckers know maybe more than some dot guys or gals will tell you a grade stamp will be on binder and saftey chains  ::)
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« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2005, 12:00:50 AM »
I have an Appalachain gooseneck and it came from them with chains. I think it is a Federal DOT regulation that all trailers that hook up with a ball mount must have safety chains. Some states require them to be crossed, some don't. Crossing them with a gooseneck isn't as important as with a bumper pull. The crossed chains on a bumper pull create a cradle to hold the front of the trailer up if it should come unhooked.

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« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2005, 12:06:08 AM »
Quartlow just looked a few things up Ohio even has a law on hauling christmas tree's ::) The one you are intrested in is chapter4513 # 4513.32 Those are Ohio statute numbers. Shucks they even got a picture of the tree they gunna hang ofenders from. :D :D
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Re: Gooseneck Trailer
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2005, 06:11:49 AM »
I found this information under Tennesse law which says that ALL states require safety chains on trailers.

Operating motor vehicles on public roads may
be one of your biggest liability exposures.
While you may not be able to prevent all
mishaps, you must do everything possible to
protect yourself and others. One easily
preventable type of mishap is separation of
trailers from towing vehicles, resulting in
spectacular crashes and often to tragic
results. In fact, Tennessee’s safety chain law
was passed as a direct result of several fatal
trailer separations.
All states have require safety chains for
wagons and trailers used on public roads, and
commercial vehicles are required by federal
law to have safety chains. Safety chains are
intended to keep the trailer under control and
minimize losses if you make a mistake or the
coupler fails.
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« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2005, 09:30:52 AM »
Yep a few years ago they didn't look for a plate with numbers hanging on the rear either . ??? Some around here are finding out now that the state wants all the money they can get ::) Lot's folks around here have used their tail gate for a safty device I think chaines would work better :D :D
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« Reply #37 on: June 08, 2005, 03:28:04 AM »
I responded late to this before you spit and polished this old beast.  I have never seen one with a ball hitch difference i would say to a ball compaired to the normal set up on a truck and trailer is this trailer if you flip the trailer comes off with a normal jaw like set up the trailer flips your rig goes over too.  Went to get a cdl last yr.  And a trailer like this last auction i went with a reciever set up went for 2500.. Nice looking trailer wish i had one i need to build one  :D.
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