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Re: Trailer upgrades
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2023, 12:22:05 PM »
If anybody is on the fence about hydraulic jacks and dovetail get it! Corded and wireless remote. You will never regret it. Absolutely so fast loading and unloading and hooking up and unhooking. The remote for both. On the remote after so long you need to wake it up by pushing both buttons down for a few seconds then itís up or down that way if you accidentally pushed one of the buttons in your pocket or whatever it wonít work

 

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« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2023, 10:12:58 PM »
Was on a nasty dirt road with a funky not normal sharp turn coming on a busy highway with the gooseneck and made the sharp turn on the highway with a bridge right there and thought something was going on with the transmission. Then looked like the brakes were locked up. Jumped out on the bridge with cars already stacking behind and pulled the trailer plug and still locked. Pulled the locked up trailer across the longer bridge to the shoulder before I caused an accident. And you guessed it went back and said itís gotta be the breakaway cable. It was. Got caught. Changed the location and might have to get a coiled one 

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Re: Trailer upgrades
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2023, 11:17:45 PM »
I hate breakaway cables. I understand the safety aspect of them, but being out in the woods and such with my trailers those cables snag stuff and get pulled out. Then I'm dragging the brakes, sure on the highway you'd know but on a woods road and soft ground the Cummins powered trucks don't really notice🤷
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« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2023, 07:27:10 AM »
Well if a guy doesn't notice that he is pushing two fully loaded B trains, up a hill, backwards, for a 1/4 mile, with the drivers still in the cabs how would he ever notice a gooseneck with locked up tires on a dirt road?  :D
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« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2023, 09:17:01 AM »
😂😂😂 I lobbed a soft pitch there 😂😂😂
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« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2023, 09:19:20 AM »
You know, that poor guy I backed into went and parked that truck, got the insurance money and went and got a job in the stud mill. Hasn't drove truck since. Many have told me I did the world a favor🤦😂
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Re: Trailer upgrades
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2023, 10:29:32 AM »
Yikes, you guys are into monster trailers that cost a small fortune.

I made a few modifications to my 17ft car hauler that now doubles as a log hauler.  


 


 
First, I added a winch mount at the head of the trailer.  Then a log arch for loading the trailer.  It fits into brackets and is removable to allow the tractor and cars to be loaded.

Stabilizer jacks were added at the corners to keep the trailer from bucking upwards when loading vehicles or logs.

Tossed the cheapie stock tires and put on Maxxis tires that exceed the 7K rated capacity of the trailer.
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« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2023, 12:26:46 AM »
Dump trailers are too handy not to have one😊. Diamond C has incorporated the engineered beam frame on the heavier LPT dump trailers with some great new features and Iím really liking it. Definitely has to be a gooseneck with hydraulic jacks. Last years 210 had a 20k gvwr this year itís 23. All dump and assume the flat bed units get weighed at factory with options and the actual weight of trailer sticker gets put on at factory now.



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« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2023, 05:09:16 AM »
22k load with telescopic lift all three stages with 16í trailer no problem 

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