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Any ideas on truck trailers?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Storm Trooper, Jan 17, 2002.

  1. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I think i'm going to get a trailer to pull my K5 to places like Moab and was wondering where to find a deal in the Colorado area on one. Anyone got any ideas? This would let me go with higher gears and if I break I won't need to worry about getting home.
    Thanks, Dave

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  3. Storm Trooper

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    Thanks Dave, I'll check them out.
    I saw one in the local paper for 1,600 also.
    Someone has a deal on one out there.

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    You might try a search, this has come up a few times.

    I bought a 10K trailer, my truck can his 6000 easy, which would mean overweight on a 7K trailer.

    Look carefully when comparing out of state trailers, they often will only have brakes on 1 or 0 axles. CO requires brakes on both.

    18' works out well for me.

    You want the widest deck you can get, generally 83". I still have to drive over the fender on mine to get the front (88-89") on.

    Check the tires on the trailer to make sure they are rated to carry the weight.

    In general:
    7k trailers (the most common for car haulers) have 5 lugs, 15" rims.
    10k trailers have 6 lug, 15" (sometimes 16") rims.
    12k trailers have 8 lug, 16" rims. I wish mine did, since everything else I have is 8 lug and I could run my stock PU rims/tires on it, plus have a common spare.

    Pete

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    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     

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