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Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by justhorsinaround, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. justhorsinaround

    justhorsinaround 3/4 ton status

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    Look what was given to me.
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Now ya just need some paint , and gut your Blazer to ride on it :D
     
  3. justhorsinaround

    justhorsinaround 3/4 ton status

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    I don't think Jenn's Civic is gonna be able to tow it. :haha:
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Just let me borrow it once in awhile , I can tow the project over , YOU CAN WELD :D:D:D:D
     
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    fatbob 1/2 ton status

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    Good score. :waytogo:
    I've been looking for a low budget trailer also, but freebies are even better. :grin:
    How wide is it between the fenders? I think the blazer might need about 80".
     
  6. az-k5

    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    If I had somewhere to put it I would already be bringing cash to your door.

    Nice score
     
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    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    Looks great.... Freebee like them are great for us normal people....
     
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    justhorsinaround 3/4 ton status

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    On a side note how much are brake controllers goin for these days?
     
  9. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Couldn't ya use surge brakes if ya aren't hauling more than a Blazer . The one Shawn rented from A to Z had surge brakes , and felt like the trailer and K5 wasn't there .
     
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    Surge brake conversion is much more expensive than an eltro controller. You would need new backing plates at a minimum, and likely including hubs, drums, maybe even axles depending on what kind. Not to mention cutting off the current tongue and grafting in the compression tongue.

    Controllers can be had from $50-$500 or more. Best quality/cost (i.e. best bang for your buck) is generally around $100-$200 though, depending on what you want. Browse diesel and RV forums, visit towrig.com and ask about them, and so on before buying. You'll get tons of people claiming high dollar solutions like the Prodigy is the only way to go, but very capable and serviceable units can be had for around $100 if you shop and do your research. I have what was the top line DrawTite (apparently made by same people as Prodigy (Teconsha?sp?), but simpler and cheaper) and I've been VERY happy with it...
     
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    It depends on what kind of brakes are in the drums. I've seen used elect. controllers from $40 - $80. I think it would cost quite a bit more to plumb it for juice brakes.
     
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    nice score, willing to trade for a 12 bolt out of my new k5 :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
     
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    Already gonna kill the 1st gen huh ? ;)
     
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    nope just puting in some drive train parts that i have(8 lug 44 and 14 bolt, and the nice 6 inch lift that is in your back yard)....
     
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    Already has electric brakes. Just no wiring at all. No lights or nuthin.

    Sorry there Mister Dave just got a sweet little deal on a rear end today.

    Oh yea got a free winch yesterday, don't know if it works though.
     

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