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how do you trailer your Blazer

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Bigmeats, Mar 29, 2001.

  1. Bigmeats

    Bigmeats 1/2 ton status

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    I have a standard 16 foot car hauler and am thinking of doing some mods to be able to trailer it if it is necessary. I have the type that the tires ride next to and above the deck. As it sits the Blazer is to wide for the deck, my thoughts are to extend the bed enought to get the tires to sit on it properly. and strenghten the fenders enough to drive or winch the Blazer over them. Any thoughts, ideas and pics would be great!!!

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  2. muddin4fun

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    Sounds like you might be better off with a tow bar.

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  3. Cavalry

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    I had to get my dually up on a uhaul trailer once (dont try that) the fold down fenders were a blessing. 4wd and some throttle and she was up there. A 6Klb truck on a 4Klb rated trailer traveling cross country with no brakes really blew.

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  4. 4GUNZ4X4Z

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    Yeah Cavalry, been there and done that. Wouldn't wish that kinda hell on anybody.

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  5. baldbandit

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    You could make the fenders removable, so that you drive across the trailer tires instead of the fenders!


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  6. Butch

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    Well here was how I solved my tow problem. Correct the front is too wide for the trailer. If you back it on it pulls like [censored]. So I ended up taking two junk 8" wheels and cutting them in half. Remove all of the flat area out past where the center section meets the outer section and then weld them back together. I ended up with 5.75" wide wheels after this I put 225/75/15 size junk tires on these rims. With this setup my truck fits inside the fenders, the rear is ok as is. As a bonus it lowers my front end and gets it down even with the roof of my pick up for less drag. I lay my two front tires flat on the trailer at the front and pull up tight against them. It gives me 625lbs of tongue weight. I take it to Moab from Denver (325miles) 2 to 3 times a year at 70+ with no problems. Just have to invest the time to get something that works for the long haul.

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    I have an 18 foot dove tail that I took the feners off of, It pulls great. Hey by the way How did you figure out the toung wait????????? I really wanna know.

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  8. Butch

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    Take a block of wood the same height as your bathroom scale. Put a small piece of pipe on it and one on your scale. Take a 5' long 2X6 and put it across the board and scale with them 4' apart. Set your trailer jack 1' from the block and 3' from the scale. What ever the scale reads multiply it by 4 and you will have your tongue weight. If you have a big enough scale you can just put the jack directly on it.

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  9. Donovan

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    What are you guys pulling your blazers with? What is the total weight of the trailer and the blazer? I need to get a truck now to replace the stolen blazer and then I will invest in another blazer but I think I need to get a truck so at least I can go camping this year.

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  10. Emmettology 101

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    I like the removeable fender idea...

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  11. Sparky

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    I put a dodge 2500 van on a car haler behind our 96 suburban. I think we were up around 8000 pound trailer weight. That thing was a b**** to stop. We had no winch and the van had no tranny so we wernt driveing it up. We chalked the tires on the trailer and pulled the van over it with the suburban. The van tires went right over the top of the trailer tires without fenders. (of course 4lo on the subruban had some positive effect pulling the van onto the trailer.)

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    Hey Dblazer
    Go to a truck stop and scale out there. Most of them have split scales, so you should be able to pull your trailer up there and drop the stand on one side of the split and leave your tires on the other side. This will give you the tongue weight and the gross weight. It costs less then 10 bucks.
    This is also a good way to find out how much weight you have on the frontend vs rearend of you rides.

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