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Is this trailer too puny to haul my burb?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    My Dad said this trailer isn't heavy duty enough to haul an automobile. What do yall think?

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    So what is it boys, am I stuck borrowing my neighbor's trailer for the rest of my life?
    thanks,
    James
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    i have a trailer very similar to it, but mine has been stregthened by adding another peice of angle iron angles between each verticle piece. we've hauled lots of stuff on it, probably more than it was design for.

    the only problem is, the width, its BEARLY wide enough for stock truck with the stock wheels, the sidewall actually rubs the rails on both sides.
     
  3. ProJunkRacing

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    i would not use it for a car it was designed to be a landscape trailer most likely a 72" wide deck between the rails i had one it was designed i wanna say for like 5-6 . i would say for a car hauler dont was your money on that
     
  4. 78Suburban

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    so its definitely inadequate? I KNOW the burb will fit
     
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    ProJunkRacing 1/2 ton status

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    yes it is inadequit measure your burb and traile then let us know also you know the rating? also if your dad says it is not enough y not listen to him?
     
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    zeroz400 1/2 ton status

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    You got a 3/4ton Burb, your burb should be doing the haulin :D I definately wouldnt use that to haul a car or truck. I dont think the tires or the axle would be to happy about it.
     
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    Thats a landscape trailer not a car trailer..... End of story
     
  8. roadnotca

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    Probably fold before you get to the tandem. Side rails fold in, clamp your Burb:yikes: :haha:
     
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    i've hauled with worse, on a pinch, but most definitely inadequate.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Just because the Burb should fit doesn't make it anymore right than a 350lbs woman in spandex. :doah:

    Take some time and go to a trailer dealer. Compare the thickness/measurements of the frames and the tounge(sp?) between yours and a real car trailer, I think you'll better understand why everyone is saying "no".

    Using that trailer to hauler the Burb is completely wrong. :deal:
     
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    like i said it is a landscape traile not a carhauler
     
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    but honestly you are better with your neighbors trailer that loked like over kill rather than underkill . i towed with an overkill trailer and it sucked under kill puts you and all others at risk that are on the road tho
     
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    ok, Yall win, my dad wins. I had a hair brained idea :crazy: . Maybe my neighbor won't mind me borrowing his trailer. He told me I could borrow it anytime, and could even just pull up into his yard and take it whenever I needed it, but I hate to take advantage of his good nature.
     
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    James, the Burb gone beyond streetable?:confused:
     
  15. 78Suburban

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    elko is 70 miles away.. I hardly trust my life going that far in the hunk of junk :burb: ......way too many ghetto's in between here and there.. its just not mechanically reliable enough... and I kinda lost my tail light/ brake light the other day, don't know how I'm gonna get the old shattered bulb outta there :o
     
  16. OffRoad

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    use a combination of the disassembly hammer and the fixing hammer.:laugh: :haha:

    i'm building a trailer right no at school to haul a mobile meat smoker. i'm using 1.5" x 2.5" x 1/8" hss*. what size hss* is on that trailer?


    *hss means "hollow structural shape". square tubing, rectangle tubing, etc.
     
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    the trailer wasnt overkill, your choice of towrig was underkill. :deal:
     
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    needlenose.
     
  19. 78Suburban

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    I still dunno if I'm gonna have the cajonies to drive the burb 70 miles each way, one way being about 2 or 3 in the morning. And there is the chance of braking it while at the bog. And its going to be lincoln locked in the rear pretty soon. I just don't trust the burb, street legal or not. Its a POS that I use to beat the crap out of :laugh:
     
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    Well yea, once you weld-up the rear, you're stuck with off pavement, it won't even want to get on a trailor.:haha:
     

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