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k5 trailer design

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by nyyef, Aug 14, 2001.

  1. nyyef

    nyyef 1/2 ton status

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    i have a 80 k5 that i use for bouncing around the desert. it does not have plates and will probably never be legal enough to get any. i need a trailer to take it to the dunes ( the ones you drive up on-with a hitch).
    has anyone built one? would i need one or two axles? does anyone have any plans for one?

    appreciate all the help.

    Knife.
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  2. 4x4_76

    4x4_76 1/2 ton status

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    I would definitely use two axles.It's much more stable in highway speeds with heavy load than with one axle.

    I'm too lazy to stick shift,that's why I prefer autotranny.
     
  3. jarheadk5

    jarheadk5 1/2 ton status

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    Two axles, definitely, with good brakes on both axles.

    I recall someone on this site had posted a picture and some details of a trailer he custom-built to haul his Suburban (on 40's, I think). It was quite some time ago. Maybe a search about "trailers" from more than a year ago, and just sift thru the results...

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  4. bigk

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    I can get you a tandem axle trailer with brakes for around a grand, brand new. But getting it to Saudi Arabia could be a challenge.

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  5. bigk

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    I can get you a tandem axle trailer with brakes for around $1500, brand new. But getting it to Saudi Arabia could be a challenge.

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  6. bigk

    bigk 1/2 ton status

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    Sorry, the first one was wrong, I forgot about brakes and lights.

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  7. nyyef

    nyyef 1/2 ton status

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    did a search and didnt find much. does anyone have any pictures or know of any companies so i could make a generic one using pictures as a guide?
    bigk, the shipping of the trailer alone would cost me about $2k. excluding insurance, import tax (12%).
    i am figuring a couple of axles from the junkyard, some steel and i should be set, am i oversimplifying this?

    Knife.
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  8. LittleJimmy

    LittleJimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I was lucky I guess, I found a trailer for sale that was used for hauling a bobcat I would guess. But any way it is a 10 ton trailer with 3 axles. It is the pintel hook type. So I know it pulled something pretty big. Had my buddy's k5 on it. It's a little bit tight but it will do the trick. I plan on hauling my Jimmy when she's done....
     
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    i've got some designs I'll dig up. I made mine ultra heavy duty, but you could simplify it a lot and be ok. Make sure you check with your local laws on width. We have laws here that specify 2 widths, one for trailers on the highway only and one for all others. I have mine at highway width. It has drive over fenders but a blazer fits ok between them anyway. Let me dig up some pics and see what I can do.

    btw, you definately want 2 axles and probably need brakes on one of them.

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