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Me and a buddy got a new K5 hauler trailer!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DPI, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. DPI

    DPI 1/2 ton status

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    Me and a buddy got a new K5 hauler!

    Can you say HEAVY DUTY?

    Here's the specs.

    20' with dove tail

    Two - 7000 lbs axles with brakes on both.

    Diamond plate deck

    Diamond plate fenders

    6" channel frame

    3" channel under the deck on 16" centers

    14 ply 7.50-16 tires

    All lighting is recessed LED

    The distance between the fenders is 83". However, over the weekend I fabbed a tube ramp/bridge that attaches to the stake pockets. This will allow us to drive over the left fender and not touch it...

    I will be pulling it this weekend for the first time and I can't wait!!!


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  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Sweet score!! I'm jealous! :D

    When you get a chance take some pics of your ramp-over-the-fenders thingys, sounds like a neat idea. :thinking:
     
  3. DPI

    DPI 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks Man!

    We came across this trailer thru a member of our local 4by club - http://www.extreme4wheelin.com/main.htm

    We got it from Rusty Smith (he is an avid member of our club) @ K&R trailers - 918-706-2611
     
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    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Nice score. I like. I have been contemplating moving out that way here in the next year or so. I stopped on Tulsa Broken Arrow area for a few days visiting a friend there and I just fell in love with it. Wifes not too happy about it. Hey, nice score though. Post some pics wen you put the truck on there.
     
  5. DPI

    DPI 1/2 ton status

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    Tulsa is an awesome place to live. Nice people - for the most part and the cost of living is good too.

    Here are a couple pics of the thingy I tried to describe earlier.

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    Sweet trailer :thumb: Are the fenders not stout enough to drive over? I can drive on mine no problem....my fenders are diamond plate as well.
     
  7. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Man, I really like the tube work! Very nice! :pimp:

    Might be another product to add to the DPI prioduct line. :thinking: :D
     
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    clarkjw24 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I was thinking about doing the same thing for my trailer. Its 83" to inside the fender wells. All I've got to work with is some 4" channel. You think that would work, if I built something along the same lines. Also my trailer is a full body tilt. Think it would be saft to drive over them with the trailer tilted. The K5 did fit fine but I've got bigger tires and wider rims now.
     
  9. kyser_soze

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    Here ar my driveovers need them because of the aluminum.

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    I'll take better pictures of them this weekend.
     
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    hey you got mud on your tires...

    damn those Baja's cake up like nobodys buisness
     
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    kyser_soze 1/2 ton status

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    now I use a solution of deisel fuel and motor oil to grease these babys down BEFORE I go out! It works good too!
     
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    nice trailer. :thumb: i really like your ramps for the fenders.. i need some like that.
     
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    hmm Ill have to try that in some Eastern oregon gumbo slop.

    Hijack Off :
     
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    Excellent idea on the ramp extensions.:waytogo:
     
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    i've heard Armor All works well too.
     
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    Origonally it was only diamond tread plate but, the tires slid because of the mud. I now have some metal ramp tracks from JC Whitney. The tires grip them and there is no sliipage. I have also made a set of ramps for my wheelin buddy, out of 2X12's. They hold up rather well due to the design, trussed underneath.
     
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    Rusty (the trailer dealer) said they were strong enough and not to worry about it. However, I am all about going over board so I built these. The diamond plate is 1/8" thick, so I think it would hold up.
     
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    If you brace the center of the ramp, kinda like I did, the 4" should be enough. I only have one ramp and I built it on the left side so I could see where I was driving. I don't see why it wouldn't be safe as long as you attached the ramp so it wouldn't move as you drive over it.
     
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    Holy Gross Overload Batman!!!! You are hauling a K5 on 3500# axles?

    Daniel, I am glad you didn't buy mine. I was at a weak moment back then. :grin:

    Yours is almost identical to mine. Mine has the same frame specs and 20' steel deck with 2' dove. I have removable fenders which is nice at times - but I really like your idea.
     
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    Yeah, I was this close || to getting yours. I really liked the removable fenders and would have rather gone that route, but I couldn't pass up this one.

    We looked at a very nice trailer that had the removable fenders, but it only had 3500 lbs axles. We loaded the K5 on it and looking at the wheels, from behind the trailer, had a very nice angle to them. :( The axles looked like they were ready to fold before the trailer was even moved...
     

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