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trailer fenders...can i drive on them???

Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by twoslo4five0, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. twoslo4five0

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    ok so i have just bought a brand new equipment trailer...it has the heavy duty dimond plated fenders...can i drive on theese???i know the regular ones you can but what about theese???they seem preety stong...if not im gonna build a ramp...i have seen what others have done but i just am thinking that nothing will be nessary for theese fender...the guy i bought the trailer from said to put a lil more brasing in and it sould be fine...any of you have the same situation???

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    Yep, at least once.:D
     
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    Can you walk on them without flexing? Even so, I would look at the fender bracing to see if its sturdy. If it appears it will hold, TRY IT! Dont forget to have someone taking pictures.
     
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    yes i can walk on them without flexing...i think im gonna build some ramps...or make them were they are removable...what you advice what have you done???
     
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    if you have to drive over the fenders then that would mean the tires do not fit on the trailer. what are you going to do about the rest of the trailer? get ahold of FOR MUD to see how he modified his trailer.

    if you have more then an inch of tire hanging off each side I think that johnny law will be checking you out pretty closely when you go by.
     
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    I'll take some picts tommorow. And no they won't hold a truck:doah:
     
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    my trailer is wider past the fender cause there are stake pockets there...im not really worried about jonny law...just as long as there is enough tire on the trailer as there would be if a stock tire is on there...mabye one day i will widen my trailer but right now is not the time...i wanna have my trailer all prepared and my truck done by bb07 in rouch creek...im gonna build a ramp to go beside the fenders and mable about 1 inch off just to keep heavy load off of them...i will still drive on them but not have nearly the load on them...
     
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    Heres the front of the fender, The tube sides over the post and a clip holds it in place.
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    And here's the back, two bolts hold the fender to the bracket.
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    Heres a shot of the wings I added. There made from 6"x4" angle. The trailer is now 94" wide , it was 82". My truck is 92" wide on the tread[19.5/44 Boggers] You will still have to run up and over the tires. Your best bet is to do the mods now instead of later. Remember alot of the time you are loading at night with muddy tires and muddy windows so every inch wider helps.
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    not trying to be a d!ck

    Since when!!!!:D
     
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    you caught me on that one.
     
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    now thats a good idea...
     
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    If you don't do anything substantial you will crush those fenders the first time. Report back with pics when you load it without bracing.:D
     
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    This is the front. The pole is welded to the trailer frame. The tube is on the fender and slides over the pole.
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    This is the back of the fender. The L bracket is welded to the frame and the fender has two holes drilled in it for bolts to hold it to the L bracket.
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    Another veiw of the rear of the fender.
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    Heres the extensions. The 4" runs down the frame and the 6" sticks out the side. I welded the top corner of the L to the frame every 4" or so. This is the back end of the trailer.
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