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Welp, here it is... The beginning, Tow rig and trailer, loaded

Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by FWP, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. FWP

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    Handles very well, Power isn't the greatest, but I can't afford 50K for a Duramax just quite yet /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    Adding on my little 700lb pop-up behind the gooseneck, for the trip to Moab, ought to be interesting /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  2. BlueBlazer

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    Screw the Dmax, that setup will work just fine at a fraction of the cost. Looks sweet /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. FWP

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    Thanks man! Funny thing, I used to drive to the trails, I must be gettin old /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif. That and the fact I wore off 4/32" of rubber off the SX's in less than 1000 miles /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Oh yea, forgot to ask, how do you like how the deckover pulls? Whats the weight rating on that trailer and length, thanks.
     
  5. FWP

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    Oh yea, forgot to ask, how do you like how the deckover pulls? Whats the weight rating on that trailer and length, thanks.

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    Pulls GREAT! No issues, other than wind drag on the front, seeing that the Blazer sits so high. I tried a couple of quick swerves at 55 MPH (no traffic, gently at first, of course, then very aggressive), no sway at all.

    14K, 20'
     
  6. BlueBlazer

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    Perfect, thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. Jays Beast

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    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif looking good

    When ya get that 50k, I will take old yellow off your hands /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
  8. az-k5

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    Way to go fred... Sweet set up. You are already on top of the big hill so moab won't be so bad with the double trailer set up.

    I am jelous, then again just anorther reason to finish school and get my degree.

    Congrats on gettin' it all done.
     
  9. BadDog

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    Very nice! I'm jealous!
     
  10. justhorsinaround

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    Nice Fred!! Looks like you and Rob will be pretty much like two peas in a pod. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Looks good Doode /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif!!

    Was this a product of a barley pop fueled bug ride??

    Uh, is the camper really small?? Doesn't look like there is much room up there /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif. Might just be an optical dillusion from my vantage point.
     
  12. az-k5

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    I am assuming behind the gooseneck is referring to the whole trailer, and using a tandem trailer set up (legal in AZ and UT /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif). Otherwise the K5 looks like it will be too far back for decent tounge weight.
     
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    You know, when I grow up, I want to be like Fred!!!! You once again are the MAN!!!!!

    Oh and did I say, YOU ARE THE MAN!!! Very nice Fred....

    I got you a little suprise this weekend... It's really cool...

    But it's a suprise!!!

    Rob
     
  14. chevyracing

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    Looks good, If you are going to be putting the light camper up front and moving the blazer way back there may be a tongue weight (or lack of) issue as previously mentioned. Looks like the axles are a 60/40 set up, you could probably move them to a 70/30 positipon and it would solve that. Shouldn't be too hard or too much money to do that.

    Nice set up though..

    John
     
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    Nice combo /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Thanks for the compliments! I guess I should clarify, I'm pulling the pop-up via receiver hitch behind the trailer. That's temporary though. The end plan is to have a slide in over the goose, and the K5 behind it. I have to extend the bed to be able to fit all that, and move the axles for correct weight distribution. I got a smokin deal on that trailer, so I bought it. All the longer ones are way too pricey right now (and probably will be til the steel prices come down)
     
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    I definately think you have it strapped down plenty!
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    John
     
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    I definately think you have it strapped down plenty!


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    Yeah I think it is strapped down too well there Fred. I believe according to AZ Landscaper Staute Blah Blah, you are only allowed to attach one small piece of twine to the winch hook and give it a heart-felt "that otta do-er" to remain legal. It's almost like you want to PREVENT it from coming off the trailer without your authorization /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif.
     
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    Nive lookin setup! Especially that dually /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    I definately think you have it strapped down plenty!


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    Yeah I think it is strapped down too well there Fred. I believe according to AZ Landscaper Staute Blah Blah, you are only allowed to attach one small piece of twine to the winch hook and give it a heart-felt "that otta do-er" to remain legal. It's almost like you want to PREVENT it from coming off the trailer without your authorization /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif.

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    /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif .... /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif You're killin me man /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Seriously though, That K5 on the trailer is worth more to me than a the price of a few extra straps /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif, that and the fact I don't want to kill some dudes family if I was ever in a major wreck /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     

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