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wheelin tow behind trailer

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by big d, Jan 1, 2002.

  1. big d

    big d 1/2 ton status

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    here an idea that "grim" give me about a hardcore wheelin tow behind trailer. how about geetin' an army surplus jeep trailer. the hitch sould be able to be modified and it is built " to take it." if you are lucky enuf maybe you can score one with a canvas top. there should be enuf army surplus out there to find them almost anywhere, especialy you wisconsin and minisota boys. well hope this helps some people.

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  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    I see those for sale from time to time here in Colorado. But apparently they're gold plated or something because people typically want $1,200-1,500 for them!!!! [​IMG]

    They are narrow and have good ground clearance. The pintle hook hitches work great for letting the trailer follow you over crazy terrain, but they bang and clang a lot. Ball type hitches are quiet, but can't articulate very much.

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  3. woody9

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    Fort Carson (Colo Springs) and Fort McCoy (Wisconsin) have offices for these folks <a target="_blank" href=http://www.drms.dla.mil/>http://www.drms.dla.mil/</a> and periodically have sales..... which occassionaly have those handy dandy trailers!
     
  4. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    LOL!!! [​IMG] Here is my next offroad vehicle! HEHEHEHE!

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    Found it on the "for sale board" that woody9 posted up! HAHAHAHAHHAHA! Too d@mn funny

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  5. woody9

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    Krazie, I can see where that rig would have it's advantages pulling point on the trail... Heck, point on State Street for that matter or the Kennedy! ROFL!!!
    Not sure it's quite got the suspension articulation we've been looking for however.....
    Might need a gas can or two as well for those 'deep in' locations!
     
  6. Corey-88K5

    Corey-88K5 1/2 ton status

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    FYI...

    There is one of those Mil. Surplus Trailers outside Decatur TX for $200, it has the Pintle Hook hitch, &amp; the hydraulic something on it with the pump and the hoses.
    The tires look good and all, but I'm sure not going to trust the tires (stock military lookin ones) for a trip back to NC!

    Oh, its about 16 Miles North on 287 headed into Wichita Falls. If you are really interested I'll get the number this weekend. I'm headed into Dallas for the weekend. I'll tell ya what, I'm never going to complain about transmissions in the Blazers again! The rebuild for the Ram is costing me about $3000! And thats 1500 in just parts alone! (The things I do to support my wheeling habit!)

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  7. m j

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    good pintle hitches have a ram usually air operated that removes all the 'bang and clang'

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  8. HarryH3

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    I guess no one told the US Gov't that. [​IMG] Maybe the newer stuff has a setup like that, but the ones that are out there for surplus now just have the monster steel donut. [​IMG]

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  9. m j

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    the truck side gets the ram, not trailer

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  10. Cmoe

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    I have a '80 Chevy P/U that was made into a trailer =....it trails great and I took it camping and it did great.....the only thing to change is to a 6 bolt axle (would like the 6 bolt Trraler axle or I'ld take a 6 bolt chevy)......

    C'moe

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