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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2018, 01:29:03 PM »
with a trailer that heavy you better use that at least twice a month or its not worth the money!

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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2018, 05:40:18 PM »
There is a very fine line between a hobby and a mental illness.

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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2018, 10:33:37 AM »
I frequent an RV forum and that debate gets kicked around every 6 months or so. They get heated and no one ever wins.  Bslap  I use ST and keep them inflated and try not to drive over 65.
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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2018, 11:26:05 AM »
If I cant travel at highway speeds when traffic allows it because the tires are limiting factor its time for new tires. 16" is definitely the way to go, all of our trailers have 16" and I would never go back to anything else. Also, no chicom tires never ever never  flameon
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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #34 on: January 31, 2018, 01:16:50 PM »
what tires do you.use?
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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2018, 03:22:31 PM »
what tires do you.use?



The 12,000 lb bumper hitch has a set of trade in coopers
http://us.coopertire.com/tires/discoverer-ht3.aspx

The 20,000 lb Gooseneck has 8ea new firestone ht's on it.
https://www.firestonetire.com/tire/transforce-ht/lt265-75r16

I will say though most of the pooped trailer tires you see on the side of the road are most likely a result of overloading, neglect, or a tire that is old enough to vote.   



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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2018, 02:22:17 PM »
I am limited in choices to a 14 inch tire on my Camper because of clearance issues. Most all 14” are Chicprap maypops. I limit my speed to give my F 150 a break and save a little fuel also. It’s amazing the difference 5 miles per hour makes at those speeds.
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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2018, 11:26:23 PM »
So comments on my planned winch mount.
There will be a tool box mounted on the tongue and I`ll be swapping those side plates on the winch mount so the rollers face the right way and raising it up a bit to clear things.
The bar that it`s sitting on is very sturdy and I`d have no hesitation winching a car up attached to it.
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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2018, 12:26:34 AM »
I'm sure you'll pick a direction that works. I might put the receiver on the bottom to the top rail to cut the lever effect down some and put winch line closer to the deck.

On a side note, did you get s new phone? These pics aren't the typical blury hammered dog turds you usually post.

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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2018, 01:18:35 AM »
Well I want the winch line higher , I`ve used my mates trailer and his winch is located around bumper height and I love the way it works , the cable does not scrape the lip of the trailer and does not pull the car down.

Same phone greystroker.
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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2018, 10:51:16 AM »
Looks like it should work pretty good, that's about where I would put it.

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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2018, 06:56:11 PM »
Modified again, this way orientates the rollers the right way and raises the winch cradle to clear everything.
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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2018, 06:56:11 PM »