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Criteque this trailer
« on: January 02, 2018, 11:42:11 PM »
https://www.bigtextrailerworld.com/trailers/14785/Big-Tex-10ET-Pro-Series-Tandem-Axle-Equipment-Trailer.html?searchId=5a12e3f5be62c




Some of my cars are really heavy 4900lb land yachts and I`ll be driving them 1000 miles at full pace on the trailer when I move.
I just don`t think a 7000 lb car trailer is enough?
Also might be handy moving heavier stuff around when I get there.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 11:07:56 PM by jabberwoki »
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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 12:03:05 AM »
You buying new?

It's a great trailer, I have a different brand (gooseneck and bumper pull). Looks like this comes with both axles having brakes. The rule of trailers (and boats), is to buy 2 feet longer than you planned.  Those ramps are real sails when hauling unloaded, behind a car though, it wont knock the fuel mileage down any.

If that wheelbase on your hauled vehicle is long, be aware that those rear tires might be on your dovetail with a hankering to succumb to wanting to unload as opposed to being on the flat.

Check to see if the ramps can be pulled from the hinges easily. You dont want to run out of deck length while in the wild.

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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 12:03:23 AM »
http://bigtextrailers.com/10dm-pro-series-diamond-back-car-hauler/



Or this one with no wooden deck only 40lbs heavier.
I`ve got an email in to see how much more this one is.
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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 12:06:54 AM »
Well these are the newest models, I`d love to find a used one . Right now im trying to get the one I want down so I can focus my energies on getting the best deal.
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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 12:21:40 AM »
You are moving East,  Wyoming?

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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2018, 12:40:52 AM »
Yepers.
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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2018, 08:47:45 AM »
Steel is too slippery for me. I dont mind replacing the wood deck every 10 years.

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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2018, 09:37:56 AM »
Yeah but wet oily wood is like a skating rink especially if it`s got green slime on it like in Seattle. Suppose that wont matter in Wyoming.
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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2018, 11:02:29 AM »
People are high on meth pricing used trailers. I think most are a better buy brand new. You can bargain on the lot with a wad of cash.

I haven't been even slightly impressed with the Big Tex trailers. They are fine for occasional use. Crawl around under it before anything and look for missing/total birdschit welds. They are good covering up misses and trash with the paint gun.

I went and looked at an Iron Bull 14K tilt trailer in Chehalis. They seemed to be the best quality vs price point. That dealer has several locations up there. https://portland.craigslist.org/search/ssq?query=iron+bull&sort=date&srchType=T&min_price=1222&max_price=7777

I want to look at the Olympic brand tilt trailer at the TrailerBoss dealer in Oly next time I'm that way. They seem price well also.

Diamond plate decking is the worst thing ever invented. You cant roll machines around on pipes on it, and always seemed just as slick in the rain to me. Avoid surge brakes like the plague (you can't harldy back them uphill in slick conditions). I'd recommend buying it with 4 rims, but only two tires, preferably used, and head straight for Schawb. The chinese tires they put on these cheap trailers are trash, and not worth gambling a big trip on.

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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2018, 02:26:58 PM »
My experience with buying small trailers like this is you are better off to buy new. Like gtermini said most people pricing used trailers are smoking something and for several hundred $$$ more you could have new paint, tires, brakes, and no electrical gremlins. I would looking to getting a tilt deck. I know its a bit more pricey but dam is it ever handy.

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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2018, 03:18:04 PM »
Well ive had 2 Big Tex trailers and love em never let me down. As for tilt back id rather keep it as lite and simple as poss.
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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2018, 04:32:43 PM »
All of my trailers are getting upgrade wheels. I have a hard time finding used 15 tires anymore. I can find 16s and 17s but very few 15s. I only keep good tires on my flatbed trailer. everything else gets good used. I've got 2 sets of E rated 16in pulloffs in the shop right now.  Just need to start getting the wheels ordered.
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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2018, 08:10:20 PM »
What's the option on PJ trailers?
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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2018, 11:15:46 AM »
What's the option on PJ trailers?

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Felling, TrailMax, Belshe, Load Trail are also top shelf.

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Re: Criteque this trailer
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2018, 03:23:27 PM »
I have a 7K MacLander with slide in ramps.  I've had my 2000 Yukon XL on it.  I wouldn't find that acceptable for 1600 miles. If I were to replace it I would get the slide in ramps again, and move up to 10K or 12K.  Slide in ramps allow your load to hang over the end.  Flip ramps are for contractors who load and unload multiple times per day.

You plan to tow this with your F150?  I think you will be much happier towing that distance with a 3/4 or 1 ton truck.  Something with a full floating rear axle and springs that can handle 1000 pounds of hitch weight.  I assume you will have other cargo besides the car.

How many cars will you be moving?



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Re: Criteque this trailer
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