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Stuntman Autoworks

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Sanford NC 27330
Me and @DirkaDirka875 back home.
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UNCC-CRAWLER

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Charlotte, NC

What's the SOP to load a tilt trailer like that? Like do you need three people? one in each buggy and one to operate the trailer tilt? Or does the front buggy drive on, then drop the deck, then strap the front buggy down, then tilt the deck back up, pray to the trailer gods the straps hold on the front buggy, and load the back buggy?

Anyways ignore my rambling, good-looking setup!
 

jeepinmatt

At least half the people are dumber than the rest
Joined
Mar 24, 2005
Location
Stanley, NC
What's the SOP to load a tilt trailer like that? Like do you need three people? one in each buggy and one to operate the trailer tilt? Or does the front buggy drive on, then drop the deck, then strap the front buggy down, then tilt the deck back up, pray to the trailer gods the straps hold on the front buggy, and load the back buggy?

Anyways ignore my rambling, good-looking setup!
If the rig has a parking brake, or is a manual, or an auto, I assume you just drive it on and park it :D
 

Stuntman Autoworks

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Location
Sanford NC 27330
What's the SOP to load a tilt trailer like that? Like do you need three people? one in each buggy and one to operate the trailer tilt? Or does the front buggy drive on, then drop the deck, then strap the front buggy down, then tilt the deck back up, pray to the trailer gods the straps hold on the front buggy, and load the back buggy?

Anyways ignore my rambling, good-looking setup!
You ever parked your vehicle on a hill? One person can load the trailer, drive the first on and put it in park, drive the second on and put it in park then from this point you have two options.
#1 pull out my remote and lower the deck then climb out of the second rig.
#2 get out of the second rig and go use the wired handheld remote to lower the deck.

Once you have picked the option you prefer then you lock the deck down and strap the rigs.

I'll make a power point sometime. Haha
 
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Stuntman Autoworks

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UNCC-CRAWLER

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Location
Charlotte, NC
You ever parked your vehicle on a hill? One person can load the trailer, drive the first on and put it in park, drive the second on and put it in park then from this point you have two options.
#1 pull out my remote and lower the deck then climb out of the second rig.
#2 get out of the second rig and go use the wired handheld remote to lower the deck.

Once you have picked the option you prefer then you lock the deck down and strap the rigs.

I'll make a power point sometime. Haha

This "Hill" you speak of, what does it do?

I figured it was simple, I guess since I also busted my ass on some wet ass wood...thanks a lot raining for days and days and days...I was thinking parking on a wood surface hill could be interesting if it was wet.
 

Stuntman Autoworks

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Sanford NC 27330
This "Hill" you speak of, what does it do?

I figured it was simple, I guess since I also busted my ass on some wet ass wood...thanks a lot raining for days and days and days...I was thinking parking on a wood surface hill could be interesting if it was wet.
It was wet and muddy this weekend at windrock and loading up wasn't an issue. I did get the Oak decking and they seem to be a rougher finish than what seems to be the standard pine board that is put on trailers so maybe that helps.
 

Ron

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Sharon, SC
It was wet and muddy this weekend at windrock and loading up wasn't an issue. I did get the Oak decking and they seem to be a rougher finish than what seems to be the standard pine board that is put on trailers so maybe that helps.
Those diamond C trailers are tits.
Probably my favorite out there and they throw rocks at kauffman's and their fan boys.

one day I'll be pimpin enough to afford one
 

braxton357

Robot
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Apr 6, 2005
Location
Morganton
Those diamond C trailers are tits.
Probably my favorite out there and they throw rocks at kauffman's and their fan boys.

one day I'll be pimpin enough to afford one

They are absolutely the nicest most well built trailers you can get right now, at least on any large scale. Definitely pay for the quality too though. One day...
 

brengl1942

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May 13, 2015
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Hurdle Mills
I got my new tow vehicle back on the road after rebuilding the steering. Hauling my jeep to the rod shop to get a cage built (on a borrowed trailer)...
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Kickdeez

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Charlotte
You ever parked your vehicle on a hill? One person can load the trailer, drive the first on and put it in park, drive the second on and put it in park then from this point you have two options.
#1 pull out my remote and lower the deck then climb out of the second rig.
#2 get out of the second rig and go use the wired handheld remote to lower the deck.

Once you have picked the option you prefer then you lock the deck down and strap the rigs.

I'll make a power point sometime. Haha
Following for power point.
 

skyhighZJ

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Location
Aberdeen, NC.
Used @Stuntman Autoworks trailer a couple weeks ago to go pickup a f-250 over in Tn. Got there and it was snowy/icy and 15 degrees. Only issue of self loading without the remote was when a longer vehicle comes up the angle of the trailer being tilted was the rear tires not catching traction on the very rear of the trailer where the metal part is at the tail of the trailer. Still not really an issue with a bit of throttle to “bump” the truck up to the wood deck and the truck sat there no issue while I got out and tilted the trailer down to travel position. Overall 10/10 would recommend. Remote would have made it too easy to self load a vehicle.
 

jeepinmatt

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Location
Stanley, NC
After trading the F150 in on this F250 in January, I finally hooked it up to the Tramper to take it on a test tow. I didn’t have time to load the trail rig in it, just pulled it empty, but it pulled it so nice!

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Nice looking setup! Once you put some weight on it, you'll love how it pulls even more compared to the F150.
 

shawn

running dog lackey of the oppressor class
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Raleigh, NC
Consider getting some air bags - IME, the 250s are sprung super soft in the back.
 

VortecJeep

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Concord, NC
Nice looking setup! Once you put some weight on it, you'll love how it pulls even more compared to the F150.
Consider getting some air bags - IME, the 250s are sprung super soft in the back.
I’ll keep the airbags in mind. I’ve really got to lift the trailer, it drags badly on my steep driveway. It didn’t drag as bad with the F150 since it pushed the rear of the F150 down, but the 250 didn’t squat. It has Dexter torsion axles, I found the lift kit for it, just got to find time to do it.
 

Tacoma747

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Mar 20, 2005
Location
Winston-Salem
Really need to reflash the computer for 525hp. 410hp just ain't cutting it, drops it back to 45-50 (when towing heavy) on normal hills in the Winston Salem area. Was grossing ~70k as pictured. It pulled it up my driveway just fine though, the 7.xx first gear ratio is a crawler!
 

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