Trailer options

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by CLRracer, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    Apparently Kaufman does use three different axle widths for some of their trailers. It says 94/80 for fender trailers...doesn't specifically say what a deckover uses though. Anybody want to compare measurements? :D

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  2. Stuntman Autoworks

    Stuntman Autoworks Instigator of things

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    With a low deck trailer the tire is taking up the space that the outer deck frame needs to occupy in a deckover situation.
     
  3. GLTHFJ60

    GLTHFJ60 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly right. Standard deck height deckover trailers have wood over the wheels I'm assuming because it's cheaper. Low deck height deckovers need the height underneath for tires, which is why the diamond plate is used.

    On my load max deckover I have to tilt the tire up underneath the rub rail then up to meet up with the axle lol.

    I'll measure my track width later tonight.
     
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  4. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    All these options are feeble! I present “The” buggy hauler! FED3E51A-6FEA-46EC-ADBA-A6996D29E062.jpeg 40B549CA-8E26-4F67-B6E0-85951C6DEC06.jpeg
     
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  5. Stuntman Autoworks

    Stuntman Autoworks Instigator of things

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  6. YotaOnRocks

    YotaOnRocks Well-Known Member

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  7. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    I have both. The deckover has a narrower track width. It's probably 4" per side.
     
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  8. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    When you’re moving 63,640 lbs. I think center of gravity is probably a good thing to take into account but these things maneuver like crazy around corners cause all the trailer wheels are steerable and ride height adjustable.

     
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  9. Tacoma747

    Tacoma747 Well-Known Member

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    @YotaOnRocks this is the biggest setup I have had. M916a1/M870a4. It would run about 72mph on the 16r20's. No desire to ever own a HET, too slow (45-50mph).

    I miss the 916, now I have my old 915a2 back but it won't pull heavy stuff up the driveway at my land like the 916 would. The 916 made it up my driveway which is VERY rough gravel/dirt, probably a 20° angle at least, and that was grossing about 85k lbs!

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