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Always wanted a dedicated buggy trailer, 

this one only has 4 tie downs for a sand car, and made the back high so no street cars will get up the ramps,  Less peeps trying to barrow

8.5 wide, 20 foot deck 5200 lbs axles with drive over fenders and aluminum ramps, 

rear has Reverse Lights and is in C channel to protect the lights, 

fenders are .125 thick

rams are from Aluminum ramps .com and have one single rear door, and come out the back, so if you are near traffic you will not get hit, 

main rails are 6'' I beam with 5'' C channel crossing double layer boxed tongue  

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What the Hell is going on over there!!!  You are on Tilt!!! (I love It)   Can't wait to see all the upgrades when I get out there for work!!!!!

NICE!

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CNC plasma making some cut parts 

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ramp bars replaceable 

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Nice trailer. Why have fenders at all? Deckover is the key in my transport world, and a winch. We winch every car on the trailer now. I usually fire them up and back them off but witching on is mandatory. I'll even drive a car to the trailer and then winch it onto the deck. The extra 5 minutes is worth it. 

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1 hour ago, L.R.S. said:

Nice trailer. Why have fenders at all? Deckover is the key in my transport world, and a winch. We winch every car on the trailer now. I usually fire them up and back them off but witching on is mandatory. I'll even drive a car to the trailer and then winch it onto the deck. The extra 5 minutes is worth it. 

I love how your trailer, how it is not like a Construction Flatbed look, That what i wanted to build next,   was how your fender wells are a small mini well, 

I also had the thought of making the fenders go all the way across,   I have only used this trailer my self about 5 times in 4 years, the rest has been,  barrowed for a bobcat, Haas Machine,  Brewing tanks, moving once, someone got a street car on it,   barrow for a 2wd truck,  and a garage door,   

 

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17 hours ago, L.R.S. said:

Nice trailer. Why have fenders at all? Deckover is the key in my transport world, and a winch. We winch every car on the trailer now. I usually fire them up and back them off but witching on is mandatory. I'll even drive a car to the trailer and then winch it onto the deck. The extra 5 minutes is worth it. 

Question, why?

I'm sure there is a simple answer, but when you say "mandatory" there must be a real benefit, prevention of a problem or safety reason I'm sure.

thanks..

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Cool build, enjoy these threads as always.

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23 minutes ago, Crusty said:

Question, why?

I'm sure there is a simple answer, but when you say "mandatory" there must be a real benefit, prevention of a problem or safety reason I'm sure.

thanks..

There are numerous reasons but safety above all.  My trailers are both 101" wide and theses cars still barely fit so there's not much room for adjustment when driving them on/off.  Most of the cars we move don't run so winching is the only option.  Also, clutches are expensive!  I've driven 100's of cars with just about every brand of clutch out there and some of the newer ones are basically an ON and OFF type clutch.  

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@L.R.S.  thanks, makes perfect sense and good business practice to boot.  :cheers:

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12 hours ago, L.R.S. said:

There are numerous reasons but safety above all.  My trailers are both 101" wide and theses cars still barely fit so there's not much room for adjustment when driving them on/off.  Most of the cars we move don't run so winching is the only option.  Also, clutches are expensive!  I've driven 100's of cars with just about every brand of clutch out there and some of the newer ones are basically an ON and OFF type clutch.  

Every car that you have picked up from us has been very Professional,  would like a Winch and a area to store the straps later on ours,  

I have loaded a car by driving it up with a Big block in the back of a extreme, and the front nosed over and one wheel went off the side,  if it was not a good friend it would have looked like a Chit Show, 

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Looks really nice.  I've never owned anything this beefy, just lighter weight car and utility trailers.  What's the deal with the steel rod the ramps hook on to? Why is it removeable?

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On 4/29/2022 at 9:10 AM, kazuaki said:

Looks really nice.  I've never owned anything this beefy, just lighter weight car and utility trailers.  What's the deal with the steel rod the ramps hook on to? Why is it removeable?

in the past I have had trailers with angle iron or rods for the ramps, and when they get bent up, then it makes it hard to replace, cut weld ect,   figured if they ever got bent or messed up from the ramps,  i can just remove the rods and put new ones in, 

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Nice Jason, I have a brand new winch you can have for it. I’ll bring it out with me next time. 

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Nice Build Jason  - great work!

I like the Aluminum ramps  - well my back does anyway

I prefer a lower trailer with fenders myself too. Of all the one's I owned, they are by far the easiest - anything with a lower CG is always more stable IMO and its less steep and shorter ramps needed when doing lower normal cars.  I could never get a Corvette, Cobra, or other low cars on a deckover unless the ramps were 10ft long or I used a lot 2x4's "jerry-rigged" it would almost always nearly take off the oil pan.

 I only winch everything on and always backward  (if its a sand car) just for weigh balance, winching over fenders is no problem with a sand car - we all have big tires they roll right over (even with a China Freight winch). When I do regular cars they fit between the fenders so its no issue. 

What size wheel/tire combo did you go with?

 

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18 hours ago, J Alper said:

in the past I have had trailers with angle iron or rods for the ramps, and when they get bent up, then it makes it hard to replace, cut weld ect,   figured if they ever got bent or messed up from the ramps,  i can just remove the rods and put new ones in, 

Seems like a great idea then. Thanks for the explanation.

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6 hours ago, Fullthrottleguy said:

Nice Build Jason  - great work!

I like the Aluminum ramps  - well my back does anyway

I prefer a lower trailer with fenders myself too. Of all the one's I owned, they are by far the easiest - anything with a lower CG is always more stable IMO and its less steep and shorter ramps needed when doing lower normal cars.  I could never get a Corvette, Cobra, or other low cars on a deckover unless the ramps were 10ft long or I used a lot 2x4's "jerry-rigged" it would almost always nearly take off the oil pan.

 I only winch everything on and always backward  (if its a sand car) just for weigh balance, winching over fenders is no problem with a sand car - we all have big tires they roll right over (even with a China Freight winch). When I do regular cars they fit between the fenders so its no issue. 

What size wheel/tire combo did you go with?

 

They had 15'' on first,   later i got the 16'' rim with a Amazon Van style Commercial Tire

Atturo 3100 per tire 28'' tall 

235/65R16C 10PR

CV400 - Atturo

that is one of the higher commercial van tire size,  rated for 110MPH so 70-80 should not really effect the tires,  4 years now on the same tires no blowouts,  the first set of tires, was all trailer tires 2 blew in the first year, so for my this was a lot better.

 

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