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Old March 24th, 2009, 09:57 AM   #1
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I was just curious would it be wise to transform an old 5th wheel camping trailer into a trailer that i could tow my Jeep on?
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based on the burned out hulks I've seen in the junkyards over the years and the framing they use, I would say not very. I haven't seen a ton of them, but the ones I've seen don't look all that sturdy in comparison to a purpose built car hauler.
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based on the burned out hulks I've seen in the junkyards over the years and the framing they use, I would say not very. I haven't seen a ton of them, but the ones I've seen don't look all that sturdy in comparison to a purpose built car hauler.
this is what ive been reading. I have a very nice car trailer right now but im kinda looking for something difference i guess.
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I did one once, just need to add more cross members. I know who has it now 6 yrs later and it still is holding up strong.
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with reinforced frame it would work just fine for a jeep or other light cargo.

however, they usually use 3500# axles on those campers, soooo, it would be difficult to stay under the rating for the trailer with more than one vehicle on it.

the weight of the empty trailer and jeep would be coming up close on the rating for the axles. unless its a triple axle.
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mine had 5000# axles
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Im getting ready to do one. From what i can see with some added channel it should be good.
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