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Old June 9th, 2009, 09:53 PM   #21
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that trailer is a piece of shit and not safe enough to haul a vehicle on public roadways imo.

you should return it to the rightful owner you crap ass theif
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Old June 9th, 2009, 09:55 PM   #22
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that trailer is a piece of shit and not safe enough to haul a vehicle on public roadways imo.

you should return it to the rightful owner you crap ass theif
i am the rightful owner you shit talking fukc bag ... go rape ur mom
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Old June 9th, 2009, 10:03 PM   #23
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put the geo on the trailer, watch springs bottom out, kick your own ass for buying that peace of shit. That axle is probably rated at 2000lbs or less, and those tires suck ass.

IMHO When you half ass something like that, you just endanger everyone around you.
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Old June 9th, 2009, 11:43 PM   #24
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Well, I'm not overly fond of using camper/mobile home axle type parts for car hauling. But if you've looked at the frame of the trailer and are confident it's strong enough, then I say buy a stronger axle at some local trailer place that is actually rated enough to haul the vehicle plus trailer weight and slap it in.

Sure it'd be a few hundred bucks, but at least the axle wouldn't shit it self under the weight of a vehicle.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 07:12 AM   #25
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Every car hauler I have seen has 2 axles. I don't think its a good idea to haul anything other than four wheelers or dirt bikes on this thing.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 12:29 PM   #26
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Every car hauler I have seen has 2 axles. I don't think its a good idea to haul anything other than four wheelers or dirt bikes on this thing.


True. But 4 quads or snowmobiles could prolly equal the weight of a Geo

And a 6000lbs 8 lug trailer axle would look pretty rad under it














My official opinion is I don't really think it's safe to use this trailer for car hauling. But I suppose it *could* maybe be made to work with the right improvements.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 03:27 PM   #27
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Since you're "not looking for questions ... just answers".......here are some recommendations.

1. Determine the weight of the Geo, plus all the crap youíll have in it, plus anything else you plan to carry on the trailer when you tow it to go wheeling. If you donít do this then you will have no idea how much trailer you really need.

2. Determine the maximum loaded weight the popup trailer was designed to be (GVWR). It might still have the vin plate which should list the original GVWR.

3. Determine the maximum weight the axle can handle (GAWR).

4. Determine the max load the tires can handle, (it should be written right on the sidewall).

5. Use whichever is lower, the axle weight rating, the tire ratings or the max trailer loaded weight (GVWR). Now subtract the empty weight of the trailer. What is left over is what you can safely haul with the trailer.

Keep in mind production trailers are usually made as cheaply as possible so most everything is built just strong enough for the intended purpose. What this means is that to increase the load it can safely carry (the trailers GVWR) every aspect, the tires, the springs, the axle, the structure, the tongue and the coupler has to be checked and likely beefed up.

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put the geo on the trailer, watch springs bottom out, kick your own ass for buying that peace of shit. That axle is probably rated at 2000lbs or less, and those tires suck ass.

IMHO When you half ass something like that, you just endanger everyone around you.
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