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Old June 11th, 2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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I've owned a jeep since I was in High School. Since then, I've always wanted my own towrig and trailer. For the past 5 years, I've added to that dream, that I wanted a trailer big enough to haul a pop up on. 13 years after that dream was born, I've finally got it. Just picked up a 26 foot flat bed. that's more than enough to haul my jeep and pop up. Once I pull the mobile home axles off it, and throw a couple 5,200 pound ones with brakes, and re-deck it I will finally be happy.... For a while.

Truck is a "heavy 1/2". It has HD springs, and upgraded rearend, HD tranny cooler and a brand new, reinforced at the frame hitch. The Jeep is a bastardized YJ ranging years from 91 - 98.
The Camper is a 87 Rockwood 2040.
The Trailer is some custom job.

By friday, I should be able to have one picture of them all together, but until then....

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Old June 11th, 2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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Old June 11th, 2012, 06:20 PM   #3
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This mean your going to wheel it now?
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Old June 11th, 2012, 06:25 PM   #4
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Nope, just going to let it sit parked. LOL. Hopefully, I'll be able to do some long weekend trips to Rocks and Valleys or Twisted trails... I gotta justify it all now.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #5
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That trailer looks heavy. You didn"t think you will be pushing the limit of that truck with the combined weight of the pop up and the car trailer with the Jeep on it?
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Old June 11th, 2012, 08:00 PM   #6
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what does the trailer weight empty?

looks like you need a bigger truck.
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Towing ~8K lbs with a half ton, that could be interesting.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 08:36 PM   #8
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Looks like an 8" I beam frame. I bet it's heavy but not like everyone is thinking.
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But yes too heavy for 1/2 ton.. You better buy some airbags a pray every time you have to lock them up than you stop..
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Yea thats a heavy set up but if your not in a race you can do it. But ill bet a bigger truck is in your future.
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I didn't realize you were planning on putting the pop up on it as well as the Jeep. Jeep on trailer, with 2 axle brakes and a load distributing hitch, maybe some airbags.......better cross the scales first, but could be done.

Jeep+camper... that's just not safe, you don't have enough anchor on the pavement to keep it all together safely.
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Towing ~8K lbs with a half ton, that could be interesting.
or just a bad idea?

the jeep, the pop up, and tralier together, what do they weigh?
ill guess 10k when loaded up to camp and wheel.
food, beer, parts, tools, camping gear, ect.. that stuff adds up quick.

towing 10k with a 1/2 ton is a bad idea.
unless that trailer is alot lighter than i think, your way over loaded.

its nice set up! trade the chevy on an older dually or at least a srw one ton.

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What's nicer, the trailer you camp in or the trailer you live in?
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It looks a lot heavier than it is. There are no I beams in the middle, it's all girders like pictured below, but much smaller. The guy said he didn't think it weighed more than 1500 pounds.
There's no doubt with popup (1200) jeep (3700) and trailer (1500) ~ 6200 pounds + or - 1000, I'm still well with in my limits. I think with a set of bags, and new axles (drop spindel w/ brakes) and it balances out the way I think it will, I'll be fine for now. Sure, in the future, I may get a bigger truck.

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unless that trailer is alot lighter than i think, your way over loaded.

its nice set up! trade the chevy on an older dually or at least a srw one ton.
It looks a lot heaver than it is. That was my biggest concern when I 1st saw it. If it weighed 2000 - 2500 pounds I would have walked away. I set any land speed records, but I 'should' be fine. If not, I'll throw better axles under it, redeck it and sell it.
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Show me a scale slip that shows that trailer at 1500lbs....
Your wood deck weights 1500lbs
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And I don't think any one is trying to knock your idea. I'm doing the same thing but with a truck camper on my gooseneck.
Just make sure it's safe.

It's worthless to try and overhaul. Especially if you don't make it to your destination.
Be safe about it, not stupid
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This will be on my car trailer. I have been planning the same and finally bought the popup last week.
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or just a bad idea?

the jeep, the pop up, and tralier together, what do they weigh?
ill guess 10k when loaded up to camp and wheel.
food, beer, parts, tools, camping gear, ect.. that stuff adds up quick.

towing 10k with a 1/2 ton is a bad idea.
unless that trailer is alot lighter than i think, your way over loaded.

its nice set up! trade the chevy on an older dually or at least a srw one ton.
I was trying to be polite.

I was guessing 8-9K lb range for the trailer but it could be heavier. I'd be hitting some scales to see how much everything weighs before going far with a 1/2 ton.
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There is no way that trailer only weights 1500 pounds. Don't get me wrong I like your idea. Just more weight there than your thinking on the whole combine load.
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