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Old September 24th, 2008, 02:18 AM   #1
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Default 30-36' gooseneck

im looking for a 30-36' gooseneck.

i would prefer a tandem dual low profile dovetail, 20k#+
also considering a tripple single lowboy style.

does anybody have one for sale, or has anyone seen one for sale anywhere?

thanks for your time,
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Old September 24th, 2008, 09:51 AM   #2
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I know of a 14,000# tandem lowboy, 30ish foot with dovetail. Interested?
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If you searching around, the Industry refers to lowboy trailers in Goosenecks as "car haulers". It will help you find alot more! I bought one new, but you can start by searching Craigslist with craigshelper for Goosenecks.
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Old September 24th, 2008, 11:27 PM   #4
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i guess i just still call them lowboys, i know they are also refered to as car haulers. i searched craigslist in mi, il, in, oh, wi, and ok, and only came up with one or possibly two, but none really what im looking for.

dirt devil, since i cant find what i want, do you have any idea of the price, i might be interested.
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ever think of maken one to fit your needs? it not to far out of the question for prce unless you need it right now. i have a friend thats maken his own.
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Old September 25th, 2008, 12:17 AM   #6
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i have thought about it quite a bit actually. i WANT it right now, but no i dont really need it right now, actually right now im still up in alaska slaving away and wont be home untill december. one problem with building one is that i generally spend most of the summer working up here, and am home for the winter. when i get home from the arctic and finally relax a little, the last thing i want to do is go play with cold steel in a snowdrift. my shop is pretty well setup for working on/building wheeling rigs, but is too short to fit a trailer in it so id be outside in the dirt or snow. i will probably build a couple other trailers sometime, but they will be shorter and more purpose built. i really cant change the design of a basic flat deck very much and still use it for everything.

one major drawback with a home built trailer is that i will be doing some hot-shotting with it, and DOT likes to see manufactured trailers with proper ratings.

i would use this trailer for hot-shotting oil field equipment, hauling one or two wheelers, one wheeler and a camper (redneck RV), hauling building materials, heavy equipment (small dozer, bobcat, tractor, plow, etc), lumber logs, junk vehicles, part-out vehicles, and a few other things.

with the large variety of things a basic flat deck is the best way to go. the only good reason i see to build one myself is so i could get a lowboy tandem dual, which are extremely hard to find used.
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Be prepared to shell out some $$$. My Take-3 car hauler (36-37' deck) would cost over $12k new now with the increased cost of steel. That is 20k GVW, deckover, gooseneck, toolbox, ramps, etc...
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yea, a new one is pretty spendy, just a bit over 10k for most of the name brands. i dont need a new one, but everytime i find a used one, im up here in alaska slaving away, and cant get it. if i had room to turn around a 40 footer at home id buy one in a second. i find great deals on 38-48 footers all day long, as well as 20-28', but not in the 30-36 range.
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dirt devil, since i cant find what i want, do you have any idea of the price, i might be interested.
Looking at about $4000. PM me for more info if you are interested.
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sounds a little rich for me. unless its like new and all of 30 feet. 14k would put me at the limit pretty often. i dont like running overloaded, or even near the limit.
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i have thought about it quite a bit actually. i WANT it right now, but no i dont really need it right now, actually right now im still up in alaska slaving away and wont be home untill december. one problem with building one is that i generally spend most of the summer working up here, and am home for the winter. when i get home from the arctic and finally relax a little, the last thing i want to do is go play with cold steel in a snowdrift. my shop is pretty well setup for working on/building wheeling rigs, but is too short to fit a trailer in it so id be outside in the dirt or snow. i will probably build a couple other trailers sometime, but they will be shorter and more purpose built. i really cant change the design of a basic flat deck very much and still use it for everything.

one major drawback with a home built trailer is that i will be doing some hot-shotting with it, and DOT likes to see manufactured trailers with proper ratings.

i would use this trailer for hot-shotting oil field equipment, hauling one or two wheelers, one wheeler and a camper (redneck RV), hauling building materials, heavy equipment (small dozer, bobcat, tractor, plow, etc), lumber logs, junk vehicles, part-out vehicles, and a few other things.

with the large variety of things a basic flat deck is the best way to go. the only good reason i see to build one myself is so i could get a lowboy tandem dual, which are extremely hard to find used.

this is so true. if yopur doing hott shooting i would buy one jsut to make them happy. but if you make a pretty beefy looking trailer im sure they would have to have it inspected further then the sos to check it all out.

where are you running and for whom.
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Old September 28th, 2008, 12:00 AM   #12
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dirt devil, ive decided to give a little, since im having such a hard time finding what i want, im thinking of buying a 14k. if i ever find what im looking for, i should be able to sell the 14k later.

do you know exactly how long it is, what brand, and do you have any pics?
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