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Old August 11th, 2015, 01:37 PM   #1
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I am looking at buying a used trailer to tow my 82 CJ5 with Dana 60's full width (84" outside tire to outside tire). My tow vehicle is a 2003 Ford Excursion 7.3L.

Most car hauler style trailers with fender wells measure 82" between fenders.

I have debated getting a stock set of wheels and tires, so I can fit between an 82" trailer.

I have looked at a few equipment deck over trailers, but they are so heavy and big, I am not sure I need to be able to tow 16K GVWR, but it would be nice every once in a while when getting loaded by a tractor. Again, a set back, is most of the pintle equpiment trailers I have looked at that I can afford, have older mobile home style tires and wheels, and I would like to stick with something I could easily find a replacement for if my spare blew and Im 300 miles from home on a Sunday.

What are good brands of professional built trailer to go after, which ones should I stay away from? I have looked at a Mac-Lander 7K trailer, and it was not wide enough, but it was well built. I am thinking a minimum of a 10k trailer would be best.

I appreciate any feedback and ideas of how you have hauled your toys around!
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Old August 11th, 2015, 02:59 PM   #2
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Get removable trailer fenders or drive over fenders. Much easier then swapping wheels.
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Get removable trailer fenders or drive over fenders. Much easier then swapping wheels.
This, just get drive over fenders. It's not a big deal that your tires stick out a little bit. Legal trailering width is 102"
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Old August 11th, 2015, 03:59 PM   #4
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Just make one fender so you can drive over it. That's what I did with my enclosed trailer. It's 82" between the fenders. I just drive over the drivers side with no issues.
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Yup or just push between them. You won't find trailers with more width because it pushes the fenders out beyond the legal max width.

As far as brands, it depends on what you want to spend. There are decent new trailers out there for low $2k's up to over $3k. As far as my preference, I just bought a Kaufman.
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I like my United trailer for the most part, but it was more expensive than other options. My SOA YJ on 37's just squeezes under the standard size rear door with the top down.
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if it's open deck, then just build one drive over fender (like John did) and if it's an enclosed, build drive overs for both sides that way it's easier to keep it straight backing out. jmo of course

mine are overkill, but really like them.

my trailer is an MTI and I'm fairly happy with it so far


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How tall is your trailer Steve?
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How tall is your trailer Steve?
mine is a +12 (7 1/2ft inside). the +6 would be really close and wanted more room for the bunk as well
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