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Old May 10th, 2010, 12:07 AM   #1
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Trailer build

I sold my old 5th wheel deck over trailer to fund the new motor in the Flareside.
Now I'm far enough along on the Flareside, to warrant a need for a trailer again.

I picked up some scrap steel and this is what I'm building. 20 ft long deck (24 ft with tongue), lower on drop axles, upper ramp style carhauler:

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Old May 10th, 2010, 12:09 AM   #2
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The actual build started Saturday, and I was able to get to this point by Sunday night. Lot of work yet to go, but I plan on having it assembled and on the scale next Saturday.

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Old May 10th, 2010, 12:11 AM   #3
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and a few more pics:

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Old May 10th, 2010, 03:04 AM   #4
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Looks good John, sorry I never made it over to help.
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Old May 10th, 2010, 09:50 PM   #5
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Main frame and tongue are now done, and I managed to get the spring hangers cut. I hope to set the axles Wednesday.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 07:13 AM   #6
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lots of welding:

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Old May 12th, 2010, 07:15 AM   #7
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a couple more:

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Old May 12th, 2010, 10:00 PM   #8
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flipped the trailer and mounted the axles tonight.

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Old May 18th, 2010, 10:26 PM   #9
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I am done welding on the Main frame.............I get to start cutting out the Car ramps tomorrow night.

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Old May 19th, 2010, 08:24 AM   #10
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Question:


Do I go with recessed LED lights on the trailer, or regular recessed lights?

I like the brightness of LED's but have never used them on a trailer. Are they worth the extra cost and "Cool" factor, and do I need to do anything special in the wiring, or do the lights come with all necesseties?
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Old May 19th, 2010, 10:02 AM   #11
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I just bought some led turn signals from superbright.
Their expensive, but the cool factor/ no maintanence and sealed unit especially on a trailer would do it for me. (yes their very bright and dunking a boat trailer 10 times a year tends to cause issues)

Nothing special needs to be done unless your installing them on the vehicle itself.

BTW nice job
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Old May 19th, 2010, 10:05 AM   #12
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wow, nice work
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Old May 19th, 2010, 04:59 PM   #13
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john use the LED sealed lights i can get them for 25 a light but they last 100000 hours and they only need three wires to hook them up. draw very little and they are bright.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 12:19 PM   #14
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Put the tires on so I could get real measurements for the Ramps. I also leveled out the frame, and found out I'm pretty close to the ground. I may have to mount skid bars under the back of the trailer.
Looks like I'm going to place the ramps 12 inches above the main frame for tire clearance, which ironically is what my 3d model said it would be.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 08:30 PM   #15
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I'm building also 19' ready to blast and deck.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 01:09 PM   #17
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some pics of the decking........underway:
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Old May 24th, 2010, 09:01 PM   #18
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Deck is almost finished.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 09:24 PM   #19
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Looking good John!
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Old May 25th, 2010, 09:35 PM   #20
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thanks Adam, means a lot coming from you.
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