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Old May 25th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #21
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the leds are great, and last a long time. the only down fall i see to led lights is they dont build up enough heat to melt snow off them in the winter. sucks having to clean off my lights every couple hours in a storm.
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Old May 31st, 2010, 06:22 PM   #22
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Nice work, John.

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Old June 2nd, 2010, 09:58 PM   #23
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I'm way behind, but got back to the trailer tonight. Just a few more welds and the deck is done. Then the wiring..............and the ramps. (which are being redesigned)

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Old June 3rd, 2010, 11:38 PM   #24
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Looks like its coming along pretty well! Why the ramp style as opposed to a full deck and buff drive over fender wells?
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 11:43 PM   #25
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Looks like its coming along pretty well! Why the ramp style as opposed to a full deck and buff drive over fender wells?
I'm actually leaning toward your way now. I originally wanted to be able to park my boys quad under my truck, that and the wheels are only 76 inches apart
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Old June 4th, 2010, 12:34 AM   #26
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I see. It would be cool to put the quad underneath, but I think, especially if the axles are narrow, I would try to get the COG as low as possible. I also like to keep things out of the wind as much as possible. Towing my ramcharger, with comparable weight (25' deckover goose, and 20' low boy equipment), putting the ramcharger that much higher in the air to catch wind equals aboue 2-3 MPG, and feels way more tippy. Pulling it on the deckover 25' goose pulls almost as hard as pulling it on my 40' lowboy goose, which weighs 4-5k more.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 07:57 PM   #27
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Started the wiring today,.....I brought it out side to put some rust preventative on the welds. I'm going back out later to start mounting the lights.

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Old June 6th, 2010, 08:00 PM   #28
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a few more pics:

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and a few more:

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Old June 7th, 2010, 10:07 PM   #30
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Used the Plasma today, and cut out some Brake light guards.

I'm running out of money, so I had to opt for the cheaper light kit.

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Good call!! They look good.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 07:27 PM   #32
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were doing a job for a company that is emptying half a ware house of those storage racks you using. i mean hundreds maybe thousands of em, they've been taking them out all week and have a portion of the lot filled with em. does the trailer feel rigid with all the holes? i was thinking of asking the foreman there if i could snag one to build a small trailer out of.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 09:23 PM   #33
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were doing a job for a company that is emptying half a ware house of those storage racks you using. i mean hundreds maybe thousands of em, they've been taking them out all week and have a portion of the lot filled with em. does the trailer feel rigid with all the holes? i was thinking of asking the foreman there if i could snag one to build a small trailer out of.
Very strong, very little flex over 20 ft, but I doubled it up just to be on the safe side. Of course once I welded the deck on, it made it even more stiff.


I cut out the loading ramps tonight, and have one of them tacked together. I'm also thinking about storing them in the front of the trailer. (see picture)

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Old June 11th, 2010, 03:59 PM   #34
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hell yea, i was talking with my partner about how good the material would be but we were leary of all the holes. looks good dude
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I like the idea of standing them up in the front, as long as they are super light. I hate carrying my ramps around and heaving them up on the deck. I think the closer they are to the point they get used the better.
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i used a car dolly today from uhaul and liked how the ramps slid out but had a cathc keeping them from slidin all the way out and used a spring loaded pin to lock them in the stored possition. they rattle like nobodies business though giong down the road.

buddy has a friend that built his own flat bed and used the ramps as the side of the bed, he used some anlge at the top of the ramp and maybe some angle or small tube at the tail end of the bed to keep the ramps from falling off. then they had the typical 4 inch piece for the stake pockets. worked good as well. just some ideas
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Old June 14th, 2010, 09:04 AM   #37
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The trailer weighed in at 1,680 lbs.........................$75 dollar plate, here we come.

The ramps for the Flareside, will be on hold now for a month or so. I'm headed for vacation with the Jeep, and then I have to finish the kids tree-house.

There will be updates in the future, because I'm waiting for final paint until the ramps are finished.

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Old June 21st, 2010, 10:14 AM   #38
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I took the trailer on its first major voyage last week. (about 300 miles round trip)
I averaged 15mpg with the diesel pulling the trailer, with my XJ on it.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 08:56 PM   #39
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Added 2 feet to the width of the railer this weekend to handle the fullsize bronco. Hope to have the welds finished up by tomorrow night, and I will post pictures.
Its going to end up with drive over fenders.
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Old October 10th, 2010, 01:44 PM   #40
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How's this coming along?
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