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Old September 12th, 2011, 07:23 PM   #21
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I have often hauled two trucks on my trailer without any trouble weighing roughly 12k lbs. I should be 11k-12k lbs. with my buggy and gear....
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so you are putting 12k load on 7k axles? are your axles 7k each? making your working load 14k? or do you have two 3500lbs axles giving you a 7k working load?
7k each......

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Old September 12th, 2011, 07:25 PM   #22
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I say throw that idea out and turn it into a mobile disco.
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Old September 12th, 2011, 07:30 PM   #23
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I like the idea. I looked into it using a box truck on a deckover gooseneck before I finally found the enclosed gooseneck that I have now (and am selling haha)
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Old September 12th, 2011, 09:10 PM   #24
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I have a 24' v nose enclosed trailer it is 27'6" overall that i would be willing to sell. It would save you a whole lot of time. The rear door is 90+" tall and it is 83" between the fenders. It already has cabinets in it, i even have a rooftop ac unit i could throw in. I might even be interested in taking the box you currently have in on trade?

Just a thought?
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Old September 12th, 2011, 09:16 PM   #25
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I have a 24' v nose enclosed trailer it is 27'6" overall that i would be willing to sell. It would save you a whole lot of time. The rear door is 90+" tall and it is 83" between the fenders. It already has cabinets in it, i even have a rooftop ac unit i could throw in. I might even be interested in taking the box you currently have in on trade?

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I need a 92" wide door.....at least
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Old September 12th, 2011, 09:24 PM   #26
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I have a 24' v nose enclosed trailer it is 27'6" overall that i would be willing to sell. It would save you a whole lot of time. The rear door is 90+" tall and it is 83" between the fenders. It already has cabinets in it, i even have a rooftop ac unit i could throw in. I might even be interested in taking the box you currently have in on trade?

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how much for the a/c unit?
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Old September 13th, 2011, 07:27 AM   #27
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My problem was finding a reasonalby priced trailer wide enough and tall enough that wasn't trashed. My buggy is 90" wide so i wanted a little wiggle room on each side, the opening is roughly 97" wide. These boxes sell for $1400-$2500 (mine was $1400)....I already have a trailer with 7000lb axles so i just need to modify it a little. I would of spent at least $5-7K i think if i could find one this wide. Most aren't very tall either.

For $150 i got 5 windows, a door, a heater, 30gallon tank, 2 sissors jacks, and storage doors froma guy who pars out RVs. So if i can keep on finding deals i hope to have less than $2500 plus the value of my current trailer......

It hard to say if this is the best way to go......i will at least build it the way i want it, and know what i have.
I see your dilemna, I agree with Hancho to a point I think it's going to be a lot heavier than it needs to be for a single buggy hauler, but, that's life. It's a creative way to get what you need and I'm good with that.
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Dang it, I just went and measured mine. The door is 90" square.
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how much for the a/c unit?
I do not want to sell it unless the trailer sells without it. Sorry
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so your not going to sell me your trailer now.....damn mike more work to do.
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I think I would scrap the idea of putting it on the existing trailer. Build a frame to support the box on the axles you have, it won't need to be as much of a frame as the trailer, as the box must have some sort of floor structure in it....right? Look at what normally supports these type of boxes on a truck...pretty much bare frame rails if I'm thinking of the same thing.
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Old September 13th, 2011, 08:21 PM   #32
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so your not going to sell me your trailer now.....damn mike more work to do.
You snooze you loose.....that was a few weeks ago.....I still haven't cut it up....thats Saturday

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I think I would scrap the idea of putting it on the existing trailer. Build a frame to support the box on the axles you have, it won't need to be as much of a frame as the trailer, as the box must have some sort of floor structure in it....right? Look at what normally supports these type of boxes on a truck...pretty much bare frame rails if I'm thinking of the same thing.
I am planning on using some of my frame and relocating my axle back and down so I don't have to cut in fenders and buy much steel. The box has small I beams about a foot apart side to side and two larger ones front to back. My plan is to use some of the box frame for strength.
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I am planning on using some of my frame and relocating my axle back and down so I don't have to cut in fenders and buy much steel. The box has small I beams about a foot apart side to side and two larger ones front to back. My plan is to use some of the box frame for strength.
Sounds like a good plan, your first post made it sound like you were just going to mount the box on the existing deck of the trailer.

I would bet that the box manufacturer has some minimum support guidelines and some information on what capacity the floor system is built for. With a little research you might be able to save yourself a bunch of extra work, weight, and money.

I really like this idea and am very interested to see how it turns out.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 06:13 AM   #34
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My plans have changes a little now that have had some time to weight some options. I originally was going to lower the box down right to the trailer frame and cut out for fenders etc. It is less work to relocate the axles down and that also allows me to move them back a bit. Might even cost less as aluminum fenders are $180 which i won't need anymore.
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I like your project. You mentioned that you would have spent $5-7K for a custom trailer. I think it would have been more than that. My 20 footer was 82" between the wells and had a 82" high opening, which is not as big as you need. With tax it was almost $7K 4 years ago.
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I like your project. You mentioned that you would have spent $5-7K for a custom trailer. I think it would have been more than that. My 20 footer was 82" between the wells and had a 82" high opening, which is not as big as you need. With tax it was almost $7K 4 years ago.
I should of stated I would only be able to buy used.....
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Old September 15th, 2011, 01:23 PM   #37
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Stopped by and took a look. This will be nice, a bit of work, but it will be nice. I'll be there in the morning to help out. I'll take some photos too. Do you have any
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Old September 19th, 2011, 09:57 PM   #38
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Here are some pics of Mike's progress, that guy is always busy doing something...
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Here are some pics of Mike's progress, that guy is always busy doing something...
well I've had some help from my dad and brother...thanks John.....here are a couple more pics

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Watching the progress.
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