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Old June 12th, 2012, 12:06 PM   #21
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Eh... If it weighs drastically more than what I think it does, I'll just sell the thing. Time will tell...

Any body interested in 26 foot flat bed trailer?
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Old June 12th, 2012, 12:06 PM   #22
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I'd be hitting some scales to see how much everything weighs before going far with a 1/2 ton.
This will be done.
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Old June 12th, 2012, 12:10 PM   #23
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Eh... If it weighs drastically more than what I think it does, I'll just sell the thing. Time will tell...

Any body interested in 26 foot flat bed trailer?
Yes....
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Old June 12th, 2012, 12:28 PM   #24
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before or after I put new axles under it and redeck it?
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Old June 12th, 2012, 12:44 PM   #25
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its a nice looking set up. good luck.
be careful.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 01:25 PM   #26
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Well, I just picked it up, and took it and got it weighed... 2340 gross. SO... According to research, my truck, with the gears it has it is rated to pull 8,800 pounds.

Trailer - 2400
Jeep - 3500
Camper 1200
Total - 7100 pounds.

Allowing ~ 900 pounds for camping gear, the camper and jeep balanced correctly, I 'should' be ok. Not going to break any land speed records with it, but it should work for what I want to do.

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Old June 15th, 2012, 04:25 PM   #27
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And your Jeep only weighs 3500 lbs?
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Old June 15th, 2012, 05:08 PM   #28
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And your Jeep only weighs 3500 lbs?
Must be stock
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Old June 15th, 2012, 05:24 PM   #29
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And your Jeep only weighs 3500 lbs?
curb weight of a 2000 TJ is rated at 3,094 lbs according to a handful of sites I just googled.

the YJ's ranged from like 3,028 on up to 3,241 lbs.

no idea what sized tires/axles he's running, but if he had them full of helium along with the cage pressurized and holding helium then it might actually weigh less than stock


he's right at the limit of what I'd feel comfortable for a long haul. but I once was stupid enough to pull 6 pallets of industrial building block on a 3 axle i-beam trailer with a heavy half from Holly Michigan to Commerce Michigan.

the only white knuckle moments were accelerating, stopping, turning... and anything over 35 mph set the trailer pitching enough to make the sharts start happening so I didn't do that either

p.s. it wasn't my truck, a 1 ton ford diesel was supposed to be hooked up to the trailer when I arrived, but that Ford didn't have any brakes...
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Must be stock
Stock axles, 35s, full cage. Even estimating the jeep at 4000... Although it's at the top of my limits, it's still doable. I plan on once I get everything on the trailer scaling the whole thing, to make sure I'm not overloaded on my truck's axles.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 02:00 AM   #31
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update?
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I thought I saw the trailer in the for sale threads awhile back. I could be wrong.
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