I finally picked up a trailer which is the first phase of my "redneck crawler hauler". I got a 2013 Load Max 32' deck lowboy gooseneck, it has 2 7K dexter brake axles, LED's all the way around, full 102" deck with braced drive over fenders, rear stabilizer jacks, 6 D rings welded on it, Winch plate welded to neck and slide in the side ramps. I picked it up last weekend and pulled it about 250 miles home, it towed great! I'm thinking about sealing the top and bottom side of the deck to prolong it's life, if so I'll be sure to take some pics. I also need to weld some more D rings to the trailer but I'd like to get the camper (phase 2) picked out first so I know exactly where to put the D rings.
As far as the camper goes, I'm looking for a nice cab over truck camper or even a small RV and cutting the axles and tongue off. The camper needs to have a shower, toilet, sink, fridge, etc., etc., with at least 2 beds for my son, my wife and I. I'm searching craigslist daily as well as Ebay and local ads, most of the ones I've found are either way to much or damaged by water. I can get a heck of a deal on the water damaged ones but with my limited time I'm really not sure if I want to mess with water damage, this will be our first RV so diving right in to one that needs a good amount or repair would not be smart as I hear it can get EXPENSIVE fast!
Anyways here is the trailer:
2005 LJ build: Build thread
2008 Ford F350 build: Build Thread
Flickr Pictures: Flickr pictures
Here are some more pics:
Here are some general measurements, (All are on stock 2008 F350 suspension with 25 psi in fire stone rear airbags):
Measurement from ground to deck
Front of trailer - 30"
Middle - 27-1/2"
Rear - 26"
Overall width 101-3/4"
Between fenders 83"
Ground to bottom of neck I beam 68-1/4"
Top of tailgate to bottom of neck I beam 11-3/4"
Top of deck to top of neck 46-1/2"
Front of deck to front of fender 212-1/2"
Front of fender to rear of fender 77"
Back of fender to back of deck 93-1/2"
Low pint of ground clearance at landing gear (front) 15-3/4"
Rear ground clearance at end of dovetail 14-1/2"
Top of deck to top of fenders 8-1/4"
Like I said, all of these are on my stock suspension with air bags as the only mod, 25 psi in the bags and I basically have 35x12.50x20's on the truck. I also moved the coupler in the neck up one more spot so the front of the trailer sits lower in the bed of the truck to make up for the leveling of the bags.
I did go weigh the truck and trailer combo today. With almost a full tank of fuel (a few gallons less), empty trailer and me in the truck it came in a 15,000 lbs right on the money! I'm going to take my truck back over there and weigh it soon to get the difference. I'll also take the jeep to the scale as well as get a total weight of the jeep loaded on the trailer to see what the max is on my future camper
Update on weights:
Truck - Unloaded but had a full tank of diesel, me in it (200lbs.) plus all my extras like bumpers, side steps, bed liner, toolbox with tools, etc. 9,150 lbs.
Trailer - Unloaded - 5,850 lbs.
Total weight (truck and empty trailer) - 15,000lbs. exact.
Jeep - 4,220lbs. with empty fuel tank, no engine skid, no doors, no top.
Camper - 2,900lbs. with typical stuff in there and a close to empty 20# propane tank but no water in the fresh water tank
Total with Truck, gooseneck with RV - 17,900lbs.
Total with Truck, gooseneck with RV AND jeep - calculated to 22,120lbs. Haven't weighted it yet fully loaded down, will do that hopefully soon
Goal - To be at or under 25,400lbs.