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Unread 01-05-2014, 09:50 PM   #16
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No, it's not a cut down horse trailer. It's purpose built by Sooner. Most horse/stock trailers have a lot of their structure in the top and sides. You cut that away and you lose a lot of the strength, similar to a unibody car.

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Unread 01-05-2014, 10:07 PM   #17
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No, it's not a cut down horse trailer. It's purpose built by Sooner. Most horse/stock trailers have a lot of their structure in the top and sides. You cut that away and you lose a lot of the strength, similar to a unibody car.
True, but same premise. Sooner builds aluminum horse trailers also with living quarters. Mine was a basic Featherlite, no complete living quarters. But at only 20' it had 2-8,000 pound axles under it.
Most standard toy haulers lack the strength or axle capacity, hence my suggestion of a used horse trailer with living quarters.

I do like what you posted CSP.

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Unread 01-05-2014, 10:14 PM   #18
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Understood. Have been around livestock my entire 47 years and own cattle and all of the equipment needed to have a cattle operation (except for horses, hate those hayburners).

I also mentioned earlier that most toy haulers don't have the space in the garage or the weight capacity.

Not discounting your idea, but many of us have rigs that just won't fit into a horse or livestock trailer. Mine is both too tall and too wide. It won't fit into most enclosed race car trailers either.

My next toy rig will be a Freightliner toter home. Even with an F450 tow rig, the Voltage toy hauler with a large enough garage for a CJ is almost 15k pounds dry and empty. With the CJ in back, 160 gallons of fresh water and 60 gallons of gasoline plus gear, cooking stuff, etc. it's a handful at times.
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Unread 01-06-2014, 07:25 AM   #19
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GVWR for my CJ is 3750lbs. I've read like most of you have that getting it weighed is the best route and that most weigh 3100lbs. That leaves a scant 650lbs for people. I know Chrysler Dodge now counts people for weighing 150lbs lol I won't go into that but I did read somewhere that these shipped at 2700 or 2750 lbs. I looked for a weight stamp today, none exist. I did find something very disturbing on my emissions stamp... it said "XJ".
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Unread 01-06-2014, 07:55 AM   #20
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Brooke and I have been toying around with the idea of a toy hauler for the CJ-5 and, like CSP said, the Voltage was the frontrunner with the 14' cargo area. We could probably get away with a 12' cargo space, but it would be tight.
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Unread 01-06-2014, 10:12 AM   #21
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GVWR for my CJ is 3750lbs. I've read like most of you have that getting it weighed is the best route and that most weigh 3100lbs. That leaves a scant 650lbs for people. I know Chrysler Dodge now counts people for weighing 150lbs lol I won't go into that but I did read somewhere that these shipped at 2700 or 2750 lbs. I looked for a weight stamp today, none exist. I did find something very disturbing on my emissions stamp... it said "XJ".
Very few CJ-7 will weigh as low as 3100lbs.
To be safe, figure the Jeep at 4K lbs with extra fuel, tools/parts.
BTW: My 7's GVWR is 4150. The last time I weighed mine the slip shows 3675lbs. with my butt out of it. I weight 210lbs.
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Unread 01-06-2014, 12:26 PM   #22
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The last time I weighed mine the slip shows 3675lbs. with my butt out of it. I weight 210lbs.
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