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Unread 12-03-2012, 06:38 PM   #31
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You like those axles? Getting ready to build a trailer at work, just ordered two 6000# torflex for it.
I believe ( without going outside) they are the same brand. They are also the 2nd set I have. The small trailer is a tandem 16' enclosed. I've never ridden inside, but I will say we pulled it from the Florida keys back to central Illinois with several potted plants inside. They were sitting on the floor on a rug, I don't think they moved, none of them tipped over, and were in the same spot as when we started the trip. Used the same trailer for a trip from Illinois to Gulf Shores and back. Had 2 motor cycles and the Daughters wedding dress, along with the brides maids stuff, and decorations inside, no problems. When you watch the trailer in the mirror you can see how well it goes down the road, my 24' travels the road just as well.
I would Definitely recommend torsion axles.

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Unread 12-03-2012, 07:09 PM   #32
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My axles on the 24' are Dexter.

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1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac trail Jeep.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 12-03-2012, 08:19 PM   #33
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Great dane air ride breaks on both axles will carry 4.

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Unread 12-03-2012, 08:55 PM   #34
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and being a "cracker box " pete you can reach the passenger side window from the driver seat lmao !!
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Unread 12-03-2012, 09:00 PM   #35
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and being a "cracker box " pete you can reach the passenger side window from the driver seat lmao !!
Im a little short for that but cracker box is what it feels like. Sent email
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Unread 08-13-2013, 04:46 PM   #36
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Finally got me a gooseneck, I love it.








Heavy hauler here



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Unread 08-13-2013, 04:58 PM   #37
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I just borrow my friends when I need it.

Photo was taken before I got smart and pulled it out and turned it around so most of the front end weight of the Jeep was over the axles.



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Unread 08-13-2013, 05:21 PM   #38
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Keith460,

What size is this trailer? Length / Width? How much space do you have on the sides? Still able to open the doors to get in/out?

I am looking for a trailer to haul my LJ and two dualsport motorcycles. I figure I can turn the cycles sideways. No issue with tow vehicle size since I will be pulling with motorhome.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 05:29 PM   #39
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The trailer is not mine but I believe it was a 7' x14' and doors would not open if you had them. The important measurement was the inside height at 7'. Easily cleared the windshield frame and roll bar.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 09:14 PM   #40
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Keith460,

What size is this trailer? Length / Width? How much space do you have on the sides? Still able to open the doors to get in/out?

I am looking for a trailer to haul my LJ and two dualsport motorcycles. I figure I can turn the cycles sideways. No issue with tow vehicle size since I will be pulling with motorhome.
I'm sure Keith would tell you it's a bi-ch to tie down the front of the Jeep in that trailer.

With what you want to haul, I would go with a 102" wide, 20' trailer with 2 5,000 axles. Even at 102" you still won't be able to open the doors of the Jeep and get out.

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1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac trail Jeep.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 08-14-2013, 03:54 PM   #41
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Keith460,
Thanks for the data. That may be a little shorter than I need. Jeep is 15ft.

Lucdog,
I have found a 24ft x 102" wide trailer but thought that might be a little long. The 20 ft might be a good length. Going to look at another tonight. I would definitely go with dual 5000lb axles. I figure the trailer, jeep, cycles, and other toys would be 8000+ lbs.
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Keith460,
Thanks for the data. That may be a little shorter than I need. Jeep is 15ft.

Lucdog,
I have found a 24ft x 102" wide trailer but thought that might be a little long. The 20 ft might be a good length. Going to look at another tonight. I would definitely go with dual 5000lb axles. I figure the trailer, jeep, cycles, and other toys would be 8000+ lbs.
My toy hauler is right at 9,500#'s. it's a 24'-102" wide, with the Jeep inside. It's a Cargo trailer that's tall enough to pull a 5" lifted CJ 5 in with 36" tires. This trailer has roof AC, a portable toilet, 20 gallon H2o tank, the front is lined with cabinets, microwave and a dorm fridge. The beds are fold down.
Isn't a LJ about 14' long? That only leaves 6' left over in a 20'er. Personally I'd go with the 24'

I think my rear door is 7'2" high

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1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac trail Jeep.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 08-16-2013, 05:20 PM   #43
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My toy hauler is right at 9,500#'s. it's a 24'-102" wide, with the Jeep inside. It's a Cargo trailer that's tall enough to pull a 5" lifted CJ 5 in with 36" tires. This trailer has roof AC, a portable toilet, 20 gallon H2o tank, the front is lined with cabinets, microwave and a dorm fridge. The beds are fold down.
Isn't a LJ about 14' long? That only leaves 6' left over in a 20'er. Personally I'd go with the 24'

I think my rear door is 7'2" high

Bill

Checked a couple trailers today. Looked at both 20ft and 24ft. I think both would work. Definitely will go with 8.5' width with 7.5' height. Currently jeep has 33's with minimal lift. Planning 35's with four inch lift. Looked like the additional foot in height would be sufficient to get the jeep throught the door.

Sounds like you have a great setup. Was the air condition worth the expense. I am on the fence for the AC or just get two roof vents with fans. AC is nice on those hot days. Cabinets in front V are definitely on the list.

Measured jeep and it was 14.5'. I am figuring a foot off the back so I am not right at the door/ramp. I've never hauled a jeep enclosed so I'm playing a little safe on space. With measurements I took today, that would give me ~4.5ft to the V section.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 11:03 AM   #44
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Unread 09-15-2013, 03:55 PM   #45
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Got my trailer back. i lent it to a good mate of mine who does a bit of racing. He replaces the sides, repaired the brakes, redid the front end, added new tie down points and rewired it.
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