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SIKDMAX
11-24-2009, 12:44 PM
http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr47/RuggedRadios/DuramaxOutside.jpg

SIKDMAX
12-05-2009, 07:30 PM
LOL!

No way would we move it that way. I had the truck at my shop and brought the trailer over and used the explorer to hold the trailer while I loaded it, then just backed it 10 feet into the spot. It was tucking tire though, pretty funny :spit:

duratothemax
12-05-2009, 09:45 PM
cant say I would move a duramax on that overloaded trailer, but maybe you have better luck with things than I do...

RPM Motorsports
12-05-2009, 11:18 PM
It towed nice, just had to move it back about a foot:eek:... The trailer is pushing it weight wise though!

LBZ
12-05-2009, 11:35 PM
cant say I would move a duramax on that overloaded trailer, but maybe you have better luck with things than I do...

X2-that trailer would scare the crap out of me to pull!!

JoshH
12-05-2009, 11:58 PM
cant say I would move a duramax on that overloaded trailer, but maybe you have better luck with things than I do...

X2-that trailer would scare the crap out of me to pull!!
What a bunch of wieners. It isn't that overloaded. :poop:

LBZ
12-06-2009, 12:02 AM
What a bunch of wieners. It isn't that overloaded. :poop:

I guess not for you Texans!!:redneck::D

duratothemax
12-06-2009, 09:50 AM
James, Russ can set you up. It's a top quality piece.


Yes, the trailer was overloaded 500 pounds or so. I've towed my last dmax on it myself 4 hours twice so I was confident in it. I probably will drive the truck back so no worries there.

I'll be selling my trailer and getting a goose triple axle deckover when I can recover from my motor a little bit. :thumb:

1) do yourself a favor and dont get a triple axle.

2) just buy it now, come on really, money cant possibly be THAT tight. :)

maxaholic
12-06-2009, 10:19 AM
1) do yourself a favor and dont get a triple axle.

2) just buy it now, come on really, money cant possibly be THAT tight. :)

X2 on the triple axle. Just get a tandem dual and be done with it.

LBZrcks
12-06-2009, 05:46 PM
What a bunch of wieners. It isn't that overloaded. :poop:

X2:baby:

JoshH
12-06-2009, 06:06 PM
1) do yourself a favor and dont get a triple axle.

Ya, don't get a deckover either. If I was looking for a trailer to haul a full size diesel pickup, here is what I'd be looking for.

24' gooseneck with a dovetail that breaks right after the axles
Tandem 7k lb torsion brake axles (if you need more weight capacity than that, go with a dual tandem deckover style trailer)
Extra wide steel deck with recessed tiedowns (trailer should be about 102" to the outside edge of the fenders)
Slide in ramp storage
Dual drop leg jacks
Winch in the front

That's all I can think of right now.

SIKDMAX
12-06-2009, 06:15 PM
Lets start a different thread for trailers, cuz Id appreciate the input, just not here. Jason can you move this? Thanks

fishsmith
12-06-2009, 06:22 PM
Ya, don't get a deckover either. If I was looking for a trailer to haul a full size diesel pickup, here is what I'd be looking for.

24' gooseneck with a dovetail that breaks right after the axles
Tandem 7k lb torsion brake axles (if you need more weight capacity than that, go with a dual tandem deckover style trailer)
Extra wide steel deck with recessed tiedowns (trailer should be about 102" to the outside edge of the fenders)
Slide in ramp storage
Dual drop leg jacks
Winch in the front

That's all I can think of right now.

x2 on that.

JD Dave
12-06-2009, 06:52 PM
I had this trailer for the farm but it's a little heavy for my truck. 3 7k axles with and the beavertail goes flat in 30 sec if needed. My 02 LB7 pulled it like nothing on alot of 3 hour trips. I prefer deckovers but if I was buying a trailer to haul my truck I would get one that is low as possible because it's really hard to get a vehicle not runninng on a deck over. I personally like bumper tow trailers because I can pull it with any vehicle I own. I also prefer single wheels for the ease of changing tires. JMO

TrentNell
12-06-2009, 07:05 PM
Here is a pic of my dads trailer , I towed my GMC home from texas on it , and also towed a few other dmaxes on it since and it was a perfect size and did the job well . Sorry only pic i could find , i though i had a few with my GMC on the trailer . I just got a trailer on friday to haul my truck , I will get a picture of it tomarrow , nothing fancy but the price was right :D


http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo80/trentnell/downsized_1001091844.jpg

JD Dave
12-06-2009, 07:15 PM
Trent's dad's trailer is perfect for hauling a truck. I really need to get a winch on mine.

SIKDMAX
12-06-2009, 07:23 PM
Thats what I want, something like what Trent has, maybe a few feet longer.

I need deckover to accomadte my Tahoe on 40s that doesnt fit on that trailer I have now without taking the rails off and tires hanging off.

Id also like to be able to move heavy equipment, and 2 vehicles at a time.

Whats the issue with triple axles, just the pain of an extra axle for tires/brakes/maintenance and turning with 3?

Other option was an enclosed as Im going to be getting one for motorcycle track days and my rhino, but I think its better to get something seperate for those duties. Tough to find an enclosed that will take the weight of a Duramax, and if it is, its $$$$!

custom8726
12-06-2009, 07:25 PM
A little over kill but works great non the less..

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg33/custom8726/D-Maxontrailer.jpg

JD Dave
12-06-2009, 07:25 PM
I personally like triple axles. The tires seem to skid when making tight turns but for the miles I go the tires seem to last forever.

Bluemax
12-06-2009, 10:48 PM
Whats the issue with triple axles, just the pain of an extra axle for tires/brakes/maintenance and turning with 3?

Other option was an enclosed as Im going to be getting one for motorcycle track days and my rhino, but I think its better to get something seperate for those duties. Tough to find an enclosed that will take the weight of a Duramax, and if it is, its $$$$!



Tri axle trailers are usually very hard on tires due to the long spread from front to back tires if your turning a lot. Also one tight parking lot or turn going into a parking lot with a curb while loaded and there's a good chance you've got a permanently bent axle that will eat tires off even worse. I've even seen one bend the frame rail turning into a fuel station when it came through the dip in the concrete at the edge of the parking lot and he only had a 4020 John Deere on it.

Also I special ordered a haulmark trailer a couple of years ago to haul my toys around in and specifically had it built heavy enough to haul a duramax in just in case I needed to sometime, and it only ran about $6500. Not as bad as you might expect. It was 24ft. plus an 18in. wedge nose and it had room for a couch in the front and a CCSB Dmax. It was the best pulling trailer I've ever owned loaded or empty. Only complaint is it just sucks getting out of a full sized truck in an enclosed trailer. :D

LBZ
12-06-2009, 11:56 PM
A tandem with a full tilting deck is the best option IMO. I've seen a couple and they had about 3' in the front of where the tilt comes down to mount a tool box, a rack for race tires, etc.

jdlover1
12-11-2009, 07:39 PM
heres mine: Pintle hook,7ton,8.5' deckover, 22ft. Its a kaufman trailer. You buy direct from the factory no middleman. I have a 40hp new holland tractor with loader i haul on it too. It pulls like a dream loaded and unloaded.

duramaxdavid
12-30-2009, 06:37 PM
in my avatar its a 40' kaufman lowboy gooseneck. Great trailer. I want the triaxle but the price was right for this one.

2wd_Sled_Puller
12-30-2009, 07:09 PM
[QUOTE=SIKDMAX;302996] Whats the issue with triple axles, just the pain of an extra axle for tires/brakes/maintenance and turning with 3?

Ive seen them acutally roll the back tires off the rim. Best combo is dual tandems. U can jacknife the crap outta it turning and never have to worry about harming the tires, Axles, Frame, ETC....

JoshH
12-31-2009, 12:06 AM
Ive seen them acutally roll the back tires off the rim. Best combo is dual tandems. U can jacknife the crap outta it turning and never have to worry about harming the tires, Axles, Frame, ETC....It is a really bad idea to turn a heavily loaded dual tandem trailer that sharp.

Big Block 88
12-31-2009, 07:39 AM
I don't even see a trailer in the first post just a pic of an LMM what am I missing??

I've got a tandem dual gooseneck and a tri axle pental hitch both work perfect.

rmallen30
12-31-2009, 10:19 AM
here is mine pay no att. to my dodge lol its a longhorn 22.5k gvw 25w/a 5ft dove

Camok5
01-21-2010, 03:08 PM
I use a 12k Hudson deckover tag-along for my trail rig and have not had any issues.