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Flatbed Haulers - Who's got one?

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If you have, or are thinking about getting a Flatbed, post it up. What brand, length, single or double axle? Hitch or 5th wheel, etc..

 

PJ Trailers seem to be popular, what else is out there?

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I've got an 18' mustang trailer. They are a small company out of pa that build some nice trailers. It is on the heavy side at 2200lbs empty, but it pulls better then any other similar trailer I have used. I've been thinking about selling it and picking up either a 22' gooseneck.

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18' Sure Trac steel deck with 4' dove, 5' ramps, 5k D-rings, stake pockets and winch plate.

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My next trailer will be a gooser large enough to haul 2 rigs. A Ram CTD will be pulling it.

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I almost bought that same trailer. They are really nice.

Thanks man. Yeah I love it. The axle position seemed a little further forward then most which really helped it balance nice with the junk on it. Tows excellent behind the hemi.

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20 ft 10k sure trac car trailer. . Removable driver side fender.. installed about 40 ft of etrac for securing atvs, bikes, or anything for that matter. She a bit porky at about 2600 lbs, but whatever. The price difference for 3k more gvwr and 2 ft was only a few hundred bucks so I said why not.

Got the better tire package and leds, paid 4k out the door.

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04 avalanche 2500 with an 8.1 big block.

1992 7k trailer with reinforcements across the deck to stiffen it up.

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04 avalanche 2500 with an 8.1 big block.

1992 7k trailer with reinforcements across the deck to stiffen it up.

Mmmmmmm big block Chevy.

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04 avalanche 2500 with an 8.1 big block.

1992 7k trailer with reinforcements across the deck to stiffen it up.

DAM! Look at fuckin mike!

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Lol.

But that truck will probably move that jeep faster then the jeep itself could. Hahaha

I think that is true for a lot of people. I can pull the hill on 501 going to rausch comfortably at 60 in the truck. I would be in 4th gear with my foot to the floor to do 50 up it in the jeep. I get pretty close to the same mpg the jeep does too.

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I think that is true for a lot of people. I can pull the hill on 501 going to rausch comfortably at 60 in the truck. I would be in 4th gear with my foot to the floor to do 50 up it in the jeep. I get pretty close to the same mpg the jeep does too.

I can't wait to hit the 501 hill with the hemi. We'll see.

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My ls motor surprised the shit out of me. No I'm not being a fan boy..just that...

my dump truck empty is 14 tons. Still slow but gets out of its own way. 40 tons..forget it.

so, it's obviously a different weight class but honestly I was expecting my half ton to struggle, alot.

it didnt. It rowed through the 6 speed awesome. Definitely slower, but the rpms were climbing just fine, not at a stalemate on a hill. Awesome power. I was extremely impressed.

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My ls motor surprised the shit out of me. No I'm not being a fan boy..just that...

my dump truck empty is 14 tons. Still slow but gets out of its own way. 40 tons..forget it.

so, it's obviously a different weight class but honestly I was expecting my half ton to struggle, alot.

it didnt. It rowed through the 6 speed awesome. Definitely slower, but the rpms were climbing just fine, not at a stalemate on a hill. Awesome power. I was extremely impressed.

That 5.3 is a really impressive motor. I would love to swap one in my JK.

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Happy with my 5.0, it pulls my LJ just fine on my 18' PJ. It even pulls nascar's pig over the del mem bridge and maintains 60.

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Lol that thing must get 6 mpg pulling.

Actually the mileage doesn't change much because of the 440ft lbs of torque. Around town it gets 13-14 mpg if i drive normal

Fuck the 501 hill. No problems going up but coming down gets me nervous. This year the motorhome is going around the long way.

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My truck is probably 800-1000lbs heavier and the hemi does great. Hopefully you dont have the 3.21 gears and 6-speed that may suck a little, but should still be fine if you drop to 4th or 3rd.

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I used to hall 2 quads and camping gear in my 4.7L Ram & trailer up 501 with no issues.  Did strain a little bit the time I overloaded everything with 2 tent platforms worth of lumber, but still made it.  I'm sure you'll all be fine.  I have to see if I have a pic of that still.  How I made it all the way up there without getting pulled over is amazing.  

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My truck is probably 8300-1000lbs heavier and the hemi does great. Hopefully you dont have the 3.21 gears and 6-630speed that may suck a little, but should still be fine if you drop to 4th or 3rd.

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I've got the 6 speed with 3.92 gears.

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I'm not really nervous about it, just curious. I towed the jeep to globex with it. It was flat, but the equipment trailer I used weighed 3k empty. I'm sure she will go up the hill. I'm also sure she's gonna eat like a fat chick at the Old Country Buffet in the process.

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