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Bought a new tilt bed 9999lb. gvw

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by atgreene, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. jmac

    jmac Senior Member

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    Ned, I need a 20t trailer. How much you want for yours?
     
  2. nedly05

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    Jmac, thats funny, cuz when Dad said he was thinking of replacing it I thought of you. It's in really good shape, but we like to keep things updated because we go through DOT about once a month and they like it when things are shiny and clean. I'll ask him what he wants to do.would you come here to get it?
     
  3. jmac

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    Ya sure, you live up by Jay somewhere. I am going to Lake George for Americade but I don't think I can pull the trailer home with my bike.
    Yes I will come up with dump to get it.
     
  4. imjustdave

    imjustdave Well-Known Member

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    ok I'm following a little better now, was the first trailer better then the second? with the exception of the bent ramp...
     
  5. atgreene

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    Dave, the second was a little better than the first, except the first time I loaded a piece of equipment, the wires crushed and have crushed again since then. I didn't realize that both front brakes weren't working until I tore into it to see what I could do about rerouting the wires to make it so I would have the problem. Once I looked at it, I had no choice but to completely re-wire it.

    A buddy has the same trailer, I'm going to look at his and see what they did with the wires there.
     
  6. jazak

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    :bash I think you're just having a huge dose of bad luck...hope it blows over soon.....:Banghead


    BTW I think your trailer was made on friday, tell them you want it made on tuesday & you'll be fine. :D
     
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  7. nedly05

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    Jmac, PM sent.
     
  8. atgreene

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    I figure if I can keep all my bad luck to this trailer, I'll be all set! :(
     
  9. nedly05

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    How is that trailer now that you have fixed all of the problems yourself? Is it still giving you trouble? It's a nice looking trailer anyways :rolleyes:
     
  10. atgreene

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    Now that I think everything has been fixed, it seems like it will work ok. First chance I get though, I'm trading for a Moritz. If anything major goes wrong with it, I'm sure they won't honor the 2 year warranty.
     
  11. OKYLE

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    take em to court, and get your money back.

    That is one hell of a shoddy trailer, if i ever saw one. Make them eat the bill on it, not your fault they cant produce a decent product.

    I put a 6k/ lb bobcat on a trailer rated for 4k or so, and never bent the tail. The tires sure didnt look healthy heh but that trailer itself looked like it could handle 2x as much weight.

    How much framing is under the tail? Mine is pretty stout looking compared to the pictures you have shown so far :/
     
  12. atgreene

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    A quick update: latest problem, they didn't tighten the hydro lines for the tilt cushion ram (I retightened them when I realized it, and they were hand tight). The oil has leaked out, and they aren't sure how to refill the system without their pump set-up:confused: . I will be modifying the plumbing so as to prevent this issue in the future, the deal just sort of shrugged and didn't say much. So much for my two year warranty.

    On a related note, they retagged the trailer for me to it's maximum weight, 16100 lbs. as my 5500 GMC will be here next week. Not sure if I will need a Class A to run it (I don't, but have different opinions depending who I ask:confused: ), but if they summons me, they can't refuse me at the test site when I show up for the road test in a 19500lb gvw vehicle. :pointhead
     
  13. Countryboy

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    What is that supposed to mean.........they don't know how to work on their own system?
     
  14. atgreene

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    The gist of the story they told me was that once it leaves the factory there isn't an in-the-field-fix without complete disassembly.:beatsme Suprised?:rolleyes:
     
  15. cat320

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    I stumbled on this site

    http://www.gatormade.com/trailers/thetrailers.php

    Boy with all the problems you have had with that trailer makes me want to look at my cam dump a little more .I know i'm not happy with there grease fittings that they put in.
     
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    Well its time to eat my words about cam trailers and how good ours have been lol as our 05 Split Tilt 7 ton has a major issue. The main frame cracked right through the channel on one side and completely snapped off on the other side. We called the dealer and he immediatly directed us to the factory where we talked to the engineer. He said he is familiar with the problem and the new trailers use 3/8" wall channel instead of 1/4" wall. Well WTF does that do for us who supposely bought 7 ton trailers before they changed the design? I attached some pics of the cracks and break, and of the whole trailer disassemblied and headed back to the dealer. Cam is going to truck it back to PA and go over it. We are thinking court might be our only option in the end with this. If the other channel had snapped completely we would have had some serious issues.
     

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  18. nedly05

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    is cam coming to get it or do you have to take it??
     
  19. thejdman04

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    thats ridicuolous not to be serviceable and ridiculous to have a trailer break like cam's did
     
  20. nobull1

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    Quote "We are thinking court might be our only option in the end with this. If the other channel had snapped completely we would have had some serious issues".

    I wonder if safety of a mass produced trailer comes into play here.This might be some sort of avenue to explore, especially when they admit they have a known safety issue. I bet somewhere and with someone it isn't kool to have known defective heavy equipment trailers on the road. A replacement/repaired trailer might be a easy way to make you go away.

    Brian