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My New Trailer

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by maxamillion67, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. maxamillion67

    maxamillion67 Active Member

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    Hear is my new trailer (new to me), it is a 1998 Donahue 24 foot with pop-up dovetail and two 7000 pound axles. I am going to use it to haul hay and my skid steer. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
     

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  2. tootalltimmy

    tootalltimmy Senior Member

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    Looks like a nice trailer. Should work well.
     
  3. Mike Mc

    Mike Mc Well-Known Member

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    Nice trailer but it looks like your 2 5/16 ball is on the wrong side of the rear axle. We usually set up our balls 4-6" in front of the axle to transfer weight to the front.
     
  4. Mike Mc

    Mike Mc Well-Known Member

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    This picture shows it in front
     

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  5. maxamillion67

    maxamillion67 Active Member

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    I have the reese goose hitch, which has the rails so you can take it out and put in a fifth wheel hitch to pull fifth wheel camper. On the short box pick-up they reconmend it to be two inches behind the rear axles. If you pull a camper you have the clearance, and do not take out the back window when backing and making sharp turns. If it was just a 2 5/16 ball you could mount it ahead futher.
     
  6. mbvigil

    mbvigil Member

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    nice trailer...what does that dozer weigh?
     
  7. maxamillion67

    maxamillion67 Active Member

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    Not sure what that dozer weighs but If I had to guess I would say 15000 pounds. The skid steer in the first photos weigh about 7500 pounds.
     
  8. OExcavating

    OExcavating Member

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    good eye
     
  9. MATTG

    MATTG Member

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    Nice trailer.
     
  10. Erin Stewart

    Erin Stewart New Member

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    How much did you pay to register it? The cost to register in Maine is very low versus most states and, most often, no sales taxes are due. For instance a 5 year plate costs $90. If a title is required, that is only $45.

    Something to think about. http://www.MaineTrailerRegistrations can help you with the process.
     
  11. maxamillion67

    maxamillion67 Active Member

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    It cost $20.00 a year to license, $5.00 to transfer title and register it in my name and 5% taxes for the purchase price.
     
  12. jay42782

    jay42782 Well-Known Member

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    nice rig.i wish i would have kept my gooseneck
     
  13. jrich61993

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    nice trailer
     
  14. sckingranch

    sckingranch New Member

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    Nice trailer!
     
  15. change0070

    change0070 New Member

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    nice trailer. it is very different from china semitrailer.
     
  16. gunite

    gunite Member

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    Ke it off.O Nice trailer. Just wondering is it ok to leave equipment stored on a trailer for any length of time. I'm thinking its better to a
     
  17. Mike.580ck

    Mike.580ck Well-Known Member

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    i used to work at a Trailer Hitch manufacturer in Chanute Ks, it was called Pop Up , we built hitch adapters for short bed pickups they replaced the pipe going inside and it had an extension welded on it , we made different lengths i believe six and twelve inches , but i also always like the ball a few inches in front of the axle thats the way it is in my short bed , i always feel better about hauling more weight with a gooseneck than a bumper pull anyways, i have a half ton four wheel drive and i haul my 13'000 pound backhoe with it on a gooseneck of course lol. nice trailer you have
     
  18. glenlunberg

    glenlunberg Senior Member

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    This is a nice trailer :drinkup. I wonder, What is the maximum weight that it can carry?
     
  19. busy dad

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    Having the ball forward certainly helps keep the front axle loaded properly..I have often seen short box pick ups with not enough weight up front , despite having a gooseneck trailer.. Makes for a dangerous handling combination.
     
  20. semitrailer

    semitrailer New Member

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    very good looking low bed.