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New Trailer.

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by 06bowtie_guy, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. 06bowtie_guy

    06bowtie_guy Well-Known Member

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    Picked up my new trailer last weekend. Big Tex 14GN 20+5. Has LED lighting, dual landing gear, pop up center on the beaver, optional dark red paint, breakaway system with battery charger, lockable chain storage.

    Parked the 98 ontop for fun. Last pic turned out rather dark for some reason.
     

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  2. Countryboy

    Countryboy Senior Member

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    Nice lookin trailer. :thumbsup
    Whats the specs on it?
     
  3. Lashlander

    Lashlander Senior Member

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    Haa! Chevy owners! :rolleyes: Show proof you have to haul em back to the yard and still deny it.:wink2

    Nice looking trailer though.:thumbsup
     
  4. King of Obsolete

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    excellent, dual landing gear is a good thing.

    thansk
     
  5. 06bowtie_guy

    06bowtie_guy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the comments. Trailer is rated for 14K lbs - it's weight of approx 4800lbs.. Have a look here for all the specs. http://www.bigtextrailers.com/pdf/14gn.pdf

    Dual landing gear was 1 of the items it HAD to have. Feel a little safer leaving a load on it with 2 versus 1 which would make it tippy if the load was heavier on one side. :cool:
     
  6. King of Obsolete

    King of Obsolete Senior Member

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    good thinking.

    thansk
     
  7. hackalot

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    I am new to pulling this size trailer, I have an F250, V-10, crewcab, short bed and am looking at towing a 6600# mini excavator and a 8000# tractorw/bushog. Can't make up my mind whether a tilt or unit similar to yours is the way to go. I would only being pulling one machine at a time. My dilema is putting an excavator on a deckover, but I need 90" width to load my tractor. My vechicle has both gn and tag along hitches. any suggestions? Thank you.
     
  8. JD4020

    JD4020 Well-Known Member

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    Nice trailer. I recognize you from over at plowsite
     
  9. celticcrusader

    celticcrusader Well-Known Member

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    Ithink the trailer would look better if all that white stuff wasn't in the picture
     
  10. SouthOnBeach

    SouthOnBeach Well-Known Member

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    Considering the 8000# tractor and safety. I would only go with a GN. At 8000#+trailer weight you're probably going to need a CDL to be legal.

    Walking the the mini ex up ramps on to a deckover might be a little intimidating the first few times, I think once you got used to it you'll wonder why you even worried about it.
     
  11. hackalot

    hackalot Active Member

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    Why cdl?

    Appreciate your response, but not sure why I need CDL. Say trailer and cargo = 13,000 lbs and truck is 6,500. Total GCVW < 20,000lbs.

    GVWR rating for truck& trailer 25,500#
    Truck trailering rating = 14,500
    Truck GCWR rating = 21,500

    Neighbor on next farm has deckover gooseneck and I'm going to ask him if I can "practice" loading excavator before I shell out $$$.

    Working on some of these hillsides, I've come to respect working safely on slopes.
     

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  12. Squizzy246B

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    This may help "virtual" practice for loading:

    https://www.heavyequipmentforums.com/Forum/showthread.php?t=2431
     
  13. hackalot

    hackalot Active Member

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    Squizzy, Well after watching that I must say I shouldn't be such a "fraidy kat". I'm sure it's like most things in life --- anticipation is worse than the reality. Thanks for the link.
     
  14. SouthOnBeach

    SouthOnBeach Well-Known Member

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    If I remember my weights right. You legaly need a CDL if your total GVWR is over 26,000# or your trailer being towed has a GVWR over 10,000#.

    You'd be fine on the total weight, but the heavy trailer is whats gonna get you. Double check with someone to see if I'm right or wrong.
     
  15. hackalot

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    When do I need a North Carolina CDL instead of my regular North Carolina Drivers License?
    A North Carolina CDL is required if you operate any of the following CMV's . . .
    1. A vehicle with a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 26,000 lbs.
    2. A vehicle towing a unit with a manufacturer's GVWR of more than 10,000 lbs. when the GCWR exceeds 26,000 lbs.
    3. A vehicle used to . . .(a.) carry 15 or more passengers (excluding the driver), or (b.) carry (15) or less people (including the driver) when carrying children to or from school and home regularly for compensation.
    4. A vehicle carrying hazardous materials in amounts requiring placarding.


    I think 2 above is the applicable provision.
     
  16. woodchuck2

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    Hey 06Bowtie, havent i seen you over at Diesel Place???
     
  17. 06bowtie_guy

    06bowtie_guy Well-Known Member

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    woodchuck2 Well-Known Member

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    Dozerboy is from over there too, that site has caused me to spend funds in excess too :D. With out the truck i couldnt work, i am thinking of buying a second D-max when the funds allow.
     
  19. 06bowtie_guy

    06bowtie_guy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I noticed dozerboy when I first came over here. It's interesting how you find people from other sites all over the place.

    Only thing better than having 1 d-max is 2!! Maybe in the future I will as well.
     
  20. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack Senior Member

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    i'll add to this i got a dmax too and am over on dieselplace also