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Old 12-01-2010, 05:39 AM
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2 things....

1: Remove the handle that you added to the tailgate. It is a serious tripping hazard and is in a bad place to lift anyway. Reattach it to the top of the gate and let a professional weld it.

2: Replace the expanded metal on the tailgate. It is still all bent up and has a hole in it. Cosmetically it's not too bad but structurally, it's crap.
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:11 AM
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what did you paint with
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:32 PM
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Everything's sure gotten so darned expensive, 9 years ago I paid 1500 for my
6x12 with full solid steel sides so I have no qualms believing less of a trailer new
costs at least as much today... Then again maybe it isn't less of a trailer.

But I say if all in all, if you spent a thousand...
Kind of like a lot of my deals, you're far from having got a steal but you didn't get ripped off,
fair is fair and for that money it's good enough, you paid what it's worth and that's as good as it gets.

Good luck with it!
I do agree with you about not having a great deal, but the same trailer new was quoted to me at $1795 plus tax from three different trailer dealers in my area. I'm in no way worried about getting ripped off though.

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2 things....

1: Remove the handle that you added to the tailgate. It is a serious tripping hazard and is in a bad place to lift anyway. Reattach it to the top of the gate and let a professional weld it.

2: Replace the expanded metal on the tailgate. It is still all bent up and has a hole in it. Cosmetically it's not too bad but structurally, it's crap.
I never thought about that really being in the way there, but now that you mention it it does seem like awful placement. Also on the expanded metal I plan to use it for a while to see if it holds up. If it doesn't it will be replaced, but we drove our 4000 pound tractor onto it and it didn't bend or break any welds.

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what did you paint with
We did a base coat with Rustoleum extreme weather that was brushed on nice and thick and then sprayed the non wearing areas with extorior spray paint to smooth it up a bit and darken the black up some more.

And to whomever it was asking the brand of the trailer I have no idea, but it was originally from Texas.
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Old 12-01-2010, 04:53 PM
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just wondering if you used automobile paint, i have a 5x10 that i beat the crap out of every year with stuff i dont want to tear up my 16ft and i repaint it about every year to keep it shiny!
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:02 PM
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I agree about the handles on the gate...take them off of there...bad idea. I would have welded them to the side but you don't really need them.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:56 PM
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Don't think its a 10 thousand lb trailer from what I see.
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:45 PM
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Don't think its a 10 thousand lb trailer from what I see.
how can you tell
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:24 PM
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Exactly what I was wondering TN. What you can't see is that there is now a piece of 2" angle iron every 2 feet down the length of the trailer and we also added 4" channel iron from the tongue rearward. 10000 pounds was my estimate of its capacity with the trailer weight included if that changes your opinion on things also. The paint was not automobile paint either, just regular Rustoleum severe weather paint in gloss black.

Also you wouldn't happen to be in my neck of the woods would you TN?
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:31 PM
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The limiting factor is not the frame..it's the axles!! Are they 3500 or 5000 pound axles?
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:09 PM
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I don't know the cost down to the penny just yet but we stayed well under $1000 and the trailer is now capable of 10,000 pounds without thinking a single thing about it. The cheapest thing I have found anywhere for a trailer of that quality was 15-1800.
I would hate to put 10000 lbs on that light weight tounge. If you plan on putting that heavy of a load on it you might one to put a bull dog style hitch on it. Maybe even a 2 5/16" ball hitch rather than a 2".
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