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Old 04-08-2015, 06:57 PM
RonWin RonWin is offline
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In need of welders opinion - trailer tongue

I have a enclosed 8x16 haulmark tandem 7k gvw trailer with a regular (non extended tongue). It was fine when i had a regular truck towing it but since getting a dump truck the turning radius is compromised and tougher to make 3 point turns with (dead end streets). The box of the dump body has already hit the v nose of the trailer once and i would like to avoid a second time. I am using the most extended hitch i can for the weight i am using and so i figure i would need to cut and add length? Is there another way? I am thinking about bringing the trailer to the local welder but i really dont know if this is possible/ what is the easiest way to go about this alteration.
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:41 PM
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:22 PM
ecurbthims ecurbthims is online now
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You already know the correct way to proceed ,bring it to your local welding shop and see what they have to say .No matter what any of us suggest or come up with ,you are going to have to find someone willing to take on the responsibility of making the adjustments and making them safe enough you are not going to kill anybody .I suggest you get a written receipt to cya in case it shits the bed down the road .
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Old 04-09-2015, 06:22 PM
Stinson Landscape Stinson Landscape is offline
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Its a bit of a drive but Trailer King in Poughkeepsie NY does amazing work.
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