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Old 10-25-2012, 10:42 PM
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While cutting grass today I had a thought- Put the dump on the back and the enclosed on the front of the trailer. Since you're building it anyway, put a drop gate on the back and then a some kind of gate on the front that you could drive though to get to the enclosed.
Just brain storming for you.
I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks about things like this while I am out mowing lol
I had thought about doing that exact same thing, a major downfall with having a drive thru door on the side of the enclosed is space.
1. I loose alot of wall space to hang equipment, blowers, trimmers, etc.
also trying to jockey around my walk behind and Walker might be a problem.

2. I have some lawns that are on very small lots. So trying to find a good spot to park and drop the side gate on the enclosed would be a problem, as opposed to keeping it in the rear where it is.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:24 PM
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:15 AM
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Do it, we haven't had a good build on LS since the fellow built the ambulance/landscape bed truck.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:50 AM
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Here is a pic of my trailer. I would suggest putting the dump on the rear. Unless you have a very smooth floor, there are times when the load will not slide out on its own. The dump is 6' x 6' and approx. 4.5' deep. If you have a dump that lifts to the side I might be concerned with the trailer tipping a little when in the raised position. At times I have to punch the truck in order to get the load to move. I have a 4' wide door on a 7' x 6' w/ extension storage compartment on the front. Remember you can go wider and taller for your needs. I elected a shorter height because of the wind resistance. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:34 AM
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Here is a pic of my trailer. I would suggest putting the dump on the rear. Unless you have a very smooth floor, there are times when the load will not slide out on its own. The dump is 6' x 6' and approx. 4.5' deep. If you have a dump that lifts to the side I might be concerned with the trailer tipping a little when in the raised position. At times I have to punch the truck in order to get the load to move. I have a 4' wide door on a 7' x 6' w/ extension storage compartment on the front. Remember you can go wider and taller for your needs. I elected a shorter height because of the wind resistance. Hope this helps.
Do you have a few more photos of your trailer?
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:26 AM
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Here is a pic of my trailer. I would suggest putting the dump on the rear. Unless you have a very smooth floor, there are times when the load will not slide out on its own. The dump is 6' x 6' and approx. 4.5' deep. If you have a dump that lifts to the side I might be concerned with the trailer tipping a little when in the raised position. At times I have to punch the truck in order to get the load to move. I have a 4' wide door on a 7' x 6' w/ extension storage compartment on the front. Remember you can go wider and taller for your needs. I elected a shorter height because of the wind resistance. Hope this helps.
I would love to see some more pictures of your trailer as well!
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It doesn't seem that you are planning to move the location of your axles (which would obviously require a lot more work on your part) but I feel that it would be necessary to make this trailer safe. You really should have 40% of the trailer length behind the axles and 60% in front, it seems like when you're done, you're going to be closer to 20/80 respectively causing far too much tongue weight, even for a goose neck, your tongue weight issue will then be exacerbated by the weight of the dump insert itself and then further so by the weight of the material in the dump insert.

If you aren't planning on moving the axles, than I really doubt this trailer will be safe or easy to tow.

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Old 11-03-2012, 12:46 AM
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:23 AM
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It doesn't seem that you are planning to move the location of your axles (which would obviously require a lot more work on your part) but I feel that it would be necessary to make this trailer safe. You really should have 40% of the trailer length behind the axles and 60% in front, it seems like when you're done, you're going to be closer to 20/80 respectively causing far too much tongue weight, even for a goose neck, your tongue weight issue will then be exacerbated by the weight of the dump insert itself and then further so by the weight of the material in the dump insert.
I have thought alot about this, I have to upgrade the 2 axles to boost up the gvw. I was thinking of upgrading to 7000 lb axles, then I took a look at my enclosed trailer and if I were to move them ahead, I would loose my side door. The only other option would be to move the side door from where it is up front, to behind the axles......
Also I was thinking today, instead of building a whole new sub frame to place the enclosed trailer and dump insert on, maybe I would just cut off the existing tounge and then get some slightly smaller tube and slide it into the existing rails and then slide the right size tube over that. It would make it stronger and also easier to weld.
Keep the comments coming, it's nice to have other people taking a look at this build before I get started and putting in their 2 cents!
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