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My First trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Above Par Lawns, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 512

    :drinkup:
    Here's to finally owning a trailer. I just got it today. Picked it up used for only $300.00. This should do me just fine for my first year in the business. It'll carry a 36" Scag, 30" Toro, and once my father in law helps me weld it on, a new rack for trimmer/edger/backpack blower.

    So here is my question...
    Since the front of the trailer leans forward a bit can I flip over the ball mount to level it out? I'm not sure if I worded that quite right but here's some pictures of what I'm talking about

    trailer hitch.jpg

    trailer.jpg
     
  2. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 512

    :nono: And no jokes about the Ridgeline! I can't afford a bigger truck right now.
     
  3. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    Buy yourself a straight bar trailer ball


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  4. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,719

    Remove the ball and flip the hitch over and put the ball back on. You can also get a 4 inch drop hitch to help even more.
     
  5. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Posts: 6,568

    Good lookin' dog :)
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  6. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 512

    I saw one like this at Feldmans today. I think I will go buy one.
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  7. rbljack

    rbljack LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 702

    You can do what is said above, or go buy the straight shaft one. Each will give a different amount of "lift".From the picture, you may need the 4 inch lift...but Id try flipping your orignal one first. If that doesnt give you enough lift, than the 4 inch one might be the ticket.

    I wont give you any crap about the ridgeline...ive seen the amounts of storage those things have and for the size of the vehicle i was impressed by them. Enjoy.
     
  8. ztman

    ztman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,007

    Nice trailer for $300. I hope that is not trailer rash on your bumper
     
  9. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 512

    Nope that has been there since I bought the truck used about a year ago!
     
  10. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 512

    The lack of bed space is the ONLY thing I dislike about this truck. I think a lot of people hate on it because it's a Honda V6. I love the look of the truck though. My father in law owns http://www.signsbyrobbie.com/ a printing shop and is going to do a full wrap on it for me. I think that'll really set it off.
     

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