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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by larrylawns, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. larrylawns

    larrylawns LawnSite Member
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    I have a old popup camper I'm thinking of using for lawncare and wood like some feed back on this .it is 10x6 and I was thinking of building the sides up 3ft so that I can carry 6 yards
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  2. please post pics when you do.
     
  3. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Sure why not. I ll post a couple of pics of my friends pop up conversion tomorrow. He s going to be hauling pigs and compost with it.
     
  4. larrylawns

    larrylawns LawnSite Member
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    Still getting frame beefed up and gate together will get pics up soon
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  5. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Silver Member
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    my 1st trailer was an old "pop up" frame.. Would like to see some pics too!
     
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why is it always the guys with only a few posts that come up with these wacky ideas. I highly doubt if it will carry the weight of 6 yards of anything.:usflag:
     
  7. ecurbthims

    ecurbthims LawnSite Senior Member
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    those trailers can easily carry 6 yards of post holes ,sailboat fuel ,and even steam .
    Actually,the frames are usually made out of thin crap with very few crossers .Hopefully the frame will be gone over and fully re-inforced before putting the trailer into service .
     
  8. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    My concern would be axles and frame. Mainly axles. If you go to beefing up a trailer and slide a new axle under it, you start to get into price range of a good utility trailer, even a used trailer.
     
  9. brianslawncare

    brianslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    i had one that i used when my big trailer was down. i hauled my scag turf tiger on it and i bent the axel,plus the coupler broke. the turf tiger is 12 or 1500lbs. so i would be carefull hauling if it could 6yards. its not worth it,just make a extra trip. good luck.
     
  10. jtsnipe

    jtsnipe LawnSite Member
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    6x400# dry,6x700# wet=to much and that's conservative.I can put 4 yards on my 7000# trailer with c channel main frame when it's wet and it's all I want.It will handle more but I like my stuff to last more than one season.
     

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